GEICO invites Students to Enter
Safe Driving Poster and Video Contest
Elementary and middle school students (K-8) are invited to submit a poster with an original safe driving superhero they've created. Cash prizes of $250 go to the top 15 national winners.
High school students (grade 9-12) are invited to submit an original safe driving video. The three top winners will each receive $500.
For more information visit: www.geicosafetycontest.com
Olney Ballet Theatre- The Nutcracker Ballet
Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages
When: December 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Olney Theatre Center Historic Stage
2700 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832
This is a full length (2 hours including intermission) ballet in two acts featuring nearly 100 student dancers complimented by fine professionals from Ballet West, American Ballet Theatre and Carolina Ballet Theatre. This traditional Nutcracker was choreographed by Mary Day who founded The Washington Ballet. It is directed By Patricia Berrend who danced with the Hamburg Ballet and The Washington Ballet and became Associate Artistic Director during her 27 years at The Washington Ballet.
Scouts must wear their vest or sash to show they are a Girl Scout to receive this discount.
Souvenirs $1 to $30
To register: Purchase tickets at Olney Theatre Center Box Office, 301.924.3400, www.olneytheatre.org
The Smithsonian is ready to Celebrate Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday and YOU'RE invited!
Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages
When: October 27 and 28, 2012
Where: Multiple Smithsonian Museums
The Smithsonian is ready to commemorate Juliette Gordon Low's birthday! Programs at multiple locations explore her history and celebrate her life. Make sure to check out the Girl Scouts Discover! self-guided tours that explore five cool things at five Smithsonian museums to learn about Girl Scouts history and values.
Find out more by clicking here!
Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages
When: November 23, 24
Where: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110
When: December 8,9,14,15,16
Where: Ernst Cultural Center
NVCC Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003
When a letter arrives at the North Pole infected with the highly contagious "Gimme! Gimme! Flu Virus", chaos soon follows. Will the elves conquer the Flu? Will they get the toys ready in time? Kick off the Holiday Season with Encore Theatrical Arts Project's "All I Want For Christmas". This enchanting song and dance extravaganza is a delight for all audiences young and old alike.
Our Girl Scout Special includes a back stage tour, early seating, an intermission snack and the chance for the entire troop to win a walk on role in the show.
Fees: $17 - $30 - Girl Scout Discounts Available
Patches may be purchased for $2.00
To Buy Tickets: www.encore-tap.org starting October 1st
For More Information: Contact Raynor van de Merwe at 703-222-5511.
Explore the Effects of Energy with the US Energy Information Administration
Who: Girl Scout Teens
When: October 27, 2012, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: U.S. Department of Energy Headquarters (Forrestal Building)
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) will sponsor a workshop on Energy for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts on Saturday, October 27, at the U.S. Department of Energy headquarters. The three-hour class will begin at 9:30 a.m. The class is free, but you must register in advance to attend. Girl Scouts will earn a patch for attending!
To Register: www.eia.gov/kids/activities/meritbadge/
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.
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
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
Dine-Arounds are added regularly so check back often: www.gscnc.org/dine_arounds.html
To register: email email@example.com
Strategic Learning Update Meetings
Receive updates on GSCNC's Strategic Learning work.
Thursday November 8th
Loudoun County Office 7:00pm-8:30pm
25055 Riding Plaza, Suite 120
South Riding, VA 20152
Saturday, November 10th
DC Office 10:00am-11:30am
4301 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
To Register CLICK HERE.
If you have questions please feel free to contact Hadley Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-534-3772
Signature Classes for Adult Educators and Volunteers
If you are interested in sharpening your presentation skills (sharing information to groups) or facilitation skills (managing the opinions and interests in a group) then it's your lucky day! Join these classes for a refresher in presenting information and facilitating a group as you often use these skills frequently in your volunteer work.
Presentation Skills, Tuesday October 30, 2012, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, DC Council Office
Learn to effectively present material to an audience. A variety of presentation skills and techniques will be covered for those presenting to both Girl Scout and non-Girl Scout audiences.
Facilitation Skills, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, DC Council Office
In this class participants will gain knowledge of how adults learn, group behavior management, traits and techniques of successful facilitators, and how to effectively use questions to facilitate discussion and learning.