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Ghoul Scout Booth at Trunk or Treat / Fall Festival Ghoul Scout Booth at Trunk or Treat / Fall Festival

Brownie Troop 6098 in Alexandria participated at a Fall Festival at Trinity UMC (where our troop meets) by hosting a Ghoul Scout Cookie Booth-themed trunk or treat car. The girls spent the day before the festival baking and packaging brownies. We added a tag that read: From Ghoul Scout Troop 6098, Made From 100% Real Brownies (a la Wednesday Addams asking if the Girl Scout cookies were made from real Girl Scouts). Their "booth" sign played with traditional Girl Scout cookie names, listing cookies for sale as Samoooooahs, Do-Si-Dooms, Tree Fungus, Hag-a-longs, Skeleton Mints, Haunt You Very Much, and Transylvania Frowns. A good time was had by all. Submitted by Laurel Prucha Moran.

Troop 2064 Hosted an All Women's Career Fair All Women's Career Fair

Troop 2064 earned the Bronze Award! For their take action project they hosted an All Women's Career fair for 30 Girl Scouts for various troops around the Washington metropolitan area.  The fair featured a full program that was planned and presented by the members of the troop. Information was available to the Girl Scout participants for 26 different careers. Participants were able to ask questions of the troop scouts as well as 15 female professionals who were invited as experts. The keynote speaker for this project was Heather J. Foster. Ms Foster is the associate director for the White House office of public engagement. Submitted by Lori Huff-Herald.

Trunk-or-Treat party Trunk-or-Treat Party

Senior Troop 5881 of Springfield/Lorton decorated a van and wore costumes to hand out candy to the younger scouts at Service Unit 53-02’s Trunk-or-Treat party. Submitted by Vonda Peterson.

Investiture Rededication Ceremony Investiture Rededication Ceremony

Girls from Senior Troop 5881 lead the investiture/rededication ceremony at the end of SU53-02’s Trunk-or-Treat event. Submitted by Vonda Peterson.

Troop 6202 Earned their Bronze Award They went for the BRONZE!

Multilevel Troop 6202 Juniors Cydni M., Symone W., Erin J., and Sydni B. earned their Bronze Award by developing an "Energy" Information Station.  The portable station, complete with video, has been used to educate and encourage children to build and conserve their individual renewable energy through diet, exercise and adequate rest!  CONGRATULATIONS SCOUTS! Submitted by Dewanna Knight.

People's Congregation Church's Food Pantry People's Congregation Church's Food Pantry

Junior Troop 4461 present over 75 non perishable -items to People's Congregation Church's food pantry on Sunday, October 20th. Submitted by: Sandy Williams Odom

Troop 3334 at Croctoberfest Croctoberfest 2013

Cadettes from Troop 3334 did a fabulous job brightening many faces at the annual Island Creek Community Croctoberfest. Photos taken by Cherie Rogers.

Costume Swap Costume Swap

Ashburn, Virginia's Girl Scout Troop 6823 held it's Third Annual Green Halloween Costume Swap. The girls swapped over 60 costumes, saving local families money and helping the environment through recycling! Proceeds from the sale of costumes went to SHARE. Submitted by Erica Garman.

Fall Family Fun Fest Fall Family Funfest

Over 300 Girl Scout members and their families registered to attend the Fall Family Funfest that was held on Sunday, October 13 at Camp White Rock. Girl Scouts experienced a SHARE event, scarecrow making, a fun photo booth, eating apples on a string and making swaps. Submitted by T. capps.

Troop 3002 Partners with Kaboom! Troop 3002 Partnered with KaBoom! as Playground Finders

Troop 3002 had a back to Troop Activity that was called "Map of Play".  Their team of 16 girls, 5 leaders, parents, & 3 younger brothers & sisters traveled together and evaluated 4 playgrounds in the Silver Spring area.  Each Troop #3002 member, family member, or friend earned 4 SSL hours for their work with KaBoom! They evaluated the 4 playspaces for things such as equipment, accessibility, trails, bathroom facilities, cleanliness, etc.  Using smartphones & IPads, the older scouts uploaded the evaluations and pictures for each playspace. > It was a great day, and these GIrl Scouts loved partnering with KaBoom! 

Troop 1273 of Silver Spring Volunteering at DC Diaper Bank DC Diaper Bank

Troop 1273 of Silver Spring spent part of Columbus Day weekend volunteering at the DC Diaper Bank warehouse sorting diapers for various organizations in the area.  They sorted and packed almost 5,000 diapers! Submitted by Jennifer Manguera.

Teen Troop 3368 of North Potomac, Maryland Survival Skills Workshop at Camp Tuckerman

Teen Troop 3368 of North Potomac, Maryland led a Camping Survival Skills workshop at Camp Tuckerman.  They presented fire safety, orienteering, tent building and camping preparation to several Juniors and Cadette troops. The event included a scavenger hunt and singing lots of campfire songs. They put all their own skills to use and camped out overnight. Submitted by Monika Coflin and Janice Bauroth.

Canoe Core Camp Canoe Core Camp

Cadette Troop 675 had lots of adventure at Canoe Core Camp, October 11-13. Submitted by Kate Lauderdale.

 Brownie Troop #5608 at National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day at The Aquatic Gardens

Troops 4461, 4574 and 5608 planted barrels full of plants at National Public Lands Day at The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.  Submitted by: Sandy Williams Odom

Cadette Troop 2745 - Day to Serve - Catholic Charities Day to Serve - Catholic Charities

Cadette Troop 2745 from Springfield, VA spent a day with Cup of Joe & Catholic Charities during a Day to Serve. They helped prepare brown bag breakfasts for the Catholic Charities men's and women's emergency shelters. The girls joined other volunteers in an assembly line production and bagged 720 breakfasts! Submitted by Monica Stockton.

Court of Awards Juniors Start the Year With a Court of Awards

Junior Troop 3459 of Potomac and Rockville, Maryland started the new Girl Scout year off with a Court of Rewards to give the girls who earned badges over the summer their earnings! It was the first formal Court of Awards that the girls held. They decorated signs that spelled out B-A-D-G-E-S, used white and green tapered candles to represent the threefold purpose of Girl Scouting as expressed in our Promise, and lit smaller white and green candles as they described their favorite badge memories.  All the girls were given an Early Bird patch for committing to join last June. The girls who returned for their second year of Juniors also received a Honor Troop rocker for their efforts last year. The plan is to earn plenty more badges and patches in the coming year! Submitted by Christina Halpern

Girl Scouts Visit Cox Farms

Troop 3604 from Willow Springs Elementary School in Fairfax, VA visiting Cox Farms on Saturday, October 5.  The girls enjoyed the free apples, chilled apple cider and great rides.  They enjoyed a wonderful first field trip for the school year to kick-off our Journey from Earth to Sky. Submitted by Krista Stravach.

Troop 5126 Starting the aMaze Journey Cadettes Start the aMaze Journey

Cadette Troop 5126 from Rockville and Potomac, Maryland started the year with the "Beneath the Surface" activity from the aMaze Journey at their first meeting of the year. The troop added four new girls and collectively the troop started planning out what they wanted to accomplish as Cadettes. Submitted by Christina Halpern.

Soledad O'brien and Krystian Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - Soledad O'brien

Krystian O. of Troop 5608 greets her idol, Soledad O'brien at the Armory's Day of Service.

Girl Scout Sing-Along

More than 200 local Girl Scouts gathered on September 20 at the Woods Community Center to celebrate the beginning of another scouting year with a sing-along.  The scouts sang old favorites and learned new tunes, as well. “My girls had a ton of fun tonight at the Burke sing-along!” said one Facebook user and Girl Scout. Girl Scout Service Units 52-7, 54-14, and 54-16, all from Burke and Fairfax, worked together to put the event together. Submitted by Krista Stravach.

Junior Troop 5042 at Hooper Strait Lighthouse Hooper Strait Lighthouse

Junior Troop 5042 from Bethesda spent the night in the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael's.  The girls traveled back in time to experience the rustic life of a lighthouse keeper.  The girls were even sworn in as Assistant Lighthouse Keepers! Submitted by Liz Jones.

Juniors from Troop 3459 and 3643 Washington Nationals at Nationals Park

Juniors from Troop 3459 and 3643 from Ritchie Park Elementary School in Potomac and Cadettes from Troop 5126 from Julius West Middle School in Rockville went to see the Washington Nationals play at Nationals Park on a gorgeous autumn afternoon.  Not only was it Scout Day, but it was also Scarf Day at the park, so each girl received a red and white scarf to proudly support the team. The highlight of the day was being able to walk around the perimeter of the baseball field - and touching the turf - with hundreds of other Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Thank you, Washington Nationals! Submitted by Christina Halpern

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