Big Read with Fresno Library

Over 100 Girl Scouts participated in the Big Read with the Fresno Library. The Big Read with the Fresno

Library was a Patch program.

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Requirements:

Complete the first four activities plus:

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Brownies: complete any two additional activities

Juniors/Cadettes: complete any three additional activities

Seniors/Ambassadors: complete any four additional activities.

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1. Get Reading!- Read The Call of the Wild by Jack London, or an approved alternative from the Fresno County Public Library’s list. Create and keep a reading journal. What were the major themes? Who were the important characters? What did you learn? Share what you’ve learned with your troop.

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2. Get Out- Attend one The Call of the Wild program at the Fresno County Public Library.

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3. Create Your Own Tale- Write/Draw an original story from the perspective of an animal. Share your story with your troop.

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4. Bring the Yukon Home- Research the Yukon’s climate, geography, and people. Then create a 3D model. Answer the following: What is the average temperature? What is the landscape like? Who is native to this area?

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5. Get Involved- Volunteer to read to a younger Girl Scout or Senior Citizen for one hour

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6. Get Involved- Volunteer at your local library for one hour

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7. Map Buck’s Journey- Create a map of the journey, and the major locations of the Klondike Gold Rush. Answer the following: How was the Klondike Gold Rush different from the California Gold Rush?

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8. Build Your Perfect Sled Team- Talk to someone who is knowledgeable about dogs and dog breeds (a Veterinarian, a representative from your local SPCA, etc) Get information on different breeds. Answer the following: What breeds would do well in the Arctic Circle? What characteristics do they share?

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9. Gold Rush- Practice panning for gold. Find a location near you or pan for gold in your own backyard. Get a large flat container, sand, water, pie tins, and “gold”. Have fun learning this once profitable technique. Answer the following: What were the years of the Klondike Gold Rush? Who Participated?

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10. Your Journey Starts with a Sled- Research types of dog sleds and make a small replica of your very own. Answer the following: Name two types of sleds. How do they differ from one another? Why did you choose your sled?

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11. Cook like an Alaskan- Create a dish that you could eat on the trail, something inspired by the frosty state, or just something that has Alaska in its name. Be creative, and share your creation with your troop.

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12. Create The Call of the Wild Trading Cards- Make a card for all of the dog characters. Include their stats: a picture, their name, characteristics, personality traits, etc.

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*13. If you are feeling really adventurous make the journey to Jack London Historical State Park in Glen Ellen, CA. Answer the following: Name two stories, other then The Call of the Wild, that Jack London wrote. Locate Jack London’s home. When did he move here? How long did he live here?

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Girl Scouts send school supplies to Senegal

Two troops from SU 15 and a troop,  from SU 12 sent supplies  to a school in Senegal that basically has nothing. The families  can barely afford yearly tuition for their children which amounts approximately to $2.00 US dollars.

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The girls from Troop 213 asked family, friends and their teachers for donations of school supplies. They also used some of their profits from cookie sales they designated to service projects. They had a goal to collect a 100 school supplies, but exceeded that goal by several 100!

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Troop 236 participated as part of our “100 things for the 100th Anniversary” project. They sent at least 100 pencils and 100 glue sticks along with scissors, notebooks, and stickers.

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 Anne, was the Senegal contact, she sent the following note and photos of the day they gave all the school supplies to the kids in her village.

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 Here is Anne’s note:

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Handing over the packages was really fun. The teachers started opening them up, and before long the kids (being unsupervised, since all the teachers were opening packages!) started crowding around. Everyone was exclaiming over everything, all very excited – it was so cute! The kids loved seeing photos of Visalia and the scouts who had sent them this stuff. After everything had been unpacked the teachers immediately started counting every single pencil and crayon. They did the math and figured that they could start by giving each and every student three crayons and one pencil, which they did, going from classroom to classroom. Kids started trading pencils and crayons for colors they liked better, and held them up for pictures.

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The teachers decided to save some of the other stuff, and give them as gifts to good students at the end of the year, as well as prizes in an upcoming games day.

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A lot of the supplies, like glue and colored pens and pencils, have never been seen in the school. I expect an increase in craft projects! I have to tell you that everyone was very thankful, and kept telling me what a good and generous people you are, and the scouts. So, from the Bira Elementary school, thank you a million times! It really was an amazing thing, and it helps inspire excitement in students who, otherwise, have access to very little in the way of supplies.

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Pictures sent from Anne:

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Volunteer Background Screening Update

Background Screening Update

The background screening process is now online! Click here!

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Who needs to complete a background screening?

-All leaders and co-leaders

-All volunteer chaperone/drivers – must also be at least 21 years old and a registered Girl Scout adult.

-All volunteers who handle money – must also be a registered Girl Scout adult

-All Troop or Service Unit Product Program Chairs

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If you have any questions, please contact the Leadership Development Supervisor at mloyd@girlscoutsccs.org or (800) 490-8653 ext. 200.

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Troop earns Agent of Change Badge

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Troop 2719 (from left to right: Katie, Courtney, Jasper, Brooklyn, Jasmine, Callie) from Bakersfield  canvassed their neighborhoods for donations for the Bakerfield Pet Food Pantry. They excercised their Powers of One and Power of Team, and collected pet food and pet items for their community, and so earned their Agent of Change patches.

 

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2012 CaliGirl Trip

All 2012 Cali Girls are invited to an amazing, fun-filled day at Disneyland!

Saturday, September 8, 2012 

RSVP by: Friday, June 29, 2012 by 5:00pm.

For more information, please contact the Product Program Specialist at: (800) 490-8653 ext. 123  or lzaninovich@girlscoutsccs.org

Tickets Include: Entrance into Disneyland and a special 2012 Cali Girl T-Shirt.

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Must complete and return:

Registration Form (PDF)

Health History (PDF)

OTC Medication Authorization Form (PDF)

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Chaperones Needed!

Must complete and return: Chaperone Application Form (PDF)

*Your request is not complete until we receive this form*

Chaperones Will Receive:
Entrance into Disneyland and free bus ride to and from Disneyland

Please Note: Food will not be provided.

*Applications must be received by Friday, June 29, 2012*

Requirements:
~Pre-Event Meeting to discuss assignments, expectations, and logistics
~Must be responsible for a group of girls all day at the event
(will not be guaranteed your child’s group)

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PLEASE SAVE these items for a Holiday Display!

Please save the following items for a holiday display at the Fresno International Airport. The holiday display benefits Girl Scouts of Central California South. *We will post more information on the holiday display soon!
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You can bring the items to their council office and leave them for Tori.  For more information please contact Tori at tsampson@girlscoutsccs.org or (800) 490-8653 ext 145.
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  • Cleaner Clothes Bags
  • Sliced Olive/Chopped Pepper Cans (2-4 oz)
  • Ends off Frozen juice cans
  • Ends off refrigerated biscuits/bread sticks/ crescent roll containers
  • Old Christmas cards
  • Old White socks
  • Old pink socks
  • Old pink tights
  • Old Red Shirts
  • Old Red socks
  • Old Red Sweatshirts
  • Printed Socks
  • White foam trays or food boxes
  • Pastel foam trays
  • Small pastel cat food cans

 

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Girl Scouts can do it all!

Bakersfield Girl Scout Troop made a video to tell their story to their peers.

Troop 2718 from Bakersfield let their creative sides out when they made a video about Girl Scouts! Ande, Ryan, Shaina, Sierra and Vanessa from Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2718 thought up the theme, drafted the script, and starred in the short video. The video was part of their MEdia Cadette Journey,* where the girls learn how they can use their own stories to shape media—for themselves, their community and the world.

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The idea behind the video was to show other girls their age that you can be in sports, acting, and other activities while also being a Girl Scout.  Troop leader Julie Moore stated, “They came up with idea because as they have become older in Girl Scouts, a lot of their friends and peers think that Girl Scouts are nerdy.  As we talked about the perceptions of girls in the media and how they feel about them, they decided they wanted to address the perceptions about Girl Scouts and show they can be cool, normal girls in the community.”

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The Troop started working on the project last August, and filmed when they could.  Richie Velasquez, Digital Media Director, at Woodward West/Woodward U donated his time to help with the filming and editing.

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“When I saw the video they put together it brought me to tears. What an amazing message these girls told in the video. They showed other girls that you can do it all while being a Girl Scout. We couldn’t be more proud of Troop 2718. They truly embody what Girl Scouting is all about,” stated Girl Scouts of Central California South CEO Cathy Ferguson.

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Troop 2718 is very active not only in Girl Scouts but also outside of Girl Scouting. Girls from the Troop are involved in their school student body councils, four girls have straight A’s, they are in sports, and two sets of girls in Troop 2718 are working towards their Girl Scout Silver Award. Going for this Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives each girl a chance to show that she is are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving her community.

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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Central California South is the premier girl organization that produces quality leaders who ensure hope for the future. The goal of Girl Scouting is to assist girls in developing leadership skills by helping them Discover, Connect and Take Action in their communities. Membership registration for the 2012-2013 year is currently underway. If you are interested in getting involved with Girl Scouts of Central California South please click here.

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*  On every Leadership Journey, everything girls do—whether it’s performing science experiments, creating art projects, cooking simple meals, or learning to protect the planet’s water supply—is aimed at giving them the benefits of the Girl Scout “Keys to Leadership”: Discover, Connect, Take Action.

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