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Application deadline: Sunday, Dec. 16
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Seniors and Ambassadors: If you embody the mission and promise of Girl Scouts to make the world a better place and exemplify the highest caliber of leadership, courage, confidence, and character, apply to be a 2019 Emerging Leader.


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NOVEMBER 2018
 


Plan Your Own Backpacking Trip 11/29

Date: Thu Nov 29, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PST

Location: 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA, 92103

Join Council backpack trainer, Val Ross, for a Backpack Trip Planning Workshop. This class will give you the planning tools you need to get your own trip off the ground and onto the calendar. Learn how to structure your own wilderness trip, whether it is a personal adventure or a troop trip. Receive trip recommendations, itinerary and girl-planning support, and risk management tips. Learn the ins and outs of getting a backcountry permit in time to secure your own trip for 2019.

JANUARY 2019
 


Wilderness Hiking BALBOA 1/27/19 *WAITLIST ONLY*

Date: Sun Jan 27, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST

Location: 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA, 92103

First in the outdoor progression, this one-day training teaches adults and girls (grade 6 and up) the essential skills and knowledge necessary for exciting wilderness exploration. Our emphasis includes safety, proper gear and equipment, the Leave No Trace ethic, building independence in girls, and laying a strong foundation for more extraordinary adventures, such as backpacking.

FEBRUARY 2019
 


Basic Backpacking ANZA BORREGO 2/16/19

Date: Sat Feb 16, 8:00 AM - Sun Feb 17, 4:00 PM PST

Location: 3050 Las Palmas, Escondido, CA, 92025

Take the knowledge you’ll learn in the classroom training and day hike out for a practice backpacking weekend with new friends. On a moderate trek in San Diego’s Laguna Mountains/Cleveland National Forest area, you’ll put what you’ve learned to practical use. Attendance is required for the entire class, training day hike, pack check and backpacking trip. You’ll earn the Basic Backpacking patch.

MARCH 2019
 


Wilderness Hiking BALBOA 3/9/19 *WAITLIST ONLY*

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Mar 09, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST

Location: 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA, 92103

First in the outdoor progression, this one-day training teaches adults and girls (grade 6 and up) the essential skills and knowledge necessary for exciting wilderness exploration. Our emphasis includes safety, proper gear and equipment, the Leave No Trace ethic, building independence in girls, and laying a strong foundation for more extraordinary adventures, such as backpacking.

Basic Backpacking Eagle Rock 3/30-3/31/19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Mar 30, 7:00 AM - Sun Mar 31, 5:00 PM PST

Location: 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA, 92103

Basic Backpacking teaches everything adults and girls (grade 7 and up) need to know to begin a true, multi-night wilderness adventure. Hikers gain the knowledge and skills they need to make important decisions about gear, clothing and trip planning so that you can hit the trail feeling confident and self-sufficient. Training includes classroom instruction, group day hike and backpacking trip.

APRIL 2019
 


Basic Backpacking PCT - Eagle Rock 4/13/19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Apr 13, 8:00 AM - Sun Apr 14, 4:00 PM PST

Location: 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA, 92103

Basic Backpacking teaches everything adults and girls (grade 7 and up) need to know to begin a true, multi-night wilderness adventure. Hikers gain the knowledge and skills they need to make important decisions about gear, clothing and trip planning so that you can hit the trail feeling confident and self-sufficient. Training includes classroom instruction, group day hike and backpacking trip.

MAY 2019
 


Basic Backpacking SAN JACINTO 5/25/19 *WAITLIST ONLY*

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat May 25, 7:00 AM - Mon May 27, 9:57 AM PST

Location: 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA, 92103

Basic Backpacking teaches everything adults and girls (grade 7 and up) need to know to begin a true, multi-night wilderness adventure. Hikers gain the knowledge and skills they need to make important decisions about gear, clothing and trip planning so that you can hit the trail feeling confident and self-sufficient. Training includes classroom instruction, group day hike and backpacking trip.

JUNE 2019
 


Advanced Backpacking HILTON LAKES 1/6/19

Date: Sun Jun 23, 2:51 PM - Sat Jun 29, 2:51 PM PST

Location: 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA, 92103

Explore the wonders of the wilds with the third step in our wilderness training.

JULY 2019
 


Advanced Backpacking Mono Creek Trailhead, Pioneer Basin 7/6-7/12/19 MODERATE

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Jul 06, 9:39 AM - Fri Jul 12, 5:00 PM PST

Location: 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA, 92103

Pioneer Basin Ecology Exploration – Moderate Come learn about ecology and environmental science in this STEM focused excursion while backpacking through aspen and pine forests along Mono Creek in Pioneer Basin! This isn’t school; this is backpacking at its finest. This trail is perfect for exploring the ecology of the central Sierras. Participants will immerse themselves learning and discussing the many facets of environmental sciences, from wildlife ecology to geology to the philosophy and science behind current conservation practices.

Advanced Backpacking: Evolution Valley - MODERATE Nancy Maple

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Jul 13, 8:00 AM - Sat Jul 20, 5:00 PM PST

Location: 5315 Avenida Encinas, Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

Explore the wonders of the wilds with the third step in our wilderness training.

Advanced Backpacking ADULT LEADERSHIP 1/6/19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Mon Jul 15, 2:53 PM - Thu Jul 25, 2:53 PM PST

Location: 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA, 92103

Explore the wonders of the wilds with the third step in our wilderness training.

Advanced Backpacking MT. WHITNEY ADV 7/25-8/4 - STRENUOUS

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Thu Jul 25, 9:00 AM - Sun Aug 04, 9:00 AM PST

Location: 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA, 92103

Join us on this 10-day trip, where we tackle 70-miles of backpacking through the wilderness!