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Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Cookie Rally and Disney on Ice: Get your tickets!
Great seats are still available for Disney on Ice presents: Let’s Celebrate!, Friday, Jan. 23, 5-9 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center. Enjoy a high-energy cookie pep rally, visit our cookie program museum, then take in a spectacular performance, followed by a special demo featuring some of the show’s skaters. Get details online; order tickets ($18-30) by form (mail or fax in), or in Girl Scout shops beginning Friday, Jan. 2. Order by Thursday, Jan. 8 to receive event packet by mail; tickets ordered after this must be picked up Friday, Jan. 23, 8-9 a.m. or noon-4 p.m. at our Balboa Campus.
Girl Scout members age 14-adult: Mark your calendar for 2015 assembly meetings
Attend one of our annual assembly meetings to share your views and ideas about Girl Scouts! Choose the date and location that works best for you — Tuesday, Jan. 27 at our Balboa Campus, or Thursday, Jan. 29 at our Escondido Program Center. Contact Christina Hernandez, (619) 610-0728, with assembly meeting questions; to learn about serving as a council delegate, contact your volunteer support coordinator.
Hot off the press: New training catalog
Be prepared to lead, engage, communicate, practice, team up, watch, listen, share, motivate, challenge, pause and have fun with Girl Scouts this year. Pick up the January-December 2015 training catalog at our resource centers, or find our printable version on the web. Seasoned volunteers will love our new enrichment trainings, including Just Junk: Cookie Box Edition, STEM Resource Roundups, Geocaching and Cooperative Leadership; those just starting out will benefit from our Introduction to Girl Scouting classes for Daisy-Ambassador leaders, as well as New Leader Meet Ups. Register for upcoming classes online.
Code the holidays
Experience the beauty of computer code as you light up the holiday tree in front of the White House on the Made With Code site. While you’re there, you can also connect with makers, hackers and dreamers who are changing the world … and find opportunities like coding classes, game workshops and app camps.
Grades 5-12: Make a difference with LifePlay Productions
LifePlay’s innovative performing arts program Productions for a Purpose allows students to present their views of the world through acting, movement and music. On Tuesdays and Fridays, Jan. 6-May 29, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at our Balboa Campus, you’ll learn that everyone has the power to make a difference — it all starts with collaboration! Cost: $7/class (two payments of $139). Register online, or call (858) 255-0802.
All ages: Introducing Discoverers
Discovers engages young people, families and community members in science research with local benefits. This year’s topic is identifying how plastics travel through our canyons. Participate when you can, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on any Saturdays from January through June at Manzanita Canyon (4275 Thorn St.) Learn the scientific process, investigate ecosystems, and take action by collecting and evaluating data. This study will inform possible actions for transforming San Diego’s canyons into safe, vibrant environments. Sign up online. Contact: Daniel Virden, (858) 488-3849
Help restore the City Heights canyon ecosystem
Join San Diego Canyonlands for a short hike … and help them place more than 4,000 plants in 14 acres of open canyon space this winter. Lend a hand Saturday, Dec. 20, 1-4 p.m. (meet at 46th St. and Myrtle Ave. in City Heights) or Jan. 3, 9 a.m.-noon (meet at the canyon overlook at the end of Chamoune Ave., south of Quince St.) While bottled water, tools and gloves are provided, please bring tools for little hands if necessary. Can’t make Saturdays work? Set up a special weekday event for your troop or service unit (ideally 3-5 p.m.; can vary). No cost. RSVP required. Contact: Freddy, (619) 922-2657


Next Gold Award training: Wednesday, Jan. 28 at North Coastal Service Center
Seniors, Ambassadors and adult supporters can get a helping hand as they prepare to “Go Gold!” Girls work with experienced facilitators to discover their passions, connect with community issues, and get inspired to take action. Adults are invited to come and learn more about their role in the Gold Award programs. Register online for trainings throughout the year. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

Other events/opportunities

Get outdoors this winter!
Brownie-Ambassadors: Gather your troop and join us at Camp Whispering Oaks, Friday-Sunday, Jan. 23-25 or Feb. 13-15. Great for first-timers and experienced campers alike, Adventure Weekends provide a well-rounded sampler of the camp experience, complete with arts and crafts, teambuilding, outdoor, science and nature activities. Girls in grade 6 and up will guide younger campers as youth program leaders. Meals, supplies and modern lodging included. Register online. Contact: Camp director, (619) 610-0818
Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K: Student ambassadors
The Chelsea’s Light Foundation is looking for students with energy, leadership skills and enthusiasm to spread the word about the 2015 Finish Chelsea’s Run in Partnership with Girl Scouts San Diego, set for Saturday, March 7. As a student ambassador, you’ll represent your school in support of this event, building a school team, educating campus groups about the race, and promoting it in your community. Contact: Jen Strachan
All ages: Wonder and whimsy at Mingei
Join girls from Cadette Troop 4339 as they guest host Mingei International Museum’s Family Sunday on Dec. 21, noon-5 p.m. Create your own unique characters from wire, ribbon and fabric during a festive, whimsical workshop based on new exhibit PROCESSION. Cost: $5/family. Contact: Shannon Foley, (619) 704-7495
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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