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Girl Scout Overnight Adventure Program

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


When: March 22-April 7, 2013

Where: The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
16701 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860


The Adventure Park and Montgomery Parks invite you to book a Spring Break adventure your troop will never forget!

Arrive in the afternoon to set up camp and begin with a twilight hiking tour under the stars along the area's adjoining historical trails. Professional guides lead your group on a simulated Underground Railroad experience, where hikers learn about the various techniques that freedom seekers used to navigate their way north.

Camp overnight on-site before waking up early the next morning to begin climbing, swinging and zipping through the trees at The Adventure Park--the largest aerial ropes park in North America!


Fees: $47/per person + $150 campsite rental fee.
A special Adventure Park patch is included with this experience!

Limited spots available so book early!

Call (240) 389-4386 or contact Missy at missy@sandyspringadventurepark.org

Multiple Levels

Young Rider Camp

Twin Oaks Riding Academy




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


When: February 23
March 16, 30
April 6, 20
May 4, 18

June 1, 15   

All sessions run 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


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


Come spend a Saturday afternoon at Twin Oaks Riding Academy learning how to care for and be safe around horses. All participants will receive a mini riding lesson to learn proper position, steering, and control of the horse. Helmets are provided by Twin Oaks. Girls will groom the horses and do a barn chore to care for the horses. They will make a craft to take home that teaches them about colors and breeds of horses. A special horse patch will be awarded to each girl.


Fees: $45
All participants receive a horse patch.


To register: www.twinoaksriding.com

Go to Horse Camps 2013. Parents may register and pay online or Leaders may call Nancy at 703-723-3200 to get info on mailing a check. Email: nancy@twinoaksriding.com



Registration Closing This Week!
100 Ways to Celebrate the  
100th Patch Workshop

Who: Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies


When: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 8:30am - 12:00pm


Where: Camp Crowell, Oakton, VA


Looking for an enjoyable way to wrap-up the 100th year of Girl Scouting? Then this is the event for you! Get together with your sister Girl Scouts and earn GSCNC's 100 Ways to Celebrate the 100th patch. Girls will have the chance to do a scavenger hunt around camp, make S'mores and other fun things as they work their way through the 100 Ways to Celebrate the 100th patch program.


Cost is $12/girl and $3/adult and includes all supplies. To learn more and to register, visit: http://www.gscnc.org/view_entry.html?rowid=1218&Year=2013&Month=4.  


For more information on the 100 Ways to Celebrate the 100th patch program, visit:http://www.gscnc.org/patches.html.


Terrapin Adventures   

Girl Scout Adventure Day


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

When: March 23, 24 2012
Two sessions each day: 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.


Where: Terrapin Adventures
8600 Foundry Street
Savage, MD 20763


Clip in and take off on a high flying adventure. Try all 32 of our extreme elements. Balance high above the ground on our High Ropes Challenge Course. Glide through the forest on our 330 foot Zip Line screaming all the way. Try the challenging rates of the Terrapin Tower including head first down! Defy gravity as you experience 2G's of force on our Giant Swing! Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint. Participants need to be at least 8 years old, at least 4 feet tall, and between 70 and 275 pounds.


Fee: $51.45 per participant, regardless of age. Tagalong - free
Girls may purchase a patch at our store.


To Register: www.TerrapinAdventures.com, click the red banner "Book An Adventure!"

Sing Into Spring

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: Saturday, April 6, 2013 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: Camp Winona, Hughesville, MD


Come out to Camp Winona for a FREE afternoon of fun and song! Sing into spring with the GSCNC Singalong Service! Take part in action songs and games along with your Girl Scout sisters from across the council. Bring your favorite Girl Scout song to share. Pack a picnic lunch to snack on before singing. This event will take place rain or shine. Please register enough adults to meet the Safety-Wise ratio.


To register, visit: http://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/OnlineStore/GSProductDetail/tabid/497/ProductId/114238675/Default.aspx



House of Bounce: Lock-In


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: Call to Schedule


Where: House of Bounce
Manassas, VA


An All Nighter starting at 8:30pm and ending at 8:30am the next morning with Bouncing, Pizza, Craft Time (you Supply the craft - great way to knock out some badges), Movie(s) with Popcorn & Candy, then wake up to a hot breakfast. Adjustments can be made for older girls.



Girl: $22 ($16 for those not staying the night)
Adult: $15 (req - 1 to 5 ratio)

This is all inclusive unless additional food choices are requested for adults   


Call House of Bounce: 703-257-0777




Operation Secret Slumber
International Spy Museum

Who: Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes


When: Saturday, March 23 through Sunday, March 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Where: International Spy Museum
800 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004


The Museum doors have been locked for the night, but in the shadows a group of exclusive recruits stand ready to begin a night of top-secret KidSpy training. During the night, you will transform yourself through disguise, make and break secret codes, uncover important secrets, interrogate real spies, and hunt for a mole within your ranks! At the same time, the adults lurking nearby will be kept on their toes with their own super-clandestine mission. As day breaks, enemy agents will be exposed in a dramatic finale, KidSpy agents and adults will reclaim their "real" identities and this adventure-filled mission will be accomplished.


Fees: $105 per person
Includes exclusive overnight access to the spy museum and special missions, SPY patch, evening snack, breakfast, take-home goody bag, and admission to the Museum on Sunday. Bring a flashlight, sleeping bag, air mattress or pad, pillow, and sense of adventure.  The ticket price is a special reduced price for Girls Scout troops only.


How to register: contact Lucy Stirn at 202-654-0933 or lstirn@spymuseum.org. Please note that Operation Secret Slumber typically sells out a month in advance.


For more information: http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/detail/kidspy-overnight-operation-secret-slumber/2013-03-23/


Host families needed for   

International Camp Staff


Who: Girl Scout families


When: Various dates in June


More information: http://www.gscnc.org/hostfamily.html


Host families are needed on various days in early and mid June.  When you sign up to be a Host Family, you can indicate which dates your family is available.



Financial Fitness Challenge

Badge of the Week



Girl Scout Cadettes will create their own overall business plans for their Girl Scout Cookie Sale, including how to use the money they earn with this badge. Click here: http://www.gscnc.org/capitalone.html


If you have earned this badge this year and 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.


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


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.


Beach Party Dine-Around

When: Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Bethesda, MD

Hosted by Diane Tipton (President, Girl Scout Council Nation's Capital) and Rose Cohen (Managing Director, JPMorgan Private Bank).


Steel Magnolias Tea Dine-Around

When: Sunday, May 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Mitchellville, MD

Hosted by Artis Hampshire-Cowan (Senior Vice President and Secretary, Howard University) and Shireen Dodson  (Ombudsman, U.S. State Department).  


Dish with Troop Capitol Hill Dine-Around

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

Hosted by Sheryl Bonilla (Manager, Public Affairs, UPS).


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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