GS Weekly
Wednesday, April 17, 2013


You decide: Cookie Rally venue
Help us choose a location for the 2014 Cookie Rally! Just complete our short survey by Sunday, April 28.

Cluster Mixers coming soon!
Middle and high school girls: Bring your friends — Girl Scouts or non-members — to Cluster Mixers, where you’ll have the time and space to get to know other girls and learn what Girl Scouting is really about. Hear the latest councilwide news for Cadettes-Ambassadors and plan activities based on your own passions. Join us for the mixer nearest you: Saturday, May 5, 3-5 p.m. at our Escondido Program Center or Saturday, May 19, 3-5 p.m. at our Balboa Campus Leadership Center. Permission and Health History forms required for girls attending without an adult. RSVP appreciated. Contact: Steph Dawes, (619) 610-0792

Adult learning: Senior/Ambassador workshop
New and experienced adult volunteers who work directly with girls in grades 9-12 can network, ask questions and learn from each other face-to-face at this workshop on Thursday, May 9 or Monday, June 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Florence Burnham Hall at our Balboa Campus. Bring tips, tricks, ideas and dilemmas to share with our open discussion group, and find out how other volunteers lead teen girls with creativity, patience and innovation. Register online.

Chaperones needed for Night at the Museum
Join us for dancing, movies, pizza, crafts and games at our Night at the Museum sleepover, Friday, June 7, 4:30 p.m.-Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Help make a special memory for the girls who earned this event. Chaperone responsibilities include caring for the girls’ emotional and physical well-being. Volunteers with a girl in attendance will be assigned to a separate group. Contact: Lillie Baca

Aspiring actresses: Teach and learn
We’re partnering with the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse to offer Empowerment Theatre, just for girls in grades 8-12. Master acting techniques with accomplished teachers, then step into the spotlight to share your skills with students in the La Jolla Playhouse’s Young Performers programs. Learn more at a preview on Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-8 p.m. or Saturday, April 27, 10-11:30 a.m. at our Balboa Campus. No cost; RSVP requested. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

Danzarts presents “Juncal Street”
On Saturday, April 20, 6 p.m., Danzarts invites Girl Scouts to “Juncal Street,” a flamenco show featuring six award-winning artists, at C3 Performing Arts Center. Watch a multicultural medley of North American, French, Spanish and gypsy performers create a dazzling, urban fusion devoid of borders. The show has been nominated for three Isadora Duncan Dance Awards. Cost: $25; order tickets online. Contact: Patricia Astorga-Casey, (619) 846-9272

UCSD Girl’s Day Out
Seniors-Ambassadors: Investigate careers in computer science at Girl’s Day Out, a free event hosted by UCSD Women in Computing on Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Explore this exciting industry through student panels, academic and professional speakers, and lab tours. Space is limited; register online.

Get fit through dance
LifePlay Productions presents Zumbatomic, a Latin-dance-based fitness class. Girls age five and up will improve their focus, gain self-confidence, and learn healthy habits at Dance Place San Diego, Studio 205, Saturday, April 27, noon-1 p.m. Cost: $8. Register online. Contact: Nicole Cantalupo, (858) 531-2095

Other events/opportunities

Tackle a new sport
At the Women’s Football Academy on Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., SDSU men’s coach Rocky Long and his staff and players will form a huddle with girls (grades 9-12) and adult women to discuss football basics. Women’s basketball coach Beth Burns will share her thoughts about female athletes. Cost of $30 includes breakfast, lunch, T-shirt, gift bag and two tickets to SDSU’s home opener football game. All proceeds benefit Girl Scouts San Diego’s Live Healthy, Lead Healthy initiative. Register online.

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.

Recognize Girl Scout champions
Nominate an outstanding volunteer who brings the Girl Scout mission to life for an adult recognition, which we’ll present at the Volunteer Conference and Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 3. Check with your membership development or volunteer support coordinator for your region’s deadline; all nominations and endorsements are due to our council by Tuesday, April 30. Use our updated nomination and endorsement forms, now writeable PDFs by popular request. Contact: Dayana Silva-James, (619) 610-0771

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 to host interactive booths. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

OTM Sendoff Celebration includes Midway tours, free parking
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 tours of the USS Midway Museum on Saturday, May 4, 9-10 a.m. at our Operation Thin Mint® Sendoff Celebration! 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

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