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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

 

Register:  http://wvcraftworks.org/register-for-classes?eventId=695799&EventViewMode=EventDetails 

 

 
 
 
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, 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.

 

Fee: Free

   

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

 

Website: www.nps.gov/clba or https://www.facebook.com/ClaraBartonNHS

 

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

 

Website: 

http://airandspace.si.edu/events/heritage-days/womens-history/ 

 

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 www.disasterbootcamp.com and use the above promotional code to receive the discount.

  

Website:  www.disasterbootcamp.com

 

  

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 http://www.craftystitches.com/ 

 

Website: http://www.craftystitches.com/ 

 

 

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.

 

For More Information: Please visit www.SummersFarm.com

 

Teens

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

 

Registration:www.fonz.org/ecwcafterschool

 

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

 

Website:  www.rivertrail.com

 

Shop Information 
 
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GIRL SCOUT SHOPS INFO
  

 

CENTEVILLE MINI SHOP

SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 31
OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK
Monday 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday 2:00PM - 7:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Directions: http://www.gscnc.org/Centreville_Mini_Shop.html

 

GAITHERSBURG MINI SHOP

SEPTEMBER 5 - OCTOBER 31
OPEN THREE DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday 3:00 - 7:00PM
Thursday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Directions http://www.gscnc.org/Gaithersburg_Mini_Shop.html

 

MARTINSBURG MINI SHOP

CLOSED 9/13 for All Staff Meeting

Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM

9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 12/7, 12/14

Directions http://www.gscnc.org/Martinsburg_Shop.html     

 

WASHINGTON DC MAIN SHOP

CLOSED 9/13 for All Staff Meeting

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Directions http://www.gscnc.org/Directions%20to%20Main%20Office.html

 

UPCOMING MOBILE SHOP SCHEDULE

LEESBURG (OLD OFFICE LOCATION) - Saturday, September 14, 11:00 - 1:00

FREDERICK - Friday, September 20, 11:00 - 1:00

BOWIE- Saturday, September 21, 11:00 - 1:00

HOLLYWOOD - Friday, September 27, 11:00 - 1:00

LORTON - Saturday, September 28, 11:00 - 1:00

 

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