May 23, 2013
Invite your friends or someone you know to learn more about being a Girl Scout!

Starting next week in Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties, our Girl Scout Samplers provide girls a taste of Girl Scouting through fun, summer themed workshops!
Girls do hands-on activities to earn one of three badges. GSCCS membership is included in the workshop fee.Visit our website for the full list of workshops and all the details on these 3-hour events!
Also make sure to listen to our PSA through June 16 on 
K-Jewel; click here to hear it now!
Congratulations to HadezbahBrisa "Breezy", the outgoing junior Table Mountain Rancheria PrincessThis weekend, Breezy B. will be recognized as the outgoing junior Princess at the 13th Annual Table Mountain Rancheria Pow-Wow. This event is free and open to the public. Located across the way from Table Mountain Casino, the Pow-Wow begins Friday, June 7 at 6:00 PM and has activities all weekend until 7:00 PM Sunday, June 9.

(Fun Fact: Breezy was also the junior Princess in 2009 and 2011, and she is one of our SSSSH* girls who sold 2,000 boxes of cookies this year!)
*SSSSH - Super Sellers Secret Society Honors
Troop Happenings - Thank you Girls!

Troop 2256, SU 30, learned about Philanthropy, being a savvy shopper, comparison shopping and for the Daisies, making choices. During their fun event at Laser Quest this weekend, they held a food drive and food items will be donated to the Community Food Bank to help local families!

Troop 2319 participated in the Storyland Painting/Planting day. They planted flowers throughout the park and painted many of the structures. They also donated 250 homemade flower decorated cupcakes. 

If your troop would like a fundraising project to help pay for your girls' summer activities...
we are looking for 2 troops to help out at a large-scale family picnic for our major sponsor on Friday June 14, in Fresno. 
No more than four Girl Scouts, supervised by four adults from each troop are needed to staff the ice-cream stand. They need to arrive by 5:30 PM for their shift, which will run from 6:00-8:30 PM. 
Open to Brownies through Ambassadors, who will take orders from around 2,000 invited guests. The troops' adult volunteers will scoop and serve guests their choice of  ice-cream. This will NOT involve handling any money. Our sponsor is making a donation to GSCCS of which $250 will be given to each of the two troops, as a thank you of their help. Enter your troop in the drawing by 12:00 PM (noon) on Friday June 7 by emailing We will do the drawing after 2:00 PM on Friday afternoon, June 7.
Looking to Volunteer? 
We Would Love Your Help! 
Check out the many ways you can volunteer for GSCCS at VolunteerMatch hereSign up today!
Training Calendar
Click here for the most up-to-date training calendar and here for the registration form. 
Can't think of anything to do this summer?
We can give you 101! For both girls and parents, we have 101 ways for you to fill up those Summer days! 
Crafts, sports, community service's all here! 
Parents and leaders, while the girls do 101 new things, take the opportunity to do something for YOURSELF. Take our 101 days of Summer Fitness challenge! Thing drinking more water sounds easy? How about making a shopping list and actually sticking to it? 
Outdoor Palooza!

Saturday, June 29
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Kern River County Park Golf Course Picnic Ground
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Girls: $18 plus outdoor recreational donation item

Non-registered girls: $38 (includes membership)
Adults: $13
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 14

The Bakersfield Gold Mine Store will be at Outdoor Palooza! Make sure to bring your Nut Bucks and BRAND NEW Cookie Dollars!

Don't forget about our Family Fun Events!
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 
Save the Date for the 4th Annual AgriNation
Enjoy hayrides and the corn maze while you learn about the rich agriculture of the Central Valley!

Saturday, September 21, 2013
4:00 PM. - 9:00 PM
Vossler Farms, Visalia
Note that:
You can use your Cookie Dollars to pay for this event AND qualify for a Tulare County Patch
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
THIS FRIDAY June 7 ($12); Accompanying adults $5

Educational Tour of Southern California Edison Education Center for Older Girl Scouts

Monday June 24

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  4175 South Laspina Street

Tulare, CA 93274


Learn how to conserve energy. 

Earn a patch and goodie bag.

FREE to the first 25 older Girl Scouts who apply by June 19. 

Lunch is included. Transportation not provided. 

Contact Sarina de la Rosa at (800) 490-8653 ext 125 



S'Mores Festival (D, B, J, C, S, A) 

Fresno Flats Historical Village and Park, Oakhurst, CA

Saturday, August 10

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, 
Gold Mine Store Updates


Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Cookie Bars are BACK!

Limited edition candy bars  available in Peanut Butter Crème, Caramel & Coconut and Thin Mints!

Candy bars $1.00 each;

Fun Size Bar Packs  $4.99 each


Great Bridging Gifts!

Mood Changing Pencils $0.50 each

Promise and Law Bookmarks $1.00 each


In Store Promotion ONLY!

Spend $25.00 (before tax and shipping) 

and get a FREE bag!


Our BRAND NEW online store is up and running!

Check it out today! Lots of great items and sales!

Now through July 22, 2013 receive a FREE gift with $50.00  purchase from our online store (before tax and shipping).


Store Hours

Friday, July 5: Fresno and Bakersfield will be open 

9:00 AM-12:00 PM. 

Both stores will be closed Saturday, July 6.

In This Issue
Join Our Mailing List
Remember your Cookie Dollars!
Pick them up from the Gold Mine Stores through Friday, June 14.

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.

DOUBLE Fun Patch of the Week 


BFF Cupcake


Rededication '12-13

Was $1.50 NOW $1.00


While supplies last!

June 10-14, 2013


Early Bird Drawing Winner - Week 7

Mary Higgins, an adult member from Troop 2825 won a $50 Program certificate!

Re-register online and you could win! See details here.

Register online using E-Biz

Use these NEW directions that replace those distributed in the Early Bird packets. It is recommended that you use Google Chrome or Firefox (internet browsers) to access E-Biz, to use all its functions.

American Pride Blood Drive and Marrow Registry
In memory of Tom Kroll.
Tuesday, June 25-Thursday, June 27 at any of the five Central California Blood Centers.
Click here for the flyer.
16th Annual Cookie Classic Golf 
Friday, September 13

Riverbend Golf Club

Madera, CA. 
Sign up at:
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Troops and Juliettes, send your community service photos to Jordan,
We are Invited! 
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.
Movie Night: Brave
June 21
Girl Scout Office, Bakersfield
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: $1 
All Ages Welcome!
Organized by Service Unit 626 
Contact Sheryl Grabb at 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.

9th National Park Family Day

Saturday, July 13

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Roeding Park, Fresno Ca

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.
Day of Caring
Saturday, September 14
This is a national United Way event that encourages individuals to volunteer in their communities and to give one Saturday to lending a helping hand. For more information or to sign up, please contact:
Melissa Tav at 559.243.3663 or




El-O-Win has extended its deadline for Campership (financial assistance) applications until June 15. Applications can be found on the El-O-Win website: 

Short and Snappy Express Train
Station 3: T.E.A. Form
Express trainDo you know when the Trip and High-Risk Activity Application is required?  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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Regional Office located at: 1831 Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93304
Regional Office located at: 230 NW 3rd Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291

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