September 26, 2013
Help us recognize our Women Inspiring
 Girls honorees 
Join us as we recognize three trailblazing Bakersfield women on Friday, October 4 at Valley Baptist Church, 11:30 AM.  
This year's honorees are:
  • Joan Dezember - Community Volunteer
  • Betty Shaneyfelt Finch - First Female Homicide Detective Kern County/Gourd Artist
  • Cynthia Pollard - President and CEO, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Purchase your event tickets here!

If you can't attend please consider donating to support our Girl Scouts program. Click here to donate - thank you!

One day only! Volunteer Carousel on October 19th
A wide variety of 75 minute workshops on subjects that can be taken back to be shared with girls or just for you!  
Saturday, October 19 
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM 
Selma First Baptist Church. 
Register early for the best workshop selection! 
Register online today here!! 
Please find the program list here. Then pick your class selection and mail in with health history form. Questions? Contact Michelle at of (661) 327-1409 ex. 200
Girl Scout New Year starts October 1st!
Make sure you're registered as a Girl Scout for the 2013-2014 year. Don't miss out on any fantastic opportunities! Register if you're a new Girl Scout, or a returning one, at
Please Note: The current Girl Scout Membership year ends in Personify on Monday, September 30 at 12:00 AM ET. That means that online membership registrations for troop leaders renewing 2014 proformas through troop management should be concluded before Sunday, September 29 at 11:59 PM ET.  
  • Troop leaders will not have access to their troop(s) for the full day on Monday. When they click on the 'My Troops' tab in eBiz, a specialized maintenance page will appear that only affects troop management.  
  • Active 2014 Troop leaders will be able to access their troop(s) on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 and will see all active 2014 troop members.  
  • Family Managers will be unaffected and will continue to see their family members.
Troop Happenings 
Members of Troop 210 and Troop 513 from Ridgecrest folded sixty small flags and placed them in individual bags, along with a poem, to be given by Ridgecrest Branch of the American Legion to members of active-duty military. 
Troop 3053 helped made history in Ridgecrest! They started their own Community Garden in conjunction with "We Love Ridgecrest" and The Star Cheer group.
Way to go all of our Girl Scouts!
Why wait until cookie season for delicious Girl Scout treats?
Fall Product sales are just around the corner! Girl Scouts can gain valuable business skills from selling these nuts, candies, and magazines (along with awesome prizes!) 
Learn more about this year's selection of these delicious treats at
Programs and Meetings: Mark your calendars!
We have programs and events galore happening! Find them all on our website! The homepage will feature a few upcoming ones but they ALL can be found on our full calendar! Don't miss out on awesome troop events!


Program Aide Core Training

Cadettes - Ambassadors. 

Program Aides learn to work directly with younger girls under the supervision of an adult Girl Scout in settings such as Troop activities, and Council or Service Unit events/day camps.

Saturday, October 12; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Fresno and Bakersfield Council Office
Register online on our full calendar. 
There are several more dates open! Look for them all on the full calendar! 


Program Aide Crew Meeting 

Open to all girls who have attended Program Aide Training. Sign-up to volunteer for upcoming programs and bring your ideas for future events. (Plus: pizza and drinks!!)


Tuesday, October 1

6:00 PM; 

Bakersfield Council Office

Saturday, October 5

12:00 PM; Fresno Council Office

RSVP: or (800) 490-8653 ext. 200

Juliette Low's Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, October 30; 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
Fresno and Bakersfield Council Office
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, 
Attention 2013 S.S.S.S.H.* Girls! 
We have events ONLY for you!
SSSSH Patch  
Media Training
Whether it is about Fall Product nuts and candies or the cookie flavors, S.S.S.S.H girls should be camera and interview ready. 
Saturday, October 5, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Fresno Council Office
RSVP: Jordan at by Tuesday, October 1
"Under the Sea" Movie Night
Swim away with your own mermaid and dine on the finest "see"-food, be "Part of Our World" while we watch the latest movie to come out of the Disney vault, The Little Mermaid.

Saturday, October 5, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Bakersfield Council Office
RSVP: Candice at  by Tuesday, October 1
*S.S.S.S.H. Girls  (Super Sellers Secret Society Honors) are our top cookie sellers!
GSCCS News and Updates
Meet Loralee Scherf, the new Product Program Specialist. From the Sierra Madre Girl Scout Council, she received her Bronze, Silver and Gold awards during her many years as a Girl Scout. As an adult, Loralee has been a troop leader, a co-leader and a cookie co-chair. Welcome, Loralee!
Our CEO, Cathy Ferguson, and John Richers (CEO of Boy Scouts Sequoia Council) visited with Vincente Sanchez Ventura, Consul of Mexico. The Consultate is having a 3-hour ZumbaThon at Riverpark on October 5. Check out We are Invited section on the right!
Dog-Friendly Volunteer Girl Scouts Needed! 
Looking for a group of high school Girl Scouts to volunteer to run the snack bar at a Doggie Flyball Tournament for the SPCA on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. The Girl Scout Troop who volunteers gets to keep the profits.
If interested, please email Brenetta at by 5:00 PM Friday, September 27. We will draw for the winner and contact them on Monday. 
Would You Like to Travel?

 Are you interested in traveling, making new Girl Scout friends and so much more? Then the Travel Pathway is the way for you to be involved in Girl Scouting! Girl Scouts Destinations are yearly trips that give older Girl Scouts and adults the opportunity to travel to major Girl Scout events and sites around the world.

For more information regarding available destinations, go to 

For more information on joining the Travel Group or being a committee member please contact Michelle at 
Thank you to everyone who attended AgriNation!

Our 4th annual AgriNation had an amazing turnout of more than 675 people! We hope all our Girl Scout families had fun! We have some of our pictures up and would love to share yours. Check out our pictures on our Facebook!
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Gold Mine Store

Do you love books? How about 25% off store items!? We have to much going on in the store! Find all our upcoming patches, sales, and more on our

Calling Girl Scouts: Sign your county quilt square

Girl Scout Troop 376 is learning to sew and needs YOUR help! Find all the details and the contact information here and don't miss out on being a part of something special!

Health and Fitness Camp Through Volleyball 

For her Gold Award, Abbie M. is hosting a Volleyball camp October 5 & 6 at Castle X Teen Center in Ridgecrest from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
Introduction to Flying for Future Pilots
Students 11 to 15 are invited to a 4 session class starting Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Fresno State campus, to use computer cased flight simulation and equipment. Limited to 20 students per class.
Girl Scouts can be Video Game Developers! 

Girl Scouts of the USA partnered with the Dell Powering the Possible Youth Learning Initiative to release Be the Video Game Developer, an interactive experience that puts girls in the driver's seat of video game development. 
Dance for Troops
Troops planning to host a dance between now and New Years can donate a portion of your proceeds to USO's fall fundraising campaign, "Dance for Troops". Find all the information here.

Free Dental Care for Children (ages 4-17)

Saturday, November 16 at Fresno State South Gym  

Children's overall oral health will be addressed and dental services will be provided from cleanings to fillings. Space is limited! Get an appointment by going to:


Ted C. Wills Community Center  
770 N. San Pablo
Fresno, CA 93728
Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 


"Kids Just Wanna Have Fun" Children's Festival  

Holmes Playground
212 S. First St.
Fresno, CA 93702
Saturday, Oct. 26 

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We are Invited! 
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.
Consultate of Mexico's ZumbaThon
Saturday, October 5 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Riverpark, Via del Rio Fresno
This is a FREE event!
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

Safe Halloween 2013 

Monday, October 28

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM;

Westside Park, Wasco

 Click here for flyer

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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