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Shenandoah Region Newsletter

What's New 


Congratulations to the following Service Units for achieving:


Highest percentage of girls that participated in Early Bird

Service Unit 14-11 Hampshire County which surpassed it's goal and achieved 124% of goal.  (They had 91 girls out of 134 girls register participate in Early Bird).


Highest percentage of qualifying troops participate in Early Bird:

Service Unit 14-3 had 71% of their troops qualify for the Early Bird coupon (20 out of 28 troops had at least 5 girls and 50% of their troop re-register)


Both of these Service Units will have an ice cream bar for their Troop Leaders at their September Service Unit meeting.

Adult Education

An updated listing of available trainings is now available on the Council website.  The next update of classes will be September 15th.


Women of Distinction 

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital (Eastern Panhandle area) is hosting the 10th annual Women of Distinction luncheon to honor three women from Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan County, West Virginia.

The 2014 Women of Distinction include Cindy Hovermale from Berkeley Springs, Tina Combs from Bunker Hill, and Tina Burns from Kearneysville. The women were selected by their peers for outstanding work in the community, contribution to their professions, and serving as outstanding role models for young women.


Businesses or individuals interested in supporting the 2014 Women of Distinction can choose to be one of our Character, Confidence, Courage, Honor, or Leader Sponsors. In addition, Tribute Ads to recognize our honorees are also available. Reserved seating for the luncheon is available for $40 per person, which will be held at the Holiday Inn, Martinsburg, WV, at 11:30am, October 1st



Volunteer Opportunity 

Do you have older girls in your troop that are looking for volunteer service hours?  Horses with Hearts Therapeutic Riding, located in Martinsburg, WV, would be a perfect opportunity for them to get the hours they're looking for while assisting instructors with grooming and tacking the horses.


Horses with Hearts serves a diverse group of clients with many different disabilities such as brain trauma, cerebral palsy, Down's Syndrome and others.


Interested?  Contact Kay Barkwill at 304-283-8071 or Visit them on the web at 


Summer Highlights

Over 100 Girl Scouts and 50 adult volunteers enjoyed an exciting, fun-filled weekend at Camp White Rock during the 2014 Brownie/Junior Camporee.

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.

The shop will be closed on August, 27, 28, and 29 for inventory.
Saturday hours will resume on September 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

Journey Weekend for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors
Saturday, October 18 - Sunday October 19
Camp White Rock
$40 per girl

Activities planned will meet the requirements for Juniors to earn the Amuse Journey (excluding the Take Action Project), Cadettes to earn the Breathe Journey (excluding the Take Action Project), and Seniors/Ambassadors to earn the Bliss Journey (excluding the Take Action Project).

To download the registration form, please click here.  For questions, please contact Judi Becker-Greenfield at or Tina Capps at 540-327-6040 or
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.




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!/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

The following classes are available after the Association 14 Meeting on October 4 and still have room:
  • Basic Leadership
  • Daisy Program Level
  • Brownie Program Level
  • Junior Program Level

Please visit the GSCNC  website for additional information and to register.


Lightweight Camping

This class will take place in two sessions: Saturday (10/11/14) from 9am to 6pm  and Sunday (10/12/14) from 9am until noon. Although staying overnight on Saturday is optional, participants must complete both sessions to receive credit for the class. 

Please visit the GSCNC website for additional information and to register.  


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:  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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