Feb 21, 2013
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Women's History Month Family Festival
Women's History

When: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 12 - 4 PM


Where: American History Museum

1st Floor, Center


Cost: FREE


Celebrate Women's History Month at the Smithsonian!  Vote! Women's History Month Family Festival is inspired by the related exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1913 woman suffrage parade in Washington, DC. Explore suffrage history through conversations with the curator, see objects out of storage, enjoy an historical-interpreter and music performances by Capital Blend, take a self-guide, create hands-on crafts, and share your thoughts on the talk-back board and in oral history interviews.

Breaking Barriers

Amelia Earhart

One Life: Amelia Earhart


When: June 29, 2012 - May 27, 2013   


Where: Portrait Gallery

1st Floor, East    


Cost: FREE    


Online Exhibition


Amelia Earhart achieved international celebrity status as the first women to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane. In the years after this flight in 1928, "Lady Lindy" set a series of aviation records before disappearing during a flight over the Pacific in 1937. While her achievement as an aviator is legendary, her commitment to women's rights is less well known. One Life: Amelia Earhart tells the story of her remarkable life and career, focusing particular attention on her role in breaking barriers for women.


Thinking about flying . . .

How Things Fly
Visit the National Air and Space Museum's Pioneers of Flight exhibition to see Amelia's Lockheed 5B Vega and find out How things fly.


Girl Scouts know the power of song. . .


Bobbie McGee

Smithsonian Folkways


Check out Bobbie McGee as she sings anthems to the working woman, proving that "women are a force to be reckoned with and deserve their bread, roses and raises, too." 

For a hint of spring . . .


Orchids of Latin America    

When: January 26, 2013 - April 21, 2013  

Where: Natural History Museum

Special Exhibit Gallery, 1st Floor, West Wing (near Mammals)


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Summer Camp  


Spend the summer creating memories!  When you are not at Girl Scout Camp, make new friends at the Smithsonian Summer Camps.


Explore, discover, and create during the 44th year of  Summer Camp at the Smithsonian.     


With a wide variety of camps for all ages and interests including traditional arts and crafts, science, dioramas, and video games (and plenty more), you're sure to find something to boost your child's summer fun.  Download the brochure.Summer Camp registration begins on Thurs., Feb. 14, starting at 9 a.m. (online only).  Phones open at 10 a.m. You can do your paperwork ahead online.


Smithsonian online resources can help you explore your world and even earn badges. 


Find weird questions and fun answers at Seriously Amazing.com.

Check out our family activities, History Explorer, and more.

Look for activities and self-guides just for you! on the  Smithsonian's Girl Scouts page.

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Who: Girl Scout Cadettes


When: April 20, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.  


Where: University of Maryland
Computer Science Building
, College Park, MD   


Join GSCNC for its very first STEM Leadership Institute.  Exclusively for Girl Scout Cadettes, this program will give attendees the opportunity to explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  From hands-on activities, to career exploration, to a tour of the University of Maryland campus, this program will give girls the tools they need to pursue a STEM career.  Girl Scouts will also participate in a workshop that will prepare them to earn their Leader In Action (LIA) award, an award earned by Girl Scout Cadettes who demonstrate leadership by guiding a Brownie Girl Scout Troop through a Journey.   


Cost: $20 per person 

Cost includes lunch, dinner, and a patch! 

Troop Leaders are welcome to register for this event, and may go to the program sessions with their troop.

To Register: Click here and search STEM

Questions? Contact Megan Kelly at mkelly@gscnc.org


Young Rider Camp  

Twin Oaks Riding Academy


Who: Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes


When: February 23
March 16, 30
April 6, 20
May 4, 18

June 1, 15   

All sessions run 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Where: Twin Oaks Riding Academy
22761 Evergreen Mills Rd
Leesburg, VA 20175


Come spend a Saturday afternoon at Twin Oaks Riding Academy learning how to care for and be safe around horses.  All participants will receive a mini riding lesson to learn proper position, steering, and control of the horse.  Helmets are provided by Twin Oaks.  Girls will groom the horses and do a barn chore to care for the horses.  They will make a craft to take home that teaches them about colors and breeds of horses.  A special horse patch will be awarded to each girl.


Fees: $45
All participants receive a horse patch.


To register:

Go to Horse Camps 2013.  Parents may register and pay online or Leaders may call Nancy at 703-723-3200 to get info on mailing a check. Email: nancy@twinoaksriding.com



Who: Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies  


When:March 2, 2013, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   


Where: Tudor Place
1644 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007


Bring your favorite doll to tea!  Children and adults will sample historic tea blends and tasty desserts. Dolls, too, will be served, with their own miniature tea sets and servings.  After tea, children will learn early American dances and craft a special item for their dolls to take home.   


Fees: Girl $25; Adult $10; Tagalong $25  


To Register: http://tudorplacedolltea.eventbrite.com/ or call 202.965.0400 x110 or emailamiller@tudorplace.org



Financial Fitness Challenge  

Badge of the Week

Customer Insights Badge       


Your customers want to use their money wisely and decide between needs and wants when buying Girl Scout Cookies. Use what you learn from your customers to make your cookie business even stronger!  Click here: http://gscnc.org/capitalone.html


If you have earned this badge this year and we will send you a free Financial Fitness Challenge Patch brought to you by Capital One!




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. Check out how fellow Girl Scouts have earned their Gold Award here! 


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.


Dine-Around Opportunities



NOT Business as Usual: An Evening with Women Officials of the U.S. Commerce Department Dine-Around


When: Wednesday, February 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Washington, DC


Hosted by Maureen Lewis, Director, Minority Telecommunications Development

National Telecommunications and Information Administration.


Special Guests discuss their careers in government and the private sector, and reveal the choices that have contributed to their success.


Rebecca M. Blank, Ph.D., Deputy Secretary of Commerce, U. S. Department of Commerce


Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services

International Trade Administration (ITA)


Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Anna M. Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Deputy Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).


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


To register: email dinearounds@gscnc.org with the following information: name, girl and parent email, contact phone #, Senior or Ambassador, troop #.

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