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Toys Through Time

Girl Scouts in Georgetown Day


Who: Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors


When: Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:00-11:30 a.m. for Daises and Brownies; 1:00-2:30 for Juniors


Where: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

1644 31st St NW

Washington, DC 20007


Party into the past, as Scouts journey through the historic mansion to learn about toys, games, entertaining methods and dances from the past! After the tour, Scouts learn period dances and create their own paper dolls and doll houses to take home


Fees: Scouts and Tag-alongs: $10; Adults: $3


How to register: Visit our website at   

Multiple Levels

AG 18'' Doll Pumpkin Patch Costume Party Crafting Workshop (NO SCHOOL DAY!): Cupcakes and Lace


Who: Girl Scout Brownies and Girl Scout Juniors


When: October 14th from 9am-4pm (This is a no school day!)


Where: Held at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church

            43987 John Mosby Highway

            Chantilly, VA 20151


Grab your 18'' doll and come for a fun day of crafting mini Halloween and Fall themed items for your doll! Girls will have a blast using their imagination to create mini items and accessories such as: a doll sized trick or treat table complete with pretend mini goodies and candies, as well as their own doll pumpkin costume! Please bring a bag lunch.


Fee: Girl $58 (includes all supplies, and a snack) Please note this is a drop off event.  


Register: Register online at




Marvelous Monsters Inc. Stuffed Animal   

Sewing & Cupcake Decorating Workshop: Cupcakes and Lace


Who: Girl Scout Brownies   


When: October 19th from 10:30am-1:00pm


Where: Held at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church

            43987 John Mosby Highway

            Chantilly, VA 20151


Girl Scout Brownies come have a fun morning learning to hand sew by creating adorable Monster and creature stuffed animals! After you sew a few creatures, craft up some mini beds for them! Also, decorate cute and yummy Monsters Inc. cupcakes! Please bring a bag lunch. Note: Girls are welcome to register individually without their whole troop.   

Fee: Girl $34 (includes all supplies, and snacks) Please note this is a drop off event.


Register: Register online at


Ghosts & Goblins Party with Geocacher Badge

Who: Girl Scout Juniors


Where:  Lincoln Caverns

             7703 William Penn Highway,

             Huntingdon, PA 16652


When:Saturday/Sunday October 5-6, 2013

Saturday/Sunday October 19-20, 2013


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.


Fee:  $45.00/person


Register:  Register online at, or Call 814-643-0268 for more information



Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

Girl's Knight Out


Who: All Girl Scouts


When: Saturday, October 12, 2013 and Sunday, October 13, 2013


Where: Medieval Times

            7000 Arundel Mills Circle

            Hanover, Maryland 21076


Imagine an adventure to an 11th century-style castle led by a King and his Noble Court. Every detail is painstakingly recreated as the children take a personal journey back to the Middle Ages. Step back in time and experience spectacular horsemanship, amazing swordplay, medieval games of skill and an authentic jousting tournament between six brave knights of the realm. As the tournament takes place, the castle's serfs and wenches serve a feast fit for a King!


Fees: $27.50 for all seats Girl Scouts, family and guests. (Plus tax and gratuity. Payment is due 2 weeks prior to show.)


To Register: call 1-888-935-6878 or visit


For more information: contact Group Sales by calling 866-543-5278 ext. 8


CraftyStitches STEM Sewing Studio


Who: Girl Scouts of all ages


Where: CraftyStitches STEM Sewing Studio

            1604 Village Market Blvd. SE #105 

   Leesburg, VA 20175


Calling all Girl Scouts to earn their Sewing Patch! Learn about the science of sewing at CraftyStitches' 1500 sq. ft. STEM sewing studio. Sewing is a unique way for girls to learn about math and science while allowing them to work together, be creative, and have fun! Programs available starting with Hand Sewing for Daisies all the way to up sewing a garment for Juniors and up!


Register: Call 571-295-7390 or reserve online at



The Nutcracker, by the Fairvax Ballet: Enjoy the Show, Earn a Patch!


Who: All Girl Scouts


When: Saturday, November 30, 2013. Performance show times: 2pm and 7pm


Where: Joan Bedinger Auditorium, W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031


Enjoy the Show, Earn a Patch! The Fairfax Ballet is hosting a Girl Scouts Dance Program Event at their performance of The Nutcracker during Thanksgiving weekend. On Saturday, November 30, at both 2pm and 7pm performances, GSCNC troops can learn more about the story of The Nutcracker ballet, receive a "The Fairfax Ballet, The Nutcracker" Participation Patch, and gain credit towards their Dance Program Badge! Each Girl Scout also will enjoy snack and drink during intermission and post-performance photos.


Fee:  Center orchestra, $23, Side Orchestra, $20. Ticket price reflects group discount for Girl Scouts, Troop Leaders and their families. Each Girl Scout also receives "The Fairfax Ballet, The Nutcracker" Participation Patch, as well as snack and drink during intermission. The ticket price includes the participation patch.


Register: To order discounted group tickets, requiring 10 or more participants, email or call 703-803-2977.






2014 Destinations!

Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, & Ambassadors

Where: Various locations across the country and world

When: Application deadline is Friday, November 15th by 5pm

Got the travel bug? You're in the right place! Girl Scout destinations are travel experiences that range from two days to three weeks for Cadettes and older, can whisk you to the far corners of the world where you will meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities to take action.

How: Click here to learn more or to apply. As a reminder, part of the application process is to submit your application to Council by November 15th!



Environmental Leadership Institute

Who: Girl Scout Seniors and Girl Scout Ambassadors (needed as volunteers to help run event) 


Where:Camp Potomac Woods Lucketts, VA


When:Saturday, October 26th, 2013 10:00am-5:00pm


In partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton, GSCNC is excited for the fourth annual...


Environmental Leadership Institute


At this event you will help girls:

  • 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.

For more information: ContactElyse R. Roland at, 202-274-3310


Lincoln Caverns Ghosts & Goblins Party with Directions Matter Patch

Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors


Where: Lincoln Caverns

7703 William Penn Highway,

Huntingdon, PA 16652


When: Saturday/Sunday October 26-27, 2013


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. On Sunday, girls will learn about orienteering - working their way through a mapping course, learning to use a GPS unit, playing the fun game of letterboxing, and going geocaching to complete the Directions Matter Patch. Craft materials for each girl are included. Sleeping accommodations are slumber party style in the visitor's center.


Fee: $58.50/girl $50.50/adult


Register: Register online at, or Call 814-643-0268 for more information


Energy Matters with EIA


Who:  Age 11 years old and up


When: Oct. 26 from 9:30 am to 1 p.m.


Where: U.S. Department of Energy Headquarters (Forrestal Building) Cafeteria 

            1000 Independence Avenue, SW  

            Washington, DC 20585


October is "Energy Action Month" and the U.S. Energy Information Administration is again holding its Girl Scout patch day! This exciting day gives girls the opportunity to participate in hands-on energy activities and work with U.S. Energy Information Administration professionals. In addition to teaching an Energy patch class, EIA will teach two new classes: Electricity and Nuclear Science. The U.S. Energy Information Administration is designing special Girl Scout patches for each of the three classes which will be given to each participating Girl Scout at the end of the event. Want to learn more? Check out the video of last year's program:


Energy Patch- Saving, producing, and using energy wisely will be critical to America's future. If we are to leave future generations with a world in which they can live as well or better than we have, Girl Scouts and other potential leaders of tomorrow must begin the hard work of understanding energy and the vital role it will play in the future.


Electricity Patch- Electricity is a powerful and fascinating force of nature. As early as 600 BC, observers of the physical world suspected that electricity existed but did not have a name for it. In fact, real progress in unraveling the mystery of electricity has come only within the last 250 years.


Nuclear Science Patch- Nuclear science gives us a simple explanation of the natural world. The ultimate goal of nuclear science is to find out if there is one fundamental rule that explains how matter and forces interact. Earning the Nuclear Science merit badge/patch is a chance for Girl Scouts to learn about this exciting field at the cutting edge of science today.


Activities targeted for this event may help girls work towards the following Journeys:


Cadettes Breathe Journey - Pages 35, 91-99

Seniors Sow What Journey - Page 78

Ambassadors Justice Journey - Pages 36, 40-41, 47


Fee: Free







Upcoming Gold Award Workshops


Are you or your troop members thinking about earning the Gold Award? Do you have questions for a Gold Award Panel member?  If so, you should sign up for a Gold Award Workshop!

Our current offerings for the month of October are:

Sunday, October 6 

South Riding, VA 

5 - 8 pm


Saturday, October 12 

Arlington, VA 

1:30 - 3:30 pm


Saturday, October 19

Front Royal, VA

9:00 - 11:00 am  


Thursday, October 24 

Oakton, VA 

7 - 9 pm


For more information or to register, click here


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