GS Weekly
Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Get up and move at Fit 4 Fun
On Sunday, May 5, 8-11 a.m., focus on having a great time while growing healthy at this workshop for Brownies and Juniors. Become the next Girl Scout hula hoop champion or set a record time at the crazy challenge course. Activities fulfill some requirements for the My Best Self and Staying Fit badges. Space is limited; register online. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781

A day of California history
The San Diego History Center presents Girl Scout History Day at the Junípero Serra Museum on Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. One-hour programs include an archaeologist-led tour of the Presidio grounds, “Dirt Detectives” dig, “History Case” sleuthing session, and “Coming to California” creative adventure. Cost: $5/program, $15 for all four; museum admission free for Girl Scouts, half price for adults. Contact: Coralle Cowan, (619) 232-6203, ext. 130

Rock-climbing film and Q&A
Steve Wampler strives to be the first person with cerebral palsy to climb the face of Yosemite National Park’s imposing El Capitan in Wall: The Journey Up. Girl Scouts’ Taekwondo series program invites Cadettes-Ambassadors, parents and siblings in grades 6-12 to our Balboa Campus, Cabin 1, on Monday, March 25, 4-6 p.m. to watch this documentary of Steve’s mental and physical triumph, then experience a Q&A session with a guide who supported him on his adventure. Bring a blanket for floor seating; RSVP required. Contact: Steph Dawes, (619) 610-0792

Computer skills workshop
Time for cyber savvy Cadettes to put their skills to the test. Girl Scouts and Securing Our eCity® Foundation are hosting a tech workshop at the National University Technology and Health Sciences Center on Saturday, April 13, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Girls will learn Internet safety, security and ethics – tools needed for a good foundation in computers. Cost of $5 includes lunch and Cyber Savvy patch. Register by Friday, April 5. Contact: Sabrina Wahlne

Behind the scenes of popular shows
Girl Scout theater workshop in New York
Next year, StudentsLive will host an exclusive theater event in New York City just for Girl Scouts of all ages. WICKED “For Good” Girl Scout Day on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 includes preferred seating to the 2 p.m. Broadway performance, an interactive workshop that morning, a WICKED patch and the chance to win a backstage tour. Fee: $100-160 depending on seating choice. To order tickets, contact StudentsLive, (212) 220-6000, through Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Shakespeare performance and tour
Patio Playhouse invites Girl Scouts age 8 and up to The Tempest, a Shakespearean romance full of skullduggery, farce and magic, followed by a backstage tour and a Q&A with the cast and crew. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 29-30 and April 5-6; and at 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7. Cost: $10/adult, $7/girl. Contact: Patio Playhouse, (760) 746-6669

Dance the night away with Dad
Put on your party clothes and waltz over to a Daddy-Daughter Dance, hosted by Oceanside Parks and Recreation on Friday, June 14, 5-8 p.m. at the El Corazon Senior Center. Cost of $10/father, $5/daughter (age 4-10) includes dinner. RSVP required. Contact: Oceanside Parks and Recreation, (760) 435-5534

The Cat in the Hat knows a lot about that!
On Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-noon, come to the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for a workshop on the wide world of trees, co-hosted by KPBS Kids and featuring the Cat in the Hat. Discover different species of tree, learn how to protect the environment, and explore the book I Can Name 50 Trees Today! Cost: $6 museum admission entitles guests age 3 and up to this free workshop. Reservation required. Contact: San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

Out to the ball game
Cheer on the University of San Diego’s women’s softball team at any of their home games this spring. Admission and parking are free. Contact: (619) 260-8845


New Troop Tripping session
If your troop is considering a trip to San Francisco, Savannah or even Switzerland, learn how to make it happen with Troop Tripping, the required training for leaders undertaking international travel or extended domestic trips with Girl Scouts. Join us at the North Coastal Service Center on Monday, April 8, 6-9 p.m. for tips on developing itineraries, selecting chaperones, spending money and preparing for your incredible journey. Check our travel page for more resources. Register online. Contact: Sandy Sultz, (619) 610-0814

Summer camp sessions for Brownies and Daisies
If you’re looking for adventure this summer, join us for camp! At day camp, release your inner artist in Art Attack, or take a walk on the wild side with science experiments, messy art projects and a trip to the zoo in Wild Things. Get a taste of the resident camp experience at our three day Mini-Adventure Camp at Whispering Oaks, or come to Winacka for a week of traditional Girl Scout fun in Jump Start. Register online or by mail. Contact:, (619) 610-0821

Other events/opportunities

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

Playwrights Project presents Imagine That! writing series
Cadettes, compose your own compelling plays while taking part in group theater games, improvisation, script reading and creative writing. On Mondays, April 15-May 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Balboa Campus Leadership Center, draw on your experience, observations and imagination as you become a playwright, focusing on themes relevant to you, in a nonjudgmental environment. At the end of the series, watch professional actors interpret and perform your play. Fee: $75. Register online. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

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