GS Weekly
Wednesday, May 8, 2013


You Can Be…a Nurse! career workshop at the University of San Diego
Cadettes-Ambassadors: Tour the state-of-the-art simulation laboratory at USD’s Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences, then glove up for some practical nursing lessons on Saturday, June 15, 9:15 a.m.-noon. Graduate students and faculty will use the lab’s high-tech simulated patients to teach you to give injections, change dressings, assist with births, take blood pressure and maintain a sterile environment. Register online. Contact: Steph Dawes, (619) 610-0792

Seeking summer camp volunteers
The more girls who register for summer day camp, the more amazing adult volunteers we need! Explore with younger campers at Sea Sampler, Fantastical Fun and Wild Wonders, or mentor older girls at Bejeweled, Rainbow’s End Plays Again and V.I.S. Arts. Experience the magic of camp while leading girls through a week of fun activities. Children of volunteers receive discounted camp rates. Register online or by mail. Contact:, (619) 610-0821

Deadly Waters: Dive in!
Come face to face with the red-bellied piranha, California scorpionfish, sharks and other intimidating ichthyoids as you discover why so many of them are dangerously misunderstood. Visit the Deadly Waters exhibit at the Living Coast Discovery Center through Monday, Sept. 2. Contact: Amanda Grant, (619) 409-5909

Build skills with Bricks 4 Kidz
Check out Bricks 4 Kidz, where girls use LEGO® bricks to learn basic engineering skills. Find out how to integrate programs like Amazing Animals and Energy is Everywhere into your next troop meeting to augment Girl Scout badges. Contact Nick Thadani for Chula Vista locations and LaKena Dunham for Oceanside.

Celebrando” health and beauty — conferencia en español
El Latino invites Spanish-speaking women and teens to Celebrando, its annual Latina empowerment conference, on Saturday, June 8, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Learn about important health and wellness issues while enjoying a luncheon, speakers, medical screenings, musical performances and workshops — all in Spanish. Teen activities include a session about positive self-image and healthy relationships, led by Girl Scouts San Diego. Cost: $45; financial assistance available. Contact: Natalie Richards, (619) 426-1491

Hike and help
San Diego Canyonlands is offering special tours of Shepherd Canyon in Tierrasanta on Saturday, May 11 and Saturday, June 8, 8:30-11 a.m. Enjoy a nature walk, then participate in a trail maintenance activity with the Friends of Shepherd Canyon. Tours meet at the northeast corner of Santo Rd. and Antigua Blvd. Contact: Linda Pennington, (619) 972-4291

Other events/opportunities

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. Apply for one of 14 spaces; no cost. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

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. 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.

Go global with Girl Scouts
Join KPBS, the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) and Girl Scouts San Diego on Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for Going Global Day, an exciting event exploring world cultures. Enjoy traditional performances, ethnic foods and girl-run informational displays at the SDCDM. Cost: $6/adult, kids free; register online. Contact: Colleen Slotman, (760) 233-7755 ext. 1002

Chaperones needed for Night at the Museum
Join us for dancing, movies, pizza, crafts and games at Girl Scouts’ 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, (619) 610-0728

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