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Girl Scouts Thinking Day

Girl Scouts of all ages discovered, connected and took action at the Tierrasanta Service Unit World Thinking Day (above and see photo album). Other service unit events took place regionwide.

March 2013

Celebrating global sisterhood

Legions of San Diego girls and adults participated in World Thinking Day, a long-standing tradition for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides everywhere. They joined forces in spirit with other Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to embrace this year’s theme, “Together, we can save children’s lives.”

In Tierrasanta, nearly 250 girls from 23 troops saluted the rich histories of 18 countries, using “passports” to travel to each other’s international exhibit booths. They also sang songs and enjoyed crafts from those nations, and made care packages for the Polinsky Children's Center. Other service unit-hosted celebrations took place in Santee, Carmel Valley, Fallbrook, Solana Beach and elsewhere.

Applause, aplausos, tiếng vỗ tay, applaudissements to all who took part!

Jo Dee C. Jacob

Jo Dee C. Jacob
Chief Executive Officer


Buy cookies


Last chance for cookies!
As the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program winds down, please help us get the word out to buy at least “one more box” before Sunday, March 10 – the last day girls can sell. Folks who’ve already stocked up can always donate cookies to deployed military troops through Operation Thin Mint®. Or they can freeze them now to use later … for nibbling, gift-giving and cooking up delectable treats! (See next item.)


Chef Deborah


Take it from Chef Deborah: Cook with cookies
Girl Scout cookies …The not-so-secret ingredient you’ll want to keep on hand! Substitute crumbled Do-si-Dos – or any other variety – for graham cracker crumbs in cheesecake, for instance. Or try making the Native American Samoa Bread Pudding Chef Deborah Scott whipped up during a recent San Diego 6 segment. (Sample it at Indigo Grill through the end of the month.) For other ideas, see a recipe from the U-T and a full-of-surprises Sam the Cooking Guy segment.


GS Commemorative coin


Commemorate Girl Scouts' birthday with special coin
Our landmark 100th Anniversary year will forever live on in our shared memories – and our nation’s history. To make it official, the United States Mint has issued a beautiful Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar. The collectible coin features three girls on one side and the Girl Scout trefoil on the other. Watch GSUSA’s coin video to see how it’s made. Happy birthday, Girl Scouts!


Daisy Life Saving Award


Daisy Girl Scout honored for saving boy
When a Girl Scout promises to “help people at all time,” she doesn’t know what that might
look like. She just knows it’s her job to take action when others are in need. When Daisy Briella Barry saw a little boy drowning in a river at a family picnic and another child about to fall in the water, she immediately ran to get an adult, who came to the rescue. We recently honored the heroic Daisy at a meeting of our council's board of directors, where Board Chair Katie Sullivan presented Briella with a national Girl Scout Lifesaving Award, signed by GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chávez.


Tips for camp


Tips for picking the right camp
Myth: Resident camp is only for older girls and day camp only for the little ones. Reality: Both types of camp serve a wide range of program levels and interests from adventure to zoology! With that mystery solved, on to the next challenge: How to find the right camp? For starters, parents and campers can browse the camp brochure together to explore options. Consider factors such as age, camp experience and interests. For more guidance, try the camp readiness quiz or contact the camp staff at (619) 610-0821.


Cookie History


Lobby exhibit: Once upon a cookie
For some, it could be a walk down memory lane. For others, a peek into Girl Scouts’ past. Stop by the new “History of Girl Scout Cookies” exhibit in the lobby of our Balboa Campus. Created by volunteers Tange Gavin and Marlene Williams, the display includes memorabilia, photos, news clips and fun facts … such as the year of our first sale (1936), the price of cookies in 1965 (50 cents!) and how a record-breaking year funded the 1970 purchase of Camp Winacka.


Week to Week GS Weekly


Week-to-week Girl Scout updates in your inbox
Troop leaders and girls: Get the scoop on Girl Scout happenings through our GS Weekly e-newsletter, which we email to all registered members on Wednesdays. Each issue contains the the latest about upcoming programs, events, adult recognitions and trainings and other opportunities. Recent topics included our popular Technology Goddesses sessions, a Girl Scouts “Mix it Up!” zone at the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, and the “From Clash to Compromise” workshop for troop leaders. See archives for past issues and subscription information.

North Coastal grand opening ceremony  

With the snip of a ribbon, North Coastal center debuts
More than 100 Girl Scout supporters – including elected officials representing Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside and Vista, members, volunteers and others – joined us for ribbon-cutting festivities to unveil our new North Coastal Service Center location in Carlsbad (see pictures). Activities included STEM-themed games, eco-awareness activities and raffle drawing. The center features a retail store, training room and expansive resource center.

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Founded in 1912, Girl Scouting provides the nation’s best leadership experience for girls. Through Girl Scouts, girls discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts San Diego ( provides activities for 43,000 local girl and adult members, trains volunteers, and maintains three camps and four program and service facilities.

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