Rancho Bernardo Service Unit 686


Summer 2015 Reading Earned Patch  
Girl Scouts of Rancho Bernardo Service Unit  
June 12 - August 31

Listed below are the requirements to participate in the Girl Scouts of Rancho Bernardo Service Unit’s Summer 2015 earned Patch program.  The earned patch is designed to encourage your Girl Scout to read.  
Patches will be ordered in early September  and will be available for pick up by the October Service Unit Meeting.   Requirements:  
1. If you don’t have one already, research how to get a library card and get one.  
2. Read at least 10 books that meet the following criteria  a) The books chosen must come from at least 5 different genres of literature b) At your lexile level  (If you attend a PUSD school, your maps testing gives your lexile score. Also, see ​www.lexile.com​ for a list of books in your lexile range.)    Note: ​ For Daisies and Brownies -- 100 pages counts as a book             For a Junior and above – 200 pages counts as a book  Therefore:  If a Junior reads ​Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ​ , 432 pages, it can count as two books.  If a Daisy reads a Magic Tree House book that has 72 pages, it counts as one book. 
3. Donate at least one new or GENTLY used book to the RBSU to be provided to children at the Indian Reservation’s afterschool program.   
 Some genres of Literature:   1. Biography or autobiography of a woman 2. Realistic Fiction with a female character 3. Mystery/Suspense 4. Folk Tales or Fairy Tales 5. Non-Fiction/informational 6. Traditional Literature 7. Historical Fiction 8. Fantasy 9. Science Fiction 10. Poetry or rhyming  
Girls ​ : ​  Please report to your leader, if you completed the patch program. Leaders ​ : ​  To order patches, send a check made out to RBSU by September 5​ th​ to Sunny Jerome at 11303 Grassy Trail Drive, San Diego, CA  92127 with the troop number in the memo line.  The patches are $3 each. Want more information?  Click Here  


Service Unit Level Awards & 
Recognitions Dinner

It is still not too late to RSVP to attend the Recognitions Dinner. Email  Julie Purdy at julie@fmkeeper.com  





Bronze Award for Troop 8227

Troop 8227 has been working hard on their Bronze Award project, an awareness campaign about the Monarch School and a sock and underwear drive to benefit the children at the school.  The Monarch school is a school for homeless children in downtown San Diego.  Please see the video that the troop made and/or the PowerPoint presentation that the troop made to educate others about the Monarch school. 
 




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Elena Crespo of 8343 is SD San Diego's Cool Girl for 2015

The "Cool Girl" and "Cool Women" were honored on April 14, 2015 at the Del Mar County Club. 



Troop 8175 Visits Illumina, Inc.

8th Grade Cadette troop 8175 had the opportunity to visit Illumina, Inc.  We toured the facility and learned all about DNA and genetic sequencing.  We had the opportunity to extract our own DNA and view some amazing technology.  Two of the employees we met were previous girl scouts themselves and were eager to tell us about their careers.   One went on to pursue degrees in chemistry while the other focused on engineering.  Overall, it was a fascinating tour and we all enjoyed it!






Troop 8771 Earns Old Town Fun Patch
On March, 7, 2015 Troop 8771 participated in a docent led tour of Old Town State Historic Park to earn their Old Town Fun Patch.




Wondering what paperwork is required?  

Paperwork?!!?? When is it needed and where do I send it?

Permission Forms now go to Pauline Tetlow (pauline.tetlow@gmail.com ), our new co-Activity Consultant.

These are needed any time you meet outside of your normal location and /or time. Any field trips, walk to the park, meeting at another adult's house, etc. need a permission slip. Pauline just needs to see the top portion filled out and will help you make any corrections needed. Once you do a couple it gets really easy.

A week in advance is helpful.

Activity Approval Forms are still sent to Anita Cheesman (barkingatnothing@gmail.com). 

AA forms are needed in a few situations. 1) anytime you travel outside of council boundaries (leave San Diego or Imperial County), so Disneyland would need an AA form since it's in Orange County. 2) When you do an overnight sleepover or camping trip, even if it's in town and/or indoors. 3) for any high risk activity. If you are not sure which qualify you can always email Anita for clarification or look at the awesome matrix attached.

AA forms need to be sent a month in advance since insurance and other paperwork might be needed from the vendor and can take time to get in order. It's best to submit your paperwork before putting down any deposits so you don't lose your money if an activity is not approved.

The forms look intimidating but they become very easy after a few times and Pauline and Anita are there to help you fill them out if you get stuck. Having these forms filled out and approved helps to cover you as a leader if something unexpected happens so it's in your best interest to get those turned in.



Gold Award Project by Elena Crespo


Elena Crespo, Troop 8343, traveled to the Hospital Infantil De Las Californias in Tijuana on November 15, 2014 as part of a group
 of 50 volunteers to work with Cerebral Palsy patients. Most of the volunteers were speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. Elena became involved when she donated wheel chairs, socks, and shoes to the program as part of her Gold Award.  She took three large bags of shoes donated this past week on this trip. This program is conducted four times per year. If you have used children’s tennis shoes to donate, please contact Elena at elena@letchildrenlearn.org.  





Troop 8235 Working on their Bronze Award 

Stone Ranch Troops 8235, 2193, 2197, 2095 and 8809 and 8797 (not pictured) got together to create beautiful Holiday Cards for our deployed Military Troops. The girls had fun making the cards and know they will make a soldier smile this Holiday 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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