Girl Scouts of Central California South
Member Updates 11-1-2013   
 Happy Birthday Juliette Gordon Low!
October 31st, we celebrated the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low's birthday. Born in 1860 in Savannah, Georgia, yesterday was her 153rd birthday! 
Juliette Gordon Low said "My purpose... to go on with my heart and soul, devoting all my energies to Girl Scouts, and heart and hand with them, we will make our lives and the lives of the future girls happy, healthy and holy."
 Thank you Troop 2772 for this art poster we found in front of our Fresno Gold Mine store the day after the Juliette Low Birthday open House.
Thank you for attending our Juliette Gordon Low Open House
We celebrated Juliette Gordon Low's birthday at both the Fresno and Bakersfield offices. Huge thanks to Service Units 65, 626, 614, 649, and 643 for hosting such awesome activities and booths are our events. We could not have done it without you!!

Make sure to check out our Facebook for adorable photos from the event! 
  Welcome to our returning WWII Veterans
 Thursday at 4:30 PM at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Girl Scouts were invited to welcome back the inaugural flight for the Central Valley Honor Flight Network. Seventy four World War II veterans visited Washington D.C. in commemoration of their sacrifice. 
If you went and took pictures, please send them to Jordan at!    

Women Inspiring Girls Nominations for Fresno  


  Do you know a dynamic woman who has made a difference in her community, is a trailblazer in her career, and a role model for young girls today? Nominate her as a 2014 Women Inspiring Girl's honoree, to be recognized in April, 2014. Deadline for nominations is Friday, December 13The nomination form can be found here.  



Learn about STEM careers with Chevron Cares About STEM 

Come and hear from Engineers, Technology professionals, even our very own Women Inspiring Girls honoree Betty Finch, Former Forensic Graphic Artist. Sign up for the two part STEM workshop for a total cost of only $5!

Thursday, November 14 and Thursday, November 21 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. 

Register here!


Adult Recognition 
Everyone likes to feel appreciated for their volunteer service, whether in the form of a simple thank you or a formal recognition. Nominate someone who has done outstanding volunteer service for an Adult Recognition Award. To nominate someone for this award, you must complete the nomination form, recruit additional people to write the required letters of endorsement, and turn in the entire nomination package on or before November 29
You can find the nomination package here.



Troop Happenings 
Brownie Troop 3005 from Lindsay in Tulare County earned their painting badge. The girls chose to make a mural about their favorite holiday. Square canvases were used for mood paintings and other paintings were done with a box, marbles and straws.
Troop 2359 from Visalia did an amazing job earning their Bronze Award. These girls chose to paint the lobby of the Samaritan Clinic. They set a goal to earn $300 from items purchased at a yard sale they held, as well as write a letter to Lowe's requesting paint and supplies. In the end, the Juniors exceeded their goal raising $358, while they learned to care for their community.

Troop 216 from Reedley had a Girls and Siblings outing to a pumpkin patch for their bridging ceremony. A fun outing with some good exercise!



AnneMarie and ZoŽ of Troop 2917 recently completed their Silver Award project. They wanted to get the word out to medical professionals about a relatively new physical therapy procedure option, girls can use during the "watch & wait" and "brace" 
phases of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.


Another Girl Scout, Beth from Troop 551 completed her Silver Award. She created a video to explain her project. The video can be found here.




Girl Scouts of Central California South Update
Last week in our Hot Topics we mentioned some of our new staff members. We still have more to mention!


Jovita Martinez is a new Activity Coordinator for Fresno and Madera county. She became involved with Girl Scouts as a mentor and since has loved what she does and says she's glad to be a part of this organization. 



Fresno Shape Up 


More than 60 Girl Scouts attended United Way's "Operation: Fresno Shape Up" where kids between the ages of 6-14 learned ways to exercise, maintain a nutritious diet and lead active, healthy lives! This event was hosted by United Way in partner with Fresno State Athletics and former NFL star, Lorenzo Neal.
Make sure to check out all the pictures from this day on United Way's Facebook.



 Have gently used girls or boys clothing? 
The Central Valley Children's Service Center is looking for donations of gently used clothing for children, any age size or style. If you would like to donate, please contact Delia Aldana at or at (559) 456-8195.  
Upcoming  Events, Programs & Training 
You can use your cookie dollars to pay for Council programs!
Have you looked at our Calendar of Events yet for the 2013-2014 year? It's up and online ready for you to look at, choose your activities, write them on your calendar and be ready for all the fun events and programs you want to sign up to. Find it here!


It's Your Story - Tell it! Journey Workshop: 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals
Saturday, November 9; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fresno Council Office. 
Register here. DEADLINE IS TODAY!
It's Your Story - Tell it! Journey Workshop: A World of Girls
Saturday, November 9; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fresno Council Office
Register here. DEADLINE IS TODAY!


Home Scientist Badge Workshop (Brownies)

Saturday, November 16; 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Madera County Library
Flyer here and make sure to register today (register here)


Jeweler Badge Workshop
Saturday, November 16; 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Madera County Library
Check out our full calendar
 for all programs and trainings, and to register online. 
Remember you MUST bring the receipt if you pay online. 
Questions about programs? Contact Candice at
Questions about training? Contact Michelle at 


Don't miss out on our Family Fun Nights
We have lots of events coming up for our Girl Scout families and friends. These events are ways to spend time together as well as support Girl Scouts. Make sure to mark the dates on your calendar!

Girl Scout Cheerleading Clinic with Cal State Bakersfield

Wednesday, November 20

Register now at the Gold Mine Stores!

Clinic begins at 4:30 PM for all interested, Game starts at 7:00 PM. 

Girls Scouts will perform at halftime with the Cal State Cheerleaders -Women's Basketball Game! All participants will receive a t-shirt, fun patch, picture with spirit team and mascot.


The Nutcracker

Saturday, November 30; 1:00 PM, William Saroyan Theatre

Deadline has been EXTENDED to November 15.


For questions, please contact Kathryn McDougal at (559) 440-9973

Thin Mint 5K: Saturday, March 8, 2014 
Fresno: River Park Shopping Center
Bakersfield: The Marketplace Shopping Center
Sign up for wither the Shortbread Shuffle 1 Mile Run/Walk or the 5K Run/Walk at any Sole 2 Soul Sports store in Fresno, Visalia, or Bakersfield or register online at
 We Are Invited 

Enter Visalia's First Veterans Day Parade

Girl Scouts are invited to enter Visalia's First Veteran's Day Parade on November 9, 2013. Entries are free! Food and drinks will be sold at the Memorial Building afterwards. If interested, please contact Crystal Garza at (559) 736-6061 or at 


Girl Scouts Day at Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
Select Girl Scouts will dance on Ahmanson Stage and open the performance. 
On Sunday, November 24 at Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, watch Sleeping Beauty and participate in a 90-minute pre-show workshop! Details here!  

It's your world - Change it Journey Workshop

Saturday, December 14  Troop 2486 invites sister Girl Scouts to participate in their Journey Workshop in Bakersfield. Time slots available for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Your Girl Scout's participation can help send the troop to New York! 
Gold Mine Store
The Gold Mine Store will be closed the following dates:
November 5: Bakersfield will be closed all day due to all staff meeting. Fresno will  be closed from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.


November 11: Both stores will be closed for Veterans' Day


November 27: Both stores will be closing at 11:30 AM and will not be re-opened until December 2 at 9:00 AM
Girl Scouts of Central California South

(800) 490-8653  ~
1377 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93711
Regional Office: 1831 Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93304 
Regional Office: 230 NW 3rd Ave., Visalia, CA 93291

"When girls succeed, so does society."