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Starting in June, teen-Edition will be operating on a summer schedule.  You can expect an e-newsletter every other week until our Kick-off in August.


 Happy Summer!





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Gold Award Deadline

The deadline for the class of 2014 to submit their Gold Award Final Reports is September 30, 2014 at 5:00pm. The reports must arrive at the Washington, DC Council office on or before this date.
Please send your reports to:
Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
Attn: Gold Award Panel
4301 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite M-2
Washington, DC 20008
For more information, please contact Ashlee Warren.

Don't forget to order your FREE participation patches!


There is still time to order these free participation patches for bridging and year-end Girl Scout ceremonies.  If your troop has earned one or more of the following badges this year, they can receive the corresponding patch while supplies last.


Don't forget, even if you participated in the Financial Fitness Challenge last year, you can still participate this year- it's a brand new patch!


Please complete the survey at least two weeks before your ceremony so we can ship your patches on time. 

Financial Fitness Challenge 

Step 1: Earn one of the following badges


Girl Scout Cadette: Budgeting, Comparison Shopping, Financing My Dreams, Business Plan, Think Big, Marketing


Girl Scout Senior: Financing My Future, Buying Power, My Portfolio, Customer Loyalty


Girl Scout AmbassadorOn My Own, Good Credit, Research & Development, P&L  



Step 2: Fill out the survey


Step 3: Receive patch in the mail



For Girl Scout Teens

**In addition to volunteer opportunities, teen-edition
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Girl Scouts of Maine Troop 858 Journey Connections


Who: Seniors and Ambassadors


When: Ongoing


What:  Girl Scouts of Maine Ambassador Troop 858 is working on the Girltopia Journey and are seeking to reach every Senior and Ambassador troop in the country. Troop 858 has created a Facebook page called "Senior-Ambassador Girl Scout Activities" in hopes of Girl Scouts all over the country sharing the ideas and activities they've had in their troops. The goal is for this to become a great resource for older Girl Scouts nation-wide. Your troop can be a part of the conversation by clicking here and asking to join the group.



C&O Canal Riley Lockhouse

Who: Brownie - Ambassador

What: Live the life of a C&O Canal Lock Keeper's family in the 1870's. An adult takes the training, works with the girls, then they come with the troop to Riley's Lock House on a Saturday or Sunday from 12:30-4:30 PM. Girls wear period clothes, act as docents, and do home crafts with the public. School service hours or Silver Trefoil hours can be earned by the girls during their service day!

When: Adult training is Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 9:15 AM-2:30 PM

Where: Riley Lock Road Seneca, MD  


Register: Log into you Girl Scouts Nation's Capital member account and search 'Riley' to complete registration




Summer Breeze Concert Series


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: Friday, August 15th from 6pm - 10pm
Where: The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School

16701 Norwood Rd.

Sandy Spring, MD 20860
(240) 389 4386

What: Our Summer Breeze Concert Series kicks off this August!

Enjoy climbing under the stars, live music around the campfire, FREE face painting, and FREE food from Great American Hot Dog with ticket purchase! For a line-up of bands please visit our ticketing website. Tickets are $39 for a 2 hour climb. $41 at the door.

To book online, click here


Homegrown Fun and Farm Fresh Adventures at Summers Farm Girl Scout Weekend
Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages
When: October 3, 5pm-10:30pm; October 4, 10am-10:30pm; October 5, 10am-7pm 
Where: Summers Farm 

5620 Butterfly Lane 
Frederick, Maryland 21702
What: A simple visit to Summers Farm will fulfill some badge requirements. Highlighted activities include our corn maze, moonlight maze, giant jumping pillows, farm animals, pumpkin picking, hayrides, slides, pig races, farm fresh baked goods, concessions and much more.
Fee: Weekend admission $10.95 per person
Weekend group rate (15 people or more) $8.95 per person with two leaders free
For groups of 75 reservation for an additional fee of $65.

Show your Girl Scout spirit by wearing your sash, vest, or pins during Girl Scout Weekend (Oct 3-5) and receive a complimentary participation patch! Participation patches will be available for purchase while supplies last during the remainder of the season for $1 each.
Manners 101/Empowering Girls Through Etiquette

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages
When: Program available upon request
Where: Program available in your meeting location
What: Manners 101 is an etiquette program that teaches proper manners and social skills for everyday situations along with common courtesies. Classes include respect for yourself and others, social media/cellphone etiquette, and table manners. 

Fee: $25 per girl

Register: Call 443-538-2353 or email 


Cool Spaces for Creative Girls   

Girl Scout Teens

Where: Natural History Museum, Washington, DC 


When: On-going & Free  



What: Q?rius is a first-of-its-kind interactive environment that's part lab, part collections vault, part DIY garage, part hangout, and all fun. Curious Scouts can conduct cool investigations using real objects, unleash their creativity, awaken new interests, build inquiry skills for life, and share moments of real discovery. Find out more here.    





Boo Law Girl Scout Scholarship at Montgomery College


Who: Girl Scouts/Former Girl Scouts attending Montgomery College


When: The fall deadline is August 25th


Where: Montgomery College in Rockville, MD


What: Dedicated Girl Scout volunteer, Boo Law, established the Boo Law Girl Scout Scholarship at Montgomery College.   


The scholarship is available to a Girl Scout or former Girl Scout who is a US citizen, has been an active Girl Scout for at least 5 years, demonstrates financial need, in academic good standing, and currently lives in Montgomery County or was a resident of the county during the time she was a Girl Scout.


How: Click here for more information.   

For questions,please email: or call (240) 567-4021


Summer Shop Information 



Online Shop   



Centreville, Gaithersburg and Mobile Shops are closed for the summer - check back in August for fall 2014 fall schedules




Monday thru Friday 10:00AM - 4:00PM 





 Monday thru Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM





NEW Location

Germantown Girl Scout Office

20201 Century Blvd. Suite 100

Germantown, Maryland 20874

(301) 987-8718




Tuesday   3:00 - 7:00PM

Wednesday 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Thursday 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Friday 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM (Sept./Oct. ONLY)




Centreville Square II

5952 Centreville Crest Lane

Centreville, Virginia

(703) 266- 4437




Closed 10/13 - Columbus Day

Monday  10:00AM - 3:00PM

Tuesday  10:00AM - 3:00PM

Wednesday 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Thursday 2:00PM - 7:00PM

Saturday  10:00AM - 1:00PM



Art of Independence Badge of the Week

This month we are highlighting the GEICO Art of Independence with the Cadette Babysitter Badge.  Each week we will highlight two steps to earning this badge.  With the Babysitter badge you will learn new games and ideas for playtime with children, but also what toys and games are safe. You will also learn new ways to start your business as a babysitter and market your services.

Step 3: Second to safety, the most important part of babysitting is learning how to play with children of different ages.  Different kinds of play are appropriate for different ages, for example you can't let a baby play with small objects like toy cars, because they might choke! Learn about appropriate and safe play by interviewing a toy creator, observing kids at a toy store for two hours or volunteering at a day-care, preschool, or local boys and girls club for two hours. Pay attention to what activities and toys different ages of children enjoy, and take notes on how to safely enjoy these activities.

Step 4: Now it is time to find some potential employers.  First you need to prepare yourself for questions employers might ask like: What is your pay rate? Do you get paid by the job or by the hour? How many children can you handle at once? What ages? Do you have transportation? Once you have your answers ready you can start marketing yourself: Call around to potential employers, create a questionnaire to give to family, friends, and neighbors or conduct interviews with potential employers at places where you might find customers like a local church, preschool, or school board meeting                                            



GOLD AWARD TIP- The Top Five Most Common Mistakes Girls Make When Submitting Proposals

Are you getting ready to submit a Gold Award proposal for review? In the next five teen-Editions, we will be highlighting common mistakes girls can make when submitting proposals and how to avoid them!


Common mistake #2: Girls submit without a Project Proposal Supplement Form. If you are not familiar with our Council's Project Proposal Supplement Form, you should look it over! The form was created and introduced in October 2011 to make the process easier for girls by providing a checklist of everything they should turn in with their proposal. The form asks a couple additional questions about the project's global connections and safety that provides the panel with a few necessary details for their review. It is due with your proposal at 5:00 p.m. on the first working day of the month

Be sure to look for tip #3 in the August 28th teen-Edition!


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