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Shenandoah Region Newsletter

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Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital

April 11, 2014    
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Service Unit Update
Troop Update
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What's New 

Congratulations!!  Congratulations to all the volunteers from the Association that were recognized at the Annual Meeting on April 5th: 
  • Joanne Berdine, SU 14-10, Nation's Capital Pin
  • Tina Capps, SU 14-15, Longevity 40
  • Sherri Johnson, SU 14-10, Thanks Badge
  • Audrey Lewis, SU 14-15, Longevity 65
  • MaryAnne Lister, SU 14-11, Knox Award
  • Brianna Niewodowski, SU 14-10, Nation's Capital Pin
  • Anne Simmons, SU 14-4, Thanks Badge
  • Sandy Jones, SU 14-5, Certificate of Appreciation  
  • Florida Fritz, SU 14-10, Certificate of Appreciation
  • Patsy Campbell, SU 14-1, Certificate of Appreciation 


The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland

Attention all Girl Scouts!  Come join Alice and her friends on Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland

Alice is a fantasy, original theater production by Other Voices, Inc. that combines dance, music and song with witty dialogue adapted from the Lewis Carroll original.  A special after show program for Girl Scouts includes a meet and greet with the main characters, a behind the scenes tech review with the crew and a unique set and costume discussion so the girls can see how Alice's magical journey really comes together.  Tickets for Girl Scouts, leaders, other adult chaperones, and siblings or friends are $12.  A participation pin will be given to all Girl Scouts.  The special Girl Scout ticket price is available for performances on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 18 and 19 at 7:30, however there will be no after-show program.  In addition, the Friday evening performance will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.  For more information call or email Toni Edwards at 301-529-4218 or edwatonia@netscape.net.   

For an order form, go to www.danceunlimitedfrederick.com/Alice-In-Wonderland.html.

Leaders:  Even if Your Entire Troop Cannot Attend - Individual Families Can at the Girl Scout Price!  Please Pass Along to Your Families!


High Adventure Volunteers Needed

Are you certified in Archery, Challenge Course (Low Ropes), or a Kayak/Canoe Instructor or know someone who is?  Are you available to do two events per year or more?  If so, GSCNC is looking for qualified volunteers to help service units and/or troops participate in high adventure activities.

Contact Susan Kabat, skabat@gscnc.org, for more details.   


Daisy Journey Day - Three Cheers for Animals

Saturday, May 3

Doubs Woods Park, Hagerstown, MD

Cost - $8 per girl 

Daisy Girl Scouts will complete all requirements for the Three Cheers for Animals Journey.  Supplies and a fun patch are included in the fee.  Girls may also bring a friend not currently in Girl Scouts to the event. 

To download a parent permission form, please click here.


Daisy & Brownie WOW Camping Weekend

Friday, May 23 - Sunday, May 25

Cooper Lodge, Camp White Rock

Cost - $20-$30 

Spend the weekend learning how to camp and earn badges from the activity set that goes with the World of Water Journey.

Girls will be making pottery and natural cleaners to name a few of the activities.

For additional information and registration form, click here.  Deadline to register is May 2nd.

Brownie Letter-boxing Patch Event

Sunday, May 25

Cooper Lodge, Camp White Rock

Cost - $5 per girl

Girls will learn about letter-boxing, make a log book, make their own stamp, and follow clues to find hidden stamps around camp.  

Click here to download a registration form. 

Area Membership Manager Greeting 

Happy Spring!

Spring is finally here and there is so much going on.  Early Bird registration opened up on April 1 and over 600 registrations have already been submitted.  We have a very cute new patch this year for every girl that participates in Early Bird registration, plus a coupon for $20 to the shop for each troop that meets the minimum requirement. 

The council Annual Meeting was this past Saturday and we had a great representation with volunteers across our region receiving recognition for their contributions and longevity as a member of Girl Scouts.  Special shout-out to MaryAnne Lister for receiving the Knox Award and Audrey Lewis for 65 years!!

Don't forget our upcoming Association Meeting on April 26 and the Precious Metals awards ceremony.   We also have our Bring a Friend High Adventure Day at Camp White Rock, on May 17th for Brownies bridging to Juniors or Junior scouts.  And lastly, we are excited to be hosting a Service Unit Team workshop on May 31st for Service Unit Team members, which will be held at Camp White Rock. 

Best wishes,


Early Bird 2014-2015

Registration opened April 1


Here are some steps to take to ensure you are ready for Early-Bird registration: 

  • Attend the April Service Unit Meeting for training from the Service Unit Registrar on how to register for the 2014-2015 membership year.
  • Please log into the registration system and review your troop roster under My Troops to ensure that all of your girls are showing up.  Check addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses, etc. for accuracy by clicking on the name of each member. Update as necessary.

  • You must know the school and grade each girl will be in when school starts again in the fall.

  • Don't forget your troop's debit card to pay!!

  • Patches will be available in your area after April 7th.

Every girl that reregisters for the 2014-2015 Girl Scout membership year will receive a patch, which has been redesigned.

What's New from the Association

Don't forget to register!!


Shop Information

We're happy to announce that we now have an on-line store! Please visit


Martinsburg Mini Shop

Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday - 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday hours available on:  April 12, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 31; and, June 7.
The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting is currently on sale for $16.85.  Also on sale are the Adult Journey Guide Book Sets for $11.25 - stop by to pick up yours today!

For more information or to place an order for pick up, please call 304-263-8833.

Archives Update 

The Archives located in Winchester, VA has uniforms from the 1960's, old leaders' guides, and old patches available for adoption.   Give them a new home and use them for Troop events or display.
Let us know when you would like to come check out our treasure chest of Girl Scout Adoptables.
Archives is looking for a tape player that will play cassettes.  If you have one (or two) that you'd like to donate please let us know.  Thanks in advance!   
Patsy Campbell, Hagerstown, MD 

Florida Fritz, Inwood, WV 


Sandy Jones, Winchester, VA   


Service Unit Update  

Congratulations to Berkeley County leader, Joanne Berdine, for recently becoming a United States citizen.  Joanne is being presented her certificate by Carte Goodwin. 

Troop Update   

We'd like to give a shout-out to Jaimie Wolfe and Troop 40063 from Mineral County, W.Va., Kim Williams and Troop 40062 from Frederick County, Va., Tracy Hayden and Troop 40059 from Washington County, Md., and Erica Sylvester and Troop 40492 from Frederick County, Va. who went to Fort Belvoir on Sunday for the Troop 2 Troops cookie drop-off.  

For:  All Girl Scouts 

Day Camp 2014 

Registration is now open for Day Camp programs.  The following camps will be available to registered Girl Scouts in the Shenandoah Region:

Warren County Day Camp


Click here for additional details

Stephen's City Twilight Camp


Click here for additional details

Allegany County Day Camp


Click here for additional details

Mineral County Day Camp


Click here for additional details

Washington County Day Camp


Click here for additional details

Berkeley County Day Camp

Details coming soon!

Association 14 Girl Scouts and Friends  

10-Day Trip to Italy and Greece

July 2015

Ever dreamed of traveling to Europe?  Here's the perfect way to make that dream come true!  Sponsored by EF Tours, enjoy 10 fun-filled days exploring the Sistine Chapel and the Coliseum in Rome, the views of Capri's coastline, the Stabian Baths in Pompeii, the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, and climb the Acropolis in Greece.

The cost for Girl Scouts/Students is $3,235; 20 and above is $3,640.  EF offers monthly automatic payment plans of $210/month for Girl Scouts/Students and $237/month for adults.

For a detailed itinerary, download the attached flier.  To enroll, visit www.eftours.com/gsenroll and enter tour number 1437176NY or call 1-800-665-5364 (Monday-Friday).  

For:  Girls Ages 6-13

CraftWorks Camp Cool Spring for Kids

CraftWorks announces the opening of early registration to Shenandoah Area Girl Scouts for their popular summer day camp program - CAMP COOL SPRING FOR KIDS 2014. Each camp is unique focusing on a different theme in Art, Nature, Science, Cuisine or Sustainability for ages 6-10 or ages 8-13. Each child will flourish in their own camp where size is limited to 10 campers providing the best possible experience. All camp leaders are educators with over 136 years of combined experience.

Tuition is $95 per week plus a $10 materials fee. Early registration is open NOW until March 15th for CraftWorks members and Girl Scout Partners (Use the special code 14692 when registering) at www.wvcraftworks.org and select Camp Cool Spring from the left where you will find complete descriptions and details of each camp. Camp Cool Spring for Kids has sold out the previous two years so early registration is encouraged for all interested Girl Scouts.

Camp Schedule is as follows:







June 16 - 20

9 - 12

Shape Shifters & Transformers
Butterflies & Frogs


June 16 - 20

1 - 4

Rock Your World!


June 23 - 27

9 - 12

Friends, Fun and Fiber!


June 23 - 27

1 - 4

Making Awesome Impressions


June 30 - July 3

9 - 1

Chef Academy - Snack Attack


July 14 - 18

9 - 12

Wild and Wonderful Creativity


July 14 - 18

1 - 4

Come to Your Senses!!!


July 21 - 25

9 - 12

Imagination - 3D


July 21 - 25

1 - 4

CSI: Wildlife Detectives


July 28 - Aug 1

9 - 12

On With the Show...


July 28 - Aug 1

1 - 4

Destination - Songwriting I


Aug 4 - 8

9 - 12

Join the Storytelling Express


Aug 4 - 8


Awesome Art Girls Camp


Aug 4 - 8

1 - 4

Destination - Songwriting II


Aug 11 - 15

9 - 12

Shape Shifters & Transformers
Turtles & Birds


Aug 18 - 22

9 - 12

Chef Academy - Tapas/Small Plates


Aug 18 - 22

1 - 4

Natural Building and Sustainability


For: Girl Scout Teens 

Silver Award Online Resource

GSCNC has a new online tool designed to help girls think

through Silver Award process.  The online tool can be

found here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JW2DP6D.  Another tool is a Silver Award handout that simplifies the process described in the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and helps point out red flags for girls and leaders.

The Program Department will also highlight great Silver Award projects through social media so girls can see what other girls are doing.


Teen Edition 

GSCNC's teen-edition has loads of valuable information for our teen Scouts!   Encourage them to sign up  to receive their edition TODAY!!

Social Media

The Martinsburg Girl Scout office is now part of the social media scene! Go to

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Martinsburg-Girl-Scout-Office/111011402270273 to become a fan!

We will be posting registration information, local program events, and all things important to Girl Scouts!

Don't forget to check GSCNC on all your other favorite social networking sites to see program updates, interesting Girl Scout trivia and updates from Council.

Check us out on Facebook at Girl Scouts Nation's Capital, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/gscnc on twitter at @GSCNC and at our official GSCNC blog www.gscnc.wordpress.com!      

For:  Volunteers

Bring-a-Friend High Adventure & Outdoor Fun Day -

New Activities Added! 

May 18, 2014

Camp White Rock, Capon Bridge, WV

$5 per girl  

This event is open to Troops as a Bring-a-Friend activity to introduce new girls to Girl Scouts.  Troops will be able to participate in three high adventure activities AND three outdoor fun activities.  Troops must bring one new friend for every three Girl Scouts that attend. 

All Brownies bridging to Juniors or Junior Girl Scouts can participate.

For a registration form, please click here


Brownie/Junior Camporee 2014 

Friday, August 1-Sun, August 3

$55 per camper

Ready for some fun at Camp White Rock?  If you're a Girl Scout currently in grades 1 through 5, this is the place to be!

Download the attached registration form and mail it along with your payment to Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, c/o Jane Barvir, 153 McMillan Court, Martinsburg, WV  25404. 

Fall Service Unit Encampments

Fall service unit encampment dates are posted and open for registration.  The deadline to apply is April 30, 2014.  All the pertinent information and the application can be found here.

Fall Core Camps

Core camp registration opens on April 1.  Details for available camps can be found here.

Service Project for WV Troops

WV Make it Shine Statewide Cleanup Program  

April 1-14, 2014 

The WV Make It Shine Program is a comprehensive program aimed at making WV the cleanest state in the nation. Throughout the state, groups of volunteers, businesses, community organizations and local governments are working to accomplish this goal.

The statewide cleanup is held during the first two weeks of April each year. During this time, volunteers can receive assistance in conducting cleanups on public lands. The resources available include gloves, bags, hauling (in conjunction with the DOH), and landfill fees. 

To download an application, please visit the WV Department of Environmental Protection's website.  

Service Project for Frederick County, VA Troops

Community Baby Showers 

Valley Health is teaming up with the communities they serve by hosting Community Baby Showers at each of their hospitals for local families in need.  Winchester Medical Center is proud to be assisting the following organizations and the families they serve:

·         ABBA Care

·         C-CAP

·         Healthy Families

·         New Eve

·         Our Health

·         Red Wagon Ministry

·         The Laurel Center

·         Social Services

Any troops willing to join in the effort to help collect new items appropriate for newborns up to age two should contact Misty Warren by phone at 540-536-8768 or email at mwarren2@valleyhealthlink.com.  Collection dates run from now until June 16th.   


Adult Education

Cookout & Campout Training  

May 17th-18th Combined Cookout and Campout Class at Camp White Rock 

For additional information or to register, please visit our registration website

Camp White Rock Spring Blitz  

May 16th-18th, Camp White Rock, Capon Bridge, WV

  • Journeys & GSLE
  • Team Building & Games
  • Service Unit Encampment Coordinator
  • Gold Award Workshop
  • Fun & Easy Crafts
  • One Pot Wonders
  • Easy Camp Cooking for Daisies & Brownies
  • Knots for Fun
  • Fire Without Matches
  • DIY Camping Gear
  • Outdoor Fun for Daisies & Brownies
  • Letterboxing
  • Beginning Hiking
  • Night Hikes
  • Songs & Games
  • DIY Archery - Bows
  • Cooking in a Bag
  • Advanced Hiking & Survival Skills
  • Birds
  • Arrows & Quivers

For additional information or to register for one of these classes, please visit our registration website

Association 14 Web Page  

Spread the word!  We now have a webpage page for Association 14.  Log on at http://gs14.gscnc.org/.  Please be sure to check back frequently for updated information.    

For:  Parents 
Sleep Away Camp A variety of programs are still available for Sleep Away Camp.  For an up-to-date list of options for your daughter to choose from and to get registration information, visit our website at http://www.gscnc.org/SACspaces.html.


Girl Scout Alumnae  

Were you a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior or Ambassador...a troop leader, volunteer, or former/current staff member? If so, join the Girl Scouts Alumnae Association!

Girl Scout Endowment  

Consider putting Girl Scouts in your will or estate plans.  A bequest in a will is easy to do and helps Girl Scouts for years to come!  (the language: "$____ or _____% is designated to the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Endowment. (Federal Tax ID# 54-0732-966)").  For more information contact Betsy Thurston at 202-274-3330 or bthurston@gscnc.org.   

Martinsburg Contact ListBelow are the direct numbers and phone extensions for the staff at the Martinsburg Office:   
Kathy Deffer (304) 596-9930
Pam Allen (304) 596-9931
Jane Barvir (304) 596-9940
Cindy Bayne (304) 596-9932
Judy Johnson (304) 596-9934
Lori Kooken (301) 359-9540 or (304) 596-9941
Darylle Smoot (301) 662-5106 or (304) 596-9948
Beverly Soule (540) 313-4191 or (304) 596-9942
Jennifer Wiseman (304) 596-9944
We hope you enjoyed this newsletter prepared for the Shenandoah Region.  If you are not receiving Shenandoah News, please contact pallen@gscnc.org.

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