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Wednesday, October 30, 2013


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Save the date: Assembly meetings
This January, we’ll host our annual Assembly meetings, where adults and girls age 14 and up voice their opinions about local Girl Scout programs and activities. Don’t miss the chance to attend an event near you: Join us at Balboa Campus on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m.; Escondido Program Center, Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.; or Imperial Valley Service Center, date and time TBD. Contact: Heather Mournian, (619) 610-0748

Permanent price reduction: Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting and Adult Journey Book Set
Ideally, every girl should have her own Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, and adult volunteers helping girls with Journey activities should have their own Adult Journey Book Sets. We’re supporting this idea by making our current discount on these books permanent. Get the Girl’s Guide at $17 and Adult Journey Book Set at $13 in your local council store.

Rock your service unit Cookie Kickoff
Join us Monday, Nov. 25, 6:15-7:15 p.m. at the Escondido Program Center for a cookie kickoff roundtable and training. Whether you’re considering if this kind of event is right for your service unit or are already in the planning stages, brainstorm with other volunteers about how to balance program value and fun factors in your kickoff. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 15. Contact: Robin Lemon, (619) 610-0747

Fire safety video contest
Girl Scouts of all ages: Show off your outdoor fire building skills in a girl-led video on campfire safety. We’ll feature the videos on our website and reward winners with a pizza party for the whole troop! See flyer for further information. Contact: Iris Gerber, (619) 610-0741

Día de los Muertos
Honoring ancestors
Celebrate San Diego’s rich cultural heritage with a Día de los Muertos Expo on Friday, Nov. 1, 5-7 p.m. at the Balboa Campus Leadership Center. Día de los Muertos — Day of the Dead — offers a way for friends and family to come together and remember those who have passed. Explore this colorful holiday, predominantly observed in Mexico, with traditional treats and crafts.
Sugar skull style
Find Girl Scout Día de los Muertos T-shirts, complete with a cute candy calavera (skull) and trefoil design, in council stores for $14.

Happy birthday, Daisy
Thursday, Oct. 31 is the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. Check out an interactive timeline of her life, with images, anecdotes, quizzes, and video and audio clips.

Dance into 2014
Join DanzArts on Saturday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. for Fiesta Navideña! This Christmas community play happens in the streets, telling the nativity story from neighbor to neighbor. Enjoy sweets and warm beverages at intermission and close the night with a piñata. $5/child, $15/adult; purchase tickets online.
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet: Two special Girl Scout performances
Take in a beautiful ballet, followed by a meet-and-greet with performers. Make an extraordinary journey to the magical Land of Sweets with Clara and her toy prince in The Nutcracker on Thursday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m. On Thursday, April 3, 6 p.m., watch Cinderella come to life onstage. Cost: $6/girl, $12/adult. Patches available for an additional $3. Space is limited; submit your order form ASAP. Contact: San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
Girl Scout Day at the Dance 2014
Daisies-Cadettes will learn about theatrical performance at Girl Scout Day at the Dance, presented by San Diego Civic Dance Arts on Saturday, Feb. 8, 12:30-5:30 p.m. After participating in two 30-minute dance classes — one in jazz and hip-hop, one in musical theater — they’ll watch live performance “Perspective — Collage 2014,” meet the dancers, and take a backstage tour. Cost: $18/girl, $6/adult. Register by Wednesday, Jan. 22. Contact: Jasmine Cone

Step right up!
Side Show, the true story of sisters Daisy and Violet Hilton’s journey from the streets to stardom, is running Tuesday, Nov. 5-Sunday, Dec. 15 at the La Jolla Playhouse. The girls’ quest for love and normalcy, re-imagined by the musical theater dream team behind Chicago, Dreamgirls and Mama Mia, is set against the spectacle of fame and the scrutiny of the spotlight. Side Show contains some adult content and may not be appropriate for girls under age 15. Ticket prices vary; order online. Contact: Alex Goodman, (858) 228-3094

Other events/opportunities

Last chance to apply for destinations
Learn about Girl Scouts’ destinations travel program and read other girls’ stories, check out the listing of 2014 opportunities for Cadettes-Ambassadors, then download your application (due to Girl Scouts San Diego by Nov. 1; late applications accepted until Feb. 1 for consideration in unfilled trips). Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781

Highest Award expos
Juniors-Ambassadors can get inspired to go for the Bronze, Silver and Gold at our Highest Award expo, held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Oceanside, Thursday, Nov. 14. While girls try hands-on activities in our Journey Jumpstart session and develop their knowledge of Take Action projects, parents and leaders learn about guiding girls through leadership Journeys and Highest Award projects. Recent awardees will talk about their experiences. Cost: $2/girl; adults free. To sign up, submit a troop or individual registration form (search keyword: registration) at least one week prior to event. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714

Flowers, animals, art, oh my!
Girls in grades K-1 will dig into exciting activities and build new skills at Daisy’s Big Adventure! On Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-noon, Daisies will learn about caring for animals from special guests, participate in hands-on crafts and activities, and meet some Flower Friends along the way. Register online by Friday, Nov. 22. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781

Calling all campers!
Brownies-Juniors: Gather your troop for an Adventure Weekend at Camp Whispering Oaks, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 15-17, Dec. 13-15, Jan. 24-26, Feb. 7-9, March 14-16, or April 4-6. Whether you’re first-timers or experienced campers, Adventure Weekends provide a great sampler of arts and crafts, team-building, outdoor, nature and science activities. We’ll provide meals, supplies and modern lodging. Register online. Contact: Kristi Doebler, (619) 610-0818

Girl Scout football night
Watch the Aztecs take on the University of New Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium. When San Diego State University presents a check to Girl Scouts San Diego at halftime, girls will be welcomed to the field to participate. Cost: $5/person, plus handling fee of $10/group. Register by phone; mention that you’re calling about Girl Scout Night. Contact: San Diego State athletics, (619) 283-7378

You’re a community hero
Girls in grades 5-12: If your volunteer work made a difference in your community in 2013, you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. Apply for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Girl Scouts San Diego CEO Jo Dee Jacob will approve local nominees; enter the e-mail as your certifier. Apply by Tuesday, Nov. 5 to be eligible for a spot as one of our top youth volunteers. Contact: Robin Lemon, (619) 610-0747

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