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Girl Scouts at Resident camp

August 2013

Girls on the go

Girl Scouts are making the most of their summer vacation time. Some are broadening their horizons at career workshops or learning new skills to share with younger girls. Others — like Julia and Dennise, pictured above at a Take the Reins session — are gaining horse-care expertise at Camp Winacka and Camp Whispering Oaks in Julian. Our emerging leaders can always find a way to discover, connect and take action!

We provide camperships and sliding-scale fees, thanks to generous supporters who contribute through our SHARE campaign, Urban Campout (see below) and other giving opportunities. Your donations fund the camps and other exciting programs year-round that bring girls invaluable learning experiences.

Yours in Girl Scouting,

Jo Dee C. Jacob

Jo Dee C. Jacob
Chief Executive Officer

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Urban Campout

 

Saddle up for Urban Campout
When Wells Fargo Bank presents Urban Campout: Sparkles & Spurs on Friday, Sept. 6, get ready to bid on fabulous prizes.You’ll find VIP tickets to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a Kentucky Derby package, park-hopping Disneyland passes, Southwest Airlines tickets, an autographed basketball from Bill Walton, and admission to the Stagecoach Country Music Festival. Entertainment abounds at our popular fun fundraiser for adults. Roast marshmallows over a campfire, hit the bullseye at the archery range, dance to live music by The Heroes, and enjoy a gourmet dinner from Festivities Catering. Purchase tickets now! For sponsorship and other information, contact Annie Revel, (619) 610-0807.

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Empowerment Theatre

 

Confident characters
Claire and Sophie (left to right) learned much more than acting skills during Empowerment Theatre, an innovative program made possible by the Favrot Fund. La Jolla Playhouse teachers led the girls through dramatic expression opportunities in improvisation, script interpretation, ensemble and the written word (see photos). The teen thespians grew in confidence as they created their own set of activities for future Girl Scout playwrights and actresses. The program continues next year.

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Central Library

 

Exciting Promise/Legacy Circle member event
Our Promise and Legacy Circles will get a sneak peek at San Diego’s new Central Library on Sunday, Sept. 15, 5-7 p.m. (two weeks before the official opening) when we honor Patti Roscoe and Jim Tiffany for their outstanding commitment to Girl Scouts. Promise Circle members are generous friends of Girl Scouting who contribute $1,000 or more annually. Those in our Legacy Circle provide long-term support with planned gifts like bequests and beneficiary designations. For more information about this event or joining the Promise or Legacy Circle, please contact Director of Development Erin Miserlis, (619) 610-0735.

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Outreach Camp

Summer Fun

 

Reaching new girls
STEM fun in the sun
Girl Scout Outreach Discovery Day Camp is one of the most engaging programs our council professional staff provides to underserved communities. At this Cox-sponsored STEM session, girls explored climatology, oceanography, marine biology, zoology and engineering through experiments, games and art projects (see pictures). Women engineers from SPAWAR helped campers construct mobile, battery-powered robots. The Stephen Birch Aquarium sent experts to share an interactive tide pool presentation.

The Girl Scout basics
Sama (pictured) played with “outrageous ooze” — sometimes a liquid, sometimes a solid — at Summer Fun, a Girl Scout recruitment program in East County. Preschoolers through fifth-graders made egg carton mice and other crafts, created funny foods like s’mores men and edible campfires, and forged new friendships as they discovered what Girl Scouting is all about. Our Membership Department is hosting many such events this summer, including a Between Earth and Sky Journey series and a potpourri of history, health and STEM activities.

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Daisy Tea

Troop bridging in San Francisco

 

Summer highlights: Troop accomplishments
Spotlight on badge activities
Daisies donned feather boas and practiced their very best manners while earning the Etiquette badge at a recent troop tea party. Other troops worked this summer toward the Dancer badge at ballet class or enjoyed the fresh air while earning the Trees, Gardener, First Aid and Bug badges (see photos). As a key part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, completing badges gives girls opportunities to learn about themselves and shape personal values, build connections with local and global communities, and make a difference in the world.

Moving on up
Through bridging ceremonies, girls celebrate their accomplishments and progression to the next level of Girl Scouting. Bridging means new responsibilities … and new adventures! New Cadettes Athena, Tiana and Kenna (pictured, left to right) of Rancho Bernardo’s Troop 8795 made their symbolic crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. View other troops’ ceremonies in our online album.

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You Can Be a Nurse

 

Nurses of tomorrow
Older Girl Scouts tended to mannequin “patients” in the state-of-the-art simulation laboratory at USD’s Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences during our latest You Can Be … a Nurse! career workshop. Guided by graduate students and faculty, the teens listened to lung sounds and heartbeats, conducted eye exams, and cared for "wounds." In upcoming You Can Be workshops, Cadettes-Ambassadors will explore their options as marine biologists, animal advocates, personal shoppers and pilots. Check back for details in next month’s Council Connection.

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Gold Awardee

 

Shining stars
The Sabrina Keller Scholarship, awarded each year in memory of a high-achieving San Diego Girl Scout, goes to young women who have earned the Gold Award, are active in their troops, and perform well in school. This year’s recipients, who received their Gold Awards in 2012 and 2013, were Kelsey Burgett, Daniela Camilleri, Amanda Hager, Victoria Ly, Maureen Saul, Dana Smith and Cassidy Walker. Congratulations — and good work!

Pictured: Victoria Ly

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Volunteer Conference and Celebration

 

Upcoming events

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To get her there   About Girl Scouts
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 (www.sdgirlscouts.org) 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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