No Mango Cremes in San Diego cookie lineup
Local Girl Scouts will begin peddling the “Super Six” – Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles – on Sunday, Jan. 27. The newly announced Mango Creme cookie won’t be available here; it’s produced by ABC Bakers, while we get our sweet treats from Little Brownie Bakers.
Get ready for the “Best.Summer.Ever.”
When camp registration opens Friday, Feb. 1, celebrate with our council-wide Wear Your Camp Shirt to Work/School Day by donning a camper, volunteer or staff T-shirt from any year and posting to our Facebook page where you wore it. Submit a picture of you sporting your coolest camp clothes to enter a drawing for a free camp kit – the perfect tool to help you get ready for your summer adventures.
Join us for Thinking Day
Daisies-Cadettes: Get your passport to a healthy mind and body 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Florence Burnham Hall on our Balboa Campus. Discover how you can connect with your community and family through worldwide cultural customs that help you lead a wholesome life. Fee: $5/girl; supervising adults free. Register online or by mail (find form for troops or individuals using keyword “registration”) by Friday, Jan. 25. Contacts: Elvia Phelps, (619) 610-0785, for registration questions; Yesenia Antolin, (619) 610-0703, for general event questions
Third annual Girl Scout Amazing Race
Troops and groups of any size are welcome at our Amazing Race, 9 a.m.-noon. Saturday, March 16 in Balboa Park. Teams will work together to find historical landmarks, solve puzzles and complete physical challenges. Fee: $12. Register online. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781
Scholarship opportunities through The San Diego Foundation
The San Diego Foundation is facilitating more than 100 scholarships for students in high school and up. Students must begin applications by Monday, Feb. 4 and submit by Wednesday, Feb. 6. Take special note of the Cox Cares Scholarship, open to community-minded graduating seniors preparing to enroll in a two- or four-year college.
At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, the California Center for the Arts in Escondido takes Daisies-Ambassadors on a special backstage tour, led by a Girl Scout actor. Stay for a whole new world of Disney magic in STAR Repertory Theatre’s production of Aladdin, Jr., performed by a talented cast of children. Cost of $12.50 includes admission, tour and Theater Fun patch. Contact: info@STARrepertorytheatre.com, (760) 751-3035
Take to the trees with Tarzan
Center Stage Productions invites Girl Scouts and their friends and families to a performance of Disney’s Tarzan at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, Saturday, March 2, 2 p.m. Purchase tickets by Friday, Feb. 22 for a special price of $12.50. Patches available for $4. Contact: Abby Reynolds, (760) 224-4140
USD’s women’s basketball: All about girl power
The Toreros play Pepperdine University in their Celebrate Women in Sports/PINK Breast Cancer Awareness game on Monday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Come at 6 p.m. for free food and an athlete meet-and-greet between the pavilion and Torero Stadium. Female athletes and coaches will speak before the game, and a professional martial arts fighter will demonstrate women’s self-defense moves at halftime. Wear Girl Scout attire for a free popcorn at the concession stand. Reserve your free tickets by Thursday, Feb. 7.
Cookie Rally and Disney on Ice: Get your tickets!
Good seats are still available for our high-energy pep rally and Disney on Ice Presents: Dare to Dream, Thursday, Jan. 24, 5-9 p.m. ($17.50-23.50; order by Tuesday, Jan. 22 at council stores). Get further event details online. If you ordered tickets by Thursday, Jan. 10 and have not received your event packet, contact Robin Lemon with purchaser’s name and address. Tickets ordered after Jan. 10 must be picked up the day of the rally, 8-9 a.m. or noon-4 p.m. at Florence Burnham Hall on our Balboa Campus.
Dance festival: Change of date for Bollywood class
Experience the Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Get a special Girl Scout discount of $8/girl, $12/chaperone to just watch the show. Or pay $20/girl to learn a special dance routine on Thursday, Jan. 31 at our Balboa Leadership Center and perform alongside Bollywood professionals in the festival’s opening number. Those who don’t wish to perform may still attend the dance instruction. Order tickets by mail. Contact: Christina Curtain, (619) 522-6202
April UN role play: To Be Born a Girl
Cadettes: On Saturday, April 27, 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
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
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