GS Weekly
Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Your vote supports Girl Scouts
Vote by noon Thursday, March 28 to help us win $10,000! Pick Girl Scouts San Diego as your favored nominee for the People’s Momentum Award, which the Women’s Foundation of California will present, along with the prize money, to one nonprofit that’s making life-changing differences for women and families. Together, we can empower more girls to become tomorrow’s leaders. Cast your vote now — and help us out by spreading the word on Facebook and other social media sites.

Help improve our resources
Please take a few moments to complete this brief survey about Girl Scouts’ Sandra Brue Art Center and Ellen Browning Scripps Nature Center. We want to hear from you!

How to handle homesickness
Prepare your camper for a successful adventure away from home. While feeling homesick is a normal response to new environments, you can help your child cope. Browse the Summer Camp Handbook or the American Camp Association’s resources for families. Take our online quiz to determine whether your girl is ready for resident camp, then attend our open houses at Winacka and Whispering Oaks (Sunday, April 28 or June 16, 1-4 p.m.) to familiarize your camper with our facilities. Contact:, (619) 610-0821

Host a booth at Going Global Day
Juniors-Ambassadors have a chance to share the 2013 World Thinking Day theme — Together, We Can Save Children’s Lives — at Going Global Day on Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. We are now accepting applications from troops who would like to host an interactive booth at the event. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

Tackle a new sport
Save the date: Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. is the SDSU Women’s Football Academy. Coach Rocky Long, other coaching staff and players will teach football basics to girls in grades 9-12 and adult women. All proceeds benefit Girl Scouts San Diego’s Live Healthy, Lead Healthy initiative. Cost of $30 includes breakfast, lunch, T-shirt, gift bag and two tickets to the home opener SDSU football game. Register online.

Special Girl Scout offers from Valley View Casino Center
Valley View Casino Center (formerly San Diego Sports Arena) offers great Girl Scout discounts for family performances. Receive a patch and a behind-the-scenes pre-show experience at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Present: Built to Amaze Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 8-11. Or join Elmo and his friends for Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing on Saturday, June 15, 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m., and Sunday, June 16, 1 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. Find purchasing options for Girl Scout discounts on our Community Partner page.

Other events/opportunities

Computer skills workshop
Time for cyber savvy Cadettes to put their skills to the test. Girl Scouts San Diego 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

SWEET Renaissance Faire
Have fun storming the castle!
Girl Scouts and the Society of Women Engineers beseech all fair maidens in grades 5-8 to take part in the SWEET Renaissance Faire, Saturday, April 20, 12:45-5 p.m. at our stronghold, Balboa Campus. From experimenting with sundials to constructing a catapult, wondrous adventures await she who accepts the challenge. Tithe of $6 includes patch and T-shirt. Register by Thursday, April 4 (or by Thursday, March 28 to guarantee availability of your shirt size).
Lend thy hand
SWEET participants of yesteryear in grades 9-10 may contact Sabrina Wahlne by Friday, March 29 to serve as volunteers.

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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