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to the Sunnytrails Girl Scout Service Unit.  We are glad you found us.  Our Service Unit is south of San Diego, California, boundaries are Chula Vista and Bonita east of I-805, North of Main Street, and South of I-54.  We hope to be a source of information and communication to help you with local girl scout activities.  Here is the link to the San Diego Council Website.

On this site you will find news about events in our service unit, a special page just with Encampment information, an Activity Calendar, Contact Names for leaders within this Service Unit, and our Leaders Share discussion board as well as information about our different committees in the service unit.

You are invited to join other leaders and troop volunteers and parents of independent Girl Scouts in the area at our service unit meetings on the third Thursday of each month (except for December, June and July) at 7pm at the Elk’s Club in Chula Vista on Telegraph Canyon Road.
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Here at Sunnytrails we have three service unit managers on our leadership team!

Cathy Ecija

Cathy Ecija is the manager at the Daisy and Brownie levels. She can be reached at: managerdbr@gssunnytrails.com.

“My name is Cathy Ecija and I am Co-Troop Leader for Troop 6038. We are a multi-level troop with one Daisy, two Brownies, eight Cadettes, and one Senior. 2017-2018 will be our fifth year together. I have two middle school daughters who are in 7th and 8th grade, and son who is a freshmen in college. My husband and I have lived in the South Bay most of our lives. We graduated high school in the area and are both SDSU alumni. I am a Paralegal by trade and have worked in the industry for over 25 years. I worked in the private sector until after my daughters were born, then I decided I wanted to be home with my baby girls. When they were old enough to attend elementary school, I jumped back into the workforce and have been in the public sector for almost ten years now. I am excited to serve the Sunnytrails Service Unit as the Daisy/Brownie Service Unit Manager and looking forward to getting to know all of our amazing troop leaders and volunteers. If there is anything I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to reach out.”




Julie Wunderly

Julie Wunderly is our manager representing Juniors and Cadettes. You can email her at: managerJrCad@gssunnytrails.com











Liz Amaral

Liz Amaral is our Senior and Ambassador Manager. You can email Liz at: managerSrAmb@gssunnytrails.com.

Liz has been involved with the Sunny Trails Service Unit since 2004, when her oldest daughter, Cristina, joined as a Daisy. For more than a decade, she has witnessed and guided her daughters as they explore the various opportunities available through Girl Scouting. Both Cristina and her youngest daughter, Ana, have participated in cookie sales, nut sales, and the Destinations program. Through her work as a cookie mom, a chaperone for troop travel, and an advisor for her daughters in their scouting experiences, Liz has also personally grown from being a part of this organization- in fact, she fell in love with camping just a few years ago, when she went on a trip with Girl Scouts! A linguist fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, Liz currently works as a medical interpreter. Through her previous work with World Vision and The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, she has experience working with nonprofit organizations and human resource management in a unique, multicultural work environment. Raised in Chula Vista, Liz sees the value of the diversity found in this region, and hopes to help girls from this service unit to excel with the opportunities Girl Scouts has to offer. 

We look forward to helping you in any way we can. We are passionate about Girl Scouts and about helping you Discover, Connect and Take Action!

To add events to the website or to report broken links or issues with the website please contact our webmaster Debbie Lechner at website@gssunnytrails.com

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Sunnytrails Meeting Agenda

September Service Unit Meeting 2017

September Service Unit Meeting 2017

Here is the agenda from the service unit meeting in September 2017

Sunnytrails Service Unit Meeting Agenda

September 14, 2017- Led by Julie Wunderly

Meeting Begins:

Babysitting:  By Troop 6038, suggested donation of $3.00 per child

Flag Ceremony:  

Troop/Girl Announcements:

He – She Halloween Dance – Troop 5137 (Claudia Silva)

Dad/Daughter Build a Gingerbread House – Troop 5137 (Claudia Silva)

Songfest  – Troop 5109 (Angela Lutz)

Brownie Science Workshop – Troop 5109 (Angela Lutz) (more…)

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