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Junior Troops 3459 and 3643 and Brownie Troop 6108

Walk for Heroes

Junior Troops 3459 and 3643 and Brownie Troop 6108 at Ritchie Park Elementary School in Rockville, MD participated in the annual Walk for Heroes program that the school hosts on Veterans' Day. The school invites active duty and retired service men and women to speak to the third, fourth and fifth grades about their military experiences. All the children in the school get to march in front of the guests and wave American flags.

The girls thanked all of the military veterans for sharing their experiences and those who stayed to pose for a photo together with the Girl Scouts. Submitted by Christina Halpern

Cadette Troop 163 Holiday Mail for Heroes

Cadette troop 163 participated in the holiday mail for heroes event at the Red Cross. Submitted by Claudia Hart.

Troop 163 Helping Families in Need This Thanksgiving Helping Families in Need This Thanksgiving

Girl Scout troop 163 helped out with project give back on November 23, 2013.  They helped fix over 1000 boxes of food to be delivered to  familes in need for Thanksgiving. Submitted by Claudia Hart.

Troop 2325 took a tour of the WUSA9 News Station with meteorologist Erica Grow. Girl Scouts from Troop 2325 Stay Busy in the Fall

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2325 of McLean, VA have had a very busy Fall.  They took a tour of the WUSA9 News Station with meteorologist Erica Grow to learn how weather is forecast.  They visited the C&O Canal Park and took a mule-drawn canal boat tour and conducted a park clean-up at Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, all while working on their Girl Scout Ranger Program with the National Park Service.  And most recently, they participated in the Special Agent Badge workshop at the National Crime and Punishment Musuem.  In addition to these fun activities, they have worked on several community service projects such as Creativity in a Can (benefiting the LilySarahGrace Fund) and Fairfax County's Adopt-a-Family for the holidays.  Submitted by Christiane Lourenco.

Troop 1261 Thank You Card For Veterans

Honoring Our Veterans

Members of Troop 1261 passed out thank you cards for Veterans at the WWII Memorial in DC. They met with members of the National Honor Guard and a veteran that served with Gerald Ford, just to name a few. The girls had a great time and brought smiles to many faces showing their appreciation.

Troops 5378 and 2920 at the American Red Cross Christmas Cards for Soldiers

Troops 5378 & 2920 made Christmas cards for soldiers at the American Red Cross.  This is an annual event that is done every year and girls have lots of fun. Submitted by Charlena.

Troop 4554 holding up their Fleece Blankets Gifts for Our Troops

Brownie Troop 4554 in Alexandria Virginia made four no sew fleece blankets, along with cards for our Troops at their last meeting. Submitted by Rhonda Brown

Troop 5206 holding their Thanksgiving banner. A Thanksgiving Gift for the Mondloch House

Members of Brownie Troop 5206 of Alexandria (Service Unit 53-7) made this cheerful Thanksgiving banner to include in a holiday gift basket for Mondloch House, a family homeless shelter and transitional housing organization serving the Route 1 corridor of Fairfax County.  The girls of Service Unit 53-7 have a long tradition of assisting Mondloch House and were proud to contribute. Submitted by Deborah Cope.

Troop 4461 at the National Portrait Gallery National Portrait Gallery

Troop 4461 attend an interactive tour of the National Portrait Gallery, showcasing women who have made a significant contribution to American history and culture, including the portrait of Juliette Gordon Low. The girls completed the day by completing a hands-on activity in the Education Center. Submitted by Sandy Williams Odom.

Homemade Thanksgiving Cards from Troop 239 Thanksgiving Cards for the Elderly

Troop 239 of North Potomac made 35 Thanksgiving cards for low income senior citizens. The cards were distributed to group homes and senior living apartments.  The girls experimented with watercolor paints to make some of the cards.  They decided early in the year to use their artistic interests to make others happy! Submitted by Dusti Conner.

A Member of Girl Scout Troop 1431 on a Rock Climbing Wall Near Harper's Ferry

Rock Climbing

Senior Troop 1431 from Arlington, VA went rock climbing at a Council event near Harper's Ferry. Photo by Ellen Smythe.

Complete the Cirlce - Art for the Sky Complete the Circle FoodRaiser

Service Unit 56 wants to thank those who participated in the "Big Picture" to Fight Hunger in Our Community and everyone joined Our Daily Bread and Food for Others at Complete the Circle to take a stand against hunger and need in the Fairfax County area. Check out the video.

Troop 1431 Zip Lining Zip Lining

Senior Troop 1431 from Arlington, VA ready for zip lining at Council event Oct 26 near Harper's Ferry. Photo by Ellen Smythe.

Troop 5881 Raking Leaves Autumn Community Service

Senior Troop 5881 of Springfield/Lorton raked leaves at Silverbrook United Methodist Church where they hold their meetings.  They cleared an amazing amount of lawn in a short amount of time.  Great job, girls! Submitted by Vonda Peterson.

Troop 1431 Gleaning Kale Gleaning Kale

Senior Troop 1431 from Arlington, Va gleaning kale for Arlington Food Assistance Center in Clinton, MD. 3 scouts and 2 leaders picked 275 lbs of kale for the center. Picture by Ellen Smythe.

Learning Glass Making Glass Making Workshop

Troop 2288 from Silver Spring did a Glass workshop with Homegrown Glass where they got to learn how to make their own glass pendants.  They learned how to use propane torches safely, make 3 types of pendants to take home and had a lot of fun trying something new to all of them. Submitted by Jennifer Manguera.

Troop 5843 Wreath Laying Ceremony

Troop 5843 of Ashburn, VA participated in a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery. Submitted by  Grace Winter.

Troop 6202 Celebrates Native American Heritage Month Troop 6202 Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month.  The Scouts of Multilevel Troop 6202 joined the Piscataway Indians at Jefferson Patterson Park in Calvert County, Maryland to celebrate the culture and heritage of this local tribe.  Some of the activities they enjoyed included storytelling, weaving, pottery making, and tribal dance.  Submitted by Dewanna Knight.

Georgetown Women's Soccer Team and Troop 6202 Girl Scout Day at Georgetown University

Thanks to Georgetown University, Scouts of Multilevel Troop 6202 were able to attend the Georgetown v. Xavier game and meet members of the Georgetown Women's Soccer Team.  The girls engaged in onfield activities and learned some fancy footwork.  GO HOYAS! Submitted by Dewanna Knight and Sherl White.

Brownie Troop 6108, Junior Troop 3459 and Cadette Troop 5126 Creating Smiles at Emeritus Senior Living

On Juliette Gordon Low's birthday, the Girl Scouts of Brownie Troop 6108, Junior Troop 3459 and Cadette Troop 5126 took the time to make the world a better place.  They went to the Emeritus Assisted Living facility and showed off their Halloween costumes to the residents who were able to marvel at the creativity that the girls put into their costumes. The girls are shown with a card commemorating Juliette's birthday. Submitted by Christina Halpern.

Troop 360 Relaxing at Camp Winona

Troop 360 enjoying a little relaxation time while at Camp Winona. The Seniors completed their Mission: Sisterhood Journey while the Cadettes earned their New Cuisines Badge. Submitted by Anne-Marie Aguiar.

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