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Letters and Cards for WWII Veterans

Hello Ladies- My girls will be collecting letters and cards for WWII Veterans from now until Sept. 10th.  Girls, parents, family members, neighbors, etc. can write letters to WWII Veterans and they will be shared with the veterans during the Honor Flight (see the touching video below, it makes me teary eyed!)  My girls will be collecting letters at the August service unit meeting or you can drop them off to me.  See more information below from Honor Flight San Diego. Thanks! Dolly De La Rosa-Kania:o) Proud Girl Scout Leader Troop 5009 Cheetahlicious All the Time email: FROM HONOR FLIGHT SAN DIEGO:We need letters please from all of our Scouts, families and the community for the "Mail Call" that will take place on this October's upcoming Honor Flight. Our country's heroes are transported from San Diego to Washington DC to visit their memorials at no cost to the veterans, with priority given to WWII survivors and terminally ill veterans.  During the flight, each veteran receives a package of letters written by individuals, such as yourselves, thanking them for their incredible service to our nation.   Once again, Girl Scouts will help facilitate the collection of letters and cards, and we hope to include items from ALL of our GirlScouts and families! We need hundreds of letters & cards to be written!  Younger children can draw flags or color a pre-made printed thank you card.  Older children and adults can write a general letter that begins, "Dear WWII Veteran", then thank the veteran for their service to our country.  Younger children/scouts should only include a first name and a Troop # if applicable, unless a parent/guardian gives permission to include a full name. Please be creative and please be mindful that the letters will bring both smiles and tears, as the "Honor Flight Mail Call" is a very emotional part of the journey to Washington DC.    Please take a moment to watch this video and share it with others: 

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Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Scout Night!

ringling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is proud to present LEGENDS! For the first time in circus history, myth and majesty will share the arena during this must-see family event that can only be witnessed at The Greatest Show on Earth! Scout Night is Friday, August 8 – Evening Show Ticket Includes: 4:45 pm Pre-Show Animal Care Scout Clinic (Animal Demo’s, Animal Care, explain training, Q & A – meets some requirements of pet/animal badges), All Access Pre-show, Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Show and Patch! Come 90 Minutes early to visit the Animal Open House and 1 hour early for the All Access Pre-Show. FREE with your Ticket purchase! Learn More About the Circus Scout Night is Friday, August 8 @ 7pm. $16.50 per ticket.  Download Circus Flyer More Upcoming Shows

  • Disney Live – Mickey’s Music Festival Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story in Disney Live! Mickey’s Music FestivalDisney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more!  The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family!  You can’t resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters!  Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin’ memories to last a lifetime.
  • Disney on Ice – Worlds of Fantasy – Oct 1-5

    Come experience a magical Disney fantasy on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy.  Thrill  to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar's Cars race across the ice. Dive into The Little Mermaid's enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within! The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever! From wheels to waves, playtime to pixie dust, your family's favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.

  • Lakers vs Nugget PreSeason Basketball – October 6
  • Walking with Dinosaurs – November 26-30 Come witness 15 roaring and snarling dinosaurs roam Valley View Casino Center just as they did 200 million years ago! The show depicts the dinosaurs' evolution spanning their entire reign.  The history of the world is played out with almost cinematic realism, including the scenes of daily interactions between dinosaurs.

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Creek to Bay Cleanup!

Creek to Bay Clean Up- Rice Canyon Apr 26 2014 Creek to Bay Clean Up- Rice Canyon Apr 26 2014

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California Dreamin' Camporee in Northern California 2015

Ever dreamed of camping with 100's of your new best friends? Is your troop ready for an adventure? Want to make memories and friends to last a life time? Want to be part of the Girls Scouts of Northern California third international camporee? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Preliminary planning is going great and registration is opening October 1, 2013.! Early registration will be open until April 2014 and is offered at a reduced rate of $350 per participant. A $100 deposit per participant is due at time of registration.


7 days Sunday to Sunday - July 26 - August 2, 2015

If you are in the 4th grade now you will be old enough to attend the Camporee in 2015!


Registration opens Oct 1, 2013!!

Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds Pleasanton, California
What: A fantastic camping experience with other Girl Scouts from around the country and, from around the world!
Who: Patrols of Girl Scouts, Girl Guides, adult advisors and adult volunteers Girls must be 11-18 years of age or entering 6th through 12th grades
Cost: Early Registration: $350 per person (Oct'13 - Apr'14)Registration: $375 per person (Apr'14 - Dec'14)Late Registration: $400 (Jan'15 - Mar'15)
  California Dreaming Camporee Website

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Girl Scout Community Partners Expo


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Exploring India!

India 2013-14 1416Attention Troop Leaders! Looking for a fun and interactive way to teach your troop about another country’s culture and a Girl Scout World Center? Look no further!

What:  Learn about India and Sangam World Center through an interactive workshop! India 2013-14 864Who:  Girl Scout troops from Daisies to Ambassadors. Why:   I recently returned from a destinations trip to incredible India, where I visited the Sangam, one of the four Girl Scout World Centers. I would love to share my experience with my sister Girl Scouts! Invite me to your troop meeting to participate in a fun, interactive evening of Bollywood Dancing, sampling Indian treats, trying on a sari, hearing my stories about Indian culture, and learning about Sangam! India 2013-14 1310Cost: $10 per girl will go towards the cost of my trip. *A portion of the proceeds will go to the Juliette Lowe Friendship Fund* Contact Cristina Amaral at or (619) 850-3393 to set up a date for me to come to your meeting. [Cristina is a Sunnytrails Senior Girl Scout with Troop 5063!]

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Upcoming Valley View Casino Events for Sunnytrails Girl Scouts

STARS ON ICE Girl Scout Family Night - Friday, May 9 @ 7:30pm. America’s top Olympic medal contenders from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi headline this season’s all-new Stars on Ice Tour, and you can see them perform on home ice! Get your tickets now to experience the passion and relive the spirit of the U.S. Figure Skating Team as they celebrate their performances from the 2014 Winter Games! How to register: Mail in Order form or if purchasing 10 or more tickets contact Group Sales. For individual tickets you can either Buy online at with promo code: SCOUTS or mail in the order form with a check. If you ordered your tickets online contact Group Sales to receive your patches. Children under 2 years are free. Order Deadline: May 6


Family (All)


May 9, 2014 @ 7:30pm


Valley View Casino Center (formerly San Diego Sports Arena)


$15 - End Loge & Terrace (reg. $29)$39 – End Lower Level and Side Loge (reg. $49)Parking Fee: $20 per car


Group Sales at (619) 308-4311


Free patch for scouts

Order Form:

Stars on Ice Discount Order Form (no per ticket charge)


Buy online at with promo code: SCOUTS (fees apply per ticket)
Flyers available for download in pdf and doc versions here: GS_STARS ON ICE SOI_14_GS REVISED


Chula Vista troops 94, 6056, 5955 and 6059, along with GSSD board member Denise Scott, presented Girl Scout cookies to the Harlem Globetrotters at Valley View Casino Center.

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Girl Scout Family Night Friday, February 14 @ 7pm

How to register: Mail in Order form or if purchasing 10+ tickets call Group Sales. For individual tickets you can Buy Online at with promo code: SCOUT or mail in order form with a check.

Contact Group Sales to receive your patches if you ordered your tickets online. Children under 2 years are free. Order Deadline: Feb 10th



Family (All)

Other Show Dates/Times:

$17 – Terrace (reg. $22)$20 – End LL/Loge/Center Terrace (reg. $26)$29 – Corner Loge (reg. $36)$41 – Center Loge/End Risers (reg. $51) Parking: $20 cars


Valley View Casino Center (formerly San Diego Sports Arena)


see above for price per date


Group Sales at (619) 308-4311

Order Form

Girl Scout Harlem Globetrotter Discount Order Form (no per ticket charge)

Buy Online with promo code: SCOUT (Additional fees apply per ticket)


FREE PATCH for Scouts
flyers available for download in pdf and doc versions here: Harlem_14_GS Harlem_14_GS_CC

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Rice Canyon Clean Up January 18th

Rice Canyon Clean Up Day Jan 18 2014   Download flyer here: Rice Canyon Clean Up Day Jan 18 2014

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Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

MLK_collageSunnytrails service unit and Alpha Phi Alpha Zeta Sigma Lambda invites you to participate in the 33rd annual  Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Sunday, January 19, 2014 @ 2pm

Bring your bells and let your “FREEDOM” ring

Fee is $ 5.00 Per Registered Girl Scout

Included are the parade entrance, patch, water, and snack

*Parade begins on Grape St. and ends on Harbor Drive* (Embarcadero Area)


*Approximate line up time will be 12pm*

Limited to first 200 girls, sign up early! We ask that all troops march with safety wise adults only. Deadline for sign-ups is 01/10/2014

*Details for meeting place and time will be sent via e-mail a week prior to event* Questions? Contact Dovanah Jordan at Registration flyer and parade route download here: MLK Parade 1

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Lifeguard & Water Safety Training Classes Offered

Girl Scouts need a lifeguard present for any water activities, including backyard swim parties! Maybe you have a parent in your troop who would be interested in getting Lifeguard trained so that you'll have a built in guard. We'll need some lifeguards at our encampment this May at Camp Winacka too! There is a wonderful pool and NEW this year is a big beautiful lake where we can fish, boat and do activities up at camp...but we'll need lifeguards. Please get trained so you can help out!

Chula Vista Aquatics is offering two American Red Cross courses during the winter school break at the Loma Verde Aquatic Center (1420 Loma Lane). Classes are scheduled so that participants can sign up for both if desired. Registration for both classes can be completed on line at (keyword "lifeguard") or in person at the Loma Verde Aquatic Center. Lifeguard Training is designed to teach potential lifeguards the skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Water Safety Instructor class will train swim instructor candidates to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program.

Address/Location Chula Vista Recreation 276 4th Ave Chula Vista, CA 91910 This class will teach potential lifeguards the skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies, providing the minimum certifications for employment with the City of Chula Vista as a Lifeguard I. Students that pass this class will receive the following American Red Cross certifications: Lifeguard Training and First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Title 22: First Aid for Public Safety Personnel. Classes will be held at the Loma Verde Family Aquatic Center, 1420 Loma Lane. The following are the class dates and times: Saturday December 21, 8 - 5pm Monday December 23, 1 - 5pm Thursday December 26, 1 - 5pm Friday December 27, 1 - 5pm Monday December 30, 1 - 5pm Tuesday December 31, 1 - 5pm Thursday January 2, 1 - 5pm Friday January 3, 1 - 5pm Monday January 6, 8 - 5pm Tuesday January 7, 8 - 5pm Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory.  NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE NOTE: This class requires a certain level of physical fitness and swimming ability. NO REFUNDS/CREDITS: Registration fee of $120 is not refundable. Fees will not be refunded, transferred or credited. Participants that do not pass pre-course testing are eligible for a $75.00 credit. Students may be asked to leave for various reasons, including but not limited to: tardy attendance, absence, not completing homework, failing practice skills, not demonstrating maturity/responsibility. These students will not receive a refund. PREREQUISITES: The following skills will be evaluated on the first day of class. The prerequisite testing consists of: 1. Proof of 15 years of age by last day of class (January 7, 2014). 2. Swim 300 yards continuously using crawl stroke and breaststroke. 3. Swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 pound brick from a depth of 10 feet, return to the starting point and exit the pool within 1 minute and 40 seconds. 4. Tread water for two minutes (legs only) For further information on skills testing contact the Lifeguard Instructor, Eric Bonney 619-409-1987 ADDITIONAL FEES: The additional costs apply to this course: Additional costs apply to this course: $50 for Red Cross certification fees and materials (due after pretesting). Cash or check made payable to the City of Chula Vista. *Textbook rental is included with the course fee It is required that students bring the following to all classes: Swim suit, goggles, towels, warm clothing, textbooks and materials.

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