May 29, 2013
In This Issue
Featured Item
Shop Information
Quick Links

Girl Scout Troop News


What did you do today?

Click here to email us pictures and a description of your recent activities and we'll post it online!  

Girl Scout News  

Looking for more?

Check out

The Pixie List

Contact Us 

Featured Item  

  Your Turn to Lead Logo

Your Turn to Lead:Your Voice Matters


Who: Girl Scout teens


When: Saturday, June 15, 2013

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Where: Howard University School of Law

2900 Van Ness St. NW

Washington, DC 20008


Designed to inspire teen girls to recognize their own abilities, become active in their schools and in their communities. The leadership conference will include interesting activities, exciting workshops, and college preparation. Influential guest speakers such as Catherine Hogan, Public Affairs and Government Relations lobbyist for Verizon; Yvette Alexander, DC City Council; and Robert Sims, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Washington Gas.  


Cost: *Early Bird Rate* Register by May 31, 2013 and pay just $10

General Registration: $15 after May 31 until June 7, 2013

Cost includes registration, lunch, dinner and conference materials  


To register:   



Multiple Levels

Bridging Ceremony at Madame Tussauds




Who: Girl Scout Troops bridging up  


Where: Madame Tussauds Historic D.C. Wax Museum  


Troop leaders, are you looking for a fun and unique location to hold your troop's bridging ceremony? Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. is now offering special bridging ceremony packages.

What could be better than having our Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low at your bridging ceremony?

For further information: Contact Julie Wiser at or call 202-942-7310.




Astronomy Festival on the National Mall

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: Friday June 14, 2013 from 5 - 11 pm, (rain/cloud date: June 15th)


Where: Washington Monument NE, 15th Street and Constitution Ave.  


The annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall, sponsored by Hofstra University, takes place from 5 to 11 pm. The astronomical extravaganza will feature telescopic viewing, exhibits, hands-on activities, a multimedia presentation, and a chance to mingle with real astronomers. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Saturday, June 15th.  


Nearby parking is available at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center building for $13.00 from 5 pm until 1 am.  


More Information: for more information.




Girl Scout Night at the Washington Mystics

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

When: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Verizon Center, Washington DC

Watch the Washington Mystics take on the Minnesota Lynx for Girl Scout Night. Groups of 10 or more will participate in the on-court parade and receive two complimentary tickets for troop leaders.

To register:
Promo code: mystics




Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia  



Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: Sunday, June 2, 2013

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   


Where: Dulles Expo Center 


Here is a special opportunity for Girl Scouts and their leader! We are offering FREE admission to our show to all Girl Scouts who come in uniform on Sunday, June 2, during the hours of 10 to 4. Leaders also get free admission. At 1 pm we will be doing a special presentation on "How a Quilt is Made," especially designed for Girl Scouts.  We will also be giving out gifts and there will be prizes for everyone who participates in our Scavenger Hunt. This is a great resource for Girl Scout Seniors working on the Textile Artist badge. 


For more information:  




Bowie Baysox Girl Scouts Lock-in & Sleepover:
Baysox vs. New Britain Rock Cats

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages    


When: Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:05 p.m. 


Where: Prince George's Stadium

 4101 Crain Highway

Bowie, MD 20716 


Post-Game Lock-In Activities Include: Dancing, Arts & Crafts and Much More!! Volunteers are still needed to help run Lock-In activities.

To Register: Contact Matt McCann at 301-464-4885 or to order tickets or volunteer.

For more information




Exclusive Hershey Park Discount for

Girl Scout, Friends and Family



Who: Girl Scouts Nation's Capital members of all ages   


When: May 3 - September 29, 2013   


Where: Hershey Park

100 W. Hersheypark Drive

Hershey, PA 17033   


Looking for a fun activity to share with your Girl Scout troop? Girl Scouts is excited to let you in on a special offer for discount tickets from Hersheypark. Not only can you save 35% off Hersheypark tickets, but Hershey Park will donate a portion of the ticket price to the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital SHARE (Share Her Annual Real Expense) annual giving campaign.  


To register: To receive the Girl Scout discount and support SHARE, please use the exclusive GSCNC website and promo code.


Girl Scout Link:; Promo code: 41445.


Girl Scout Appreciation Day at  

Medieval Times  

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: June 8th

Doors open at 11:00 a.m., show starts at 12:00 p.m. 


Where: Medieval Times

7000 Arundel Mills Circle 

Hanover, MD 21076 


Girl Scout shows feature a 20 minute education presentation that begins promptly at 11:00 AM. The Falcon presentation, care and training of horses and meet the Medieval Times cast after the show. All Girl Scouts receive the Medieval Times participation patch!

Fees: Girl Scouts and Leaders pay $29.95 (plus tax and gratuity). No minimum number required. Full payment due 2 weeks prior. Additional Family/Guest $35.95 plus tax/gratuity.

To make reservations today! Call 888-WE-JOUST or email MARYLAND@MEDIEVALTIMES.COM



The Harlem Globetrotters Come to  

Towson University!


Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


When: June 19th, 20th, and 21st at 7pm.


Where: Towson University's Tiger Arena

2 Auburn Dr.

Towson, MD 21252


Come see the Harlem Globetrotters at Towson University's NEW Tiger Arena! Special Scout Discounts available to all Girl Scouts and families. Save up to $16.25 per ticket!   


Fees: Ticket prices start at $15. Everyone who orders together gets the Girl Scout discount. Each Girl Scout ticket includes a patch.


To Buy Tickets: Call 800-641-4667 x118 or email to get the Girl Scout discount. 


For More Information: For more details, check out the Harlem Globetrotters website at



Financial Fitness Challenge

Badge of the Week


By completing this badge, you will know what it takes to keep good credit and borrow money smartly, including how to pay back what you owe in time -- skills that will help you throughout life.  

Click here:


If you have earned this badge this year, we will send you a free Financial Fitness Challenge Patch brought to you by Capital One!




Reminder: GSCNC Patches Retiring

GSCNC is retiring some of our council patches in 2013. Check out the chart to see which ones will be having a retirement party in May.


 Learn more about these patches and others here:





Want to explore STEM careers?



Who: Girl Scout Cadette troops


Requirements for participation: 10-15 students within the target age range (grades 5-8)


Change the Equation, a STEM-focused nonprofit in Washington, D.C., has created the online learning game iOnFuture, which aims to expose students to the world of STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.


Change the Equation would  like to make sure that the game is making the impact it promises to within its target age group, fifth- to eighth-graders. Change the Equation is looking for troops to see to what extent the games influence girls' opinions on STEM careers. Interested troops would be introduced to the game suite and play at least once over a period of three weeks, and take pre- and post-tests. For participating, groups will receive one $50 Amazon gift card upon completion. Troops should have at least 10 to 15 students within the target age range (grades 5-8) who can participate.   

If you are able to participate in the evaluation or would like more information, please contact Alyssa Schwenk at





C & O Historic Park Training


Who: Any adult Girl Scout volunteer 


When: August 24, 2013, 9:30-2:30 


Where: Riley's Lockhouse
Poolesville, MD


Want to give tours at the Riley Lockhouse? Come churn butter, do home crafts, make ice cream or lemonade 1870 style!  After a troop leader or another troop adult takes the C+O Canal National Historical Park training the troop can choose a date when they and most of the girls can come from 12:30-4:30 on a Saturday or Sunday during the spring or fall and have fun at the Lockhouse.    

For more information: call Joan Paul at 301-384-8584  


To register:



Shop Information
Online Shop  




ALL SHOPS CLOSED 5/25 & 5/27 for Memorial Day




Mondays 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Tuesdays 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesdays 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursdays 2:00PM - 7:00PM

Saturdays 10:00AM - 1:00PM





Tuesdays 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Thursdays 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Saturdays 10:00AM - 1:00PM




Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM



Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM





Leesburg - Friday 5/31 11:00-1:00

Bowie - Saturday 6/1 11:00-1:00

Springfield - Friday 6/7 11:00-1:00

Frederick - Saturday 6/8 11:00-1:00 (LAST STOP for SEASON)


For Complete Schedule


e-Edition informs Girl Scouts and their leaders of opportunities that have arisen after the deadlines of our various publications. Many of these opportunities come from outside vendors and may require council approval. GSCNC has not inspected these programs or vendors and there are no GSCNC representatives at these events. GSCNC-sponsored programs that have low enrollment may also be listed. If you have questions about any of the information, please communicate with the contact person listed at the end of each item.

UNSUBSCRIBING from e-Edition

If you are a troop leader or other volunteer and no longer wish to receive e-Edition from your Service Unit, please contact the person who forwards it to you directly
Please do not use the unsubscribe link below if you are not directly subscribed to e-Edition through council.  The unsubscribe link will delete the person who receives the initial send from council, not yourself.