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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.

Troop News from March Submissions

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Cookie College Volunteers/Girls wearing the Girl Scout Cookie Costumes.


Cookie College/Cookie Rally

Service Unit 56-5 put on a Cookie College in their area for the girls to learn about the Girl Scout Cookie Business. Submitted by Angela Smith.

Girl Scout troop 40139 Hold Up their Homemade Pet Pillows with smiles. Girl Scout 40139 Donated Homemade Pet Pillows to South Branch Animal Hospital

Girl Scout 40139 Daisy/Brownie Troop from  Moorefield,WV made homemade Pet Pillows as part of earning their Pet Badge and donated them to the local Animal Hospital as part of a Community Service in which they presented them to the Veterinarian on their tour. Submitted by Jenny Whetzel.

Troop 40139 Show their Gift of Caring Donations Girl Scout Troop 40139 Donated Gift of Caring During Cookie Sales

Girl Scout Troop 40139 Daisy/Brownie Troop from Moorefield,WV participated in Gift of Caring with donated cookies,and donations they recieved during this cookie sales season. They sent them to the organization Hugs for Soldiers based in Georgia. Submitted by Jenny Whetzel.

Troop 2064 donates 180 books to Bright Beginnings Child Development Center Troop 2064 Donated 180 books to Bright Beginnings Child Development Center

In honor of National Literacy Month, Junior/Cadette troop 2064 collected and donated 180 books and bookmarks to Bright Beginnings Child Development Center. The center is an Early Learning program for homeless children from 0-5 years old.   The books were delivered and the girls participated in a service project by organizing the centers lending library. Submitted by Lori Huff-Herald.

Girl Scout Troop 40139 Focus on China for their World Thinking Day Event Girl Scout Troop 40139 Celebrates World Thinking Day 2014

Girl Scout Troop 40139 from Moorefield, WV Daisy/Brownie Troop participated in World Thinking Day 2014. Their Service Unit met together and presented their projects. They chose the country of China as their project and each group presented their project,and then enjoyed food from each chosen country. Submitted by Jenny Whetzel.

Junior Troop 4461's Display Board for Egypt at World Thinking Day Event World Thinking Day

Junior Troop 4461 captured the true meaning of World Thinking Day.  They presented "Egypt" to fellow GS members & even spent an afternoon at the Egyptian Embassy. Submitted by Sandy Williams Odom.

Cadette Troop 163 at the "In Her Honor" Event by the Emergence Community Arts Collective Cadette Troop 163 Shares Women's History Through Acting

Five members of Cadette Troop 163 participated in the “In Her Honor” celebration put on by the Emergence Community Arts Collective  (ECAC).  In Her Honor is ECAC’s  Fourth Annual Celebration Of the Service Of Women In Pleasant Plains / Park View.  Read More...

Brownie Troop 5608 Selling Girl Scout Cookies at their Booth Brownie Cookie Sale

Brownie Troop 5608 spent their Sunday afternoon participating in their final booth sale for the season.
According to one patron, the Brownies were so enthusiastic & professional, he was inclined to donate $12.  The highest donation of the season!

Troop 40892's Video A Troop's Video About Selling Girl Scout Cookies

Inspired by the song "Let It Go" from the disney film Frozen, Girl Scout Troop 40892 had a lot of fun making a vidoe about selling Girl Scout Cookies. Submitted by Kristen Marino.

Troop 4461 at People's Congregation Church Honoring Girl Scout Sunday

Members of Jr. Troop 4461, Brownie Troop 5608, and a future Girl Scout enjoy Girl Scout Sunday at People's Congregation Church.

Screenshot of Movie Made starring troop 163. Troop 163 at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Brittney H. from Cadette Troop 163 made a movie about their troop performing at the Cherry Blossom Festival. Cadette troop 163 won first place in the 2014 DC Step Showcase and were chosen to perform their step routine at the National Building Museum for the Cherry Blossom Festival.

 Cadette Troop #5081 standing in front of the Sojourner Truth Room Troop 5081 Visited the Sojourner Truth Collection

Cadette Troop 5081 visited the Sojourner Truth Collection at the Oxon Hill Library in Prince George's County on March 15, 2014. Collections Manager Aisha Asare (pictured with the troop) made a presentation on African Americans in Congress and helped the Scouts explore some of the archival records in the collection. The Scouts completed a portion of the African Americans in Congress patch requirements during the visit. Submitted by Teresa Gardner-Williams and Virginia Dye.

Girls and their leaders standing in front of our “We Are Family” tree.

World Thinking Day

Service Unit 54-16 of Fairfax, VA celebrated World Thinking Day on March 1st. Over 200 girls, leaders and parents were in attendance. Fifteen countries were represented at booths. Folks were entertained by troops doing Irish, Indian and Greek dances and Brownies singing “Girl Scouts Together”. Pictured to the left are girls and their leaders standing in front of their “We Are Family” tree. The girls, as well as leaders and parents, placed a bird on the tree which was color coded to match a WAGGGS region that corresponds to their family of origin. Submitted by Renata McHugh.

Girl Scouts Sell their first Cookies of the season to the President of the Council, Diane Tipton President of the Board of Directors, Diane Tipton was Troop 347's First Cookie Customer

Brownie scouts from Troop 347 of Association 12, Service Unit 3, had the pleasure of meeting Diane Tipton, President of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts Nation's Capital.  She was their first cookie customer at a DC area cookie booth sale. Submitted by Brigette Vannall.

Junior/Cadette troop 3487 showing their display board about Brazil Girl Scout Troop Hosted a Brazilian Table at World Thinking Day Event

Junior/Cadette troop 3487 from Potomac MD participated in World Thinking Day at the SU 33-9 event. The girls hosted a Brazilian table. In order to get ready for it they learned all about Brazil, the samba dance, tasted original Brazilian snacks, cooked and ate a Brazilian dinner which they presented at the event. In addition they held a book drive at the event. This troop collected over 500 books that were donated to Friends of the Library Montgomery County. Together they share their love of books and help increase literacy. Submitted by Orit Almagor and Pam Gully.

Junior Troop 3459 with Flags Troop's First Color Guard Ceremony at a World Thinking Day Event

Five girls from Junior Troop 3459 in Potomac and Rockville, Maryland participated in their first Color Guard ceremony ever at the World Thinking Day hosted by Service Unit 33-9. Submitted by Christina Halpern

Troop 163 at the DC Step Showcase Cherry Blossom Festivities - Step Showcase Performance

Congratulations to Cadette troop 163 on being chosen to perform their step routine at the National Building Museum on March 22, 2014 as part of the cherry blossom festivities. Submitted by Claudia Hart. Photo courtesy of the Council.

Girls from Troop 6373 present their Girl Scout Cookie Booth with arms outstretched welcoming people. Kettler Iceplex Cookie Booth

Troop 6373 worked Kettler Iceplex Saturday March 8 and had nice sales with lots and got to watch the Capitals practice. They also got to meet and have a photo opportunity with Hockey Player Braden Holtby.

Troop 7363 holding a Cookie Sign that reads "Girl Power"at a booth sale. Troop 6373 Selling Cookies

Third Grade Brownies from Troop 6373 have had a lot of fun selling Girl Scout Cookies this Cookie Season. They've worked at 2 booths so far, one on February twenty second and the other March first. Way to go girls!

Cadette Troop 5126 demonstrating Peruvian Dance. World Thinking Day - Peru

Cadette Troop 5126 of Rockville and Potomac, Maryland hosted Peru for Service Unit 33-9's World Thinking Day celebration on March 2.  The girls showed Peruvian musical instruments, sports, wooden games, geography and history to the other guest Girl Scouts. They danced and demonstrated Spanish conversation that they have learned at Julius West Middle School. The girls together baked alfejores cookies, which are a sandwich cookie with dulce de leche inside, for 200 guests! Submitted by Christina Halpern.

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