GS Bi-Weekly
Wednesday, June 25, 2014


New after-hours emergency procedure
In case of emergencies after hours (any time outside of Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.), call Girl Scouts San Diego headquarters at (800) 643-4798 and press "2" when prompted. You'll be directed to our answering service; please remain near the phone so a staff member can call you back.
New prize for troop renewal: Win VCC tickets — and tees
Re-register at least 70 percent of your troop for another exciting year of Girl Scout adventures by Monday, June 30 to automatically enter a drawing for two free tickets to our Volunteer Conference and Celebration 2014 ... as well as two leader T-shirts specially designed for this event! See more renewal incentives.
Summer shopping
Camp tee: S'more fun with Girl Scouts
Our 2014 S'more Camp Tee proudly features the names of camps Winacka and Whispering Oaks, our two mountain properties, below a cute cartoon depicting a time-honored outdoor snack. The shirt comes in navy or tan, youth small through adult 3XL.
A gift for your camper
Send a little love to your girl at camp: Our Day Camp Kit and Resident Camp Kit are available in stores and online for delivery to Winacka, Whispering Oaks, or day camps at our Balboa Campus and Escondido Program Center.
STEM resources for grade 6-12 leaders
There's a world of opportunity for older girls in STEM: It's Your Planet — Love It! is only the beginning. Discover new ways to support girls working on Breathe!, Sow What‌ and Justice; network with other leaders; and tinker with fun, easy science activities for your troop. Experience Techbridge kits like Engineers to the Rescue and Design Time, in addition to Imagine Your STEM Future toolkits, and learn how to access our resources and help your troop envision STEM careers. Register for a session at our Escondido Program Center (Wednesday, July 23), Balboa Campus (Thursday, July 24), or North Coastal Service Center (Monday, July 30); cost: $5. Contact: Steph Dawes, (619) 610-0792
Take a journey through film
Daisies-Juniors, kick off the Girl Scout year with us: Bring a friend and explore movie-related Journey and badge activities, Friday, Aug. 22, 7-10 p.m. at our Balboa Campus. You'll vote on the evening's movie from a selection of age-appropriate, G- or PG-rated films. Cost: $4/girl; adults free. Register by Friday, Aug. 15. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781
Save the date: You Can Be ... a Producer
Girls in grades 8-12: Go behind the scenes with Cox Channel 4 and experience each step of the production process. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, 9:30 a.m.-noon, film in front of a green screen to make a Girl Scout PSA; Wednesday, Aug. 27, help edit your work — and meet Cox Communications' female executives, who will share tips for successful careers. Stay tuned for registration details. Contact: Anne Bader, (619) 610-0714
Grades 4-7: Explore careers at Design Time
Learn the ins-and-outs of engineering, Saturday, Sept. 27, noon-4:30 p.m. at our Escondido Program Center. Step one: Challenge yourself to be a toy designer, brainstorming, drawing up plans and building a prototype. Step two: Become a packaging engineer as you create shipping materials that prevent your cookies from crumbling. Step three: Try on one of four hats — mechanical or chemical engineer, marketing specialist or product manager — to make a new bubble product a giant success. Cost of $20 includes snack and fun patch. Register by Friday, Aug. 15. Contact: Steph Dawes, (619) 610-0792
Free neighborhood event: 4th of July bike decorating
Friday, July 4, 10 a.m.-noon: Join artist Mona Lizzy at North Park Community Preschool to decorate your bike, scooter or wagon at a community event. Festive ornaments include pinwheels and sparklers you'll make yourself. All ages welcome; refreshments available. Contact: Lizzy Stoltz, (619) 549-4313
"Travel" to Tahiti
Heiva San Diego welcomes Girl Scouts on A Journey to The South Pacific, Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 9-10 (workshops offered 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. both days). Immerse yourself in Tahitian culture: Learn the history and significance of traditions like leis and crowns, woven baskets, music and dance, and bamboo carving; or find out about conservation efforts in French Polynesia. Purchase tickets online.

Other events/opportunities

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.
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
Join our training team
We're seeking volunteers to train other volunteers; whether your passions, knowledge and insights relate to outdoor programs, Journeys or a specific program age level, we'd love to have you onboard. If you're interested in becoming a council trainer, please contact Iris Gerber, (619) 610-0741.
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
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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