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Junior Happenings

San Diego Girl Scout Juniors explore, create, and innovate as they begin to take a leadership role in their own experience and see the positive impact they can have on their world! Visit our events page for complete listings of upcoming events and opportunities.

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Events for girls

This week's highlight

Summer Camp
Daisies-Ambassadors
Monday, June 18-Friday, Aug. 17

Sample a little bit of everything Whispering Oaks has to offer with a squirrel-themed twist in Experimental Squirrels! Join in all the sports at the Girl Scouts Olympics day camp!
Email or call 619-298-8391
$195-$440 | Balboa Campus, EPC, Whispering Oaks and Winacka

Presented by Girl Scouts San Diego

Art & Nature Centers
Daisies-Cadettes
Ongoing

The Art & Nature Centers at our Balboa Campus provide a space for girls to explore the world as they put their knowledge and skills to the test. They will work both individually and collaboratively to learn more about art, culture, nature, the environment and, not to mention, themselves!
Email or call 610-619-0754
$75 | Balboa Campus

Building Bridges
Daisies-Ambassadors
This program encourages intergenerational learning by providing the opportunity for girls to connect with older adults in their communities. Participants will learn from each other and discover the benefits of interacting with generations other than their own. Earn a patch by completing the patch requirements.
Email or call 619-610-0778
Free | various locations throughout the council

Connecting movies to badges
Juniors-Ambassadors
Leaders, are you looking for a new way to make badges and Journeys relevent to your girls? The Resource Center at Escondido now has three DVDs for check-out that connect movies portraying true female stories to badges, Journeys and the Girl Scout Laws. A lesson plan comes with each DVD.
Escondido Program Center

Get Outside!
Brownies-Ambassadors
June 1-3

Venture up to Julian for your next outdoor troop adventure! You’re in charge of your experience–choose staff-led activities like high ropes, archery, and fishing, or just kick back, explore camp, and revel in quality time with your troop. Stay for the weekend, one night, or come up just for the day.

High Ropes Challenge Course
Juniors-Ambassadors
Reservations available on weekends year round
A thrilling group challenge at the high ropes course in Julian is the perfect way to finish your cookie season. Fill your craving for adventure, and bond with your troop! Enjoy a session customized to your group and choose from the incomplete bridge, zip line and other exhilarating elements.
$260/session | Camp Whispering Oaks

Low Ropes Challenge Course
Brownies-Ambassadors
Reservations available year round, weekends and weekdays

Celebrate a successful cookie season with a teambuilding session at the Low Ropes course located at Camp Whispering Oaks in Julian. Complete exciting group challenges and tackle low elements using teamwork, problem solving and good communication.
$165/session | Camp Whispering Oaks

Religious recognitions
Daisies-Ambassadors
See what recognitions are available for Girl Scouts from individual religious institutions. Using curriculum developed by your own spiritual community, tie Girl Scout values to tenets of your faith, under the guidance of a parent or religious leader.

Renew Now: Spring Membership Campaign
Daisies-Adults
now through Friday, June 15
Join us for another year of fun and adventures. Renew Now!
Email customercare@sdgirlscouts.org or call 619-610-0729
$25 annual membership fee

Summer Camp
Daisies-Ambassadors
Monday, June 18-Friday, Aug. 17

Sample a little bit of everything Whispering Oaks has to offer with a squirrel-themed twist in Experimental Squirrels! Join in all the sports at the Girl Scouts Olympics day camp!
Email or call 619-298-8391
$195-$440 | Balboa Campus, EPC, Whispering Oaks and Winacka

Presented by community partners

Go Electric! Patch Program
Daisies-Ambassadors
Explore the benefits of renewable energy by participating in the Go Electric! Patch Program brought to you by SDG&E. Investigate new transportation options, be environmental stewards, and learn to inspire others to reduce their carbon footprint.
Email Michaela to receive your patches.

"It's a Girl Thing!"
Juniors
Sisterhood Seminars will visit your troop and friends with their popular mother-daughter Puberty Seminar! Includes a gift bag and fun patch
$60/mother-daughter pair | Your location

Knitting/Crocheting for Change!
Juniors-Ambassadors
Knit squares that will be used for afghans to be distributed to families in rural Mexico that will benefits Project Amigo students. Please see instructions and details about the project.
Email Samuel or call 203-597-7181

Mother Daughter Cooking Class
Brownies-Seniors
ongoing
Learn to bake or cook with your 10+ year old girl. Various themes available in either hands-on or chef-demonstration classes.
Email Amore Meals
$25 | location varies

Padres: 2018 Girl Scout Nights
Daisies-Adults
Saturday, June 2, 5:40 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 19, 1:10 p.m.
Attend one or both Padres games for Girl Scouts and their families. See the Padres play the Cincinnati Reds on June 2, featuring a Hawaiian Shirt giveaway and post-game running of the bases. All Scout Day on Aug. 19 vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks includes a Trevor Hoffman Replica Statue giveaway and exclusive post-game catch on the field for all scouts. Girl Scouts receive a different, exclusive commemorative patch for each event.
Email or call 619-795-5137
$16-$65/person | Petco Park

Social Butterfly Badge Workshop
Juniors
Sisterhood Seminars comes to your troop and friends with a perfect meeting activity to meet the five requirements of the Social Butterfly badge! Includes a gift bag, Social Butterfly badge, and fun patch.
$200 for up to 10 participants | Your location

Spring Tails
Daisies-Juniors
March-May

Spring Tails makes science egg-citing and includes hands-on animal interactions, spring-themed lessons, and a craft. It's a perfect troop activity!
Email or call 858-756-4117 x318
$14.24/girl | Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Rd, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

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Growing leaders

This week's highlight

Volunteer Conference and Celebration (VCC)
Saturday, Aug. 25
Registration opens June 4, so connect with your service unit friends today. How will you show your spirit? Will you be the ones to take home the Spirit Stick this year? Consider coordinating your efforts to “divide and conquer.” Plan carpools and post-event get-togethers to share what you learned with each other. Get ready to launch a terrific Girl Scout year!
Email training@sdgirlscouts.org

Adult training opportunities

CPR/First Aid training by request
Get certified! We now offer a five-hour CPR/First Aid training by request for groups of 10 (adult members and Girl Scouts age 14+).
$45 | Your location

Outdoor Training Series: Challenge Out
Are you an expert in camping with youth? Ask about testing out of Let's Have a Campfire, Let's Cook Out, and Let's Tent trainings. Basic Overnights (online) and Let's Camp (in-person) are required before completing the Challenge Out.
Email or call 619-610-0741

Volunteer Conference and Celebration (VCC)
Saturday, Aug. 25
Registration opens June 4, so connect with your service unit friends today. How will you show your spirit? Will you be the ones to take home the Spirit Stick this year? Consider coordinating your efforts to “divide and conquer.” Plan carpools and post-event get-togethers to share what you learned with each other. Get ready to launch a terrific Girl Scout year!
Email training@sdgirlscouts.org

Adult resources

G.I.R.L.-powered Cookie Program infographic
We’ve crunched the numbers from our 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program: 14,187 business-savvy G.I.R.L.s, with key support from 2,000+ volunteers, sold over 2.8 million boxes, including 161,156 boxes donated to Operation Thin Mint. We are grateful to our entrepreneurial members, cookie customers, program partners (including the businesses that provided booth space), and everyone else who contributed to this year’s amazing outcomes. All cookie program proceeds stay in San Diego and Imperial Counties to fund local troop and individual adventures, Girl Scout programs, volunteer training and the financial assistance that keeps Girl Scouting available and affordable for girls everywhere.
Email cookies@sdgirlscouts.org

Join Girl Scouts cards
Fillable “Join Girl Scouts” cards are available to all troops. They are a great referral tool for potential Girl Scout members looking to join a troop, perfect to have when your troop is out in the community throughout the year.
Email or call 619-610-0702

Save Time with New Forms and Notification Process
Save time with the new Girl Health History and Annual Permission Forms including year-long permission for routine activities. Check the Troop Leaders’ Guide for details and links. Notify your activity consultant of routine trips, or request approval through a quick, easy submission tool.
Email or call 619-610-0814

Short and Snappy trainings
Support leaders in your community by offering a mini enrichment training at your next service unit! Any passionate volunteer can deliver one! A list of trainings are laid out for you online, all you have to do is deliver the content. Contact your service unit manager to be put on the agenda!

Talking about religious recognitions
Use this presentation script, developed by GSUSA and Praypub.org, to introduce our religious recognitions program and encourage girls and families to connect Girl Scout values with their faith communities.

Tips and Tools for Busy Volunteers Workbook
Get tips and tricks for running your Girl Scout meetings and equip yourself with resources to help manage your troop. Understand your Girl Scouts’ needs and group management tips, and get tips on how to mediate conflict between girls.

Troop Standard
Looking to enhance your girls’ experience? Open your troop to additional girls in the Opportunity Catalog today! Submit this quick online form to open your troop right away. You can also confirm or update your meeting information and troop description so that families can select the best fit for their daughter when joining.

Adult volunteer opportunities

Metropolis to Mountains Day Camp
Monday, July 16-Sunday, July 22
Got skills? Pass them down to campers over a week of outdoor cooking and skill-building, ending with a weekend trip to Winacka. Develop leadership expertise, connect with girls, and create memories around the outdoors. As a day camp volunteer, you’ll spend a fun-filled week taking part in camp traditions — singing songs, teambuilding games, and helping girls take on bigger challenges, like archery. There’s no cost to volunteer, and children of volunteers receive special reduced camp pricing.
Email or call 619-610-0754 | Balboa Campus M-F; Camp Winacka Sat-Sun

Nature Ninja Adventure Day Camp
Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27, 1-7 p.m.
Spend a fun-filled week reliving your favorite camp traditions in this afternoon-to-evening camp! Help campers try out their skills fishing, pedal boating, outdoor cooking, and planning their own adventures. We'll sing songs, play team-building games, and help girls take on bigger challenges, like archery. There’s no cost to volunteer, and children of volunteers receive special reduced camp pricing.
Email or call 619-610-0754 | Lake Poway 

Service unit membership recruiter
Become an even bigger advocate for girls: As a service unit (SU) membership recruiter, you’ll collaborate with staff and your SU team to be your school’s Girl Scout contact, host tables at events and welcome new troops in your area.
Email or call 619-610-0702

Summer Day Camp
Monday, June 18-Friday, Aug. 10
As a day camp volunteer, you can have a lifelong impact on girls, develop your own leadership expertise, gain new skills and tools, and connect with others. There’s no cost to volunteer, and children of volunteers receive special reduced camp pricing.
Email or call 619-610-0754

Unleash the leader in you
Become a facilitator or trainer for our council and play a crucial role in the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. As a trainer, you'll empower adults who work with girls to deliver quality program. Develop strong facilitation, speaking, organizational and management skills.

VCC session planning
The Adult Learning team is gathering ideas, themes, and session presenters for our annual Volunteer Conference and Celebration in August. We would love to hear from our volunteers! Please share you ideas, wants, needs, and dreams for sessions.
Email us your ideas or call 619-610-0741