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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Urban Campout: Auction fundraiser starts online

Bid on travel packages, concert tickets and other unique experiences at Urban Campout: Adventures in Wonderland on Friday, Sept. 12 … or get a head start on our auction fundraiser page beginning Monday, Sept. 1. Proceeds help keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for 30,000 local girls.


Get ready for troop overnights

Adults: Take Let’s Camp — the first class in our outdoor program series — to open doors to new adventures like sleepovers and service unit encampments. Register for a session in your area through the end of the year. Contact: Iris Gerber, (619) 610-0741


Girl Advisory Board: Apply now

Seniors-Ambassadors: Be a part of the Girls Advisory Board, now in its second year. Work in partnership with Girl Scouts San Diego CEO Jo Dee Jacob to raise awareness about issues affecting young women today and develop strategies for enacting change in your community. If you’re passionate about speaking up and taking action, download an application (you can express yourself through video, artwork or writing) and submit by Wednesday, Sept. 10. Contact: Steph Dawes, (619) 610-0792


Cadettes: Pandemic workshop

Imagine this: A nasty disease is spreading, and the world needs your help to stop it, fast! Saturday, Oct. 4, 9-11 a.m. at the Oceanside Civic Center, find out how infectious diseases spread, where they come from and how they can be prevented. What can you do to prepare yourself and your family for a disaster? Cost: $10; register by Friday, Sept. 19. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781


Cook at the YMCA

Brownies-Ambassadors: Y Cook Community Kitchen is an exploratory space open to creative individuals who want to eat healthy food, improve their culinary skills, and learn from others. Classes feature hands-on cooking demos, nutrition education and team building, and support the Cook Legacy badges. Cost: $15/girl; adults free. Schedule a class for Monday-Friday. Contact: MaryAnn Graham, (619) 281-8313


All Scout Night at the ball game: Concert added!

Get discounted tickets to the Saturday, Sept. 20, 5:40 p.m. Padres game vs. the San Francisco Giants. Families are welcome; Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and troop leaders can participate in a pre-game parade on the warning track. All fans are invited to stay for a post-game concert featuring O.A.R. Cost varies; includes exclusive Padres mini-flashlight for scouts. Contact: Logan Washburn, (619) 795-5137

Other events/opportunities

Outdoor Skills Weekend: Registration open

Join our yearly adult encampment and retreat at Camp Winacka, Friday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 5. Your three-day getaway includes all meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast, beautiful surroundings and a wide range of learning activities. Customize your own adventure by selecting sessions that interest you. Cost: $45; register online. Contact: Iris Gerber, (619) 610-0741


Brownies-Juniors: Food for Thought

Take an international tour with your taste buds, Saturday, Sept. 20, 9-11 a.m. at our Balboa Campus Leadership Center. Learn about the world’s most frequently used herbs and spices, the difference between vegans and vegetarians, where your favorite foods come from, and how you can help a friend with a food allergy. Cost: $10; register by Friday, Sept. 12. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781


destinations Expo

Juniors-Ambassadors: Meet world travelers from your neighborhood and learn about 2015 travel opportunities. At this free open house — 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, Balboa Campus or Thursday, Sept. 25, North Costal Service Center — you’ll hear from past destinations participants and learn about the application process, financial aid, and what to expect. Girls, troop leaders, adult volunteers and families welcome; no registration necessary. Visit the GSUSA travel page to view listings, download applications and read girls’ stories. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781


Look ahead

Visit our online Activities page to search for upcoming events by keyword, subject, location, date or program age level.

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