June 20, 2013
Last chance for Outdoor Palooza!
Summer is a time for being outdoors! Sign up for Outdoor Palooza TODAY before it's too late (Deadline extended!).
Saturday, June 29
Kern River County Park Golf Course, Bakersfield.
We'll have leather working and hula hoops, learn about first aid and bugs. There is something for everyone!
The Bakersfield Gold Mine Store will be thereMake sure to bring your Nut Bucks and BRAND NEW Cookie Dollars! 

Go to our website for more awesome upcoming summer programs!
Congrats to Troop 3053 and Troop 173 for earning their Bronze award 
Madison S., Rebecca S., and Katie B. from Troop 3053 earned their Bronze Award.
They did a grounds clean-up for their meeting place. 
They wanted to give back to their church for letting them meet in one of the rooms and wanted to help beautify for Easter services. 
Girls from Troop 173 put on a carnival for the clients of the Society for Disabled Children in Bakersfield. The girls manned game booths, snacks, prizes, and also had two photo booths.
Congratulations to both our Bronze Award troops! For more information on all Girl Scout Awards, go to girlscoutsccs.org/awards/. 
Working on their Silver Award

Troop 445 is working towards their Silver Award with Gablecrest, a Recovery Program for women in Fresno. They are collecting outdoor equipment and indoor games for the children in the affected families. If you would like to donate items, contact Jordan at jking@girlscoutsccs.org.

Remember to sign up for our Scout Samplers near you! Bring a friend, neighbor, sister, cousin, anyone you think would LOVE Girl Scouts.
Registered Girl Scouts can earn their "Bring a Friend" patch. Registration includes membership for unregistered new Girl Scouts. Register online for the early bird rate or pay at the door! This is the perfect opportunity to see what Girl Scouts is all about! For the full workshop information or to register,  check out our website or contact Melissa Soza at (559) 291 - 5078 ext 116, or email at msoza@girlscoutsccs.org.
16th Annual Cookie Classic Golf 
Friday, September 13 

Riverbend Golf Club, Madera.

Sponsored by CBS-47.
Lunch and dinner by Tahoe Joe's.
Hole in One prize by Fresno Lexus. Fun prizes and cookies!
Sign up at:
Sponsorships and Tee-signs: Contact (559) 291-5078 ext 115
Girl Scout Updates: What has been going on?

Girl Scout Partner on Dog Clinic in Orange Cove
Saturday, June 15 at James Eaton Park in Orange Cove, Girl Scouts partnered with the City of Orange Cove to host a Dog Clinic. They licensed and vaccinated dogs for minimal prices, subsidized by the City of Orange Cove. Pets were available for adoption, and local Girl Scouts distributed
flyers to dog owners about ways to help
 keep their pets safe and stress-free on the Fourth of July. Girls from Orange Cove and Orosi are working on their Challenge and Change projects, part of a Rural Youth Leadership Development initiative funded by the USDA. For more information, see our website. 

47 Year Reunion for Girl Scout Troop 485 

10 former Girl Scouts, whose Troop 485 started in Fresno in the summer of 1963, reunited at the Girl Scouts office on Saturday, May 25. The ladies, who traveled from as far away as Boise, ID, and Spokane, WA, were originally from McLane, Fresno, Roosevelt, Hoover, Bullard, San Joaquin Memorial and Sierra High Schools. They had a great time catching up!

For all the news about Girl Scouts of Central California South, visit our media center.

Upcoming Programs and Events
D = Daisy, B = Brownie, J = Junior, C = Cadette
S = Senior, A = Ambassador
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. Lunch is included. Transportation not provided. Contact Sarina de la Rosa, (800) 490-8653 ext 125 

or sdelarosa@girlscoutsccs.org.  More info on this flyer 

Splash Off 2013!

Registration Deadline: July 3

Wild Waters Adventure Park

Saturday, July 13

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Hurricane Harbor

Saturday, July 20

10:30 AM - 7:00 PM

More info on this flyer


Breathe Journey Workshop

Monday, July 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 

Bakersfield Council Office

More info on this flyer


(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


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



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, cgonzales@girlscoutsccs.org 
Gold Mine Store
 Starter Kit for 2013 comes with a FREE back-pack! 
Did you know the Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bar won the 2013 Product of the Year, among other awards? The Girl Scout Gold Mine Stores are selling these irresistible candy bars for $1 each plus tax , or a snack box for $4.99 plus tax.
Our troops are planning events you don't want to miss out on!

Movie Night: Brave: 
Friday, June 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Girl Scout Office, Bakersfield
Cost: $1 ; All Ages Welcome!
Organized by Service Unit 626 
Contact Sheryl Grabb,sherylgrabb@gmail.com for more info. 
Scouting the Internet
Silver Award Project by Girl Scout Troop 4407
Thursday, June 27, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Westside Police Station,1301 Buena Vista Road, Bakersfield
Flyer here! RSVP before June 24!


Troop 3407's Recycling Fundraiser
for their 2015 trip to Savannah, GA
Sunday, July 7, 
8:00 - 11:00 AM
The Troop is collecting glass, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans.
Contact Regina Farrar at (661) 747-6889
Community Leader Day Camp 
July 8 - 12, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Girl Scout Office, Bakersfield
Cost: $85 (all 5 days)
Limited to 25 girls only, Brownies and up.
Organized by Service Unit 626  
Click here for flyer.

Crazy 4 Crafts Organized by Troop 3407

Saturday, July 18, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Girl Scout Office, Bakersfield 

Click here for flyer


Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, July 20, 7:00 - 11:00 AM
American Legion Hall, Post 26, Bakersfield
Cost: $7; Click here for flyer.
Organized by Troop 3407 for their 2015 Savannah, GA Trip
Rummage Sale
Saturday, August 3, 
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5518 Sierra Caves Ave, Bakersfield
Click here for flyer. Organized by Troop 3407 
In This Issue
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Early Bird Drawing 

Winner - Week 9

Aries R., a girl from Troop 2534 won a $50 Gift Card for the Gold Mine store

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

Fun Patch of the Week
Repurpose Reuse Recycle Fun Patch

Was $1.50 Now $1.00

June 24-29


Gold Mine Store Hours

Friday, July 5: Fresno and Bakersfield will be open 

9:00 AM-12:00 PM. 


Both stores will be CLOSED

Thursday, July 4 and Saturday, July 6.

Calling all Alumnae!
We want to hear your fantastic life stories. Girl Scout camps, events, ways you bonded with your troop, tell us everything! Let us know what you were doing then, and what you're doing now. Visit our Girl Scout Alumnae page and share your stories at the bottom of the page.
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 

Urgent Need for Shaver Lake Museum/Girl Scout Volunteer Docents!!!!

We are looking for 3 to 4 dedicated people who are interested in connecting our girls with Girl Scout Programs and the history of the Central Sierra mountain area. By becoming Girl Scout Volunteer Docents for The Central Sierra Historical Society in Shaver Lake, you will help provide Girl Scout programs as part of our badge workshops, and help plan for girls activities at the museum at least four times a year.  Girl Scout Trainer experience is a plus!

For more information: please call (800) 490-8653 ext. 130,  or email volunteers@girlscoutsccs.org

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Troops and Juliettes, send your community service photos to Jordan, jking@girlscoutsccs.org
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We Would Love Your Help! 
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Training Calendar
Click here for the most up-to-date training calendar and here for the registration form. 
We are Invited! 
Summer Meal Program
Free Lunches for Ages 1-18

June 10 - July 26
(Closed July 4)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Houston Elementary School Cafeteria, Visalia
United Way of Fresno County Day of Action: 
June 21
Donate used or new books for Pre-K to 6th Grade
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.

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.

9th National Park Family Day

Saturday, July 13

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Roeding Park, Fresno Ca

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 mtav@unitedwayfresno.org
Kid Fest 
& Parent Survival Expo
Saturday, September 28
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Girl Scouts Forever Green
Make your summer a Forever Green one! Join us as we still work to reduce waste in our world.
You know all those old shirts lying around the house? Why not make a recyclable bag! Click here for the PDF. Then share your pictures by emailing jking@girlscoutsccs.org!

Remember to check out our 101 ideas for summer for both Girl Scouts and Parents. Find them on our website.

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 employees who contribute through corporate giving and gift matching campaigns!

Girl Scouts of Central California South  | www.girlscoutsccs.org | (800) 490-8653
1377 W Shaw AvenueFresno, CA 93711
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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