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Daisy Happenings

San Diego Girl Scout Daisies explore the world, bringing their fresh energy and ready smiles to every experience. Visit our events page for complete listings of upcoming events and opportunities.


Events for girls

This week's highlight

Art & Nature Centers

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

Presented by Girl Scouts San Diego

NEW! 70s Dance Party & Parent’s Night Out
Daisies-Juniors (ages 5-10)
Saturday, March 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Enjoy pizza, snacks, groovy activities, games, and a dance contest. Kids are encouraged to wear 70s themed attire! Hosted by Troop 3105.
$35 (discount for pre-registration and mulitple children from same family) | Balboa Campus, Florence Burnham Hall

NEW! Art & Nature Centers

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

NEW! Building Bridges
Saturday, April 21 or on your own

This program encourages intergenerational learning by providing the opportunity for girls to connect with older adults in their communities. Participants will learn from each other and discover the benefits of interacting with generations other than their own. Earn a free patch by participating in one of many events on April 21, or anytime by completing the patch requirements.
Email or call (619) 610-0778
Free | various locations throughout the council

Cookie program training—it’s not too late to participate!
Sunday, Jan. 28-Sunday, March 11
Girl Scout Cookie Program troop cookie manager training is underway. Stay in touch with your service unit for details on in-person trainings. Complete the interest form to get started with online training.

NEW! Girl Scouts Week 2018
Sunday, March 11 - Saturday, March 17

Girl Scouts Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scouts Sunday and ending with Girl Scouts Sabbath. The Girl Scouts Birthday on March 12 commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. This week, let’s celebrate the spiritual foundation of Girl Scouting and reflect upon our personal beliefs to live up to the Girl Scouts Promise and Law. This year, 2018, represents our 106th birthday!
Email or call (619) 610-0776

Incredible Race 2018
Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.-noon

With your team, race to be the first to find historical landmarks, solve puzzles and take on physical challenges. You'll receive clues sending you to a variety of stations where you'll complete a challenge to earn the next hint.
Email or call (619) 610-0776
$10  | Balboa Park (Park Blvd. and Presidents Way)

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

NEW! Spring Break Blast Day Camp
Monday, March 26-Friday, March 30, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Don’t wait until summer to experience camp fun! Blast into an adventure with friends, games, arts and crafts and outdoor cooking during this special spring break session. Visit the San Diego Zoo and try team-building challenges at the Adventure Zone.
Email or call (619) 610-0821
$195-$275 | Balboa Campus

NEW! Summer Camp
Monday, June 18-Friday, Aug. 17

Daisies have such an amazing time at Girl Scout Camp! We have really fun things for them to explore, they can dive in to the Under the Sea Day camp and learn all about the underwater worlds! We also have a really exciting Mini-Adventure Camp, a weekend of adventures with new friends up at Whispering Oaks!
Email or call (619) 298-8391
$195-$440 | Balboa Campus, EPC, Whispering Oaks and Winacka

Presented by community partners

Finish Chelsea's Run
Saturday, March 3, 7:30 a.m.
Register your Girl Scout today! Join Girl Scouts San Diego and the Chelsea’s Light Foundation for a morning of inspiration and community at the eighth annual 5K and family festival.
Price varies | Balboa Park

The Flower Fields Girl Scout Education Program
Saturday, March 17, March 24 and April 28, 9-10 a.m.

Compost, plant, ride in a wagon, and earn a patch! Advance reservations required.
Email Joni Miringoff or call (760) 930-9123 x118

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

NEW! Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA
All ages
Saturday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.
In honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, the San Diego Public Library, University of San Diego and Friends of the Central Library are co-hosting author, historian and professor Duchess Harris, JD, Ph.D., for two speaking engagements. Harris is the granddaughter of Miriam Mann, a black, female mathematician who worked at NASA, supporting the U.S. space program. Her 2016 book, “Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA,” is written for teenage readers and weaves facts and personal stories together to share the history of black women working in math, science and engineering at NASA. 
Free (Pre-register for Feb. 24 or Feb. 26
Feb. 24: Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library, Joan & Irwin Jacobs Common, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
Feb. 26: Copley Library, Mother Rosalie Hill Reading Room, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

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

NEW! Picture Day for Girl Scouts
Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Superb portraiture for every Girl Scout from your Daisy just beginning her journey to your Ambassador completing her adventure. Chronicle the growth and accomplishments in your Girl Scout's life.
Visit or call (949) 200-7670
Cost varies | Balboa Campus

Play It Safe Defense
Sundays, March 18 and May 6 (Balboa), April 22 (Escondido), and April 29 (Carlsbad)
“Go chihuahua crazy" as you learn self-protection. This fun, age-appropriate class teaches stranger awareness, abduction defense and how to deal with friendship drama, bullies and conflict resolution. Patch and safety materials included. Can also travel to troop meetings.
Email Tracie Arlington or call (619) 723-0036
$17/girl (adults free to observe) | Location varies

NEW! Robotics Triple Badge Workshop
Wednesday, March 28, 9 a.m.-noon
Help your Girl Scout get her Daisy Robotics Triple Badge with this fun, hands-on workshop. Learn what robots do, understand how robots move, and design a robot.
Email or call (858) 633-7648
$28/girl (parents free) | Balboa Campus

NEW! Spring into STEM
Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m.-noon

Explore why STEM is in at Girl Scouts! Cox Communications presents Spring into STEM with hands-on experiments in diverse STEM fields and inspiration from local women role models. Expand your perception of what science is and who scientists are. Complete the requirements for a program-level badge and receive an event patch.
Email or call (619) 610-0813
$8 | Balboa Campus

NEW! Spring Tails

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


Growing leaders

This week's highlight

Outdoor Training Series Super Weekend
Friday, May 18, 3 p.m.-Sunday, May 20, 10 p.m.
Prepare yourself to introduce girls to the great outdoors by progressing from a local overnight to rustic camping. Sign up for Let's Camp (Friday, 3-5 p.m.), Let's Have a Campfire (Friday, 6-9 p.m.), Let's Cook Out(Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.), and Let's Tent (Sunday, 5-10 p.m.) training series all in one weekend! (Classes must be taken in order.) You also have the option of just doing the classes you need.
Email or call (619) 610-0741
Cost varies | Balboa Campus

Adult training opportunities

Archery Instructor
Saturday, Feb. 24
Prepare to safely teach your girls archery, and earn a three-year certification. All training materials provided. Leaders, assistant leaders and interested adults are welcome.
$35 | Escondido Program Center

Cookie program training
Sunday, Jan. 28-Sunday, March 11
Stay in touch with your service unit so you don’t miss Girl Scout Cookie trainings. Online training is available. Complete the interest form to get started. 

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

NEW! Cross-Border Exchange Trip to Tijuana
Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Join a bilingual trainer and other leaders for a trip to Tijuana, Mexico. Meet at the Old Town trolley station and cross the border together at San Ysidro. Learn how to navigate crossings, conversations, sightseeing and shopping. Meet with Guias de Mexico (Girl Guides of Mexico) leaders and discuss service and cultural exchange possibilities for your troop.
Email or call (619) 610-0741
$10 | Old Town Trolly Station  4005 Taylor Street, San Diego, CA, 92110

NEW! Leader-Daughter Training: Outdoor Skills
Friday, March 16, 6-8 p.m.

Gain new outdoor skills and practice old ones in a variety of outdoor skill sessions for you and your daughter.
Email or call (619) 610-0741
$5/leader-daughter pair | Balboa Campus

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

NEW! Outdoor Training Series Super Weekend
Friday, May 18, 3 p.m.-Sunday, May 20, 10 p.m.
Prepare yourself to introduce girls to the great outdoors by progressing from a local overnight to rustic camping. Sign up for Let's Camp (Friday, 3-5 p.m.), Let's Have a Campfire (Friday, 6-9 p.m.), Let's Cook Out (Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.), and Let's Tent (Sunday, 5-10 p.m.) training series all in one weekend! (Classes must be taken in order.) You also have the option of just doing the classes you need.
Email or call (619) 610-0741
Cost varies | Balboa Campus

NEW! Training of Trainers
Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Help wanted! Are you flexible, enthusiastic, a positive communicator, fun dynamic, encouraging and a proud adult Girl Scout? Join the training team and make the world a better place.
Email or call (619) 610-0733
$5 | Balboa Campus

Adult resources

Join Girl Scouts booth cards available
TCMs, did you receive your fillable “Join Girl Scouts” cards? If you need more, email These cards are a great way to get potential members in your community connected with Girl Scouts.
Email or call (619) 610-0702

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

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

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

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

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

Adult volunteer opportunities

Cookie Cupboard volunteers
January-March 2018
We need you! Host and manage a mini-warehouse in your garage, office or accessible storage unit. As a short-term volunteer, you fulfill a critical part of the cookie program. (Registered Girl Scout members with a current background check on file only.)
Email | Greatest need: San Marcos/Escondido, coastal between Encinitas and Del Mar, Mira Mesa, East County

NEW! Incredible Race volunteers needed
Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
You can help make this amazing scavenger hunt adventure through Balboa Park hapen! Volunteers are needed to facilitate activities and challenge stations. Girls 16+ can volunteer with their parents, too!
Email or call (619) 610-0728
Balboa Park, Park Blvd. and Presidents Way lawn

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

NEW! Spring into STEM
Saturday, March 17, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Inspire girls in STEM! Help with event set up and breakdown, registration, and lead a hands on STEM activity.
Email or call (619) 610-0728
Balboa Campus

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

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