July 3, 2013
Happy Fourth of July!
Happy Fourth of July to all our Girl Scout families and friends! Stay safe this holiday!

We know loud fireworks can be hard on Fido, so we have some tips on how to help your dog this July 4th.
 
Also, this holiday, share your love of history with a keepsake  -the Girl Scouts Commemorative Silver Dollar. Learn all about it at 
How about S'mores? 
Early Bird registration ends July 8!

Summer is a time for camping, being outdoors, and of course, S'mores! Join us for our S'mores Festival, Saturday August 10 in Oakhurst as we celebrate National S'mores day. For information and register online here!  
Troop Happenings

 

 

Troop 2054 from Pixley had their end of the year celebration, and used cookie proceeds to watch Monsters University and then went to the Adventure Park.

 

 

 Troop 2385 made an "Epic" appearance to kick off summer and the great outdoors! 

 

  

Girls are also exploring the great outdoors! Troop 3044 went camping at San Simeon Campground near Cambria.
 
 
 

  

  

  

 

 

 

Troop 88 from Hanford bridged to Cadettes, and took it to a whole other level, using the Golden Gate Bridge for their event.
 
Girl Scout sisters Olivia and Isabella from Troop 3094 decided to cut their hair and donate it to children with cancer. Awesome job, girls!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Girl Scouts are doing awesome things this summer!
Our CEO, Cathy Ferguson was a Plenary Session Speaker at the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada Women's Conference in Reno

Cathy spoke in June at Flourish: The Leadership Conference for Women, where nearly 200 women attended. One attendee said, 

"Cathy Ferguson was amazing. Every aspect was motivating and inspiring. Quite possibly one of the best speakers I have ever seen."

 

Four Girls completed the Counselor in Training Course
Kudos to Andrea, Treasa, Hannah and Jocelyn who attended 2 classes in Fresno to complete the CIT class. They learned how to mentor younger girls in a camp setting with the goal of being a camp counselor. 
Calling all Troops for the "Battle of the Banners"!
At the next two Family Fun Events, troops can parade the ballpark fields and show off their Troop banners!!
 
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. 
 
Saturday, August 3
7:15 PM
Find info about these and other fun events at: girlscoutsccs.org/family-fun-events
Casting Call!
We need 10 Girl Scouts (Brownies, Juniors and one Daisy) for our Women Inspiring Girls Program on October 4 in Bakersfield! The girls will be part of an entertaining Dr. Suess-inspired skit about the value of Girl Scouting. Girls need to be available in the fall to attend after-school rehearsals at our Council office in Bakersfield. 
Please contact Pamela Mann at (800) 490-8653 ext 204 or pmann@girlscoutsccs.org for try-out information!
16th Annual Cookie Classic Golf 

It may be hot now, but Friday, September 13 it should be cooled down. Perfect for a day of golf! Come join us at our Cookie Classic Golf Tournament!

 

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 still available: Contact (559) 291-5078 ext 115 or info@girlscoutsccs.org.
Upcoming Programs and Events
D = Daisy, B = Brownie, J = Junior, C = Cadette
S = Senior, A = Ambassador

Splash Off 2013!

Registration Deadline TODAY!

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

 

Save the Date for the 
September 21, 2013
4:00 PM. - 9:00 PM 
Vossler Farms, Visalia

 

IMPORTANT!

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

Adora Girl Scout Dolls are $49.99 each!

 

Semi-Annual Clearance Sale!

Lots of merchandise marked down 25-50% OFF!

Hurry in!

Sale ends July 22, 2013!

Items are FINAL SALE.

Fresno Fair Showcase Opportunity

Showcase what your troop has done this year - your progress on a journey, a community service project, or just having fun at the Big Fresno Fair. The Feature Exhibit booth contest in the Junior Department allows troops to promote their club program. The booth can show what you have learned, the activities you participated in, or the contributions you made to the community. Cash prizes are awarded! 

For more info, check out www.FresnoFair.com 

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OFFICES & STORE CLOSED JULY 4TH - 7TH. PHONE SYSTEMS WILL BE DOWN!

Please note that our office phones and internet will be down as we switch to fiber optics:

Friday, July 3, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday, July 9, 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ambassadors:

YOU could represent GSCCS at the 2014 Girl Scouts National Convention in Salt Lake City!

Click here for details and application form!

Early Bird Drawing

Winner - Week 11

Olivia P. from Troop 771 has won a $25 Program Certificate

Thank you to everyone who re-registered! You can still register online at our website.

Fun Patches of the Week

  Pool Party 

7/8/2013 - 7/13/2013

 

 

Movie Fun

7/8/2013 - 7/13/2013

 

 

Was $1.50 NOW $1.00

 

Gold Mine Store Hours
Both stores will be closed July 4 - 7 in celebration of the 4th of July and for operational updates! We will resume normal business hours Monday, July 8 at 9:00 AM.
Thank you to the Alumnae who took our survey!
118 Alumnae responded to our survey and the results are in! Go to girlscoutsccs.org/alumnae-survey and see the results for yourself! Take the poll to let us know the best date for the scrapbooking social, which is our next alumnae event in Fresno and Bakersfield! 
 
Remember to also:
Visit our Girl Scout Alumnae page and share your stories.
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, jking@girlscoutsccs.org
Come share you skills with our girls. Check out the many ways you can volunteer for GSCCS at VolunteerMatch here
Sign up today!
Training Calendar
Click here for the most up-to-date training calendar and here for the registration form. 
We are Invited! 
Troop 3407's 
Fundraiser
Recycling 
Sunday, July 7
8:00 - 11:00 AM
The Troop is collecting glass, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans.Contact Regina Farrar: 
(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.

9th National Park Family Day

Saturday, July 13

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Roeding Park, Fresno 

Girl Scout Skate Day
Saturday, July 13
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 Bakersfield Ice Sports Center

 

Heart 2 Heart Girls Conference

July 20

Sierra Vista Mall

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM or 

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Girls 8-18 are invited to attend this conference for only $10! 

Learn all the details at dovsound.com.

If you choose Girl Scouts in the drop box when purchasing your ticket, a portion will go to GSCCS!

Fresno County Library Summer Reading

June 15 - August 4

Activities everyday except July 4. Check out the July calendar here!

Pancake Breakfast
Saturday July 20
7:00 - 11:00 AM
American Legion Hall, Post 26, Bakersfield
Cost: $7; Click here for flyer.
Rummage Sale
Saturday, August 3
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5518 Sierra Caves Ave, Bakersfield
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 mtav@unitedwayfresno.org
Kid Fest 
& Parent Survival Expo
Saturday, September 28
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Thank you to our  volunteer Board!

 

Board of Directors

 

Chair

    Jayne McCallister

1st Vice President

    Maria Escobedo

2nd Vice President

    Dr. Rebecca Malmo

Treasurer

    Keith Pretzer

Secretary

    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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