Jan 3, 2013
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Day at the Newseum


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


When: Saturday, February 16. 2013
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.


Where: Newseum, Washington, DC


See a section of the Berlin Wall, read the day's news on the front pages of newspapers from around the world and view a collection of Pulitzer Prize photos.


Cost is $8 per person (several dollars less than the regular museum group rate) and includes museum entry and a pass allowing access to special tours, games, presentations and craft activities, with an emphasis on the role of women in the news, the impact of youth leaders and the Girl Scouts. 
To register: Click here and enter keyword Scoop.

If you have questions about the program, please contact dcummings@gscnc.org. For registration questions, please contact  programregistration@gscnc.org

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The Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery International Spy Museum

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

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

: 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/.

Maryland Science Center - Camp-In

Who: Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors

When: January 18, 2013

Where: Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD

Camp-In is a one-night overnight informal science education event.  Girls participate in three theme-based, hands-on workshops, view a Planetarium show, see an IMAX film (not necessarily related to workshop theme), explore three levels of interactive exhibits, shop in the Store, and - of course! - spend a night at the museum.  Camp-In also includes an evening snack, a light breakfast, and a participation patch.

Fees: $42 per person

To Register: Once registration opens in mid-September, registration forms can be downloaded from website.

For questions about Camp-In or to receive registration forms and other information:
dbellomo@marylandsciencecenter.org or 410-545-5955.  


Tavern Overnight: Media Journey


Who: Girl Scout Cadettes


When:February 8, March 1, March 15, April 12, April 19, May 3, June 7
All from 7pm Friday night to 8:30am Saturday morning.


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

Media is an unavoidable part of life, but are you controlling it or is it controlling you?  Girls will use the collection of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum alongside modern advertising to examine types of media, persuasion techniques, and stereotypes.  Then, using their new media savvy, they'll take action and create a Public Service Announcement to get the real message out about girls' health and/or beauty. By the end of the overnight, girls will have completed all of the steps for the It's Your Story-Tell It: Media leadership journey for Girl Scout Cadettes. 

Girl: $30, Adult: $20 

$3 per activity patch, $10 for souvenir t-shirts, $11 for patch and t-shirt combo (pre-order only)  


To register: Purchase tickets online at  www.gadsbystavern.org.  Click the "How do I purchase tickets" link and it will take you directly to our online shop page.  Payment is due in full at time of purchase and there are no refunds except for weather cancellations.  Be sure to select the Cadette Overnight.


My Family Story - DAR Museum


Who: Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors

February - May, select Saturdays and Weekdays 

Where: DAR Museum
1776 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20006  

Explore your family story by researching your name and learning about your family traditions.  Share your story by making a family tree and crest and through storytelling.  Fulfills badge requirements for new My Family Story Girl Scout Brownie program and 3 requirements for old "My Heritage" Girl Scout Junior Program.  5 girls minimum - 15 girls maximum.  

Fees: $10
Includes supplies, DAR Museum patches, and Program badge

To Register:
 Call 202-879-3240 OR email  museum@dar.org at least two weeks in advance




 The Washington Examiner presents Girls World Expo 2013


Who: Girl Scout Teens 

When: Saturday, January 5, 2013, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Convention Center, Washington DC.  


The one-day, fun-filled Expo where young women have an opportunity to explore different college and career choices with the help of mentors and experts in those fields, learn how to create a healthy body image through good food and exercise choices, unlock the secrets of staying safe online and in life, and hear success stories from creative women leaders representing a wide variety of professions. Programs include:

  • Seminars on hot topics, such as body image, bullying, self-esteem and managing relationships.
  • A street-style marketplace with local vendors displaying clothing, jewelry, books, art and salon items.
  • A science fair, "Bright Ideas," showcasing inventions from local middle school and high school girls
  • A college and career fair featuring successful local women from companies, colleges and trade schools who will provide information on career paths, degree programs and internships.
  • A runway fashion show featuring local girls in stylish outfits of all sizes.
  • An art show, live music and dancers.
  • A brunch celebrating the "Girls of Merit"

Girl Scouts receive a "buy one, bring a friend free" discount when they use the code: GSCNC

For questions and more information about the expo, or if you're interested in being a part of the college/career fair or a marketplace vendor for the event, please e-mail  varinda@girlsworldxpo.com.


For more information: www.girlsworldexpo.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


Let's Communicate Dine-Around

When: Wednesday, January 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Washington, DC

Let's Communicate hosted by Debra Silimeo, Sr. Vice President, Hager Sharp and Linda Loranger, Sr. Vice President & Director (Health Policy Team), Burness Communications


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


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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