May 23, 2013
Please join us in sending our messages of hope and caring to the families affected by the devastating tornado in Oklahoma City. Our hearts are with you.
Visit to find out how you can help Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma.
Click here for general guidance on what your Girl Scout can do to help when disaster strikes.
Summer Sampler Workshops for Future Girl Scouts!
If your daughter or someone you know loves being a Girl Scout, please spread the word and invite her friends, sisters, class mates and neighbors to our 3-hour Girl Scout Sampler Workshops in June and July. Click for details:

 Fresno County: Clovis (June 12 & June 18), Fresno (June 25 & June 26), Kerman (June 27), Kingsburg (June 20), Mendota (July 9), and Reedley (June 26).
 Kings County: Hanford (June 18 & June 20).
Madera County: Chowchilla (June 12), Madera (June 13 - AM & PM)
Tulare County: Tulare (June 11), Visalia (July 9 & 11)
Cookie Dollars are on Their Way!
Troops, Service Units and parents/guardians will have the option to pick up their cookie dollars at the Gold Mine stores in Fresno and Bakersfield, Tuesday May 28 through Friday June 14. You can pre-fill this form and bring it with you.

Cookie dollars for Service Units in outlying areas will be delivered by their Membership Development Specialists.  If those Service Units would like to make different arrangements for pick up, please contact us:

Joe at (661) 327-1409 ext 203, or Katie at (559) 291-5078 ext 123.

Mom, I'm Bored!!

We've found fun things for girls AND adults to do this summer!  

Drop the Pounds and Inches
(for adults) 
Don't forget about our Family Fun Events! 
Patches are now available for those of you who attended the Fresno Monsters game. Contact Pam Mann at (800) 490-8653 ext 204,
Saturday, July 20
Chukchansi Park, Fresno
7:05 PM
Must be inside of gate 3 by 6:00 PM to participate in pre-game parade. Click here for all game information.
Bakersfield Blaze Overnight Camp
Saturday, August 3
7:15 PM
Click here for game information 
Troop Happenings - Thank you Girls!
National Prayer Day in Bakersfield on May 2 was attended by many different Girl Scout Troops, who helped with the event set-up, flag ceremony, passing out flyers and wherever needed. 


Troop 507 participated in the Lamont Women's Club Mother's Day breakfast. Some of the girls read short poems to the ladies. The Lamont girls had a hilarious fashion show that everybody enjoyed.  

Baby Boy!

Product Program Manager Dacia had her baby! 
Callum Arthur Poulson was born on May 2nd. He weighed in at 10lbs 2oz and was 22 inches long. Congratulations, Dacia and Kevin!


Looking to Volunteer? 
We Would Love Your Help! 
Check out the many ways you can volunteer for GSCCS at VolunteerMatch hereSign up today!
Short and Snappy Express Train
Station 2: Safety Wise
Express train Safety-Wise's 35 Program Standards have been streamlined and the Safety Activity Checkpoints provide in-depth safety guidelines. Learn more here.
Training Calendar
Click here for the most up-to-date training calendar and here for the registration form. 
Thank You, Volunteer Leaders!
Girl Scout Troop 008 sent a poem about their Girl Scout Leader, Lisa Benya, to the Tehachapi News. Lisa sounds AWESOME! Read it here.
Be recognized for YOUR volunteer service. Submit your application and GSCCS can certify your hours. Read more about the awards at:
Girl Scouts Forever Green!

Thank you to our 708 Girl Scouts and leaders who recorded their rain garden project, or other projects that helped reduce waste and save energy at  


Troop 2449 recycled old sweaters and made beds for cats at A.C.T.'s animal center. Way to go, girls!


Please continue to report your environmentally-friendly projects!  

Gold Mine Store and GSCCS Council Office Closures  

Closed Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day

Closed Tuesday, June 4, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM for a staff meeting. 


Independence Day Hours for both Gold Mine Stores:

Thursday, July 4 - Closed

Friday, July 5 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday July 6 - Closed

Shop and Share!
Every time you shop at your favorite supermarket, you could be making a donation to GSCCS - at NO cost to you!
Thank you for using your GSCCS S.H.A.R.E.S. card every time you shop at SaveMart or Food Maxx! If you need extra cards for your family and friends, please contact Dawn at (559) 291-5078 ext 155 in Fresno, or Pam Mann at (661) 327-1409 ext 204 in Bakersfield.

You can also register your Vons Club Card here and designate Girl Scouts of Central California-South, ID 10482788.
Take Action to Stop Bullying!
Enter the
Girl Scouts Speak Out!
contest before May 31, 2013 at  
Upcoming Programs and Events
D = Daisy, B = Brownie, J = Junior, C = Cadette
S = Senior, A = Ambassador
Retired Badge Workshop 
Friday, June 14
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Kaweah Oaks Preserve
Learn outdoor culinary skills.
May 31 ($10 Early Bird) or
June 7 ($12)
Accompanying adults $5

Outdoor Palooza (D, B, J, C, S, A)

Saturday, June 29

Kern River County Park Golf Course Picnic Ground


Early Bird extended to May 31: $15 and an outdoor  item donation.

Registration Deadline

June 14


Outdoor Palooza - Supplies Needed

Please drop off supplies such as plastic film canisters,pill bottles with lids (empty and labels removed), plastic water bottles with lids (16.9 oz size),

coffee cans, toilet paper/paper towel rolls and craft supplies at the Fresno or Bakersfield Council offices. Thank you!


S'Mores Festival (D, B, J, C, S, A) 

Saturday, August 10

Fresno Flats Historical Village and Park, Oakhurst, CA

Early Bird by July 5: $14

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
 or contact the Program Coordinator, Candice Roush-Gonzales, 
16th Annual Cookie
Classic Golf Tournament 
Friday, September 13

Riverbend Golf Club

Madera, CA
Sign up 
Troop 236 worked with BeHealthyTulare and picked 1,650 pounds of oranges to donate to the food bank! BeHealthyTulare has volunteers help twice a month to pick fruit from homeowners, that would have just gone to waste, and donate it to the food bank. If other troops would like to help out, visit Homeowners who would like to donate their fruit can register at
Gold Mine Store Updates

 Goldmine Sales Extravaganza!

*Girl Scout Dolls 25% off

*Precious Moments figurines 25% off

*Girl Guides 25% off - remember, bridging is around the corner!

*Cookie Glasses, buy one set for $12, get the second for $6!

*All clearance is additional 25% off lowest price


Sales ends May 31, so hurry in for BEST SELECTION! NO Special Orders! 


In our stores NOW..

Purple GSCCS Heart Tee

in Girl and Adult sizes!

$18 - $20 each


FREE Bag with every Starter Kit ($12 value)! 

In This Issue
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Honoring our Heroes this Memorial Day
47 Year Reunion!
Please drop by our Fresno Council Office on Saturday, May 25, between 4:00 and 5:00 PM, to say hello to Troop 485 from Fresno who will be getting together again after 47 years! The ladies are traveling from Boise, Spokane, San Diego, Cardiff by the Sea, Visalia, Clovis and Fresno.
Stay Connected

Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   View our profile on LinkedIn   Find us on Pinterest

Troops and Juliettes, send your community service photos to Jordan,
Patch of the Week
No Bullying patch  

Was $1.50 NOW $1.00

While supplies last!

May 20-25, 2013

Another Early Bird Winner!

Madison C.  from Troop 2171 has won a $75 Program Certificate. Congratulations! Re-register online so that you are qualified to win! There will be a drawing for a new winner each Friday until July 3rd.Click here for the drawing dates and prize information.

Re-register online here.


This is Destanie from Troop 2155 in Taft who re-registered online and won a $75 gift certificate and a gift basket from United Healthcare Centers!


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.  

We are Invited! 
Fingerprint Visalia
Saturday, May 25
Rawhide Ballpark
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
May 25 is National Missing Children's Day.
More information at
Steam Donkey Engine Steam-Up
Sunday, May 26
Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum
Shaver Lake
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
More information at
Camelot Park Girl Scouts Fun Day at Camelot Park
Friday, May 31
Camelot Park
1251 Oak Street, Bakersfield
Purchase an unlimited rides wristband for $19.99 and GSCCS will receive $10 for each sale, which will go towards our Girl Scouts Connect program. Must present flyer at time of purchase. Click here for flyer.
Fitness and Nutrition Event
Organized by Junior Troop 413 
Saturday, June 1
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Town and Country Park, Madera
Everyone is invited to this FREE event with fun fitness and healthy activities and free samples.
Click here for more information.
Mommy and Me Garden Party Campout

Daisies, Brownies and their mommies are invited 

June 8 

Camp Okihi, Bakersfield 
Click here for more information.
Be the Princess of Your Kingdom

Daisies and Brownies are invited 

June 10 - 14

Girl Scout Office, Bakersfield.
Cost: $30
Limited to 30 girls
Organized by Service Unit 626 
Click here for more information.
Science Camp of the San Joaquin
June 24 - 28
Scout Island, Fresno
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $75 (for all 4 days)
Limited to 20 girls only.
Organized by San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust.
Click here for flyer and here for application.
Community Leader Day Camp 
July 8 - 12
Girl Scout Office, Bakersfield
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Cost: $85 (all 5 days)
Limited to 25 girls only, Brownies and up.
Organized by Service Unit 626  
Click here for flyer.
Pancake Breakfast
Organized by Troop 3407 for their Summer 2015 Savannah, GA Trip
Saturday, July 20
American Legion Hall, Post 26,
7:00 - 11:00 AM
Cost: $7 
Click here for flyer.
Camp El-O-Win
Resident Camp
July 21 - 25
Click here for details
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!
Read about outstanding Asian-American women
Mini-Grants for Teachers
Ruiz 4 Kids' program is focused on public schools in Dinuba, Reedley, Orange Cove, Cutler-Orosi, Traver and Parlier.
Learn more here.

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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