August 1, 2013
Last Chance for Girl Scout Night at the Bakersfield Blaze!
Get this FREE canvas lunch bag!
Don't miss out on the Blaze game,
Saturday, August 3 at 7:15 PM 
where there will be a Girl Scout banner parade and a photo opportunity with the NEW Blaze mascot. 
Purchase your tickets at our Gold Mine Stores or online at
For more information contact Pamela Mann at 
800-490-8653 ext. 204. Click here for flyer. 
Keep an eye out! 
Look for the new Girl Scouts "I Can't Wait" campaign! 
It's a summer of giving back for local Girl Scouts! 
Orange Cove and Orosi girls are taking action in their community through the USDA Challenge and Change Rural Youth Development project. These Orange Cove Girl Scouts presented to their city council about their animal hospital and garden projects. 
Grace H. from Ridgecrest is currently working on her Gold Award project, the Read 2 Me program. Grace held a reading time for local children where each child was able to pick a book to keep. Do you know how many children aren't read to every night? Click here to find out!

Service Unit 626 from Bakersfield held a Service Unit Day! Their projects included: a community clean-up, canned food drive, making cards for veterans, senior citizens and sick children, making happy socks for SPCA cats, placemats for the hungry, and desserts for the homeless.  
ONLY 7 days left to register for the S'mores Festival! Earn the Madera County patch
There are more ways to make s'mores than the traditional graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow. Learn new s'mores recipes at the S'mores Festival in Oakhurst, Saturday, August 10

Fresno store will be attending the S'more Festival! Bring your Nut Bucks and Cookie Dollars!
Girl Scout Event Updates

This past weekend was a busy one! Local Girl Scouts joined girls from Northern California at a San Francisco Giants game and had the opportunity to be on the field. 

This was also the weekend for the 500 Club at McDermont Field House. Top cookie sellers, S.S.S.S.H girls, were recognized and it was a day of fun and games!

Alumnae Scrapbooking: Success!

Fresno's "Gather, Gab, and Girl Scouts" Scrapbooking event was this last weekend. Former Girl Scouts (Alumnae) got together and enjoyed being creative. More fun events for alumnae are planned! Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered!
Scrapbooking is coming to Bakersfield in August! Vote for the date and time that suits you best: 

All other cities - email or call Dominique if you can help with an event for your local alumnae: (559) 291-5078 ext 130,

Never been a Girl Scout? It's not too late. 


Girl Scouts come in all age groups; all you have to do is want to make a difference in the lives of girls. As a member, you will make new friends, become closer to old ones, and gain contacts within the community.  Adults 18 and older can join Girl Scouts to serve as a mentor, speak at a Girl Scout event, volunteer in a troop or group, or simply say
"I believe in the Girl Scout mission and want to show my support by becoming a member."


Joining Girl Scouts is simple. Join now by clicking here!
Find out more and discover the many ways you can help girls grow strong.

If you have questions, please contact Dominique:  (559) 291-5078 ex 130

Service Unit Team Training DATE CHANGE

Mandatory training for the Service Unit teams - Service Unit Manager, Recruiter, Registrar, Treasurer and New Leader Orientation Presenter.  

NOW Saturday, September 7
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Senior Community Center, 
201 North F Street, Tulare
Hear keynote speaker, Darlene Mayfield, United Way of Tulare County Director of Resource Development
RSVP by Friday, August 30
Please contact Michelle Loyd at (800) 490-8653 ext 200 or to RSVP. Click for flyer.
Upcoming Programs and Events

2013 Cookie Classic Golf

September 13, 2013

Riverbend Golf Club, Madera.

Sponsored by CBS-47.
Lunch & Dinner by Tahoe Joe's.
Hole in One prize by Fresno Lexus. Fun prizes and cookies!


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


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 or contact the Program Coordinator, Candice Roush-Gonzales, 
Do you love the outdoors & volunteering? Then we have a job for you!

If you are someone that loves the outdoors, loves Shaver Lake, or you know someone who fits the description, Let us know! We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to share their interests and knowledge about the history of the Central Sierra mountain to become 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 

Gold Mine Store

She'll be the best dressed baby in town!

Future Girl Scout Onesies, Bib and Tees


 0-3 mo., 3-6 mo., 6-9 mo. $12.00

Bib: $7.50

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



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!



Inventory Time is around the corner!

The Bakersfield store will be closed September 10-12

The Fresno store will be closed September 17-19.


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


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

In This Issue
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E-Biz Down
E-Biz will be down from 2:00 PM PDT on August 9th until 5:00 AM PDT on August 13th. As part of the upgrade, all existing accounts (user names and passwords) will be deactivated. Instructions coming soon! 
DOUBLE Fun Patches of the Week

S'mores Fun

8/5 - 8/10

 Was $1.50 each

NOW $1.00 each

Saturday, August 3: Fresno store will be closed. 
Tuesday, August 6: Fresno store will open at 2:15 PM;
the Bakersfield store will be closed all day.
CPR Training Class
in Bakersfield on August 10 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Deadline is this weekend!
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Troops and Juliettes, send your community service photos to Jordan,

Veterans Day Parade 2013

Come join in a salute to Veterans by participating in the Bakersfield 94th Annual Veterans Day celebratory parade at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 11, 2013.

Limited to the first 25 entries.

For entry form and info, click here.

Congratulations to us all!
National Girl Scout Cookie Day has been chosen by PR Daily as a recipient of its 2013 Nonprofit PR Award in the "Best Event PR" category. This took a team effort and thank you to everyone who shared this event over social media, word of mouth, or with cookies!

Coming Soon!

Youth in Philanthropy workshop for Girl Scout Brownies. Mark your calendars!
Saturday September 14 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fresno Council Office
Keynote Speaker: 
Jane Fortune,
Chief Development Officer,
American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter

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!

Share your story!

Alumnae, how did Girl Scouts help in your life and career? What lessons did you learn? Share your story, lessons learned and photos at

Quiet on the set. and ACTION!
Emily L.  from Troop 2486 in Bakersfield successfully applied for a Girl Scouts destinations scholarship. This is what she told us about her trip:
"This summer I got a once and a lifetime chance to go to Hollywood and experience the life of film making. This week-long destination literally changed my life! I met so many wonderful people, toured the famous Warner Brothers, and made a short film from scratch. We learned how to write the script, map out the shots, buy the props, and film the entire thing. It took the whole week. I couldn't ask for anything more than to stay longer."
Congratulations Emily on your experience! To view Emily's video project, go to

Thank you Lyles Foundation!

We appreciate the continued support over many years by the Lyles Foundation,and for the recent $3,000 donation received through the Fresno Regional Foundation. 
NEW Training Calendar!
Click here for the most up-to-date training calendar! 
We are Invited! 

Fresno County Library Summer Reading

June 15 - August 4

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

Rummage Sale
Saturday, August 3
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5518 Sierra Caves Ave, Bakersfield
Click here for flyer
Car Wash
Saturday, August 7
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Farmer Boys Restaurant, Bakersfield 
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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Regional Office located at: 1831 Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93304
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