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Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Cookie program feedback
We want to hear from your girl! Please ask her to take our brief survey to share her thoughts about the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program — whether or not she participated. Questions include what motivates girls, what they thought about the rewards, and how we can improve the program for the 2014 season.

Volunteer Conference and Celebration
Workshops and awards
Join us for our Volunteer Conference and Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 3. After the conference (9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.), stay for dinner and a volunteer awards celebration (5-7:30 p.m.)
Got spirit?
Service units: This could be the year you win the coveted “Spirit Stick!” Team up to plan imaginative get-ups, crazy props, pre-conference fun — and other creative ways to show how you “bleed green” — at our volunteer conference, where undercover judges will pick the winner. Past years’ efforts have included Wizard of Oz costumes, parking lot beach parties and mass “swap” exchanges. We can’t wait to see what you dream up! Contact: Dayana Silva-James, (619) 610-0771

Spend a week at resident camp
Girls: Join us for a seven-day session — July 6-12 or 22-28 — at Camp Winacka or Camp Whispering Oaks this summer! With two more days than regular sessions, you’ll have two more star-filled nights and extra dips in the pool … 48 additional hours with your new friends … and 2,880 more minutes of sunshine, fresh mountain air, and invaluable memories. Find details on our website, and register online or by mail. Contact:, (619) 610-0821

Silver Award: Sept. 30 is final report deadline
Cadettes entering 9th grade: If you are completing your Silver Award this summer, remember to submit your final report form by Monday, Sept. 30. Please make sure the last page includes your signature and that of your troop leader who approved the project. We look forward to honoring you at our fall Silver award ceremony (date TBA), where you’ll receive your pin. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781

Share Ramadan with a friend
Enjoy a cultural Ramadan night with your Girl Scout sisters of all faiths at the Islamic Center of San Diego, Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. Tour the center, play games and sample delicious foods from around the world. Contact: Lallia Allali

Dessert in a jar, anyone?
Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to join Fixtures Living and its Executive Chef Bridget (a former Girl Scout) for A Desserts in Jars Adventure on Saturday, August 10, 10 a.m.-noon. Discover how to make campfire bars in a jar … just in time for the summer camp season! Cost of $20 includes the dessert activity, a cookbook, and a chance to learn more about nutrition and food industry careers from the chef. Register online. Contact: Susan McBeth.

Simple Meals series for Juniors
Juniors: Learn to cook fast, healthy delicious meals from a true pro: the Harvard Cookin’ Girl! In this five-session series, you’ll work in a professional kitchen as you whip up a great breakfast, fix a healthy lunch or dinner, and create a scrumptious dessert. Build your personal cookbook along the way and earn the Simple Meals legacy badge. Sessions run Mondays, 2-4 p.m., from Aug. 5 through Sept. 2 at Harvard Cooking Girl in La Jolla. Cost: $22/girl per session; register by Monday, July 29 or sooner, as space is limited. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781

Make your own 4th of July shirt
Girls ages 6-13: Come to Mona Lizzy Art Studio in Golden Hill on Wednesday, July 3, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to make a fireworks-inspired patriotic shirt through tie-dye and other techniques. Bring at least one (no more than three) red, white or blue T-shirt or tank to decorate. Cost: $15/girl; sibling discounts available. Contact: Lizzy Stoltz, 619-549-4313

Open house at Canine Companions for Independence
Spend a day with the dogs! Girl Scouts’ community partner Canine Companions for Independence invites kids and adults of all ages to its annual open house on Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The four-legged fun includes a carnival, live music, campus tours, meeting puppies training to become service dogs, and service project opportunities for Girl Scouts. Contact: Canine Companions, (760) 901-4300

Oceanside turns 125!
Help celebrate the City of Oceanside’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Ceremony on Wednesday, July 3, at 11 a.m. Spread the cheer by volunteering to hand out carnations, then stay to enjoy the festivities, including a flag ceremony, proclamations, entertainment and refreshments. Contact: (760) 435-5041 or (760)-435-5600


Art and science unite: Still time to apply
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 now — work begins soon! Contact: Nan Renner, (619) 232-7502

Other events/opportunities

Girl Scout motto: Be prepared!
Adult members, get ready for the upcoming membership year with classes in troop leadership, outdoor education, First Aid and safety. Encourage other adults who are not leaders to attend classes and discover how to lead Girl Scout program. Check out the May-Sept. 2013 training catalog for opportunities to develop new skills and insights. All classes are $5 unless otherwise indicated.

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

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