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Shenandoah Region Newsletter

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Dine-Around News

Hosted by Layne Diehl, CEO & Managing Member, Diehl Law, PLLC,Leslie Crabill, Vice President &Financial Advisor, Bank of Charles Town,  Berniece Collis, Vice President, Minghini's General Contractors, Inc., and Joanne Wadsworth, Vice President & Investment Counselor, BB&T Investment Services, Inc., 20 Girl Scouts from around our Council enjoyed an evening with delicious Indian cuisine created by world famous Chef Brad Spates. Special guest Ambassador Girl Scout Laurel Morton shared her experience from her Destination to India and her Gold Award project.

Christmas Around the World
Winchester, VA

Please click here to print a copy of Christmas Around the World.

Service Unit Summer Encampment Opportunities at Camp White Rock

Camp White Rock will be open for summer rentals available to large groups, placement preference will be given to groups of 75 or more. While at Camp White Rock, your group can take advantage of everything the camp has to offer including canoeing, archery, low ropes course and the swimming pool. Dudley Hall is available to provide food service for large groups. 

Dates available include:  June 5-7, June 12-14, June 19-21, June 26-28, July 10-12, July 24-26, August 7-9, and August 14-16. 

Applications must be received at the council by mail, fax or email by January 9, 2015 and no payment is due at that time.

For additional details and to download an application, please click here.

New Outdoor Badges-Have your girls voted??


Girl Scouts of the USA announced the development of four new Outdoor Badges --one each at the Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior levels. The badges will be available for girls to earn starting in the fall of 2015.

Through a "girls' choice" process, girls will take the lead deciding which new badges will be created. The first round of voting goes through November 30th and will allow girls to choose what area they are interested in within the Outdoors.   

During the second round of voting, beginning December 1, girls will cast their vote for the actual badges.

Please share the following link with the girls in your troop so that they can help decide what these badges will be..   


Please click here to print a copy of Cookie College.    


 The City Ballet School and the Western Maryland City Ballet Company Proudly Present 
 "The Nutcracker"  
The Maryland Theatre

Saturday, December 6th 7:30pm
Sunday, December 7th 3:00pm

Ticket sales and Information
The Maryland Theatre box office
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown MD 21740
(301) 790-2000

Tickets start at $15

Experience the magic of ballet this holiday season as you join Clara on her enchanted journey to the land of sweets.  Set to Tchaikovsky's stunning score, The Nutcracker tells one of the most beloved Christmas stories celebrated through classical ballet.  Clara receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather who is the toymaker of the town.  Clara dreams about her nutcracker as he brings her through an epic battle of mice and toy soldiers in the parlor, a journey through the enchanted snow forest and her magical adventures in the land of sweets to visit the Sugar Plum Fairy. This performance is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your family.  Featuring over 100 dancers, innovative choreography, brilliant set and costume design and theatrical wizardry, "The Nutcracker" is sure to capture your heart and become one of your favorite holiday traditions. The Nutcracker is a perfect gift or outing for the whole family and is sure to delight an audience of all ages.  

Troop Spotlight

 Mineral County, WV Troops 40275 & 40279 made T-shirts to wear for theVeteran's Day Parade. 

Calendar of Events


Thursday, November 27-Saturday, November 29
Offices and shops closed for Thanksgiving


Saturday, December 6
Last day for Saturday Shop hours

Thursday, December 25

Offices closed for Christmas

Thursday, December 25-Saturday, December 27
Shops closed for Christmas

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
11/22, 12/6  

New to the Martinsburg Mini Shop

Adult Short-sleeved sweater with matching cardigan:

Priced at $33-$35 

Priced at $38-$40

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 Daisies and Brownies

Please click here to print a copy of Association 14 Lock-in for Daisies and Brownies.

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

For:  Volunteers

Are you looking for a social media tool to coordinate your Girl Scout volunteers and parents?  Look no further. Rally groups and the Community Hubs over them (think troops within a Service Unit) are free for Girl Scout volunteers in Nation's Capital.

Have a question about Rallyhood?  Visit the Rallyhood

Help page to find the answers you need.  


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:  Girls of All Ages   

Holiday Workshop

Please click here to print a copy of Holiday Workshop


Medieval Times Scout Appreciation


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

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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