September 13, 2013
3 days left to register for AgriNation!
Our 4th Annual AgriNation is NEXT WEEKEND, Saturday, September 21 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Vossler Farms in Visalia. We will explore how food gets from the farm to your table, experience a corn maze and learn lots of cool stuff about our agricultural treasures.


Ticket sales will be open until Sept 16th online and in the Gold Mine stores.

Celebrating Three Inspiring Women

Join us Friday, October 4

Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield for a Dr Seuss themed celebration of three dynamic women:

Joan Dezember, Betty Shaneyfelt Finch and 

Cynthia Pollard

Purchase tickets at

or call 661-327-1409 ext. 204

Look Out for Nuts, Candies and Magazine Sales in October and November!
Are you ready for the Fall sale? Keep an eye out for fantastic treats like our Hot Cajun Crunch, Wasabi Almonds, Dark Chocolate Mint Penguins, and Blueberry Pomegranate Nut Crunch.
Girl Scouts Forever Green Update 
GSCCS is 4th among 113 Girl Scout Councils for girls and adults who have taken the Forever Green pledge!!!

However, we don't have any projects registered for our Council this year. If your troop did any project related to recycling, saving energy, minimizing waste or any other way to be environmentally responsible, please register it at
Rock the Block with Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is hoping to share that "I can't wait" feeling with Bakersfield girls Kindergarten through 12th grade. On Sunday, September 15 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Bakersfield Girl Scout Office, Service Units will be hosting "Rock the Block". Community members and families are invited to Rock the Block with Girl Scouts for crafts, games, music and more. A snack bar will be available and admission is free. For more information, contact Barbara Hilger at

Science in Everyday Life for Juniors

Retired Badge Workshop

Monday, September 16

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fresno Council Office


It's Your Planet - Love it!

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors

can earn their Journey Award in this series. 

Monday, October 14

St. Michael's Anglican Church, Ridgecrest

Daisies and Brownies: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Juniors: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Find flyer here and register on our full calendar!  


Volunteer Carousel 

Saturday, October 19

Selma First Baptist Church; 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Find Flyer Here

Learn activities to take back and share with the girls, or just for yourself.

Mark your calendars!
Juliette Low's birthday celebration will be at the Fresno and Bakersfield Council offices on 
Wednesday, October 30 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Come participate in this Trunk-or-Treat style event.
Troops or Service Units interested in hosting an activity, Please contact:

Fresno: Jordan at

Bakersfield: Pamela at 



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, 
Have you seen us in the news?
We have had some fantastic stories in the media lately. 

The Visalia Delta Times wrote an article about a Girl Scouts Volunteer, Elva Strawn and the work she has done with Girl Scouts for many years, including AgriNation. 
Bakersfield Life Magazine published an article highlighting our Women Inspiring Girls Honorees in Bakersfield. These both highlight the amazing people in our community associated with Girl Scouts.

Find any other news including Girl Scouts? Have any to share? Let us know! Email
Recognize a Girl Scout Volunteer!


Everyone likes to feel appreciated for their volunteer service.  Recognize an adult volunteer who stood out to you. Guidelines and details can be found on our website at

Gold Mine Store

 Do you want to know what's the next fun patch or when the store is closed? There's a one stop spot for all these answers!


Find all the upcoming deals at: 



Gold Mine Store Hours

The Bakersfield store will be open Saturday, September 7 and September 14. It will be CLOSED September 21.


NEW - As of October 1, 2013:

    • Fresno Store
      • Weekdays, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
      • The 1st Saturday of each month,10:00 AM to 2:00 PM ONLY, (and any special event occurring on Saturday)
    • Bakersfield Store
      • Weekdays,Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
      • Bakersfield store will NOT open on Saturdays unless there is a special event.

Inventory Dates - We will be CLOSED these dates:

Fresno inventory dates are September 17-19. 

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We have space for one more girl representative for our council to attend the Girl Scout Convention in October 2014. Find the application information here.

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Troops and Juliettes, send your community service photos to Jordan,

Is your daughter making a difference through volunteering? 

Why not apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award? Apply for an opportunity for $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. next May. Find the information here.

Volunteer Opportunity: 
Fresno State University Athletics Department is looking for Ball Girls for the 2013 Bulldog Women Soccer team. Find the details here Contact Natasha Hernandez  at (559) 278-4603 or
Pet Care Workshop
Saturday, September 28
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Ridgecrest IWV Humane Society
This is Mallory M.'s Gold Award project! Details on this flyer.

Free Health and Fitness Camp Through Volleyball 

September 21 and 22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monroe Middle School, Ridgecrest

Directed by Abbie M. for her Gold Award
project. She chose to do this camp because of her love for volleyball and her passion for always being healthy and fit. 
We are Invited! 
Mountain Heritage Days 
Friday, September 20 &
Saturday, September 21
Fresno Flats Historical Village and Park
Information on their website:
Kid Fest &
Parent Survival Expo
Saturday, October 5
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Forest Conservation Days
Saturday, October 5
Nature hike at Sequoia Lake
Details on this flyer.
No Excuse for Abuse
5K Run/1 Mile Walk
Saturday, October 12
Mooney Grove Park in Tulare
Red Ribbon Week 2013 Celebration
Saturday, October 26
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tulare Agri Center

Fresno Shape Up

Saturday, October 26

 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Fresno State's Warmerdam Field

This is a great day full of fun and activities for kids ages 6-14.

Register and find information here

Children's Fall Festival
Saturday, October 26
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Holmes Neighborhood Park

Juliette Low Birthday and Costume Skate Party 

Presented by SU 626 

Sunday, October 27

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Skateland  Click here for registration form

Bakersfield Veterans Day Parade
Monday, November 11
10:00 AM
Whole Kids Foundation:
School Garden Grant Program
Schools that are developing or currently maintaining a school garden project can apply for up to $2,000 in grant funding. Online applications by October 31, 2013 at the  Whole Kids Foundation website.
Thank you to our

 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

    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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