March 20, 2013
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Discover * Marvel * Confront * Remember * QuestionAmaze * Imagine * Share * Inspire

at the Smithsonian 



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Seriously Amazing Website

A new Smithsonian website poses some intriguing questions. The answers can all be found as your Scouts will find out in the Smithsonian's vast collections.



39 Clues Reading Club presents Decoding History. YouTube Virtual Fieldtrip at the National Museum of American History 


Join bestselling author David Baldacci as he takes students on a virtual field trip to explore some of history's great mysteries.  Students will meet renowned museum curators, go behind the scenes, and investigate some of the most fascinating moments in American history.



The Tooth Fairy File        

YouTube Video from the National Museum of American History 


We've   gathered the evidence and think we know who to blame for the odd happenings at the American History Museum:  the Tooth Fairy. For kids' eyes only!


Remember to check the Smithsonian's special page for Girl Scouts


Click here to discover all the amazing activities for your Scouts at the Smithsonian this spring.

Multiple Levels

River & Trail Outfitters - Survival Hike


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


When: Sunday, April 14th, 2013


Where: River & Trail Outfitters
604 Valley Road
Knoxville, MD 21758


This guided hike by River and Trail Outfitters teaches you the skills you need to survive if you get lost in the woods. True stories will be shared about survival in the wild. We will talk about pre-hike planning by going over various survival gear and techniques, learn how to purify water, manufacture pure water, and build a real debris hut to help you survive your first night in style. The hiking trip will take place in the Harpers Ferry area in Maryland, Virginia or West Virginia. Tent camping on Potomac River in Brunswick, MD included Saturday night.


Fees: $25.00 + Fees = $28.25

Patches are available for purchase at $3.25 per patch.


To Register: Call 301-695-5177 to reserve your spot!


For more information CLICK HERE!


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


The Magic Finger - Explore Theatre! 


Who: Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors

When: April 13, 2013


Where:Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue 
Bethesda, MD 20814

Bring your troop to see The Magic Finger and then participate in a corresponding theatre workshop. Each participant earns an Imagination Stage Theatre Patch!

Fees: Girl: $35.00 Adult: $14.00 Tagalong: $14.00
Patch included in price. We recommended that troops bring a snack for a short break between the performance and workshop.


To Register: Contact Sara Wright at groupsales@imaginationstage.orgor 301-280-1664 for more information, or to register your troop. Advance registration required.


For More Information:  http://www.imaginationstage.org



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 


Enchanting Garden Explorations  
Girl Scouts in Georgetown Day  

Who: Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies

When: April 27, 2013, 10:00 a.m.

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


Scouts become nature detectives during interactive tours and hands-on activities at one of Georgetown's most celebrated houses.  Armed with magnifying glasses Scouts explore the many nooks and crannies, lawns and outdoor "rooms" of Tudor Place's 5.5 acres of historic gardens.  After the tour, Scouts plant their own flower gardens to take home.  

Fees: Girl: $10, Adult: $3

To Register: call 202-965-0400 x18 or amiller@tudorplace.org 

For more Information:  www.tudorplace.org 

      Maryland Science Center Camp-In 

Who: Girl Scout Brownies (3rd grade only) and Juniors


When: April 6
April 12 
April 19 
April 26 
April 27
May 4
May 10
May 11

Where: Maryland Science Center 

601 Light Street
Balitmore, 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.

You can contact the Camp-In Programs Supervisor year-round if you have questions about Camp-In or to receive registration forms and other information.  dbellomo@marylandsciencecenter.org, 410-545-5955.



Financial Fitness Challenge

Badge of the Week



What keep a customer coming back for more?  Senior Girl Scouts will learn how to engage their customers and ensure their loyalty beyond the cookie sale season so they'll keep coming back for more with the Customer Loyalty 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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