GS Weekly
Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Boost our membership
Let’s make this our best Spring Membership Campaign ever! All girl members can earn a special, four-part patch by renewing their membership, reaching out to new girls and adults with recruitment events, and submitting a completed financial report. Membership costs $15 for the year (Oct. 1, 2013-Sept. 30, 2014). At just $1.25 per month, that’s a great value. Data from The Alumnae Impact Study reveals that Girl Scouts are more likely to graduate from high school and college, be active in their communities as adults, and hold high-income jobs. Contact:, (619) 610-0702

Make this summer magical
Spots are still open at Winacka Wizards, our most mystical summer resident camp for girls entering grades 4-5. Craft wands, concoct potions, play Quidditch and grow crystals. Wow your friends with a dramatic display of science and magic at closing campfire. And spend time in traditional camp activities like archery, swimming and outdoor cooking to blend in with the Muggle campers — no Polyjuice Potion necessary! Register online or by mail. Contact:, (619) 610-0821

Gold Award trainings: Now for girls and adults
Seniors, Ambassadors and adult supporters can now get a helping hand as they prepare to “Go Gold!” Girls work with experienced facilitators to discover their passions, connect with community issues, and inspire themselves to take action. Adults are invited to come and learn more about their role in the Gold Award process. Register online for trainings throughout the summer. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

It’s bridging season!
This is the time of year when we honor what girls have accomplished at their current program level and celebrate their progression to the next. See the Girl Scouts San Diego Bridging Guide for tips on planning a meaningful, girl-led ceremony for troops or service units. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

Capture your world
Learn how to preserve a moment in history at a beginning photography workshop for Seniors-Ambassadors. Attend four Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions at our Escondido Program Center and North Coastal Service Center (NCSC), then share your pictures at the Girl Art Show on Tuesday, July 9, 6-8 p.m. at NCSC. Cost: $15; bring a camera with manual settings. Register online. Contact: Brenda Gonet

Free open house: Educate a Girl to Change the World
Stop by an open house at the United Nations Association in Balboa Park on Saturday, May 25 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to learn about gender equality. Worldwide, 62 million girls are unable to attend primary school, and half of all women cannot read or write; by empowering girls with an education, you can change the world! Contact: Girl Scout Senior Sammy Lizarraga

Under the sea
On Friday, May 24, 7 p.m. at Pacific Beach Middle School, CYT San Diego presents The Little Mermaid. Enjoy the classic Disney story of Ariel, the mermaid whose spirit and determination win over a handsome prince. Order tickets in advance or show up in uniform for special Girl Scout discount of $10. Contact: (619) 588-0206

Just improvise
LifePlay Productions presents ImprovPlay on Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.-noon at the Balboa Campus Leadership Center. Take in an improvised comedy show starring strong female role models, then learn the same skills at a fun-filled workshop for girls age six and up. Register online. Contact: Nicole Cantalupo, (858) 531-2095

Studio class and tour at Mingei
Brownie, Junior and Cadette troops: Take a free, docent-led tour of Mingei International Museum’s exhibitions of folk art, crafts and designs from around the world. Enhance your visit with an interactive art workshop inspired by the works on view in the museum’s galleries. Choose from a variety of projects inspired by the Mingei’s collection. Workshop cost: $5/girl; book at least two weeks in advance. Contact: (619) 704-7492

Yoga by the beach
Girls in grade 4-8: For a healthy and fun way to kick off the summer, join Girls On Target's free yoga practice at Seagrove Park in Del Mar on Saturday, June 8, 9-10 a.m. Learn yoga positions while overlooking the Pacific ocean. Make time for inward reflection and let yourself feel peaceful and calm. RSVP required. Contact:, (262) 365-9305

Free family event on Memorial Day weekend
Accompany active duty Navy personnel and veterans from World War II to Operation Desert Storm aboard the USS Midway Museum flight deck on Saturday, May 25, at 9 a.m. The Midway’s veterans wreath remembrance ceremony encourages family attendance and youth participation, inspiring patriotism and appreciation for those who serve. The Pomerado Community Band will provide entertainment. Guests may remain aboard following the ceremony.

Other events/opportunities

Chaperones needed for Night at the Museum
Adults: 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

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 by Monday, June 3; no cost. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

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