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What's New


Welcome home!
Property reservations are now available.

  • At our Balboa Program Center, all cabins, tent sites, and Florence Burnham Hall are available for hourly and overnight reservations through Wednesday, June 1.
  • At our Escondido Program Center, the lodge and tent sites are available for hourly rentals on weekday evenings and weekends through early May. Select weekends in May are available for overnight reservations.
  • At our North Coastal Service Center, the training room is available for hourly rentals.
  • At Camp Whispering Oaks, Live Oak and Engleman Oak cabins, and tent sites are available Wednesday-Sunday through Thursday, June 30. Select activities are available without an instructor; email to request activity reservations. Additional reservations in July and August will be available at a later date.

Check back in early April to see what’s available for fall troop camping opportunities. We can’t wait to see you!


Outdoor Skills Weekend

In-person Outdoor Skills Weekend is back Friday-Sunday, April 22–24 at Camp Winacka! Adults reconnect with the greater Girl Scout community and the outdoors and come home refreshed with ideas and skills to share with your troop. Registration opens Monday, March 7 until all spots are filled on the Events page. The cost is $60 for members and $85 for non-members and includes lodging, meals, program activities, and an OSW 2022 patch and t-shirt! Follow the Outdoor Skills Weekend page for updates.


New Training Requirement

As of January 2022, California law requires that organizations who work with youth provide additional protections for the youth they serve. As a result, mandated reporter training (a.k.a. child abuse prevention training) is required for troop leaders and assistant troop leaders as well as other volunteers who work directly with girls for at least 16 hours a month or a minimum of 32 hours per year. Mandated reporter training is available online. And, if you’ve already taken mandated reporter training elsewhere, that works. Just let us know. Request or report mandated training.


Training History in gsLearn

The GSSD Adult Learning team is busy loading your training history into gsLearn. Currently, all online courses and any outdoor training series courses you completed are included in your training history. You’ll see more in the coming months. Don’t know where to find your training history? Log in to gsLearn and select the “achievements” tab.


Girl Scout Voices Count

Girl Scout Voices Count is the annual, national Voice of the Customer survey conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), a group of researchers who work at Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). The survey captures the voice of our Movement via three core customer Groups: Girl Scouts, parents/caregivers, and volunteers. It is used to track national key performance indicators (satisfaction, recommendation, and intent to stay) as well as how our members feel about and experience Girl Scouts. Good or bad, Girl Scouts wants to hear from its members as your responses help GSUSA and Girl Scouts San Diego (GSSD) figure out how to improve national programming and help Girl Scouts grow so members can have the best possible Girl Scout experience.

The GSVC survey is administered in April to girls, parents/caregivers and troop leaders/co-leaders. Service unit volunteers will be surveyed in May. This year, GSUSA is offering to those members who complete the survey, a chance to win one of 20 $50 gift cards for each survey group (Girl Scouts, parents/caregivers, troop leaders and service unit volunteers). GSSD will also enter the names of its members who complete the survey into a random drawing for a variety of special GS items including 1-year memberships, a troop photo or portrait, hosted troop meetings with planned activities and supplies, and more.

Be on the lookout for promotional messaging regarding the GSVC survey start date and be sure to participate!