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During this 100th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies, our young entrepreneurs are out in full force, working toward achieving their goals for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program. All proceeds stay here to fund local programs and activities for girls, community service projects that improve neighborhoods, and training for our dedicated volunteers.

As girls go door-to-door, hold booth sales at stores and create personalized websites via the secure Digital Cookie platform, they are learning people skills, business ethics and how to manage money, set goals and make decisions. Participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program provides unique experiences and opportunities for girls to develop life and leadership skills. Their confidence soars, and the leader in them emerges in powerful, everyday ways: raising their hands to speak up, facing and overcoming challenges and finding the silver lining in a bad day. Your Girl Scout Cookie purchases make all of that possible.

Thank you for supporting the cookie program. When you help your Girl Scout practice her sales pitch, host a "cookie cupboard" in your home, or say, "Yes!" when a girl invites you to purchase cookies, you are making a long-lasting difference in a girl's life!

Read on for more Girl Scout news …

Carol M. Dedrich, MBA, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
 

 

Brownie Juliet presents Mayor Faulconer with a box of his favorite cookies. The First Lady received her top choice: Trefoils.

VIP visitors help launch cookie season
San Diego First Lady Katherine Stuart Faulconer — a Girl Scout alumna and honorary chair of our local 100th Anniversary celebration — has fond memories of selling Girl Scout Cookies. She says the experience helped prepare her for a successful career as a business owner. Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and the first lady recently stopped by our Balboa Campus to meet Girl Scouts preparing for the start of the cookie program.

 

Mike Hess Brewing patrons raise a toast to Cookies on Tap 2016.

Cheers to Girl Scout Cookies!
Cookies on Tap is fun way for adults to get into the cookie spirit! Held during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend (Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26), the multi-venue event pairs craft beer with Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles and Tagalongs. Mike Hess Brewing, Stone Brewing and AleSmith Brewing Company are partnering with us for the third annual event, and will donate a portion of proceeds to Girl Scouts San Diego for programs, financial assistance and Operation Thin MintSM.

 

Finish Chelseas Run

Teaming up to Finish Chelsea's Run
Ready, set, go to Balboa Park on Saturday, March 4 to help a crowd of 8,000-plus Finish Chelsea's Run. The morning begins with a rally at the starting line for the 5K and one-mile courses. Everyone's welcome to stay for a family festival with live music, refreshments, activities and freebies. Show your green pride by wearing a Girl Scout sash, pin or attire.

Together, we'll honor the memory of Girl Scout Chelsea King. Each year, Girl Scouts and Chelsea's Light Foundation partner to promote healthy living and inspire positive change in our community. Event proceeds fund college scholarships, help expand Chelsea's Law and support Girl Scouts San Diego. We hope to see you there.

 

Cool Women 2017

Cool Women luncheon set for April 4
Co-Chairs Julia R. Brown and Judge M. Margaret McKeown invite you to join them in honoring exemplary women who inspire Girl Scouts to soar. Mark your calendar for our 17th annual Cool Women luncheon at the Paradise Point Resort Pavilion in Mission Bay, Tuesday, April 4. Enjoy a lovely bayside reception, mingling with current and past honorees and other friends of our organization.

The Cool Women Class of 2017 will join a distinguished group of alumnae. Watch for an invitation announcing this year's award recipients. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available online; for details, contact Annie Revel, (619) 610-0807.

 

Urban Campout: Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouting in San Diego

Urban Campout: Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts San Diego!
Our centennial events throughout the year will culminate with Urban Campout 2017. The countdown starts now for our 20th annual fun fundraiser for grownups, set for Friday evening, Sept. 15. Liza Crisafi chairs this milestone event with four talented honorary co-chairs: Past Board President Katie Sullivan and her Girl Scout alumnae daughters, Lindsay Estrada, Megan Delgado and Sarah Houghton. Tickets will be available soon. For information about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, contact Annie Revel, (619) 610-0807.

 

Campers in canoes

Calling all campers: Registration now underway
What better way to mark our 100th birthday than Girl Scout summer camp? Exponential leadership growth opportunities, fun, adventure and making lasting memories with new friends will be part of the equation at Camp100. Registration is now open for day camps and overnight sessions. Each combines traditional camp activities like nature hikes and campfires with exciting range of options like geocaching, building musical instruments and creating comics.

All girls in grades K-12 are welcome; non-members just add an additional $15 to cover the annual Girl Scout membership fee. Register your girl now or make a gift to send one to camp. Questions? Our camp staff can help!

 

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#withMalala recipients

Students Stand #withMalala Scholarship recipients Taylor and Amira.

Girl Scouts receive #withMalala scholarships
Congratulations to local Girl Scouts Taylor Cole and Amira Walia, who won $3,500 college scholarships from the Students Stand #withMalala campaign. Named after 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai, the campaign galvanizes youth to take action to support her vision of transforming girls through quality education. The courageous 19-year-old global advocate is the subject of a book and film.

The scholarship competition was open to members in grades 11-12. To participate, Taylor and Amira earned Global Action Awards by hosting screenings of the movie He Named Me Malala and leading community projects to create positive change in their communities. Taylor (video) is helping former foster care youth adjust to college life. To ease holiday season food insecurity challenges faced by students who don't have families, she solicited restaurant gift cards and is spearheading a food drive. Amira is addressing adversities faced by women pursuing STEM fields and other disciplines. Through her monthly Career Corner Clubs (video), high school students meet with female professionals to strategize about gender gaps in salaries and other obstacles. Applause to Taylor and Amira for standing #withMalala!

Featured events 
Cookies on Tap — Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26
Finish Chelsea's Run — Saturday, March 4
100 Days of Girl Scouts — March 12-June 19
Incredible Race — Saturday, March 25
Operation Thin MintSM Sendoff — Friday, May 5
Urban Campout: Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouts San Diego — Friday, Sept. 15