GS Weekly
Wednesday, April 3, 2013


SHARE Patch Contest
April is SHARE Month. Enter our patch design contest to spread the word about our year-long fundraising campaign, through which girls, parents and volunteers donate to keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for every girl. Submit your design to Adina Veen, (619) 610-0775, by Tuesday, April 30.

Equestrian summer camp programs
Yeehaw! Cowgirls, grab your boots and head to camp for a week to learn and practice horsemanship skills. You’ll get three hours a day with the horses (one hour each of riding, barn chores and a ground lesson) and spend the rest of your time enjoying general camp activities. Equestrian day camps (Giddy-Up Gold Rush, Dreamcatchers and Painted Ponies) start in grade 2, and resident camps (Horsin’ Around, Take the Reins and Cowgirl You) start in grade 4. Register online or by mail. Contact:, (619) 610-0821

Kappa Delta says, “You can do anything!”
The ladies of Kappa Delta at San Diego State University invite girls of all ages to She Can Do Anything Day on Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. at 5066 College Ave, San Diego, 92115. The sorority will teach girls about the importance of inner beauty and confidence. Please RSVP. Contact: Jessy Hines, (425) 931-4584

5K walk and expo for Parkinson’s disease
Brownies-Ambassadors: Volunteer at the Parkinson’s Association annual 5K Walk/Fun Run & Expo, a dog-friendly family event with live entertainment, medical information and a Kids Fun Zone. On Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Liberty Station (2455 Cushing Station, San Diego, 92106), cheer on walkers and assist with the event. Contact: Ashley Loga, (858) 273-6763

Bugs at the Nat
Whether you’re working on a bug-related badge or just love crawly critters, you won’t want to miss Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders at the Natural History Museum. Arthropod activities abound through Sunday, April 7: Dress like your favorite bug for a $5 admission discount, enjoy “bug-o-licious” treats at the Dino Café, and watch Bugs 3D. While the festivities are over next week, the bugs will be there through Sunday, June 2.

Free concert and festival
Sunday, April 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. is Family Festival Day at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Come for a performance by the San Diego Children’s Choir and civic organist Carol Williams, activity tables, and the chance to engage with the music using hula hoops, pinwheels and kazoos.


SWEET Renaissance Faire: Girl and adult programs
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. Contact: Sabrina Wahlne
SWEET Parent and Educator Program (PEP)
While girls are engaged at the SWEET Renaissance Faire, parents and guardians can meet from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. at San Diego City College, just two miles from the faire location, to attend PEP, a parallel education program teaching adults how to sustain girls’ interest in STEM. Snacks provided. Fee: $6. RSVP online.

Other events/opportunities

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

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

Coming soon to STAR Repertory Theatre
STAR Repertory Theatre in Escondido presents two clever musicals with backstage tours for Girl Scouts. The tour for Brinkle – an original show for all ages that features nursery rhyme characters seeking self-knowledge – begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 or 27. Or go behind the scenes of 13, a story about a boy surviving a new high school in a small town, at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20 or 27 (recommended for grade 6-12). Cost of $12.50 includes Theater Fun patch. Contact: Meredith Kolod, (760) 751-3035

Contest: Speak out against bullying
Raise your voice and watch your words come to life on screen. Dream up a public service announcement with a “Friendship First” theme, telling people what your world would look like if all girls treated one another with kindness and respect at school, online and everywhere else. Upload your script, slideshow or video to Girl Scouts Speak Out by Wednesday, May 1 and get your friends and family to vote — Girl Scouts of the USA will professionally produce the winning entry.

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.

Free community training on inclusion
Kids Included Together offers two-hour sessions to give you the information and support you need to embrace the unique personalities in your troop. Topics include behavior support techniques, autism and ADHD. See schedule for registration details. Space is limited; workshops fill quickly. Contact: Viviana Hernandez, (858) 225-5699

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