Girl Scouts at the National Gaylord
Hillcrest Heights Troops 21-4 spent the evening at the National Gaylord presents ICE. Photographer: Phalese Farmer
|Girl Scouts Visit New York City |
Ten girls of Senior/Cadette Troop 375 visited NYC and had a blast! They stayed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Tribeca. On the first day of their stay, the girls had dinner at the famous, Carmine's Restaurant, saw "Rain -a tribute to the Beatles" on Broadway, admired the holiday decorations on Fifth Avenue and the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, and at midnight had dessert at a local diner. On their second day, the girls walked to Battery Park (passing Ground Zero) went to Statute of Liberty by ferry, had pizza in the Financial District, went to Bryant Park, and "Top of the Rock" observatory tower. On their third day, they went sight-seeing and shopping in Times Square and even had their photo posted on American Eagle's billboard in Times Square! The girls learned valuable lessons of how to walk safely on crowded city streets, travel by subway, and care for their own belongings while traveling. Photographer: Mary Ellen Flynn
Making a Difference with LINK
Herndon area Girl Scout troops joined forces to support LINK, a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization that assists Herndon, Sterling, and Ashburn community members in need of financial assistance. Junior/Cadette Troops #2677 and #1321 enjoyed sorting donated food at Trinity Presbyterian Church. There, they also used established shopping lists to select and bag groceries for families in need. Photographer: Renee Maxwell
Making Gift Bags for Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health
Daisy Troop 5384's first community service project was to create 100 gift bags for The Children's Inn, a residential "place like home" for children undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of Health and their families. They chose a goal of 100 gifts in honor of the centenary celebration of the international Girl Guides/Girl Scouts movement. Photographer: Marion Mollegen McFadden
Service Unit 42-1 Fall Encampment
Service Unit 42-1 had so much fun at their fall encampment at Camp Brighton Woods. Photographer: Carolyn Boyd
Lion King on Broadway
Cadette Troop 1393 saw the Lion King on Broadway in New York with their cookie earnings. The troop traveled on Amtrak and while in NYC toured the NBC studios and visited the set of Dr. Oz, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Saturday Night Live. They also saw the utility closet that Frank Oz and Jim Hanson secretly decorated with Muppets one time when they were bored. The girls learned about makeup, camera angles, and costume changes, and two girls were selected to read a short news story from the teleprompter and give a local weather report in a newsroom mockup. Walking to Times Square, the troop had lunch before going to the theater for the matinee performance of The Lion King. They had terrific seats and the performance was outstanding! The girls had a great time and are thinking hard about what their goal for this next year will be.
Environmental Leadership Institute
Girl Scouts from SU 80-08 and 80-04 attended the first Environmental Leadership Institute sponsored by Booz Allen and Hamilton on Oct. 30-31, 2010 at Potomac Woods in Leesburg, Virginia. They are in the Pooh Tree, a sycamore, that is hollow all the way up. This tree actually held 16 girl scouts at one time. At the Environmental Leadership Institute girls learned from expert about how to care for the environment and toured the RiverWalk.
Going to the White House
Junior Troop 4741 jumped for joy upon hearing they were going to the White House! The girls began work on their leadership badge by touring the West Wing and learning about the incredible responsibilities and opportunities that face our nation's highest leader.
GS at the Scout Wings Aviation Event
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 4300 - Association 32 enjoyed Scout Wings Day at the College Park Aviation Museum. Photographer: Marilyn Mense
Troop 6218 Learned About Military Families
Troop 6218 had a special visit from Lt. Col Steve Miska and his daughter, both came to help them with their flag ceremony. Lt. Col. Miska helped the girls fold the flag in the correct way and his daughter shared with the troop her experiences of growing up with a parent in the military.
The girls also made cards and packed 116lbs of candy to send out to the troops that are currently serving overseas. Photographer: Unknown
Troop 1273 Visited Assisted Living Facility
Brownie/Junior Troop 1273 recently spent an evening with the residents of Springhouse, an assisted living facility in Silver Spring. They played games, sang Girl Scout songs for them and had a wonderful time interacting. Photographer: Jen Manguera
Dog Sledding Adventure
Cadette Troop 518 went Dog Sledding in Accident, MD. The girls learned all about how the dogs are raised and trained, as well as what goes into their daily care. They also learned about the different forms of dog sled racing. Then the dogs were harnessed to the sleds and everyone took a ride. After that, the girls got to meet and pet all the dogs. Photographer: Carole Levy
Service Unit 31-2 held it's first Cookie Rally
Service Unit 31-2 held it's first Cookie Rally at the Brighton Woods Lodge. This event also included donating to SHARE, bringing a friend, and registration! The girls tasted all the GS cookies, made "cookie catchers" and cookie concession boxes, and held a cookie fashion show. They also learned about selling cookies safely and using the new on line Cookie Club. Adult volunteers also received training for upcoming cookie sales. Photographer: Carole Levy
Girl Scouts Participated in the Reston Holiday Parade
Troops 1448 (Brownies), 678 (Juniors), and 3810 (Brownies) worked together to guide a huge inflatable penguin in the parade. Photographer: Lyn Cordts
Wreaths Across America
Members of Troop 2288 participated in Wreaths Across America and helped lay wreaths at Arlington Cemetary. Photographer: Jen Manguera
Holiday Community Service
Girl Scout Troop 860 is no stranger when it comes to community service. The Daisy/Brownie Troop decorated a Christmas tree at the Waldorf Jaycees for the Hospice Festival of Trees. Their theme was "Reminiscing over the Holidays".
In addition, they made care packages for our military troops. To help defray the cost of shipping overseas and some of the purchases, the troop held a bake sale and sold donuts.
Photographer: Jacqueline Gray