GS Weekly
Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Great sessions for new campers
First-time camper? We offer some excellent options! The three-day Mini-Adventure Camp at Whispering Oaks gives girls a taste of what it’s like to sleep away from home, as well as the chance to explore nature and eat s’mores around a campfire. Day camp Twilight Potpourri lets campers try hiking, fishing and paddle boating, among other fun outdoor activities. Register online or by mail. Contact:, (619) 610-0821

All about animals
At the Helen Woodward Animal Center, choose from 11 different animal encounters and behind-the-scenes experiences to customize an educational tour for your troop. Girls might groom a miniature horse while learning about farms or visit the adoption center to learn how cute critters find their perfect homes. The 60- to 90-minute tours are for all ages. Contact: (858) 756-4117, ext. 318


Gold Award: May office hours
Seniors and Ambassadors can meet with Gold Award Committee members to discuss the award program and ask questions in a casual environment. The next office hours session will be Tuesday, May 21, 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

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

Don’t miss Cluster Mixers!
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 see the full potential of Girl Scouting. Hear the latest councilwide news for Cadettes-Ambassadors and plan activities based on your own passions. Join us for our next mixer on 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

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

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 by selling 525 or more boxes of Girl Scout cookies. 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

Girls online
Check out all the interactive activities on GSUSA’s “For Girls” page! At any age, you can explore environmental issues, learn how to be financially fit, and discover travel opportunities. Monthly PSA contests give you the chance to stretch your imagination and create videos advocating for specific topics. Visit often; activities and topics change continually.

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