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CraftWorks 2013 Outdoor Festival   


Who: All Girl Scouts


When: Saturday, September 7th, 2013 4pm-7pm


Where: CraftWorks at Cool Spring

             1469 Lloyd Rd.

             Charles Town, WV 25414


Come visit CraftWorks 2013 Outdoor Festival. Contemporary Folk Music will be performed by ilyAIMY and LEA. Luscious FOOD cooked onsite by CraftWorks grillmasters (burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers) as well as chips, drinks, fresh popped popcorn and ice cream. $3 gets you the sandwich of your choice and chips. Drinks, popcorn and yummy ice cream are $1 each!  Bring lawn chairs or a blanket so you can relax and enjoy the music and food from our hillside. 


A weird and wonderful silent auction will be taking place in our new beautiful environmentally conscious headquarters including antiques, crafts, gift certificates, yummy baked goods and things you didn't know you needed but you most definitely DO!
The Citizens Fire Company will be showing kids their fire truck, equipment and ambulance, demonstrating "drop and roll," and bandaging techniques.

A representative from the Martinsburg and Frederick GSCNC office will be on site to provide more information about Girl Scouts. YOU can be one of the first to sign up for CraftWorks new Brownie (grades 2 & 3) or Junior (grades 4 & 5) troop forming NOW!

Fees: Adults $5 Youth (3-13) $3




Multiple Levels

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, MD 20812   


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, 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.


Fee: Free


Register: Reservations are not necessary but appreciated. Please call 301-320-1410


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Women Soar at the Smithsonian

A Century of Women in Aerospace Family Day


Who: All Girl Scouts 


When: Saturday, September 14, 2013 10am - 3pm 


Where: National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall


For over 100 years, women have contributed to technological advances in aviation and space.  Discover the incredible contributions of women in aviation, science, and aerospace.  Hear about the historic women who have inspired today's role models.  Will you be the one of the next generation of women in aerospace?  

Fee: Free




Disaster Preparedness Boot Camp


Who: All Girl Scouts


When: October 4-6, 2013


Where: Ramblewood

             2564 Silver Rd.  

             Darlington, MD 21034


The Disaster Preparedness Boot Camp is a new and exciting event that is taking place October 4-6, 2013 in Darlington, MD.  It is a weekend long event teaching survival techniques to help you prepare for a disaster.  There are tons of fun workshops activities for all age groups throughout the weekend including Archery, Obstacle Courses, and even a Land Navigation Challenge.  This event will give Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a few badges while having fun and learning!

Badges:  Girl Scouts who attend the Boot Camp will earn steps 104 of the Senior Adventurer Badge, steps 2-4 of the Cadette Trailblazing Badge, and also steps 1-5 of the Junior Camper Badge!


Fee: Ages 0-10: Free (with a paid adult)


Ages 10+: Three Day pass- $99.00 One day pass- $69.00 Additional Meal Plan- $60 (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners)


Free tent camping onsite. Limited cabin accommodations are available for an additional charge.


Girl Scouts Friends and Families Receive 15% off! Use promotional code: MSPCLUB


Register:  To register, please visit and use the above promotional code to receive the discount.





CraftyStitches STEM Sewing Studio Science of Sewing for Girl Scouts


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 





Homegrown Fun and 'Farm Fresh' Adventure


Who: All Girl Scouts


When: Friday, October 4 2013 (5 pm - 10:30 pm)

Saturday, October 5, 2013 (10 am - 10:30 pm)

Sunday, October 6, 2013 (10 am - 7 pm)


Where: 5620 Butterfly Lane    

            Frederick, MD 21703


A simple visit to Summers Farm will fulfill some badge requirements. Highlighted activities include our corn maze, moonlight maze, giant jumping pillow, farm animals, pumpkin picking, hayrides, slides, pig races, farm fresh baked goods, concessions and much more!


Fees: Weekend group rate for 15 or more people: $8 per person with two leaders being free. Regular admission is $10 per person.  


Participation patches available for purchase for $1 each. Campfire sites available by reservation for an additional fee of $5.


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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Exploring Careers in Wildlife Conservation:  

An Afterschool Discussion with Zoo Professionals


Who Girl Scout Cadettes through Girl Scout Ambassadors and their chaperones


When: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4-5:30pm


Where: Smithsonian National Zoological Park


Description: Do you aspire to someday work at a zoo or aquarium? Are you curious about how science is being used to help save endangered species? Would you like to know what it takes to work at the National Zoo and care for amazing animals everyday?  


Join us for a candid conversation about what it's like to work alongside amazing animals every day!  This event will feature five professionals working in different capacities at the National Zoo, all with one goal- to help protect and conserve wildlife.  Audience members will have the opportunity to hear from panelists representing a variety of backgrounds including biology, nutrition and research.   


Note:  The panel is only open to students in grades six through twelve.    


Badge Tie-In: Girl Scout Cadettes or Seniors can work towards their Animal Helpers or Voice for Animals badges.  


Fee: Free


Day Guided Canoe Eco Tour
Near Harpers Ferry & Potomac River Campout River and Trail Outfitters

Who: Girl Scout Cadettes through Girl Scout Ambassadors


When: Saturday, October 5th, 2013


Where:  River & Trail Outfitters & Brunswick Family Campground

              604 Valley Rd Knoxville, MD


This � day guided canoe trip near beautiful and historic Harpers Ferry, WV will study the health of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, major tributaries on the watershed system for the Chesapeake Bay. Program includes Macro-invertebrate study, Water testing and a Riverside search for river reptilian dwellers. Finish up the day riverside camping on the Potomac River in Brunswick, MD on Saturday night.

The health of the Chesapeake Bay is dependent upon the actions of every citizen in the watershed. Join us in our efforts to educate the generations through this enlightening Chesapeake Bay watershed experience.


Fee:  $38.75


Register:  Call 301-834-9950




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