February 19, 2015 EditionCadette- Comparison Shopping
From cardigans to cars, you can buy just about everything online these days. Even if you end up buying an item in an actual store, you can use the Internet to compare prices and find the best deal. Although online shopping is convenient, there are certain things to know so you can make sure that you're paying a fair price and don't fall victim to a fraud! Click here if you have earned this badge this year and we will send you a free Financial Fitness Challenge Patch brought to you by Capital One!
The Council's Capital One Financial Fitness Challenge will empower Girl Scouts at all levels to build their money management and business skills through a variety of pathways, including our national badge programs and of course, the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the largest girl-led business in the world. Earn at least one of the Financial Literacy Badges or Cookie Business Badges from the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting at your level, and you will gain the skills and knowledge to take control of your finances.
Gold Award Workshops
We have updated our Gold Award Workshops to include a new interactive curriculum that will help Girl Scouts develop their project ideas into high quality take action projects! Part one of the workshop is available on our website now in the form of the
Gold Award Online Tutorial that walks girls through the Gold Award process.
If you are a Girl Scout thinking about the Gold Award but do not yet have an issue area or idea in mind, we have resources available for you! In addition to checking out the Gold Award Online Tutorial, read The Gold Standard. For inspiration on project ideas, take a look at the 2014 Award Yearbook.
2015 Congressional Aide Program
Who: Girl Scouts who will be entering 11th grade, 12th grade, or their freshman year of college in the fall of 2015
Teen Awards Deadline Approaching
Mark your calendars! The teen awards deadline is Monday, March 16, 2015 at 5pm. This is the last day to submit your Gold Award Final Report and Silver Trefoil Award Final Report for inclusion in the 2015 Award Yearbook and In Your Honor Ceremony. This is also the last day to submit your Silver Award Final Report for recognition in the 2015 Award Yearbook. Lastly, this is the deadline for President's Award Nominations to be made. Be sure to have the originals of your Final Reports and Applications to the Washington, DC Council Office by 5pm on Monday, March 16, 2015.
Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Gold Award Scholarships
A Gold Award Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of local businesswomen, reviews the written applications and identifies finalists to be interviewed in-person at the Washington, DC Council office. Based on the interviews, committee members select the scholarship recipients from all areas of the Council. Finalists who are not selected to receive a scholarship each receive a $150 Visa gift card.
Sarah and Lawrence Phillips, long-time Girl Scout volunteers, have provided Girl Scouts Nation's Capital with a generous gift to support the Gold Award Scholarship Program. Additional gifts from anonymous donors fund the Gold Award Scholarship in Honor of Marilynn Carr and the Shenandoah Region Gold Award Scholarships.
The application deadline is March 16, 2015. All girls selected as Finalists must be available to interview at the Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Washington, DC Council office on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
Teen Tables at Annual Meeting
If your Teen Troop is interested in hosting a booth at the Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Annual Meeting, please fill out this form. Booths will be open from 8:00am-1:00pm at the event (Saturday, April 25,
Aquasco Core Camp
Come join the tradition of conservation and fun at the Aquasco Core Camp!
Yearly service projects are completed at the Aquasco Core Camp to improve the camp. Troops will participate in a conservation activity. Other activities may include canoeing, crafts, games and campfire. More detailed information will be provided.
If you have questions please contact Jenn Macios firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-274-3309Sterling Amazing Race
Who: Girl Scout Cadette, Girl Scout Senior, Girl Scout Ambassador
When: May 23 or 24, 2015
Where: Camp Potomac Woods
What: Two girls per team. Girls can register as a team or as an individual. Individuals will be placed on a team with another girl if possible.
Fee: $35.00 per girl - If registered by April 24th
$45.00 per girl- if registered between April 24th - May 8th
Register: http://sterlingamazingrace.wix.com/sarace includes t-shirt, lunch, prizes, and pit stop snacks
No registrations accepted after May 8th
Girl Power: A STEM Event for Middle and High School Girls
Who: Girl Scout Cadette, Girl Scout Senior, Girl Scout Ambassador
When: March 8, 2015 from 2:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Kossiakoff Center
What: Women are making a difference, changing the world, and transforming the future with science, technology, engineering, and math. Come explore how you can too at Girl Power. For more information, click here.
Register: No registration needed
Adventure Core Camps
What's a Dine-Around? Dine-Arounds are informal dinners, brunches, teas or other events that are hosted by Women's Advisory Board members at their homes or businesses. They are a unique chance to gain insight from successful women and will prove to be an amazing networking session. Please note there is no cost to attend a Dine-Around.
To Register for a Dine-Around, send the following information to email@example.com:
Senior or Ambassador
Girl and Parent Email Address
Cell Phone Contact #
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 p.m..
Where: Washington, DC
What: Dine-Around hosted by Pat McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University. Meet and greet with student scholars and faculty. Learn more about the Girl Scout scholarships TWU has to offer.English Tea Dine-Around
When: Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: Alexandria, VA
What: English Tea hosted by Margie Auer, Veterans Law Judge, Department of Veterans Affairs, Abby Mackness,Director of Emerging Technologies, MorphoTrust, Marilyn Burroughs, Principal, New Leaf Collaborative Architecture & Design and Pat Henriques, Henlee Group.Beach Party! Dine-Around
When:Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Bethesda, MD
What: Enjoy an evening at the beach with Caribbean inspired food and the opportunity to connect with a great group of women and Girl Scouts. Hosted by Diane Tipton, Principal, Self Storage Zone, and Rose Cohen, Managing Director, JP Morgan Private Bank.
Dine-Arounds are added regularly so check the website.
Attend a Girl Scout Leadership Conference - Earn Council/International Hours
Are you a proud Girl Scout in middle or high school? Do you need Council or International hours?
Girl Scouts Nation's Capital is hosting three leadership conferences in 2015 for middle and high school girls. Each conference will consist of interactive workshops and strong keynote sessions that will prepare you to be a stronger, more effective leader in your school, community, and even the world.
We need YOU to help make these conferences wonderful by serving as a Girl Scout Conference Champion!
The ROLE of a Girl Scout Conference Champion:
Conference Champions will receive a special patch and the opportunity to be included on the Nation's Capital website.
To register for Your Turn to Lead or Keys to Leadership, visitwww.surveymonkey.com/s/YTTL_KTL. To register for Encuentro, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Encuentro2015. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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