Girl Scouts’ Urban Campout
Five hundred San Diegans are back from a fantastic, warp-speed voyage to keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for more than 31,000 local girls. Urban Campout 2012: A Space Odyssey launched mid-September at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Qualcomm was presenting sponsor for Girl Scouts San Diego’s 15th annual “fun fundraiser for grown-ups,” which netted $300,000.
Partygoers in space-age and TGIF casual attire celebrated Girl Scouting’s 100th anniversary. They met NASA astronaut Sherwood “Woody” Spring, heard from Mayor Jerry Sanders, got Lost in Space with TV actress June Lockhart (who also starred in the Lassie series), danced to live music by Haute Chile, enjoyed a performance by the Girl Scouts San Diego Glee Chorus, and played flight simulator games.
Attendees included Encinitas resident Ben Hamson — Qualcomm’s vice president of staffing and the secretary of Girl Scouts’ local board of directors — and his wife, Brynn Hamson.