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Girl Scouts San Diego's Urban Campout fundraiser returns after three-year hiatus

SAN DIEGO – Girl Scouts San Diego (GSSD) will host its beloved fun fundraiser, Urban Campout: Adventures Await, at its Balboa Park Campus, Friday, Sept. 22. More than 400 guests will experience a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the outdoor fun and adventure of Girl Scouts – complete with archery and other games, plus gourmet fare, a silent and live auction, local spirits, dancing, costumes and more.

Urban Campout 2023: Adventures Await is made possible by support from event co-chairs and community volunteers, Janice Kurth, who is also a GSSD board member, and Maggie Watkins.

“This year’s theme speaks to the bright futures Girl Scouts have,” said Kurth and Watkins. “Many adventures await, and their experiences in Girl Scouting help them build leadership skills, independence, character, risk-taking and more, as they aim to navigate their lives with confidence.”

For more than a century, GSSD has prepared girls for a lifetime of leadership through its high-quality programming built on exploration, environmental appreciation and the unique sisterhood that is Girl Scouts. Thanks to generous donations, GSSD can provide financial assistance to campers in need, subsidize camp fees and maintain top-notch facilities in the region. All of this blazes trails for more girls to get outside and experience the magic of Girl Scouting.

“Girl Scout outdoor programs offer girls the chance to explore nature while connecting with their peers. They learn and grow as they discover interests and challenge themselves in a supportive environment,” said Carol Dedrich, CEO of Girl Scouts San Diego. “With backing from our supporters through events like Urban Campout, we gain much needed resources to empower these young leaders to lean into adventures with courage and compassion.”

At Urban Campout 2023: Adventures Await, guests will channel their own spirits of fearless explorers and jet-setting trailblazers as they come dressed in adventure-themed costumes, participate in outdoor activities, revel in childhood Girl Scout memories, become inspired by Girl Scout alum stories and support the next generation of leaders.

Event proceeds fund the boundless impact of Girl Scouting, which empowers girls to seek new adventures and tackle challenges, building within them the skills to become leaders of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Sponsors making Urban Campout 2023: Adventures Await possible include Barbara and David Groce, Qualcomm, Carole J. Larson and Southwest Airlines.

To purchase tickets or tables for Urban Campout 2023: Adventures Await or to explore sponsorship opportunities, visit

Submitted by Girl Scouts San Diego.


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