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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Look ahead
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Store holiday update
Special deals
Take advantage of great savings during our council stores’ Year-end Clearance and Holiday Sale! From Monday, Nov. 18-Friday, Dec. 13, we’re taking new markdowns and reducing our current sale items to clearance pricing. At 25% off, our 2013 I Love Camp T-shirts make an excellent gift for the Girl Scout in your life. We also have a selection of cute holiday items, many at reduced prices.
While all council shops will be closed Saturday, Dec. 14-Wednesday, Jan. 1, our online store will remain open during the holiday break!

Cookie Rally 2014: Get ready to rock
Get pumped up for cookie season with a family day at the San Diego Zoo on Sunday, Jan. 12. Come primed to see what new surprises await you this year. Explore the zoo at your own pace, then join us for a high-energy cookie pep rally, featuring Dat Kat in That Hat band. Set your sights on this year’s rewards, say hi to your favorite cookie characters and get psyched for the 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Learn more or register online. Contact: Robin Lemon, (619) 610-0747

Become a marketing guru
Cadettes-Ambassadors: Kickstart your cookie business at Teen Cookie U on Saturday, Dec. 14. Learn how to bring a creative project to life, using the online funding platform Kickstarter as a model. Plus, hear performer Dominique Toney, who successfully funded an album in the last year, share her story and music. Register online. Contact: Robin Lemon, (619) 610-0747

Teen summit: Choose Your Own Adventure
Girls in grades 8-12: From Friday, March 7, 7 p.m. to Sunday, March 9, 1 p.m., take a weekend just for you at Camp Winacka, where you can choose to step up, goof off — or do both! Conference-style workshops give you the power to put the you in utopia as you determine the ideal world for you and other teens in San Diego and around the world. Meet cool women speakers, raise your own voice and chill out on the archery range or high ropes course. Cost: $45/girl, $35/adult. Register online by Friday, Feb. 7. Contact: Steph Dawes, (619) 610-0792

Free WOW! outing for Brownies
Earn the WOW! Wonders of Water Journey as a troop at a water reclamation plant tour on Saturday, Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m.-noon. See the facility, learn how recycled water is purified, and discover what a girl can do to save water. Register online; space is limited to 60 guests. Contact: Danielle Thorsen, (619) 533-6606

Beasts and birds
Camille Saint-Saëns’s famous Carnival of the Animals musical suite, presented by San Diego Zoo Global, the Classics Philharmonic and Malashock Dance, springs to life on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. at the Balboa Theatre Downtown. Original poetry — narrated by the San Diego Zoo Global’s Dr. Zoolittle — puts a modern twist on a traditional young audience favorite. Expect a surprise visitor from the zoo! Contact: Classics 4 Kids, (619) 231-2311

It’s Nutcracker season
Chula Vista Ballet
See this performance — and meet the ballerina who plays Clara — on Friday or Saturday, Nov. 22-23 at Eastlake High School. Special Girl Scout ticket price: $10. Contact: Chula Vista Ballet, (619) 870-7525
San Diego Academy of Ballet
Watch this show on Friday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Stay after to meet the dancers. Tickets: $5. Contact: Jackie Snyder, (214) 492-9378
California Ballet
At this event on Saturday, Dec. 14 or 21, 2:30 p.m. at the San Diego Civic Theatre, groups of 12 or more receive a discounted ticket price of $10/girl, $30/adult. Contact: Diane Grosman, (858) 560-6741

Go backstage
Broadway Theatre Arts Academy (BTAA) invites Girl Scout families to two upcoming shows at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. BTAA’s youngest performers stage the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty on Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m., take in Once Upon a Mattress, a comical retelling of “The Princess and the Pea.” Arrive one hour early for a behind-the-scenes tour led by Girl Scout actresses. Cost of $9.50 (Sleeping Beauty) or $14 (Once Upon a Mattress) includes a patch. Contact: BTAA, (760) 888-1989

Holiday card making
Girls of all ages: Join The Patrician Senior Living Community for an afternoon of crafts and community on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 3-4 p.m. Work with local seniors to make holiday cards — you can create your own cards alongside residents or help facilitate the session. Contact: Jeremy Przybylek, (858) 455-9188

Everyday science
Brownies: Take a trip to the Reuben H. Fleet to find ways to use science every day. Be a kitchen chemist, explore static electricity, dive into density, create bubbling reactions and learn how much fun it is to experiment as you work toward the Home Scientist badge. Register online or by phone. Contact: (619) 238-1233, ext. 806


Gold Award resources
Next girl and adult training: Thursday, Dec. 5 at Balboa Campus
Seniors, Ambassadors and adult supporters can get a helping hand as they prepare to “Go Gold!” Girls work with experienced facilitators to discover their passions, connect with community issues, and get inspired to take action. Adults are invited to come and learn more about their role in the Gold Award programs. Register online for trainings throughout the year. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714
Go Gold! workshop Sunday, Dec. 1
Older girls: Connect with others pursuing their Gold Awards and learn directly from recent recipients, or just find a quiet space to work on your project proposal. Through our activities, you’ll explore your passions, identify community issues, and understand what’s required to meet the Gold standard of excellence. Register online for the next workshop: Sunday, Dec. 1, 2-4 p.m. at the Balboa Program Center Leadership Center. Cost: $5. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714
Gold Award: November office hours
Seniors and Ambassadors can meet with Gold Award Committee members to discuss the award and ask questions in a casual environment. The next office hours session will be Tuesday, Nov. 19, 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

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

Come with a mission — leave with a memory
Wreaths Across America organizes annual ceremonies at Fort Rosecrans and Miramar national cemeteries. At this year’s wreath-laying event, Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-noon, remember fallen heroes, honor those who serve, and help future generations learn about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. Volunteer for wreath cleanup on Saturday, Jan. 11. To register, contact Teri Simas by Sunday, Dec. 1 with preferred location and number of participants.

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. Deadline: Friday, Dec. 20. Contact: Iris Gerber, (619) 610-0741

Where in the world will you go?
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 Feb. 1). Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781

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