February 7, 2012
In This Issue
Art Contest
Camp Brochure
Youtube Contest
Multiple Levels
Rock the Mall Registration
For Teens
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


Has your Girl Scout entered yet?
  • Open to all Girl Scout levels
  • Deadline is February 20
  • Selected art will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery on March 3 and at the President's Circle Dinner on March 9
  • One selected art work will be made into a limited edition Hard Rock Cafe pin  

2012 Girl Scout Camp Brochure Greener than Ever  


 Day & Evening Camp
registration opens 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 opens 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:



Multiple Levels  

Celebrate America's Presidents - Tudor Place

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: February 20, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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


Celebrate our country's Presidents at Tudor Place.  Families enjoy an interactive tour of the 1816 mansion and children's crafts, including an art workshop with Tudor Place Artist-in-Residence Peter Waddell. George Washington's 1775 letter to Martha Washington will be on public viewing for this day only. The letter, written on the eve of Washington's departure from Philadelphia to take command of the Continental Army, reveals the human and sentimental side of this revered hero. Martha Washington herself will read the letter at 11:00 a.m. After the reading, join Martha for a traditional tea ceremony featuring her famous pound cake. Historic treasures from other Presidents will also be on view.


Fees: Girl $5, Adult $10, Tagalong $5 

To register: call 202-965-0400 x108 or email 


Girls in Engineering 
Annual Girl Scout Engineering Exploration Event 

Who: Girl Scout Cadettes


When: Saturday, February 25, 2012; Registration 12:00 - 12:20 p.m., Program 12:20 - 4:15 p.m.


Where: George Mason University - Fairfax Campus
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030


The annual engineering exploration event held by GMU SWE strives to share our passion for S.T.E.M. with younger girls. This year's program will focus on four engineering disciplines: electrical engineering (simple circuits through telegraph design), civil engineering (bridge design and bridge building competition), computer science (understanding basic algorithms and simple computer programs), and systems engineering (Understanding people, products, and processes and how they interact to satisfy a need or objective). Girls will participate in four hands on discovery activities each led by SWE members and industry professionals.


Fees: Girl: $8, Adult: $2
Patches available for $2


To register: Email gmuswe@gmail.com
or visit gmuswe.onmason.com/girls-in-engineering-outreach-event/ or call our President, Danielle Hettmann at (703) 679-7935



Science Wonders


Who: Girl Scout Brownies


When: March 3, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (register by Feb 11, 2012)


Where: Girl Scouts of Central Maryland


Girls will explore the mysteries of science as they work with electricity, air pressure, and water. They will meet and work alongside women scientists who will answer questions and share their knowledge.


Fees: $5


To register: Contact Su Kim, STEM Program Specialist, at (410) 358-9711 ext. 265 or skim@gscm.org.



Her Story: Women in Action


Who: Girl Scout Brownies


When: March 17, 2012, 2 sessions:
Session I: 1:30-2:40 p.m.
Session II: 3:00-4:10 p.m.


Where: The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

This special event fulfills the requirements for the "Her Story" Try-It for Brownie Girl Scouts.


Celebrate women and learn about issues important to women and girls in your community at this special event.  Brownies will participate in hands-on activities and a service project. They will learn about programs helping women today in our community and talk with a panel of former Girl Scouts and discover how scouting empowered them. Girls and adults will add their own future goals to a timeline of Juliette Gordon Low's story and participate in a service project helping women. Brownies and adults will be divided into small groups to visit activity "stations" during this program; large troops may be divided into smaller groups during the program.


Participants will be asked to bring an item to donate to the Alexandria Domestic Violence Safehouse; a list of suggested items will be provided before the event.  Visit our website to learn more at www.alexandriahistory.org, or contact The Lyceum's Education Coordinator with additional questions at (703) 746-4994.


Each session has space available for 35 girls - please be mindful of Safety-Wise but also allow as many girls to participate as well.


Fees: Girl: $6, Adult: $6, Tagalong: Please inquire

Lyceum patches available for $3 in the museum shop.  Please contact The Lyceum's Education Coordinator to reserve patches for your troop in advance.


To register: Purchase tickets through our online shop at  cheyenne.alexandriava.gov/cgi-bin/oha_shop/main.html or by calling The Lyceum at 703-746-4994.



Girl Scout Day at the National Air and Space Museum

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center


Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Where: National Air and Space Museum

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway 

Chantilly, VA 20151

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


Fees: $15/car parking fee at the museum, $10 per person bus fee


Click here to register. 


For registration questions, please contact helpdesk@gscnc.org


Click here for more information. 



Young Rider Camp  


Saturday Young Rider Camp


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


When: February 25, March 17, March 31, April 28, May 5, May 19, June 2
All dates 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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


Spend an afternoon learning to ride and care for horses. Girls participate in grooming a horse, performing a barn chore to care for horses, have a mini-riding lesson to learn proper position and control, and make a craft to learn about color, breeds, etc. Riding helmets are provided by Twin Oaks. Girls learn what it's like to own a horse for a day and learn to be safe around horses while having fun. Juniors can earn the old Horse Fan badge (from the old Junior badge book), all others receive a Fun with Horses patch.


Fees: $45


To register: Go to www.twinoaksriding.com and click on Horse Camps 2012. Each participant must bring a signed registration form the day of camp. Leaders should call or email Nancy Smith at 703-723-3200 or nancy@twinoaksriding.com to check availability.



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  


Her Story: Women in Action - Volunteers Needed


Who: Girl Scout Teens and Adults


When: March 17, 2012


Where:The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum 

201 South Washington Street

Alexandria, VA 22314


Youth volunteer tasks include:

  • Leading groups of Brownies around Lecture hall to "stations" during each program;
  • Assisting presenters as they speak with Brownie Girl Scout groups;
  • Helping with simple hands-on activities;
  • Helping visitors in museum exhibition galleries and other event support.    

We are also looking for Adult Girl Scouts, Former Girl Scouts, and Girl Scout Staff volunteers.


Adults can volunteer to:

  • Speak to participating Brownies about their Girl Scouting experiences as part of our Girl Scout panel. Adults may choose to serve on panel for one session or both.
  • Provide event support, including group check-in assistance, assisting presenters as they speak with Brownie Girl Scout groups, helping visitors in museum exhibition galleries, leading groups of Brownies around Lecture hall to "stations" during each program, and helping with simple hands-on activities.

Jennifer Lane, Education Coordinator at 703-746-4994 to volunteer.

 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 Dine-Around Opportunities


A Heart Filled Dine-Around


When: Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Where: Bethesda, MD


A Heart Filled Dinner hosted by Susan Shinderman, Dynamic Capital Mortgage, Elizabeth Pugh, General Council, Library of Congress and Tina Wilcox, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP.


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


Mexican Fiesta Dine-Around


When: Sunday, February 26, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Where: Arlington, VA


Mexican Fiesta Dine-Around hosted by Karen Penn, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, BAE Systems, Inc. and Kathy McKinless, Consultant, Archdiocese of Washington.


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


To register: email dinearounds@gscnc.org 



Shop Information
GS Shop Information


Girl Scout Shops Info


All shops closed President's Day weekend Saturday, February 18 and Monday, February 20


Centreville Mini Shop

Closed January

February 15 - March - April
Tuesdays 10:00 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

Closed January

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 

Frederick - Friday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

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

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. 



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for all mail orders or phone charges on items purchased

for "Thinking Day Activities"  

World Thinking DAy 2012    

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