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Troop 3413 pictured with the Bedtime Kits they created and donated

Bedtime Kits Donated to Interfaith Works

An annual tradition for Troop 3413 is hosting a booth with the Montgomery County MLK Day of Service at North Bethesda Marriott Conference Center. The troop created a "bedtime kit" station for volunteer participation. The kits consisted of no-sew fleece blankets, books, arts & crafts and hot chocolate packets. Twenty-five kits were then assembled and shrink-wrapped. The kits are donated to Interfaith Works in Rockville, Maryland. Submitted by Monika Daftary.

Troop 5881 Cleaning the Shore

Cleaning the Shoreline at Mason Neck State Park

Teen troop 5881 of Springfield/Lorton spent the MLK National Day of Service cleaning the shoreline at Mason Neck State Park. The girls collected 4 large, full bags of garbage in addition to large items such as painted boards and concrete blocks. The wind was quite chilly, but the view was gorgeous and they saw lots of pretty shells and even a bald eagle! Submitted by Vonda Peterson.

Girl Scout Troop 1434

Playing in the Past Badge Earned

Girl Scout Troop 1434 from SU 7017 earned their "Playing the Past" badge by visiting the Lovettsville Historical Society. The group of 5th graders learned about daily life in the era before electricity, telephones and modern conveniences.  The girls had just come from their party where they had shared home-made, old-fashioned snacks and family recipes, and decorated their own Victorian-style hats with silk flowers and tulle. The girls looked at photographs documenting Lovettsville's many changes over the years, guessed at the use of various household and farm implements on display, and admired the stitching of a handmade turn-of-the-last-century lady's floor-length gown from the museum's collection. Submitted by Tia Walbridge.

Senior Troop 586 holding up one their amazing murals.

Senior Troop 586 Girltopia Journey

Senior Troop 586 had a very busy Weekend working on their "Girltopia" Journey. The created three unbelievably amazing murals to inspire girls who will visit Camp White Rock in the future. Way to go, girls! Submitted by Julia Johnson.

Girl Scouts from Service Unit 70-17

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Girl Scout Service Unit 70-17 in partnership with Boy Scouts from troop 163 held a flag retirement ceremony at Loudoun Valley Community Center. The event began at sunset. After lighting a fire the Boy Scout troop members first explained and then demonstrated the proper procedure. First cutting the flag into fourths, removing the star section then cutting the stripes into three even pieces. Next removing the metal from the flags, and at last solemnly burning the spent flags to ash. Both boys and girls participated in retiring a total of 6 flags, whose ashes were then taken to be buried as is the tradition. This was a wonderful way for our troop members to show respect for our great country and a fantastic learning evening! Submitted by Tia Walbridge.

Girl Scout Troop 282

Scouts Help Pajama Program

Senior Girl Scout Troop 282 of Springfield, VA held its first-ever Pajama Party on Jan 16, with over 100 younger Girl Scouts in attendance. The event included games, manicures, crafts and snacks. Girls who attended brought a pair of new pajamas to donate as their entrance fee. Total pajama count: 114! The pajamas are being turned over to the Virginia chapter of the Pajama Program for distribution to local shelters and foster care organizations. Submitted by Gina Cotton.

Girl Scout Troop 1369 was awarded the Governor’s Service Award

2014 Governor's Service Award

Girl Scout Troop 1369 was awarded the Governor’s Service Award in the Group/Team Category.

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