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Juniors  are pictured with the Founder and CEO of A Wider Circle in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Troop 2064 Juniors Complete Bronze Award

The juniors in multi level troop 2064 completed their final presentation for their Bronze Award. They have been working to spread the word about homelessness and how kids can help. The girls created an art space for kids to draw and create while their parents look for furnishings for their new homes. Many of the families serviced are transitioning from homelessness and A Wider Circle donates furnishings to help with the transition. Submitted by Lori Huff Herald.

Troop 2943 Standing outside the Smithsonian Museum of American History

Troop 2943 Celebrated Black History Month at the Smithsonian Musuem of American History

Cadette Troop 2943 with Service Unit 80-6 visited the Smithsonian Museum of American History on Valentine's Day to celebrate Black History Month. The girls visited a special traveling exhibition titled Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talledega College. This exhibition shows the murals painted by African-American artist Hale Woodfruff for Talladega College in Alabama.The paintings depict African-American life, from slavery to freedom. The exhibition, which will be on display through March 1, also showcased other significant works by Woodruff. The girls then visited other popular exhibits at the museum including the American Stories and First Ladies exhibits. Submitted by Nicole Kegler.

Ambassador Scouts from Teen Troop 5881

Ambassador Scouts Judged GS Cook-off

Ambassador Scouts from Teen Troop 5881 of Springfield/Lorton enjoyed sampling over 20 recipes made with Girl Scout cookies! Junior Troop 1645 hosted the cook-off, starting with Cookie-Oke (Karaoke with or without a cookie theme) and ended with prizes based on presentation, appearance, taste and creativity as determined by the Ambassador Scouts. A wonderful time was had by all! Photo by Tracy Frech. Submitted by Vonda Peterson.

Montgomery County Older Girls & Leaders hosted Cosmic Bowling

Cosmic Bowling

MCOGL (Montgomery County Older Girls & Leaders) hosted Cosmic Bowling over President's Day weekend. This is a picture of the glowing girls of Troop 1273, Silver Spring. Submitted by Jennifer Manguera.

Troop 1165 at Springhouse Assisted Living

Valentines to Springhouse Assisted Living

Troop 1165 from Silver Spring made valentine's for the seniors living at Springhouse Assisted Living House, then they hand delivered them on Valentine's day. Submitted by Jennifer Manguera.

Troop 2064 attending a Sleepover with a purpose

Sleepover with a Purpose

Troop 2064 participated in a sleepover. The Girl Scouts had lots of fun and they also participated in a very important take action project. In honor of national snack month they prepared 36 weekend snack bags for a group of toddlers at Bright Beginnings Child Development Center. Bright Beginnings is a child development center for homeless children. The troop talked about the challenges that homeless children encounter with eating when school is closed on weekends and holidays. The troop is pictured with the bags that they decorated and filled with healthy snacks. The bags were delivered before President's Day Weekend. Submitted by Lori Huff-Herald.

Troop 4545 Earn Animal Habitat Badge

Animal Habitat Badge at Calvert Marine Museum

Girl Scout Junior Troop 4545 of Lusby, Maryland visited the Calvert Marine Museum during their Free Friday event. Co-Leaders Jennifer Muschlitz and Charron Dean adapted the Animal Habitat Badge to learn about marine habitats. They spent two hours exploring the newly renovated aquarium in Solomon’s, Maryland and learned about marine life in the Chesapeake Bay as well other water creatures, such as Jelly Fish, Otters and the museums latest pride, the Octopus.  Eight members of Junior Troop 4545, a Junior Scout from Troop 442, a Brownie Scout from Troop 3037, and a Cadette from Troop 4948 also earned this badge. Submitted by Jennifer Muschlitz.

Brownie Troop #4647 making packets of laundry detergent

Philanthropist Badge

Brownie Troop #4647 completed their Philanthropist badge by making over 150 packets of laundry detergent for the Carpenter's Shelter, an Alexandria-based homeless shelter that serves over 1,000 individuals and families each year. The girls would like to thank the Carpenter's Shelter Volunteer Coordinator (and former Girl Scout!), Liz Salter, for speaking to them about the work of her organization and for helping them to complete the badge. Submitted by Zainab Smith.

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