Girls earn Silver Award

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

[break]

[break]

[img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ashlyns-silver-award-2.jpg" title="" width="200" height="300"]

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

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Troop-105-Silver-Award-9-2012-page-001.jpg" title="" width="200" height="300"]

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

 

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Troop-321.jpg" title="" width="200" height="300"]

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

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

[break]

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

[break]

[break]

Fresno troop 2385 donates to local charities

Post by: Danielle Cash

[break]

Fresno troop 2385 decided at one of their meetings they wanted to donate to the families at Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Valley and to the homeless at the Evangel home. So the girls setup a shopping trip! They spent 2 hours and over $440 on items for two charities. Then they organized the items they bought into two piles for the  two different charities. The Ronald McDonald House items included toiletries, food, beverages, clothing, books and games. Plus 20 boxes of cookies leftover from their cookie sale! Then the girls packed socks, hats, soaps, razors and snacks for the homeless at the Evangel home.  Troop 2385 had a great time putting together the care packages for the two charities. Below are pictures of the girls with the items they purchased.

[break]

[img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/20120725_184436.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/20120718_200402.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"]

[line]

Lamont troop 507 goes camping!

Post by: Lily Cortes

[break]

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.

[break]

Pictures from the trip:

[break]

[break]
[img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/IMG_20120730_131901.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/IMG_20120730_122827.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/IMG_20120730_122610.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/IMG_20120730_122610.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/IMG_20120730_122449.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/IMG_20120730_122416.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/IMG_20120730_122331.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"]

[line]

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.

[break]

Fresno – 1377 West Shaw Ave Fresno, CA 93711

[break]

Bakersfield – 1831 Brundage Lane Bakersfield, CA 93304

[line]

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

 

 

 

Girls Scouts collect canned food for 100th Anniversary

Service Unit 25 was celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting and collecting 100 cans of food per day at their  Twilight camp on  June 25-29 at Clovis High School. Their goal was to collect 500 cans (100 cans per day). They surpassed their goal and collected 620 cans! An anonymous donor donated $1 for every can donated in the name of Girl Scouts! The canned food and donation went  to needy children at Rescue the Children with the Fresno Rescue Mission.

[break]

For more information on community service projects be sure to check out our Community Service webpage!  www.girlscoutsccs.org/community-service-projects/ .

[break]

 

 

 

 

 

[break]

[break]

Girls have fun at Twilight Camp

Service Unit 30 hosted a Twilight Camp June 18 – 21 from 6:00pm to 8:45PM at the Fresno Sportsmen’s Club. Twilight Camp is where girls get an introduction to the things that have made Girl Scouting such a strong, safe, fun tradition.

[break]

[break]

Camp opened each night with a flag ceremony followed by  Service Unit 30′s world famous relays. The girls then broke into small groups. Each day’s activities revolved around Girl Scout traditions during camp. Activities included things like: making  lemmi sticks, roasting smores, singing songs, and they made situpons. They also played a game called “Lick It & Stick It” where the girls licked marshmellows and stuck them to their face.  After that, they ran with them on to see who could make it without the marshmellows falling off.  it was quite a site!!!  Thursday night they held a Rededication Ceremony for all Girl Scouts. Girls made new friends, saw many of their old ones, and learn while they are having fun.

[break]

~Catherine Ghan

[break]

[line]

Pictures from the camp!

[img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/tori-4.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/tori-3.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/tori-2.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/tori-1.jpg" title="" width="200" height="200"]

[break]

[line]

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.

[break]

Requirements:

Complete the first four activities plus:

[break]
Brownies: complete any two additional activities

Juniors/Cadettes: complete any three additional activities

Seniors/Ambassadors: complete any four additional activities.

[break]

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.

[break]

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

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

[break]
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?

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

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

[break]
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?

[break]
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?

[break]
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?

[break]
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?

[break]
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.

[break]
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.

[break]
*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?

[break]

[line]

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.

[break]

[break]

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!

[break]

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.

[break]

 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.

[break]

 Here is Anne’s note:

[break]

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.

 [break]

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.

 [break]

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.

[break]

Pictures sent from Anne:

[break]

[img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC_0553.jpg" title="" width="100" height="100"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC_0551.jpg" title="" width="100" height="100"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC_0540.jpg" title="" width="100" height="100"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC_05361.jpg" title="" width="100" height="100"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC_0531.jpg" title="" width="100" height="100"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC_0529.jpg" title="" width="100" height="100"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC_0526.jpg" title="" width="100" height="100"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC_0523.jpg" title="" width="100" height="100"][img border="yes" align="left" src="http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/CSC_0596.jpg" title="" width="100" height="100"]
[line]