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Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Spring membership campaign in full swing
This is the time to invite friends, neighbors, classmates and teammates to experience Girl Scouting. We have some great resources to get you started: Try our invitation cards and Promise puzzle, or take Flat Juliette on your Girl Scout adventures. Let us know if you have any inspirations of your own. Contact: Membership team
Contribute to SHARE
April is SHARE month! There are many ways to participate: Make a gift and easily designate your service unit, helping them on their path to the President’s Award. Honor a troop leader, service unit manager or Highest Award recipient by contributing in her or his name. Or become a SHARE coordinator and help us raise funds to keep Girl Scouting available to all girls. Find 2014 patches for donors of $25 or more in any of our council stores. Contact: Dawn Bruckel, (619) 610-0705
Join the fun at summer camp
Explore arts and culture
Time to get creative! As a day camper, travel the globe at Around the World or take your song and dance skills to the next level at Camp Glee. Resident camp gives you the chance to upcycle old things into new art at Eco Artist, let out your inner singer at Camp Factor, or move your feet at Just Dance. Contact: Camp staff, (619) 610-0821
Volunteers make it happen
Whether you’ve already registered to volunteer for day camp this summer or are still considering it, join us for our free volunteer training day, Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.-noon. Seasoned volunteers will walk you through the ins and outs of helping at camp — from group management techniques to classic games and songs. Register online. Contact: Stephanie “Skye” Cochran, (619) 610-0754
Passion for fashion
Ambassadors: Unleash your inner designer at the Sew Inspired Stitch Lounge on Saturday, May 24, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Make a bag, garment or plushy, or design the next hot trend in fashion, whether you need to know the basics of sewing or are ready for complicated projects. Cost: $25. Register online now — space is filling quickly! Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714
Sea, sky and marsh
Girls in grades 8-12: Join us at the Living Coast Discovery Center for Imagine Yourself as a Wilderness Ecologist, Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m.-noon. Pick your science style: Get up close and personal with sea turtles, manta rays and sharks in the marine biology session; investigate the food chain in the field biology session; or care for injured and endangered birds at the ornithology session. Lend a hand in restoring the marsh and preserving it for future wildlife. Cost: $15. Register online now; limited space remaining. Contact: Steph Dawes, (619) 610-0792
Soap-making at the NAT
Girls age 14+ and adults: On Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., make your own herbal soap using the traditional cold process method. During a full demonstration, observe the blending of lye solution and discover the variety of available soap-making oils and herbs. Cost of $80 ($70 for museum members) includes materials. Register online.
Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy
Free guided hikes
Take a two-hour hike along the San Diego Riverbed, joined by a female biologist. Learn about the birds, fish, snakes and lizards — as well as raccoons and coyotes — that call this habitat home. For all ages; Brownies can supplement WOW! Wonders of Water with discussion on water quality, storm drain pollution and native plants, along with local conservation efforts. Contact: Cindy Collins, (619) 443-4770
7th annual San Diego River Run
Join Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy for a family-friendly 5k run and walk, Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m. The race winds through East County, starting and finishing at Santee’s SanTree Festival and Faire, an Earth Day celebration featuring vendor booths, food, a kids’ zone and other entertainment. Funds raised go toward the creation of a 52-mile trail running from the mountains in Julian to Ocean Beach. Register online; use special code G$5k1 for a $5 Girl Scout discount.
Spring dance recital
On Saturday, June 7, 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 8, noon and 5 p.m., the San Diego Academy of Ballet presents their spring concert. Take in Sleeping Beauty, Act III, performed to the stunning Tchaikovsky score, in addition to original ballet, jazz and contemporary pieces by students from a range of levels. Girl Scout ticket price: $5. Contact: Karen Poolos, (619) 995-8060


Teen Summit moved to Nov. 7-9: Register now to secure your spot
Girls in grades 8-12: From Friday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 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! Kick off the summit with Azure Antoinette, spoken word artist, youth and arts advocate, photographer and poet. During TED-Talk-style workshops, put you in utopia as you determine the ideal world for teens in San Diego and around the world. Meet cool women speakers, express your ideas and save some time for high adventure. Cost: $45/girl, $35/adult. Register online by Friday, Oct. 3. Contact: Steph Dawes, (619) 610-0792
Check out clusters!
What it’s all about
Cadettes-Ambassadors: Join your cluster — a regional, girl-led group of teens (grades 6-12) and their adult mentors. Grownups take a backseat while you drive the program, planning and leading meetings (monthly, bimonthly or whenever you want) and producing events for other teen Girl Scouts year-round. Contact: Steph Dawes, (619) 610-0792
Unwind in Escondido
Join Escondido Cluster for mother-daughter Relaxation, Sunday, April 27, 3-6 p.m. at our Escondido Program Center. Explore yoga, power words and even laugh therapy — it’s a real thing! RSVP and pay cost of $10 by Monday, April 21. Contact: Tanya Callen (858) 945-3124
Teatime in Oceanside
Crash Northern Lights Cluster’s Alice-in-Wonderland-themed Mad Tea Party, Thursday, May 8, 6:30-8:15 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Oceanside, for tasty snacks and whimsical games.
Summer fun in Balboa Park
With Pacifica Cluster, challenge yourself to a scavenger hunt adventure in Balboa Park on Saturday, May 31, and cool off at a water day and barbecue on Saturday, June 21. More details to come.

Other events/opportunities

Go Gold! workshop Sunday, May 4
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, May 4, 2-4 p.m. at the Escondido Program Center. Cost: $5. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714
Make traditional Pueblo jewelry
Brownies-Juniors: At Sculptcessories, Saturday, June 7, 1-3 p.m. at our Balboa Campus, sculpt unique, personalized jewelry with help from artist Sandy King Martin, who will share her experiences working with Pueblo Indian potters and teach you how to create wearable works of art in their traditional styles. Cost: $40/girl or adult; register online. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714
Look ahead
Visit our online Activities page to search for upcoming events by keyword, subject, location, date or program age level.
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