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Shenandoah Region Newsletter

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October 17th Edition

What's New 

Congratulations to our 2014 Women of Distinction 

The 10th anniversary of the Girl Scouts' Women of Distinction event was held on Wednesday, October 1st at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg, WV.  Cindy Hovermale from Berkeley Springs, Tina Combs from Bunker Hill, and Tina Burns from Kearneysville were selected by their peers for outstanding work in the community, contribution to their professions, and serving as outstanding role models for young women. 

Cindy Hovermale is the Operations Manager for Roy's Service Center and Betty Lou's Ol' Garage Café. She is known in the community for her generosity and passion for taking care of anyone who needs help. Hovermale was recently honored with the Patriot Award as an "unsung hero" by the Morgan County Commission.

Tina Combs has been the decisive leader of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce since 2004.   Known as the "Heart and Soul of the Chamber", Combs has increased Chamber membership along with community recognition of the organization.  In 2013, Combs was appointed by Governor Tomblin to the West Virginia Board of Education where she represents interests of the Eastern Panhandle.  Combs serves on the Board of Directors of Berkeley County Development Authority, Main Street Martinsburg, and the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle.

Tina Burns is a clinical recruitment director at Shenandoah Valley Medical System (SVMS).   Burns has worked at Shenandoah since 1983, helping to shape the system from a migrant, low-income health clinic in the 1980s to the large multidisciplinary group medical practice that it is today. Burns has served in various capacities at SVMS, helping to develop new programs for women's health, behavior health, dental health services and a migrant health program that extends into Virginia.   

The keynote speaker for the 2014 Women of Distinction was Faye Fields, President-elect of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital.  Fields is the founder and currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Resource Technologies, a leading provider of management support services and information management services to government agencies. Fields is a founding partner in the Washington Nationals Baseball Club and received the Emerging Business of the Year Award from Black Enterprise Magazine.  

Proceeds from the event will benefit outreach efforts in the Eastern Panhandle. 




Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Club Juliette 


Please click here to print a copy of Club Juliette 


Making Games:  Harry Potter Style

Please click here to print a copy of Making Games.

Association 14 Lock-In

Please click hereto print a copy of Association 14 Lock-In

Holiday Workshop

Please click here to print a copy of Holiday Workshop

Birthplace Bound 2015 - New Prices

Junior/Cadette Troop 40006 and Leader, Mary Jenkins, are taking reservations for this extended weekend trip to Savannah, GA. 

Price per person will be $549 Quad/$571 Triple/$583 Double/$826 Single.  Package includes transportation by Schrock, 3 nights lodging, 3 hotel breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 box lunch, admissions & tours as outlined, taxes and gratuities.

For additional information and to make reservations, contact Mary Jenkins at 540.247.6277 or  Click here to download schedule and registration form. 


Medieval Times Scout Appreciation

Please click here to print a copy of Medieval Times Scout Appreciation

Troop Spotlight

Troop 40554 from SU 14-5 in Frederick County, VA assisted Winchester Fire & Rescue Dept last on October 11 with Fire Safety Open House. The Juniors and Cadettes helped Daisies earn their Daisy Safety Award and Brownies earn their First Aid Badge. Over 140 Girl Scouts attended this free event in addition to other children and families from the community.

Calendar of Events


Tuesday, October 21      

Deadline to Submit Membership Financial Assistance Requests to Membership Specialists

Friday, October 24 

Fall Product Sale Program Ends

Saturday, October 25      

SU Cookie Kickoff

Sheraton Pentagon, Arlington, VA 

Friday, October 31      

On Time Registration Closes

Thursday, November 27-Saturday, November 29

Offices and shops closed for Thanksgiving

Shop Information 

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


Martinsburg Mini Shop

Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6  

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.

Patsy Campbell, Hagerstown, MD 

Florida Fritz, Inwood, WV 


Sandy Jones, Winchester, VA   


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:  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.



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!/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 on twitter at @GSCNC and at our official GSCNC blog!        

For:  Volunteers

Adult Education

Leader Blitz

November 1, 2014 at Riverton United Methodist Church, Front Royal, Va. 

Click here for additional information and to register 

Classes offered include:

  • Basic Leadership
  • Ceremonies
  • Daisy Program Level
  • Brownie Program Level
  • Gold Award Workshop
  • Junior Program Level
  • Journeys
  • Skills for Teen Advisors
  • Swaps



Career Opportunities

We currently have part-time seasonal positions available for Field Assistants in Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Allegany and Washington Counties.

The Field Assistant is responsible for a broad range of outreach activities in identified communities, for a specific period of time. Assists the assigned Membership Specialist within assigned communities that have special needs, i.e. under-served areas as a result of language or economic barriers, lack of awareness regarding the Girl Scout program, or rapid growth areas. 

The view a more detailed description, please visit our website.    


Association 14 Web Page  

Spread the word!  We now have a webpage page for

Association 14.  Log on at  Please be sure to check back frequently for updated information.   

Association 14 Facebook Page

Have you joined the Shenandoah Region-Association 14 Facebook group?  It's for the Shenandoah Region team members and leaders to communicate better so we grow stronger as a region and use our resources wisely. Only registered Girl Scouts will be admitted to this page for privacy of our local Girl Scouts. We encourage team members, leaders, co-leaders and older girls to join if they want more information on what's happening in the area.    

Go to to request to join.  

For:  Volunteers

Association Trainer Managers' Message

November 1, 2014 is the date for the Front Royal Blitz at Riverton United Methodist Church. Come join your best Girl Scout Friends at the super, big, colossal, enormous Basic Leadership class held in the morning and then stay for program (Daisy, Brownie and Junior Program and Skills for Teen Advisors) and enrichment classes (Ceremonies, Swaps, Journeys, Gold Award) in the afternoon. Even if you completed Basic Leadership long ago, please consider coming to the November 1 class. Then, be on the lookout a mini-blitz in Hagerstown, MD and more training opportunities come Spring.

Enjoy the Autumn and remember, please contact us for all your Girl Scout Training needs!

Vivian Moore and MaryAnne Lister

For:  Parents    


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   

Martinsburg Contact List

Below 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 (304) 596-9948
Beverly Soule (540) 313-4191 or (304) 596-9942
Jennifer Wiseman (304) 596-9944

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