Jan 24, 2013
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Plastic Waste Challenge


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: The Month of February

In 2012, 15,038 plastic items (bottles and bags) were saved from going to the land fill during our Plastic Waste Challenge with over 160 Girl Scouts participating.

This February, Girl Scouts will work to reduce plastic waste by using reusable grocery bags and water bottles. As a council, we are challenging every girl in every troop in the entire council to make the switch to reusable water bottles and grocery bags and track how many times from February 1st though February 28th they have used their bottle or bag.  At the end of the month Girl Scouts will be able to submit their totals through an online survey where we will be able to track how many plastic bags and bottles didn't end up in the garbage!


We have created a Plastic Waste Challenge Tracker to help Girl Scouts keep track of how many times they use their bag/bottle.  Please use this throughout the month of February and then report your totals at the link below!

Plastic Waste Challenge Report  

**This survey will be open for reporting, but we encourage Girl Scouts to wait until until March 1, 2013 to enter their totals so they include the entire month of February**


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DC Step Showcase Performer Deadline
Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: Performer Registration Deadline is February 7, 2013


You have two weeks to register your team to perform at the DC Step Showcase! Performer registration will close on February 7, so don't forget to sign up! We are looking for troops of all ages to come up with unique routines and perform at this year's show. Visit  www.gscnc.org/step_showcase.html for performance guidelines and registration information.


The DC Step Showcase will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC.


Want to support the step teams by cheering them on? This wonderful community celebration is free to all, so gather your friends and family for a festive day of fun and dance.


Step is a form of dance in which the performers - usually as a group - use their entire bodies as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word and hand claps.

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.


Where: 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


Morning Check-In 10:00 AM 

Afternoon Check-In 12:30 p.m. 


Parking: $15 per vehicle  


For more information and volunteer opportunities CLICK HERE! 



Close to Home:  Experience Dog
Sledding and Sled Dogs 
Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages     


When: October through March        


Where: Northern Baltimore County
Torrey C. Brown (Northern Central Rail) Trail

Visit the reservations page of our website for additional details. 

Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC offers hands on programs teaching Girl Scouts about dog sledding, dry land (wheeled) dog sledding and sled dogs. Girl Scouts will work closely with our team of well behaved sled dogs harnessing the dogs and learning all about sled dogs including: what the dogs eat; how the dogs are trained; the positions on a dog team; and the commands used in dog sledding. Each girl will also take a short individual ride with our team of sled dogs.


Fees: $38
Fee includes fun patch and light snack


To register: email catherine@marylanddogsledding.com or   

call (443) 562-5736.


Programs are by reservation only.

University of Maryland Gymnastics Meet

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


When: January 26, 2013, 7:00 p.m.


Where: Comcast Center
1 Terrapin Trail
College Park, MD 20742        

The 17th ranked Maryland Terrapins take on an ACC rival University of North Carolina in their first home meet!  Admission is free and there will be a meet and greet after the meet with the gymnasts.

Fees: FREE!  

No Registration necessary.





Keys to Leadership

Unlocking the Leader in You


Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors


When: March 9, 2013


Where: American University
Washington, DC


Join us for the 5th annual Keys to Leadership Conference, "Unlocking the Leader in You!" Attendees will have an amazing opportunity to explore, recognize and develop the leaders within themselves in an inclusive and safe environment that embraces every aspect of their individuality. Moreover, they will get to know other young leaders who have similar motivations and goals from all over the Washington, DC, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia metro area.


Participants will spend the day engaging in fun-filled activities and exciting workshops, and will learn from influential community leaders. Attendees from previous conferences have had opportunities to meet industry executives, authors, artists and entrepreneurs.


Fees: $10 is registered before February 8, 2013, $15 after this date
Registration closes March 1, 2013

Bus transportation may be provided to participants on a limited basis at local community sites.  At least 15 girls from one area are needed to have a bus stop.


To Register click here!


Financial Literacy Basics


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: Call 301-802-7712 to Schedule

Where: We come to you!

This program fulfills age appropriate financial literacy badge requirements. Concepts covered include budgeting, goal setting, career planning, planning for large purchases such as a home, a cars vacations, giving back, investing, entrepreneurship, and so much more!


Fees:Girl: $15.00 


How to register: www.financialfuturesnow.com




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



Mexican Fiesta Dine-Around

When: Sunday, January 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Arlington, VA

A Mexican Fiesta hosted by Karen Penn, Sodexo Health Care Market & Government Services and Kathy McKinless, Archdiocese of Washington


Securing Cyber Space Dine-Around

When: Tuesday, January 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Herndon, VA

Securing Cyber Space hosted by Patricia Titus, Vice President & Chief Security Information Officer, Symantec


Gift of Hearts Bake-Around

When: Sunday, February 10, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Where: McLean, VA

Gifts of Heart Bake-Around hosted by Abby Mackness, Morpotrak and Jeri Fellerman, Wells Fargo  


English Tea Dine-Around  
When: Sunday, February 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: Alexandria, VA

English Tea hosted by Margie Auer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Abby Mackness, Morphotrak and Marilyn Burroughs, New Leaf Collaborative Architecture & Design   


Trinity University Dine-Around

When: Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Washington, DC

Dinner with college aged women who have earned the Gold Award; hosted by Pat McGuire (President, Trinity University). This Dine-Around event allows girls to bring one adult as a guest.


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 #.




Introducing: Keys to Leadership Adult Inclusion Training

March 9, 2013


Interested in learning and exploring best practices for engaging girls of ALL abilities in Girl Scouts? Join this convening of adult volunteers as we explore a variety of inclusion-focused topics, including accommodating girls with disabilities in a troop setting, disability etiquette and terminology, and encouraging your troop to be accepting of all girls. There will also be a viewing and discussion around the film, "Who Cares about Kelsey?" which examines methods for engaging children with behavioral/emotional disabilities.


The training will be held on March 9, 2013 at American University from 1-4 p.m. The program cost is $10. For more information or to register online, please visit  http://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/OnlineStore/GSProductDetail/tabid/497/ProductId/105384895/Default.aspx.


Adult Volunteers Needed  

Keys to Leadership Conference: March 9


We are seeking volunteers to serve at the Keys to Leadership Conference, "Unlocking the Leader in You!" scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013 at American University. Volunteers are needed from 8 am - 6 pm to serve as greeters, unit (group) leaders, speaker assistants, room monitors, and to help with other general tasks as assigned. We are also in need of volunteers to assist with conference preparation during the week prior to the event.


If you are available to volunteer, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KTLvolunteer to complete the registration form. For more information, please contact Andra´┐Ża LaVant, Inclusion Specialist, at 202-534-3791 or alavant@gscnc.org.


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