GS Weekly
Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Help wanted on the high ropes
We’re hiring high ropes course facilitators (age 21 and older) to lead teambuilding games, initiatives, and low and high elements on the challenge courses at camps Winacka and Whispering Oaks in Julian. Applicants must be able to work weekends and adhere to Girl Scout guidelines. Training provided (40-hour certification). For more information, including the full position description, contact Jen Nation, (619) 610-0726.

Family movie fun
Gather the whole gang for a family-friendly movie night on Friday, Aug. 2 at Balboa Campus. 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 for you 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

One more Night at the Padres
If you missed the May 31 Girl Scout Night or are excited to take in another Padres game, the home team will host an additional sleepover on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 5:40 p.m.! Girls and troop leaders take part in a pre-game parade on the warning track, then watch the Padres take on the Chicago Cubs. Girl Scouts receive discounted tickets in select sections for friends and family, as well as an exclusive patch. Contact: Logan Washburn, (619) 795-5137

destinations Expo: Global adventures await!
Meet world explorers from your neighborhood and learn about future travel opportunities at a free open house on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. at our Escondido Program Center or Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. at our Balboa Campus. Hear about past participants’ adventures, plus the application process, financial aid, and what to expect from your trip. Visit GSUSA’s travel page to view listings, download applications and read other girls’ destination stories. Girls in grades 4-12, troop leaders, adult volunteers and families welcome; no registration necessary. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781

Self-defense at USKA
Girls age seven and up will learn awareness and confidence along with basic striking, escape and evasion techniques at the United States Karate Academy Self-Defense Seminar on Friday, July 26, 2 p.m. at USKA headquarters. The studio provides a friendly, safe atmosphere where students feel comfortable attempting new skills and gaining the necessary tools to make smart choices and ensure their safety. Girl Scout cost: $5. Contact: Stephanie Spears, (619) 228-3706

Make jewelry at Mingei
Girls age 13-17: Experience the artistic process of jewelry making from start to finish, gaining an understanding of complex techniques, on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 14-15, 1-5 p.m. at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park. Build on your personal sense of style and use museum resources to expand your knowledge. You’ll create one necklace and earring set to take home. Cost of $80 includes materials and snack. Sign up online. Contact: Lucera Gallegos, (619) 704-7527

In a faraway kingdom …
Fairy tale heroes and monsters collide in a musical comedy about a hideous ogre and a feisty princess. North County School of the Arts presents Shrek: The Musical as a special Girl Scout event on Thursday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center. Cost of $8/girl and $10/adult includes patch. RSVP by Thursday, Aug. 1.

Dancing queens: Ballet and jazz workshop
Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to Dance and Company Performing Arts Studio for a workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 21, noon-1:30 p.m. (for ages 5-10) and 1:30-3 p.m. (ages 11 and up). Working with experienced instructors, the girls will learn both ballet barre and jazz techniques. No experience necessary. Cost: $15. Contact: Dance and Company

Snapshot: What do you see?
Enter Balboa Park’s Kid’s Eye View photo contest through Monday, Aug. 22. Your pictures could earn you great experiences at a variety of local attractions.

New at the NAT!
Visit Titans of the Ice Age through Monday, Nov. 11 at the San Diego Natural History Museum. The dinosaurs might have thought they were hot stuff, but when the temperature dropped it was the mastodons and mammoths that stood above the crowd. Explore the world of these wooly giants, watch a 3D movie, and learn about Lyuba, the mummified baby mammoth. Group pricing available for parties of 10 or more. Contact: Breanne Leach, (619) 255-0210


New Volunteer Conference and Celebration registration deadline: 5:00 Sunday
Don’t miss your chance to attend our Volunteer Conference and Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 3. Registration for conference sessions (9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.) closes at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28; stay afterwards for a complimentary dinner and a volunteer awards celebration (5-7:30 p.m.) keynoted by restaurateur, author and artist Ingrid Croce.

Other events/opportunities

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

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, Aug. 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.

Girls: Take action!
Getting ready to start the Bronze Award, Silver Award or Gold Award? Try the Take Action quiz to find out how much you really know about this kind of project. Then start thinking of ways you can be a leader and community advocate. To inspire you on your journey, visit GSUSA’s interactive map and see how Girl Scouts everywhere are changing the world.

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