Girl Scout Leadership Experience

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience engages girls in discovering self, connecting with others and taking action to make the world a better place. All Girl Scout experiences are intentionally designed to tie to one or more of the 15 national leadership outcomes, or benefits, categorized under three keys to leadership:

o Discover: Girls understand themselves, their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore the world.

o Connect: Girls care about, inspire and team with others locally and globally.

o Take Action: Girls act to make the world a better place.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience provides three processes for adults to incorporate in activities when partnering with girls: Girl- Led, Cooperative Learning and Learning by Doing. These three processes promote the fun and friendship that, for nearly 100 years, have been integral to Girl Scouting. But they do even more—when girls lead, when they learn by doing and when they engage in cooperative learning, the 15 leadership outcomes (or benefits) discussed in the preceding section are far more likely to be understood and achieved. The key to achieving these results using the program processes is to ensure progression takes place as girls transition from one Girl Scout Grade Level to another. For example, Girl Scout Daisies will be guided by the adult leadership through the Learning by Doing process but when they become Girl Scout Seniors they may be guiding themselves through that process or asking much deeper questions.

 

The Girl Scout Research Institute, based in New York City, provides a focus for our program development and advocacy efforts as it produces original research on what girls say about important topics of the day, and share what they need for healthy development into leadership.

Visit www.gsusa.org for even more information about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

For more information, contact: sdelarosa@girlscoutsccs.org

 

Cookie Program

 

Where does the money from Cookie Sales go?

All funds remain local, and a portion of the funds goes back to the Troop for educational trips, service projects and personal rewards.

Girls Learn While They Earn!

The Girl Scout Cookie Program, for girls in grade K-12, has become a sophisticated leadership program where girls learn valuable life and business skills. The program calls for the entire Girl Scout troop to collaborate in goal-setting and then follow their plan so that they can earn funds for service projects, educations field trips and other leadership activities. In addition to learning business ethics, public speaking, and money and time management, the girls can earn personal recognition’s such as clothing or an adventure trip.

What else can you do with Cookies?

Click here for delicious recipes with Girl Scout cookies!

Click here for Cookie fun facts!

• Operation Gratitude is our to support military men and women overseas. Just purchase a box of cookies and then donate it to our Operation Gratitude program, and it will be sent overseas to our dedicated soldiers.

 

2013 Cookie Sales Goal – 1,090,000

2013 Cookie Incentives

750 boxes sold – Cali Girl Trip

  • June 22, 2013 – Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA
  • August 24, 2013 – Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

500 boxes sold – July 27, 2013 McDermont Field House, Lindsay, CA

2012 SSSSH Girls

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Resources:

ABC Smart Cookie Volunteer Resource is a great resource for volunteers to find age specific learning activities, family resource guides, safety information, and great graphics!

ABC Smart Cookie Girl Resource website allows girls to track their individual goals, send e-cards to friends and family members, learn sales techniques, play fun games and cast their vote on fun cookie sale themes for upcoming years.

Cookie Sale tracking is a SNAP! This Troop volunteer only tracking site helps volunteers to report, record and track their Girl Scout and Troops progress throughout the sale. Troop volunteers must first go through training to receive their SNAP Log-in.

2013 Cookie Documents:

2013 Cookie TROOP COOKIE CHAIR GUIDE

2013 Cookie SNAP GUIDE

2013 Cookie SERVICE UNIT COOKIE CHAIR GUIDE

2013 Cookie Sale Parent Permission Slip

2013 Cookie SAGE MOBILE GUIDE

2013 Cookie Program Troop Proceeds in Lieu of Recognitions Agreement

2013 Cookie Program Troop Agreement

2013 Cookie Program SUPC Agreement

2013 Cookie Program Pantry Manager Agreement

2013 Cookie Program Delinquent Account Report

2013 Cookie Program ACH.EFT Agreement

2013 Cookie PANTRY GUIDE

2013 Cookie FAMILY GUIDE

Addendum to Council Volunteer Policy & Procedures and Volunteer Essentials

GUIDANCE ON GIRL REWARDS AND TROOP PROCEEDS

Online Registration

FAQ’s eBiz\Online Registration

Renew your Girl Scout membership online now!

Girl Scouts of Central California South (GSCCS) members can renew their membership online for 2012-2013 membership year with a credit or debit card using Personify eBiz.

If you have questions that are not answered on this page, please or call 1 (800) 490-8653 option 5   between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Who is able to register or renew online?

Girls and adults registered in 2011-12 who have a valid email address in the council’s database or first time members who have never been a part of Girl Scouting. The new membership year begins October 1, 2012.

What payment methods are accepted to renew an individual’s membership online?

Credit and debit cards are accepted. Check, Cash, Cookie Credit, Nut Bucks and Financial Aid require use of paper registration forms.

What are the benefits of online membership renewal for parents?

It’s green. It’s fast, easy and convenient. It provides accurate spelling and contact information.

What are the benefits of online membership renewal for Troop leaders?

No collecting forms. No depositing money at the bank. No completing registration summaries and Troop worksheets. No waiting to know who’s registered.

How do parents/guardians and adults renew memberships?

Parents/guardians of 2012-13 registered girls and registered adults click here.

Step-by-step online registration instructions:

1. Once at the Online Registration site, click on the “FIRST TIME HERE – Create Login” button if you have not previously used Online Registration.

Click on the “RETURNING MEMBER – Login Here” button if you have used Online Registration previously.First Time Visitors: Each member has a record in the system.

To create a login for each member, enter the member’s First Name, Last Name and Email Address in the proper fields then click on “Continue” to validate customer/member status in the database.

2. Receive confirmation email validating customer/member status in the database. Open email. Click on link or copy and paste both parts of the link, in order and without spaces, into your web browser in order to create a User Name and Password.

3. Create User Name and Password. Choose a Hint question. Click on Create Account.

4. Receive confirmation message of successful log in to eBiz site.

5. Click on “Renew” to renew membership using a credit or debit card. (Log on separately for each member using each member’s UserName and Password.)

6. Become a Girl Scout of Central California South Family Giving Partner. Click here to view an inspirational video about all of the good your donation can do. Select a donation amount(s) on the payment page when you renew.

How do lapsed adult members renew their membership after 10/1?

Adults previously registered with GSCCS but not in 2012-13 may renew their Girl Scout membership online after 10/1.

1. Click here. Complete steps 1-4 for renewing a membership. See above.

2. Click on My Account in the left navigation bar.

3. Click on Join Now.

4. Click on the Adult Membership 2012 or Lifetime Membership product from the list of membership products.

5. Click on “Add to Cart” then on “Checkout

6. Fill in the fields marked in bold on the Member Profile.

7. In the Member Profile screen, select a position and a Troop for the current membership year. Click on Add Position. Repeat process for multiple positions and/or Troops.

 

 

 

 

I clicked on the link that was sent to activate my eBiz account and I received a “page not found” message. What do I do?

The link to activate your account is very long and some email clients break it to fit their character count. Please copy and paste both parts of the link, in order, into your web browser. This will take you to the proper page to finish your online membership renewal.

Is a separate log-on required for each person?

Yes. Each individual must have a unique user name and password to access her/his account, renew a membership, and make a donation. The log-on is linked to an individual’s customer account. Only Troop leaders with a 01 position code can see multiple members — Troop members — through online Troop management. Therefore, a parent of two Girl Scouts needs to have two separate log-ons to renew each daughter’s membership and make a donation.

What can a parent/guardian do when renewing a girl and/or adult registration?

  • -Execute an existing membership renewal order in Personify
  • -Update demographic and contact information
  • -Make a donation to GSCCS
  • -Pay for the membership and the donation
  • -Print a membership card for the current membership year

Is a parent/guardian signature required for online membership renewal?

No. The parent/guardian’s online purchase of a Girl Scout membership replaces the need for a signature.

What happens if a girl wants to renew her membership but is transferring to another Troop?

Renewals are existing orders in Personify so renewing and switching Troops is a two-step process:

1. A girl’s parent/guardian purchases existing order online to renew membership with the existing Troop on record

2. The current or new Troop leader initiates a Troop transfer using the Troop Change Form.

Transfers are made offline by council staff.

Is online membership registration available in Spanish?

Not at this time.  Paper forms must be used to register in Spanish.

What types of transactions must be done offline (or back office) by Council staff in the online membership renewal environment?

  • -Lifetime memberships at the discounted rate–graduating ambassadors only–must be processed by council staff and therefore require the use of paper membership registration forms.
  • -Grade changes must be done by Council staff. The Troop Change Form is used for this process.
  • -Name changes must be done by Council staff, for example, spelling corrections, hyphenated names, new last names. Email onlineregistration@girlscoutsccs.org.
  • -Position code assignments must be done by Council staff. To request a position code/assignment with multiple Troops, please use the eBiz Self-Reporting Feature available during membership renewal and from My Account. Requests can also be made from the Troop Change Form.
  • -School changes must be done by Council staff. The Troop Change Form is used for this process.
  • -Troop transfers must be done by Council staff. The Troop Change Form is used for this process.

ONLINE TROOP MANAGEMENT

What is online Troop management?

Personify eBiz includes a page for leaders called the Troop Management Hub for managing Troop communications, membership registration, in-person adult training course registration, etc.

What are the benefits of online Troop management for Troop leaders?

  • -Know who’s registered in the Troop and who’s not
  • -Email parents (the email address in the “Form” is the Troop leader’s)
  • -Print rosters
  • -Update girls and parents’ contact information
  • -Update Troop meeting information, including the Troop’s grade level
  • -Print membership cards for girl and adult members 
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Who has access to online Troop management?

Access to online Troop management is by Troop. Only volunteer screened Troop leaders with a 01 position code in the Personify database for a specific Troop have access to online Troop management for that Troop. If a Troop leader has more than one Troop, she must have a 01 position code on record for each Troop in order to have access to online Troop management for all her Troops. Assignment of position codes and Troops in Online Registration are done offline by council staff. To request a position code or assignment with multiple Troops, please use the Self-Reporting Feature available during membership registration/renewal and from My Account.  Requests can also be made from the Troop Change Form.

What information can leaders see in the Troop Management Hub?

The leader can see each individual’s registration status and the information that is contained on a member registration form only: contact information; grade; school; age; Girl Scout history; custodial care; racial/ethnic background. The leader does not have access to the order processed by the parent.

Should Troop leaders renew memberships through online Troop management?

It’s preferable for everyone that parents/guardians renew girl memberships online and adults renew their own membership online. An individual renewing their membership online is a one-step process. It’s green. It ensures accurate spelling and contact information. It saves a leader time. It’s cost effective.

If, however, a Troop decides with the consent of the parents and guardians (signed registration form, email authorization, OR a signed roster authorizing registration) to have the Troop pay for each girl and/or adult’s Girl Scout membership, then it is recommended that the Troop leader use the Troop’s bank account debit card to pay for the online membership renewals using online Troop management. Using online Troop management to renew members is only available from the open date of online renewal through 9/29, 8:59 PM. (Personify is on East Coast time.)

What happens to the Troop Management Hub roster after 9/30?

Girls/adults who have not renewed their membership for the new Girl Scout membership year will be removed from the roster. The roster will only include registered members for the current Girl Scout membership year.

Should Troop leaders use online Troop management after 9/30 to renew lapsed members (prior year members who did not renew?)

No. Adding previously registered girls/adults via the Troop Management Hub after 9/30 will create duplicates in the database. To make sure all girls and adults continuing in Troops appear on the Troop roster, Troop leaders should enter members’ missing email addresses in the Troop Hub, email parents/adult members the “Membership Renewal Invitation/Instructions,” which is a link located under Useful Links on the Troop Hub, and remind them to renew by 9/30.

How do Troop leaders use the Troop Hub to register new members into existing Troops?

In order to affiliate a new girl/adult with a Troop, the Troop Hub must be used to register the new member.

The Troop Hub’s “Add Girl” and “Add Adult” features are used to register new members into an existing Troop. New girls/adults are defined as new girls/adults to GSCCS whether or not they have been registered with another Girl Scout council. (If a girl/adult is registered for the current membership year in another council and is transferring to GSCCS, then an inter-council transfer must be executed. Send an email to onlineregistration@girlscoutsccs.org to initiate this process.) Girls registered with GSCCS prior to 2012-13 but not registered in 2012-13 should use the offline membership registration process in order to avoid creating duplicate records. Adults, on the other hand, may register online with a specific Troop by activating their existing Online Registration account, purchasing an adult membership, and requesting to be affiliated with a specific Troop. Click here for step-by-step instructions. Or, they can register offline.

Click here for a demo of registering new girls/adults to an existing Troop:

http://ceslearning.girlscouts.org/ebizdemos/standalones/TrpNewMbrCoverPage.htm

Below are the seven steps for completing the entire process:

1. Troop leader distributes paper membership registration forms and family giving promo to parents of new girls joining the Troop

2. Parent completes a paper registration form and selects a family giving amount on the form

3. Troop leader collects form and $20.00 cash/check plus family giving contribution

4. Troop leader deposits GSUSA dues and family giving donation in GSCCS’ bank account

5. Troop leader purchases membership and donation products and pays with Troop debit card and enters parent’s cc # in Online Registration (the three-digit security code is required).  Transactions using the Troop debit card and individual credit cards are separate.

6. Troop leader blocks out cc#/security code, if provided, and keeps the registration form in a secure location until the end of the annual membership year.

7. Troop leader sends email to parent with instructions on how to activate Online Registration account so they can see order history and renew membership online for the next Girl Scout year.

What should be done with documents collected and used for online membership registration using online Troop management?

The Troop leader keeps the documents—registration forms, emails, or roster with parent authorization—used for online registration using online Troop management. The Troop leader is responsible for blacking out credit card numbers on documents after they have been used for online registration. The documents must be kept in a secure location until the end of the annual membership year, which is September 30, and then shredded.

ONLINE REGISTRATION OF NEW MEMBERS

How do new girls and adults joining Troops register online?

Online registration of new girls/adults into an existing Troop and new Troop must be done using online Troop management in order to affiliate the girl/adult with a Troop.

Girls registered with GSCCS prior to 2012-13 but not registered in 2012-13 should use the offline membership registration process in order to avoid creating duplicate records. Lapsed adults, registered prior to 2012-13, may register online.

What are the benefits of online membership registration for Troop leaders?

  • -It is faster and more cost effective than paper (offline) registration.
  • -It increases the accuracy of the information provided.
  • -It generates a Troop roster quickly and efficiently.
  • -It eliminates the need to complete a “Dues Summary” and “Troop Registration Worksheet.”
  • -It generates membership cards.
  • -It promotes the Council’s and Girl Scouts’ “go green” initiative.

How do Troop leaders use the Troop Hub to register new members into existing Troops?

In order to affiliate a girl/adult with a Troop, the Troop Hub must be used to register the new member. The Troop Hub’s “Add Girl” and “Add Adult” features are used to register new members into an existing Troop. New girls/adults are defined as new girls/adults to GSCCS whether or not they have been registered with another Girl Scout council. (If a girl/adult is registered for the current membership year in another council and is transferring to GSCCS, then an inter-council transfer must be executed. Send an email to onlineregistration@girlscoutsccs.org to initiate this process.) Girls registered with GSCCS prior to 2012-13 but not registered in 2012-13 should use the offline membership registration process in order to avoid creating duplicate records. Adults, on the other hand, may register online with a specific Troop by activating their existing Online Registration account, purchasing an adult membership, and requesting to be affiliated with a specific Troop. Or, they can register offline.

Click here for a demo of registering new girls/adults to a new Troop:

http://ceslearning.girlscouts.org/ebizdemos/standalones/TrpNewMbrCoverPage.htm

Below are the steps to register new girls/adults to a new Troop:

1. Troop leader distributes paper membership registration forms and Family Giving promo to parents of new girls joining the Troop.

2. Parent completes a paper registration form and selects a family giving amount on the form (optional).

3. Troop leader collects form and $20 for girl registrations and $12 for adult registrations (cash/check/cookie dollars/nut bucks) plus family giving contribution.

4. Troop leader deposits GSUSA dues and family giving donation (optional) in Troop bank account.

5. Troop leader purchases membership and donation products and pays with Troop debit card or enters parent’s cc # in Online Registration (the three-digit security code is needed). Transactions using the Troop debit card and individual credit cards are separate.

6. Troop leader blacks out cc#/security code, if provided, and keeps registration form in a secure location until the end of the annual membership year

7. Troop leader sends email to parent via Troop Hub with instructions on how to activate Online Registration account so they can see order history, and renew membership online for next year. Click on the Troop Hub’s “New Girl/Adult Member Registration Confirmation” link for an email template.

What should be done with documents collected and used for online membership registration using online Troop management?

The Troop leader keeps the documents—registration forms, emails, or roster with parent authorization—used for online registration using online Troop management. The Troop leader is responsible for blacking out credit card numbers on documents after they have been used for online registration. The documents must be kept in a secure location until the end of the annual membership year, which is September 30, and then shredded.

IN HOUSE (GSCCS OFFICE) MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION

Which membership registrations cannot be done online?

Payment Type: Cookie Credit, Nut Bucks and Financial Aid

Troop Type: Troops without a bank account

Membership Type: New girls not joining a Troop; Graduating Ambassadors to Lifetime members–Discounted rate only; Girls registered with GSCCS prior to 2011-12, but not registered in 2012-13.

What is the process for in house membership registration?

The in house membership registration process consists of the following steps:

1. Parent/Guardian or adult completes blank membership registration form.

2. Troop leader collects forms and money.

3. Troop leader completes dues summary and Troop worksheet.

4. Troop leader or Service Unit Registrar deposits cash and checks at a local Wells Fargo bank using the deposit slips provided by the council.

5. Troop leader submits membership forms, dues summary, Troop worksheet as well as the deposit slip and bank receipt if money was deposited at bank to the Service Unit Registrar.

6. Service Unit Registrar prepares registration materials for submittal to local office.

7. Service Unit Registrar sends materials to local office.

Where can I get paper registration forms for in house membership registration?

Paper 2012-13 membership registration forms are available at: www.girlscoutsccs.org/forms

What types of transactions must be done in house (or GSCCS office) by Council staff in the online membership registration environment?

  • -Lifetime memberships at the discounted rate–graduating ambassadors only–must be processed by council staff and therefore require the use of paper membership registration forms.
  • -Memberships paid for with cookie credit, nut buck or financial aid must be processed by council staff and therefore require the use of paper membership registration forms.
  • -Memberships for new girls and adults not joining an existing Troop require the use of paper registration forms.
  • -Troop transfers must be done by Council staff. The Troop Change Form is used for this process.
  • -Position code assignments must be done by Council staff. To request a position code/assignment with multiple Troops, please use the Online Registration Self-Reporting Feature available during membership renewal and from My Account.
  • -Grade changes must be done by Council staff. The Troop Change Form is used for this process.
  • -School changes must be done by Council staff. The Troop Change Form is used for this process.
  • -Name changes must be done by Council staff; for example, spelling corrections, hyphenated names, new last names. Email onlineregistration@girlscoutsccs.org.

GENERAL

What is Online Registration?

Online registration is powered by Personify, an off-the-shelf Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system hosted, maintained, and supported by TMA Resources, Inc. that has been configured by GSUSA and councils for Girl Scout use. TMA, the vendor, set up a virtual portal for Girl Scouts. In this virtual portal, the templates and functionality are shared but the data is specific to each council. The primary advantage of using a virtual portal is enhancements, bug fixes, and other code changes need only to be deployed once, allowing for faster, more frequent and less costly patches. The primary disadvantage is that the level of customization is limited.

Which browsers work with Online Registration?

Current versions of Internet Explorer and FireFox are the only browsers supported at this time.  Safari and Chrome, while not supported, work for some users.

Why does Online Registration refer to members as customers rather than as members?

All girls and adults (volunteers, parents/guardians, emergency contacts) who have records in our database are customers.  Only those who purchase a Girl Scout membership are members.  Girl Scout members are a subset of customers.

What do I do if I made an Online Registration purchase in error?

Refunds will be processed for requests received in writing within 10 business days of the online transaction error.  Requests should be emailed to onlineregistration@girlscoutsccs.org or mailed to: Girl Scouts of Central California South 1377 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA. 93711 Attn.: Registrar.

What security measures are in place for online transactions using Online Registration?

The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us. We ensure the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures are in place to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

Protecting the safety of your credit card information is also important to us. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us. SSL is the industry standard in Internet encryption technology, which is a highly sophisticated method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to our Web site servers. We also encrypt your credit card number when we store your order and whenever we transfer that information to participating merchants.

To make sure you are accessing our secure server before you submit personal financial information, look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser.  If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active.  To double-check for security, look at the URL or Address line of your browser. If you have accessed a secure server, the first characters of the address in that line should change from “http” to “https.”

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

When is Online Registration not available?

Online Registration will be down for normal maintenance 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday, and this may cause downtime or slowness.

What are the benefits of Online Registration for Service Units?

One of the benefits of online registration is that the database is updated daily; there is only a one-day delay between when a parent registers and when the data is available. All memberships purchased online (by a parent or a Troop leader) on Monday, for example, can be viewed by Troop leaders in the Troop Hub and accessed through reports on Tuesday. Therefore, everyone will have access to more timely information.

To make sure Service Unit Team members have the information they need to perform their volunteer roles, staff will email reports (PDF and Excel versions) that contain the data needed. Service Unit Team volunteers are encouraged to contact their CDD to identify the reports they need and develop a schedule for automated delivery of the reports.

How are the emails in the database used?

Troops will be able to communicate with parents via email through the Troop Management Hub. Service Units and the Council will be able to communicate important information to parents via email through Excel file exports.

STEM Workshop

Blog Post by: Samantha Gibson, Communications Intern

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Who says Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are just for boys? Today’s world is widely influenced by these industries, but unfortunately most girls aren’t pursuing them. Girl Scouts has made a movement through S.T.E.M. workshops to introduce girls to the opportunities and role models in these specific fields. Are these workshops working? Well we heard straight from girls themselves!

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 More than 20 local girls attended the two day S.T.E.M. Careers workshop at Chevron in Bakersfield. The group of six seventh-grade girls experienced Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through games, activities and guest speakers. They felt that learning about these fields is important for Girl Scouts because it encourages them to pursue better jobs and enter fields they previously didn’t know about. They discovered that there are a broad range of diverse careers for women in S.T.E.M. fields. An area they enjoyed learning about was the variety of engineering jobs available.  Overall, their favorite activities of the day were learning about the pharmaceutical industry by filling M&M “prescriptions” and creating a design for their very own website.

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 We encourage girls to take a step out of the box and experience the next S.T.E.M. workshop on Saturday December 1, in Bakersfield. The fun-filled day could lead your daughter to a more successful future!

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GOT MILK? Girl Scout Photo Contest!

Girl Scouts – submit a photo showing how milk and Girl Scouting have helped to make you a strong, healthy and confident young woman! We would LOVE if one of our GSCSS Girl Scouts wins the photo contest! Who is better to represent Girl Scouts and milk than a Girl Scout from the Central Valley – where the dairy capital of the world is!

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The contest is open to all currently registered Girl Scouts (except Girl Scout Adults) of all grade levels belonging to one of the eight Girl Scout councils in California.

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The Prize:

Three Girl Scouts in California to each receive a $500 U.S. Savings Bond and to be featured together on a billboard (or comparable advertising media) in their hometowns.

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Aside from the three grand prizes, camp scholarships worth $350 each will also be given to 24 finalists

throughout the state.

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Read  rules at http://www.gotmilk.com/#/news-events/article/27 

* Contest ends December 17, 2012.

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To Enter: 

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Email: contest@gotmilk.com  (limit 8 MB)

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Mail:

GOT MILK?-  Girl Scout Photo Contest

c/o RL Public Relations

11835 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 1155E

Los Angeles, CA 90064

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Don’t forget to mail in the Entry form too! http://www.gotmilk.com/pdf/news/2012_liability_waver.pdf

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The three grand prize winners will be notified by Jan. 31, 2013.

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Girl Scouts of Central California South CEO, Cathy Ferguson talks to CBS 47 about the contest!

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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)*

OR

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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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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