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In Memory of Julie Drawbaugh, Margaret "Maggie" Waldmann, and Florida Fritz

Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital recently lost three members of its family, Julie Drawbaugh, Margaret "Maggie" Waldmann, and Florida Fritz.  We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of each lovely lady.   Their love of Girl Scouts will be greatly missed.

Julie Drawbaugh

Julie was a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years.  Dedicated to her family and especially her children, she participated in their school sports and was the troop leader for Troop 40222 in Boonsboro, Md.

Margaret "Maggie" Waldmann

Maggie was a Girl Scout for over 20 years.  During her years as a volunteer, she served as a troop leader, service unit delegate, service unit press representative, service unit encampment volunteer, day camp first aider, and day camp unit leader for Allegany County Service Unit.

Florida Fritz 

Florida was a member of Girl Scouts for 80 years.  She was a former troop leader and happily gave her time assisting in the Archives in Winchester, Va, where she searched the history of Girl Scout memorabilia and helped catalog items donated by former Girl Scouts. 

What's New

Maker Day

Registration for Maker Day is now open! Through making, girls will benefit and thrive from having opportunities to engage with others, solve problems and learn by doing. Visit our website for Maker Day guidelines and to start the application, which is due February 20:  

Maker Day will be held April 25, 2015 at the Annual Meeting.

Need a project for Maker Day?  Visit our website

Summer camp registration opening soon!

Camp Winona & Camp Coles Trip - January 28, 2015
Camp May Flather & Camp Potomac Woods - January 30, 2015
Day & evening camps - February 11, 2015

For additional information on making this your daughter's best summer ever, visit our website at

The Martinsburg Girl Scout office will be collecting empty cookie boxes for future projects.  They may be dropped off at 153 McMillan Court, Martinsburg during business hours.  Thank you!

Scout Spotlight

Congratulations to Girl Scout Cadette Mikayla from Winchester, VA, who was accepted to experience a week of space camp with astronauts at Space Academy Destination in Huntsville, Alabama for the summer of 2015.  Way to go, Mikayla!

Calendar of Events

January 2015
Monday, January 19

Office closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

Monday, January 26
Cluster Meeting - SU 14-1, 14-3, 14-5, 14-8, 14-9, 14-10, 14-11, 14-15
6:30 pm

Wednesday, January 28
Camp Winona & Camp Coles Trip Registration Opens

Thursday, January 29
Cluster Meeting - SU 14-2, 14-12, 14-13, 14-14
10 am

Friday, January 30
Camp May Flather & Camp Potomac Woods Registration Open

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 hours resume February 28, 2015 

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  

Sandy Jones, Winchester, VA   

For:  Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies


Please click here to print a copy of Cookie College. 

For: Girl Scout Teens


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.   

Please join us for the next Girl Scout webinar on Rallyhood. We'll cover the basics and more advanced uses:

Tuesday, January 20, 7-8:00 pm,

Wednesday, February 11, 12-1:00 pm,

Thursday, February 26, 7-8:00 pm,

Friday, March 20, 12-1:00 pm,  

Register on Rallyhood. 


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   

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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