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Girl Scout Day at the National Air and Space 
Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: March 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Chantilly, VA   


**PLEASE NOTE - this does not take place at the museum on the National Mall**

Come and explore exciting science activities during the Girl Scout Day at the National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center!  Take the controls of a flight simulator, see the Space Shuttle Enterprise, experiment with the forces of gravity, and speak with women scientists and engineers all on the same day. Presenters from the museum, Federal Aviation Administration, National Capital Astronomers and many more make this a unique opportunity. 

Cost: FREE!  


Patches may be purchased online for $1 per patch.  Please make sure you also register for the event.  Patches will be available for pick up at Registration Check-In the day of the event.

Troops have the choice between AM and PM check in.  To register click the appropriate link below.  Registration will close on March 6, 2013

Registration - search "NASM" then click on AM or PM

Parking: $15 per vehicle


For more information and volunteer opportunities CLICK HERE!

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The World Thinking Day Award




The World Thinking Day award is now an OFFICIAL Award and it may be worn on the front of the uniform sash or vest.   

World Thinking Day award activities are designed to complement Leadership Journeys and reinforce the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Activities are geared for specific grade levels.


For more information on the World Thinking Day Award, check the links below!


The World Thinking Day Award for:

Koshland Science Museum Food For Thought Exhibit


Who: Girl Scout Teens


When: Open Now!

Where: Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
525 E St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.


A new exhibit, Food for Thought, at the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences invites visitors to explore the science of healthy eating at every age.


In Food for Thought, shop a virtual grocery store to balance nutrition needs while staying within budget so that every choice counts for you and your family's health. Play a high school cafeteria game where your challenge is to serve healthy and balanced meals that meet national guidelines. Explore nutritional requirements at every stage of life, get the facts on dietary supplements, and test your knowledge in a quiz.


For more information, visit http://www.koshland-dc.org or call 202-334-1201.


Fashion Frenzy and
Art to Wear Try-It Workshop
Cupcakes and Lace  

Who: Girl Scout Brownies

When: February 9, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Pleasant Valley Methodist Church
43987 John Mosby Highway
Chantilly, VA 20152


Become an artist and fashionista for the day!  Have a fun day of crafting wearable art. Girls will complete many projects to take home such as: embellishing purses, paper dolls (complete with tons of fabric swatches and embellishments), jewelry from unique materials, and more!  Girls will also learn about clothing from other countries and cultures as well as decorating and designing cookies in the shapes of fashionable dresses.  Come earn these two fun, retired Try-Its!  Please bring a bag lunch.

Fees:  $35 per girl (includes all supplies, snack, Fashion Try-It, and Art to Wear Try-It)

To Register: Go to www.cupcakesandlace.com and click on purple "workshop calendar" at the bottom of the page.

For more information: cupcakesandlace@gmail.com
 or 703-898-7407


Disney on Ice Presents Treasure Trove

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: February 16, 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
February 17, 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Where: Verizon Center
Washington, DC


Disney on Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular. Get tangled up in Disney's 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses-Tina, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the infamous Snow White!


Fees: Tickets start at $30, $20
Girl Scout rate $25**, $15*


Includes special patch!

For more information and order form CLICK HERE!



The Magic of Spying: Trade-Craft Trickery  
International Spy Museum

Who: Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors


When: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Where: International Spy Museum
800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004


In the real-life world of espionage, spies often call upon the art of magic and illusion to distract the enemy, make evidence disappear, and escape unnoticed.  Join professional magician, Peter Wood, as he demonstrates the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. This one of a kind performance, custom designed for the Spy Museum, is guaranteed to fascinate children and adults alike.

Fees: $11 - *One adult is required for every 5 girls


Includes International Spy Museum scout patch


To register: Please contact Lucy Stirn at 202-654-0933 or lstirn@spymuseum.org to receive the discounted Girl Scout rate.  


For more information, please go to  http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/detail/the-magic-of-spying/2013-02-23/.


Financial Fitness Challenge  

Badge of the Week


 Brownies will love coming up with ideas on how to use their cookie money to help their community or work on a Take Action Project with the Give Back Badge. 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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