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Friday, January 25, 2013


Camp registration opens Friday, Feb. 1
Check your mailbox – our camp brochure is on its way! Or look online for the hundreds of opportunities awaiting at camp. Whether at day or resident camp, you’ll build independence and create lifelong memories of your “Best.Summer.EVER.”

Free adult enrichment session: Working with Challenging Girls and Adults
Learn to understand and manage ADHD and other behavioral and emotional problems with Dr. Lori Rappaport, licensed clinical psychologist and co-director of the ADHD Center for Success, on Wednesday, March 27, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Balboa Campus Leadership Center. Lessons include ways to facilitate a healthy group dynamic and positive experience for troop members – including yourself! Register online.

Harlem Globetrotters’ exclusive Girl Scout patch
Cheer on the Rockin’ Gals of the Globetrotters on the basketball court on Friday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. at the Valley View Casino Center and receive a special new patch featuring female player TNT Maddox. Girl Scouts, family and friends receive a special ticket discount.

Helen Woodward Animal Center presents “Animals of Spring”
Through seasonal adventure “Animals of Spring”, Daisies-Juniors explore new beginnings, peculiar life cycles and growing up. During a scavenger hunt, girls will meet and learn about chicks, bunnies, frogs, kittens and other small creatures. Cost of $10 includes a flower to plant and take home. To reserve a session for any day in March, contact the Education Center, (858) 756-4117 ext. 318.

Human Rights Film Festival
Six powerful documentaries are featured through Monday, Jan. 28 at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Salaam Dunk (showing Sunday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m.) delivers the inspiring tale of a winning female team of Iraqi basketball players. Stay after for a Q&A with filmmaker David Fine and one of the players. Recommended for Cadettes-Ambassadors. Other Human Rights Film Festival offerings may only be appropriate for mature older girls. Tickets are $4-8 and are available online or at the door.

New community partners
I Love a Clean San Diego
Save the date for the Creek to Bay Cleanup on Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-noon. Choose from more than 80 inland and coastal sites to beautify in support of Earth Month. Extra-enthusiastic environmentalists can commit to three cleanups a year with Adopt-A-Beach or look for more opportunities to make a difference from I Love a Clean San Diego.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Girls put their imaginations to work at Bricks 4 Kidz, where they use LEGO® bricks to learn basic engineering skills. The center offers a variety of programs, from model-building to stop-motion animation, that augment the Pets, Inventor, Digital Photography, Product Designer, Entertainment Technology, Animal Habitats and Digital Movie Maker badges. Contact: LaKena Dunham, (910) 224-8615
Tijuana Estuary
Take a trip to Imperial Beach to experience the San Diego wetlands on the Tijuana River and explore one of the most biologically productive systems on earth. The Tijuana Estuary offers a free speaker series and programs that fulfill some Journey and badge requirements. No reservation necessary; the Estuary is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact: Anne Marie Tipton, (619) 575-3619

Other events/opportunities

Radio station challenge: Tell San Diego how GS cookies = service
Through the Girls Scouts Troop Cookie Challenge, your troop could receive an order for 500 boxes of cookies, just by sharing how it will use its cookie proceeds to make San Diego a better place. Your favorite San Diego radio stations (Channel 93.3, Star 94.1, 95.7 KISS-FM, AM 600 KOGO, XTRA 1360, 101.5 KGB and Rock 105.3) are donating 1,000 boxes of Operation Thin Mint® cookies for the contest. Just enter here by Sunday, Feb. 10. Share how your troop will use cookie proceeds to fund service project(s) to make our community a better place. (Entries must be made by a troop leader or cookie manger; one entry per troop.) Starting Monday, Feb. 11, entries will be posted online so you, your family and friends all over the world can vote daily through March 4.  The 20 troops that receive the most votes will have their essays read by a panel of judges who will determine the winners of these prizes:

  • 1st place: An order for 500 boxes of OTM cookies
  • 2nd place: An order for 300 boxes of OTM cookies
  • 3rd place: An order for 200 boxes of OTM cookies

Cookie financial series starts Wednesday
Girls in grades K-12 are invited to participate in a free financial literacy series, set to start next week. The two-week program (Jan. 30-Feb. 7) takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6- 7 p.m. in the Leadership Center at our Balboa Campus. The workshops use fun games to build on real-world skills the girls learn in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, including money management, goal-setting, decision-making, people skills and business ethics. No need to RSVP. Contact: Blanca Santos, (619) 610-0757

Take on the Adventure Zone as a team
At the Adventure Zone, girls exercise their problem-solving skills, build communication ability and experience new challenges. Two-hour Brownie sessions or four-hour Junior-Ambassador sessions are tailored to each group. Find more information online. Contact: Kim Lesnau, (619) 610-0690

Wear your camp shirt to work or school!
When camp registration opens Friday, Feb. 1, celebrate the occasion with our council-wide Wear Your Camp Shirt to Work/School Day. Don a camper, volunteer or staff T-shirt from any year and post 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.

Smells like science: Flower Power
Juniors will 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

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. Go online to find “Come Clay With Us” sessions for your program level. Attendance is required on both “make” and “glaze” days. Fee: $47/person. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

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