GS Weekly
Friday, January 11, 2013


Show off your business style
Girls of all ages: Submit a photo of your cookie mobile, booth or display to our Decorating Diva contest by Friday, Feb. 8. The top entries will receive a $25 Papa John’s or Michael’s gift card. Enter all three categories for the chance to win an iPod Shuffle! Contact:

Send forth your spirit!
Get free
tickets to see USD’s women’s basketball team play Pepperdine University in their PINK Breast Cancer Awareness game on Monday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. A professional mixed martial arts fighter will demonstrate women’s self-defense moves at halftime. Wear Girl Scout attire to show your spirit – and to get a free popcorn at the concession stand! Reserve tickets by Thursday, Feb. 7.

Adult learning
Plan ahead!
The January-May 2013 Training Calendar is now available. All classes will be available for registration by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11.
Daisy Introduction to Girl Scout Program
This new two-part series is tailored for adults volunteering with Daisies. Come learn about Journeys, activities and traditions for girls in kindergarten and first grade. Those who have already taken our general Introduction to the Girl Scout Program may skip to Part 2 for more in-depth information. See our online registration catalog for dates and locations.
Working with Seniors and Ambassadors
New and experienced adult volunteers who work directly with grades 9-12 can network, ask questions and learn from each other face-to-face at this workshop on Thursday, Feb. 7, 7-9 p.m. at our Balboa Campus. Bring tips, tricks, ideas and dilemmas to share with our open discussion group, and find out how other volunteers lead teen girls with creativity, patience and innovation. Fee: $5. Register online.
Free session: Intro to adult training
If you’ve ever thought about becoming an adult learning facilitator for Girl Scouts San Diego, here’s your chance to find out what it takes. Join us for a free information session on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7-8 p.m. at the Escondido Program Center. Topics include class environment and audience, goals, expectations, support, process and the rewards of training new volunteers. Register online.
Jumping into Juniors
This interactive workshop on Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Escondido Program Center will teach you how to keep girls in grades 4-5 interested and engaged in Girl Scouting. Learn about age-level Journeys and the Bronze Award, and explore the best ways to help Juniors develop their leadership skills as you transition to a supportive role. Fee: $5. Register online.


Gold Award: January office hours
Seniors and Ambassadors can meet with Gold Award Committee members to discuss the award and ask questions in a casual environment. This month’s office hours will be Tuesday, Jan. 15, 6:30-8 p.m. at five locations: Balboa Campus (Leadership Center), Escondido Program Center, North Coastal Service Center (Conference Room), Springall Academy in East County, and the Bonita Public Library. Reservation required; no cost. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

Other events/opportunities

Cookie Rally and Disney on Ice
It’s not too late to
order tickets ($17.50-23.50) for our high-energy pep rally and Disney on Ice Presents: Dare to Dream, Thursday, Jan. 24, 5-9 p.m. Get details online. Tickets ordered after Thursday, Jan. 10 must be picked up on Thursday, Jan. 24, 8-9 a.m. or noon-4 p.m. at Florence Burnham Hall at the Balboa Campus.

Hit the trail with Girl Scouts!
Get an introduction to our hiking and backpacking programs for Cadettes-Ambassadors and adults at our open house on Thursday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m. at Adventure 16 in Mission Valley. Preview our training for all ability levels, as well as next summer’s wilderness hiking adventure and advanced backpacking trips. See pictures from previous years, ask questions of trip leaders and plan your outings for 2013. No registration necessary; families welcome. Contact: Gabby Coburn, (619) 610-0816

Free middle school Taekwondo series
Cadettes, here’s your chance to learn Taekwondo! This free class meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4-6 p.m., at the Balboa Campus Leadership Center. You’ll learn traditional movements, self-defense techniques and Olympic style as you strive to earn your first-degree black belt. The sessions are co-ed and offer a safe environment to achieve personal fitness goals through martial arts. Contact: Steph Dawes, (513) 520-0439

Flower power
Juniors can hunt, smell, draw and plant flowers at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center on Saturday, March 23, 9:30-noon. Participants will discover how plants make their lives better, work toward the Flowers badge, and go home with goodies like bath beads and a corsage. Fee: $12; register online. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

UN role play: To Be Born a Girl
Cadettes: On Saturday, March 23, 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. at the United Nations Association office in Balboa Park, explore your rights as youth and what it means to be born a girl in different countries around the world. Role play a UN delegate, discussing and debating the challenges women face globally. Register online; cost of $7 includes a UN patch and interactive take-home activities. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

Animals around the world
On Saturday, March 9, 10-11:30 a.m., Daisies and Brownies will take a tour “around the world” at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Girls will encounter cute critters and fill a souvenir passport with stamps as they learn about natural habitats and adaptation. The center’s expert staff will teach them about science and geography and answer questions. Fee: $11/girl; supervising adults free. Register online. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

Dig into pottery
Sculpt your dreams at Fire and Mud Studios, where you’ll learn techniques for hand-building clay treasures to take home. Find “Come Clay With Us” sessions for your program level online. Attendance is required on both “make” and “glaze” days. Fee: $47/person. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

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