2013 Cookie Biz

Cookie Biz

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2013 Cookie Biz Pictures:
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This fun day taught girls the most up to date sales techniques, how to attract more customers to your booth, and  how to reach their goal and much more!  Girls earned cookie badges for each program level.

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When: Saturday, January 12, 2013

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Navy College Campus, Naval Air Station Lemoore

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We ask all attendees to bring a Winter item donation (coats, mittens, scarf’s, hats, etc.)

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Alumnae Spotlight – Samantha Gibson

Post by: Samantha Gibson

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My name is Samantha Gibson and I am currently a communications intern for the Girl Scouts of Central
California South. I am also a Girl Scout alumna and was a proud member of San Diego Troop 4084,
for nine years.

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My favorite experience as a Girl Scout was my yearly adventure to Girl Scout summer
camp. It brought new friends, sing-alongs, and campfires. As a young girl, I counted down the days until
summer camp rolled back around and I once again got to experience something new. I also looked
forward to cookie sales every January (but then again, doesn’t everyone)! My troop would have such a
great time developing new sales strategies and making cookie sales a fun time. No matter what event
or activity we were attending, we always had a fun time.

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Although at the time I didn’t know it, I have learned that my experiences with Girl Scouting have made me who I am today! Even though it has been over eight years since we were in a troop together, the girls of Troop 4084 still keep in touch and support each other. Today, I am a senior agriculture communications major at Fresno State. I work as a news assistant for Fresno State University communications and I am also the children’s director of Quail Lake Community Church. I attribute many of my program ideas and leadership skills to my time as a Girl Scout. It is safe to say that I would not be the woman I am today; If I wasn’t the Girl Scout I was then.

Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout.

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Airport Holiday Display

To close our 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting celebrations, Girl Scouts of Central California South partnered with the Fresno Yosemite International Airport for their 2012 holiday display of trees. Displays featured recycled materials based on the Girl Scouts Forever Green campaign, a national effort of girls leading their families, schools, and communities in improving the environment and protecting natural resources. The holiday display of trees will be exhibited for the entire month of December at the airport. Local artists created beautiful designs for the holiday trees, based on the Forever Green, an  eco-friendly theme. We even had a team of talented Girl Scouts designa tree as part of  Together Greening, a international partnership between Girl Scouts in the USA and Girl Guides, sponsored by Alcoa Foundation

 

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#PoweredbyAlcoa

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More than 200 Girl Scouts and their families attended the tree lighting ceremony and Holiday Sing-Along on November 30, sponsored by Alcoa.  The girls took part in a scavenger hunt to learn more about the tree display and recycling, and earned a special patch. Major sponsors and funders of Girl Scouts of Central California South are being recognized by having trees named after them.

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2012 Holiday Tree Display

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Meet our Designers!

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Global Green Team

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Girl Scouts of Central California South “Global Green Team” is made up of Treasa, Lillian, Allison, and Alyssa.

Tree Name: Renewing Friendship

Design Concept: Girl Scouts and Girl Guides are all around the world. We wanted to showcase the friendship we all share because we belong to Girl Scouts. Our tree represents the different girls from around the world who share in our same beliefs about building girls of courage, character and confidence that makes the world a better place.

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Sandy Kane

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Though born in Berkeley California,  I was raised in Kansas City.  Our family was transferred to Fresno twenty-eight years ago.  I love Fresno for its weather, outdoor fun and people.  It may get hot for a few  weeks in late summer but the rest of the year it is mild and very pleasant. I am married with four grown children scattered from the east coast to the west coast, nine grandchildren and one great grand daughter. I’m retired now after being a florist for thirty-seven years. My degree is in Political Science from Fresno State but I have always loved the creativity involved with flower arranging.  My retirement gave me the opportunity to stretch beyond flowers and into art. I began with mosaics and became captivated by found object art and furniture restoration.  Now I do everything; sculpture, mosaic work, painting, and restoring old furniture. Retirement also provided me time to pursue downhill skiing and kayaking.  I am happy for the opportunity to do a Christmas Tree and bring to that some of the styles and techniques I have learned over the years.

Name of Tree: YET AGAIN

Design Concept: My tree is all about “found object art” and recycling.  The name of the tree is “YET AGAIN”…a reference to all of the ornaments and decorations used being something old that I am recycling, some often intended for another use entirely.  It includes old jewelry, metal objects like drawer pulls and knobs and old keys, throw away things like cardboard and plastic, corks and kitchen tools.  I like the idea of creating something new from something old.

 

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 Fresno City College Fashion Merchandising Class

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Pamela Hutton’s Intro to Fashion Merchandising class at Fresno City College is proud to support the Girl Scouts of America through the creation of “eco-fashion dolls” on the 2012 Christmas Tree. Representing a variety of cultural heritages, the class is comprised of young women and men who want to make a difference in the world through fashion, design, retailing, and environmental sustainability.

Name of Tree: An Eco-Christmas in Full Fashion

Design Concept: Fashioned from recycled, reused and redesigned materials, an eco-Christmas tree comes to life with student representations of runway fashion dolls. From recycled newspaper to reused packaging materials to redesigned old clothing, the beauty of sustainability emerges to brighten the Season…and our future.

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Deanne Lewis Hale

I’m Deanne Lewis Hale.  My husband Tony and I have 3 children.  As a family we have enjoyed decorating for a variety of community events such as Christmas Tree Lane, Christmas at the Met, & Christmas at the Airport.  I have spent the last 15 years in retail as a Visual Merchandising Manager.

I currently work for the Department of Defense and take great pride in providing retail resources for our military member, retirees, and their families.

Name of Tree: Our GREEN Military

Design Concept: The tree will feature a strong Red, White and Blue color pallet, some ornaments will be reused from previous exhibits.  There will be larger ornaments with pictures and text talking about the many green concepts that the military has in place on bases world wide.  Some examples would be that the recycling center on board NAS Lemoore recycled 1,600 tons last year which equates to a savings of $61,000 in fees that would have been paid in trips to the dump.  Net profits from the recycling are used to fund energy conservation projects.

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Michael J. Ray

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A native Fresnan who studied at Fresno State, Michael J. Ray has been doing some kind of art project all his life. His day job as a Visual Display Manager at Gottschalks came to an end when the company closed. Confronted with some unexpected free time, he has begun to pursue some art projects that long has evaded him. Michael’s work ranges widely from canvas and murals, graphic design, interiors, installation, and even airbrush tattoos. As Michael often says, “If it’s creative, I can do it.”

Name of Tree: PVC Tree

Design Concept: The idea of using discarded PVC pipe has an almost two-fold existence. Not only is the PVC pipe being used again, but the idea that it was used to maybe transport water to regenerate something else, makes it even more attractive as a true re-use medium. After Christmas, maybe the PVC pipe gets re-used again…. say maybe a water fountain?

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Adam Mena

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 I was born and raised in Fresno CA.  I graduated from San Joaquin Memorial High School in 2005 and graduated with a BA in Furniture and Woodwork design at San Diego State University in Dec. 2009.  I am currently a Graduate Student at Fresno State working on a Masters Degree in Sculpture.  My passion for Art started in high school and has been a part of my life throughout the years.  I am currently employed at Arte Americas as the preparator and assistant curator.  I am one of the founders of the Art House gallery/studios.  I was one of the participating designers for the Fresno Art Museums Trashique Fashion Show and I have also shown work in many galleries including Chris Sorensons, Broadway Studios, Arte Americas, and the Art House.

Name of Tree “Picture This”

Design Concept: I wanted to design and construct a Christmas tree made of old picture frames to play with idea of the purpose of the frame itself.  Many people during the holiday season often take family portraits and frame them to show the importance of love for their family or friends.  These pictures will then be passed on to future generations with or with out the frame.  The frame is often not appreciated as much as the image itself.  Pictures frames accentuate printed or painted images.  I wanted to construct a form using these old used frames to promote how a frame can hold some of the most meaningful images but is then sent to the trash or to the thrift stores once it is replaced or broken. The tree will be very geometric and will contain other items that are recycled on daily basis.

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 Darden Architects

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Founded in Fresno in 1959, Darden Architects has been providing clients with specific expertise in design, planning, and construction related services relevant to education, health care and other public facilities. Throughout its 53 years of growth and development, Darden Architects has held strong to its foundational tenets: to provide exceptional design and the highest level of professional service to its clients. Every year we put together a team of enthusiastic creative individuals who have a blast designing and creating a Christmas Tree, as interpreted by the additional constraint that year.  We have done a Christmas Truffula Tree from Dr. Seuss, a South Pole tree– upside-down, and “Doug Fir”– a tree skiing in the Mile-High city, Denver CO. We are excited for year’s theme, since in both professional practice and the glorious exhibition of art, we embrace Forever Green and consider the first most important element in “Green” is Forever.

Name of Tree: Thirst for a Greener Tomorrow

Design Concept: Donated water bottles are turned from ubiquitous litter to refreshingly icy Christmas Tree.

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Pat Carriveau

This is my second year decorating a tree at the airport to continue my tradition of decorating Christmas trees many years at the Met Museum.  I taught for 25 years and am enjoying my retirement.

Name of Tree: Lighting the Way to a Greener Future.

Design Concept: I decided to decorate my tree using energy efficient light bulbs as a way to recycle spent bulbs.  Fluorescent bulbs produce a far greater number of lumens per watt than incandescent bulbs.  Changing out your bulbs at home is a small change you can make to lead a greener life.

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KP & Friends 

KP & Friends started with four girls working on wreaths and trees at the Metropolitan Museum.  It is now Penny Sweazy, Karen McEwen and a silent partner. Karen is a children’s director at a hospital in Visalia, before her job at the hospital she worked at the Metropolitan Museum. Penny was a hairdresser for 12 years and has since switched to working at the Fresno State Foundation Office.

Name of Tree: Recycle, Reuse and Reduce your Twelve Days of Christmas!

Design Concept: The tree is going to be made of a variety of recycled materials. From old Christmas cards to circuit boards turned into ornaments. We wanted to take what was old and make it beautiful and apart of our tree!

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Andrea Shabaglian

Andrea Shabaglian, native to Fresno, is a wife, mother of two and a woman with purpose. Andrea recently founded MadeForThem, a non-profit organization using design, fashion and the arts to raise awareness and financial resources to combat human trafficking – an issue that has become her life mission and passion.

Andrea has more than twelve years of experience in the hospitality and event management industries and has owned her own Event Management business, Events Divine since 2003. She has been successful in her field with both private and corporate clients. Through her career she has serviced almost every people group, but has always preferred charitable purposes behind all that she puts energy into.

Andrea is passionate and burdened for injustice. With a call from God on her life to do her part, Andrea is committed to having an active role in the fight against modern day slavery both locally in the Central Valley and worldwide. She is a nostalgic person and enjoys creative problem solving with other innovators and creatives. She’s not afraid to dream big!

Name of Tree: Going Green is Glamorous

Design Concept: Going Green IS Glamorous! Being socially responsible is an attractive character to both the individual and the corporation. Using recycled every day household items in combination with nature, this tree represents that being beautiful can be attainted by being resourceful, creative and socially responsible.

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Cindy Ainsworth

 I am a self employed artist, who attend art school in Las Vegas.

Name of Tree: Environmental Dragon

Design Concept : Inspired by my love for dragons and serendipity. The tree will use recycled materials to portray Chinese dragons (my favorite) spiraling around the tree.

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Wendy Ainsworth

Wife,mother of four, craftaholic, ceramic enthusiast, and love to make something new from something old.

Name of Tree :Trash to Treasure

Design Concept :Examples of re-purposing household trash.

Name of Tree: NEVER NEVER in the LAND

Design Concept: What would Tink do with un-recyclable trash? Decorate a tree with it” recycling the un-recycleable.

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Girl Scout Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts may earn. Earning the Gold Award requires many hours of planning and implementing a challenging, large-scale project that is innovative, engages others, and has a lasting impact on its targeted community with an emphasis on sustainability. By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award you will be joining the ranks of generations of young women who have made a difference both locally and globally.  Download the Gold Award Guidelines (PDF) to find out how you can take action and make the world a better place.

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Past Gold Award Projects:

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Girl Scout Gold Award Steps

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Below is an overview of requirements to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. In order to fully understand

what councils expect from girls, please refer to the Gold Award girl guidelines, the Gold Award Adult guide, and the FAQs. For further information, please contact your local Girl Scout council.

Learn more about the Gold Award from GSUSA.

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Girl Scout Gold Award Pre-Requisites

Girls must be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade (or equivalent) and a registered Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador

AND

Complete two Journeys (Senior or Ambassador)*

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Earn the Silver Award and complete one Senior or Ambassador Journey

*Girl Scout Seniors complete Senior journeys and Girl Scout Ambassadors complete Ambassador journeys

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Girl Scout Gold Award Steps

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1) Choose an issue: Use your values and skills to identify a community issue you care about.

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2) Investigate: Research everything you can about the issue.

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3) Get help: Invite others to support and take action with you.

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4) Create a plan: Create a project plan that achieves sustainable and measurable impact.

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5) Present your plan and get feedback: Sum up your project plan for your Girl Scout council.

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6) Take action: Take the lead to carry out your plan.

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7) Educate and inspire: Share what you have experienced with others.

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Video from the 2012 Gold Award Ceremony.

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Need Inspiration for your Gold Award?

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Use Map It! It is an interactive map that shows how Girl Scouts all over are changing the world! Whether it’s Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Bronze Awards, Forever Green, or Journey Take Action projects, browse what girls are doing to get inspiration and share your story!

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Upcoming Training:

Cost: $5.00 each

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Who: Cadette – Ambassador Girl Scouts, Leaders, Advisors and Parents

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Register by: 5:00 PM the day before desired training. Michelle Loyd mloyd@girlscoutsccs.org

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Date Day of Week Time Place
10/15/2012 Monday 6 to 8 pm Bakersfield Council Office
11/6/2012 Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Fresno Council Office
11/13/2012 Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Hanford/Lemoore*
12/10/2012 Monday 6 to 8 pm Bakersfield Council Office
1/9/2012 Wednesday 6 to 8 pm Fresno Council Office
2/5/2013 Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Visalia – Boy Scout Office
2/11/2013 Monday 6 to 8 pm Bakersfield Council Office
3/6/2012 Wednesday 6 to 8 pm Fresno Council Office
4/15/2013 Monday 6 to 8 pm Bakersfield Council Office
5/7/2013 Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Fresno Council Office
5/14/2013 Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Hanford/Lemoore*
6/17/2013 Monday 6 to 8 pm Bakersfield Council Office

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Gold Award Interview Dates:

Initial Project Proposals and Final Project Reports must be turned in to Michelle Loyd one week prior to the meeting date.  Although interviews in person are preferable, if the driving distance to Fresno or Kern is too far, arrangements may be made in advance to have the interview via telephone conference call.

Date Day of Week Time Place
9/11/2012 Tuesday 6:00 PM Kern
10/9/2012 Tuesday 6:00 PM Fresno
11/14/2012 Wednesday 6:00 PM Kern
12/12/2012 Wednesday 6:00 PM Fresno
1/14/2013 Monday 6:00 PM Kern
2/12/2013 Tuesday 6:00 PM Fresno
3/13/2013 Wednesday 6:00 PM Kern
4/8/2013 Monday 6:00 PM Fresno
5/15/2013 Wednesday 6:00 PM Kern
6/10/2013 Monday 6:00 PM Fresno

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History of Gold Award:

The Golden Eaglet insignia, the highest award in Girl Scouting from 1916-1939, marked the beginning of a long tradition of using prestigious awards to recognize girls who make a difference in their communities and in their own lives.

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From 1940 to 1963, the Curved Bar Award was the highest honor in Girl Scouting. From 1963 to 1980, First Class was the highest award. To achieve First Class meant that a girl was an “all-around” person with some skills in many fields and a proficiency in one. Here is a picture of Juliette Gordon Low pinning a young woman who earned her Golden Eaglet.

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Did you know? A Girl Scout who has earned her Gold Award automatically rises one rank in any of the U.S. military branches.

 

Resources:

Gold Award Packet (PDF)

Adult Gold Award Guidelines (PDF)

Adult Spanish Gold Award Guidelines (PDF)

Gold Award Training Powerpoint

Gold Award Process Flowchart

Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge

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Use the following forms for council to help promote your Gold Award Project!

Gold Award Press Release Form (PDF)

Gold Award Event Flyer Checklist(PDF)

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2012 Badge Requirements – Girl Summit

 Girl Scouts who attended the Girl Summit event in April and attended the following workshops worked towards some of their badges. Below are which steps they completed. If you have any questions please contact our Program Department at (800) 490.8653 ext 119.

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Juniors
Course Name                                     Badge                                                                     Steps
Jeweler Jeweler Legacy Completed
First Aid First Aid Legacy 2-5
Digital Photography Digital Photography Skill Builder 1 & 2
Sewing Basics Independence Skill Builder 2
Cooking Fun Simple Meals 1&3
Staying Fit & Healthy Staying Fit Skill Builder 2-4
Cadettes
Course Name                                     Badge  Steps
Public Speaking and Interviewing Public Speaker Skill Builder Completed
Cooking Fun Eating For Beauty Skill Builder 1
Netiquette & Web Design Netiquette Skill Builder 1-3
First Aid Babysitter Skill Builder 1 & 3-5
First Aid First Aid Legacy 2,4&5
Seniors
Course Name                                     Badge Steps 
Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Skill Builder Completed
Netiquette & Web Design Website Designer Skill Builder 1&2
Textile Fabric Arts Textile Artist Skill Builder 1&2
Auto Maintenance & Safety Car Care Skill Builder 1&5
Cooking Fun Locavore Legacy 1&4

 

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Hurricane Sandy Updates from GSUSA

In a message from GSUSA CEO, Anna Maria Chavez, GSCCS was informed that fundraising restrictions have been lifted to enable girls to raise money for Girl Scouting recovery efforts in the eight councils affected by Hurricane Sandy. We encourage you to give to Girl Scouting for recovery in these eight councils. Contributions may be directed to a specific council or councils through their online giving sites. GSUSA also will establish a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to help address the needs of councils affected by the storm, and these funds will be directed to those councils once they have assessed their needs. To give, go to https://donate.girlscouts.org/hurricanerecovery .

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One of the most common questions GSUSA is receiving:

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“Are girls allowed to solicit donations for other organizations?”

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The answer is:

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• At this time, we are not allowing troop fundraising for other organizations.

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• When asked if girls can raise money for other organizations, please direct them to helping sister Girl Scouts—girls fundraising for other organizations is not permitted.

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• Contributions may be directed to a specific council or councils through their online giving sites. To give, go to http://donate.girlscouts.org/hurricanerecovery where you will find links to the online giving sites for all eight councils, as well as the giving form for the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.

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GSUSA and many councils including Heart of the Hudson, Greater New York, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Northern New Jersey, Heart of New Jersey, Central & Southern New Jersey, and Jersey Shore were affected and have staff and volunteers still working to recover.

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The affected CEOs have asked that we help spread the following message:

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“It has meant a great deal to the Girl Scout councils impacted by Hurricane Sandy that so many of our Girl Scout sisters and friends have taken the time to reach out to us from around the country and around the world asking how to help. While we know you wish to support the affected councils, please be patient and hold off on calling or contacting the councils directly, so they may keep their attention focused on the highest recovery priorities.

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Although material donations and troop offers of assistance are appreciated, the councils are not currently in a position to process and organize them. The moral support and encouragement has been appreciated. The GSUSA team will be in touch on how you can further assist our councils in their recovery efforts as the time becomes right.”

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Here’s more information from GSUSA:

• We ask that you please refrain from calling or contacting the councils directly, as that is adding stress to an already stressed council and diverting attention from the highest recovery priorities.

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• Although material donations and troop offers of assistance are appreciated, the councils are not currently in a position to process and organize them. It has meant so much to us that so many of our Girl Scout sisters and friends have taken the time to reach out to us from around the country and around the world asking how to help.

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• Girl Scouting will continue to thrive in the affected areas thanks to the dedication of volunteers, staff and the girls themselves. Please continue to check the Girl Scout blog http://blog.girlscouts.org/  for further updates on how you can further assist our councils in their recovery efforts.

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Program Committees

Would you like to be involved with our upcoming Program Events? We would love to have your help! Below are some of the program committees we have for our 2013 Events!

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Are you a parent or volunteer of a SSSSH girl? Is sales second nature to you? Is marketing a snap for you? If you answered yes to any of these then please consider joining the planning committee for Cookie Biz.

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Cookie Biz

Jan. 12

NAS Lemoore

Volunteer Committee Chairman – Lisa Petty

Committee questions email: rlmapetty@hotmail.com

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Are you a world traveler? Were you a Girl Guide or Girl Scout as a child? Consider joining the planning committee for Girl Scouting Around the World (formerly known as World Thinking Day)

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Girl Scouting Around the World

Feb. 23

Fresno County Fairgrounds

Volunteer Committee Chairman – OPEN

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Do you love the Outdoors? Are you a master chief with a Dutch oven? Is reading maps simple for you? YES?! Then Outdoor Palooza planning committee is the place for you.

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Outdoor Palooza

June 29

Kern River County Park Golf Course Picnic Ground

Volunteer Committee Chairman – Melody Roberson

Committee questions emailrobersongirls@att.net

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Does the thought of S’Mores make your mouth water? Are you addicted to chocolate and marshmallow? Does a crackling fire make you instantly think of graham crackers and chocolate? If you answered yes to one of these then join the S’Mores Festival planning committee.

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S’Mores Festival

August 10

Fresno Flates Park

Volunteer Committee Chairman – Sheryl Grabb

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Are you an avaid camper? Do you enjoy looking at the stars through the top of your tent? Dose the sound of a river put you to sleep? If you said yes to these then consider joining the summer camp comiittee. Committee questions contact the Program Manager at: ssmith@girlscoutsccs.org

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Wild About Camping

May 24-26

Wind Wolves Preserve

Volunteer Committee Chairman – OPEN

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Girl Scout Sponsor, Cargill, goes pink for Breast Cancer awareness

Cargill is an amazing sponsor of Girl Scouts of Central California South. This month they went “pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness. They held a luncheon on October 16th in support of  Breast Cancer Awareness. One of their long time employees, Miguel Gonzales, found a lump last year that turned out to be breast cancer. Doctors were able to remove the lump, and no other surgery was needed. Breast cancer also affects 1 in a 1,000 men. Cargill went “pink” this month to show their support and celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Check out this video from the staff at Cargill  supporting Breast Cancer awareness month.

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Here is a video of the staff constructing the Breast Cancer Ribbon pictured below.

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Pictured: Cargill VP, General Manager John Neimann and his family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Girls earn Silver Award

Ashlyn from Troop 2486, Troop 105 and Troop 321 just recently all completed their Silver Award. The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. It gives them a chance to show  that they are a leaders, that are organized, determined and dedicated to improving their community.

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Ashlyn from Troop 2486 developed a backpacks and school supplies drive at her local church and donated the items to children in need. She was able to collect over 20 backpacks! The drive will be continued annually.

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Troop 105 did two projects. They created a flag ceremony instructional binder and DVD and distributed it to youth organizations and schools.

 

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Troop 321 held a Walk- a -dog- a- thon in their community and provided information about caring for pets. All donations collected that day were donated to the SPCA.

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For more information on Girl Scouts of Central California South’s upcoming Silver and Gold Award trainings visit www.girlscoutsccs.org/awards.

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GSCCS Learning Facilitators head to camp!

12 Learning Facilitators from our council just attended the Consortium of Girl Scout Learning Facilitators conference in northern California at Camp Bothin.

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They had a  great time learning, networking and having  fun. They stayed at the historic Camp Bothin, owned by Girl Scouts of Northern California. There were over 100 Learning Facilitators at the conference. They had classes on Engaging Multi-Generational Volunteers, Inquiry Based Learning (Girl-Led) activities, Video: The Now Medium, and Go Outside (nature activities). The Go Outside session was led by GSCCS Lee Nave, Carmen Decker, Holly Derington, and Sheila Otteson. Everyone had a wonderful time learning and networking with each other and making new friends.

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“What I LOVE about Girl Scouts is that we are always a sister to every other Girl Scout and I met a bunch of new sisters this weekend! What a great time we had! We are all learning facilitators from Central, Coastal and Northen California and also from Nevada. We provide coaching to help leaders of Girl Scouts become the very best leaders they can be! And WE had a great time getting together: learning, sharing , eating (very well I might add), and singing (my favorite pasttime!)” – Eloise Golden, Girl Scout Alumna and Trainer.

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If you would like to join the Learning Facilitator team please contact Michelle Loyd at (800) 490-8653 ext 200. The next workshop for new trainers is November 17, 2012 in Fresno.

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Visit our Adult Training Page for more information on Girl Scout trainers!

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Pictures from the conference:

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