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Girls from Teen Troop 5881

Bridging to Ambassadors

Girls from Teen Troop 5881 of Springfield/Lorton bridged to Ambassadors in an outdoor ceremony on a chilly autumn afternoon. We are all very excited about reaching the highest level of Girl Scouting – it’s going to be a great year! Submitted by Vonda Peterson.

Service Unit 52-11 - Party on the Porch

Party on the Porch

Service Unit 52-11 recently said "thanks" to its Encampment volunteers by providing Teen Troops with a "Party in a Bag." The bag included lemonade, cheese puffs, potato chips and chocolate candy - all our favorites! Since their meeting place doesn't allow food inside, they took everything outside and had a "Party on the Porch!" Submitted by Richard Cotton.

Girl Scout Troop 282

Corn Maze & Hayride

In mid-October, Girl Scout Troop 282 of Springfield, VA went to Summer's Farm to conquer the maze and take a hayride to the pumpkin patch. The girls also enjoyed the huge jumping pillow, slides and duck races. Submitted by Richard Cotton.

Senior Troop 282 Packing Food

Food Packing Event

Senior Troop 282 of Springfield, VA enjoyed a lively morning at the "Feed My Starving Children" event in Lorton, VA. The entire group of volunteers packed 223 boxes, which resulted in 48,168 meals that will feed 132 children for a year. Hair nets aside, this event is a favorite of the troop's and has been on the troop calendar for several years. Submitted by Richard Cotton.

Senior Troop 282 with Plaque

Marine Corps Ball Babysitting

Girl Scouts from Senior Troop 282 in Springfield were called on to provide babysitters at the Marine Corps Ball in November. After the event, the troop was presented with a plaque from the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Air Facility, Quantico. Submitted by Richard Cotton.

 Senior Troop 282 Group Photo

Seniors Plant Bulbs

Senior Troop 282 of Springfield, VA recently planted bulbs at a neighborhood pool. The girls were permitted to use the pool's parking lot for a troop yard sale when they were fundraising for a trip to London. As a "thank you" to the board & members, 95 tulips and 65 daffodils were planted along the fence line and near the entrance. Submitted by Richard Cotton.

Troop 40411 at Campfire Sing Along

Campfire Sing Along

Troop 40411 from Berkeley County, WV, hosted an annual Campfire Sing Along at Lazy A Campground. Submitted by Terry Shiflett-Moats.

Brownie Troop #4647 at the table folding napkins.

Etiquette Lessons

Brownie Troop #4647 enjoyed an afternoon of manners and grace at their "Pre-Holiday Etiquette Lesson" with Crystal Bailey and the Etiquette Institute of Washington. The girls learned about making proper greetings and introductions, table settings, table manners, napkin folding, and ended the session with a lovely tea service. The girls would like to thank Ms. Bailey for a wonderful and informative lesson, and they look forward to practicing their new etiquette skills this holiday season. Submitted by Zainab Smith.

Troop 2064 in the theater in New York

Troop 2064 goes to New York to see Cinderella on Broadway

Troop 2064 and friends traveled to New York City to see KeKe Palmer in the role of Cinderella. After the performance the girls participated in a meet and greet with Ms Palmer. She signed autographs, answered questions and took pictures with the group of 30 scouts. The group of 50 then participated in a troop dinner at a nearby restaurant. Submitted by Lori Huff-Herald.

Girls from Troop 1273

Women in Military Memorial

Girls from Troop 1273 in Silver Spring recently laid a wreath at the Women in Military Memorial at Arlington Cemetery. Submitted by Jen Manguera.

SU 33-9 Singalong

Service Unit 33-9 Singalong

Service Unit 33-9 of Potomac and Rockville, which is in the Association that is the Heart of Montgomery County, sponsored a free Singalong to all its girls. Over one hundred Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes sang and danced their hearts out! The girls learned songs in the round, campfire songs and even the 7 step dance. What wonderful traditions lifetime member Karen Brown and her friends introduced to the girls. Now we can't wait for a fall encampment. All we need are the s'mores. Submitted by Christina Halpern.

Girl Scouts enjoying the outdoors at Camp White Rock

Journey Weekend at Camp White Rock

The following pictures were all taken by Heather Johnson during the Journey weekend held at Camp White Rock in October. Our Council had 24 Juniors (Amuse), 36 Cadettes (Breathe) and 16 Senior/Ambassadors (Bliss). Fun and excitement was had by all! Submitted by T. Capps.

Troop 4632 (SU 56-6)

Troop 4632 Scrapbook

Troop 4632 from Association 56, Service Unit 6 has been collecting photos from many different Girl Scout experiences this year. Please enjoy this slideshow.

Troop 5881 with a Rockette at the Christmas Spectacular Show at Radio City Music Hall

New York City Trip

Teen Troop 5881 of Springfield/Lorton, along with Service Unit 53-02, visited New York City. The girls explored Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Bryant Park, the NYC Public Library, and Grand Central Station before enjoying the Christmas Spectacular Show at Radio City Music Hall!! They also had a back-stage tour where they got to meet & pose for pictures with a Rockette! It was a fabulous day and a great way to kick off the holiday season. Submitted by Vonda Peterson.

Girl Scouts in a tent at the I Love to Camp Event

I Love to Camp Event

Cadette Troop 766 from SU 31-2 hosted an event called "I Love to Camp" at Brighton Woods to honor Juliette Low's birthday. They used Meadowside Lodge and Hill Side camp site and the Cadettes worked with younger girls at several stations. Stations were, "What not to Wear, presented by Junior Troop 712" teaching the girls how to dress for camp. Cadettes worked the stations "Latrines are fun, decorate them" with streamers, "Sleeping Bag Relay Roll", younger girls learned to unroll and roll up their sleeping bags inside the Hillside glen shelter and made "Edible Campfire" to learn about what you need for a camp fire. The Grand Finale was for all girls to set up (and breakdown) the lovely pink tents provided. Girls had lots of fun and they can't wait to go camping! Submitted by Julie Mulkey.

Troop 4680 with the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Visit

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Troop 4680 visited the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department - Fire Station 3. They had a great time and would like to Thank the Fire Department for the fantastic tour. Submitted by Courtney McGaw.

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