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We've changed our name to Troop Edition, (formerly E-edition) and expanded  distribution to include our Girl Scout Troop Leaders. This weekly newsletter will continue to inform you of the many exciting programs and events offered throughout the Council. We hope you enjoy receiving Troop Edition. Past issues are available on our Council's website

Troop Edition includes many opportunities offered by outside vendors. The Council has not inspected these programs or vendors, and there are no Council representatives at these events.


DC Step Show Team Registration Is Now Open!



Who: All Girl Scouts
When: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 11am - 3pm
  Where: Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC  

If your troop is interested in showing off its stepping skills, make sure to sign up to perform in the Council's DC Step Showcase. All of the members of your team must be registered members of GSCNC, and routines should be appropriate for a family event. This community event is open to current Girl Scouts and friends and family.

How: Click here to register your team.  For more information including videos of stepping and performance guidelines, click here.    



Want to see more?  Check out a performance from a Past GSCNC DC Step Showcase: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lkQSqXdlek  

Girl Scout Troop 4484 - DC StepShowcase 2010 
Girl Scout Troop 4484 - DC StepShowcase 
  Multiple Levels


My Family Story with the DAR Museum


Who: Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors


When: November - May, select Saturdays and Weekdays

Where: DAR Museum
  1776 D Street NW  Washington, DC 20006


Explore your family story by researching your name and learning about youe family traditions.  Share your story by making a family tree and crest and through storytelling.  Fulfills badge requirements for new My Family Story Girl Scout Brownie program and 3 requirements for old "My Heritage" Girl Scout Junior Program.  5 girls minimum - 15 girls maximum.


Fees: $10 Includes supplies, DAR Museum patches, and Program badge


To Register: Call 202-879-3240 OR email museum@dar.org at least two weeks in advance





Nutcracker and Mini-Nut Meet and Greet by the Maryland Youth Ballet


Who:  Girl Scouts of all ages


When:  The Nutcracker December 23rd and 27th at 1pm

The Mini-Nut December 7th and 8th at 12pm



The Nutcracker

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center

Montgomery College Rockville Campus

51 Mannakee St.

Rockville, MD 20850


The Mini-Nut

Cultural Arts Center Montgomery College Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus

7995 Georgia Ave.

Silver Spring, MD 20910


This holiday season, join MYB for a performance of The Nutcracker or The Mini-Nut and stay after to participate in a meet & greet with the dancers. Following the performance, Girl Scouts are invited to talk with the dancers, take pictures and work towards earning their Nutcracker Patch.



The Nutcracker $20-$25

The Mini Nut $15 per girl $18 per adult


Register: 301-608-2232 or info@marylandyouthballet.org 


Website:  www.marylandyouthballet.org 




Metropolitan Ballet Theatre- The Nutcracker Patch


Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: Saturday December 7, 2013 and Saturday December 14, 2013


Where: Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College

51 Mannakee St.

Rockville, Maryland


Join the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre at its performances of The Nutcracker. Enjoy the full-length, traditional staging of this family holiday classic and stay after the performances to meet the dancers, see what goes on behind the curtain, and learn all you need to know to earn your Nutcracker Patch. Great for all levels!


Fees: Special group rates available. Post-performance "Patch chat" is free.


To register: Call MBT for registration and ticket information at 301-762-1757.


For more information please visit:  http://www.mbtdance.org/ or call 301-762-1757 or email contact@mbtdance.org  







Russian Winter Festival with Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens


Who: All Girl Scouts


When: December 14th and 15th, 2013


Where: Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens


Join us as we take inspiration from Russian celebrations of the festive winter season.  Meet Grandfather Frost, Russia's Santa Claus, and his granddaughter, the Snow Maiden.  Create and wear your own kokoshnik (lady's headdress) or Russian gentleman's winter hat.  Enjoy lively music and listen to enchanting winter tales from Russia


Fees: Tickets $5-$18


How to register: Tickets can be purchased on website or by calling 202 686 5807


Website:    www.hillwoodmuseum.org  




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Volunteer at the Environmental Leadership Institute for Council Hours


Who: Girl Scout Seniors and Girl Scout Ambassadors


Where: Camp Potomac Woods, Lucketts, VA


When: Saturday, October 26th, 2013; 8:00 am-5:30pm


What: In partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton and the US Forest Service, GSCNC is hosting the fourth annual Environmental Leadership Institute!  Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are needed to help with serving lunch, general logistics, check-in, etc. Lunch will be provided to volunteers.


How:  Please contact Elyse Roland at eroland@gscnc.org or 202-274-3310. 




Chocolate and Tea Tasting for Girl Scouts at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden


Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors


Where: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

1644 31st St NW

Washington, DC 20007


Sample 18th century period teas and chocolates at a festive holiday tea! Costumed interpreters lead participants in an informative and engaging presentation on the history of tea and chocolate. After the tea, take a tour of the historic mansion festively decorated for the holidays. This program has been created for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors.


Fees: Museum members: $20; Non-members: $25


How to register: visit our website at www.tudorplace.org or contact Alexis Miller at amiller@tudorplace.org or 202.965.0400


For more information visit:  www.tudorplace.org




Cool Spaces for Creative Girls at the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden


Who: Girl Scout Teens


Where: Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (contingent upon the federal government reopening)


When: On-going


What: The ARTLAB+ program is a free afterschool program where teens can socialize with friends; explore digital media and technical tools; and take workshops to develop their interests and skills. Mentors encourage teens to explore their own interests, create their own learning trajectories, and foster their own values. ARTLAB+ strives to be a radically inclusive space, where teens can learn from each other's differences in a welcoming and safe environment. Do you HOMAGO (hanging out, messing around and geeking out)? Find out more here.   



  Girl Scout Destination trip in summer 2012

2014 Destinations!



Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, & Ambassadors 



Various locations across the country and world 



Application deadline to GSCNC is Friday, November 15th by 5pm 


Got the travel bug? You're in the right place! Girl Scout destinations are travel experiences that range from two days to three weeks for Cadettes and older, can whisk you to the far corners of the world where you will meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities to take action.


How: Click here to learn more or to apply: http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/take-a-trip/destinations/.  As a reminder, part of the application process is to submit your application to GSCNC by November 15th! 




Boo Law Girl Scout Scholarship at Montgomery College


Who: Girl Scouts/Former Girl Scouts attending Montgomery College


When: Deadline to apply for Spring Semester is January 14, 2014


Where: Montgomery College in Rockville, MD


What: Dedicated Girl Scout volunteer, Boo Law, established the Boo Law Girl Scout Scholarship at Montgomery College.



The scholarship is available to a Girl Scout or former Girl Scout who is a US citizen, has been an active Girl Scout for at least 5 years, demonstrates financial need, in academic good standing, and currently lives in Montgomery County or was a resident of the county during the time she was a Girl Scout.   
How: Click here for more information.  For questions, contact Patricia Lopez, Montgomery College Scholarship Director, at patricia.lopez@montgomerycollge.edu



STEM Career and College Conference with the Tiger Woods Foundation


Who: Girl Scouts 7th-12th Grade


When: Saturday November 2nd, 2013 8:30am-2:00pm


Where: McKinley Technology High School


Interested in STEM? Join the Tiger Woods Foundation at our STEM Career Conference and learn more about various industries in these fields and discover possible career paths! The TWF Career and College Conference focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) will be a half-day of hands-on specialized instruction, offering a range of career and college preparation workshops for middle and high school students, their parents and educators.


Workshops Include:

  • Only in FX: An Introduction to Sound Effects
  • Exploring Chemical Reactions
  • CHEMISTRY: Make Your Own Shampoo!
  • Parents' Guide to Paying for College
  • STEM Careers and the College Search




Register:  www.twfstem.eventbrite.com 


Website:  www.tigerwoodsfoundation.org 


 Dine-Around Series


Are you working toward your Gold Award? Have you already earned your
Gold Award? If so, we'd love to have you join us for one of our Dine-Arounds this season. 
What's a Dine-Around? Dine-Arounds are informal dinners, brunches, teas or other events that are hosted by Women's Advisory Board members at their homes or businesses.  They are a unique chance to gain insight from successful women and will prove to be an amazing networking session.
Please note there is no cost to attend a Dine-Around.  


Brunch with Ris Lacoste

When: Sunday, October 27, 2013 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.  

Where: Washington, D.C.

Enjoy brunch at Ris Restaurant hosted by Chef and Owner Ris Lacoste.  




Zoo Hike-Around:

When: Saturday, November 16, 2013 | 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Where: Washington, D.C.

A hike to the National Zoo & lunch hosted by Betsy Lewis, Cooley LLP, Stephanie Tsacoumis, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Margie Siegel, Advisor to Foundations.

To register: send the following information to dinearounds@gscnc.org



Troop #
Senior or Ambassador
Girl and Parent Email Address
Cell Phone Contact  # 
Dine-Arounds are added regularly so check back on this page often.
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