GS Bi-Weekly
Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Summer store hours begin Monday, June 23
Check the schedule for our Balboa, North Coastal and Escondido shops.
Pass it on: Older girl mailing list
Your Girl Scout age 13 and up can now sign up to receive GS Bi-Weekly — as well as Cluster Digest, just for older girls, and Council Connection, our monthly e-newsletter — at her personal email address.
Volunteer Conference and Celebration
Get your top sessions: Register now!
Join us for our Volunteer Conference and Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 16. Brush up on your Girl Scout skills — from singing songs to preventing cyber bullying — at conference sessions (8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.); stay afterwards (3:30-6:30 p.m.) for bayside hors d’oeuvres and a keynoted awards ceremony that celebrates and honors our outstanding volunteers. Register for the conference and/or celebration by Sunday, Aug. 10.
Look ahead to cookie season
Swing by the Cookie Preview Room between sessions and during lunch for a sneak peek at our 2015 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 a.m. This year, we’re offering specials on items exclusive to Girl Scouts San Diego.
Win free tickets: Renew troop membership
Re-register at least 70 percent of your troop for another exciting year of Girl Scout adventures by Monday, June 30 — and automatically enter a drawing for two free tickets to VCC 2014. See more renewal incentives.
It’s your weekend!
Adults: Save the date for Outdoor Skills Weekend 2014, Friday, Oct. 3-Sunday, Oct. 5. 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 ready for camp
All-new adventure coming right up
Juniors-Cadettes: At our sensational new day camp Imagine That!, Friday-Monday, June 23-27, you’ll travel to the moon through the Challenger Program at the Space Theatre, go backstage for “Energy and Waves Physics Lab 101” as part of a day at the Magic Kingdom, and practice teambuilding on our 40-foot climbing tower and other Adventure Zone elements. Register online. Contact: Camp director Diane Vogan, (619) 670-4071
Camp kits
Send your daughter a special surprise at camp! We deliver Resident Camp Kits ($40) to girls at Winacka and Whispering Oaks, as well as Day Camp Kits ($35) to our Balboa Campus and Escondido Program Center, for sessions starting on or after Monday, June 30. Each comes with a Girl Scouts San Diego water bottle and Fold and Go backpack, lip balm, a glitter lanyard and a bandana; resident camp kits include hand sanitizer and a flashlight. Order in stores or online beginning Monday, June 23; you may choose to take home kits purchased in our council shops, instead of having them delivered. We also offer all items separately, along with duffle bags, mess kits, hats and camp tees.

Cookies by the numbers

Cheers to all the girls, volunteers and families who contributed to the success of the 2014 cookie season. With help from 2,446 volunteers — including those who organized 21 service unit cookie kickoffs — 14,916 Girl Scouts earned $2.12 million for their troops by selling a whopping total of 2.8 million boxes of cookies. Our infographic features more mind-boggling cookie math.


Theater experiences

All ages: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Broadway/San Diego presents one of the most enduring shows of all time — Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Israel’s favorite son. Special Girl Scout offer: Attend a matinee on Saturday, June 28, 2 p.m., for a fun patch and a post-show Q&A. Cost: $27-15; order tickets using the password “SCOUTS” by Friday, June 20. Contact:

Older girls: 13

See the California Youth Conservatory’s newest production, a high-voltage comedy about coming of age and surviving middle school, June 20-29, 2014 at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza. Tickets: $18-32; purchase online or by phone. Contact: Lyceum Box Office, (619) 544-1000


Maker Meet-Ups: What have you created?

The San Diego Mini Maker faire wants young “makers” (grades 5-12) to present projects at upcoming meet-ups, the third Monday of each month, 6:30-7:45 p.m. on the Central Library 9th floor. Check out what others are making and show off your coolest projects, from clever sit-upons to robotic experiments. Get inspired by this eighth-grader’s self-maintaining garden. Contact: Denise Santoro


Free workshops from Microsoft

Daisies-Cadettes: Join the Microsoft Store Fashion Valley for complimentary computer workshops, offered year-round. Learn to take amazing photos at Digital Arts Smarts, become a producer or director at Digital Movie Madness, or create a unique video game to play with your troop at Game Master. With each class, you’ll earn part of your program age level’s Digital Arts badge. Contact: Susie Cawood, (619) 849-5872


Other events/opportunities

Empower yourself to empower girls
Pick up a paper copy of our June 2014-January 2015 Training Catalog at our Resource Centers, or check out our printable version on the web. Seasoned leaders will love enrichment trainings on topics ranging from “troop tripping” and encampments to flag ceremonies and the Gold Award program; new volunteers can benefit from our Introduction to Girl Scouting classes. Register for upcoming classes online.

PolarTREC: Research in action

On Saturday, July 12, meet Peggy McNeal, an East County middle school teacher who’s off to collect data in the Arctic. Explore her research and understand how climate change affects glaciers in the fjords of Norway. Try on extreme cold-weather gear and “blubber gloves,” decorate an edible glacier, and design a postcard for her to send you from the northernmost post office in the world. After the program, the adventure’s not over: Talk to her research team during “Polar Connect,” her live Skype chat, on Sunday, Aug. 10. Register for Session 1 (K-5), 10-11:30 a.m., or Session 2 (grades 6-12), 12:30-2:30 p.m. Contact: Steph Dawes, (619) 610-0792


Cadettes-Ambassadors: Lotion and Potions

Become a skin care expert on Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m.-noon at our Balboa Campus. Mix natural ingredients to make products like bath soak, body scrubs, facial cleansers and toothpaste. Find out about different skin types and learn why proper skin care is important. Cost: $10; register by Thursday, July 3. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781

Girl Scout scavenger hunt at the fair
Friday, June 7-Sunday, July 6 at the San Diego County Fair, visit the AgriFair information booth to pick up a free scavenger hunt activity book. Answer questions all around the grounds, from the Farm and San Diego Pavilion in the Family Funville, to the AgriFair and Fab Fair theme exhibit. Complete the hunt for a special sticker, plus an optional $1 “Fab Fair” fun patch. Fair admission: $8/child age 6-12, $14/adult; no cost for age 5 and under. Visit on Kids Days (Tuesday, June 24 and July 1) for free admission for all children 12 and under. Contact: Holly Baker

Ahoy, archaeologists!

Sail over to the Natural History Museum and climb aboard the Real Pirates exhibit to explore the true story of the Whydah, a captured ship that sank nearly 300 years ago. Download a treasure map and follow a scavenger hunt through chests of gold coins, jewelry, cannons and a life-size replica of the ship’s stern. Learn what it was like to be a pirate — and the underwater explorer who uncovered the ship — as you board the vessel and touch actual treasure recovered from the wreck. Reserve tickets online, or contact Paula Anderson for discounted rates for crews of 10 or more (who will receive a free treasure chest patch).


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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