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Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Urban Campout: Sparkles and Spurs
Kick up your heels at our 16th annual fun fundraiser for grown-ups, Friday, Sept. 6 at our Balboa Campus. Savor gourmet fare from Festivities Catering, shop at silent and live auctions, and dance to your favorite tunes from The Heroes, all with a glam Western theme. Order tickets by Wednesday, July 31 to take advantage of our early bird discount, then spread the word by responding to our Facebook event page. Contact: Annie Revel, (619) 610-0807

It’s your weekend!
Adults: Save the date for Outdoor Skills Weekend 2013, Friday, Oct. 4-Sunday, Oct. 6. Hone your camping and leading abilities, make new friends and rejuvenate during an adult encampment at Camp Winacka. Your three-day getaway includes all meals, beautiful surroundings and a wide range of learning activities. This annual tradition allows you to customize your own adventure by picking sessions that interest you. Come alone or bring a buddy … or your whole SU team! Contact:, (619) 610-0741

Get outdoors with our new camp supplies
Exclusive to Girl Scouts San Diego: Our new line of apparel and adventure gear for girls and adults includes stainless steel carabiner mugs, T-shirts, zip-up hoodies, water bottles, duffle bags and flashlights. This season, we’re offering great savings on kits for day and overnight campers. Stop by your local council store so you can hit the outdoors in style!

Musical and a meal
Attend Broadway San Diego’s production of Sister Act, and take high tea at Westgate Hotel, too! Order tickets by Friday, July 19 for the performance plus the Girl-Scouts-only tea and post-show Q&A ($67), or just for the performance and Q&A ($27). Contact:, (619) 564-3011

Center Stage Productions presents Grease
Girl Scouts are invited to a production of Grease — a high school love story about tough guy Danny and good girl Sandy — at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Showtimes are Friday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m. (includes a pre-show backstage tour and post-performance Q&A with actors) and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m. Special Girl Scout family discount price of $12.50/ticket includes a patch. Contact: Abby Reynolds, (760) 224-4140


Volunteer Conference and Celebration: Ingrid Croce confirmed as speaker
Reserve your spot now!
Join us for our Volunteer Conference and Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 3. Register for conference sessions (9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.) by Friday, July 26; stay afterwards for dinner and a volunteer awards celebration (5-7:30 p.m.) keynoted by restaurateur, author and artist Ingrid Croce.
Look ahead to cookie season
Swing by the Cookie Preview Room between sessions and during lunch to get a sneak peek at upcoming product sales. Be the first to see our 2014 cookie program theme and girl rewards lineup. And, of course … enjoy some delicious Girl Scout cookies!
Stop to shop
Visit the Girl Scout store at VCC starting at 8:30 a.m. This year, we’re offering specials on leader resources, skill inset sets and our adult outdoor gear line. Get super sale prices, and check out this year’s new store items.

Gold Award: July 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, July 16, 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

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 Cookin' 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

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

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