January 31, 2012
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Featured Item
Youtube Contest
Multiple Levels
Rock the Mall Registration
Art Contest
Camp Brochure
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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Featured Item


Boeing Forever Green  

Girl Scouts Forever Green Project Mini Grants


Are you planning a green Take Action Project for the spring? Are you or your troop looking to find ways to financially support this project? Girl Scouts Forever Green Project Mini Grants are here to help.


Through the generous sponsorship of Boeing, GSCNC is able to provide ten $150 mini grants to Girl Scouts who are planning a green Take Action Project to create lasting change in their school or community.


Mini Grant Project Proposals are due to GSCNC no later than Friday, March 9, 2012. At that time, all proposals will be reviewed and we will select 10 mini grant recipients. All applicants whose projects are approved will be eligible to receive a Girl Scouts Forever Green patch, pictured above.


For more information on Girl Scouts Forever Green Mini Grants and to download the booklet/proposal form, please visit: www.gscnc.org/forevergreen_troops.html.


The 2011-2012 Girl Scouts Forever Green program is sponsored by Boeing.



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  


'Passport to the World' Festival


Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: January 14 - March 4


Where: Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church
410 S. Maple Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22046


Join Creative Cauldron for a celebratory eight-week festival of music, dance, and theater highlighting the vast array of cultures and traditions from around the world. The festival began this past weekend with acts from North and West Africa, and is soon to jet-off to Bulgaria and the Balkans. This unique and wonderful series is a visual and auditory feast for the senses, and one that will give you and your family an opportunity to make new friends and to participate in a fascinating world community that is right within our grasp. The Little City has your passport to the world.


Fees: Girl: $8 - $18, Adult: $15 - $20, Tagalong: $10 - $20

To register: Go to www.creativecauldron.org and view our Passport to the World page or simply call 571-239-5288


Girl Scout Day with the Terps
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

When: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 1:30 p.m.


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


The Terps are hosting a Girl Scout Day before the Maryland Women's Basketball game against Duke on February 19th.  The Girl Scout event will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Girl Scouts can enjoy snacks, make crafts, get their faces painted, and will earn a Terps Girl Scout Patch.  Ticket cost covers admission to the event and to the basketball game.  Girl Scouts will be recognized for their attendance at the game.


Fees: $5


To register: Visit www.umterps.com/girlscouts and enter promo code girlscouts


For more information click here.



George Washington Gymnastics Team - Girl Scout Day


Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: Saturday, March 3, 2012, 1:00 p.m.


Where: Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20052


Join The George Washington University Gymnastics Team as they host the University of Pittsburgh.  All Girl Scouts are invited to attend.


Fees: Group rate, $1 per ticket


Click here to register. 



4th Annual Keys to Leadership Conference

"Unlocking the Leader in You!"


Who: Girls (both current Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts), ages 11-17


When: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Where: American University
Mary Graydon Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016


GSCNC invites you to attend the 4th annual Keys to Leadership Conference, "Unlocking the Leader in You!" The event will be held at American University on Saturday, March 17, 2012 and is open to middle and high school age girls of all abilities. 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.


Some of the topics to be covered include the following:

  • Recognizing/Embracing Your True Self/Uniqueness
  • Personal branding/Networking
  • Advocacy 101
  • Disability Etiquette and Challenging Stereotypes
  • Building Strong Friendships/Relationships
  • Pursuing Your Passion (Entrepreneurship, Sports, Travel)
  • Creative and Inclusive Arts
  • Health and Wellness
  • Impacting the World on an International Scale
  • Inclusive Emergency Preparedness
  • Career Exploration

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/before if paid by Friday, February 17. $15/until March 9.


To register: Click here.  For registration questions, please contact helpdesk@gscnc.org




Reston NY Patch  


Earn a Girl Scout Patch and Explore New York City with Reston Limousine


Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: Saturday, March 31, 2012

Depart:  6:30 a.m., Vienna North Metro Station

Return:  11:00 p.m., Vienna North Metro Station


Includes round-trip transportation, ferry ride to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, dinner at the American Girl Place Caf´┐Ż and a Greater New York Council Patch.  Bring a bag lunch and snacks to eat on the bus.


Fees: $96.00 for 4-12 years old and $102.50 for 13 years and older


Click here for more information and to purchase your seat.


Spaces fill up quickly. You must sign up by Wednesday, February 29, 2012.


If you have any questions, contact Shannon McGraw at Reston Limousine at 703-478-0500 X506 or at smcgraw@restonlimo.com.



Spring 2012 Core Camps


Adventure Core Camps at Camp May Flather

Horseback riding, climbing, challenge course and more.

Grades 4-5: May 11-13

Grades 6-12: April 27-29
Register today. 



Spring 2012 Activity Days


Climbing Days at Camp May Flather

Grades 4-12: April 21

Grades 4-12: May 5

Did you know? There is a climbing tower and natural rock wall at Camp May Flather. Bring your troop to Camp May Flather and try rock climbing. Trained instructors will be provided. Come out for the day or stay overnight at camp.
Register today.



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 




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  


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.


For Teens


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


Museum Tour Dine-Around


When: Sunday, February 12, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.


Where: Washington, DC


A Museum Tour & lunch hosted by Natalie Givans, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton.


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 


For Adults




Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting

at the Annual Meeting


How many years in Girl Scouting are you celebrating?


Don't forget to nominate yourself for the appropriate Longevity Award.


30 or more years of membership makes you eligible to receive your pin on stage at the Annual Meeting, April14, 2012. Click here to fill out an application and longevity form for yourself or for a friend.




Appreciate the Valuable Volunteers Around You


Volunteers make Girl Scouting possible.  Now is the time to think about recognizing their dedication. See what other awards they have earned: historical data (by alphabetical or Association). Ready to nominate someone? Check out this chart for the necessary forms. www.gscnc.org/council_national_awards.html


(Some nominations submitted by Valentine's Day, February 14, 2012, will be eligible for presentation at the Annual Meeting.)


For more information, contact the Jamarl Clark at jclark@gscnc.org or phone (202) 534-3768 x268


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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