Ghosts & Goblins Party with Geocacher Badge
Who:Girl Scout Juniors
When: Saturday/Sunday October 5-6, 2013
Saturday/Sunday October 19-20, 2013
Where: Lincoln Caverns
7703 William Penn Highway,
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Scream with fright as our ghoulish friends lead you on a haunted tour through Lincoln Caverns. Play games, make crafts, and explore the haunted trail at night. Experience the all new Haunted Hayride! Included is a presentation about cave formation, cave life, and cave conservation. A tour through Whisper Rocks is provided for all to experience the natural beauty of a cave. Survivors will participate in the Geocacher Badge on Sunday while learning about the fun game of geocaching and how to use a GPS. Play a vocabulary game, create a poster, and make a pet rock as a trade item as preparation to Go Geocaching! Sleeping accommodations are slumber party style in the visitor's center.
Register: Register online at www.lincolncaverns.com, or call 814-643-0268 for more information
Clara Barton National Historic Site
Homeschool Day: "Clara Barton Humanitarian in War and Peace"
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
When: September 24th from 11:30 am to 3 pm
Where: 5801 Oxford Rd, Glen Echo MD20812
Clara Barton, known as the "Angel of the Battlefield" during the Civil War and founder of the American Red Cross, dedicated her life and energies to helping others in times of need at home and abroad and in peacetime and wartime. She lived in the now 122 year old structure at Glen Echo for the last fifteen years of her life, during which time the building also served as headquarters of the American Red Cross, lodging for Red Cross volunteers, and as a warehouse for disaster relief supplies (1897 to 1904).
Inspired by her legacy, the Clara Barton NHS Homeschool Day, "Clara Barton Humanitarian in War and Peace," will consist of educational and fun activities including a Red Cross recovery effort obstacle course, an arts and crafts project, discovery stations, and Junior Ranger activities. Additionally, NPS interpreters in period dress will interact with participants and discuss the lives of soldiers and nurses during the Civil War. No prior knowledge about Miss Barton is necessary but information can be found on the Clara Barton NHS website, www.nps.gov/clba. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch or snacks to enjoy at picnic tables on site and at adjacent Glen Echo Park. Please note: in the case of inclement weather the program will continue with some minor adjustments.
To register: Reservations are not necessary but appreciated. Please call 301-320-141.
Website: www.nps.gov/clba or https://www.facebook.com/ClaraBartonNHS
13th Annual Library of Congress
National Book Festival
Who: All Girl Scouts
Where: National Mall
When: Saturday, September 21st & Sunday, September 22nd
Book lovers of all ages will convene on the National Mall to celebrate books and reading. Consider a trip for your troop to the Library of Congress National Book Festival to hear from popular authors and illustrators, get books signed, and take part in fun activities. This year's line-up of children's authors includes Holly Black, Kadir Nelson, Jon Scieszka, Katherine Paterson, Rafael López and many more! There is also a digital bookmobile and a pavilion to discover more about the Library of Congress.
Check out the following badges and how they connect to the National Library Festival: Brownie: Celebrating Community, My Family Story; Junior: Scribe; Cadette: Book Artist, Screenwriter, Comic Artist; Senior: Novelist
Order the patch for your Girl Scouts and let them proudly show off their attendance at this memorable event. Patches will also be available for purchase on-site at the festival.
How: For more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/.
Environmental Leadership Institute
Who: Girl Scout Cadettes (as participants), Girl Scout Seniors and Girl Scout Ambassadors (needed as volunteers to help run event)
When: Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Camp Potomac Woods
In partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton, Girl Scouts Nation's Capital is excited to invite Girl Scout Cadettes to the fourth annual Environmental Leadership Institute.
At this event you will:
- Become an advocate for the environment.
- Hike the Potomac Woods RiverWalk environmental learning trail.
- Meet women engineers, biologists and artists.
- Attend a Silver Award workshop.
Fee: $10 per girl *Program fee includes lunch, patch, materials, and a gift!
How: Registration is open via the registration portion of the www.gscnc.org website
For more information: Contact Elyse Roland at firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-274-3310