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Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Summer store hours coming soon
Find our summer store hours (Monday, June 24-Friday, Aug. 15) on our website.

Get in on the summer camp fun!
Some of our most exciting day camps still have space available. At Teen Leadership Camp, girls in grades 7-12 explore their leadership capabilities and hone their skills. Through Globetrotters, girls in grades 6-10 plan the ultimate trip abroad, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the San Diego International Airport, and learn about Girl Scout destinations. Fantastical Fun campers in grades K-3 discover a magical world of fairies, dragons and other inhabitants of their imaginations. Register online or by mail. Contact:, (619) 610-0821

Girls and leaders: Take action
Try GSUSA’s Take Action quiz to find out how well you understand the difference between short-term fixes and services that really transform a community. Once you’ve thought of a way to take the lead as a community advocate by creating a long-lasting, sustainable solution that addresses the root of a problem, visit the interactive map to share your project and see how other U.S. Girl Scouts in other councils are changing the world.

Summer learning at Girl Scouts University
GSUSA’s Purposeful Leadership series uses a collection of online modules to explore topics like emotional intelligence, difficult conversations and leading change. Take each module individually or complete the whole series — it’s up to you!

Family movie night
Gather the whole gang for a family-friendly movie night on Friday, July 12 at the Escondido Program Center. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy an evening under the stars; we’ll provide popcorn and a variety of G- and PG-rated films to vote on. Non-members are welcome. Check-in starts at 7 p.m., and the feature begins at 7:45 p.m. Cost: $4. Register online. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781

Weekend camping for troops
Time to start planning activities for your 2013-14 membership year! Brownies, choose from one-night options at Camp Balboa or full weekends at Whispering Oaks. Juniors, spend a weekend at either of our Julian properties. Cadettes-Ambassadors, pick from a variety of older-girl programs at Winacka. Or experience camp as a family at any age with our He & Me and She & Me camp adventures. Find dates and program descriptions online; registration begins mid-summer. Contact:, (619) 610-0821

Art and science unite
The National Science Foundation and the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership invite girls in grades 9-12 to apply for a place on a unique, cross-disciplinary team following the principles of The Art of Science Learning, an innovative, arts-based STEM curriculum initiative. You’ll work with STEM professionals, artists, teachers and other adults in a yearlong project focusing on a pressing issue in San Diego: water. Apply by Wednesday, June 20. Contact: Nan Renner, (619) 232-7502

Volunteer at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Girl in grades 9-12: Help make science fun for summer campers at Reuben H. Fleet. As a camp counselor, you’ll receive training, a T-shirt and community service letters. Apply online. Contact: Valerie McPhee

Fathers’ Day fun
Enjoy the natural flora and fauna of Florida Canyon during an easy family nature walk on Fathers’ Day, Sunday, June 16, 9 a.m. Gather by the California Native Plant Demonstration Garden (directions online) to hear steward Alan Bennett introduce native plants common to the chaparral and coastal sage scrub alliances. Contact: Alan Bennett, (619) 955-3275

Get cooking
At Harvard Cookin’ Girl, Daisies-Cadettes learn self-sufficiency, the benefits of healthy eating, and how to cook tasty treats for friends and family. Girls work together to prepare simple, nutritious classics from scratch while discovering new ways to serve others. Some activities may fulfill requirements for the Cooking Legacy badges. Cost: $20. Sessions are Monday-Friday, by appointment, at 7441 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 92037. Contact: Robin Gewehr, (858) 888-3509

New Community Partner: United States Karate Academy
At the United States Karate Academy Self-Defense Seminar on Friday, June 28, 2 p.m. at USKA headquarters, students age seven and up will learn awareness and confidence along with physical maneuvers for defense. The studio provides a friendly, safe atmosphere where students feel comfortable attempting new skills and gain the necessary tools to make smart choices and ensure their own safety. Cost: $5. Contact: Stephanie Spears, (619) 228-3706


Gold Award: June 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, June 18, 6:30-8 p.m. at three locations: Balboa Campus (Leadership Center), Escondido Program Center, and Springall Academy in East County. Reservation required; no cost. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

Other events/opportunities

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 29, 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

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