October 24, 2012
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Geology Rocks & Directions Matter Patch Combo for Teen Girl Scouts

Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors


When: November 9-11, 2012


Where: Lincoln Caverns
7703 William Penn Highway
Huntingdon, PA 16652


Find your way through the exciting world of geology with this fun combo at Lincoln Caverns!  Girls will experience the geological sciences through hands-on activities identifying rocks, finding fossils, completing a conservation activity, and soil testing to complete the Geology Rocks Patch. A rock collection for each girl is included. Mapping, Geocaching, and Letterboxing are all topics for the technology based treasure hunting patch "Directions Matter".  Girls will receive materials for a letterboxing craft and participate in a geocache hunt designed especially for Girl Scouts.  Girls will receive materials for a letterboxing craft and participate in a geocache hunt designed especially for Girl Scouts.  Lodging is slumber-party style and lunch-time meals are included.


Fees: Geology Rocks Only: Girl: 40.50, Adult: 34.50
Directions Matter Only: Girl: 38.00, Adult: 32.00
Combo of Both IP's: Girl: 72.50, Adult: 60.50


To Register: online at www.lincolncaverns.com, or Call 814-643-0268 for more information.

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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


WhoGirl 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.


Fees: $12
Souvenirs $1 to $30


To registerPurchase 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 Ticketswww.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/





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 


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 dinearounds@gscnc.org 






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 hhines@gscnc.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. 



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