Urban Campout

Scripps Ranch residents Katie and Dan Sullivan recently helped underwrite the 18th Annual Urban Campout: Island Treasures, a fundraiser for Girl Scouts San Diego (GSSD) held at the organization’s Balboa Campus. They weren’t the only locals to show their support for the organization; other Scripps Ranch guests included Ann Mitchell, Cristanne Leitner, Dave Schlundt, GSSD Board Member Suzanne Schlundt, Dorothy and Andy Gallagher, Kelly and Dave Ball, Mark Loftus, Merle and Mitchell Brodie, Michelle Wakefield, and Steve Coles. Councilman Todd Gloria participated in the program, and San Diego Police Chief Shelly Zimmerman, who serves on the GSSD board of directors, stopped by to give a performance on the bongo drums during the auction.

Participants reveled in tropical attire, enjoying games, auctions, a gourmet meal, and island tunes by The Heroes. They also, of course, made s’mores around the campfire. The event raised $385,000 to help make Girl Scouts available to girls across the county. Some of the proceeds will go towards a new cabin at GSSD’s Balboa Campus.


Urban Campout was co-chaired by Karen Benito and Denise Scott, along with honorary co-chairs Taylor Baldwin and Elizabeth Dewberry. The remaining event underwriters were Anthony and Sara Napoli, Blankinship & Foster, Cubic, Dorothy and Andy Gallagher, Mission Federal Credit Union, Nadine and Carlo Daleo, Patti Roscoe and Jim Tiffany, and Sylvia and Tom Vecchione.

GSSD is already looking ahead to Urban Campout 2016, scheduled for Sept. 9 of next year. For information on how to sponsor or volunteer for the event contact Annie Revel at arevel@sdgirlscouts.org or 619-610-0807.