Daisy Girl Scout troop 4507 Investiture Ceremony
Four new Daisy Girl Scouts were welcomed to the Girl Scouts sisterhood on October 3,2010. They were very exited wearing their tunics for the first time, demonstrate that they know the Girl Scout promise and celebrate cutting their Daisy cake.
Brownie Troop 4733 at Cookie College
The girls left Cookie College talking about how much fun they had learning about the different cookies, how many cookies they plan to sell, and the cupcakes. Photographer: Quiana Johnson
|Wreathlaying at Mount Vernon |
Troop 664 of Montclair, Virginia made a wreath and visited Mount Vernon to lay the wreath on George Washington's tomb in a special ceremony on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Everyone helped to create the wreath with leaves and pinecones. After the ceremony, troop 664 explored the Mount Vernon estate, learning about General Washington's life and times. Before leaving, each of the girls were given the special Wreath Laying pin.
Girls Who Mean Business
During a recent Women Who Mean Business alumnae gathering welcomed the 2010 class. This program brings a group of girls, including the honorees' proteges and girls from the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, to the awards presentation to get an early lesson in networking and professional relationships.
Lupus Walk D.C.
Troop 40165 from Hagerstown Maryland walked in the Lupus Walk D.C. on November 12, 2010 in honor of their leader who has Lupus. After the walk they visited The Washington Monument & Madame Tussauds wax museum. The girls named themselves the "Butterfly Catchers" made their own T-shirts. The picture was taken in front of the Capital!
Brownies March in Parade
Girl Scout Troop 1166 marched in the St. Mary's County Fair and met their Congressman Steny Hoyer
Girl Scout Scarecrow Daisy Lou Brown
Congratulations Girl Scout Troop, 81356, made the winning scarecrow at the Summer's Farm Girl Scout scarecrow contest. Her name is Daisy Lou Brown. The theme of our scarecrow was Peace, Love, and Brownies. The girls drew peace signs and hearts on her shirt and pants, we had a brownie vest with "patches" on it and a straw hat with daisies attached to it that the girls made. the girls won the Scarecrow contest.
Girl Scouts are Green
Girl Scout Troop 4574 celebrated National Public Lands Day with Secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson.
Giving Service to our Heroes
Girl Scout Troop 6565 delighted residents at the Soldiers Retirement Home in Washington, DC on Veterans Day. The girls made cards and a mural for the residents as a day of volunteer service.
Attending the Council Open House
Girl Scout Troop 5842 attended the GSCNC open house. The girls learned about camping and met the new CEO-Lidia Soto-Harmon.
Girl Scout troop the girls of troop 3558 participated with several hundred other girls in a Volkswalk at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve on October 24, 2010 for about 3 miles on a fabulous fall day. We observed evidence of many birds and animals including a tree taken down by a beaver and nests in bare trees. We identified multiple trees and plants that we had learned about from previous walks and listened for numerous insects that made the forest and meadow sing. participated in the Volkswalk at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve 3 miles hike on a fabulous fall day. They observed birds and animals including a tree taken down by beavers. They identified multiple trees and plants that we had learned about from previous walks.
Side Walk Peace Art
More than 75 Girl Scouts in Junior Troops 128 and 446, Brownie Troops 915, 1849, and 4554, and Daisy Troop 026 at Waynewood Elementary School in Alexandria, VA, participated in a CHALK4PEACE 2010-2011 kick-off event. After an opening ceremony that included singing a few scouting songs together, the troops and other girls interested in scouting came together to draw their visions for a more peaceful planet with sidewalk chalk.
Fire Safety-Stop-Drop-and Roll
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 766 of Olney/Brookeville area visited Sandy Spring Fire Department during open house on Oct. 3. Girls learned how to Stop Drop and Roll, 911 simulator, hose maze, use water hoses, exit drill in the homes and more. Girls had a great time learning!
Honoring Breast Cancer Survivors
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, 5th grade Junior Troop 1413 of Herndon, VA honored breast cancer survivors at a celebration of life breakfast at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital. The girls greeted the survivors and presented them with pink carnations. The families really enjoyed the smiling faces and support of the Girl Scouts.
Girl Scout Troop 2971 are now Juniors. Their first meeting was an encampment where they learned how to roast marshmallow over an open fire and played games with friends at camp.
Girl Scouts Help 4Paws Cat Rescue
Troop 5646 from Fairfax County has turned a service opportunity into their Silver Award project. They were initially asked by the 4Paws Cat Rescue group to have Girl Scouts help distribute flyers to advertise their adoption fairs. The girls are now working with 4Paws by collecting donated pet supplies and helping at the adoption fairs at their local Petco store.
Troops from 50-6 and 50-12 in participated Stop Hunger Now
Troops from 50-6 and 50-12 in McLean participated in "Stop Hunger Now", held at McLean High school on November 6, 2010. The girls joined with hundreds of other volunteers to prepare and package 100,000 rice based meals, each of which serves six people. The packages were then shipped to schools and orphanages in needy third world countries.
Honoring Juliette Lowe's love for animals
The Girl Scouts of Olney/Brookeville Service Unit 31-2 celebrated the birthday of Girl Scout founder Juliette Low by honoring her love for animals. The girls participated in a variety of service projects to benefit the Montgomery County Animal shelter. They decorated more than 100 bandannas for animals to wear at adoption events, decorated bags containing dog treats, made name cards for the animals' crates, earrings to sell in the shelter shop and bags full of braided fleece dog toys, and collected "a few trunk loads" of donations. The event also included a presentation from a shelter volunteer and a visit from a volunteer and her service dog from Hero Dogs, a Brookeville-based organization that trains service dogs for disabled veterans.
Marines Healthy Kids Fun Run
Daisy troop 4727 based in district heights, MD participated in the Marines Healthy Kids Fun Run at the pentagon Saturday, October 30, 2010. This was a requirement met to earn their health advocate patch! The girls also submitted a letter to the principal of their school to suggest healthy snack vending machines and water and 100% fruit juice machines to be put into the school for healthy food choices for students. They also advocated their message: "We did it! You can too!", by submitting their accomplishment and pictures to the school newsletter and the community newspaper, the gazette.