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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. 

AgriNation
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This AgriNation we will be offering a week long virtual series starting Monday, September 14, 2020 and ending with a three hour event on Saturday, September 19, 2020. AgriNation Re-imagined will educate girls and their families on how Central Valley has become the "bread basket" of the world.

This week long virtual series will allow girls to have hands-on experiences with agricultural professionals, offer a variety of program crafts, games and have fun with their families and troops. This series will be a blend of virtual recordings and live sessions.

The virtual portion of AgriNation is open to all Girl Scouts and their families everywhere and is FREE.

Optional: Girl Scouts and their families in our Council will have the opportunity to attend Vossler Farms at their convenience or comfort. Vossler Farm ticket includes their corn maze and other activities. 

This year we expect to be joined by Girl Scouts all over the United States. We've already had girls from afar, including Puerto Rico and Germany, register for our virtual offerings this summer. Our Girls will be the future of agriculture and we strive to bring them diversity of the industry in a safe manner.

We'd like to give a big thanks to our 2020 sponsors:
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    Wonderful Orchards 

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    Wawona Frozen Foods 

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    OK Produce

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    Garton Tractor 

  • Leprino Foods Logo

    Leprino Foods 

  • Bee Sweet's Registered Logo

    Bee Sweet Citrus

  • CalViva Health Logo

    CalViva Health

  • Gar Bennett Logo

    Gar Bennett 

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    Baker Commodities 

  • LOGO Cargill Helping the World Thrive (Color)

    Cargill

  • California Industrial Rubber

     California Industrial Rubber

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    Star Fine Foods

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     Duarte Nursery

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     J.D. Heiskell

  • SETTON LOGO HIGH RES with California Pistachios

     Setton Farms

  • Sun Maid

     Sun Maid

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    MidLand Tractor

  • WW Logo

    Water Wise

  • JTS color logo 2018

    Johanson Transportation Service

  • CA Dairies logo

    California Dairies

  • Ashley & Ryan Jacobson
  •   Terry and Wally Barthuli

For the Girl Scouts in our Council you will have an opportunity to pick up your SWAG Bag (includes sponsored branded items, snacks, craft supplies and patch). 

SWAG Bag Pickup:

(Parking Lots of Girl Scouts of Central California South's Fresno and Bakersfield Offices)

Tuesday, September 8th-Saturday, September 12th

Tuesday-Friday 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

For Girl Scouts outside of our Council please check below for a full list of supplies. 

 

Day 1: Soil Layers Treat (Monday)

Spoon, markers, 1 empty glass, 1 chocolate pudding cup, 1 tube of mini M&M's, 1 package of mini Oreo's, 1 package of mini gummy worms, sticky notes

Day 1: Veggie Garden (Monday)

Tape, school glue, scissors, veggie stickers, 1 paper plate, 1 blue and 1 brown piece of construction paper, brown yarn

Day 2: Sprout House (Tuesday

Scissors, hot glue & hot glue gun (optional), 4 plain sponges, 1 paper plate, toothpicks, chia seeds 

Day 2: Agricultural Inventors (Tuesday)

5 objects (i.e. tape dispenser, water bottle, stapler, etc.), 6 Invention cards, 6 craft sticks, 6 binder clips, 6 clothespins

Day 3: Cereal Haystack Treat (Wednesday)

Microwave, 1 table spoon of butter, microwave safe bowl, spoon, 1 box of individual raisin bran corn flakes, 1 individual marshmallow pack

Day 3: Boo Boo Chick (Wednesday)

Scissors, yellow wash cloth, 8 inch piece of thin ribbon (color of your choice), 2 google eyes, small diamond of orange felt for beak, craft glue, fake plastic ice cube

Day 4: Pollination Game (Thursday)

1 Bowl, paper towel, marker, 1 bag of Cheetos, 1 piece of green construction paper, 1 small bag of Hersey Kisses

Day 4: Setton Farms Dessert (Thursday)

Microwave, hot pad holders, scissors, plate, Individual size Rice Crispy treat, freezer Ziploc bag, 1/4 cup Chocolate (Hershey Kisses), 2 Tablespoons pistachios (shelled and crushed)

Day 4: Seasons of Trees (Thursday)

Scissors, glue/tape red, green, orange and white construction paper, tree season printout (found on Google of the 4 seasons) 

Day 4: The Gift of Trees (Thursday)

Cards with images of products made/harvested from trees (you can make these or buy these), brown paper bags 

Day 5: Give Me Five (Friday)

Scissors, crayons, markers, glue, Give Me 5 hand template (can be found on Google), Oregon commodities list (can be found on Google), popsicle sticks or pencils 

Day 6: The Great Scare Crow Race (Saturday)

Over-sized plaid shirts, goofy pants, rope belt, floppy hats and any other clothing that a scarecrow might wear.

World Thinking Day

Save the date! Girl Scouts, get your passports ready to explore countries around the world! Troops will host booths that feature food, games, and costumes from many countries.

More information to come!

Girl Scouts Love State Parks
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Attention Girl Scout Love State Parks participants: 

If you were able to sign up on our Eventbrite page please note your Girl Scout will be sent out a patch within two-three weeks  AFTER the live event on Sunday, September 13, 2020. 

If you were not able to sign up on Eventbrite and will attend our live streaming on our YouTube channel on Sunday, September 13, 2020 and would like a patch please send an email to customer care (email found at the bottom of this page). There are only 140 patches left. Once we are out of stock you will be directed to GSUSA's page to purcahse the patch.

Attention Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge participants: 

We have 240 patches in stock for Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge. If you would like one of these patches please send an email to cusotmer care (found at the bottom of this page).  Once we are out of stock you will be directed to GSUSA's page to purcahse the patch. 

 

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 12 & 13, 2020 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 2020 will be a week long virtual series starting Monday, September 7, 2020 and ending with a weekend virtual tour of California State Parks on Saturday, September 12, 2020 and Sunday, September 13, 2020.

In order to earn the Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch girls must:

  • Virtually tour 3 different State Parks the week of Monday, September 7 - Friday, September 11

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  • Watch the YouTube video premiere of Girl Scouts of Central California South (GSCCS) local State Parks of Allenswork, Tejon, Tule Elk Reserve and other parks in our area.

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  • Attend the California State Parks Weekend Tour

Girl Scout Scouts Love State Parks Schedule

From Monday, September 7, 2020 - Friday, September 11, 2020 - Girls will get the opportunity to virtually tour 50 state parks (or as many as they can/want) at the convenience of their own time. Please visit Girl Scouts Love State Parks on GSUSA to tour the 50 states and download the free passport.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - Girls will be able to watch the premiere of our local State Parks video on our YouTube channel at 6:00 PM.

Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 - Girls will take a virtual tour of California State Parks with California Girl Scout Councils and Park Rangers. We will send a complete list of State Parks, Girl Scout Councils, times and links to watch their live content. Click here to download the flyer

Sunday, September 13 at 10:00 AM - Come visit and enjoy Morro Bay State Park on the beautiful central California coast! Let us discover Morro Bay’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), the ecosystem that resides here, and one charismatic marine mammal…the sea otter! We’ll explore all about how this animal has adapted to live in this environment. Learn about what MPAs are, how they benefit us and the animals that live there, as well as ways that we can help and protect our ocean every single day.

Click here for more information!

Questions? Please contact Customer Care.

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Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthday Party
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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

Learn the 5 key skills of being a successful cookie seller! Girl Scouts will graduate with the cookie-selling know-how to run their own girl-led business.

More information to come!

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.

More information to come!

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. 

Fall Product Rally Week
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Are you ready to Go Nuts? We're kicking off the new Girl Scout year with a "sloth-tastic" opportunity! The GoNuts Fall Product Program starts October 1, 2020 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 learn amazing rewards too! 

Bravely Be You at our first ever Fall Product Rally Week! Let's kick off Fall Product and GoNuts with a week-long lineup of fun! Starting Monday, September 28, 2020 we're celebrating sloths 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. 

Events Line-Up (click below for more information) 

Monday, September 28, 2020

Social Media Monday 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sloth Party Tuesday for Dasieis 

Sloth Party Tuesday for Brownies 

Financial Literacy Workshop

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sloth Party Wednesday for Juniors

Sloth Party Wednesday for Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Save the Sloth Thursday 

Friday, October 2, 2020

Sloth Paint Night Friday 

If our workshops are full please see the below list of supplies and templates needed. Monday, Thursday and Friday you can tune into our YouTube channel to watch live. 

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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: 

Colors

Brushes

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Sloth-Template 8.5x11 

Lead-the-Way-Leader Symposium
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This activity is open to all Adult Volunteers in Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern Counties.

This activity is open to all Adult Volunteers outside of our Council .

LEAD-THE-WAY: LEADER SYMPOSIUM

Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

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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! 

Don't forget to bid on your favorite raffle basket!

Be sure to check out our Suffrage Patch. Where your Girl Scout/s can learn the history and have fun!