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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.


 2014 Girl Scout Art Contest

At Girl Scouts Nation's Capital, We are Family and we want to see what your Girl Scout family looks likes. Show us how your Troop, Service Unit, or Association bonds together like a family to create the best Girl Scout experience. Be creative, send your drawing, painting, photo or graphic design and enter the We are Family Girl Scout Art Contest.


Maybe it's an image of your troop, or show us how your family is involved-maybe your mom leads your troop meetings, your dad drives you to Girl Scout meetings and trips, or does Grandma help with Cookie Booths?


We want to see your Girl Scout Family in action though art- paint, draw, graphic design or photography. Be creative!


Selected art will be on exhibit at Girl Scout events and displayed at the Pepco Gallery during Girl Scout Week, March 10-14.


Deadline: Friday January 3, 2014



-Contest is only open to registered Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital girl members. 
-You can submit as an individual or troop. 
-Label your artwork with the artist's name, age, city, state, Service Unit, Troop Number, email, phone number and Troop Leader's information. 
-Your artwork must be no larger than 24 in. x 18 in. 
-Finalists will be notified that they made the top 10. 
- All artwork becomes the property of Girl Scouts Nation's Capital. 

-Artwork will be judged on creativity, representation of " We are Family" with consideration of all Girl Scout levels.


Submit to: Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital 
4301 Connecticut Ave, NW M-2 
Washington, DC 20008 

Attn: PR Department


For more information please contact Breauna Johnson at Bjohnson@gscnc.org with the subject line Girl Scout Art Contest 2014.  

  Multiple Levels


Encore Theatrical Arts Project Presents Switching Christmas


Who: All Girl Scouts


When: December 13th- 8pm

December 14th- 12pm, 4pm, 8pm

December 15th- 12pm, 4pm

December 20th- 8pm

December 21st- 12pm, 4pm, 8pm

December 22nd- 12pm, 4pm


Where: Richard J Ernst Theatre

833 Little River Trnpk

NOVA Campus,

Annandale 22003


When a precocious young girl meets a perky and playful elf, all kinds of chaos ensue as New Yorkers and North Pole elves alike race to put everything back as it belongs before Santa's late night flight! "Switching Christmas"... a toe tapping Broadway style musical for all audiences and all ages!


Special Girl Scout program includes: A walk-on role for entire troop opportunity; discounted tickets; behind-the-scenes tour (1 hour before show); meet the cast; intermission snack; and pre-seating in theatre.


Cost: $18 per person.  TIckets go on sale October 1st


To register: Go to www.encore-tap.org or call 703-222-5511


For more information visit: http://www.encore-tap.org/tickets/scout-info/ 


Victorian Greeting Card Workshops at the Clara Barton National Historic Site
Who: Girl Scouts of All Levels Victorian Greeting Card Workshop
When:  Nov. 16, 2013; Nov. 17, 2013; Nov. 23, 2013; Nov. 24, 2013:11:30 am; 1:30 pm; 3:00 pm. "Call to schedule."
Where:  5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, Maryland  20812   
Clara Barton is an excellent role model for young girls.  These workshops are a fun and exciting way to learn about her role in American history.  Combine the workshop with a free tour of Clara Barton's home.  Experience how she lived and worked as president of the American Red Cross, then dress up in the period dress of her times, be photographed, and craft a holiday card in the style of her Christmas cards.  Clara Barton did not decorate the house for the holidays, but she sent hundreds of cards during the season.  Period costumes for adult leaders and boys as well.  Participants keep their card and receive a digital file of their photographs.  Fun for all, but reservations required. 
Fee:  Free
Register:  Call 301-320-1410
Website:  www.nps.gov/clba
Wonders of Water Journey Workshop

Who: Girl Scout Brownies Wonders of Water


When: November 9th, 2013, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Camp Potomac Woods, Lucketts, VA  

Girls will learn to love, save and share water while working on parts of the Wonders of Water Journey!

After the workshop the girls will take home a resource that will help them complete the Journey with their troop.  

Troops should register a first aider and meet the girl/adult ratio in Volunteer Essentials. Registration costs include materials, snack and the WOW! Wonders of Water Journey Awards.


Fee:  $17/girl $3/adult


Register: Visit our registration page here.


Contact: For questions about the workshop, please email Elyse Roland at eroland@gscnc.org



Girl Scout Brownie Financial Literacy Workshop

Who: Girl Scout Brownies  Capital One Financial Fitness Challenge


When: November 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am

Where: Camp Potomac Woods, Lucketts, VA  


Girl Scout Brownies will be working on the Money Manager badge and the Philanthropist badge!


Troops should register a first aider and meet the girl/adult ratio in Volunteer Essentials. Registration costs include materials, snack and the badges. 


Fee:  $17/girl $3/adult


Register: Visit our registration page here. 


Contact: For questions about the workshop, please email Elyse Roland at eroland@gscnc.org



Junior Get Moving at the Philadelphia Zoo

Who:  Girl Scout JuniorsPhiladelphia Zoo


When:  January 25, 2014


Where: Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia, PA


What: Get Moving (Energize and Investigate Awards)

Through hands-on games, learn how animals are affected by climate change and how we can help to save them! Become an energy detective and learn how to do an energy audit at home.


Other dates and topics are available for groups of 15 or more.  Call for availability and additional details.  The Zoo can help with ideas for a Take Action Project.


Fee:  Call for details 


Register: 215-243-5353 


Website: www.philadelphiazoo.org



Historic Trail Patch at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon


Who:  Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: Year Round


Where: George Washington's Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Alexandria, VA 22121


Girl Scouts can earn a special patch during their visit to Mount Vernon. Pick up a booklet at the Guest Services desk to complete the tasks to earn the Mount Vernon Historic Trail Patch. Patches can be purchased for $3.50 at The Shops at Mount Vernon.


Admission rates: $17 adults; $8 youth ages 6-11; Free for ages 5 and under.  Patch is an additional $3.50


To Purchase Tickets: http://www.mountvernon.org/tickets




The Monkey Grove at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

Who: Girl Scout Juniors and up

When: The Monkey Grove is available all season!

Where: Sandy Spring, MD

Adventure Park Introducing our Newest Addition for 2013-2014-The Monkey Grove! Ideal for groups, the entire Monkey Grove area and can be rented for your Girl Scouts' exclusive use. It's the perfect space for your troop's next outdoor adventure!

Who needs a wall, when you can climb a tree? The Monkey Grove is its own section of the park and consists of 10 tree-climbs, offering different levels of challenge for climbers of all ages and abilities.


FeesThe Monkey Grove is available for private rental as either a half grove (up to 12 climbers) or a full grove (up to 24 climbers) rental. Call for pricing!

Climbers may include scouts/adults/siblings/Tagalongs!

Patches available $2 each; may be included with group reservations


Contact: info@sandyspringtrees.org OR call 240-389-4386 to schedule your visit today! Limited reservation spots available--book early!


Website: www.sandyspringadventurepark.org 



Maryland Science Center Camp-In


Who: Girl Scout Brownies (3rd grade only) and Juniors


When:  Friday and Saturday nights, January-May, specific nights for Girl Scouts: Friday Feb 7, Saturday Feb 22, Friday Feb 28, Saturday Mar 1, Friday Mar 7, Saturday Mar 15, Friday Mar 21, Saturday Mar 22, Saturday Mar 29, Friday Apr 4, Friday Apr 11, Saturday Apr 12, Friday Apr 25, Saturday Apr 26, Friday May 2, Saturday May 3, Friday May 9, Saturday May 10, Friday May 16, Saturday May 17


Where: Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Balitmore, MD


Camp-In is a program for Girl Scout Juniors and Girl Scout third-grade bridging Brownies.  Camp-In combines an indoor, overnight adventure with exciting, interactive science education. Camp-In includes IMAX and Planetarium shows, three hands-on science workshops, time to explore many of the museum's interactive exhibits, and limited time to shop in the store. Camp-In also includes an evening snack, a light breakfast, and a participation patch. Check-In begins at 5:15 PM and the program ends after IMAX in the morning at 9:00 AM.


Fees: $42 per person

To Register: Once registration opens in mid-September, registration forms can be downloaded from website.   


Contact: You can contact the Camp-In Programs Supervisor year-round if you have questions about Camp-In or to receive registration forms and other information. 



Nutcracker Ballet- Experience the Magic with Classical Ballet Theatre


Who: Girl Scouts of all agesNutCracker Ballet


When: Saturday November 30th, 2013 and Sunday, December 1, 2013


Where: Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater,

             Northern Virginia Community College


Experience the magic of The Nutcracker!  This holiday classic includes stunning costumes and beautiful choreography, and it highlights some of the best pre-professional, classical ballet talent in our area.  Telephone (703) 471-0750 to receive discounted Nutcracker performance tickets and to schedule a special backstage tour!


Cost: Girl Scouts, their leaders, and other chaperones receive a special discount!  Please see registration information below.


To register:   Performances and Backstage Tours:  For discounted Nutcracker ballet tickets, please contact Kim Brummett, Director of Administration, at (703) 471-0750 for the password to use when reserving seats on-line at http://www.cbtnva.org/nutcracker and to schedule a special backstage tour. 


Website: Please visit http://www.cbtnva.org/  for more information.



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 



Want more in-depth information about Teen programming in the Nation's Capital?  Click here to sign up to receive teen-edition, the weekly 
e-newsletter for all things Teen: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/teenedition.  

2014 Destinations!

Girl Scout Destination trip in summer 2012  


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! 



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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