2013 AgriNation

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On Saturday, September 21, 2013 we held our 4th Annual AgriNation at Vossler Farms in Visalia. Girls learned about Food Safety with Cargill, went through the cornmaze, played games, did crafts, and ate delicious treats!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Pictures from past AgriNation at Vossler Farms, Visalia:

Splash Off 2013

Splash Off 2013 – Wild Waters

Who: Girl Scouts family and friends participating in Early Bird Re-Registration for the 2013/2014 year!

Where: Wild Water Adventure Park, Clovis, California

When: Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Cost: $16 per person

ALL children MUST be accompanied by an adult, this is a family event.

Note: You may bring your own food and refreshments, but no glass containers or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park.

Splash Off 2013 – Hurricane Harbor

Who: Girl Scouts family and friends participating in Early Bird Re-Registration for the 2013/2014 year!

Where: Hurricane Harbor, Valencia, California

When: Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Cost: Bargain price! $22.50 per person (regular $38.99, or $30.99 for a child under 48”)

ALL children MUST be accompanied by an adult, this is a family event.

Note: NO OUTSIDE FOODS ARE ALLOWED IN THE PARK.

To register and for more information, please contact Melissa Souza at msoza@girlscoutsccs.org or call 559-291-5078 ext. 116

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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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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Volunteer Carousel

Volunteer Carousel is a one day event designed for all Girl Scout adults and Ambassadors. There are a wide variety of 75 minute workshops offered so everyone can choose subjects that benefit them. Some classes are activities you can take back and share with the girls and some are just for you. Any registered Girl Scout adults or Ambassador (girls in the 11th or 12th grade) may attend! Invite all the registered adults in your troop to come.

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 2011 Volunteer Carousel Pictures:

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Event Details:

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Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012

Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Selma First Baptist Church, 2025 Grant Street, Selma

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Who: Adults & Ambassadors only. Girls must be in the 11th or 12th grade to attend. Everyone must be a registered Girl Scout for insurance purposes.

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Food:        Coffee & a light snack are provided at 8:30 am.

Plan to have lunch on-site – you can bring your own or order one for $5.00. The on-site lunch will be a pasta and salad bar (with traditional & hearty toppings), and dessert.

To order an on-site lunch you must prepay by Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

Beverages – we will provide hot coffee & tea. Sodas and bottled water will be available for 75¢.

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Door Prizes: Your registration will include a ticket for door prizes. (You can buy additional tickets at the event.) We always need prizes so if you know anyone willing to donate an item, you can bring it with you or we can arrange to have it picked up.

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Registration: For best workshop selection register early. Some workshops fill quickly and others may be cancelled if registration is low. On-site registration will be available but workshop choices will be limited.

2012 Carousel Workshops

2012 Registration Form

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Cost:

$25.00 All day with lunch if received by Tuesday, October 9th

$20.00 All day without lunch

$15.00 Morning or afternoon only (without lunch)

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No Refunds will be given. “Substitutions” (sending someone in your place) are acceptable and encouraged. Supplies or “kits” are not available for people that cancel or do not attend.

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Bring:

1. Water bottle or drink container with lid to carry to class

2. Pair of scissors that can cut paper.

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Questions: Email Lee Nave at leenave@earthlink.net or call Michelle Loyd at the Girl Scout office at

(800) 490-8653 ext. 200 or email her at mloyd@girlscoutsccs.org.

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Chevron Cares about STEM workshops

Girl Scouts STEM program is about increasing girls’ participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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Girls push boundaries, test limits, and look at the world around them  with inquisitive eyes. They’re natural scientists! Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineering,  and math (STEM) experiences relevant to everyday life. Whether they’re discovering  how a car’s engine runs, how to manage finances, or exploring careers in STEM fields,  girls are fast-forwarding into the future.

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Every girl needs a chance  to explore the fascinating world of STEM. Girl Scouting encourages girls of all  ages by offering “fun with purpose” through its K–12 national program. The Girl  Scout program includes two curriculum resources: National  Leadership Journeys  and National  Proficiency Badges. Leadership Journeys  are core to Girl Scouting because they lead girls to discover what they care about  and change the world. Girls explore a variety of interests along a Journey, everything  from the arts to the outdoors and, of course, STEM.

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STEM Careers Workshop, hosted by Chevron

50 girls attended a series of hands-on workshops in Bakersfield, designed to challenge them to discover the value of STEM-related careers for their own future success.

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STEM Careers Workshops:

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                  “The tech workshop helped me think a lot more about my choices. It helped me a lot.”

                   “They showed me how I could use my interests in a real job.”

                   “It helped me see how important an education is. I want to be a doctor.”

                   “I learned that every career includes at least one area of STEM.”

                   “I liked the geologist. Her speech was interesting and intriguing.”

                   “This was a really awesome experiment. I hope I can do it again.”

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Girl Scouts’ Unique Approach to STEM:

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  • STEM experiences are framed within the  context of leadership: As girls participate in Girl Scouting, they develop leadership skills to make the world a better place. Research shows girls are more  interested in STEM careers when they know how their work can help others.

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  • The Girl Scout Leadership Experience engages  girls through the three Girl Scout processes of: girl-led,  learning by doing, and cooperative learning.

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Here’s how these processes  provide quality STEM experiences for girls:

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Girl-led: Even when a girl has an interest in STEM, she might find that  boys take the lead in a school environment due to unspoken assumptions about gender  roles. Girl Scouts offers a safe, supportive place for girls to seek challenges.  The girl-led process encourages girls to decide which topics they want to explore  and how they want to go about it.

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Learning by doing: Research shows that, particularly with STEM, youth need to be  hands-on, active learners. The learning-by-doing process encourages this approach.  In addition, Girl Scouts’ learning-by-doing process involves a reflection step that  asks girls to think about how a given activity worked and what they would do differently  in the future—a key skill in scientific testing and conducting experiments.

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Cooperative learning: In general, girls prefer a collaborative leadership style, rather  than the traditional, top-down, “command and control” approach. The cooperative  learning process gives girls the opportunity to develop leadership and STEM skills  in a way that might feel most comfortable.

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“Generation  STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math” is a research  report from the Girl Scout Research Institute released in February 2012. The report  examines interest and engagement in the subjects and fields of STEM, from the voices  of 1,000 girls nationwide, ages 8-18. Girls are interested in STEM fields and aspire  to STEM careers the study shows, but need more exposure and adult support to carry  this interest into the future. Find out more information on this report, including tip  sheets for parents and girls.

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Girl Scouts of Central California South STEM program:

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Girl Scouts of Central California South has partnered with Chevron for “Chevron Cares about STEM Careers,” and with Cargill for the Food Safety program.

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We always encourage Troop Leaders to talk about STEM, and the different career opportunities available. Girls are interested in STEM and want to talk about it, and the different things they can do with a STEM career. We want Troop Leaders to let girls ask questions about the world, experiment and problem solve. And get girls involved in activities that will foster their STEM skills. Troop Leaders like to educate themselves about STEM opportunities so they show girls they can achieve their goals through STEM careers. And finally we like to expose girls to mentors and experts in STEM fields.

 

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100th Anniversary “Ignite The Future” Jamboree

You and your family do not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime overnight camping adventure that is certain to be talked about for many years to come!

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Date:  May 18-20, 2012.

Location:  Tulare Fairgrounds, 215 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274.

Presented by:

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Weekend Activities:

• Thomas Fiss concert on Friday Night

• Games and Crafts

• “Minute to Win it” style Challenges

• Song Fest on Saturday Night

• Campfire

• Bridging Ceremony on Sunday

 

Campsites:

$60 includes two free adult weekend passes. 12 people maximum per site. Troops required to meet the adult to girl ratio.

 


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Girls – earn your Five-County patch! Five Counties Patch

There is an added bonus for those girls that attend two days. The first day attended qualifies for the Tulare County event and the second day attended is a “Girls Choice” county event – so you can choose which county patch you receive!

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For more information please contact Michelle Loyd (800) 490-8653 ext 200 or mloyd@girlscoutsccs.org

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Sponsorships available:

Contact info@girlscoutcs.org, or call (559) 291-5078 ext 136.

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Thomas-Fiss

THOMAS FISS FUN FACTS:

Thomas loves to surf and skate in his free time.

He has three albums Waiting, Thomas Fiss, and his latest album RT/EP.

He is performing for Girl Scouts of Central California South on Friday May 18th!!

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100th Anniversary Family BBQ

Come and join us at the Kern County Fairgrounds as we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting.

Ticket Price Includeshotdogs and/or hamburgers , chips, drinks, cool treats, multiple waterslides, petting zoo, puppy pound, mini ferris wheel, sports zone, local celebrity appearances, crafts for all ages, hairlocks, music, massage therapy, live entertainment and much more! And to top it off, a popular band, Cidona, will perform for your entertainment.Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event!

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Craft bazaar and photo booths for your shopping enjoyment and much, much more!

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DJ music provided by “Funky Monkey Productions”

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Sponsored by:

 

 

 

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Date: July 28, 2012.

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Kern County Fairgrounds, Bakersfield.

Cost: $15.00 per person. $17.00 at the door. – Cookie Dollars Accepted!

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For more information please contact Pamela Mann, (800) 490-8653 ext 204.

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Girl Scout Camp out with the Bakersfield Blaze

It’s Girl Scout (over)night with the Bakersfield Blaze! Come enjoy a baseball game, camp out on the field overnight and support Your Council at the same time. There will also be a Girls Scout parade, presentation of the colors, throwing the first pitch and much more!

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Date: August 18, 2012.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Location: Sam Lynn Ballpark, 4009 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield.

Cost: $10.00 per person.

 

Register by August 15, 2012