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Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Outdoor Skills Weekend: Registration open
Join our yearly adult encampment and retreat at Camp Winacka, Friday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 5. Your three-day getaway includes all meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast, beautiful surroundings and a wide range of learning activities. Customize your own adventure by selecting sessions that interest you. Cost: $45; register online. Contact: Iris Gerber, (619) 610-0741
Got spirit? Show it off at VCC!
Round up the adults in your service unit and win the 2015 Spirit Stick at our Volunteer Conference and Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 16. Pick your theme and compete against other service units — secret judges will be watching for energy level, dynamic attire and participation in the conference. Don’t forget to register for your favorite sessions; space is limited.
Volunteers needed for Urban Campout: Adventures in Wonderland
As we get ready for our Wonderland-themed Urban Campout fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 12, we’re looking for volunteers for positions from pre-party parking greeters to live auction handlers. Contact Christina Hernandez or apply online to help us raise money to keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for 30,000 local girls. Hope to see you down the rabbit hole!
Adult training: Art and Nature centers
Discover the possibilities awaiting at our Balboa Campus Art and Nature centers at this creative class on Saturday, Aug. 23. You’ll make your own artwork as you master the five programs available at each center and pick up tips for tying them into your girls’ Journeys. Register online. Contact: Iris Gerber, (619) 610-0741
We’ve got you covered for fun patches
Your local Girl Scout stores carry a wide selection of patches to commemorate just about anything you can do with your troop. Come on down and find something for all your special events, from community service to sleepovers — or let our huge collection inspire your next adventure! Don’t sew? Pick up some Badge Magic, a cut-to-fit adhesive that’s quick and easy to use. Check out our summer hours and GSSD patches online.
Are you a #cookieboss?
We want to hear your story! Tell us what makes you a #cookieboss by Friday, Aug. 15 for a chance to be featured as one of GSUSA’s National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Superstars.
Global Arms of Advocacy: Apply now
Seniors-Ambassadors: Be a part of a groundbreaking ongoing program where girls like you learn about and publicly advocate for global issues that specifically affect women and girls. Download the application and submit by Thursday, Aug. 7 to join a countywide family of courageous teens who take steps to tackle the problem of women’s oppression and enact change in their communities — starting with a special event on International Day of the Girl (Saturday, Oct. 11). Contact: Steph Dawes, (619) 610-0792
destinations Expo
Juniors-Ambassadors: Meet world travelers from your neighborhood and learn about 2015 travel opportunities. At this free open house — 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, Balboa Campus or Thursday, Sept. 25, North Costal Service Center — you’ll hear from past destinations participants and learn about the application process, financial aid, and what to expect. Girls, troop leaders, adult volunteers and families welcome; no registration necessary. Visit the GSUSA travel page to view listings, download applications and read girls’ stories. Contact: Amanda Host, (619) 610-0781
Strengthen self-confidence
GSUSA, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, and Dove are launching Free Being Me, a global leadership program that teaches body confidence and self-esteem through engaging activities for ages 7-10 and 11-14. See the leaders’ guide for more on helping girls value their bodies, stand up to social pressure, and support and empower others. Girls who complete the five sessions will earn the free patch, available at Girl Scouts San Diego resource centers.
Girls: Volunteer for art camp
Through August, Spanish Village camp leaders are looking for helpers who love kids and art. Monday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m., volunteers will support the artists and assist with coordinating children. Contact: Ellie Hitchcock, (619) 236-1182
Upcoming performances
The Addams Family
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is showing The Addams Family Aug. 1-3, 7:30 p.m. Friday, both 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Special Girl Scout price of $13.50 includes a backstage tour and fun patch. Order by Friday, July 25. Contact: Abby Reynolds, (760) 224-4140
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey present: Legends
Behold the living legends at Valley View Casino Center, Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 7-10. See performers from around the globe dare awe-inspiring feats, perform spectacles of strength, and summon up extinct and mythical creatures — a unicorn, Pegasus and wooly mammoth. Girl Scout Night on Friday, Aug. 8 includes a pre-show Animal Care clinic at 4:45 p.m., 7 p.m. show and patch for $16.50/ticket. Fill out the order form or contact Group Sales, (619) 308-4311, by Friday, Aug. 1.
Take in Broadway/San Diego’s production of Wicked, receive a fun patch, and stay after the show for a special Girl Scout Q&A on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m. In this spirited musical, emerald-green Elphaba and popular, ambitious Glinda meet in the land of Oz. Purchase tickets using password “SCOUTS” through Friday, Aug. 8.
All Scout Night at the ball game
Get discounted tickets to the Saturday, Sept. 20, 5:40 p.m. Padres game vs. the San Francisco Giants. Families are welcome; Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and troop leaders can participate in a pre-game parade on the warning track. Cost varies; includes exclusive Padres mini-flashlight for scouts and bobblehead for all fans. Contact: Logan Washburn, (619) 795-5137

Other events/opportunities

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
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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