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Here at Girl Scouts of Central California South we host special events throughout the year aimed at providing girls and volunteers experiences that not only help them grow as individuals but also create memories that last a lifetime. Below you will find descriptions for these events. The information we provide will change frequently so make sure to check here often. 

Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Girl Scouts Love State Parks is a national event that highlights a deep partnership between Girl Scouts and state parks in all 50 states.  In 2019, Girl Scouts and their families from nearly every council celebrated the event in nearly 400 state parks, across 48 states and Puerto Rico. On September 11 & 12, 2021 girls, their families and friends will celebrate this event again by exploring their natural resources; meeting with rangers, interpretive staff and volunteers; and celebrating their love of the outdoors. 

Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2021 will be a weekend hybrid event:

  1. Girls are encouraged to visit different state parks by taking a virtual tour. These virtual tours can be found on GSUSA's website. Please note updates for the 2021 Girl Scouts Love State Parks is coming soon. 
  2. Watch the YouTube video of Girl Scouts of Central California South (GSCCS) local State Parks of Allenswork, Tejon, Tule Elk Reserve and other parks in our area here!
  3. Attend the GSCCS Girl Scouts Love State Parks in person event. Click here to register for Colonel Allensworth 

Do not forget about our Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge. This is a fun challenge for girls to get outside while earning a cool fun patch. Click here to download the Activity Sheet. Once your Girl Scout has completed her number of activities she can purchase the patch here!

GSCCS also has a playlist on our YouTube channel of activities girls can follow along with. Check it out here!


Questions? Please contact Customer Care.

CA State Parks Logo

We are excited to have AgriNation back at Vossler Farms in Visalia. Join us for our 12th annual AgriNation event on Saturday, September 18th. Girl Scouts and their families from all over the Central Valley will join us for some education about the agriculture in our valley and of course, lots of fun.

***Early Bird All-Access Pass holders can purchase discounted tickets beginning August 6, 2021. ***

General Admission Tickets are on sale beginning August 19, 2021.

Ticket sales end on September 10, 2021, no ticket sales at the door.

Ticket to AgriNation includes:

-Entry to AgriNation Event

-AgriNation Bag and Patch

-Vossler Farms Corn Maze

-Hay Ride

-Dinner (Served until 7:00 PM)

-Agriculture Educational Activities

-Interactive Games

-Live Animals

-Fall Product Tasting

-A pumpkin

-Goldmine Store (Bring your Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks)

***Early Bird All-Access Pass holders can purchase discount tickets for any Early Bird registered members (GSCCS members registered between May 1, 2021-June 30, 2021). Early Bird All-Access Pass holders will also receive a special gift at the event. ***

Remember to bring yourself a flashlight, a refillable water bottle, and to wear closed toe shoes! For more information, please contact the Customer Care at

All attendees MUST have on closed toe shoes to enter the gate!

Register here!

We also are offering a virtual AgriNation with fun activities/games. For more information please click here!




Questions? Please contact Customer Care.

Fall Product Rally Week

Are you ready to Go Nuts? We're kicking off the new Girl Scout year with a "penguin-tastic" opportunity! The GoNuts Fall Product Program starts October 1, 2021 and we would love to have your Girl Scout participate. This fun program offers friends and families of Girl Scouts the opportunity to purchase nuts, candies, and magazines  to help troops earn funds while teaching girls valuable lessons in entrepreneruship and the girls can earn amazing rewards too! 

Rise Up at our second Fall Product Rally Week! Let's kick off Fall Product and GoNuts with a week-long lineup of fun! Starting Monday, September 27, 2021 we're celebrating penguins and channeling your Girl Scout's creativity to bring tons of fun to this interactive learning experience. These workshops will be hosted by GSCCS staff and Girl Scouts who will share their expertise and tips and tricks for a succesful product sale. 

To learn more about the Fall Product Program click here!

Events Line-Up (click below for more information) 

Monday, September 27, 2021 

Social Media Monday

Join Girl Scouts to learn how your social media presence can create a successful season.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Troop Tuesday

Gather as a troop (virtually or in-person) to create your plan and set goals for your Fall Product Sale. Resources available for download on 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Wow Goals Wednesday - GSCCS Fresno Headquarters 

Wow Goals Wednesday - GSCCS Bakersfield Regional 

Join us in-person or virtually to paint our mascot of the Fall Product Season, the penguin. Create an art piece and set your sales goal for the Fall Product Season.

(In-Person or Virtual)

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday 

Learn about penguins, observe them in action (using critter cams) and learn about the organization you can raise funds for during the Fall Product Season. (Virtual)


Social Media Monday

What you will need:

Sloth Party Tuesday for Daisies

What you will need:

  • Access to a computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Paper plate (plain white is best)
  • Brown or grey paint
  • Construction paper (1 sheet each of green and brown. 1 sheet of of brown and grey)
  • Markers (black and green)
  • Stapler
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors 

Gril Scouts will also use the below templates 

Draw a Sloth 

Birthday Party Hat 

Sloth Party Tuesday for Brownies

What you will need:

  • Access to a computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Paper plate (plain white is best)
  • Brown or grey paint
  • Construction paper (1 sheet each of green and brown. 1 sheet of of brown and grey)
  • Markers (black and green)
  • Stapler
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors 

Gril Scouts will also use the below templates 

Draw a Sloth 

Birthday Party Hat 

Sloth Party Wednesday for Juniors

What you will need:

  • Access to a computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Pencil/pen
  • White paper (drawing paper is great but not required)
  • Black marker
  • Crayons or colored pencils 

Gril Scouts will also use the below templates 

Draw a Sloth 

Birthday Party Hat 

Sloth Party Wednesday for Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors

What you will need:

  • Access to a computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Pencil/pen
  • White paper (drawing paper is great but not required)
  • Black marker
  • Crayons or colored pencils 

Gril Scouts will also use the below templates 

Draw a Sloth 

Birthday Party Hat 

Save the Sloth Thursday

What you will need:

Sloth Paint Night Friday

Below you will find a list of supplies needed for Sloth Paint Night. These are only suggestions, if you don't have them feel free to use a substitute. Tune into our YouTube channel to watch us live. 

You can also use a templates to trace the sloth on the canvas or paper. Found at the bottom of this page. 

What you'll need: 



Sloth-Template 12x16

Sloth-Template 8.5x11 

Lead-the-Way-Leader Symposium

This event is open to all adult volunteers and Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts in Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern Counties.


*Detecting the Secrets of Leadership


A fun day of positive adult leadership and youth development, networking with Girl Scout enthusiasts, fun crafts/activities with friends, exploring new ideas and skills to enhance your troop, working with experienced leaders, volunteer appreciation, leader enrichment. All leaders and registered adults are invited to participate.

Registration Includes:

  • Keynote speaker
  • Networking
  • Raffles

Register here! 


Below is a full description of workshops available.


101 Wood Words- With just few pieces of 2x4 wood and paint you will create some fun décor. No fancy cutting, just short pieces of a 2x4 board. You will make 1 set that is reversible so you can choose 2 themes.

102 Secret World of Swaps! - Learn a fun Girl Scout tradition that is a way for girls to connect within the sisterhood of Girl Scouts! Spread a smile to girls of every level with few resources or recycling. Easy to make and fun to collect!

103 Crafty Cupcakes- Cupcakes are the highlight of any special occasion. In this hands-on class, learn a variety of cupcake decorating techniques that will add a personal touch and extra polish to your cupcake creations. Fun and easy for scouts to make too.

104 Garden Mushrooms- Using glass vases and bowls found at thrift stores, you will create a painted glass mushroom that is perfect for sitting out in your garden catching the sun light.

105 Succulent Wreaths- Grow a whole new tradition this year with your very own succulent wreath. Learn how to make this surprisingly easy succulent wreath. This can tie into the Junior Gardener badge. So come along and grow your decorating skills.

106 Snacks at all Levels- Fun and easy snacks and foods to make that coordinate with badge requirements for every level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette.


201 Cookies are Nuts!- Best practices and techniques for a successful and less stressful cookie boothing experience. This class is great for both novice cookie entrepreneurs and seasoned cookie connoisseurs.

202 Escape Room Ideas- Design your own fun and challenging escape room to coordinate with a badge, theme activity, or fundraising event. Great critical thinking activity for your troop.

203 Taking the Mystery out of Flag Ceremonies & Traditions- Take the mystery out of teaching your scouts how to do a proper flag ceremony, when flag ceremonies should be done, and learn more about the symbol of our nation.

204 Leading Multi-Level Troops- Going in all directions? Pulling it together and making it work. Best practices for leading multi-level troops. Helping girls lead, engaging girls at every level, learning to let go, finding helpers and volunteers to support troop activities.

205 Adult Alum Girl Scouting- Life Beyond Troop Leader- Learn about being an adult Alum Girl Scout: connecting, supporting, mentoring, and serving. Get involved in all the fun activities alum Girl Scouts do.

206 Girl Goals- Setting goals, creating a budget, helping girls lead - creative use of visual aids and activities to engage girls of all ages in setting goals and creating a budget for Troop activities and adventures.


301 Sing a Song- Singing songs is a long-standing Girl Scout tradition. Songs help girls celebrate, meaningful statement during a ceremony, encourages girls to join the group, and makes a memorable camp experience. Songs are for every occasion. It's not about singing well; it’s about creating memories and friends. Make singing a tradition in your troop.

302 Adventures with Trailblazers- Introduction for Troop Leaders to become involved with high adventure for themselves and their troops. Trailblazers is a new group only for older girls (Cadettes to Ambassadors) where girls get to pick high adventure activities they would love to go on: white water rafting, surfing, hiking, camping, etc.

303 Mini Gardens- Gardening is fun and easy to do with children. Using small plants and pebbles you'll create a garden in unusual containers (like thrift store skillets & bowls). Barbara Hilger has done this with her troop and others, always with great success.

304 Highest Awards: Bronze, Silver & Gold for Troop Leaders- What all Troop Leaders need to know about the highest awards and how to encourage their scouts to earn them. The Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards are the highest awards a girl can earn in Girl Scouts as Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scout. The Highest Awards are designed to showcase girl leadership while engaging in projects that benefits their communities.

305 Backpacking Basics- Take my girls backpacking?! I've never done that before! Learn easy ways to prepare for a successful backpacking experience with your Girl Scouts. Add outdoor adventures to your troop's activities. (Note: This training is for Suzhen’s Gold Award project.)


These workshops are both 2 parts.

SA1 Car Care Badge- The Car Care badge workshop teaches both Seniors and Ambassadors safe driving tips, how to take care of a car, as well as information about fuel efficiency and engineering.

SA2 Traveler Badge- Learn everything you want to know about travel - where to go, how to pack efficiently, what to know when you get there, going with your family or with a group, Girl Scout houses around the world, and more. Traveler workshop teaches both Seniors and Ambassadors all about travel dos and don’ts. 


Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthday Party
Juliette Gordon Low Birthday Party To-GO

October 31, marks the birth in 1860 of Girl Scouts of the USA founder Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia. This year we will celebrate her Birthday with a drive-through. 

GSCCS will have birthday activity kits, treats and games in a socially distant event. This is a family friendly event where costumes and decorated cars are highly encouraged! 

Girls must be present in attendance to receive a supply bag. 

Stop by while supplies last. 

All attendees must stay in their cars and wear masks upon entry of event. 

In honor of our founder, we will be collecting donations for the GSCCS Birthday in a Bag Project starting from October 15, 2020 and ending on November 15, 2020. At each of our Birthday Party Drive-Through locations we will have a decorated box where Girl Scouts and their families can drop off their supplies. All bags will be donated to local youth organizations. Times outside of the Birthday Party Drive-Through please contact Customer Care to schedule a drop off time at the GSCCS offices, Fresno, Bakersfield or Visalia. 

For a full list of donations accepted please click here!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:00pm-7:00pm 

Towne and Country Park 2300 Howard Rd., Madera 

Westminster Presbyterian Church 50 East Santa Ave., Fresno 

Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:00pm-7:00pm

Tevis Jr. High 3901 Pin Oak Park Blvd., Bakersfield 

Visalia Friendship House 921 W. School Ave., Visalia 

South Valley Community Church 1050 West Bush St., Lemoore 


Cookie University

If you need to print out any of our Cookie University documents please click here!

Cookie University Supply Pick-up

About this Event

What is Cookie University?

Cookie University is a fun interactive way for girls to learn the five essential skills: Goal Setting , Decision Making , Money Management , People Skills and Business Ethics. At this year's Cookie University girls will be able to complete the steps for their Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin. The pins will be available for purchase at our Goldmine Stores in early 2021. This event will consist of a hybrid event, with a one day supply pick up, virtual live workshops and YouTube videos. Please be on the look out for our Cookie University registration.

What is the Cookie University Drive Thru?

Get ready for Cookie University at this one day supply bag and patch drive thru. The supplies include necessary items to participate in Cookie University. These bags are for Registered Girl Scouts of GSCCS, we do not have extra bags for Adults or Tagalongs.

Participants will drive thru the parking lot of the Tulare Church of the Nazrene to pick up Cookie University supplies and patch set.

Please remain in your car while going through the drive thru, please wear masks and make sure to social distance if shopping at our Goldmine Store.


Reminder of Cookie University Schedule

(This is a tentative schedule and activities are subject to change)

Saturday, December 5, 2020

  • Cookie University Supplies and Patch Set Pick Up: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saturday, December 5, 2020 to Sunday, January 31, 2021

  • YouTube videos

Workshops hosted by Bank Of America

Monday, January 4, 2021

Tuesday, Janaury 5, 2021

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Monday, Janaury 11, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Saturday, January 23, 2021

World Thinking Day

On February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day (WTD). 

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), along with Girl Scouts of the USA and the other WAGGGS member organizations, have celebrated World Thinking Day since 1926. That’s when delegates from around the globe met at Camp Edith Macy—now called Edith Macy Conference Center—in New York and agreed that February 22 would now be known as a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide.

The theme for World Thinking Day 2021 is peacebuilding which is an important part of our global Movement. 

This year GSCCS will host TWO WTD celebrations!

Our first WTD celebration is a Drive Thru hosted by the GSCCS Council in three of our counties, Fresno, Kings and Kern. 


1.      Fresno GSCCS Headquarters Office 1377 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno

2.      First Christian Church 505 West Cameron Street, Hanford

3.      Bakersfield GSCCS Regional Office 1831 Brundage Lane, Bakersfield


1.      Fresno GSCCS Headquarters – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

2.      First Christian Church – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

3.      Bakersfield GSCCS Regional – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

GSCCS Council will hand out supplies (WTD pamphlet, snacks/treats and patches) to the first 100 girls at EACH LOCATION! Girls will get to the chance to learn more about our WAGGGS World Centers (Our Cabana, Pax Lodge, Our Chalet, Kusafiri and Sangam).

When attending this event please remain in your vehicle at all times. All attendees must wear the appropriate PPE.

Our second WTD celebration will be a hybrid event this year. We will have our Drive Thru on Saturday, April 10, 2021 hosted by Troops. What does this mean? Troops will choose one country to represent, they will research that country, create displays, activities, SWAPs and educate Girl Scouts on that country. The week of April 12th through April 18th Girl Scout participants will be able to attend virtual workshops focusing on WTD and access YouTube videos created by the Troops focusing on countries.

Girl Scouts attending this event will receive a custom patch, passport and all supplies handed out by Troops.

Troops that want to participate must register for their country and will be given a WTD 2021 FAQ to explain more about what their roles and responsivities are. Click here for Country Registration!

Country registration goes live today (2/22/21) and there are 150 countries to choose from.

WTD Drive Thru sponsored by Troops will be held in four of our counties.


1.      Fresno - pending

2.      Kings – pending

3.      Tulare – Visalia Friendship House, 921 W. School Avenue, Visalia 

4.      Kern – pending


Each Drive Thru will run from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

GSCCS Troops will hand out supplies (activity, snacks/treats and a SWAP) to 200 girls at EACH LOCATION! GSCCS Council will provide the first 50 Troops to sign up with a $50 value to cover cost of supplies.

Are you interested in helping planning WTD? Join us for our next WTD Planning Committee meeting. Click here and look for our monthly meetings. 


As a participant when attending this event please remain in your vehicle at all times. All attendees must wear the appropriate PPE.

All Girl Scouts who want to attend WTD - Sponsored by Troops MUST register! Each girl will be charged $5.00 (covers custom patch and custom passport). 

Registration link coming soon! 

Girl Scout’s Birthday Party

March 12, commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.

This year we are celebrating our 109th Birthday! In honor of this celebration we created a Girl Scout Spirit Week starting Sunday, March 7, 2021 through Saturday, March 13, 2021. Each day will have a specific theme geared towards what makes Girl Scouts great! 

Sunday, March 7th - Girl Scout Sunday 

  • Day of Reflection on the Girl Scout Promise and Law 
  • Learn about how other Girl Scouts and Girl Guides worship around the world
  • Learn about My Promise, My Faith Pins

Links for videos will be coming soon! 

Monday, March 8th - Girls Take the Lead Monday 

  • We will showcase Highest Award Projects in Council
  • How to earn your Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
  • Learn about International Women's Day

Links for videos will be coming soon! 

Tuesday, March 9th - Trailfest Tuesday 

  • A live virtual workshop that will include some steps from Senior Trail Adventure along with trail basics activity for all levels

Click here to register! 

Wednesday, March 10th - SWAPS A Lot Wednesday 

  • Live SWAPS workshop for all Girl Scout levels 

Registration coming soon!

Thursday, March 11th - Think Green Thursday 

  • Wear your Girl Scout Green a day 
  • Send us your photos at 
  • Meet up with your Troop and celebrate being a Girl Scout

Friday, March 12th - "You Glow Girl Scout" Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We are having a drive-thru Glow Party celebrating everything that makes Girl Scouts great.

Wear your neon and glow with us. We will have party packs, patches and cupcakes for the first 75 Girl Scouts at each location.

Fresno GSCCS Headquarters Office - 1377 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno 

First Christian Church - 505 West Cameron Street, Hanford 

Bakersfield GSCCS Regional Council Office - 1831 Brundage Lane, Bakersfield 

Saturday, March 13th - Sabbath/Shabbat Saturday 

  • Learn about how other Girl Scouts and Girl Guides worship around the world 

Link for video coming soon!




Highest Awards Ceremony

Here at Girl Scouts, our go-getters are actively making a difference in the community and world! In honor of the hard work, time, and dedication aimed towards achieving the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award, a Highest Awards Ceremony is held to recognize our Girl Scouts’ Take Action projects and accomplishments.

Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take “make the world a better place” to the next level. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can she make a difference, but that she already has. In August of 2020, Girl Scouts of Central California South, celebrated 14 Seniors and Ambassadors who earn their Gold Awards by tackling issues that are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and beyond. The Gold Awards is a key that can open doors to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing career opportunities. Please click here to watch the 2020 Highest Awards Ceremony for our Gold Award Girl Scouts. 

Powder Puff Derby

In 2019, Girl Scouts of Central California South (GSCCS) hosted its first Annual Powder Puff Derby. A Girl Scout who used the derby as her Silver Award project hosted this event. She created the rulebook, the measurement tools and provided GSCCS with the scale. GSCCS provided the track. Girls from Kern and Fresno county were able to participate in a He and Me inspired event, honoring the He's in a Girl Scout's life. We look forward to honoring the He’s again in our future events. 

Does your Girl Scout have a need for speed?  Come out and let’s race!  Your Girl Scout will get the chance to compete against other Girl Scouts. 

Registration for our Powder Puff Derbies are coming soon! 

In the meantime you can register for our Derby Mechanics Workshop. Girl Scouts and their adult partner can attend to get tips and tricks on how to design, prepare, and produce the derby car of their dreams!

You are welcome to just observe the workshop, or you are welcome to work along with the Girl Experience team as we show you the physics, the design, the tools to use and the finishing touches of a derby car.