Lamont troop 507 goes camping!

Post by: Lily Cortes

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Lamont Girl Scout troop 507  went camping in July to Lopez Lake in Arroyo Grande. They used their proceeds from the Girl Scout cookie sale. The first day they set up their tents, made a bonfire and cooked  delicious s’mores. While on the trip the girls learned how to fish, went to a local water slide park, sang songs by the campfire and saw many deer and wild turkeys. They went to the Bee’s Knees show and learned about the different types of bees, and why they are important to our environment.  The weather was wonderful  and the girls can’t wait to go camping next year. It was a great life experience. They thank everyone who made this possible by buying Girl Scout cookies. 10 girls went on the camping trip –  Aalijah , Alexis, Jacquelyn , Monique , Daisy , Vanessa, Jasmin, Victoria , Carolina,  and Katelynn.

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Pictures from the trip:

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Our CEO shares Olympic memories

Our CEO, Cathy Ferguson, shares her Olympic memories with KSEE 24′s A.J. Fox.  She won both her gold medals in swimming in the 1964 games in Tokyo, Japan. She was asked to describe her Olympic experience in her own words. Here is the video of her interview!

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Here are a few more videos with Cathy sharing her Olympic memories:

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Click here for part 1 of the interview.

Click here for part 2 of the interview.

Click here for part 3 of the interview.

Click here for part 4 of the interview.

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Click here to read an amazing story about Cathy and her daughter who tried out for the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic diving team.

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Congrats Cathy! You are truly inspirational!

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Pictures of Cathy from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics:

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Appreciating Wendy Wayne

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Wendy was one of our 2010 Women Inspiring Girls Honorees in Bakersfield.Wendy passed away on June 17, 2012. She will be sorely missed and forever be remembered as an awesome role model for our girls, who always thought of others before herself. When she thanked us for naming her as a Women Inspiring Girls honoree, her thoughts were on others who had worked behind the scenes, and she wrote: “A special ‘shout out’ to the many Girl Scout leaders who volunteer their time to be troop leaders and special mentors to the young scouts”.

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Click here for Wendy’s video biography.

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How to wear your Girl Scout Uniform

Here are some  pictures explaining how to wear your Girl Scout uniform! If you have any questions about the uniform please contact the Gold Mine Store at (800) 490-8653 ext 114. To purchase your Girl Scout Uniform visit our online store http://www.gsccs-store.org/ or stop into either Gold Mine Store.

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Bakersfield – 1831 Brundage Lane Bakersfield, CA 93304

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Girl Scout Daisy Tunic & Vest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scout Brownie Vest & Sash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scout Junior Vest & Sash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scout Cadette Vest & Sash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scout Senior Vest & Sash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scout Ambassador Vest & Sash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scout Adult

 

 

 

Gold Award Winners honored at Clovis Hall of Fame

Gold Award honorees, Nicole and Andrea, were recognized recently at the 2012 Clovis Hall of Fame. Nicole’s Gold Award project in 2011 provide the history of World War II internment camps in California, while Andrea’s project in 2010 was A Summer Full of Food. They were joined by Girl Scouts Hannah and Lidia, who handed out flowers to the ladies who attended this commemorative event.

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Nicole has recently graduated from Clovis West High School and is planning on attending California State University, Fresno in the Fall (2012) as a biology major going into the medical field. She received her Gold Award in 2011 for her project inspired by her Grandfather’s experiences during WWII as a member of the most decorated regiment for the United States Army. When Nicole found out her grandfather had been in a Japanese Internment Camp during World War II , she decided to pursue her Gold Award on the subject. Nicole set out on a mission to inform people about the true story and set the record straight while telling her grandfather’s story, including making presentations to Junior High School and many others. Eventually her grandfather’s story will join others in a compilation of historical experiences of the Japanese People and American Society. These stories will not be lost with past but will be maintained for generations to come.

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Andrea graduated from Clovis West in 2010 and was awarded her Girl Scout Gold Award the same year for her Summer Full of Food project. Andrea started Girl Scouts as a Daisy when she was in kindergarten and she is now in her 15th year involved with the organization. Andrea is still in college – she just finished 2 years at the Willow International Center and in the Fall is transferring to Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio where her major will be middle childhood math and science education. Andrea’s hope is to teach middle school math. She first discovered her love of teaching others through working with younger Girl Scouts. Andrea did her Gold Award project with Molly Fredle. The girls felt it was important to raise awareness about the decline of donations to Food Banks in the summer time and decided to have a special summer long food drive. By involving local news and radio, they planned eight food drives and collected non-perishable food items and canned foods by inspiring others to donate, and helping them realize that giving food all year long is important.

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Top Selling Girl Scouts are ready for their close up!

On July 10th, we hosted a media training event for our Super Sellers Secret Society Honors or SSSSH Girls. The SSSSH girls are our top earning Girl Scouts. To reach the secret society girls need to sell a minimum of 1000 Girl Scout cookie boxes. When they reach this goal they earn the right to be on the GSCCS media team! 24 SSSSH girls traveled from Visalia, Oakhurst, and Madera to attend the SSSSH girl media training.

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The media team was trained for all interviews; radio, print and television. Zara Arboleda from CBS 47 came to the training to talk to the girls about television interviews. A few topics discussed in the training were, what to do to prepare for an interview, the proper way to answer a question, and what to do if they don’t know the answer to something. They left the training prepared for any interview and ready for their close up!

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“We use our SSSSH girls throughout the year for interviews, presentations, ceremonies and so much more. They are the face of our council, and are truly girls of courage, character and confidence. They put a lot of hard work into becoming our top cookie sellers, and are proud to represent their council,” stated CEO, Cathy Ferguson.

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There will be a media training event on July 25th in Bakersfield. Cambi Brown from KBAK will join us at our Bakersfield Council office to talk about Television interviews.

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To see a complete list of SSSSH girls visit: http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/2011-ssssh-girls/.

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Pictures from the July 10th Media Training in Fresno:

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Local troop participate in largest Girl Scout gathering…EVER

Girls from Troop 394 traveled to Washington DC, June 6-June 11 touring the Nation’s Capital and participating in the largest gathering of Girl Scouts EVER. Over 250,000 Girl Scouts from around the world gathered on the National Mall, Saturday June 9, 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA. Every USA Girl Scout Council was present and Troop 394 represented Girl Scouts of Central California South. Scouts, friends, family and alumnae joined to mark the 100th anniversary with a sing along. While the Guinness World Record for the largest sing-along and flashmob is still being confirmed, the girls loved learning the song “Ignite” and dance steps to prepare for the flash mob.

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The trip was organized and led by leader Sandy Patrick. They saw many DC sights including the Lincoln Memorial, Mount Vernon, Arlington Cemetery, Vietnam Memorial, and received special entry to the National Archives for all Girl Scouts. Washington DC was full of Scouts and the troop was able to meet girls from every state in the nation and from other countries such as England and Singapore. The girls said the best part of the trip was SWAPPING and meeting all the other girls from all over the world. Troop 394 can’t wait for their next trip!

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Pictures from the Trip:
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Troop Summer Happenings

Summer is here and Troops are out and about in our amazing Central Valley having a blast this summer.

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Troop 844 at the Rockin Camp El-O-Win. They had professional stylists do their hair & make-up, performed in a lip-sync, air-band contest & won a “Grammy” for 1st place.

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They also went to Wild Water Adventure Park in Clovis for the Splash Off! activity. The girls had a great time. They are also working on their aMAZE Journey. For their Take Action Project the girls designed an anti-bullying poster. They hope to be able to distribute them into their classrooms when school resumes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Troop 2729 with the founders of Break the Barriers, Deby and Steve Hergenrader.  As part of their badge work for the Try-Its badge “fair play,” the girls toured the Break the Barriers facility and gained great insight about differently-abled individuals and athletics.  Steve led the tour and it was very informative and fun! He even had the girls do an activity that children with dyslexia have to frequently do (as seen in the second picture). It wasn’t easy and the girls gained a better perspective as a result.

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Service Unit 34′s Twilight Camp was Cuisine themed! They made recipe books, cooked pancakes and had lots of fun learning about cooking!

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Girl Scouts National Corporate Leadership Meeting

Girl Scouts of Central California South, CEO, Cathy Ferguson recently attended the Girl Scouts National Corporate Leadership Meeting in Washington D.C. The theme for this year’s meeting this year was: “What Must We Do ToGetHerThere*?” The meeting included topics such as: Dialogue on Operational Topics, Awareness and Action, Media and our Cause Campaign, and Strategic Corporate Philanthrophy. They The CEOs had “How do we Get Her There discussions” and table discussions with other councils in which they shared ideas about what has worked in their own regions. ”It was a great learning experience, and I am excited to use what I have learned to continuously better our council. The session about Organizing and Pitching Your Value Proposition was especially important to me as this is the direction I hope our council can go regarding corporate sponsorships. It is not asking for donations but providing a mutually beneficial opportunity through a sponsorship – Learning how Girl Scouts can implement and give the corporate sponsor what it needs,” – stated Cathy.

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Jill Biden, the speaker for one of the evening receptions, spoke about her experience being a Girl Scout while wearing a uniform and sash. Later that evening she was presented with an updated sash. Jill shared the value Girl Scouts has had with the military and project Operation Gratitude. Taking care of the military families is dear to her heart. She took pictures with Girl Scouts from each area in the U.S. The picture posted below is a picture of Jill Biden and the CEOs from all the California councils.

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*For more information on the Girl Scouts’ ToGetHerThere initiative, please visit: www.togetherthere.org/.

 

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Global Green Team Take Action Project

In celebration of the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary, Alcoa Foundation in partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) launched the Global Green Team Partnership Program. This program “twins” 20 Girl Scouts councils in the U.S. and 20 Girl Guides member organizations in 13 countries who will work together on Global Green Team projects for two years. The girls will identify, lead and take action in three main environmental areas: reducing waste, saving energy and planting rain gardens.

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As part of the twinning project, Girl Scouts of Central California South partnered with the Fresno Yosemite International Airport for their 2012 holiday display of trees. Displays feature recycled materials, based on the Girl Scouts Forever Green campaign, and will be on exhibit for the entire month of December at the airport. Local artists created beautiful designs for the holiday trees, based on the eco-friendly Forever Green theme.

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Fresno-based Girl Scouts, the Global Green Team, designed a tree using recycled materials, titled “Renewing Friendship.” It showcases the global friendships we all share, and the environmental twinning partnership of local Girl Scouts with Girl Guides in Guinea. The tree’s concept abides by the Girl Scout law to “use resources wisely,” and “be a sister to every Girl Scout.” This tree represents different girls from around the world who share in the common beliefs of building girls of courage, character and confidence that make the world a better place. Photos of all the holiday trees can be seen at www.girlscoutsccs.org/airport-holiday-display.

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Girl Scouts from Kerman hosted an Earth Day at Lion Park in Kerman on April 21, 2013. It was a day of fun outdoor activities for families, with the focus on being environmentally responsible and staying fit and healthy.

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Both groups of girls were at Girl Scouting Around the World in February with fun fitness activities and talked to girls and families about reducing waste.

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Learn more about Forever Green here!