Senior Troop 1431 from Arlington, VA ready for zip lining at Council event near Harper's Ferry. Photo by Ellen Smythe.CapiTalk News
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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 May Submissions

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Senior Troop 5958 Dressed as Princesses Princess Teas

Senior Troop 5958 of Ashburn, VA has successfully held three Princess Teas for Daisies and Brownies.  At these teas, the younger Scouts are taught how to behave as Princesses with lessons in manners and dancing as well as making a tiara and a bejeweled picture frame.  The Seniors are earning funds for an end of high school Caribbean cruise. Submitted by Lisa McGrail.

Group Photo of Troop 1273 Troop 1273 Learned CPR

Troop 1273 of Silver Spring learned CPR from the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department. Submitted by Jennifer Manguera

Troop 3086 holding up signs on a lawn for their Tree-Tastical Carnival and Tree-Giveaway. Tree-Tastical Carnival and Tree-Giveaway

Girl Scout Troop 3086 hosted a “Tree-Tastical Carnival and Tree-Giveaway” event on May 17, 2014.  The community was welcomed to attend to learn about the importance of trees and plants to the environment, and to become inspired to plant and care for trees. Over 250 individuals/families received a Red Oak seedling for planting at their home or another suitable location which will include not only the metropolitan area but also as far north as New York and down to Georgia.  The girls also organized and provided fun carnival games for all ages like balloon animals, balloon darts, face painting and minute to win it activities. Submitted by Priscilla Ellerbe.

St. Agnes Girl Scout Troop sitting in front of HSC Pediatric Center Sign HSC Pediatric Center

St. Agnes Girl Scout Troop 1887 (5th grade) raised over $550 dollars to benefit the HSC Pediatric Center in Washington, D.C. to earn their Bronze Award.  Thank you to all who supported the troop's pasta dinner fundraiser.  Donations were given to three different medical units.  As a community health provider, HSC is committed to ensuring access to quality rehabilitative and specialty services to infants, children and young adults with special health care needs. Submitted by Marty Lerner.

Troop 6686 at the entrance of Morey's Pier

Beach Jam at Morey's Pier

Troop 6686 from Alexandria, VA, took its fifth trip to Wildwood, NJ this May for the all scouts event, Beach Jam at Morey's Pier. The girls have loved this adventure from when they started going as Juniors. As a Senior/Ambassador Troop, they still love it. This year if the first year they opted for a motel instead of beach camping. Another rousing success! Submitted by Laura Fries.

Photo of introduction to video by Troop 3816 Troop 3816 Completed their Bronze Award Project with Martha's Table

Troop 3816 second year Juniors completed their Bronze Award project this year with Martha's Table in Washington, DC. They conducted food drives for the organization's pantry program and volunteered in the kitchen for a day preparing hot meals for McKenna's Wagon as well as raising awareness of the organization in general with the rest of the troop and their community. The girls discovered that anyone can make a difference and there are a lot of people in need of support in the area. They all hope to volunteer again at Martha's Table on their own. As part of show-casing their project, they created a video slide show which can be found here: http://youtu.be/Oh7-BQmmXdk. Submitted by Laura Martin.

Girls sitting on steps with their boxes of donations. Bronze Award Project Supporting Rockville Shelter

The Juniors Girl Scouts of Troop 3459 in Rockville and Potomac, Maryland completed their Bronze Award project of supporting Stepping Stones Shelter, a transitional family shelter in Rockville.  The Executive Director, Denise Fredericks, accepted 90 snack bags that the girls decorated, 14 birthday kits, seven first aid kits for the families, and a whole lot of cleaning supplies and new pillows.  Stepping Stones provides families who move into their own homes with first aid kits and cleaning supplies.  The Shelter has a list of items that it is in need of each month on its website.  Last year, the girls provided dinner for the residents of the shelter. Submitted by Christina Halpern

Troop 2325 standing on a wooden bridge at Camp Horizons. Camp Horizons

Cadette Troop 2325 from McLean, VA had a great time during their high adventure camping trip to Camp Horizons in Harrisonburg, VA.  They participated in horseback riding, archery and high ropes/ziplining.  They spent Saturday night at the campfire making smores and admiring the stars as part of the Night Owl badge.  On Sunday they ventured into Glade Cave in Bridgewater, VA - their first caving experience and ended the day with canoeing at Lake Philippa back at Camp Horizons. Submitted by Christiane Lourenco.

Cadette Troop 3334 holding Girl Scout Cookie boxes at the Capital Area Food Bank. Gift of Caring - Lorton Food Bank Warehouse

Cadette Troop 3334 delivered to the Capital Area Food Bank in Lorton, VA a total of 78 boxes (the equivalent of 47 pounds) of cookies donated through its Gift of Caring service project.  During the visit, the girls had an opportunity to spend one hour of volunteer service in the warehouse, where they stocked shelves and shelves of food.  They even received a special tour of the facility. Submitted by Troop Cookie Manager Cherie Rogers.

Service Unit 33-9 making heart shapes with their hands. Heart of Montgomery County

Service Unit 33-9 of Potomac and Rockville, Maryland which is in the Association known as the "Heart of Montgomery" has a terrific tradition where the end of year meeting is also a Recognition Ceremony and an Ice Cream Social for all the troop leaders, service unit representatives and troop cookie managers - and their daughters!  This year SU 33-9 thanked the General Manager and the Activity Director of Emeritus Senior Living Center on Seven Locks Road in Potomac for the years of hosting Girl Scout meetings. The moms and dads all agreed that this was a spectacular year for the girls and the girls all showed their appreciation by showing off their hearts. Submitted by Christina Halpern.

GSCNC Troop 2210/5064 Troop 2210/5064 Won the Global VEX IQ Robotics Inspiration Award

Girls competed against 16 other teams at the MD State Championship for VEX IQ and received the top award - the Excellence Award.  VEX IQ is a platform that allows teams to design and build robots, which can be controlled via remote or by creating programs to run autonomously.  They have documented their story at the following website: http://rovinraptors.weebly.com/

Group shot working on the Anex St. Paul's Community Annex

Troop 2288  helped repair St. Paul's community annex in DC this weekend.  They worked with the group Yachad to restore the house so that it can be used as a tutoring center for the community and a clothes closet for a work program run through a local homeless shelter.   They fixed cracks in the wall, caulked windows and painted.  Its always fun to get messy for a good cause. Submitted by Jennifer Manguera.

Girl Scouts at Nationals Park Nationals Park

Girls Scouts in Troops 2636, 2308 and 3255, Service Unit 22-2, spent the day at National Park, enjoying the game, fun, team building experiences,along with a nice family outing. Girl Scouts is about exposing girls to areas they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.

Girl Scouts at Co Co Sala - Co Co. Sala is a luxurious chocolate boutique lounge and restaurant. Troops 7 and 3649 Visit Co Co. Sala

Co Co. Sala's co-owner Nisha Sidhu and Executive Chef Santosh Tiptur met with troops 7 and 3649 as part of the Bliss Journey.  The troops learned about starting and running a business, the unique concept for the restaurant and about making chocolate.  Everyone enjoyed the samples and the beautiful chocolate and sugar art work in the restaurant. Submitted by Maria Bianchi.

Cinco de Mayo festival on the National Mall Cultural Outing

Senior Troop 5881 of Springfield/Lorton spent a beautiful spring afternoon in Washington DC where they attended the Cinco de Mayo festival on the National Mall. Submitted by Vonda Peterson.

Spring Fling Camp Spring Fling Camp

Camp Spring Fling is a community outreach camp designed as an introductory program for girls who are not currently Girl Scouts. During our Spring Fling Day Camp girls participate in programs that educate girls on financial literacy, practical ways to live a healthy life, and develop positive self-esteem! All programs and activities are geared to be fun and interactive! This camp gives girls the opportunity to JUST HAVE FUN while still learning over spring break!

Troop 5881 in front of the elephant at the Natural History Museum Natural History Museum

A visit to the Natural History Museum in Washington, DC wouldn’t be complete without a picture in front of the elephant!  Senior Troop 5881 of Springfield/Lorton visited as part of a “just for fun” afternoon. Submitted by Vonda Peterson. Photo by Joe Frech.

Cadette Troop 2229 in their rainbow colored shirts cheering on at the Avon Breast Cancer Walk Cheering Participants on in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk

Cadette Troop 2229 from Alexandria, Va celebrated sisterhood for their GSW badge by volunteering and creating a cheering station today at the Avon Breast Cancer walk in DC.  The girls chose to create a rainbow and designed their shirts to say, "Be aware and care!".  Photo by leader: Sandy Graf

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