Jan 30, 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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Girl Scout Programs at Lincoln Caverns


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: All Winter and Spring


Where:Lincoln Caverns 7703
William Penn Highway
Huntingdon, PA 16652


Pennsylvania's Scout Friendly Cave welcomes girls to enjoy the scenic beauty of central Pennsylvania; and the splendor of the underground world at Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks while participating in great hands-on activities, earning your choice of a wide variety of Girl Scout recognitions for Brownies, Juniors, and Girl Scout Teens. One-day and overnight options are available with primitive camping or indoor slumber party-style lodging. Pre-scheduled event dates are available for all age levels and interests (no minimum fee required) OR call us today to schedule a troop event of your choice - available year-round.


Fees: Specific to each program


For more information and registration click here!

Discover Engineering Family Day


Who: Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors


When: February 16, 2013, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Where: National Building Museum

401 F St NW
Washington, DC


Become an engineer for a day! Every February, the National Building Museum and the National Engineers Week Foundation invite you to debunk the myths of engineering and discover how professional engineers turn an idea into reality. Celebrate National Engineers Week by participating in this free, hands-on, and fun-filled festival.

  • FLY Become a rocket scientist and explore aerodynamics
  • BUILD Learn to build a suspension bridge using only basic items
  • EXPLORE Discover the concepts of mechanics and motion using a wind tube
  • MAKE slime and learn the properties of a "semisolid"
  • DESIGN and construct a structure to help protect from a tsunami
  • INVENT a pop-fly lever and see how high it launches a ping pong ball 
  • MEET an astronaut
  • DISCOVER alongside Curious George and Cat in the Hat from WETA and PBSKids

Fees: $5.00 suggested donation 


For more information please visit: http://www.nbm.org/families-kids/festivals/discover-engineering-family.html   


No registration necessary, but please let GSCNC know you plan to attend by clicking here! 



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!


Celebrate George on President's Day!
Tudor Place

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

When: February 18, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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

Celebrate our country's first President at Tudor Place, whose collections include the largest assemblage of Washington artifacts outside Mt. Vernon. Visitors will enjoy self-guided tours through the entertaining rooms of the historic mansion and a special exhibit of rare Washington-related objects. These include George Washington's 1775 letter to Martha Washington, one of only three such letters known to exist.  Written on the eve of his departure from Philadelphia to take command of the Continental Army, the missive reveals the human and sentimental side of this revered hero.  After touring at their own pace, families can enjoy 18th century gaming, dancing, and crafts led by costumed interpreters.

Fees: Girl: $5, Adult: $10

To Register: call 202-965-0400 x110 or amiller@tudorplace.org


For more Information:  www.tudorplace.org



Financial Fitness Challenge  

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FFC Cadette Marketing  

Girl Scout Cadettes will learn how to sort through promotions, deals, and ads to find the best bargain. After completing this badge, girls will be able to create a strong advertisement and marketing message for their cookie sale. Click here: http://www.gscnc.org/capitalone.html

If you have earned this badge this year 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



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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