GS Weekly
Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Day camp opportunities for older girls
Juniors-Ambassadors: Explore your passions in an array of exciting day camps this summer. Work with younger campers and learn professional skills at our Teen Leadership camp, or challenge yourself with Adventure Chasers. Plan your dream trip at Globetrotters, where you’ll get travel tips from Girl Scouts who have toured the world. At Bejeweled, master jewelry-making techniques as you learn how to start your own crafty business. Register online or by mail. Contact:, (619) 610-0821

New classes from the Adult Learning Department
Daisy Introduction to Girl Scout Program, Part 2
On Thursday, April 18, 6-9 p.m. at the Escondido Program Center, get in-depth information about Journeys, activities and traditions for girls in kindergarten and first grade. Register online. Prerequisite: Daisy Introduction to Girl Scout Program, Part 1 or the general Introduction to Girl Scout Program class.
Just for Juniors
Explore Junior troop management on Thursday, April 25 at the Escondido Program Center or Monday, May 13, at the North County Service Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Get tips and tricks for keeping fourth- and fifth-graders interested in Girl Scouts and giving them more responsibility for planning activities. Register online.
Cruising into Cadettes
Find out what middle-school girls are capable of, Monday, April 22, at the North Coastal Service Center, Thursday, May 2 at the Escondido Program Center, or Wednesday, May 29, at our Balboa Campus, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn to transition to a supporting role in girl planning and discover the exciting opportunities available for older Girl Scouts. Register online.

OTM Sendoff Celebration includes Midway tours, free parking
Come aboard the USS Midway Museum on Saturday, May 4, 9-10 a.m. for our Operation Thin Mint® Sendoff Celebration. Meet emcee Delana of STAR 94.1 and KUSI reporter Brad Perry; cheer on top cookie sellers as they arrive by helicopter; and enjoy a skydiving show, live music, activities and Midway tours. Show your spirit with Girl Scout and patriotic attire, and bring a nonperishable food item to help military families in need. For free parking, enter the Navy lot at Pacific Highway near West G St.; bring driver’s license, car registration and proof of car insurance. Register online. Contact:, (619) 298-8391

It’s Your Planet – Love It! Journey trip to SDG&E
Juniors, register by Friday, May 3 for a GET MOVING! Journey side-trip to the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center. On Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.-noon, learn about “green” buildings and kitchens, sustainability, and environmental stewardship during this hands-on adventure. Before your trip, learn about our Forever Green partnership, try a reusability activity, or visit our store to pick up a GET MOVING! Journey book. Contact: Sabrina Wahlne, (619) 610-0716

Girl Scout campout at Petco Park
Attend the San Diego Padres vs. Toronto Blue Jays game on Friday, May 31, 7:10 p.m., and stay after for a campout on the field! Girl Scouts and female troop leaders will be treated to a post-game snack, a movie on the FriarVision screen, breakfast the next morning and a patch. Discounted Girl Scout ticket prices: $10.50-$23.50; add $20 for campout. Contact: Logan Washburn, (619) 795-5137

Earth Month activities
Clean up San Diego
Join I Love a Clean San Diego for the 11th annual Creek to Bay Cleanup on Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-noon. Help spruce up any of 92 sites in San Diego County, whether it’s your favorite beach, river, canyon or park. Volunteers of all ages can participate; recruit your team members today!
Ralphs field trip
Daisies-Juniors: Discover the importance of recycling, water conservation and organic produce on a free field trip to your local Ralphs grocery store. Schedule online or call 1-800-987-6409.

Doggie day
On Saturday, April 13, 8-9:30 a.m., join new community partner Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) for emBARKadero, a four-legged 4K run/walk. Proceeds help CCI provide trained dogs and other support to people with disabilities. Entrance fee: $25/adult, $10/child. Register online. Stay till 2 p.m. for a free festival with games for both kids and dogs, crafts, food and vendor booths. Contact: Becky Hein

Puppet pals
Larger-than-life puppets tell the magical story of Gamoola the Great Tree and his fantastic forest friends in Whispers of the Forest at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater in Balboa Park, Wednesday, April 10-Sunday, April 21. Wednesday-Friday shows are at 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday shows are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Contact: (619) 544-9203

Run/walk for sustainability and conservation
Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy holds its 6th annual San Diego River Run 5K on Saturday, May 18, 8-10:30 a.m. Funds raised go toward creating trails, restoring habitats, and improving water quality. Girl Scout rate of $14 includes a special patch. To register, contact Jessica Brandon, (619) 634-5501.

Discover dentistry
Find out how orthodontists make great smiles in an interactive behind-the-scenes tour of Kupiec Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in Rancho Santa Fe. See the latest digital diagnostic technology, learn about dental health and earn a Tooth Fun patch. Fee: $5/girl. All ages welcome; schedule visits by phone. Contact: Cindy, (858) 255-7800


Gold Award: April office hours
Seniors and Ambassadors can meet with Gold Award Committee members to discuss the program and ask questions in a casual environment. This month’s office hours will be Tuesday, April 16, 6:30-8 p.m. at five locations: Balboa Campus Leadership Center, Escondido Program Center, North Coastal Service Center Conference Room, Springall Academy in East County, and the Bonita Public Library. Reservation required; no cost. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

Other events/opportunities

Get up and move at Fit 4 Fun
On Sunday, May 5, 8-11 a.m., have a great time while learning to grow 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

Tackle a new sport
Save the date: Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. is the Women’s Football Academy. SDSU men’s coach Rocky Long, other coaching staff and players will teach football basics to adult women and girls in grades 9-12. Women’s basketball coach Beth Burns will discuss female athletes. 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.

Come backstage with Seussical, Jr.
Broadway Theatre Arts Academy invites Daisies-Ambassadors to a backstage tour at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27 or noon Sunday, April 28. Witness the lights, cameras and action behind the scenes of Seussical, Jr. in an hour-long pre-show tour led by fellow Girl Scouts. Discounted Girl Scout price of $12.50 includes tour, show and Theater Fun patch. Contact:, (760) 888-1989

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