April 19, 2013
Congratulations to Our New Gold Award Girl Scouts!

On Saturday, April 13, eight Girl Scouts from GSCCS were recognized and received the Gold Award, joining only 44 others from our Council who have earned this award since 2009.

 Click here to see the Gold Awardee's project summaries.

Women Inspiring Girls


Today we held our girl-led program at Roger Rocka's in Fresno honoring three dynamic women: Cathy Caples, Dr. Paulette Fleming and Leena Mendoza. Our girls were fantastic and the event was enjoyed by more than 200 guests!!

Thank you to CBS-47, Wells Fargo and all our sponsors and media partners.


Remember to nominate your favorite role model for girls for the Women Inspiring Girls luncheon in Bakersfield on October 4, 2013. Click here for the nomination form. Deadline for nominations: May 1, 2013.

Kerman Earth Day THIS WEEKEND

Sunday April 21, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A family fun day at Lions Park organized by Girl Scout Troop 3100 


Bring 5 aluminum cans or water bottles to earn your Recycling Giraffe patch. Participate in fun outdoor sports and activities to earn your Earth Girl patch. Patches limited to the first 100. Soccer drills, basketball, badminton, relay races, learning about recycling, reducing waste. Community litter-pick-up kicks off from the park at 1:00 PM. Thank you to the Alcoa Foundation, City of Kerman Parks & Rec and community sponsors!

Volunteer News

Yenifer Volunteer Award
Girl Scout Yenifer G. from Kerman received her President's Volunteer Service Award
through the Prudential Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program! Photo:
Jim Volkoff - Kerman High School Principal, Yenifer, Robert Frausto - Kerman Unified School District Superintendent and GSCCS Board member, Dominique Chamberlain, GSCCS Director of Volunteers, Alumnae & Corporate Relations.
Be recognized for YOUR volunteer service. Submit your application and GSCCS can certify your hours. Read more about the award at:

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers, today, every day, anduring National Volunteer Week, April 21 - 27


Join us as we thank our volunteers with a Twitter party! 

Twitter Party Details

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013

Time: 2:00 PM−3:00 PM EDT

Place: Twitter!

Hashtag: #HatsOffToVolunteers


Hats off to you, our amazing volunteers! Tweet photos of yourself in your favorite hat, using the hashtag #HatsOffToVolunteers, to @girlscouts. 

Looking to Volunteer? We have Opportunities! 

Volunteer sign up deadline is 1 week before each event. Click here for all the opportunities!

Troop Happenings
Lemoore Troop 2258 visited Children's Hospital of Central California in March to deliver coloring books they had collected at their Bowl-o-Rama event. They met Kathy Colacchio who shared the history of how Children's Hospital started from just 25 beds and now has 250 beds. The girls learned that Children's Hospital goes through over 1 million crayons a year! The girls received certificates for their donation and look forward to helping the hospital again next year.
People Happenings


Cheyanne, from Troop 2043, was featured on the cover of the April 2013 issue of the Bakersfield Kids Directory.


Amaya also was featured in a Bakersfield publication, Family Magazine for being one of the three Got Milk? finalists from Central California.


Meet Katie! 

Katie Collins is our new Product Program Specialist. She received her  BA in Psychology from Fresno State and MS in Psychology from University of Phoenix. She relocated back to Fresno from Colorado for work. She enjoys reading, playing with her son, and taking her dogs to the dog park. 

Cookies Update
Op Gratitude cookies off to San Diego
13,000 boxes donated through the Operation Gratitude for military individuals and families have already been shipped to the USO in San Diego!
102 girls this year have joined our Super Sellers Secret Society Honors (SSSSH!) for selling 1,000 or more boxes of cookies.
Top Sellers from each County:
Kern: Hailey A. 3,707 boxes
Fresno Mackenzie M. 1,760 boxes
Madera: Brisa B. 2,000 boxes
Kings: Sarah S, 1,503 boxes
Tulare: Kelsie-Anne B. P. 2,382 boxes
Congratulations also to 26 Super-SSSSH Girls who each sold more than 1,500 boxes of cookies! Thank you for your hard work! You are our Super Stars: Hailey A., Kelsie-Anne B.P., Marissa L., Brisa B., Mackenzie M., Lorelai W., Anabella C., Lauren M., Hailey P., Samantha R., Emily U., Hannah L.-O., Sofia B., Savana N., Kara G., Ireland T., Leann T., Rebecca T., Kaitlyn R., Daphne A., Kaylee Gh., Hannah G., Lilly B., Alina D., Miranda D., and Sarah S.!
Upcoming Programs and Events
D = Daisy, B = Brownie, J = Junior, C = Cadette
S = Senior, A = Ambassador

Program Aide Songs and Lemmi Sticks scheduled for Saturday, April 20 is cancelled due to low enrollments.

Outdoor Training
Various dates, April 15 - 28
Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield 

Friends Around the World (D)

Thursday May 16

Bakersfield Council Office 

Registration deadline - May 1, 2013


Get moving - program aides

Get Moving Journey Workshop (J)

Saturday May 18 

(this was rescheduled from February)

Fresno Council Office

Registration deadline - May 3, 2013



Wild About Camping

(All Girl Scouts)

Friday May 24 through Sunday May 26

Wind Wolves Preserve, Bakersfield

Registration deadline - May 10, 2013  


Outdoor Palooza

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Kern River County Park Golf Course Picnic Ground

Bakersfield, CA

Registration Deadline - July 14, 2013


S'Mores Festival

Saturday, August 10

Fresno Flats Historical Village and Park, Oakhurst, CA

Registration Deadline - July 26, 2013



If you pay for an event online, you MUST bring the receipt with you to the event.


Register for events online at  www.girlscoutsccs.org/full-calendar/
 or contact the Program Coordinator, Candice Roush-Gonzales, 
Gold Mine Store Updates
 We LOVE our Volunteers and Leaders!
April 21-27 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week!
April 22 is Leader's Day!
Have you treated someone (or even yourself) to some fantastic products from the Gold Mine Store? Make sure to stop in this week!
Check out our Leader merchandise in our Gold Mine stores. 
There are just a few weeks left in April! Don't miss out on our special on the Girl Guides at $5.00 off! This in-store promotion will be for the month of APRIL only. Buy now for next year! 
Starter Kit for 2013 comes with a FREE backpack. Click here for details.
Grant Update
A Youth Development Retreat will be held in Visalia on Saturday, April 20, bringing together 25 girls from Orosi and Orange Cove who are working on their community Challenge & Change project, funded by the USDA.   
GSCCS was awarded $12,000 by Southern California Edison to expand its Girl Scouts Forever Green program. 
GSCCS is also grateful for grant funding from United Way of Tulare County and Kings United Way for our Girl Scouts Connect Program.
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Patches of the Week
Garden Fun

April 22-27


Limited Time! Limited Quantity!

Was $1.50

NOW $1.00 


Earth Day

Limited to this week only as well!



You could win an Opportunity Prize with your Early Bird Online Registration! 
You could win 2014 Camporee vouchers, Gold Mine store gift cards, and program certificates. Click here for the drawing dates and prize information.
Register online here  


First Winner Announced!

Guadalupe Martinez from Troop 2534 has won a $100 Camporee Gift Certificate. Register online so that you are qualified to win! There will be a drawing for a new winner each Friday until July 3rd

Hurricane Harbor logo Two Splash Off Events for Early Bird Registrations

-Wild Water Adventure Park in Clovis, on July 13, 2013

-Hurricane Harbor in Valencia on July 20, 2013

Clichere for flyers with full details.  

Have you seen this? Our Global Green Girl Scouts on the Together Greening Tumblr site:  
16th Annual Cookie
Classic Golf Tournament 
Friday, September 13

Riverbend Golf Club

Madera, CA
Sign up forEarly Bird rates until April 30 
We are Invited! 
Cache-In Trash-Out China Lake

Saturday April 20

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

FREE FOOD for cleanup volunteers!

Registration will open at 7:30 AM on the lawn area in front of Branch Health Clinic China Lake. 

Click here for details

The Memory Loss Tapes: 

May 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

Momentum in Science, Parts 1 & 2: May 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.


Each session will be followed by lunch and a discussion group.

There is no charge, but registration is required and can be done at 227 E. Oak Ave. or by phone at 559-783-9815. 

For further questions please call and ask for Kayla Muller.

Click here for more info.


Friends of Camp El-O-Win


Crossing the Creek 

Saturday May 11

5:30 - 9:30 PM

Diana Court, Fresno

To support the Camp El-O-Win Bridge Fund

Details: www.campelowin.org


Bike/Walk Madera

Saturday May 18

There will be a meeting for all organizations who would like to be involved on Tuesday April 23, 6:30 PM at Round Table Pizza, Howard & Schnoor. Click here for flyer.

Mommy and Me

Daisies, Brownies and their mommies are invited to the Mommy and Me Garden Party Campout, 

June 8 9, 

Camp Okihi, Bakersfield. 
Click here for more information.
Fingerprint Visalia
Saturday, May 25
Rawhide Ballpark
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
May 25 is National Missing Children's Day.
More information at fingerprintvisalia.com
Wild About Books

Open to all students grades 3-12, you're invited to enter the 2nd Annual Wild About Books Writing and Illustration Contest. Click here for more information.
Fresno Building Healthy Communities
Enroll in affordable health insurance!
Click here for more details
Interested in joining our Travel Group Committee

Travel Group Meeting for girls, 6th grade & up interested in travel

Saturday April 27

Fresno Council Office

Meet for an orientation to consider the destination of our first trip in October 2013 to such places as San Francisco, Cambria or Columbia State Park. Contact the Program Manager, Shannon Smith,  ssmith@girlscoutsccs.org, for more information

Camp El-O-Win
Resident Camp
July 21 - 25
Click here for details
GSCCS Spring and Summer Camp Program coming soon!

The Celebration month of educational adventures and dessert swaps parties begins with a Sing-Along Dinner on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park
Tickets are now on sale for the events and programs at

Thank you to our  volunteer Board!


Board of Directors



    Jayne McCallister

1st Vice President

    Maria Escobedo

2nd Vice President

    Dr. Rebecca Malmo


    Keith Pretzer


    Susan Woods

Members At Large

    Kari Boisvert

    Nancy Chaffin

    Robert Frausto

    Eloise Golden

    Jennie Guadagno

    S. Renee Haga

    Robirda Lyon

    Debbie Rodriguez

    Joy Tolladay

    Faith Witte

    Carrie Zerafa


Thank you to EVERYONE who gives so generously of your time, talent and financial support!

 Thank you to our amazing sponsors and community partners!


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Thank you to all organizations and their employees who contribute through corporate giving and gift matching campaigns!

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