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Approved Community Partners

Our community partners are organizations approved by Girl Scouts San Diego to offer events, opportunities, and services based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Learn about becoming a community partner.

Want to know what our community partners are offering for girls and volunteers in the San Diego area in the coming months? Use these buttons to visit our program-level happenings pages:

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  • Junior Happenings
  • Cadette Happenings
  • Senior Happenings
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Approved Community Partners

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ActivCare at 4S Ranch

ActivCare is a residential memory care community offering a fun variety of activities for their residents. Girl Scouts are invited to join residents for one of their planned activities or bring one of their own. Crafts, music, singing, games, story-telling, golf or any activity your troop wants to deliver.

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Community service opportunity
When: On-going, regular hours
Where: 10603 Rancho Bernardo Rd, San Diego, CA 92127
Cost: Free
Contact: Denise Notter, dnotter@activcareliving.com or 858-485-8001

Amazing Science & Amazing Oceans

Amazing Science & Amazing Oceans fosters hands-on Science programs for pre-K-6 grade offering make and take projects while learning fun Scientific concepts. Science is so amazing as it's all around us, and so girls can feel like real scientists too!

Grades: K-6
Dates/Times: TBD
Location: Location varies
Contact: Gina Brown

American Crown Circus

American Crown Circus invites Girl Scouts and their families to a classic and unique circus experience that entertains and inspires guests of all ages. See the fun, hear the fun, and join the fun on an unforgettable journey under the big top. Their internationally renowned cast and show includes mesmerizing trapeze artists and wheel of death daredevils from South America, the teeter board artistry from Romania, aerial acrobats, creative costumes, makeup, theatrical showmanship, and much more!

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Discounted tickets
When: Scheduled performances
Where: Traveling
Cost: $10-$25
Contact: Shawna Kalawe, skalawe@circusosorio.com  or 702-573-6722

ArtBeat San Diego

ArtBeat San Diego's mobile art studio makes it easy to enjoy art anywhere! Their all-female staff of local artists and educators deliver upbeat, engaging, hands-on art lessons, and creative experiences. They travel with their mobile art studio to offer lessons at your meeting or preferred location in San Diego. Creative workshops include acrylic painting parties to complete a work of art on canvas and succulent terrarium workshops to build a living fairy garden! Engaging art programs help students learn art techniques in a comfortable and fun environment. Their team of local artists ensure the creative experience is fun and educational in hopes of inspiring girls to pursue creative and entrepreneurial careers in the art field.

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Badge/patching earning opportunity
When: On demand
Where: Your location
Cost: $10-25
Contact: Kristel Boe, artbeatsdevents@gmail.com or 619-302-2578

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 at 619-807-6553

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Belmont Park

Belmont Park  is San Diego’s premiere beachfront amusement and entertainment center. Belmont Park’s Giant Dipper Roller Coaster has been named both a National and State Historic Landmark and has been thrilling generations since 1925! Belmont Park strives to be the leader of affordable fun in San Diego while keeping safety at the top of mind.

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Discounted tickets
When: On demand
Where: 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA  92109
Cost: $10-$25
Contact: Jason Bolt, jason@belmontpark.com or 858-488-1549

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Cabrillo National Monument Foundation

At Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, discover the cultural, historical, and natural resources of San Diego's National Park. Whether it's touring the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, taking a close look at native plants, or wading through the tidepools, there are many educational and recreational opportunities for you and your troop at Cabrillo National Monument. Join a Ranger-led program or explore on your own. By spending time at the park, you can work on a variety of badges, your Outdoor and Citizen Science Journeys, and/or your Girl Scout Ranger certificate or patch. Contact us today to see how your Girl Scout or troop can get involved!

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Discounted tickets; badge/patching earning opportunity; community service opportunity
When: Scheduled workshops; ongoing, regular hours; on demand
Where: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Cost: Free
Contact: McKenna Pace, mpace@nps.gov or 619-523-4287

Casa Aldea Senior Living

Casa Aldea Senior Living at Santaluz is new community that has a variety of opportunities and services for our residents. With a focus on sense-of-purpose and inter-generational opportunities, we want to bring local Girl Scouts and our community together to enrich our residents lives. We will work with your troop to make a difference by helping each other out in a variety of capacities.

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Community service opportunity
When: On demand, ongoing/regular hours
Where: 14740 Via Fiesta, San Diego, CA 92127
Cost: Free
Contact: Activity Director Ashley, acole@northstarsl.com or 858-756-9600

Center Stage Productions

Center Stage Productions (CSP) is a non-profit youth theatre company providing a wide range of classes and production opportunities for kids to express themselves creatively in a fun and professional stage environment.

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Discounted tickets
When: Scheduled performances
Where: North Inland (Escondido, Poway, Fallbrook, etc.)
Cost: $10-$25/girl
Contact: Abby Reynolds, abby@centerstagesd.com or 760-224-4140

Challenge Island

Challenge Island™—Where Engineering Meets Imagination!—is a one-of-a-kind enrichment program on the forefront of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education and 21st century learning. Collaborative, engaging, fun-filled STEAM challenges and adventures fulfill a wide array of Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Journey and badge requirements. Just want a fun activity for your troop? Challenge Island offers fun patch workshops for Daisies through Seniors.

Who: Daisies-Seniors
What: Badge/patch earning opportunity
When: Scheduled workshops; on demand
Where: Central San Diego, North Inland, your location
Cost: $26-40/girl
Contact: Rebecca Tanag, CISanDiego@challenge-island.com or 858-633-7648

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: TBD

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 13, 2-3:25 p.m.
Age Level: Brownies

Diasy Clover Petal - Use Resources Wisely
Explore Mother Nature’s resources and practice ways to protect our planet to earn your Daisy Clover Petal.
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2-3:25 p.m.

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!

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/girl, minimum of 10 girls required per workshop
ContactEmail or call 760-233-7755 or visit our website

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: Email or call 619-338-9888

Chollas Lake Park

Chollas Lake Park

Location: 6350 College Grove Drive, San Diego, CA 92115
Contact: Email Lauren Baker or call 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: Email Mayra San Juan or call 619-839-9868

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, a historic arts education organization, has been the resident classical ballet school in Balboa Park since 1945. 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, an annual summer fundraiser Fairy Tales in the Park, and the holiday family classic, The Nutcracker.  

Special performances of The Nutcracker and our spring ballet are presented specifically for members of the San Diego Girl Scout community and include a post-show Q&A and meet & greet with the dancers. We even have production-specific patches available for sale. (Tickets to the special Girl Scout performances go on sale on August 15 each year.)

Code With Her

Code with Her provides real-world coding experiences to empower girls to be the next leaders in technology. All programs are in line with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and taught by women mentors in the technology field. Girl Scouts will learn how to use technology as a tool to make the world a better place and come away with technical and team building skills, a supportive community and STEM confidence.

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Badge/patch earning opportunity
When: Scheduled workshops; on demand
Where: Central San Diego; your location
Cost: $10-$25/girl
Contact: Michaela Mitchell, codewithher@gmail.com or 509-308-9278

The Coder School

The Coder School is the #1 after-school coding program in Silicon Valley and is proud to bring this amazing program to San Diego! Learning how to code not only prepares kids for the world we live in today but also develops creativity, problem solving skills, persistence, confidence, and innovation. Girl Scout troops can earn their Computer Expert badge with a coding workshop, introducing girls to the world of coding using Scratch, a graphical coding language. Additionally, our coaches will have the girls read, discuss, and sign the Girls Scout Internet Safety Pledge. By partnering with Girls Scouts San Diego, The Coder School can introduce more girls to coding!

Who: Brownies
What: Badge/patch earning opportunity
When: Scheduled workshops, on demand
Where: 9879 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92129
Cost: $10-25/girl
Contact: Renata, northsandiego@thecoderschool.com or 858-859-3330

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: Email Chef Ali or call 917-568-6077 | website: Cooking Farm to Table

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: 2018 San Diego County Fair dates TBA
Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar CA 92014
Contact: Email Nicola Martinez or call 858-755-1161 x2404

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: TBA (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: TBA
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

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: Email or call 858-222-0282

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: Email or call 858-222-0282

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. 

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
Location: 4040 Twiggs St. in Old Town
Contact: Email Taylor Wycoff or call 619-574-0059 x 122

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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. 

Grades: K – 12
Contact: Email Catherine Eng or call 818-795-7184

Dance Me Fit Kids

Dance Me Fit Kids is for all ages. Our youth program focuses on learning dance fitness routines (Zumba & Dance It Out) and incorporate educational games. We teach students dance fitness routines from all around the world including Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaetón, Bollywood, Hip Hop, African, Irish and so much more. 

Our goal is to promote mental and physical wellness with every student and to teach them self-improvement, living a healthy lifestyle, increased personal performance, diversity & cultural awareness. Classes are generally 45 minutes in length and offered as an after-school program. Girl Scout discounts & scholarships are available.

Grades: TK to 5th (more grades coming soon)
Locations: Canyon View Elementary, Rolling Hills Elementary, Chaparral Elementary, Westwood Elementary, Deer Canyon Elementary, Adobe Bluffs Elementary, Morning Creek Elementary, Pomerado Elementary, Turtleback Elementary & Sundance Elementary (more coming soon!)
Cost: Tuition + registration prorated based on sign up. Girl Scouts get $25 off with code GSD25 and scholarships/financial aid available
Contact: Email Michele Jones or call 619-203-8074

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EcoVivarium Living Museum

EcoVivarium Living Museum offers hands-on fun and educational encounters with reptiles, amphibians, arthropods and outdoor programs. Our programs equip Girl Scouts with the animal and environmental knowledge and safety protocols needed while exploring the outdoors. All programs are STEAM based (STEM + Art) and also offer cultural education as they learn about the roles these amazing creatures have played in human history since the dawn of time. A variety of science and art lab experiences are available as a 60- to 90-minute add-on to the one-hour Living Museum Tour. Programs can be customized to meet specific badge requirements.

We know Girl Scouts love to earn cool patches! EcoVivarium offers not one, but three different patches through our EcoVivarium Explorers Program. The program provides the opportunity for Girl Scouts to earn a patch in one of three areas: Nature & Conservation Explorer (offsite only), Herpetology Explorer, and Entomology Explorer (offered both on-site and off-site). Off-site programs are held at San Diego County Parks, and Nature Preserves located throughout San Diego.

We also offer a variety of on-site and off-site projects for community service hours!

Grades: K–12
Dates/times: ongoing
Location: EcoVivarium, 136 S. Juniper St., Escondido, CA 92025
Cost: Programs vary by cost; please click HERE for opportunities!
Contact: Education@EcoVivarium.org, 760-975-9690

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.

Who: Cadettes-Ambassadors
What: Travel
When: Scheduled tours
Where: Worldwide
Cost: varies
Contact: 800-457-9023 or online contact form

The Energy Coalition

The Energy Coalition collaborates with environmentally-minded community partners to bring new opportunities to teachers, students, and the public. TEC leverages a vast expanse of relationships throughout district offices, County Offices of Education, educational resource centers, science and environmental education networks, and community program providers to reach as many educators as possible. Through these and many other partnerships, TEC delivers:

  • A variety of community events with interactive exhibits
  • Judges for local and statewide science fairs
  • Field trip assistance and resources

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Badge/patch earning opportunity; community service opportunity
When: On demand
Where: your location
Cost: Free
Contact: Siria Salas, ssalas@energycoalition.org or 858-380-4674

Expanding Your Horizons

Expanding Your Horizons of San Diego is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young women on a path to a STEM career. We accomplish this by providing interconnected STEM programs for (1) middle school students, (2) high school students, and (3) undergraduate women.

The Expanding Your Horizons Conference is a unique opportunity for girls to engage in hands-on workshops in STEM led by San Diego’s top scientists, engineers, and specialists. This unique event is designed to foster young girls’ enthusiasm for STEM careers, inform them of professions and opportunities, and encourage them to continue their studies in science and math to reach their goals and objectives.

The 2018 Adult and Parents Program
Although the focus of the EYH conference is to provide exciting learning experiences for girls, special sessions for parents will provide information on STEM education and career opportunities. These workshops will also help them learn how to nurture the girls' science interests and prepare for college. Workshop speakers will touch on a variety of ways to get STEM skills, including through school-based and after-school programs, clubs and summer experiences. Speakers from area colleges will offer information to demystify the college application process and help parents understand how to pay for college.

Age Level: adults (parents, guardians and leaders)
Date and time: 2019 date TBD
Location: University of San Diego
Cost: $30 (waivers available)
Contact: Email Liz Ferguson

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FACE - Foundation for Animal Care and Education

FACE - Foundation for Animal Care and Education 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: Email Annie Petersen or call 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 28
Location: O’Farrell Charter School (6130 Skyline Dr., San Diego, 92114)
Cost: Free
Contact: Email Gabrielle Thompson

Flinn Springs County Park

Flinn Springs County Park boasts a large diversity of plants and animals, with huge majestic oaks and a year-round stream. Several bridges, pavilions, and lawns are available for ceremonies. Their rangers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable when it comes to leading hikes, programs, or projects. They offer Girl Scout opportunities to all ages, programs tailored for your needs, and can even come to you. Flinn Springs County Park is always ready to support volunteerism or service projects at the park, whether it be planting trees, building gardens, or park beautification. Girl Scout troops can earn badges at most program levels in categories such as environmental stewardship, arts in the outdoors, outdoor explorer, and naturalist.

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Badge/patching earning opportunity; community service opportunity; facility use
When: On demand; scheduled workshops
Where: 14787 Old Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021; your location
Cost: Free
Contact: Ranger Patty Heyden, patricia.heyden@sdcounty.ca.gov or 619-561-0180

Flower Girl World

Flower Girl World author (and Girl Scout mom) Lynelle Woolley is available to lead a fun-filled event on creative writing and book publishing for your girls. Invite Flower Girl World to your next troop meeting! 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
Contact: Email Lynelle Woolley or call 310-489-0694

Free For Life International

Free For Life International is an organization committed to the identification, assistance and restoration of human trafficking victims and survivors. We partner to meet these needs by focusing on the areas of prevention, rescue, and restoration. Current program locations include the United States, Nepal, India, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Support freedom by hosting an event or informational session, presenting to a group, or creating a donation drive to raise awareness in your community.  

Grade: Seniors-Ambassadors
Dates/times: ongoing
Location: locations vary
Cost: Free
Contact: Email Gabrielle Thompson

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Girls Rugby

Girls Rugby provides access for girls to learn vital skills and core values such as leadership, empowerment, achievement, respect, and sportsmanship all while enjoying the experience of playing all-girls, flag rugby. Girls Rugby embodies the philosophy of developing young girls through sport and understands the positive benefits that participation in team sports has on their lives.

Who: Brownies-Cadettes
What: Badge/patching earning opportunity
When: Scheduled workshops
Where: Central San Diego, North Coastal, North Inland, East County, South County
Cost: Under $10
Contact: Hannah Harper, sandiego@girlsrugbyinc.com or 503-341-9931

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge in southern California provides indoor waterpark fun and dry-land adventures for your entire family. Enjoy kid-friendly indoor activities, dining, shopping, and more all under one roof. Choose from over 600 suites, each featuring free access to all the waterpark's 14 slides, four pools, and more. Near Los Angeles in Garden Grove, the waterpark is exclusive to Great Wolf guests, and at a warm 84 degrees all-year round, is the perfect family getaway any time of the year.

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Discounted tickets on groups of 10 or more
When: Ongoing/regular hours
Where: 12681 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Cost: Over $40; varies
Contact: Groups of 10 or more, contact Casey Amoelibi, camoelibi@greatwolf.com or 657-667-5029; book regular reservations online.

San Diego Gulls Hockey Club

Check back for more information on Girl Scout Night with the San Diego Gulls. Email Melissa Werman to receive updated information.

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Hands-On Technology Education

Hands-On Technology’s mission is to provide learning goals, opportunities, and activities that are tailored specifically for elementary and middle-school age students.  Although computer technology can be complex in it’s most advanced form, HOTE believes that the building blocks of mobile technology (smartphones, tablets, etc.) are often concepts grasped my easily by youth than adults! Their mission is fulfilled by providing workshops, after-school programs, and summer camps that teach computer programming, engineering, and typing fundamentals to students grades K-8.

Who: Daisies-Cadettes
What:
Badge/patch earning opportunity
When: Scheduled workshops; on demand
Where: Central San Diego; South County; your location
Cost: $10-25
Contact: Korey Sewell, Ksewell@hands-on-mobile.com or 949-529-0438

Harvest C.R.O.P.S.

Harvest C.R.O.P.S is one of the larger Gleaning Organizations in San Diego County, picking produce from residents’ backyards with volunteers and delivering it to food pantries who then distribute it to the food insecure of San Diego County. We offer a community service program called “Urban Harvesting” where girls discover alternate ways of helping those suffering from food insecurity; we 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/girl please contact for program patch details.
Contact: Email Sergio Padilla or call 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
Contact: Dr. Divya Kakaiya at 858-622-0221 ext. 3

Helen Woodward Animal Center

The education department at Helen Woodward Animal Center serves children of all ages by providing a variety of unique learning opportunities that support the bond between humans and animals. They achieve this by nurturing knowledge, compassion, and respect toward all living things. Their programs (including three badge programs) include hands-on animal encounters with a variety of species and interactive activities!

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Badge/patch earning opportunity, community service opportunities
When: On demand; ongoing/regular hours
Where: 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Cost: $10-$25/girl
Contact: Kelly Rumsey, kellyr@animalcenter.org or 858-756-4117

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: Emai Staci Hurley or call 619-299-7012 ext. 2256

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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.

Grades: 8 – 12
Dates/times: TBD
Location: TBD
Cost:  Free
Contact: Email ITRC or visit our website

I Love a Clean San Diego

I Love a Clean San Diego! (ILACSD) is San Diego’s most influential advocate for sustainability and 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: Email Lauren Short or call 619-704-2772

Annual Creek to Bay
Grades:
K-12
Dates/times:  Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.-noon
Location: 100+ locations countywide
Cost: Free
Contact: Email Lauren Short or call 619-704-2772

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
Cost: free
Contact: Email Aubrey Good or call 858-598-5967 

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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: Cadettes 
Dates/Times: TBD
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: Email Valerie Hash or call 619-906-4916

*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.

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: Email Kim Montelibano Heil or call 619-239-1311 x229

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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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Lakeside's River Park Conservancy

Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy offers a fun, educational, and easy hike for members of all skill levels. If you have 2 free hours and an interest in natives, then this tour is for you. These hikes can be tailored to any Journey and 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: Email Cindy Collins or call 619-443-4770

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 online or email for more info

Living Coast Discovery Center

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: varies; please check our website for opportunities
Contact: Email or call (619) 409-5908

Lockhart Training

Lockhart Training offers safety classes for kids.

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 Mindfulness Workshops

Cadettes: Earn a "Science of Happiness Badge" in this guided workshop while creating Mandalas. Creating a Mandala is an impactful way to connect experience with learning. This badge is all about embracing happiness in your own circle of life by expanding gratitude and finding meaning in your strengths. You will also receive several take-home gifts to help in the post workshop "month-long" experiment.

Ambassadors: Earn an Outdoor Art Master Badge in this Mandala Workshop that designs with nature. Visit our website and check out photos of mandalas with #lovesoulshine.

Grades: 6-12
Dates/Times: Custom + scheduled events at North Coastal Service Center
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cost: $15 per girl / $15 per adult (minimum 10 participants)
Contact: Email Nadia Horvath or call (760) 822-7696

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Medieval Times Educational Matinee

Medieval Times Educational Matinee is a special day just for Girl Scouts. Our matinee is perfect for students of all ages. We bring history to life. The 90-minute live performance 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: TBD
Location: Buena Park 7662 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620
Cost: Please contact for pricing
Contact: Call Joan Serot at (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: Email Antoinette Simonetti or call (858) 274-0777

Metaverse

Metaverse, a San Diego company backed by Michael Eisner (former CEO of Disney), is revolutionizing education by allowing anyone to create Augmented Reality. Thousands of teachers are using Metaverse to teach STEM, inspire students to experiment with logic, practice iterative problem solving, and create amazing things. Students as young as 10 years old have created AR games, “breakout” puzzles, scavenger hunts, and much more. Have your Girl Scouts begin exploring today!

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: Email Jayme Sanders or call (858) 348-1778

Mission Federal Credit Union

Mission Federal Credit Union helps girls gain financial confidence and knowledge to bring their personal dreams to life. Girl Scout troops across San Diego County partner with Mission Fed to learn important money management skills. The Troop Tour and Patch Program invites leaders to set up a tour at any of their 31 branches to work on Girl Scout financial literacy badges, including Mission Fed's Money Madness program for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors! Fun activities help empower the girls to set goals, create budgets, understand banking choices, and more. Mission Fed is not-for-profit and these programs are free to your troop.

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Badge/patching earning opportunity
When: On demand
Where: 31 branch locations
Cost: Free
Contact: Call 858-524-2850 to find the nearest branch and schedule a tour

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

San Diego Model Railroad Museum offers true STEAM opportunities for Girl Scouts. What make arches and triangles so strong? Take a self-guided tour at one of several annual opportunities and perform experiments to learn why civil engineers use them in the construction of railroad bridges. Use science and technology to earn your SDMRM STEAM Engineering patch.

Who: Daisies-Cadettes
What: Badge/patching earning opportunity
When: Scheduled workshops
Where: 1649 El Prado #4, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $10-$25
Contact: Julia McMeans, education@sdmrm.org or 619-696-0199

Moore Puppets

Moore Puppets for 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/girl (10 girls 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/girl (10 girls 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: Email Nancy Moore or call (858) 354-5979

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National Marine Mammal Foundation

Nation Marine Mammal Foundation’s mission is to inspire young minds through marine mammal science with innovative programming focused on the science conducted at the foundation. They believe in the enormous potential of today’s youth and aim to celebrate and embolden them through communicating NMMF’s work and introducing the extraordinary people who do it. NMMF work to address some of the most extreme climate science and STEM challenges today: from the dramatically diminishing richness of the oceans that our grandparents once enjoyed, to the fact that less than half of eighth grade girls consider careers in science, engineering, technology or mathematics.

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Badge/patch earning opportunity
When: Scheduled workshops
Where: Girl Scouts Balboa Campus
Cost: Free
Contact: Dianna Dibble, outreach@nmmpfoundation.org or 716-397-1506

San Diego Natural History Museum

The San Diego Natural History Museum (the NAT) encourages us to interpret the natural world through research, education, and exhibits, promotes understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California, and inspires a respect for nature and the environment. Brownies can earn their Bugs badge by exploring the world of bugs and learning more about small creatures that make a big difference in the biodiversity of our region. Juniors can earn the Animal Habitats badge, where docents will take them on a tour of Coast to Cactus in Southern California, one of the Museum’s permanent exhibitions, which explains how animals have adapted to the diverse ecosystem.

Who: Brownies-Juniors
What: Badge/patch earning opportunity
When: On demand
Where: 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $10-25/girl
Contact: Docent Volunteer Marilyn, mfmiles235@att.net or 619-291-2556

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Old Fliegler’s Farm

Old Fliegler's Farm in Fallbrook offers an exciting three-hour, hands-on, micro-farm adventure. Troops interact with animals, create unique crafts, enjoy healthy snacks, and choose a program relating to 3 Cheers for Animals!, Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden, WOW! Wonders of Water, or Brownie Pets 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 your specific needs.

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Badge/patch earning opportunity; community service opportunity
When: On demand
Where: 4332 Los Vecinos, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Cost: $26-40
Contact: Arlene Fliegler, twobusybees@att.net or 949-923-9195

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: Email Cristal Salow or call 619-238-0043 x2408

Olivewood Gardens

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center's 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: Email Corrie Madueño or call 619-434-4281

Our Mommies Hands

Our Mommies Hands is a community-based project designed to empower youth and professionals through the powers of storytelling, reflective art, and creative writing. Our approach uses strengths-based and trauma-informed practices that address the social and emotional needs of youth, adults, and professionals. In our work, we use prompts along with creative and engaging exercises that examine the relationship with self and others through our experiences to unlock our true potential and to support a narrative that we're proud to share. The use of different mediums of expression (storytelling, creative writing, and reflective art) allows 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 Girl Scout Leadership Experience and 21st century skills. Our workshops are 1.5-2 hours in length which can be extended if necessary. We’re excited to service your cadette, senior, and ambassador troops, and are prepared to partner with your troop on Silver Award Projects.

Grades: 6th-12th
Date/Time: Call or email to schedule a workshop tailored to your troops needs or to partner on Silver Awards
Location: TBD
Cost: Flat fee of $75 for troops of 10 or less plus materials cost depending on activity. We are flexible with our fee schedule and are prepared to work within your budget!
Contact: Email Nashona Andrade Seals, Founder, or call 626-536-3794

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Padres Dam - Advanced Water Purification

Padres Dam - Advanced Water Purification provides 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: 9300 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071 
Cost: free
Contact: To sign your group up for the one-hour patch program, please email or call 858-385-2240

Play It Safe Self-Defense

Play It Safe Self-Defense offers the chance for all levels of self-defense participants to “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.

Spring 2018 Clinics
Grades:  K-12 and adults
Date and Locations:
    Balboa (Mar 18 & May 06, 2018),
    Escondido (Apr 22, 2018),
    Carlsbad  (Apr 29, 2018)
Cost: $17/girl – adults free to observe
ContactEmail Tracie Arlington or call 619-723-0036

Ongoing Opportunities
Grades:  K-12 and adults
Date and time: Ongoing
Location: At troops desired location
Cost: $17/girl - Adult Free to observe
Contact: Email Tracie Arlington or call 619-723-0036

Playwrights Project

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

Poway OnStage

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. Group auditions dates TBA. Approximately 120 children will audition with 60 chosen to participate in the week-long program. Those selected will participate in evening rehearsals 

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: Email Michael Rennie, President and CEO, or call 858-668-4799

Poway Trail Company

Poway Trail Company offers girls a unique experience learning vital life skills that are at the heart of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and are an important part of leading a healthy, balanced life. Run by an experienced Girl Scout leader, Poway Trail Company offers lessons in horseback riding, grooming, animal care (hands-on activities with a variety of animals), organic gardening, composting, cooking, art, and more. Badges and Journeys offered include: 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals, Between Earth and Sky, Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden, Eco Learner (Daisies), Pets, Painting, Outdoor Adventurer, Snacks (Brownies), Horseback Riding, Gardener, Flowers (Juniors), Trees (Cadettes), Sow What (Seniors), Art in the Outdoors badge series (Daisies-Ambassadors).

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Badge/patching earning opportunity
When: On demand
Where: 14875 Mina De Oro, Poway, CA 92064
Cost: $26-40
Contact: Shana Eastman, shanacaster@hotmail.com

Princess Project San Diego

Princess Project San Diego 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. 

Dress & Accessory Collection Drives
Dates/Times: Ongoing
Location: TBD/Throughout San Diego
Cost: Free
Contact: Email or call 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: Email or call 760-621-4193

Project Amigo

Project Amigo - Would you be interested in knitting or crocheting squares for a service project? Each square that you send will be sewn into an afghan and distributed to poor families of students in Mexico who are being sponsored by Project Amigo. This charity supports students from Colima, in rural western Mexico, so that they can create their own educational opportunities and better their quality of life. Please go to www.srbrown.info/afghans for instructions and details about the project.

Knitting for Change!
Grades: 4th - 12th
Dates/time: ongoing
Location: At home, troop meetings, or with friends
Cost: free
Contact: Email Samuel Brown or call 203-597-7181

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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: Email Danny Sedivec or call 619-796-1015

RARE Science

Join forces with  RARE Science, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps find cures for kids with rare disease. The RARE Bear Project is a community driven initiative and is supported by the ever-growing RARE Bear Army of volunteers that help make one of a kind bears for special one of a kind kids. With close to 3,000 bears gifted in over 38 countries, RARE Science is bridging the divide in the rare disease community by creating awareness and support!

An estimated 250 Million kids have a rare disease.  30% of these children will die before their 5th birthday  and 35% will pass before their first birthday. Treatments are difficult to develop for rare diseases because of the scarcity of patients identified, the lack of data needed to better understand, and the cost it takes to find treatments for these diseases. RARE Science is tackling all three of these challenges using a unique methodology to accelerate and decrease time to identify medicines for rare diseases affecting kids.

RARE Bear Program
Our RARE Bear Program offers a unique opportunity for the community to become engaged in supporting children and their families who are trying to find help and treatment. Creating a RARE Bear for a rare child is a rewarding and selfless act that in turn brings joy and hope to others. Join the RARE Bear Army TODAY!

Grades: all
Dates/time: ongoing
Location: At home, troop meetings, or with friends
Cost: free
Contact: info@rarescience.org

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Recreational Equipment Inc (REI)

We inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship.

REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. We offer our own line of high-quality award-winning gear and apparel, in addition to products from the top brands for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, snow sports and travel.

We are passionate about the outdoors and committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and financial contributions.

Reuben H. 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: Email Special Events or call 619-685-5761

Robolink

Robolink encourages students to engage with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with robotics kits that are cute, fun, and packed with real technology. We also teach the engineering design process and programming! Our current kits are Rokit Smart, which is an 11-in-1 building and programming kit that uses the Arduino programming language; CoDrone Lite, which is a drone that can be programmed to fly using the block-based Snap! coding language; and CoDrone Pro, which is also a drone but is programmed with Arduino.

Robolink offers ongoing badge workshops for robotics badges throughout the year! Each Girl Scout will also earn a Robolink patch. 

Grades: 2-12
Dates/times: ongoing
Location: 5677 Oberlin Drive #100, San Diego, CA 92121. We can also travel to you!
Cost: $30
Contact: Email Kristen Koeblin or call 858-876-5123

Rockin' Jump

Rockin' Jump

Location: 8190 Miralani Drive, San Diego, CA 92126

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San Diego State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

The mission of the San Diego State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to support the university mission by providing a balanced, high-quality education for student-athletes, and by serving the university community, alumni, and friends through success and distinction within an environment of uncompromising integrity. The goal of the department is the same as that of the university: excellence. That excellence is to be demonstrated in graduation of student-athletes, service, and competitive success against major collegiate competition. Intercollegiate Athletics recognizes its role in promoting school pride and uniting students, faculty, staff, and alumni through shared experiences. It will strive to be recognized as a leader in diversity and inclusion, and will promote an environment of teamwork, leadership, and personal accountability.

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: Email the Program Administrator or call 858-755-6956
Website: www.watershedexplorers.org

Sebesta’s Rocking K Ranch

Sebesta’s Rocking K Ranch offer the opportunity to 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 10 years. More than 1,500 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)
  • the Horseback Riding Program (focuses on learning and improving safe riding skills)
  • the Junior Horseback Riding Program (for Juniors seeking their Junior Horseback Riding Badge)

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 - $90, tuition includes program patch, certificate, use of helmets and boots
Contact: Email Kimberly Sebesta

Securing Our eCity

Securing Our eCity Foundation's singular focus is to help our community become safer cyber citizens. It is through our partnerships with organizations like the Girl Scouts of the USA that we are able to help influence and guide the girls to embrace better cyber hygiene. We feel it is an honor and privilege to work closely with our future cyber defenders and leaders.

Grades: all
Dates/Times: TBD
Location: Location Varies
Contact: Pamela Richardson

Sisterhood Seminars

Sisterhood Seminars offers 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/couple
Contact: Email Linda Sheldone or call 760-685- 2961

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 12-4 p.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: Email lMeredith Kolod or call 760-751-3035 or 619-708-0498

STEAM Makers Workshop

STEAM Makers Workshop is part of the San Diego STEAM Maker Festival, 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
Grades:K-12
Dates/Times: Wednesday, June 14, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
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: Email Shannon Trujillo or call 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 2!

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: Email Carol Rogers or call 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.

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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: Email Activity Coordinator Deanna Henderson or call 760-294-7996

Think Dignity

Think Dignity is a nonprofit that inspires, empowers and organizes the San Diego community to advance basic dignity for those living on the streets. Think Dignity was founded by a group of professional women who were concerned about an important issue that affected our community: homelessness. They understood that their unhoused neighbors were human beings who deserved dignity and respect, too. These women knew, as Girl Scouts everywhere know, that together with their community, they could make a difference.

Join the movement and the Think Dignity community. From simple projects such as sewing towels into washcloths to a drive to collect and distribute undergarments, every Girl Scout can contribute to the dignity of our neighbors, learn leadership skills and become empowered to work as a group to make our community a better place for everyone!

Project Washcloth
Sewing project
: A kind donor has given us 60 towels, each of which are to be cut & hemmed into six washcloths. A troop may commit to as many towels as they choose, which may be picked up and returned in approximately one month. We provide the towel and instructions, the troop provides the needle, sewing machine and thread!

Washcloth and towel drive: We are in need of new and slightly used towels and washcloths (to be later cut and sewn into washcloths). Place into a labelled box and drop off at our location.

Project Drive for Undergarments
Clean out those drawers and closets and donate those undergarments! Think Dignity distributes foundation garments of all sizes to our unhoused female neighbors. This project collects brand new panties and new or gently used bras in great condition, so ask your family and friends! These donated bras and panties are going to a very worthy cause!

Grade: 4-12
Dates/times: Ongoing
Location: Pickup and drop off materials at 3525 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104
Cost: free
ContactProjectWashcloth@ gmail.com or ProjectBrasPanties@gmail.com

Tijuana Estuary

Encompassing 2,300 acres, the Tijuana Estuary (Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, California State Parks) is the largest coastal wetland in Southern California. Visitors enjoy beach combing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, and bird watching.  Designated as a Research Reserve by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it is one of 29 Reserves in the country devoted to education and research. The Tijuana Estuary (TRNERR) is an essential breeding, feeding and nesting ground and key stopover point on the Pacific Flyway for over 370 species of migratory and native birds, including six endangered species. The Reserve is managed cooperatively by the California State Parks and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Girl Scout Programs Offered at Tijuana Estuary
The Reserve connects Girl Scouts to their local estuary and inspires them to take action for wetland wildlife. Girl Scout badge workshops are scheduled upon request. Please visit our website to learn more about badge, journey, and take action project offerings.

Grades: K-12
Dates/times: By reservation. Monday – Friday, contact for weekend availability.
Location: Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Cost: Free ($8.00 + tax to purchase a Tijuana Estuary patch)
Contact: Lorena Warner-Lara, 619-575-3613 ext. 305

Upcoming Events hosted by Tijuana Estuary
World Migratory Bird Day: Birding on the Bay!

Grades: K – 12
Dates/times: Saturday, May 12t, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: South San Diego Bay Refuge (498 13th Street, Imperial Beach, CA 91932)
Cost:  Free
Contact: 619-575-3613

Traveling Stories

Traveling Stories is a 501c3 nonprofit organization working to outsmart poverty one book at a time and inspire a love for reading everywhere!

We empower kids to outsmart poverty by providing the literacy and money management skills they need to be productive members of society.

Through our innovative StoryTent programs, kids read out loud with volunteers and earn “book bucks” for each book read. They’re invited to negotiate for more bucks and can even earn by reading outside the program. With their bucks, kids can buy prizes!

Ages: 2-12
Dates/times: ongoing
Location: various locations
Cost: free
Contact: Robyn Lachance, 619-312-5072

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: Email Dr. Shannon Rodrigue or call 310-701-4804

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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. 

Grades: K-12
Dates/times: Open 7 days a week; view our event calendar
Location: 8711 N Magnolia Ave. #300, Santee, CA 92071
Cost: Weekday prices starting at $10, Weekend pricing starting at $12
Contact: Email or call 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: Email Melinda Everett or call 619-851-6880
Website: www.usajumpstars.com

USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum is America's living symbol of freedom!

Accomplish missions, learn lessons, and build character during one of our overnight events. Ages 4 and up are welcome to experience life aboard the historic aircraft carrier USS Midway. Hear and re-live sea stories about leadership, teamwork, and Midway Magic from USS Midway Sailors.

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

Grades: K-12
Dates/times: Dates TBA
Location: USS Midway Museum (910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101)
Cost: $55 per guest (use code: GSA100)
Contact: Email with your Troop Number and contact info or visit our webpage

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Vector Control Program

The San Diego County Vector Control Program works to protect our communities from mosquitoes and mosquito borne diseases. Girls learn about STEM principles, mosquito prevention, and how to to take an active role in preventing mosquito borne diseases in their communities through interactive workshops, presentations, and a patch project.

Who: Daisies-Ambassadors
What: Badge/patch earning opportunity
When: Scheduled workshops, on demand
Where: Balboa Campus or your location
Cost: Free
Contact: Allison Bray, allison.bray@sdcounty.ca.gov or 858 694-2432

Word Rocks Project

Word Rocks Project brings the purpose of kindness to crafting through #wordrocks and other nature elements and art supplies. Many people have found amazing comfort and encouragement at the exact right time by running into one of these rocks or love notes and being able to keep them as their own. Girls will acquire the knowledge of how each one of us has the potential to impact someone's life in a positive and loving way through crafting with a purpose. Girl Scouts complete requirements toward Outdoor Art badges and earn a rock painting patch.

Who: Brownies-Cadettes
What: badge/patch
When: scheduled workshops, on-demand
Where: we come to you
Cost: $16/girl (minimum 10 girls)
Contact: Email Carol (Art Therapy Coach) or call 858-353-4580

YMCA of San Diego County

The Toby Wells YMCA’s fully functional gym offers 55-minute gymnastics lessons. 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: Email Rebecca Floyd or call 619-666-2256

Your Truth Foundation

The Your Truth Foundation provides mental, emotional, and physical support to give our youth every possible opportunity to live their lives fully and free of fear. We provide workshops surrounding self-awareness, personal safety, mental health, and wellness. Education provided so our youth can be truly strong from the inside out. Our Mission is men and women standing together to provide education, resources, and support to youth.

Who: Juniors-Ambassadors
What: Badge/patch earning opportunity
When: Scheduled workshops, on demand
Where: Central San Diego, East County, South County, North Inland, North Coastal
Cost: Under $10/girl
Contact: Matthew, matthew@yourtruthfoundation.org or 858-449-8478

San Diego Zoo

For over 100 years, the San Diego Zoo has served the children of San Diego, providing programs and experiences that inspire a passion for wildlife and spark action for conservation. The San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants.

The San Diego Zoo is a world leader in animal care, research and conservation. Each year, millions of people visit the Zoo to learn about our animal and plant collections, see exotic species close up, and help us lead the fight against extinction. 

San Diego Zoo programs for Girl Scouts:

Wildlife Sleepover
This overnight educational camping adventure is designed for school, scout, and youth groups. Sleepover activities are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, and each scout will bring home a San Diego Zoo patch!  Each sleepover program includes:

  • Orientation and games with Dr. Zoolittle
  • Live animal presentations
  • Private bus tour
  • Zoo craft activity
  • Set up your own Zoo tent and camp at the Zoo’s Camp Timbuktu
  • S’mores around the campfire
  • Guided nighttime stroll featuring nocturnal animals
  • Breakfast and beverages
  • Optional: Hot meals (dinner and breakfast) available for an additional fee
  • Exclusive (pre-opening) morning animal viewing with keepers

Ages: 5 and older
Dates/Times: March-November, 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
Location: San Diego Zoo
Cost: $90 & up per person.  Minimum number of participants (adults & children) = 35
Contact: For information and reservations, call 619-718-3000

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a 1,800 acre wildlife sanctuary, a vast reserve where wild animals live in herds within natural habitats. For over 45 years, guests have come to the Park seeking adventure and close encounters with the wild.

The Safari Park is a pioneer in animal care, research and conservation. Here, guests come to understand what scientists and conservationists are actually doing in various global habitats. We are a place for people to be inspired to get actively involved, whether in their own backyards or on their next global adventure.

Roar & Snore Safari: Girl Scouts – Conservation Camp
On this overnight camping event, Girl Scouts sleep in tents right in the heart of the Safari Park, surrounded by giraffes, rhinos, and elephants. Scouts will learn how easy it is to become a hero for wildlife in their daily life. To reinforce conservation learning, the scouts will take walking tours, participate in games and crafts, and enjoy up-close animal encounters. By the end of their experience, each Girl Scout will have checked off elements of different scouting level badges. Dinner, breakfast, and campfire s’mores are included.
Ages: 5 and older
Dates/Times: Select dates March-November, 4:15-9 p.m.
Location: San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Cost: $130 & up per person
Contact: Visit our webiste for program dates or call 619-718-3000 for information and reservations

Education Field Trips
Girl Scout troops may participate in the Safari Park's on-grounds field trip programs, which align with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards. Self-guided programs include free grade-specific educational materials sent prior to your visit, and are just $10 per person (15 person minimum). Guided programs, including Conservation in Action (grades K-12) and Save Our Aquatic Resources (SOAR; grades 2-6), are also available to scout troops for an additional $10 per person.
Grades: K-12
Dates/Times: Year-round during Park operating hours
Location: San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Cost: Self-guided program $10 per person, guided programs $10 additional per person
Contact: Visit our websiteEmail or call 760-738-5057 for information, reservations and program details

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! Find the full list of available animals 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
ContactEmail Amanda Plante or call 619-618-0745