Urban Campers celebrate centennial
(Left to right): Girl Scouts’ Board Chair Regina Buckley, CEO Carol Dedrich, Girl Scout Gabby Barajas, Honorary Co-chairs Lindsay Estrada and Katie Sullivan, Event Chair Liza Crisafi, Honorary Co-chair Megan Delgado, Girl Scout Shruti Chari, and Honorary Co-chair Sarah Houghton greet Urban Campout guests.
What a joy to spend the evening with more than 500 revelers at Urban Campout: Celebrate 100 Years! We danced, dined, bid on extraordinary auction items, gathered around the campfire for s’mores, and earned “badges” for flag folding and archery … all to raise money for Girl Scouting.
Vintage Girl Scout attire was a popular fashion choice at the 20th annual “fun fundraiser for grown-ups.” Barbara Groce, a Girl Scout member for 75 years, was in the Senior uniform she wore when she received Girl Scouting’s highest honor, the First Class Award (now the Gold Award). San Diego First Lady Katherine Stuart, honorary chair of our 100th anniversary year, was on stage in her childhood Girl Scout sash as she and husband Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer addressed guests. Urban Campout Honorary Co-chairs Katie Sullivan and her daughters — Megan Delgado, Lindsay Estrada and Sarah Houghton — had on matching, Girl Scout-inspired dresses (San Diego Union-Tribune article).
After the auction, Katie and Event Chair Liza Crisafi announced that donations totaled a record-breaking $610,000 — and they applauded the guests, donors, volunteers and sponsors (including Qualcomm and Southwest) who made Urban Campout a success. Event proceeds will help Girl Scouts San Diego provide more than 23,000 local girls with countless programs that focus on life skills, the outdoors, entrepreneurship and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). See our website for event photos, video and listings of our sponsors and committee members.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this milestone celebration. We hope to see you at next year’s Urban Campout!
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Carol M. Dedrich, MBA, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer