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Tea Party Invitation

Tea + Finger Sandwiches + a Photo Booth? So much more than a tea party! Ladies of all ages: Senior/Ambassador Girl Scout Troops 6180 and 6795 are hosting a tea party, 2 -4 pm on Saturday May 7, 2016 in the Florence Burnham Hall at the Girl Scout Balboa Program Center. Don your tea party best and enjoy good tea, finger sandwiches, sweet treats, a craft, a photo booth (bring your own camera) and a play, performed by the Senior/Ambassador girls. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Stamp Out Hunger Post Office food drive. Register with your troop or individually with an adult. Non Girl Scout members welcome. Space is limited . $15 per person. Contact Alicia Bianchi at Flyer attached. TEA PARTY INVITE [1956990]

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Raise the Flag at the San Diego Fair this Summer!

Every morning before the Fair begins, we have an opening ceremony at the O'Brien (main) Gate, about a half hour before the gates open. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts raise the flags, and local singers and instrumentalists perform the National Anthem. After that you and your troop, and parent chaperones can explore the fair, participate in the patch earning scavenger hunt and have a great day for free! 012df5f9e9b8c9ec1f02ead27af55d072df5ef3634

Daily Flag Raising

Open to all San Diego County Scout troops that have patch-earning capabilities. We raise both the American and California flags each day at Opening Ceremonies. The Fair provides admission and parking credentials so your group can enjoy the Fair the same day you raise the flag. Multiple groups may assist in each day's Flag Raising, but all groups will be a part of the ceremony. Before you start the application process:
  • Check the Fair Calendar for a date you'd like to participate.
  • Read the Flag Raising Information [PDF document]. It will answer most questions you might have.
  • Click on the link below to submit your application. A copy of this application will be emailed to you.
If you have been notified that your group will be raising the flag, use this form to submit the names of the participants.
American flag button Apply to Raise the Flag

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Girl Scout Skiing Deal 2016


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Beach and Canyon Clean Up Dates

We’d like to invite you to save the date for the 14th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd from 9AM – 12noon.  We plan to bring out 6,000 San Diego County volunteers to beautify 100 locations throughout the region, including beaches, bays, trails, parks, and neighborhoods.  Last year, Creek to Bay volunteers removed over 180,000 pounds of litter and debris, in addition to painting, planting, and invasive plant removal projects to restore our environment. We hope you can join us for this year’s family-friendly event.  All locations will be posted online at with maps and directions, and you can register online for the site of your choice beginning April 1st.  Event information including instructions to enter our Bling Your Bucket contest, Bring Your Own Reusables campaign, scout patches, and event waivers that all volunteers must sign to participate (minors require a parent or guardian signature if under eighteen) will also be posted on the website for your reference. Stay in touch for event updates or help spread the word with social media using the Creek to Bay event page here. You can use the hashtag #Creek2Bay to share your favorite moments from the event! We are still in the process of finalizing cleanup sites, site captains, and event sponsors, so if you would like to get more involved in the event, please let me know.  We hope to see you there! Thanks! Moriah Saldaña Community Program Coordinator I Love A Clean San Diego 2508 Historic Decatur Rd, Ste. 150 San Diego, CA 92106 619.704.2782

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Circus Vargas


Circus Vargas

Feb 11 - April 4

4 San Diego Locations

Tickets as low as $12.50 per ticket

Download the Girl Scout Discount Flyer

For more information contact Jennifer 

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Wreaths Across America

Our mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. This year's Wreaths Across America event will take place on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Rosecrans Cemetery in San Diego .  The WAA website currently has the patches and rockers in stock, so you might want to grab a handful now before they run out :) Annual Ceremonial  Wreaths Laying to Honor Veterans  When:    Saturday, Dec. 12 Time:      8:30-11 AM Where:   Miramar or Fort Rosecrans National Cemeteries What you’ll be doing:  Placing ceremonial Holiday wreaths sponsored by various businesses, groups and individuals on the grave sites of our military veterans at local national cemeteries. Special requirements: This is a family event. A formal ceremony starts at 9:00 AM SHARP, lasts 45 minutes. This follows with laying of the wreaths by everyone. Parking can be limited, arrive by 8:30 at the latest. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended, and this event takes place regardless of weather. To Sign Up:   Visit the WAA web site( and click on “volunteer” to participate as an individual, family or group. Clean-up When:   Saturday, January 16 Time:   8:30-9:30 AM What you’ll be doing:  Picking up faded wreaths from the grave sites, using a rake or broom to stack and drag to the roadside for shuttle by pick-up trucks  to the dumpsters. Sign Up:  On the web site, let the Volunteer Coordinator at Miramar or Fort Rosecrans know you will attend.   Sponsor a wreath To sign up and get more information contact  Teri Simas <>

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Looking for Mini-Golf Buddies

I'm looking for another troop to pair up with to meet the minimum participant requirement for Pell'y Mini Golf in Del Mar on Sat. Nov. 7th, 10am-12 noon. The course is 'ocean/water conservation themed' and ties in nicely with the 'Get Moving'Junior Journey or it can also stand alone as a fun patch activity.
2 options:
$10 per girl which includes round of golf with four (4) hands-on activities that are accomplished along the mini golf course, fun patch and lunch
$7.50 per girl without lunch
Email Shannon Donaghe at if your troop or even individual girls are interested.  Thanks!
See flyer for more info.

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Chula Vista has a Tall Ship! Bill of Rights

feat_BoR_on_ocean Chula Vista has a tall ship, called Bill of Rights, docked at the J. Street Marina on a permanent basis! The ship is 136 feet and holds 75 people! They offer a sail out to the bay and back (about 3-4 hours) for Girl Scouts for only $15!! They offer an overnight (for about 20 people) and the next day you sail out to the bay and back for only $50! They are really excited to get girl scouts interested in sailing and can tailor the program to talk about maritime history, marine biology, marine ecology, sailing techniques, navigation and even pirates! feat_downtown-crew A group of Boy Scouts is working on restoring an old boat and they have another one that Girl Scouts could work on. They have community service opportunities and have some small boats that they can teach sailing in. Such a great resource in our own backyard!! feat_education8 The schooner has a website where you can learn more about the ship and the kinds of programs they offer. Contact them at (619) 500-2419 or email at (Tell them Debbie Lechner sent you!) feat_Schooner_Cup-1018x460    

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Community Partners Fall Expo September 2015


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Chula Vista PTA Flag Ceremony 2015

Hello Ladies,
I'm reaching out again in the hopes that some girl scouts will be able to participate.  We have one girl scouts troop, and several confirmed cub scouts and several more interested ones coming in.
Please share with your younger girl troops and let me know.
Chula Vista Elementary Council of PTAs is offering flag ceremony / pledge leadership opportunities to scout troops in our district.
If your elementary school aged troop is interested in helping to open an Association meeting by having a flag ceremony and leading the pledge, please let me know.  We will schedule for the 15-16 school year.
Our meetings are held at the CVESD offices on J street in room C @ 7pm.  We would expect them to be there prior to 7pm and be prepared to open the meeting @ 7pm and then be excused.
Meeting dates are as follows:
August 6th COMPLETED
September 3rd  Cub scouts 888
October 8th  Cub scouts 810
November 5th  Cub scouts 853
December 3rd
January 14th Girl scouts 6038
February 4th
March 3rd
April 7th
May 5th
Please contact me and let me know what month you would like to participate in.
Thank you,
Helen Crenshaw
Chula Vista Council of PTAs President
home phone (landline) 619-656-0692

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