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Community Partners

Our community partners are organizations approved by Girl Scouts San Diego to offer events and activities based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

If you represent an organization interested in providing program opportunities to local Girl Scouts, complete a Community Partner Interest form.

Approved commmunity partners:

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Aryn's Family Yoga

Aryn's Family Yoga provides yoga classes for your troop. Breathe. Balance. Play.  Courses designed for movement, creativity, and team building. We always end with reflection and relaxation.

Grades: K-10

Dates/times: Ongoing

Cost: $5-$8 per girl

Contact: Aryn Rannazzisi (619) 807-6553

ActivCare at 4S Ranch

ActivCare at 4S Ranch

ActivCare at 4S Ranch is a senior living community looking for troops and individuals to assist with arts and craft projects, joining in activities like calling Bingo, flower arranging or spreading cheer by singing, dancing and performing during the holiday season. Come join the fun and make some new friends smile. Come participate in one of our activities or offer one of your own.

Grades: K-12
Dates/times: your choice
Location: 10603 Rancho Bernardo Road, San Diego, CA 92127
Cost: Free
Contact: Denise Notter, 858-4858001, dnotter@activcareliving.com

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Balboa Theatre

Balboa Theatre

Location: 1100 Third Ave., San Diego, 92101

Contact: (619) 615-4000

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Cabrillo National Monument Conservancy

Cabrillo National Monument

Girl Scouts can choose to participate in educational programs or volunteer projects, or a combination of both. The Scout education program has twenty different offerings, covering everything from plants, geology, marine life, and park history. Many program level badges can also be satisfied during your visit. Girls who participate in 5 hours of educational activities or service projects earn a Girl Scout Ranger certificate. When you participate in 10 hours of educational activities or service projects, you earn the Girl Scout Ranger patch from the National Park Service (hours do not have to be concurrent and can occur at any national park).

Grades: K-12
Dates/times: Programs can be ranger-led or self-guided. Contact Danielle Cardiff to schedule.
Location: Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, 92106
Cost: Free. Parking is $10 (4th graders can get a free pass at www.everykidinapark.gov)
Contact: Danielle Cardiff, CABR_EDUCATION@NPS.GOV, 619-557-5450

Celebrate Puberty Workshops

Celebrate Puberty Workshops

Celebrate Puberty Workshop for girls 8-10 who are just beginning to enter puberty and have started to notice changes in their body. Dr. Metten teaches this workshop using beautiful illustrations from her book, I’m a Girl, My Changing Body, and each girl will be given a signed copy of the book to take home. CLICK HERE to learn more about the 8 to 10-year-old workshop.

Celebrate Puberty Workshop for girls 10-13 who are getting close to having their first period or have recently started. Dr. Metten teaches this workshop about their periods, feminine hygiene and emotional changes they can expect using beautiful illustrations from her book, I’m a Girl, Hormones!. Each girl will be given a signed copy she can take home. CLICK HERE to learn more about the 10 to 13-year-old workshop.

The workshops last about 1 ½ hours and moms are welcome to be part of this special time with their daughters at no extra charge.

Dates/Times: A convenient time and location for your troop including evenings and weekends
Cost:  The registration fee is $30 per girl (no cost for moms) and this includes a copy of Dr. Metten’s book, activities during the workshop, and a gift to take home.
Contact: info@anatomyforkids.com

Center Stage Productions

Center Stage Productions’ performing arts program includes classes in dance, musical theater, music and vocal.  Dance classes include ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop for all ages. The musical theater classes is a once a week class that is an introduction to dance, voice and acting.  CSP also offers three productions a year for ages 6 – 19. For dance or theater badges, we offer workshops for individual troops.

Grades: K – 12

Dates/times:  Ongoing and year round (see schedule on website)

Location: 335 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Escondido, CA 92025

Cost:  Call for pricing

Contact: (760) 807-8654

Challenge Island

Challenge Island™ – Where Engineering Meets Imagination!

Challenge Island© is a one-of-a-kind enrichment program on the cutting edge of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Education and 21st Century Learning. Our unique collaboration learning approach simultaneously addresses the needs of both the creative, playful child of today and the globally successful adult of the future.

Our high quality, engaging curriculum uniquely intertwines STEAM, ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies concepts into one action-packed experience for elementary and middle school students, and even preschoolers. Every Challenge Island session features fresh, fun and dynamic challenges that are grade appropriate – its curriculum has the ability to mold itself to a wide range of ages and cognitive ability levels.

And Challenge Island is just as much about fun and adventure as it is about learning!

Upcoming Events:

Hollywood Challenge Island® Adventure

Roll out the red carpet for an afternoon of star-studded STEM adventures! You and your tribe will visit exciting movie-inspired destinations like Wizard of Oz Twist, Jurassic Park Putt Putt and Gru’s Minion’s Lab.  Every Participant will receive a Challenge Island patch

Grades:  K-5
Date/Time: Monday, June 12 from 1-4 pm
Location: San Diego SDA Church Fellowship Hall (13940 Pomerado Rd., Poway, CA 92064)
Cost: $35
Contact: Becky Tanag, rtanag@challenge-island.com, (858) 633-7648

Rainforest Challenge Island® Adventure

Grab your jungle-trekking gear for an afternoon of Amazonian animal-themed STEM adventures. You and your tribe will visit exciting rainforest destinations like Canopy Campgrounds, Monkey Swings, and Anaconda Squeeze. Every Participant will receive a Challenge Island patch

Grades:  K-5
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 13 from 1-4pm
Location: San Diego SDA Church Fellowship Hall (13940 Pomerado Rd., Poway, CA 92064)
Cost: $35
Contact: Becky Tanag, rtanag@challenge-island.com, (858) 633-7648

Amusement Park Challenge Island® Adventure

Get your ticket for an afternoon of thrill-ride-inspired STEM adventures. You and your tribe will visit exciting Amusement Park destinations like Roller Coaster Ridge, Rocket Heights, and the Challenge Island Funhouse. Every Participant will receive an Amusement Park Challenge Island patch

Grades:  K-5
Date/Time: Thursday, June 15 from 1-4pm
Location: San Diego SDA Church Fellowship Hall (13940 Pomerado Rd., Poway, CA 92064)
Cost: $35
Contact: Becky Tanag, rtanag@challenge-island.com, (858) 633-7648

Gear up for an afternoon of STEM adventure on Shark Tooth Island! You and your tribe will build a shelter to protect you from the elements, try to get to the other end of the island from Blow Cart Beach and build a roller coaster thrill ride on Roller Coaster Ridge.

Grades:  K-5
Date/Time: Friday, June 16 from 1-4pm
Location: San Diego SDA Church Fellowship Hall (13940 Pomerado Rd., Poway, CA 92064)
Cost: $35
Contact: Becky Tanag, rtanag@challenge-island.com, (858) 633-7648

Chollas Lake Park

Chollas Lake Park

Location: 6350 College Grove Drive, San Diego, CA 92115

Contact: Lauren Baker, lcbaker@sandiego.gov, (619) 794-7861

Chula's Mission

Chula’s Mission: Mentoring and Nurturing Motherless Girls

Chula’s Mission offers unique and dynamic grief counseling that incorporates cooking classes and a mentor program to help young motherless girls through their journey.

Grades: 6-8

Dates/times: Every other Wednesday (Bi-monthly)

Location: Center for Healthy Lifestyle – 533 Lomas Santa Fe, Solana Beach, 92075

Cost: Free

Contact: Mayra San Juan, mayra.sanjuan@chulasmission.org, (619) 839-9868

Circus Vargas Steam Cirque

Circus Vargas Steam Cirque

Grade: All levels, family, and friends
Date/Time/Location: Del Mar - Jan 19-30, 2017 under the big top at: Del Mar Fairgrounds; San Diego - Feb 2-13, 2017 under the big top at: Mission Bay Park; National City - Feb 16-27, 2017 under the big top at: Westfield Plaza Bonita​​
Cost: Discount ticket prices start at $14 for kids
Contact: Jennifer Chavarria at (619) 363-5330 or Jen@JDCgroupmarketing.com
Other: Deadline to order is 5 days prior to showtime
Event info and website: www.jdcgroupmarketing.com

Cooking Farm to Table

Cooking Farm to Table!

Come learn, cook, and eat with Chef Ali and her Cooking Farm to Table classes just for kids. Girl Scouts prepare fun and delicious recipes from scratch using fresh, wholesome, garden ingredients. Students walk away with kitchen confidence and basic skills to impress the whole family.  Included: Professional instruction, safe kitchen habits, knife skills, reading recipes, prepping, keeping clean, cooking, eating, 2 hour space rental, & clean up.  Earn your Brownie Snack, Junior Simple Meals, Cadette New Cuisine, Senior Locavore or Ambassador Dinner Party badges. This is NOT a drop-off class.  

Badge (Cooking) Workshops!

Grades: K – 12
Dates/times:  Ongoing
Location: Classes are held in a professional teaching kitchen located on a one acre farm in Encinitas, our garden cottage in Solana Beach, or the Girl Scout kitchen in San Diego. Have your own location? No problem, please inquire. 
Cost:  $35/child
Contact:  alison@cookingfarmtotable.com |  917.568.6077 | website:  Cooking Farm to Table

Crown Dance Studio

Crown Dance Studio

Crown Dance Studio is centrally located dance studio in Miramar. We work with children from 5 years old. Our teachers are professionals and qualified to work with kids. We offer 2 classes - ballroom dancing Latin American Program and Self Defense for children (self- awareness) (7+).

Benefits of dancing include: improving confidence, coordination and movements, building character, enhancing lives, making new friends!

Benefits of self-defense: Kids will learn how to defend themselves using unique combination of styles, improved techniques and useful skills, easy to be learned. The class is also a lot of fun!

Ballroom Dancing and Latin American Program

Grades: Ages 5-18
Dates/times:
Tuesday at 5:00-5:45pm (5-7 years)
Tuesday at 5:45-6:30m (8-14 years)
Saturday at 12:30-1:30pm
Location: 9475 Black Mountain Rd., San Diego 92126
Cost: Call for price
Contact: (858) 222-0282 or at crowndancelop@gmail.com

Self-Defense

Grades: Ages 7 and up
Dates/times: Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm
Location: 9475 Black Mountain Rd., San Diego 92126
Cost:
$11 per lesson (1 hour)
$40 per month-members
$40 private lesson (1 hour)
Contact: (858) 222-0282 or at crowndancelop@gmail.com

Culture Shock San Diego

Culture Shock San Diego is a nonprofit Hip Hop dance troupe dedicated to innovative performance, artist development, and community outreach.   

A Culture Shock Nutcracker – Special Show for Girl Scouts

Poppin’, Lockin’, Step, and Tchaikovsky?

See how effortlessly these elements are blended together in Culture Shock’s 4th annual Hip Hop Nutcracker.  Scouts who enroll between October 1 and Nov 10, 2016 can receive discounted balcony seats, a backstage tour, activity patch, and participate in a Q&A session with the dancers.  After Nov 10 or need more information? Click HERE.

Grades: K-12
Dates/times: Saturday, January 7, 2016, 2pm showtime. 
Location: Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, SD 92101
Cost: $18/girl; $24/adult
Contact:  Join our newsletter for updates on Girl Scout events, EventsSD@CultureShockDance.org, (858) 432-6231

Cygnet Theatre

Since taking flight, Cygnet Theatre has grown into one of San Diego's largest theatre companies and become known for producing adventurous, entertaining and thought-provoking live professional theatre year round.  This season welcomes the return of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol, adapted from Charles Dickens' timeless tale of hope and redemption.  This re-imagined, fully staged production features original new music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects.  

Knowing that young people are the future of theatre, we have a number of programs to designed and proven to get youth interested and engaged in live theatre including workshops, backstage tours, and pre/post-show talkbacks.  Group discounts, reception packages and FREE PATCHES are also available upon request.

Grades: 1-12
Dates: Nov. 22- Dec 24, 2016
Location: 4040 Twiggs St. in Old Town
Girl Cost: $14.50-$30 depending on date and section
Adult Cost: $29-$60 depending on date and section
Contact:  Taylor Wycoff, taylor@cygnettheatre.com, 619-574-0059 x 122

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Design Code Build


Design Code Build

Design Code Build is one of San Diego's top STEAM academies, with programs at UCSD, the San Diego French American School, and elementary and middle schools within SDUSD. Our programs are designed for kids from ages 5-17 and emphasize a project-based approach, teaching both digital design skills as well as programming skills in a variety of languages. Our students have created web apps, mobile and desktop games, animations, fonts, videos, and more. 

“Great Girl Scout Cookie Game Hackathon”

To celebrate Girl Scout's newest cookie, S'Mores!, we are holding a Scratch Hackathon event at Girl Scout Balboa Campus. Bring your laptop, get yourself a free Scratch account on http://scratch.mit.edu, and come join the fun. We will offer an in-depth programming lesson for the first hour, then coach Girl Scouts as they try to accomplish the development of their Girl Scout Cookie-themed game for the next two hours. Whether you want to create a platformer with powerups, a cookie-decorating game, a poll, or something else, our experienced coding coaches will try to help you achieve your vision. Anyone who would like to may present their games at the end of the session. Prizes will be awarded, code will be learned, and there will be pizza and snacks for everyone.

Grades: K – 12
Date/time:  Saturday September 17, 9am-12noon
Location: 1231 Upas Street
Cost:  $25
Contact: Catherine Eng, catherine.eng@designcodebuild.com, 818-795-7184
Register now: http://designcodebuild.com/join-our-great-girl-scout-cookie-hackathon/

DINE ON IN!

Since taking flight, Cygnet Theatre has grown into one of San Diego's largest theatre companies and become known for producing adventurous, entertaining and thought-provoking live professional theatre year round.  This season welcomes the return of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol, adapted from Charles Dickens' timeless tale of hope and redemption.  This re-imagined, fully staged production features original new music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects.  

Knowing that young people are the future of theatre, we have a number of programs to designed and proven to get youth interested and engaged in live theatre including workshops, backstage tours, and pre/post-show talkbacks.  Group discounts, reception packages and FREE PATCHES are also available upon request.

Grades: 1-12
Dates: Nov. 22- Dec 24, 2016
Location: 4040 Twiggs St. in Old Town
Girl Cost: $14.50-$30 depending on date and section
Adult Cost: $29-$60 depending on date and section
Contact:  Taylor Wycoff, taylor@cygnettheatre.com, 619-574-0059 x 122

Distinguished Young Woman of San Diego

DINE ON IN!

The Market Pantry w/DINE ON IN! is a unique cooking session that is taught in your setting! The goal is to bring you local and seasonal ingredients and teach you how to create a healthy meal. Simple, Easy, Affordable meals that you can create over and over again. 

ATTENTION Troop Leaders! Please plan to stay the entire lesson duration to cover safety activity ratios with your troop and to assist with any necessary tasks. No drop off allowed. Seniors should not attend without their troop leader present. Each session booked will have a list of small cooking equipment or utensils that will be helpful to bring. I look forward to helping you eat better!

Grade: Seniors  
Dates/times: Saturdays, Starting in March 2016! 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: varies; leader’s homes preferred.
Cost: $15/girl
Contact: Martha Puentes, (619) 241-9192

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e2 Young Engineers

e2 Young Engineers’ Lego Challenge combines Education and Entertainment (e2) in order to learn topics in Physics and basic engineering.  Our international proven program uses motorized Lego models to reinforce the concepts.  Our goal is to get girls interested in STEM at an early stage by providing a hands on opportunity to see science in action.

Grades: 1-5
Dates/Times:  inquire for availability
Length of Program:  1.5 hours
Location: Escondido Program Center, Balboa Park Headquarters  or  will come to your meeting place
Cost:  $16/girl, $2/patch.  Minimum 8 scouts.
Contact: John Rodriguez, john@e2youngengineers.com, (858) 275-3777

EF Tours for Girl Scouts



EF Tours for Girl Scouts

EF Tours for Girl Scouts helps your girls discover the world. With international programs from Italy to India, our mission is to open the world through education and give Girl Scouts the opportunity to travel and grow. As part of EF Education First, the world leader in international education with over 50 years of experience, we take care of the logistics while the girls lead. They can choose from World Centre visits, service projects, STEM trips, and other adventures--meeting scouts from across the country and around the world along the way. From planning and fundraising to exploring foreign cities and meeting new people, the girls define their experience.  Then through culturally immersive educational travel and their own hard work, EF Girl Scouts discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place.

Grades: 6-12
Dates/Times: Contact to schedule
Location: Worldwide! 
Cost: Rates vary; please call for pricing
Contact: 800-457-9023 | online form | website

The Energy Coalition

The Energy Coalition

As a social change organization, The Energy Coalition (TEC) helps create an abundant and healthy world by inspiring others to become energy architects of our sustainable future.  Working through our three core service areas – smart energy solutions, engagement and education, and energy policy leadership – we collectively achieve valuable environmental savings that benefit everyone.

Today, TEC is a leader in partnering with communities, public agencies, private companies, educators and policy makers to design, implement and evaluate energy strategies. Our initiatives transform energy use, generate capital and move people to action.

Just as an architect guides you through design and construction as a creative visionary, problem solver and advocate, TEC works with you to help realize your energy goals. We listen and understand your unique energy needs and interests. We draw upon our expertise about energy to create customized plans – energy blueprints – that inspire sound energy practices for shared benefit. Through collaboration we identify and bring together resources and stakeholders to engage people to create a healthy and abundant world.

TEC partners with SDG&E to offer a Sustainability Field Trip to the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center.

Grades: 3-8
Dates/Times: Mon - Friday; 3-4 hour trips can accommodate school days or vacation days.
Location: SDG&E Energy Innovation Center (4760 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard)
Cost: free!
Contact: Siria Salas, SSalas@energycoalition.org, 858-380-4674
Register by completing this form: goo.gl/z6o7fF

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FACE - Foundation for Animal Care and Education

FACE - Foundation for Animal Care and Education

FACE is excited to announce its new program – Connection Exploration!  Our fun and interactive 90-minute program meets requirements for the Cadette "Animal Helpers" badge. The Connection Exploration program will have the girls working in teams to help them explore the human-animal bond throughout the centuries and the impact of animals on our lives over the span of time…and they get to meet an animal visitor!  Fee includes all materials needed for the Connection Exploration.

The FACE Foundation's mission is, To enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. Established in 2006 by a group of veterinarians and concerned community members, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial grants for animal owners who are unable to afford the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care. 

Cadette - Connection Exploration
Dates/times:  Offered Monday - Saturday. Reservations required. Please call to arrange time/date of program
Location: San Diego County
Cost:  $12 per child (including siblings)
Contact: Annie Petersen, edu@face4pets.org, (858) 450-3223

F.A.N.C.Y. Teen Girls Expo

F.A.N.C.Y. Teen Girls Expo

DETOUR Empowers is calling all girls for makeovers, seminars and a resource fair on topics like college, careers, the power of public speaking, STEM, self-care and health.

Grade: Cadettes- Ambassadors
Dates/times: Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: O’Farrell Charter School (6130 Skyline Dr., San Diego, 92114)
Cost: Free
Contact: Gabrielle Thompson, Gabrielle@freeforlifeintl.org

Felicita Vida

Felicita Vida is a senior living community that offers assisted living and memory care services in Escondido. We’re interested in bridging the generation gap! Our community is open to Girl Scouts sharing their skills and community service with our residents, whether that is hosting a badge or flag ceremony, holiday celebrations like trick or treating or caroling, song singing, or whatever your Troop is interested in sharing.

Grades: K-12
Cost:  Free!
Contact: Activity Coordinator, Ashley Cole, felicitavidaact@isllc.com, (760)747-4888

Flower Girl World

Invite Flower Girl World to Your Next Troop Meeting!

Looking for a new activity for your Girl Scouts? Flower Girl World author, Lynelle Woolley (and Girl Scout mom), is available to lead a fun-filled event on creative writing and book publishing for your girls. Topics include group writing exercise, creating characters, publishing 101, owning a business, and FGW book club.

Perfect programming for Journeys and Badges

Brownies: World of Girls: It’s Your Story, Tell It!

Juniors: Agent of Change: Scribe

Cadettes: Media: Entrepreneur

Seniors: GIRLtopia: Novelist

Grades: 2-10

Dates/times: Ongoing

Location: At your location.

Cost: Please contact for pricing.

Contact: Lynelle Woolley, Lynelle@FlowerGirlWorld.com, (310) 489-0694

Free For Life International

Free For Life International is an anti-Trafficking Organization committed to the rescue and restoration of sex trafficking victims globally. Focused on rescue through border monitoring stations, and restoration through shelters, scholarship programs and sustainability initiatives. Support Freedom by hosting an informational session, donating supplies, doing a drive or bringing awareness to your community.

Grade: Seniors, Ambassadors
Contact: Gabrielle Thompson, Gabrielle@freeforlifeintl.org

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Girl Next Door Honey

Girl Next Door Honey

Location: Various locations around San Diego County

Girls Learning Environment and Energy (GLEE)

Girls Learning Environment and Energy (GLEE) is a joint effort between Stanford University and the Girl Scouts of Northern California to teach Girl Scouts and their families about the environment and energy conservation. Our Mission is to promote environmental leadership within the Girl Scouts of USA program and to disseminate this environmental curriculum widely through use of the technological tools currently available.

Specific Objectives

  • Teach techniques and tips for saving energy in the home that the girls themselves can implement.
  • Provide the tools to facilitate girls catalyzing a transition to a more sustainable diet.
  • Helping to save the environment by conserving natural resources, and aiding families in saving money on electricity and

Journeys Program:

Leadership is an integral part of GLEE, and GLEE meets many of the Juniors Get Moving! and Agent of Change Girl Scout Journeys outcomes.

Grades: Juniors
Date/Time: ongoing
Location: online
Cost: free

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Harvest C.R.O.P.S.

Harvest C.R.O.P.S

As one of the larger Gleaning Organizations in San Diego County, Harvest C.R.O.P.S. picks produce from residents’ backyards with volunteers and delivers it to food pantries who then distribute it to the food insecure of San Diego County.  We are offering a Community Service Program called “Urban Harvesting” where girls will discover alternate ways of helping those suffering from food insecurity; we will demonstrate how we connect with residents to clear their yards and enable the donation of healthy produce; and how they can take action with us to reduce hunger in San Diego County.

Grades: all ages

Dates/Times:  See online Harvest Calendar  (Event is ~3 hours long)

Cost: $4.00/girl please contact for program patch details.

Contact: Sergio Padilla, sergio.padilla@harvestcrops.org , 619/318-3423

Healthy Chats

Healthy Chats

Location: 4680 Tarantella Ln., San Diego 92130

Healthy Within Brain and Wellness Center

Healthy Within Brain and Wellness Center focuses on optimizing brain/mind function thereby increasing quality of life utilizing non-invasive Neurofeedback treatment options for individuals suffering from ADD/ADHD, Learning issues, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Autism, Asperger’s, and Addictions.

Grades: K-12

Dates/times: Ongoing

Location: Healthy Within Brain and Wellness Center, 5665 Oberlin Dr. Suite 206, San Diego, CA 92121

Cost: Please contact for pricing

Contact: Dr. Divya Kakaiya, (858) 622-0221 ext. 3

Helen Woodward Animal Center
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Helen Woodward Animal Center

Earn your pets, habitats, or animal helpers badge at Helen Woodward Animal Center; the 90 minute badge programs meet ALL of the requirements and provide the chance to experience hands-on interactions with a variety of animals and take home the badge!

Your troop can also enjoy a custom scout tour where you can pick which animals to meet and which activity you’d like to do during the 90 minute program.

Grades: Pre K – 8

Dates/times: By Appointment

Location: Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Cost: Badge program, $15 per girl (fee includes badge, $75 minimum). Custom tour, $12 per girl ($3 Helen Woodward Animal Center patch is an optional purchase, $75 minimum)

  *Parent chaperones are admitted free for the purpose of supervising children. The chaperone to child ratio is 1:5. Extra chaperones are $5 each

Contact: Education office, education@animalcenter.org or (858) 756-4117 x318.

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Identity Theft Resource Center
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Identity Theft Resource Center

Since 1999, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has served as a non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cyber security, scams/fraud and privacy issues.

The Hands-On Privacy Workshop provides step-by-step instructions on how to change settings for mobile devices, apps, and social media accounts. Girl Scouts will come away from this event with a valuable understanding of their online footprint and the digital world in which they live.

Hands-On Privacy Workshop

Grades: 8 – 12
Dates/times: Sept. 9, 2017
Location: Girl Scouts Balboa Leadership Center 10 – 11:30 am
Cost:  Free
Website:
http://www.idtheftcenter.org/girl-scouts-hands-on-privacy-workshop
Contact: itrc@idtheftcenter.org

I Love a Clean San Diego
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I Love a Clean San Diego!

As San Diego’s most influential advocate for sustainability, I Love a Clean San Diego (ILACSD) is an environmental catalyst, awakening passion and inspiring action, empowering everyone to improve the health and beauty of our local environment. For over sixty years, we’ve brought the best in all of us together for a lasting, positive impact on our region. We are passion in action.

I Love A Clean San Diego is the go-to resource for beach and inland cleanups across San Diego County. We build awareness and invite the community’s enthusiastic support.

Upcoming Events hosted by I Love A Clean San Diego:

Adopt A Beach Program
Grades: K-12
Dates/Times: Flexible
Location: Beach and Canyons throughout the county
Cost: Free
Contact: Lauren Short, lshort@cleansd.org, 619-704-2772

15th Annual Creek to Bay

Grades: K – 12
Dates/times:  Saturday, April 22nd from 9am-12pm
Location: 100+ locations countywide
Cost:  Free
Contact: Lauren Short, lshort@cleansd.org, 619-704-2772

Inspire San Diego Studio

Inspire San Diego’s goal is to empower people to express themselves through art. We strive to make everyone feel like Picasso by offering fine art & craft projects in a fun environment. Earn your art badge through us with a custom project for your group. 8 person minimum.

Grade: All levels

Dates/times: Ongoing

Location: Visit our studio at 7332 University Ave, La Mesa or we can come to your home.

Cost: $25 per person includes the badge and materials. $50 set up fee if tables and chairs are needed for on location.

Contact: Jessica Kost, Jessica@inspiresdstudio.com, (619) 430-2318

International Bipolar Foundation

International Bipolar Foundation

The mission of International Bipolar Foundation is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education. International Bipolar Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Patch Program teaches scouts about the brain and its influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The patch is available for free to Girl Scouts, Girl Guides, and other similar scouting organizations. Learn more and download the activity packet here

Mental Health Awareness Patch Program

Grades: K – 12
Dates/times:  ongoing
Location: http://ibpf.org/girl-scouts-mental-health-awareness-patch
Cost:  free
Contact: Melissa Leigh, Mleigh@ipbf.org, (858) 598-5967

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Jump Around

Jump Around

Location: 1675 Brandywine Ave., Chula Vista 91911

Junior Achievement of San Diego

Junior Achievement of San Diego

Junior Achievement of San Diego’s mission is to empower young people to own their economic success. Our K-12 curriculum focuses on three pillars; work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. JA programs reach every ethnic and economic demographic. Junior Achievement is a world-wide nonprofit organization, reaching over 10 million students a year. Since 1950, Junior Achievement of San Diego County has provided life-changing programs to more than 765,000 youth in the classroom and after school to foster an understanding of how the “real world” works. To ensure youth are prepared for their future, JA teaches them how to get a job, start a business and how to manage money. Home to the popular McGrath Family JA BizTown and Mission Fed JA Finance Park, JA of San Diego will reach 70,000+ youth from 38 school districts during the 2016-2017 calendar school year. JA San Diego receives support from more than 5,400 volunteers annually in order to help impact our youth in the community. Please visit our website to learn more about our organization and how you can get involved!

Be on the lookout for upcoming programs in the spring!

Financing My Dreams Badge Workshop

“When you daydream about your future, what kind of job do you think you might have? Do your daydreams include owning a home or traveling the world? Now's your chance to dream -- and dream big! By earning this badge, you'll explore how your dream job and dream life really match up.” – Girl Scouts of San Diego. During your JA Finance Park simulation you will be provided with an “adult situation” which includes a job, salary & monthly income, credit score, debt, family status. You will have to learn how to plan, budget and save for your “family” scenario. This experience will also include access to our on-site Career Center, as well as our online Career Center to explore real San Diego career and educational opportunities. This JA Finance Park simulation aligns well with some of the key components in earning your Financing My Dreams badge.

Grades: 6th-8th (Cadettes) 
Dates/Times: Saturday March 4th @ 10am-2pm
Location: Junior Achievement Finance Park - 4756 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120
Cost: $24/per Girl Scout
Ratio Requirements: 4 Girl Scouts to 1 Troop Leader/Chaperone
Contact: Valerie Hash vhash@jasandiego.org 619-906-4916

GIRL SCOUTS REGISTER HERE

*This is NOT a drop off event. Girl Scout Troop leaders or chaperones are REQUIRED to attend as volunteers (free of charge), UNLESS they want to have their own tablet and go through the JA Finance Park simulation themselves which would also require a fee of $24/per adult. JA recommends that the leaders/chaperones role is to provide ACTIVE support with helping the girls go through this learning experience.

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Kids Yoga with Kara

Kids Yoga with Kara offers troop yoga, family yoga, mother & daughter yoga, and mindfulness workshops to children in a fun, creative, and supportive environment. Yoga classes help children discover the power within their own bodies, minds, and hearts so that they can become the best that they can be! Learn yoga poses, games, and relaxation techniques at your troop meeting! Meet badge requirements (towards a yoga patch or age group patch) while building strength and having fun!

Grades: K-12
Dates/times: By request
Location: Any San Diego community
Cost: $8/girl for class
Contact: kidsyogawithkara@gmail.com
Website: kidsyogawithkara.com

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La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With our youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach we will continue to cultivate a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work.

In the future, San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse will be considered singularly indispensable to the worldwide theatre landscape as we become a permanent safe harbor for the unsafe and surprising. The day will come when it will be essential to enter the La Jolla Playhouse village in order to get a glimpse of what is about to happen in American theatre.

Empowerment Theatre Program

Working together with the San Diego Chapter of the Girl Scouts of the USA, the Playhouse conducts a three-week program which teaches theatre skills and techniques that inspire young women to discover their own voices and embrace opportunities to become empowered leaders.

Grades: 8 – 12

Dates/times:  June 27th-July 15th , 9am-4pm

Location: Girl Scouts Balboa Campus

Cost:  scholarship

Contact: Elisa Villarreal at evillarreal@sdgirlscouts.org

Lakeside's River Park Conservancy

Are you looking for a fun, educational, & easy hike for members of all skill levels? If you have 2 free hours & an interest in natives, then Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy’s tours are for you. These hikes can be tailored to any Journey & a former Girl Scout leads them.

Grades: K-12

Dates/times: Scheduled on Request

Location: Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy (12108 Industry Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040)

Cost: Free

Contact: Cindy Collins, cindyriverpark@yahoo.com, (619) 443-4770

League of Amazing Programmers

The League of Amazing Programmers

The League of Amazing Programmers prepares young people for 21st century technology jobs by teaching after-school computer programming classes. The League is San Diego's only program that teaches professional-level Java to children as early as 5th grade.

Services & Opportunities:

  • After-school programming courses with real-world applications
  • Hands-on, individualized training in small classes of 6-8 students
  • Teachers are former or current professional programmers
  • Special programs for girls and underserved youth
  • Career and college readiness: earn UCSD college prep credit, prepare for Oracle Professional Exam & AP Computer Science Exam
  • Life skills: Coding promotes critical thinking & problem solving
  • Enrichment Workshops in special topics outside of Java
  • Annual robotics competition ( iaroc.org)
  • Advanced students can volunteer as Teacher's Assistants and earn volunteer hours
  • Our students develop a JOY for coding, and our classes are all about FUN!

Intro to Java Workshops: 

Dive right into coding with Java, one of the world’s most widely-used programming languages. Intro to Java workshops are practical and fun. You will learn by doing and will be coding progressively trickier problems for the entire duration of the class. You’ll practice the basics of programming – variables, control statements, loops and boolean logic – that will provide you with a solid foundation for tackling new technologies and programming languages.

Workshops are a great introduction to Java programming and are a fulfilling experience on their own. All League students start with a workshop and then have the option to join ongoing weekly classes.

Register for a workshop today at jointheleague.org/join

Grades: 5-12
Dates/times: Various dates and times available
Location: Carmel Valley & San Diego Central Library (downtown)
Cost: $360 for 5 classes (financial aid available)
Contact: Register for a workshop at jointheleague.org/join or contact scheduling@jointheleague.org

Living Coast Discovery Center

Living Coast Discovery Center

The Living Coast Discovery Center is a natural treasure on San Diego Bay. Our nonprofit zoo and aquarium is uniquely situated on the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, offering visitors an ideal setting in which to explore the amazing animals and plants that call our coastal region home. With a diverse collection of animal ambassadors and hands-on, interactive exhibits, the Discovery Center inspires curiosity and exploration of the living earth in guests of all ages.

Living Coast offers a variety of programs for Girl Scouts including badge programs, overnight adventures, day camps and more!  Plan a day visit. Attend a day camp. Make a field trip. Volunteer your time. Discover what inspires you.

Grades: K – 12

Dates/timesongoing

Location: Living Coast Discovery Center, 1000 Gunpowder Point Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Cost:  Programs vary by cost, please check our website for opportunities!

Contact: education@thelivingcoast.org or 619-409-5908

Lockhart Training

Lockhart Training

Child & Babysitting Safety Classes

This 4 hour class helps Girl Scouts be reliable babysitters. Topics covered are infant care, safe babysitting skills, infant/child CPR, and introduction to first aid.  Participants receive a babysitter booklet, starter first aid kit and certificates.

Grades: 6-12  

Dates/times: Ongoing

Location: at location specified between troop leader and facilitator

Cost: $45/girl

Home Alone Safety for Kids

This 4 hour class helps kids to safely and confidently stay home alone. Learn how to watch yourself before you start babysitting others! Topics covered are, street smarts, routines, family rules, online safety, safe activities, fire safety and basic first aid. Certificate given upon completion.

Grades: 4-7  

Dates/times: Ongoing

Location: at location specified between troop leader and facilitator

Cost: $45/girl

First Aid for the First Aid badge

We can come to your troop and teach all the skills including practice for the Brownie, Junior or Cadette First Aid badge. Usually takes about 1 1/2 hours. 

Grades: 2-8

Dates/times: Ongoing

Location: at location specified between troop leader and facilitator

Cost: $15/girl

Contact: Lockhart Training (858) 344-0475

Love Soul Shine

Love Soul Shine Gratitude Workshops

Earn a Cadette Science of Happiness badge in this one-hour guided workshop while creating an art mandala. The word mandala means circle. Learn how to embrace happiness in your own circle of life by thinking differently about expanding gratitude and finding meaning in your strengths. You will also set-up a happiness action plan to share with others.

Grades: 6-12
Dates/Times: Monday through Saturday, year-round 
Location: At your meeting location.
Duration: One hour
Cost: $15 per person (minimum 10); Adult troop leaders free and encouraged to participate
Contact: Nadia Horvath, (760) 822-7696, info@lovesoulshine.com

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Mad Science

Mad Science

We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. Our innovative programs help kids learn about science through fun hands-on programs. Mad Science encourages scientific literacy in children in an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic and we don’t stop there. Our approach to teaching science invites children to pursue STEM careers. 

Grades: K – 6
Dates/times:  ongoing
Location: willing to travel to your location
Cost: $45

Medieval Times Educational Matinee

Medieval Times Educational Matinee

A special day just for girl scouts on May 1 at 1:00 pm. Our matinee is perfect for students of all ages. We bring history to life. The program is a 90 minute live performance that includes a box lunch and a bottle of water. The matinee takes place at our castle here in Buena Park.

Grades: K-12

Dates/times: May 1, 2016, 1pm

Location: Buena Park 7662 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620

Cost: Please contact for pricing

Contact: Joan Serot  (714) 523-1100, ext. 2221

Melanie Parker Orthodontics

Dr. Melanie Parker invites Girl Scouts to her office to earn the Parker the Platypus Patch! Girls will take a tour of the office and see the inner workings of an orthodontics office.  Find out what happens during regular orthodontic visits.  Put on a lab jacket, gloves and a mask to package and “sterilize “their own instruments.  Learn how clean and straight teeth are an important part of staying healthy.  Make their own impressions using dental impression material.  Learn what it means to be a Parker Pal and make a Parker craft to take home.

Grades: K-12

Dates/times: Wednesday – Saturday; by appointment

Location: Melanie Parker Orthodontics, 3737 Moraga Ave Suite A303

San Diego, CA 92117

Cost: Free

Contact:  Antoinette Simonetti, antoinette@drparkerortho.com, (858) 274-0777

Mint Studio

Mint Studio

Mint Studio

Mint studio is a gathering space to connect our community in a unique way through the creative process.  We offer classes ranging from art, science, character building and philanthropy.  Our mission is to cultivate an inspired life through creating, connecting and celebrating life's special moments.  We aim to build confidence and courage in today's girl scouts by encouraging them to pursue their dreams and exposing them to a wide range of creative outlets.  

Creative Classes

Grades: K–12
Dates/times:  ongoing
Location: 5965 Village Way #105 San Diego, CA 92130
Cost:  Ranges depending on class
Contact: Jayme Sanders, (858) 348-1778

Mission Federal Credit Union

Mission Federal Credit Union

Girls seek financial confidence and knowledge to bring their personal dreams to life. Girl Scout Troops across San Diego County partner with Mission Fed to help scouts of all ages learn important money management skills.

On behalf of our membership, Mission Fed accepted the 2017 Community Partner Award, the highest award the San Diego-Imperial Girl Scout Council can bestow on a company, and looks forward to help build girls of courage, confidence and character.

Troop Tour and Patch Program

Mission Fed invites Girl Scout Troops to set up a troop tour and workshop at any of our 30 Mission Fed Branches. Fun activities help empower the girls to set goals, create budgets, understand banking choices and even learn about credit. If the branch has a Coin Counter, the team reviews how the machine works and the details of coins’ anatomy. Tours can be customized to help scouts achieve rank-appropriate financial literacy badges. In addition, new “Money Madness” patches for Daisies, Brownies and Cadettes are sponsored by Mission Fed and have proven to be a fun way to bring girls together to learn about money.

Girl Scout Days Tour of a Mission Fed Branch

Grades: K – 12

Dates/Times: Often on Saturdays at 1:30pm; other dates and times by request

Location: Your nearest Mission Fed Branch, 30 to choose from  https://www.missionfed.com/branches

Cost: Free, 3 levels of Mission Fed Money Madness patches available

Contact: Please contact the Branch Manager of your nearest Mission Fed location or call 800.500.6328 to get their contact information.

For Mission Fed Money Madness Patch information, CLICK HERE

Moore Puppets

Moore Puppets

Daisies, Brownies and Juniors!

Discover, connect, take action, craft and create, tell a story, change a story, perform for an audience, try out roles, bust stereotypes, boost self-esteem, practice team building and leadership, all through the media of puppets! Daisies can work toward their ‘Red Robin Project.” Brownies can earn the “Tell a Story Award.” Juniors can earn the “Speak out Award.”

I am your local expert on puppetry and storytelling.

Workshop #1

Girls learn puppetry and storytelling techniques and create a finger puppet.

Grade: K-12

Dates/times: ongoing, Duration: 1¼ hour

Cost: $15.00/girl (10-girl minimum)

Other: Program fee includes materials

Workshop #2

Girls learn puppetry and storytelling techniques and craft a 15-inch stick puppet.

Grade: K-12                                                                  

Dates/times: ongoing, Duration: 1½

Cost: $20.00/girl (10 girl minimum)                  

Other: Program fee includes materials

Location: Your location. Electricity must be available at site. $15 travel fee for commutes over 25 miles round trip.

Contact: Nancy Moore, moorepuppets@yahoo.com, (858) 354-5979

My Kids Clubhouse, Inc.

Get ready for cookie sales with My Kids Clubhouse! In this 2 hour workshop, your scouts will learn basic financial literacy skills to ready them for a great season of selling cookies. Let's talk customer service, money math, sales and team building. Workshop is held at My Kids Clubhouse in Bonita.

Grade: Depends on workshop

Dates/times: ongoing

Location: My Kids Clubhouse, 5034 Bonita Rd, Suite C Bonita, CA 91902

Cost: $12 per girl which includes open play and snack. Badge not included. Adults are free. Minimum of 5 girls needed.  Reservations required

Contact: (619) 434-867

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Ocean Discovery Institute

Ocean Discovery Institute invites you to join us for our Construction Party! This fun community event will include games, food, and tours of the future Living Lab, a state of art science education facility in City Heights.  It will be a party where students will discover science, discover the possibilities, and discover that Ocean Discovery’s Living Lab is more than just a building, it will be a place where students transform their lives, our community and world as the next generation of science and conservation leaders. For City Heights troops.

Construction Party

Grades: K – 12
Dates/timesSaturday June 4th from 11 am – 1 pm
Location: At the field adjacent to Florence Joyner Elementary School, 4271 Myrtle Ave.
Cost:  free
Contact: Jillian Collins, jcollins@oceandi.org 858-488-3849

Old Fliegler’s Farm

Old Fliegler’s Farm in Fallbrook offers an exciting 4-hour, hands-on micro-farm adventure.  Troops can interact with our animals, create unique crafts, enjoy a healthy lunch, and choose a program relating to Wonders of Water, 3 Cheers for Animals, The Daisy Flower Garden, Junior Pet Care Badge, just to name a few!  Other workshops cover organic gardening, sustainable living or creating a better planet.  Old Fliegler will also completely customize an adventure to meet you specific needs!

Grades: K-12

Dates/times: 7 days/week – by reservations only

Location: 4332 Los Vecinos, Fallbrook, CA  92028

Cost: $30/girl; $5 Chaperone (10 girl minimum please)

Contact: Farmer Arlene (760) 728-1865

The Old Globe

The Old Globe

The Old Globe has been bringing professional theater to San Diego for over 80 years. The Old Globe strives to present meaningful, diverse productions for all ages. We want everyone to be able to experience theater and learn from it, as well as bring it to communities that may be able to otherwise. Get a group of 10 or more people together for a great event and save!

Location: The Old Globe Theater (P.O. Box 122171 , San Diego, CA 92112)

Contact: Cristal Salow, csalow@theoldglobe.org, (619) 238-0043 x2408

Olivewood Gardens

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center

Olivewood Gardens' purpose is to build healthy families and a healthy environment.  We do this through hands-on classes in the garden and in the kitchen with children and adults. Our children’s program offers ecological, academic, and culinary lessons to build a positive relationship with food and the environment. 

By coming to an Olivewood Gardens Badge workshop, girls will be able to earn 2 badges! Popular badges include Snacks (Brownie – Cook), Bugs (Brownie – Naturalist), Simple Meals (Junior – Cook), and Gardener (Junior - Do It Yourself). 

Olivewood Gardens Badge Workshops
Grades: 2-5
Dates/times: Mondays - Wednesdays, 9:15 and 11:30
Location: 2525 N Avenue, National City, CA 91950
Cost:  $20/girl for up to 33 girls, $450 minimum 
Contact: Corrie Madueño, corrie@olivewoodgardens.org, (619) 434 - 4281

Our Mommies Hands

Our Mommies Hands

Our Mommies Hands is a platform that uses a strengths-based approach in group settings, addressing the social and emotional needs of youth through the exploration of the intimate relationships they have with their mothers and mother figures. Our mission is to promote self-discovery, empowerment, and healing through the powers of storytelling, writing, and art; about the significant women who’ve shaped our lives, to promote wellness, reflection, collaboration, and change. The use of different mediums of expression (storytelling, writing, and art), allow participants alternative angles from which to examine their pasts, and how it's impacted their present, to become responsible for shaping their future. Our program is in full alignment with the New Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and we’re excited to service your Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops!!

Grades: 6th-12th
Date/Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Cost: $135 p/h plus materials cost, depending on activity
Contact: Nashona Andrade Seals, Founder (626) 536-3794, info@ourmommieshands.org

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Padres Dam - Advanced Water Purification
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Padres Dam - Advanced Water Purification

We provide free field trips for student groups from elementary-aged students through college to tour the Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Facility. Tours are tailored for the student grade level and area of study. Transportation is not included.

On the tour, students can touch water filtration membranes, see the four advanced water purification treatment steps in action, and learn where our water comes from and what happens to our water when it goes down our drains. Our student educational program offers educational worksheets to help teach about the Advanced Water Purification Program and reinforce the information provided in the program video and on field trips/tours. A matching game and fill-­in-­the-blanks activity sheet are provided to reinforce the lessons learned on the tour. We also feature an educational and fun activity, we call watergami (origami), which gives students an opportunity to play with friends to learn more about the project.

Scout Program Patch

The Advanced Water Purification patch program is for children who belong to a group that meets regularly outside of the normal school day, like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Camp Fire. The program is designed to help children understand the benefits of water reuse. Children will learn what typically happens to water in east county once it goes down the drain, how water can be safely purified and the benefits to purifying recycled water to create drinking water. A fun patch is given to each scout who tours the facility.

Grades:  all ages
Date/Time: ongoing
Location: Girl Scouts Balboa Campus – Favrot Room, 1231 Upas St., San Diego, CA 92103
Cost: $22
Contact: To sign your group up for the one hour patch program, please email info@EastCountyAWP.com or call 858-385-2240.

Pelly’s Mini Golf

Pelly’s Mini Golf and the Del Mar Golf Center provide a fun and educational opportunity for Brownies and Juniors. The Pelly’s Pod program supports the WOW! Wonders of Water Journey and the GET MOVING! Journey. Play a round of mini golf and learn about water and environmental stewardship along the way. Enjoy interesting activities and lunch, and purchase a fun patch for $2.

Grades: 2-5
Dates/times: Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, by appointment
Location: Del Mar Golf Center, 14444 Jimmy Durate Blvd., Del Mar, 92014
Contact: Holly Baker, hbaker@sdfair.com, (858) 755-1161, ext. 2402

Play It Safe Self-Defense

Play It Safe Self-Defense

Play It Safe Self-Defense Participants “GO CHIHUAHUA CRAZY” and learn self-protection. This fun, age-appropriate class teaches: stranger awareness, abduction defense and verbally how to deal with friendship drama, bullies and conflict resolution. Using role-play and simple techniques, Play It Safe teaches girls to be aware, project confidence, use voice, trust their intuition and set boundaries.  Patch and safety materials are included.

"It's a Girl Thing!" • Juniors • Ongoing
Have Sisterhood Seminars come to your troop and friends with our popular mother-daughter Puberty Seminar!
$60/mother-daughter couple • includes a gift bag and fun patch • your location

Social Butterfly Badge Workshop • Juniors • Ongoing
Have Sisterhood Seminars come to your troop and friends.  Perfect meeting activity that meets the five requirements to earn the badge! • $200 for up to 10 participants • includes a gift bag, Social Butterfly badge, and fun patch • your location

Upcoming Events:

Fall 2017 Clinics

Grades:  K-12 and adults
Date and Locations:
    Balboa (Oct 1 & Nov 5, 2017),
    Escondido (Oct 15, 2017),
    Carlsbad  (Oct 22, 2017)
Cost: $17.00/girl – adults free.
ContactTracie Arlington, (619) 723-0036

Ongoing Opportunities

Grades:  K-12 and adults
Date and time: Ongoing
Location: At troops desired location
Cost: $16.00/girl - Adult Free to observe
Contact: Tracie Arlington, Tracie@PlayItSafeDefense.com, (619) 723-0036

Playwrights Project

Playwrights Project

Location: 3675 Ruffin Rd., Ste 330, San Diego 92123

Poway OnStage

PowayOnStage

Poway OnStage – entertaining, enriching and educating through powerful live performances!  Along with its Professional Performance Season, Poway OnStage offers an Arts in Education Initiative that serves 4,300+ K-12 students each year.

Free Musical Theater Camp: Girls in grades K-12 are invited to audition for our annual free, weeklong, musical theater camp.  This year’s production will be Treasure Island.  Group auditions will be held on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 4 pm on stage at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Approximately 120 children will audition, with 60 chosen to participate in the week-long program.

Those selected will begin rehearsals that evening, concluding at 8pm. Rehearsals will continue Tuesday through Friday, from 4pm to 8pm. Two performances will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 – one at 3pm and one at 7pm.  Students must be available for all rehearsals (Monday – Friday) and all day on Saturday.  Cost: Free.  Girls who audition for Treasure Island but are not cast are invited to attend the Saturday performances as our guest.

Other free activities:  Backstage tours are available middle school and high school groups.  Troops are invited to attend guided, back stage tours at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Tours are scheduled as needed.

Website: www.PowayOnStage.org

Location: Poway OnStage is located at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064

Cost: Free, except for tickets to performances

Contact: Michael Rennie, President and CEO -- mrennie@powayonstage.org -- (858) 668-4799

Princess Project San Diego

Princess Project San Diego

The Princess Project promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school teens who cannot otherwise afford them.  Our effort is made possible through invaluable volunteer, donor, and community support. 

  • San Diego has been helping girls since 2009 find their prom dress.
  • With the yearly help of over 300 volunteers, we reach over 1000 local teenagers to make their prom dreams come true.
  • We collect 1000’s of dresses each season and have dress drop off sites all throughout San Diego County.
  • Over the past 9 years we have given away 6050 dresses.
  • Princess project holds its Giveaway Events each spring in preparation for prom season, usually in March or April. 

Current Volunteer Needs:

Dress & Accessory Collection Drives

Dates/Times: Ongoing
Location: TBD/Throughout San Diego
Cost: Free
Contact: sandiego@princessproject.org / (760) 621-4193

Girl Outreach Committee

Help connect The Princess Project to your local High Schools to ensure all girls in your region have access to free prom dresses and accessories. If you are interested in connecting your school to this opportunity please send us an email with your name, contact information and school you attend.

Dates/Times: Ongoing (Dress Giveaways happen in early Spring)
Age level: Seniors and Ambassadors
Location: Throughout San Diego
Cost: Free
E-mail: girloutreachSD@princessproject.org / (760) 621-4193

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The Raptor Institute

The Raptor Institute’s mission is to inspire the San Diego community to conserve and protect birds of prey in their natural environment through comprehensive, educational programming.  They offer programs and workshops for all ages that focus on the importance of these key species. The Raptor Institute's educational ambassadors including hawks, falcons, and owls will help teach about the role these avian predators play in our local ecosystem.

The Raptor Institute offers educational presentations featuring their live raptors for troop meetings and other Girl Scout functions. We offer an Animal Habitat Badge Workshops for Girl Scout Juniors.  Presentations can be tailored to your needs and animals will be brought to the location of your choosing.  Badge workshops can be done at your location and are also offered throughout the year at Girl Scout headquarters to allow troops the chance to team up to meet minimum requirements.

Dates/Times: Ongoing, call/email to schedule your presentation
Location: We come to you!
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $12/scout for badge workshop (minimum 15 scouts) or $150 for troop presentation.
Contact:  Danny Sedivec, 619-796-1015, info@raptorinstitute.org

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

The Fleet Science Center

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet—and beyond! We also offer Girl Scout programs on the weekends. Sign up today!

Girl Scout Programs Offered at the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet offers the following ongoing Girl Scout badge workshops. Please visit our website to learn more http://www.rhfleet.org/learn/scout-badge-workshops.

•              Brownie Badge: Home Scientists

•              Junior Girl Scout: Detective Badge

•              Cadette Girl Scout: Special Agent Badge

Grades: Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes
Dates/times: Reservations can be made on Saturdays or Sundays, noon–2 p.m.
Location: The Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $14 per Girl Scout
Contact: Reservations are taken by telephone. Please call (619) 238-1233 ext. 806.

Sleepovers and Birthday Parties at the Fleet:

The Fleet Science Center’s popular sleepovers and birthday parties make it possible to have your own private museum experience. All sleepovers and birthday parties include admission to the Fleet, one of San Diego’s favorite museums. Eight interactive exhibit galleries, ever-changing traveling exhibitions, and breath-taking imagery and stunning surround sound in the Giant Dome Theater are just the beginning … education workshops, scavenger hunts, and more can be added to the fun!

Grades: 1-8
Dates/times: Ongoing
Location: The Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $55 per person for sleepovers. There are several birthday packages to choose from.
Contact: Special Events, specialevents@rhfleet.org, (619) 685-5761

Rockin' Jump

Rockin' Jump

Location: 8190 Miralani Drive, San Diego, CA 92126

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San Diego Academy of Ballet
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) provides hands-on educational exhibits and programs focusing on science, art, and world cultures. SDCDM offers hands-on workshops and activities for Girl Scouts throughout the year. Choose from several journeys and badge workshops and receive a free SDCDM patch. Workshops are offered on specific dates or by request. We can also bring our mobile programs to your site or location.

Bugs Badge Workshop

Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum to learn more about bugs and insects to earn your Brownies Bug Badge. Explore the little critters that create a healthy and sustainable ecosystem while having fun!

Age Level: Brownies

Dates and Times: Saturday, Feb 28 from 10:00 – 11:30 am or Saturday, Mar 18 from 2:00-3:30 pm.

WOW! Wonders of Water Workshop-

Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum to work on your WOW! Journey. Discover where San Diego gets its water, how water may become polluted, and how to protect our water resources

Dates: Saturday, May 13th at 2-3:25 pm

Age Level: Brownies

Daisy Clover Petal – Use Resources Wisely

Explore Mother Nature’s resources and practice ways to protect our planet to earn your Daisy Clover Petal.

Dates:  Saturday, April 8th at  2:00 – 3:25 p,

Bugs Badge Workshop

Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum to learn more about bugs and insects to earn your Brownies Bug Badge. Explore the little critters that create a healthy and sustainable ecosystem while having fun!

Journeys:

·         Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden: Coming Soon!

·         Between Earth and Sky: Coming Soon!

·         5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!: Coming Soon!

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Grades: K – 3, Daisies & Brownies

Dates/times: Specific dates listed on website. Additional dates scheduled by request.

Location: 320 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

Cost:  $12/scout.  Overall minimum of 10 scouts required per workshop.

Contacthttp://sdcdm.org/programsEducation@sdcdm.org, (760) 233-7755

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

In 1986, the San Diego Chinese Historical Society formed in order to preserve and share Chinese and Chinese American history and culture. In the 1990s, when a historic mission building, the former church and school of the local Chinese community was slated for demolition, the Historical Society rallied to save it and the City approved plans to relocate the building to the heart of old Chinatown at the corner of J Street and Third Avenue. In 1996, after the building’s relocation and renovation, the SDCHM was born.

From its humble beginnings, SDCHM has grown to encompass 3 downtown facilities and a Chinese-style garden. Over the past twenty years, the museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors, collected thousands of ethnographic artifacts, and hosted hundreds of educational programs and exhibitions. Today, SDCHM remains a platform for celebrating multiculturalism, enriching the community, and showcasing San Diego as an international cultural tourist destination.

SDCHM offers a variety of programs for Girl Scouts such as badge programs, private tours, field trips and more in the heart of downtown San Diego.

Grades: K-12
Dates/times: Ongoing
Locations: San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, 404 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Extension, 328 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Chuang Archive & Learning Center 541B Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: Programs vary by cost, please check our website for opportunities.
Contact: education@sdchm.org or 619-338-9888

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet

As the resident classical ballet school in Balboa Park since 1945, the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB) is a historic arts education organization.  Experience the art of ballet by attending our performances at the Casa del Prado Theater.  Each year, we produce a full-length ballet in the spring, our annual summer fundraiser Fairy Tales in the Park and the holiday family classic, The Nutcracker.  

Special Girl Scout performances of The Nutcracker and our spring ballet include a post-show Q&A and Meet & Greet with the dancers.  We even have production patches available for sale.  More information at: http://www.sdcyb.org/specialshows/

NOTE: Tickets to the Girl Scout performances of 2016's The Nutcracker and 2017's spring ballet will be available at the website above starting on October 1, 2016.  These performances always sell out, so if interested in attending, please make note of the on-sale date and secure your seats as soon as you can.

San Diego County Fair

San Diego County Fair

Girl Scouts may choose to participate in many ways at the Fair – whether they are entering badge work in the Creative Youth Exhibit, participating in a flag raising ceremony or taking a field trip with their troop to the Fair. We’ve selected a few of our favorite ways to celebrate the 2017 San Diego County Fair and Centennial Girl Scouts Celebration!

Ages: all age levels

Dates: 2017 San Diego County Fair dates are June 2 – July 4 (closed the first four Mondays and first three Tuesdays)

Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar CA 92014

Contact: Nicola Martinez, learn@sdfair.com, 858-755-1161 x. 2404

Please see below for different ways that you can participate in the San Diego County Fair:

Creative Youth Exhibit

Enter your badge work, Take Action Project or other creative work to the Creative Youth Exhibit. NEW! This year you can win the special Girl Scouts San Diego Award. Creative Youth Divisions include: Community Service Projects, Art, Crafts, Photography, Home Arts, Steam Projects, Food Items, Garden Projects and more.

Dates/Time: throughout the fair

Cost: $4 per entry. Individuals and groups (up to 15 members) may enter. Each participant will receive 1 courtesy pass to the Fair. 

Deadline to enter: May 3, 2017 (www.sdfair.com/entry)

Fair Flag Raising Ceremony

Participate as a troop in the morning flag raising ceremony before the gates open. Applications Available January 2017 (limited space available)

Dates/times: Every Morning of the Fair

Cost: Free. Participation includes free Fair admission and one Fair Fun Patch for each participating troop member.

Field Trip to the Fair and Summer Steam Maker Festival

Take a free Field Trip to the Fair with your troop. Your morning will start at the Summer Steam Maker Festival complete with hands on activities, free make and takes and more. Troops may pre-register for a challenge to compete in on the day of their visit. After the festival, explore the rest of the Fair, see the animals and explore Family Funville. www.sdfsmf.org

Dates/times: June 14, 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Free to all Field Trip Participants.

Fair Scavenger Hunt

Visit the CA Grown Exhibit and pick up a Scavenger Hunt that will take you through the Fair on an educational and fun scavenger hunt. Complete the hunt and you may purchase a fair fun patch.

Dates/times: During the Fair

Cost: Scavenger Hunt is free, Fair Fun Patch is $3.

San Diego Girls Rugby

San Diego Girls Rugby

Any troop can request a rugby demo! A larger event with custom badges is forthcoming.

San Diego Girls Rugby is an all-girls, TAG Rugby program that provides young girls the opportunity to be happy and healthy through the sport of rugby! Our program has a student-centered approach, which motivates young girls to lead in their own education, development, and self-reflection. We do all of this while having lots of fun! 

Grades: 2-8
Dates/Times: Varies by location (please contact for more details) 
Location: Locations throughout San Diego 
Cost: Rugby Demos are Free! (minimum 8 girls per session) 
Contact: Hannah Lockwood 503-341-9931 sandiegogirlsrugby@gmail.com
Website: www.sandiegogirlsrugby.com

San Diego Gulls Hockey Club

Check back for more information on Girl Scout Night with the San Diego Gulls.

To be sure you receive updated information, please contact Melissa Werman at mwerman@sandiegogulls.com

San Diego Humane Society

San Diego Humane Society

San Diego Humane Society is proud to offer a variety of programs for animal-loving troops throughout San Diego County. In addition to Journey programs for troops Daisy to Cadette, we also provide opportunities to earn two of our own patches: Playful Paws and Project Wildlife. Each program includes a tour and animal interaction and is aligned with Girl Scout requirements. To schedule a program or find out more, please visit: www.sdhumane.org/scouts

Grades: K-12
Dates/times: Offered 7 days a week
Locations: San Diego, Escondido, and Oceanside
Cost: $12/ Girl Scout; Adult chaperones are free
Contact: Staci Hurley,  (619) 299-7012 ext. 2256

San Diego Junior Theatre

San Diego Junior Theatre

San Diego Junior Theatre provides engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children of all cultural heritages, ages, abilities and levels of interest.  We offer weekly classes and holiday camps focusing on acting, voice, and dance.  Summer camps run from early June to the end of August.

Grades: Pre K-12

Dates/times: Ongoing

Locations: Balboa Park

Cost: Varies, please check website or call

Contact: Kim Montelibano Heil, kim@juniortheatre.com, (619) 239-1311 x229

San Diego Padres

San Diego Padres

Location: 100 Park Blvd., San Diego 92101

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

Watershed Explorers Program

Watershed Explorers is an outdoor education program that provides students an opportunity to travel and experience the length of the San Dieguito Watershed. Explorers start their journey at the headwaters of the San Dieguito River on Volcan Mountain and then follow the path of the river visiting sites at Lake Sutherland, the San Diego Archaeological Center, Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead and finally, the award-winning Birdwing Open Air Classroom at the San Dieguito Lagoon.

Each visit focuses on a different theme providing a unique opportunity for students to experience and learn about the many facets of the watershed from the natural world to its history and cultural significance. As they experience the outdoors, students develop a “sense of place” and appreciation for the environment - recognizing they play a role in preserving and protecting the natural and cultural resources of the watershed.

Officially launched in 2015, this program was developed in partnership with the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, San Dieguito River Park, San Diego Archaeological Center and Volcan Mountain Foundation as a way for each organization to expand our individual nature education programs. Please visit the Watershed Explorers website for additional information.

Ages: Grades 5-12

Location: Choice of - Volcan Mountain Nature Center, Lake Sutherland, San Diego Archaeological Center, Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead and San Dieguito Lagoon.

Transportation: Two 15-passenger vans are available to transport students

Date/Times: Varies by location - See website or contact Program Administrator

Cost: Suggested donation of $5 per student per site

Contact: Program Administrator, (858) 755-6956, weadmin@sdrvc.org

Website: www.watershedexplorers.org

The Science Exchange

The Science Exchange Sea Turtle Internship Program
 
Our mission is to train the next generation to become scientifically literate, international team players through our hands-on field research internships.
 
We offer individual, customized, affordable internship packages to graduate and undergraduate students from around the world. Our interns go to Mexico, the Caribbean, or Central America and earn college credit at San Diego State University or their own university. Interns can work at a sea turtle research center on the beach or in a university lab, collect data in the field for their paper, and immerse themselves in the local culture and language.
 
So...if you want to do service learning in an exciting tropical setting - while getting college credits to graduate - contact us! We welcome the Girl Scout Family!

Ages: 18 and up
Dates: summer or fall quarter (2 months minimum)
Location: Mexico, Bahamas, Costa Rica, other
Cost: depends on location; all inclusive packages starting at $6000
Contact: Katherine Comer Santos, katherine@thescienceexchange.org, (619) 519-9876

Sebesta’s Rocking K Ranch

Sebasta’s Rocking K Ranch

Spend a generous 2-6 hours enjoying a peaceful, scenic ranch and very gentle horses located in the heart of San Diego County. Sebesta’s Rocking K Ranch, located on the west end of Ramona, is a short 20 minutes from Escondido, Carmel Mountain, La Mesa and Lakeside areas. We have been serving the needs of Girl Scouts San Diego for eight years. More than 630 girls have participated in its horse programs, which are designed for all interest and ability levels. These include the Horse Fun Program (for those who want to do everything but ride) and the Horseback Riding Program (focuses on learning and improving safe riding skills). Per Safety Activity Checkpoints, Daisies may participate in the Horseback Riding Program with pony rides – a person leading their horse on foot.

Grades: K-12

Dates/times:  Weekends year-round; by appointment

Location:  Sebesta’s Rocking K Ranch, 16656 John Henry Lane, Ramona, CA 92065

Cost: $35 - $80, tuition includes program patch, certificate, use of helmets and boots

Contact: Contact Kimberly Sebesta,

sebestasrockingk@aol.com

Facebook: Sebesta’s Rocking K Ranch

Securing Our eCity

Securing our eCity

Cyber Savvy Patch

Earn your badge and get hands-on interactive experience that includes cyber safety, security, and ethics. Participants will come away from this event with the knowledge and tools needed to have good understand of their impact on the cybersecurity world that we live in.

Sisterhood Seminars

Sisterhood Seminars

Puberty Seminars and Table Manners Classes

Owned by Carlsbad Girl Scout Leader, Linda Sheldone, Sisterhood Seminars comes to you and your troop with fun, age-appropriate, interactive classes on puberty and table manners.

Table Manners

Grades:  K-12

Dates and Location:  You and your troop chose a time and place convenient for you.

Cost: Contact Sisterhood Seminars for group pricing.

Puberty Seminar

Grades: 4-5

Dates and Location:  You and your troop chose a time and place convenient for you.

Cost:  is a mother-daughter event for $60.00 per couple.

Contact:  Linda Sheldone, Linda@sisterhoodseminars.com, (760) 685- 2961

STAR Repertory Theater

STAR Repertory Theater

STAR Repertory Theatre is organized exclusively for the educational, literary and presentational purposes of fostering greater awareness/understanding of performance theatre through educational programs and onstage theatrical performances. STAR's mission: to teach, develop, create, and present compelling/impassioned works that bridge communities through entertaining artistry. STAR's specific goal is to ensure that everyone has fun while learning and performing!    

Grades: K-12

Date/Times:  Tuesday/Thursday 4-9 p.m. Saturday 12-4p.m.

Location:  329 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA  92025

Cost:  G.S. Show Tickets(Tour) $12.50/Classes $10 per hour/Tuition $275 per production

Contact:  Meredith Kolod, meredith@starrepertorytheatre.com, 760-751-3035 or 619-708-0498

STEAM Makers Workshop

STEAM Makers Workshop

The San Diego STEAM Maker Festival is a biannual event dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math, where students, educators, and parents can participate and explore a variety of FREE attractions, hands-on activities, crafts and exhibits presented by schools, makers, and industry. From bugs, balloons, robots and rockets, come learn what STEAM is all about!

Summer STEAM Maker Festival (http://www.sdfsmf.org/)

Grades:K-12
Dates/Times: Wednesday, June 14th, 8AM-4PM
Location: Del Mar Fair Grounds- Arena
Cost: Free to schools on field trip program, admission included with purchase to Del Mar Fair that day.
Contact: Shannon Trujillo, shannon@steammaker.org, (619) 487-9851

Their Summer festival is fast approaching! But don't worry, if you cannot attend this one, sure to check out the Winter STEAM Maker Festival on December 2nd!

Stone and Glass
Stone-Glass

Stone and Glass

Stone and Glass offers hands on glass blowing experiences for small groups.  Class begins with history, safety, tools and basics of working in hot glass. Each student will work with our glass blowing team to design, shape and apply color to create a unique masterpiece in glass.  Students gain a strong understanding of how art glass is made.  Pieces are ready for pick up the following business day.

Grades: 9-12
Dates/times: By reservation, Tuesday through Saturday
Location: 1285 Simpson Way, Escondido, CA 92029
Cost: for Girls and Adults – $45 per participant
Contact: Carol Rogers, info@stoneandglass.com, (760) 294-7447

Susan G. Komen San Diego

Susan G. Komen San Diego
In San Diego, six women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately one woman a day passes away from this disease. However, we know if discovered early enough, the most common type of breast cancer has a nearly 99% survival rate. And that’s what Susan G. Komen San Diego’s work is all about. Komen San Diego is the county’s largest funder of free breast cancer services and support and is the only organization providing qualified women the free services they need for every step of the breast cancer journey. These services include free diagnostic mammograms, life-saving screenings, temporary financial aid for living expenses, meal deliveries, education and more.  Also, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. And much of that investment has been awarded right here in San Diego.

Upcoming Events hosted by Komen San Diego:

2017 Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the Cure 5K & 1 mile Walk/Run
Grades: K – 12
Date/time:  Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017; 6:30am – 9:30am
Location: Balboa Park, Start: 6th Avenue at Palm St., San Diego, CA 92104
Cost:  Adult (Sept. 6-Nov. 4) $45; Youth (18 and under)$30; Adult (Race Day, Nov. 5) $50; Youth $35
Registration/Website: komensandiego.org/race
Contact: In-Motion Events, race@sdkomen.org, (760) 692-2900

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3 Sisters Hacienda

3 Sisters Hacienda

3 Sisters Hacienda is a senior living home that offers assisted living and memory care services in Escondido. We’re interested in bridging the generation gap! Our community is open to Girl Scouts sharing their skills and community service with our residents, whether that is hosting a badge or flag ceremony, holiday celebrations, song singing, dancing, WII bowling tournaments or whatever your Troop is interested in sharing.

Grades: K-12
Cost:  Free!
Contact: Activity Coordinator, Deanna Henderson 760-294-7996, info@eldercaresd.com

True Boundaries

At the heart of every True Boundaries personal protection seminar is the message that girls can strike a balance between being “considerate and caring” while also being “courageous and strong.” Our Ambassador, Danielle Martin, shares that even as a Black Belt and safety expert, she never really knew how to protect herself until she learned to do so from the inside out. An inspirational and positive experience that emphasizes the power of friendship, confidence, honing and owning intuition, and the ultimate importance of defining and abiding by your own True Boundaries. Basic safety issues and dangers are discussed, and simple self-defense methods are modeled and practiced. Seminars are created in conjunction with a developmental psychologist and then personalized with each troop leader in order to meet the unique needs of the girls you love! 

Grades: K-12, Adults, Mother/Daughter
Dates/Times: Ongoing
Cost:  $20/girl* and parent observers are always welcome!
Contact: Dr. Shannon Rodrigue, Shannon@TrueBoundaries.com  310-701-4804

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UN Association of San Diego
Urban Jungle Fun Park

Urban Jungle Fun Park

Urban Jungle Fun Park is San Diego's all-inclusive indoor fun park designed for kids of all ages. We host exciting birthday parties, group events, and fund raisers. The park includes trampolines, rock walls, super slides, a massive inflatable obstacle course, giant play structures, life size video games, and the nation's only climbable 24' tall sky scraper. 

Upcoming Events hosted by Urban Jungle Fun Park:

Event Calendar

Grades: K-12
Dates/times: Open 7 days a week
Location: 8711 N Magnolia Ave. #300
Santee, CA 92071
Cost: Weekday prices starting at $10, Weekend pricing starting at $12
Contact: info@urbanjunglesd.com, (619) 334-6107

USA Jump Stars

USA Jump Stars promotes jump rope as a means for creating a healthy body and mind. Our focus is fighting childhood obesity and heart disease while developing personal values, team spirit and sportsmanship through competition and live performance... and, of course, fun!

Grades: K-12
Dates/Times: Varies by location
Location: Multiple sites around San Diego
Cost: Varies per event
Contact: Melinda Everett 619-851-6880 melindae123@yahoo.com
Website: www.usajumpstars.com

USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

Spend the night on Americas Living Symbol of Freedom, USS Midway!

There will be missions to accomplish, lessons to learn, and character building activities. All ages 4 and up are welcomed to come and experience life aboard the historic aircraft carrier USS Midway.  Hear and re-live sea stories as told by USS Midway Sailors to learn about leadership, teamwork, and Midway Magic.  Overnight includes:

  • Guided behind-the-scenes tours
  • Mess in the Forward Galley
  • Sleep in Enlisted Berthing
  • Explore the Flight Deck under the stars

Exclusive Girl Scouts San Diego Price!  In celebration of 100 years of Scouting in San Diego we are offering a discounted rate of $55 per guest for all of 2017 dates.   Use code:  GSA100

Grades: K-12
Dates/times:  Select dates are available in 2017.  See our Overnight-Program webpage for more information:  
Location: USS Midway Museum (910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101)
Cost: $55 per guest for all of 2017 dates.   Use code:  GSA100
Contact: Email youthprograms@midway.org with your Troop Number and return contact info.

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Valley View Casino Center

Valley View Casino Center (Sports Arena)

Please see below upcoming events:

San Diego Sockers

Grade: All levels, family, and friends
Date/Time: Jan. 21, Feb. 3, Feb. 16, or Feb. 26, 2017
Location: Location: Valley View Casino Center (formerly Sports Arena), 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, 92110

Cost: Girl Scout discount tickets start at $10 each. Includes free commemorative patch for scouts.
Contact: Jennifer Chavarria at 619-363-5330 or Jen@JDCgroupmarketing.com
Other: Deadline to order is January 9. Discount Order Form Here
Event info and Website:   www.jdcgroupmarketing.com

Harlem Globetrotters

Grade: All levels, family, and friends
Date/Time: February 10 and 17, 2017
Location: Location: Valley View Casino Center (formerly Sports Arena), 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, 92110
Cost: Girl Scout discount tickets start at $18.50. Free commemorative patch for scouts.
Contact:  Jennifer Chavarria at 619-363-5330 or Jen@JDCgroupmarketing.com
Other: Deadline to order is 5 days prior to games. Discount Order Form Here
Event info and Website:   www.jdcgroupmarketing.com

Circus Vargas Steam Cirque

Grade: All levels, family, and friends
Date/Time/Location: Del Mar - Jan 19-30, 2017 under the big top at: Del Mar Fairgrounds; San Diego - Feb 2-13, 2017 under the big top at: Mission Bay Park; National City - Feb 16-27, 2017 under the big top at: Westfield Plaza Bonita​​
Cost: Discount ticket prices start at $14 for kids
Contact: Jennifer Chavarria at (619) 363-5330 or Jen@JDCgroupmarketing.com
Other: Deadline to order is 5 days prior to showtime
Event info and website: www.jdcgroupmarketing.com

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Word Rocks Project

The Word Rocks Project Kindness Workshop: Craft with a purpose  

Six years ago my son created Word Rocks Project right here in San Diego.  We scatter rocks painted with positive words for people to find in a way to bring more kindness and poetry to the world.Now the idea is a worldwide scavenger hunt to promote happiness and love. My workshop brings the purpose of kindness to crafting through our #wordrocks and other art supplies.Many have found amazing comfort and encouragement at the exact right time in running into one of these rocks, or love notes, and being able to keep them as their own.I believe that the world needs more love, so I created the workshop to teach kids how to spread love through crafting with a purpose and the importance to share kindness with the world.

Grades:  3 - 7 
Date/times: Monday to Sunday, year-round
Location: At your meeting location 
Price: $15/girl (minimum 8 girls). Adult troop leaders free and encouraged to participate.
Contact: Carol Areas , wordrocks.me@gmail.com, (858) 353 -4580

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YMCA of San Diego County

Take 55-minute gymnastics lessons at the Toby Wells YMCA’s fully functional gym. Experience the bars, beam, floor, vault, tumble track, and foam pit. Work on a badge, or just come to have fun and get a fun patch.

Grades: K-12
Dates/times: By appointment
Location: 5105 Overland Ave, San Diego, 92123
Cost: $5/girl
Contact: Rebecca Floyd, refloyd@ymca.org, (619) 666-2256

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Zovargo

Zovargo fosters human-animal connections through unique encounters and educational programs that inspire conservation stewardship. We provide interactive, hands-on animal programs for all ages! The full list of available animals can be found here, on our website. We have various species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and mammals! We can provide a program to meet journey/badge requirements concerning animals, conservation, habitats, animal care and more! Call or email with any questions!

Grades: K-12
Dates/Times: 7 Days/Week, Call to book us!
Location: We Bring the Zoo to YOU! Programs available for all of San Diego County, including ALL military bases!
Cost: $10 (10 girl minimum) | $15 (under 10 girls)    |    Adults are Free
Contact: Amanda Plante, 619-618-0745 | Learn@zovargo.org