February 14, 2012
In This Issue
Art Contest
Camp Brochure
Youtube Contest
Featured Item
Multiple Levels
Rock the Mall Registration
For Teens
For Adults
Shop Information
Have You Entered? 
 art contest
Enter our Council's annual
Art Contest - your art could be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery or featured on
a limited edition Hard Rock Cafe pin!

youtube contest  
   Write your own song for
Girl Scouts Rock the Mall and you could perform on stage
on June 9!
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Girl Scout 100th Anniversary  

Art Contest


Deadline has been extended to February 25



Has your Girl Scout entered yet?

2012 Girl Scout Camp Brochure Greener than Ever  


 Day & Evening Camp
registration opened February 13


Available online now: 

click here to view

You will find all the information you need to select
from our Sleep Away and Day & Evening Camp
programs in the online brochure.


To jump start applying for summer camp be sure to visit  www.gscnc.org/Camp_registration.html to create or update an account for your camper.  


Sleep Away Camp registration opened January 24
and is first-come, first-serve.There are still many camp spots left. Check out the available camps here:   


Day & Evening Camp opened February 13
and is lottery or first-come, first-serve.


For more information visit www.gscnc.org/SummerCamps.html.


rock the mall

 Girl Scouts: write and record an original song about Girl Scouts and you could win a trip for you and a chaperone to Washington, DC to sing at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along on June 9.  Click here for more information.

Ready to enter K12 and Girl Scouts I Want to Rock the Mall? Upload your video response to the video below before April 20:



Featured Item


Boeing Forever Green  


Girl Scouts Forever Green Earth Hour

On March 31, 2012 at 8:30 p.m., Earth Hour will celebrate a worldwide commitment to ongoing change for the betterment of the one thing that unites us all - the planet. Earth Hour encourages individuals and families to turn off their lights for one hour to take a stand against climate change. This year Girl Scouts Forever Green challenges all Girl Scouts to participate in Earth Hour, showing that they too believe in a greener world and a better tomorrow. As with the plastic waste challenge, Girl Scouts will be able to let us know if they participated in Earth Hour through an online survey.  Let's work together as a council to show the rest of the world that GSCNC cares about green issues.


Click here for more information.


Girl Scouts Forever Green is sponsored by Boeing.




Multiple Levels  


Enter the Environmental Leadership Contest

and you could win a VIP experience at the

Girl Scouts Rock the Mall event in June 2012


Have you ever heard the phrase "Think globally, act locally?" When learning about environmental issues like erosion, climate change, and endangered wildlife, you might ask yourself: the problem is so big, what can I do to help? Well, the answer is: you can do a lot. There are so many small things that you can do in your local community that add up in a big way globally, from turning off the lights when you leave the room to using rechargeable batteries and reusable cups. With over 300 million people in the United States alone, imagine how big of an impact there would be if everyone committed to doing just one small thing to help the environment.


Click here to learn more about this exciting opportunity.


First Deadline:
March 9, 2012 - Take the Online Pledge

Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton.

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Tea with Martha Washington 

Who: Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes


When: February 26, 2012, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.


Where: Gadsby's Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


Ever wonder how the first First Lady entertained her guests?  Experience history with Martha Washington as she discusses 18th century tea customs as well as clothing of the period.  Includes tea, sweets, and a goody bag.


Fees: Girl $20 per girl, Adult $20 per adult, Tagalong $20 per person. Must be a group of 6 or more for this rate.  Smaller groups $25 per person.


To register: Contact Michele Longo at (703) 746-4739 or email: michele.longo@alexandriava.gov 



George Washington Gymnastics Team - Girl Scout Day

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: Saturday, March 3, 2012, 1:00 p.m.


Where: Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20052


Join The George Washington University Gymnastics Team as they host the University of Pittsburgh.  All Girl Scouts are invited to attend.


Fees: Group rate, $1 per ticket


Click here to register. 



Operation: Secret Slumber

Who: Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes


When: Saturday March 24, 2012, 7:00 p.m. - Sunday, March 25, 2012, 10:00 a.m.


Where: International Spy Museum 

800 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

The Museum doors have been locked for the night, but in the shadows a group of exclusive recruits stand ready to begin a night of top-secret KidSpy training. During the night, you will transform yourself through disguise, make and break secret codes, uncover important secrets, interrogate real spies, and hunt for a mole within your ranks. At the same time, the adults lurking nearby will be kept on their toes with their own super-clandestine mission. As day breaks, enemy agents will be exposed in a dramatic finale, KidSpy agents and adults will reclaim their "real" identities and this adventure-filled mission will be accomplished.


Fees: Girl: $115, Adult: $115, Tagalong: No tagalong
Includes exclusive overnight access to the spy museum and special missions, SPY patch, evening snack, breakfast, take-home goody bag, and admission to the Museum on Sunday. Bring a flashlight, sleeping bag, air mattress or pad, pillow, and sense of adventure. A discounted price of $105 will be given to groups who book for ten or more girls or adults.

To register: Contact educators@spymuseum.org. Please note that Operation Secret Slumber typically sells out a month in advance.



Harlem Globetrotters - Verizon Center  

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 1:00 p.m.


Where: Verizon Center
601 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004


On the heels of signing one of the most extraordinary rookie classes in team history, the Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2012 World Tour to the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. 

The outstanding rookies include Paul "Tiny" Sturgess, the world's tallest pro basketball player at 7-8, Jonte "Too Tall" Hall, the shortest Globetrotter ever at 5-2, and Fatima "TNT" Maddox of Temple University, the team's first female player since 1993 and ninth female in team history.


Fees: Regular pricing:  $36, $26, Scout pricing: $15.50, $15.50

Please Note - Troops are encouraged to purchase tickets in groups of 10 or more.  Troops who order at least 10 tickets will be given 2 complimentary tickets (for leaders)


To register: Please submit your order form to Jill Buxbaum:
Fax: 202-661-5068
Mail: Jill Buxbaum - Group Sales
601 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004



Spring Sing N Swing

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: March 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Where: Camp Winona
Hughesville, MD


Sing N Swing with the GSCNC Singalong Service and get ready to put the ZING into Rock the Mall. Take part in a fun afternoon of song to familiarize yourself with new and traditional Girl Scout tunes in preparation for the summer singalong. Participate in action songs and games with your Girl Scout sisters.


Fees: This program is free but you must register

To register: Visit gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/tabid/205/Default.aspx?pid=25 and enter keyword: Swing



Spring 2012 Core Camps


Adventure Core Camps at Camp May Flather

Horseback riding, climbing, challenge course and more

Grades 4-5: May 11-13

Grades 6-12: April 27-29
Register today.



Spring 2012 Activity Days


Climbing Days at Camp May Flather

Grades 4-12: April 21

Grades 4-12: May 5

Did you know? There is a climbing tower and natural rock wall at Camp May Flather. Bring your troop to Camp May Flather and try rock climbing. Trained instructors will be provided. Come out for the day or stay overnight at camp.
Register today. 




Girl Scouts Rock the Mall:
Registration Open!


Registration is open for Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along. Registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and patch.  


Click here to register 



For Teens  


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.


February/ March Dine-Around Opportunities


Let's Communicate Dine-Around


When: Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Where: Bethesda, MD


Advertising & PR dinner hosted by Debra Silimeo, Senior Vice President, Hager Sharp, and Linda Loranger, Senior Vice President & Director - Health Policy, Burness Communications


Beach Party Dine-Around


When: Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Where: Washington, DC


Beach Party Fiesta Dine-Around hosted by Diane Tipton, Principal, Security Storage Zone and Rose Cohen, Senior Banker, JP Morgan Private Bank.


Entertain Like A Rock Star Dine-Around


When: Thursday, March 22, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Where: Bethesda, MD


Entertain Like A Rock Star Dine-Around hosted by Susan Lacz, Principal & CEO, Ridgewells Catering.


Dine-Arounds are added regularly so check back often: www.gscnc.org/dine_arounds.html


To register: email dinearounds@gscnc.org 


For Adults    


High Adventure Trainings


Canoe Training


When: April 21, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Where: Riley's Lockhouse, Poolesville, MD

Learn the basics of canoeing so that you can take your troop or group flat water canoeing. Great for our Camp Coles Trip and Camp Winona locations or you can rent a trailer and venture to other lakes. This class will be led by CKAPCO (Canoe, Kayak, and Paddle Co.) and will fulfill certified adult requirements.



Archery Training


When: April 29, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Where: Camp White Rock, Capon Bridge, WV


Earn Level I Archery Certification through the National Alliance for the Development of Archery (NADA). You'll learn how to set up and operate a safe short-term archery program, how to teach new archers, how to maintain your equipment, and how to create fun games for your new archers. This class will allow you to rent the archery ranges at Camp Potomac Woods, Camp White Rock, Camp Coles Trip and Camp Brighton Woods and take your girls out for a bit of adventure.


Shop Information
GS Shop Information


Girl Scout Shop Info


All Shops Closed President's Day weekend

Saturday, February 18 and Monday, February 20


Centreville Mini Shop

February 15 - March - April
Tuesdays 10:0 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays 1:00  - 7:00 p.m.    

May - June 14 Schedule



Gaithersburg Mini Shop

February 14 - March - April  Tuesdays 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

May - June 14 Schedule



Martinsburg Mini Shop

Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31

4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 and 5/19  


Washington, DC Main Shop

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


2012 Spring Mobile Shop Schedule - February Stops  

Bowie - Friday, February 17, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

Prince Frederick - Friday, February 24, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Springfield - Saturday, February 25, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Waldorf - Friday, March 9, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Herndon - Saturday, March 10, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



Complimentary Postage

for all mail orders or phone charges on items purchased

for "Thinking Day Activities"  

World Thinking DAy 2012    

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