Rancho Bernardo Service Unit 686

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Encampment is Coming Up!

Encampment will take place at Balboa from Friday Feb 27th to Sunday March 1st, 2015 with both cabin and tent camping options.  Troops can opt to camp for either Friday or Saturday or come up just of the Saturday activities.  Please email julie@fmkeeper.com for more information.  


GS Ways Badge Workshop 
Elena Crespo as part of her gold award ran a GS Ways Badge workshop and was joined by girls from troops 2193, 2026, 2017, 2033, 8790, 2061, 2033 and 2062. The girls made ornaments for Meals and Wheels as well as learning about Girl Scout traditions.  Proceeds were used to purchase special lights for a school computer lab in Panama.

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 Season.

4th Annual Stone Ranch Pool Party

Junior Troop 8235 hosted the 4th Annual Stone Ranch Pool Party on Aug 23rd. It was a 'cool' way for the school's Girl Scouts to start the new school year off!

(Pictured Karen, Olivia, Emily, Cassidy, Eleni, Ava, Riley)