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Here you can find news about what Girl Scouts are doing throughout our Council. Is your Troop doing something interesting? Share it with the Council! Send a short description and pictures to gscnc.pr@gmail.com.

Junior Troop 81774 San Mar Children's Home

The girls of Junior Troop 81774 worked together with their families and some community members to make holiday gifts for the girls living at San Mar Children’s Home in Boonsboro, MD.  The girls decided what they wanted to give the girls at San Mar, decided how much troop money to spend and got their families and a few community members to make donations as well.  The result was 24 gifts of filled slipper socks and a gift bag with a few more things.  The Troop made handmade gift tags and wrote each girl at San Mar a personal Christmas card.  The Troop delivered the gifts directly to the girls at San Mar. Submitted by Kimberley Lizik.

Wreaths at Arlington Cemetery Wreaths at Arlington Cemetery

Girls from Teen Troop 384 participated in the Wreath laying at Arlington Cemetery on December 15th. The girls met the truck driver of the wreaths for area 59 where they volunteered. He shared that his mother was a Girl Scout leader and used to take him along to meetings as a small boy. The girls were able to lay wreaths at several fallen warriors graves and then visited the Women's Memorial. Advisor and Photographer: Kelly Phelan

Troop 2064 Temple Hall Corn Maize

Troop 2064 had a great time at Temple Hall Corn Maize where they got to ride camels, play on big lawn chairs and sit on hay stacks. Submitted by Lori Huff-Herald.   

Operation: Be a Sister Operation: Be a Sister

Teen scouts from TOGA sent uniform parts and badges to Operation: Be a Sister. The coordinating Indiana troop is recreating individual uniforms for girls impacted by Hurricane Sandy from donations send in by girl scouts from around the country. A local Brownie troop also created cards to send to their sister scouts. Submitted by Cyndie Lipari.

Girl Scout Troop 6730 Girl Scout Troop 6730 Earned Bronze Award

Scouts of Troop 6730 Received Prestigious Bronze Award for Planting, Tending, and Harvesting Vegetables for Local Aid Organization. Read More... Submitted by Josephine Aiello LeBeau.

Brownie Troop 6145 wrote Christmas cards Christmas Donations to Shelter

Brownie Troop 6145 wrote Christmas cards for women who will be staying in shelters during this holiday season.

The Poppy Soap Company based out of San Luis Obispo, CA set a goal of collecting 100 holiday cards, letters, or drawings.  Once they reached  their goal of 100 letters, cards or drawings; they created 2 large donation baskets full of organic soaps and letters, cards and drawings.  As a result the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS) will be sent a gift basket of organic soaps and letters, cards and drawings. This was a great opportunity to teach children about gratitude and helping others. Submitted by Donna Vanik.

Troop 1273 Learning about Japanese Cooking

Troop 1273 in Silver Spring invited Hikaru, an exchange student from Japan, to one of their meetings to teach them how to cook Japanese food as part of their work on the Cadette's New Cuisine and Junior's Simple Meals badge.  She taught them how to make Mochi and vegetarian sushi and then they all made their own dinner.  In true Girl Scout form, they taught her a girl scout song and hand game at the end of the meeting. It was a very yummy meeting. Submitted by Jennifer Manguera

Willow Springs Elementary Girl Scouts Investiture/Rededication Ceremony Willow Springs Elementary Girl Scouts Investiture/Rededication Ceremony

The Willow Springs Elementary School Girl Scouts held an investiture/rededication ceremony on Friday, December 7, 2012.  Investiture welcomes new members into the Girl Scout family for the first time.  Rededication is a renewal of their commitment to the Girl Scout Promise and Law for those girls who have already been invested.Girl Scout Troop Coordinator Kim Klain moderated the ceremony. Submitted by Krista Stravach.

Troop 4168 Junior Girl Scout Troop 4168 Service Project

Troop 4168 held a bake sale at their school, St Bernadette's in Silver Spring, MD, to raise money for The Lilabean Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research. The foundation was started this fall by the Giroux family in honor of their daughter Lila who has an inoperable brain cancer tumor. The foundation will support research and projects at the Brain Tumor Institute at Children's National Medical Center and eventually at similar institutions around the country. The girls were really excited about supporting this organization committed to funding pediatric brain cancer research. The girls did most of the baking themselves, made posters to advertise the bake sale and sold their goodies and bracelets during the lunch hour. They sold out and made about $207 for the Lilabean Foundation.
Submitted by Mary Beth Sheridan and Jill Werwinski.

Cadette Troop 3686 and Daisy Troop 3609 Holiday Service Project

Members of Cadette Troop 3686 and Daisy Troop 3609 planned, shopped for, and cooked dinner for parents and children enrolled in the Fairfax County Nurturing Parenting Program at First Presbyterian Church in Annandale, VA. Submitted by Ana Walker.

Junior troop 3980 and Brownie troop 4971 Tree Decorating at Glenview Mansion

In December Girl Scout Junior troop 3980 and Brownie troop 4971, both of Rockville Maryland, participated in the Rockville Civic Center Holiday Open House. Together they decorated a tree at Glenview Mansion. They made all the ornaments ourselves. This was a part of “Children’s Day” and they had Santa, Frosty, Rudolph, music and crafts. The girls had a lot of fun! Submitted by Any Hoffman.

Brownie Troop 2777 Volunteering with Manna Food Service

Nothing could stop the weekend food drive collection. Members of Brownie Troop 2777 in Silver Spring helped collect non-perishable food items at the Aspen Hill Giant for Manna Food Service – Help feed the Hungry Food Drive.  In total, 32,260 pounds of food was collected from the participating Giant Stores.  Submitted by Hillary Sprayregen

Troop 282 Food Drive Followed by Fun

Cadettes from Springfield, VA Troop 282 helped at a recent food drive for the Lorton Community Action Center.  After collecting donations, the troop loaded the LCAC truck, followed it to the food bank, and unloaded the truck into the LCAC facility.  After these hard-earned service hours, the girls relaxed over dinner at Noodles & Co, followed by a 3D screening of the Life of Pi and ice cream at Kaleidoscoops. Photographer:  Richard Cotton

Junior Troop 81774 Kris Kringle Parade

Junior Troop 81774 marched in the annual Kris Kringle parade in downtown Frederick MD.  The girls carried the Council banner and a troop sign through the parade. Submitted by Kimberley Lizik.

Brownie Troop 6145 Brownies and Science

Brownie Troop 6145 conducted an experiment with Diet Coke and candy.  They knew that Mentos would cause the Diet Coke to explode, but wanted to see if Nerds, Pop Rocks, and M&Ms would have any effect.  They hypothesized that Nerds and Pop Rocks would cause the soda to explode, but that M&Ms would not. They found out that Nerds caused a slow volcanic type of reaction, Pop Rocks did nothing, and M&Ms came in 2nd place to Mentos and caused the soda to explode! They will be presenting their results at the science showcase at Ashburn Elementary in January. Submitted by Donna Vanik.

Teen Troop 5881 Teen Troop Visits NMWA

Teen Troop 5881 of Lorton/Springfield, VA visited the Nation Museum of Women in the arts.  They especially enjoyed the “Women Who Rock” exhibit which will be there through Jan 6, 2013.  It ties in perfectly with the Girltopia Journey which the troop is in the process of earning. Submitted by Vonda Peterson

Cadette Troop 282 and Teen Troop 384 Packing Meals Meals Packed

Cadette Troop 282 and Teen Troop 384 of Springfield, VA helped at the "Feed My Starving Children" event on Sunday, December 2nd at New Hope Church in Lorton, VA.  Together with over 100 scouts and family members from the area, the group packed over 28,000 meals destined for Mexico and Gambia. These meals will feed 76 children and their families for a year. Photographer:  Gina Cotton

Girl Scouts from SU 32-01/Montgomery Village

American History Museum

Girl Scouts from SU 32-01/Montgomery Village, visited the American History Museum during the Thanksgiving break and enjoyed the Girl Scout exhibit.

Teen Troop 5881 Cabin Camping at Camp Crowell

Teen Troop 5881 of Lorton/Springfield enjoyed a winter weekend cabin camping at GSCNC's Camp Crowell.   They worked hard and accomplished a lot of the Girltopia Journey and Visionary Award,  but also took time to explore camp and enjoy an evening campfire.  Theses girls could not have asked for a more beautiful December weekend! Submitted by Vonda Peterson and Photo by Melinda Engelbrektsson

Antietam Battlefield Illumination Antietam Battlefield Illumination

Senior Girl Scout Troop 3193 participated in the annual Antietam Battlefield Illumination.  They helped place 23,110 luminaries – one for each soldier killed in the battle of Antietam.  They met with Governor Martin O'Malley at the Battlefield! Submitted by Kristin Bolayir

Letters on handmade cards to local veterans Honoring Military

Lauren B., a Senior in Teen Troop 5881 in Lorton, VA volunteered to manage her November troop meeting.  Realizing it was almost Veteran’s Day, she decided to ask her fellow troop mates to write letters on handmade cards to local veterans.  All the girls were delighted to send some cheer and had beautiful things to say to our real American Heroes!  Photo credit: Ann Bidwell

Cadettes from SU 70-3 Girls Scouts - CSI

Cadettes from SU 70-3, Sterling, Virginia (Troops 2299, 622, 321) learn Crime Scene Investigation from Police Officers of the Purcellville PD.  The girls were able to earn their Special Agent badge as a part of the Girl Scouts are G.E.M.S. (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) presentation. Submitted by Kea Parker

Troop 164 at the Holiday Parade Reston Holiday Parade

Members of Cadette Troop 164 from 51-5, participated in the Reston Holiday Parade.  They followed the parade’s theme of “Come out to play “ by photocopying board game covers and stitching them to their troop banner.  Submitted by Jacquelyn Gadoua-Jan.

Troop 2288 in Silver Spring at the Fillmore
Thanksgiving Service Project

Members of Troop 2288 in Silver Spring helped serve Thanksgiving dinner to the needy at the Fillmore in Silver Spring.  They also gave out care packages of canned goods as people were leaving. Submitted by Jennifer Manguera.

Junior troop 2064 Catholic Charities SHARE

Junior troop 2064 volunteered at the Catholic Charities SHARE program. We helped to put together food baskets for the monthly food distribution. We also learned that everyday people who work sometimes need assistance. Our efforts helped approximately 1000 families. It was an awesome experience. Troop leader Lori Huff-Herald took this photo at the warehouse. Submitted by Lori Huff-Herald

Secret Codes & Mysteries Encampment Secret Codes & Mysteries

SU 32-5 participated in the Secret Codes & Mysteries Encampment at Camp Brighton Woods.  Older girls led activities involving secret codes and solving mysteries.  They also led the campfire songs Saturday night.  Younger girls learned how to letterbox and pay attention to clues.  Additionally, the girls learned archery and had a blast! Photo by: Anne-Marie Aguiar

Girl Scout junior troop 2064 National Portrait Gallery Visit

Girl Scout junior troop 2064 celebrated Juliette Gordon Low's birthday by participating in a craft activity at the National Portrait Gallery. The activity was lead by a Gold Award recipient who is an employee at the gallery. We also took a self guided tour to identify  and talk about portraits of famous Girl Scouts. The girls also donated money from their own banks to the birthplace Circle of Friends

Moorefield Girl Scout Troop 40736 Girl Scouts Received Drug Awareness Badges

Recently, girls from Moorefield Girl Scout Troop 40736 were awarded badges from the Drug Enforcement Administration. These young ladies participated in several drug awareness activies in October, including a visit to WELD 103.7 where the girls recorded a Drug Free Public Service Announcement. In addition, they organized and hosted a Drug Awareness night at Moorefield Elementry School. Troop 40736, along with their leaders Ashley Mendoza and Tracy Richmond, welcomed several speakers to the event as well. Speakers including Hardy County Sheriff Deputy Ward, Moorefield Police Departments' Officer M. Burrows, Officer Whetzel, and Officer Gowen along with Tiffany Parker with the Potomac Highlands Guild and Melissa Wyman, provided an enjoyable evening filled with information for all those attending. Submitted by Tracy Richmond.

Troop #112 at Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes at the American Red Cross

Members of Multi-Level Troop 112 of Landover, Maryland participated in the Holiday Mail for Heroes at the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on November 17th.  The girls had a ball making Christmas and holiday cards for our troops fighting overseas.  Our scouts attended the morning and afternoon card-making sessions.  We appreciate all that our brave women and men do for our country, and we hope our cards bring them joy this holiday season. Submitted by Ginny Umrani

SU 32-5 Daffodil Day Planting With the City of Gaithersburg Daffodil Day Planting With the City of Gaithersburg

Girl Scouts from Service Unit 32-5 planted daffodils for the City of Gaithersburg on November 10, 2012 at the traffic circle in front of the Bohrer Park Activity Center. It was the 10th year of the partnership between the City of Gaithersburg and SU 32-5.  All the girls, from Daisy's to Ambassadors, enjoyed getting a little dirty to help beautify where they live. Thanks to the crew from the City of Gaithersburg. They were amazing as always.   Photo by: Anne-Marie Aguiar

9 little girls and a mom made this Snowman Decoration!
Holiday Decorating in Myersville

Maddie's Daisy Troop decorated a snowman to be displayed on a telephone pole in the town of Myersville over the holidays.  Attached is a picture of the hard work of 9 little girls and a mom (me) with a hot glue gun! Submitted by Donna Oliver.

Girl Scouts Making Blankets for Newborns Blankets For Newborns

Troop 4140 from Gaithersburg, MD made no-sew blankets to donate to a local hospital nursery.  The girls learned how to read a pattern, measure and cut accurately as well as sew on a label.  What a great gift to all those babies! Photo by: Anne-Marie Aguiar

Cadette Troop #5126 Raking Leaves to Raise Donations for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Raking 4 Relief

A picture of some girls from Potomac, MD GS Cadette Troop #5126 (and a younger GS Brownie sib) doing their "Raking 4 Relief".  The girls set up this effort to rake leaves around their neighborhood to raise donations going towards relief efforts to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Submitted by Karasik Allison

Troop 6202 at the Juliette Low on Tour presentation. Juliette "Daisy" Low on Tour

Members of GSCNC Multilevel Troop 6202 took part in the Juliette "Daisy" Low on Tour presentation on Saturday, October 27th in Bowie, Maryland. Submitted bu Dewanna Knight.

Daisy Troop 40139 Celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month Daisy Troop 40139 Celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Moorefield, WV Daisy Troop 40139 Celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month by making Breast Cancer themed Thinking of You Greeting Cards which they are giving to patients that is or has suffered from Breast cancer. These young  Daisies learn about Breast Cancer as well as this teaches them to be Considerate & Caring to others. Submitted by Jenny Whetzel.

Cheryl McCrary, Girl Scouts and Staff from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission SU 33-10 at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Girls from SU 33-10 were invited by The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Federal Women’s Program Advisory Committee to perform the opening flag ceremony in honor of Women’s History Month.  The celebration highlighted this year’s Women’s History Month theme, “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment.”  After the ceremony the girls and leaders were invited to join them for lunch and listen to the keynote speaker, Ms. Cheryl McCrary, Director of the Office of Investigations at NRC.  Ms. McCrary shared with the attendees just how important education is to her successful career.  Submitted by Angela Wilson.

Troop 384 sitting on a bench in Boston, MA. Troop 384 Visited Boston Area

Seniors and Ambassadors from Troop 384 went to Boston MA over the school break. The girls planned the trip and took turns as the tour guide each day. They visited the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Cape Cod, Harvard Museum of History, the Mapparium, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and walked the Freedom Trail. They mastered getting around on the "T" and tried different kinds of seafood while there. They had a "wicked" good time! Submitted by Kelly Phelan.

Girl Scout Junior Troop 5869 at the US Patent and Trademark Office Expo
USPTO Event

Girl Scout Junior Troop 5869 from Rockville, MD had an absolutely fabulous time at the US Patent and Trademark Office Expo.  The girls enjoyed some of the fun activities at this event -- the scavenger hunt, the characters, and, of course, American Girl.  The best part was learning the difference between a patent and trademark from a real employee.  This was a great educational, fun event for our scouts, and we plan on attending in future years. Submitted by Christine Borger

Association 55 Teen Encampment Association 55 Teen Encampment

Association 55 Teens got together for a Fall Encampment at Prince William National Forest. There were 80 teens in all. We worked on our Secret Agent (Cadette) badge and Truthseeker (Senior) badge. Women from the Air Force's OSI team came and spoke to everyone. Girls got to try on bullet proof vests, night vision goggles and more. It was a fascinating presentation. Cadette troop 4332 made tacos in a bowl for 100 people. It was the first time they had ever cooked. The girls had a crazy fun campfire with everyone singing Girl Scout songs and popular songs.

Brownie Troop 4651 had a lot of fun at Montgomery County's Community Service Day Montgomery County's Community Service Day

Bethesda's Brownie Troop 4651 participated in Montgomery County's Community Service Day, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. The Brownies baked dog treats and made dog and cat beds and toys, as well as adoption signs for the animals' cages at the Montgomery County Humane Society. The second-grade troop of 18 girls also earned the Brownie Pets badge by learning about caring for animals and selecting the right pet for you. Submitted by Katee Neal & Kerry Rohatgi.

Cadette Troop 2745 Sitting on a Stack of Hay Corn Maize at Temple Hills Farm

Cadette Troop 2745 of Springfield, Va visited the Corn MAiZE at Temple Hills Farm in Leesbug, VA, in October. The girls had a blast navigating the Trefoil shaped maze by answering historical questions about Girl Scouts, going on a Hay Ride, shooting a corn cannon and riding camels! Their favority activity, by far, was the Jumping Pillow! Submitted by Monica Stockton.

Junior Troop 2325 Camp Highroad

Junior Troop 2325 of McLean, VA went to Camp Highroad and had so much fun learning about themselves and their Girl Scout sisters during the low rope challenge course. Team work is not easy but they managed! The girls also had a blast with the ZIP line course and will be back at the site again next spring. Submitted by Barbara Leiber-Klotz.

Troop 3288 of Potomac, MD celebrated Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday with a pumpkin carving fest
Ambassador Troop 3288 Celebrated Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday

Ambassador Scouts of Troop 3288 of Potomac, MD celebrated Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday with a pumpkin carving fest just before the winds of Hurricane Sandy blew in.  It wouldn't be Halloween or our founder's birthday without roasting pumpkin seeds, snacking on pumpkin muffins, munching on apples with pumpkin dip and being grateful for the legacy of JGL which lives on in each of us.  Submitted by Melanie R. Mason.

Girls from Junior Troop 2325 at Halloween Ball Halloween Ball

Girls from Junior Troop 2325 of McLean, VA with Ambassador girls from troop 5703 hosted McLean’s first Girl Scout Halloween Ball for younger Scouts on Friday, October 26th, 2012. Seventeen different troops with their Non-Girl Scout friends joined this fun event with music, dance, games, crafts, a puppet show, face painting, tattoo, craft stations, as well as Halloween snacks. submitted by Barbara Leiber-Klotz.

Association 14 Girls Pitching a Tent Association 14 Cook Out Camp Out Weekend for Girls

September 21-23, 2012 found 25 7th-10th graders from all over Association 14 at Camp White Rock participating in a Cook Out Camp Out weekend for teens. Girls learned to build and light fires, cook in box ovens, pie irons and tin cans. They also worked on pitching tents and building shelters with tarps, knife safety and team building games and activities.  Everyone had a fantastic time! Pictures taken by Tina Capps.

Troop 2436 Enjoyed the Cupcakes and Tea Cup Cakes and Tea

Troop 2436 Enjoyed the Cupcakes and Tea event organized by Association 70.  Girls each created a design to be made into a plate, decorated cupcakes and cupcake boxes, and had fun with the cake walk.  Mothers and daughters sat down together for tea and lemonade.  Submitted by Vanessa Smith

Troop 4813 Troop 4813 Volunteered at The National Zoo "Boo at the Zoo" Event

Teen Troop 4813 of Laurel, Maryland volunteered at "Boo at the Zoo" in Washington DC. Proceeds from this annual fun filled event benefit the zoo’s conservation science and animal care programs.  They distributed a variety of treats to HUNDREDS of Trick or Treaters! It was non-stop fun for all! Submitted by Kelly Donaldson.

A girl from troop 2436 making a shirt. Troop 2436 Bat Program

Troop 2436 attended a public program at the Ashburn Library, to learn about bats.  Each troop member made a batty teeshirt. submitted by Vanessa Smith

Troop 347 Helped Children with Sickle Cell Anemia Troop 347 Helped Children with Sickle Cell Anemia
 
The Daisies and Brownies of Troop 347 hosted their first blood drive in Bryans Road, MD to help children with sickle cell anemia.  The girls enjoyed greeting and registering donors and they also held a bake sale during the blood drive in which all the proceeds were donated to the Hematology department of the Childrens National Medical Center. Submitted by Michelle C. Sermon.

Corn Maize Go Karts Temple Hall Farm Corn Maize

Troop 2436 attended the Temple Hall Farm Corn Maize.  After doing the maze, bouncing pillow, shooting corn cobs and looking at animals, two troop members race around in the go carts.
Submitted by Vanessa Smith

Cadette Troop 282 Laser Tag

Cadette Troop 282 was scheduled to go to the Corn Maze on Sunday, but threats of bad weather from Hurricane Sandy caused a change in plans.  The troop chose an indoor event instead:  Laser Tag at Shadowland, followed by frozen yogurt at Sweet Frogs. Picture by Gina Cotton.

Troop 4045 attends SHARE event at Calleva
Troop 4045 attends SHARE event at Calleva

The girls of Brownie Troop 4045 of Germantown, MD attended a SHARE event at Calleva in Dickerson, MD on Oct 27th. They were able to ride horses, groom them, taught how to identify different kinds of horses, taught about "tack" or gear on a horse, and the different body parts of a horse. The girls had a lot of fun! Thanks to SU 32-11's SHARE Coordinator, Tracy Windall for organizing a second date for this popular event. Our girls were very grateful for the ability to attend. Submitted by Connie Chaskes.

Juliette on Tour


Juliette on Tour

Teen Troop 992 of Bowie, MD hosted Juliette on Tour, starring Ms Lois Seimer, to celebrate Juliette's birthday.  Girl Scouts from all over the Washington Metropolitan area attended the 2 shows, which took place on 26 and 27 Oct. Submitted by Diane Traweek.

Troop 3459 celebrates Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday Troop 3459 Celebrated Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthday in a Healthy Way

All 18 girls of Junior Troop 3459 of Potomac and Rockville, Maryland celebrated Juliette Gordon Low's birthday by enjoying both apples and clementines in addition to the traditional cupcakes. The troop has also started on the Gift of Trees patch and has been standing in front of a cherry tree during all the seasons - here, on a typical autumn afternoon. Submitted by Christina Halpern

Troop 40039 at the First Girl Scout Headquarters A Trip to Savannah, Georgia

Troop 40039 of Front Royal, Va went to Savannah, GA to see the Birthplace of Juliette Low and the First Headquarters.  The girls loved to explore downtown Savannah and Tybee Island.   Being in Savannah gave the girls a great history of Girl Scouts. Pictures taken by Sabrina Sinclair.

Cadettes on the Appalachian Trail - Troop 586 Cadettes on the Appalachian Trail

You could have found this motley crew of Cadettes on the Appalachian Trail, playing "Survivor" for a summer weekend this past June.  Troop 586 had a blast having challenges that included fire building, making survival lean-to's, purifying water, map reading, eating 'nature', and scaring their dads with rubber snakes! Submitted by Denise Renier

Troop 4733 Capitol Heights Multi-Level Troop

Multi-Level Troop 4733 out of Capitol Heights, MD participated in PG Beautification and Clean Up programs.  Our scouts planted 7 trees and over 120 flowers and bulbs.  The girls were excited about the planting process, beautifying the school and the impact this would have on the environment. Submitted by Quiana J Johnson.

Girl Scouts Rock the Mall Cadette Troop 586

Troop 586 Attend Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

Cadette Troop 586 of Springfield, VA decided to "Rock the Mall" this past summer!  They had a great time getting a big sing-along started on the Metro train on the way to DC!! Submitted by Denise Renier

Junior Troop 3486 Picking Food for the Food Banks

On Columbus Day, Junior Troop 3486 from Centreville, VA went to Shenandoah Volunteer Farm to pick pumpkins, squash, peppers, and tomatoes.  All of the food picked there is donated to area food banks. Submitted by Tracey MacNamara

S'more and Snore Overnighter S'more and Snore Overnighter

Each year, Cadette Troop 586 in Springfield, VA, starts out the new school year with a "S'more and Snore" Overnighter at their leader's house.  It's a great way to get the girls 're-bonded' after not seeing each other for part of the summer and get into high gear for the upcoming fall fun! Submitted by Denise Renier

Cadette Troop 586 A Weekend Adventure for Troop 586

The girls of Cadette Troop 586 went to a corn maze and Camp Coles Trip for a weekend adventure to complete their aMaze Journey.  Submitted by Denise Renier.

Members of Troop 318
Front row, left to right:   Lillian May Earle, Janet Stello Menassa

Back row, left to right:  Barbara Reading Groncki, Linda Carroll Davenport, Kathrine Hardenburg Newman , Elizabeth Walker Gill, Jeanne Harrison Smith, Beverly Boswell Goines, Carol Ann Hasslinger James.

50 Years Later Troop 318

Members of troop 318 gathered at the class of 1962's 50th High School Reunion at Northwestern High School in Hayttsville, MD for a picture and a chance to share some memories of their time together as Girl Scouts.  Many of the members of this Troop have stayed in touch over the years and have been a wonderful support system to each other through the good times and the bad.  As Brownies, their leaders included the wonderful Knox sisters as the troop was located in College Park, MD.  Being together was a special time for these amazing women and they are looking forward to their continued friendship. Submitted by Beverly Goines.

Cadette Troop 1271

Rock Climbing Day at Camp Mayflather

Cadette Troop 1271 enjoyed GSCNC's rock climbing day at Camp Mayflather on Saturday Oct 13, 2012

Brownie Troop 6379 Fall Camping at Camp Brighton Woods

Brownie Troop 6379 experienced fall camping at our Girl Scout Camp Brighton Woods. There were twelve Brownies present along with nine Junior/Cadettes who assisted with the younger girls. The girls did all kinds of fun camping activities. These girls and parents are real troopers to brave the cold weather camping that accompanied their weekend. This troop also welcomed 6 new girls to their troop this year and their leader stated that this camping trip gave them a bonding experience that allowed them the opportunity to form friendships with everyone who attended. Submitted by Kimberly Beach.

Local GS Attending City Council Meeting Local Girl Scouts Attended City Council Meeting

Local Girl Scouts Attended a Bowie City Council meeting where the council signed a proclamation in support of The United Nations Day of the Girl (11 October).  A group of Girl Scouts representing troops from Service Units 22-7 and 22-8 opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and remained at the front of the chamber as the proclamation was read.

The United Nations Day of the Girl!, The UN is declaring 10/11 to be a day to support girls everywhere, speak out against stereotypes, obstacles and other problems girls face. Submitted by Diane Traweek

Troop 542 City of Bowie Day of the Girl Proclamation

Troop 542 was present at Bowie City Hall for the Day of the Girl Proclaimation which took place October 1. Submitted by Sam Johnson

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