July 18, 2013
Troop Happenings
Troop 2880 went shopping and each picked out an outfit to donate to the Sleep Train Foster Kids. They had a great time and felt good helping other kids out with new clothing.
Troop 216 Daisies explored the outdoors and went on a summer hike. Looks like fun!
HURRY! Only 20 tickets left!

Buy your tickets for the Fresno Grizzlies Game on Saturday, July 20th at 7:00 PM.

Don't miss out on the Girl Scout "Battle of the Banners" parade! 
The Fresno Grizzlies have a surprise for you! 
Disney Star, Peyton List will be on hand to sign autographs.
Buy tickets by noon tomorrow, Friday, July 19 in the Gold Mine store or online here.
It's the Season of Awards!
Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Troops are doing great community service as they complete their Gold and Bronze award projects!
For her Gold Award, Callie Q. wanted to educate pre-teen girls of the changes they can expect to see as they grow into a young women. Callie said girls are surrounded by false information and worked to make a difference in their lives.
Marissa Y. worked with the Children's Hospital Central California for her Gold Award to create a library for the patients to use in the Child Life Room. In the end she labeled, sorted and organized over 1,000 fiction and non-fiction children's books.

Troop 2930 collected clothes, shoes, toys and school supplies for foster children in Fresno County for their Bronze Award.
Thank you, Girl Scouts!
Calling all Cali Girls!
The RSVP deadline for the August 24th Cali Girl event to the Aquarium of the Pacific is quickly approaching!  Please submit the RSVP form and Health History form by Friday, July 26 to Katie
S'Mores Festival Deadline is approaching fast!
Do you know how to make s'mores without a fire? Or cook something in a pizza box? Learn these and more at the S'mores Festival in Oakhurst, Saturday, August 10! 

Also the Fresno store will be attending the S'more Festival! Bring your Nut Bucks and Cookie Dollars!
Service Unit Team Training
SU Manager, Registrars, Recruiters, Treasurers, New Leader Orientation Providers
Join us for a day of learning, lunch, and networking.
Saturday, August 3
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Senior Community Center, 
201 North F Street, Tulare
There will also be a fabulous keynote speaker! 

Darlene Mayfield. United Way of Tulare County Director of Resource Development

RSVP by Friday, July 26
Please contact Michelle Loyd at (800) 490-8653 ext 200 or mloyd@girlscoutsccs.org to RSVP. Click for flyer.

Attention Fresno Girl Scout Alumnae:

Gather, Gab, and Girl Scouts will be an alumnae event Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Come join us for scrapbooking at the Fresno Council Office. Bring whatever supplies you would like and we will have some here. 
Take the opportunity to connect with other alumnae!
Coming to Bakersfield in August! Vote for the date and time that suits you best. www.girlscoutsccs.org/alumnae-survey/.
All other cities - email or call Dominique if you can help with an event for your local alumnae: (559) 291-5078 ext 130, dchamberlain@girlscoutsccs.org.
Cookie Classic Golf Tournament is Back!


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: 


Do you work for or know a company that would benefit as a sponsor for a golf tournament? Let us know! Contact:

(559) 291-5078 ext 115 or info@girlscoutsccs.org.  

Upcoming Programs and Events

Splash Off 2013!

Hurricane Harbor

Saturday, July 20

10:30 AM - 7:00 PM

More info on this flyer


Saturday, August 3
7:15 PM
Find info about these and other fun events at: girlscoutsccs.org/family-fun-events 


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



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 
Motivational Speaker

Our CEO, Cathy Ferguson, an Olympic Gold medalist, is available to speak to schools, colleges, businesses and other organizations. 
Contact Jerrie Snyder at (559) 291-5078 ext 135, jsnyder@girlscoutsccs.org.
Gold Mine Store

For all the Summer babies, THIS JUST IN!

Future Girl Scout Onesies, Bib and Tees!

Onesies: 0-3 mo., 3-6 mo. and 6-9 mo. $12.00

Bib:  $7.50

Toddler Tees: 2T, 3T and 4T $12.00

 Inventory Time is around the corner! 

The Bakersfield store will be closed September 10-12. 

The Fresno store will be closed September 17-19.


The Fresno store and office will be closed from 

9:00 AM - 2:15 PM August 6, 2013 due to all staff meeting and the Bakersfield store and office will be closed all day on August 6.


Girl's Guides are on Sale!

Save 25% off now through August 3, 2013! 
Was $22.50, NOW $16.88

This sale is just in time for Back to Troop!

Come in and purchase your starter kit today!


This is the last weekend to save 25-50% off on all clearance! Hurry in! Sale ends Monday, July 22!!!

Short & Snappy Express Train

Station 4: Bridging

Bridging is an important transition in a Girl Scout's life. It's a defining moment when a girl becomes aware of her achievements and is ready for new adventures and responsibilities. Celebrating this change should be fun, personalized, and memorable for everyone involved. 
In This Issue
Join Our Mailing List

Looking for help to partition one of our offices in Fresno. 

We will provide materials and acknowledgement of the in-kind donation of your services. 

Contact Teresa Branic at 

(559) 291-5078 ext 113,


Fun Patch of the Week

It's a Girl Thing

7/22- 7/27

 Was $1.50 

NOW $1.00


Starting October 1, 2013, the Fresno store is changing their Saturday hours and will be open the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays* of the month. Saturday hours of 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM will remain the same.


*Unless otherwise posted for holidays, holiday weekends and selected Council events.

Attention Girl Scout Ambassadors:

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

Click here for details and application form!

Eagle Scout Project Assistance Needed

Help by spreading the word! Collect baby clothes and contact Evan to have the clothing picked up and taken to the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center. He will be picking up clothing July 20th - 22nd or the clothes can be delivered directly to the Center (1801 21st St., Bakersfield). 

For information or for pick up,

call Evan at (559) 431-3155
Stay Connected

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Troops and Juliettes, send your community service photos to Jordan, jking@girlscoutsccs.org

Shaver Lake Adventure! P.S. We need volunteers

Are you a fan of the outdoors, think you can withstand anything, even as a contestant on Survivor?? Shaver Lake will begin filming a reality Survivor-like show starting July 30, and we are looking for the same type of dedicated individuals ! 


If you are interested in sharing your knowledge about the history of the Central Sierra mountain area, consider becoming Girl Scout Volunteer Docents for The Central Sierra Historical Society in Shaver Lake. 

Girl Scout volunteer docents will help us provide Girl Scout
programs that fit into our badge workshops, and also help plan for girls' activities at the museum at least four times a year.  Girl Scout Trainer experience is a plus!


If you are interested or for more information: please call (800) 490-8653 ext. 130 or email volunteers@girlscoutsccs.org.

Passing of Juliette Low's niece, Margaret Gordon 
"Peggy" Seiler

We were saddened to hear about the passing of Juliette Gordon Low's niece, Margaret Gordon "Peggy" Seiler. 
Click here to see the statement from GSUSA National CEO, Anna Maria Chavez. 
NEW Training Calendar!
Click here for the most up-to-date training calendar! 
We are Invited! 


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!


BUT Girl Scouts has a chance for FREE TICKETS!

The conference is providing GSCCS with 15 free tickets! If interested, email jking@girlscoutsccs.org with the name of the girl scout before noon Friday, July 19.

Be Your Best Self Boot Camp
July 25-27
7:30 PM
The 2013 California State Finals are at the Bakersfield Harvey Auditorium and Girl Scouts are invited for FREE! Flyer here.

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
United Way Day of Caring
Saturday, September 14
For more information or to sign up, please contact:
Melissa Tav at 559.243.3663 or
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



    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!

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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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