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December 18, 2014

Happy Holidays!

This will be the last teen-Edition of 2014.  Look for the next one in your inbox on January 8, 2015.

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2015 Destinations Program 

Did you miss the first round deadline to apply for a 2015 Destinations trip? Don't worry, there is still time to apply with the second round application!

Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What:Destinations are trips designed for individual Girl Scouts from across the nation and globe.  Do you dream of riding horseback through the Grand Canyon, theatrical opportunities at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, exploring Bavarian charm in Germany, or volunteering with Pandas in China?  Then check out the 2015 trip opportunities found here

Program grants are available for any Girl Scout with financial need. You can apply for the grant after being accepted into a Destinations trip by completing the Teen Programs Grant Form.

After the first round applicants have been selected for trips, the trips still available in the second round should be posted on the Girl Scouts of the USA website around January 16.
When: Submit applications to Girl Scouts Nation's Capital by Thursday, February 12 at 5pm. Applications must be submitted in hard copy to:

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
Attn: Destinations
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite M-2
Washington, DC 20008

For more information on applying, please visit our website.

Mexican Fiesta Dine-Around

Who: Girls working on their Gold Award or who have earned their Gold Award

What: Enjoy an afternoon of Mexican inspired food and connecting with a great group of women and Girl Scouts. Hosted by Karen Penn, Director of Human Resources, GCE, Inc. and Kathy McKinless, Archdiocese of Washington.

When: Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Arlington, VA
Register: Send the following information to


Troop #

Senior or Ambassador

Girl and Parent Email Address

Cell Phone Contact  #

Dine-Arounds are added regularly so check the website.

Gift of the Hearts Bake-Around

Who: Girls working on their Gold Award or who have earned their Gold Award

What: Learn to bake goodies & treats for Valentine's Day! Hosted by Abby Mackness, Director of Emerging Technologies, MorphoTrust and Jeri Fellerman, SVP & Senior Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo.

When: Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 2:00pm-4:30pm

Where: McLean, Virginia

Register: Send the following information to


Troop #

Senior or Ambassador

Girl and Parent Email Address

Cell Phone Contact  #


Dine-Arounds are added regularly so check the website


Girl Scout Maryland Legislative Day


Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors


What: See your government in action! Spend a fun and enlightening day in Annapolis with Girl Scouts from all over Maryland. Girls will have a chance to mingle with local legislators, tour government building, hear from Legislative Pages, and much more! Lunch is included. This is neither a drop-off nor tagalong event. Both girls and adults attending the event need to register. This is a uniform event. 

When: Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 7:30am-3:00 pm

Where:  Joint Hearing Room, Legislative Services

90 State Circle 

Annapolis, MD 21401

Fee: $25 per girl and adult

Questions: Contact Allison Duvall at, or 410.358. 9711.

Register: This is a Girl Scouts of Central Maryland event, so you will need to complete a hard copy registration form. You will then need to mail the form and payment to Allison Duvall to the address listed on the form.

For Girl Scout Teens

**In addition to volunteer opportunities, teen-edition includes many program opportunities offered by outside vendors. The Council has not inspected these programs or vendors, and there are no Council representatives at these events.**  

For additional programs occurring around the Council, please visit our Program Events Calendar.

Gingerbread House Decorating Activity  


Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What:  SPECIAL OFFER* Gingerbread House Decorating Activity - Only $9.99 (Regularly $49.99). *While Supplies Last. No Reservation Required. 

Make Meaning gourmet pre-assembled gingerbread house is waiting for your creative touch. There's a wide assortment of edible embellishments from candies to colored icing and "Helpful Elves" for inspiration and assistance. This activity is great for all ages. Children can all party together and create their dream gingerbread house. Space Is Limited; First-Come, First-Served; No Reservation Required; Limit One Special Offer Gingerbread House Decorating Activity Per Person; While Supplies Last; Guests May Not Share Activities.

When: OFFER VALID: December 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Monday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday-Friday: 10:00am-7:00pm; 

Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm

CLOSED: Christmas Day

Where: Make Meaning at Bethesda Row

4809 Bethesda Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814

Fee: $9.99 per girl, adult, and tagalong

Register: No Reservation Required. Call 301-828-1087 for Holiday Hours. Must print offer and present upon check-in at Make Meaning to receive Special Offer. You will only need to present one Make Meaning Gingerbread House Decorating Activity coupon per troop or family, but the $9.99 SPECIAL OFFER may be purchased for each troop or family member participating in the activity

Good Sportsmanship Badge with 24/7 Dance Studio

Who: Cadettes

What: Cadette troops will meet the requirements to earn their "Good Sportsmanship" badge. Cadettes will participate in gymnastics, theater, and dance classes that promote being healthy, taking turns, and showing respect to others. The program will end with bonding time, participation certificates and special guests performances. 

When: Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 2:00pm-4:30pm

Where: 24/7 Dance Studio

482 A Prospect Blvd. 

Frederick, MD 21701

Fee: $5 per girl 

Register: Contact Susan DesRoches at 301-846-4247 or

Girl Scout Day at Women's Basketball Game Cheer & Dance Clinic

Who: Cadettes

What: Doors for cheer/dance clinic open at 10:00am at the West Entrance of the Patriot Center. Clinic begins at 10:30am and last approximately one hour. Girl Scout patches will be distributed at conclusion of clinic. Girl Scouts will perform National Anthem before tipoff of game, please sit in sections 123 & 124. Must be seated by 1:15pm to participate. Girl Scouts will perform cheer/dance at halftime of the women's game. 

When: Saturday, January 31, 2015

Where: Patriot Center 

4500 Patriot Circle 

Fairfax, VA 22030

Fee: $3 per girl, adult, tagalong + $3 processing fee (once per order)

Register: Complete this form and return it to the ticket office  

Girl Scouts Day at the Newseum

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

What: Get the scoop with the Girl Scouts during a fun-filled day at the Newseum!

  • Show what you know about the Girl Scouts, women's history and current events in the Newseum's popular NewsMania game show.
  • Race across a giant game board and compete for prizes in Front Page Frenzy.
  • Learn how women's suffrage activists used their First Amendment rights to bring attention to their cause.
  • Participate in a gallery talk on women in journalism.
  • Design a T-shirt, button or bumper sticker celebrating your right to free expression.
  • Sniff out all the great information about women in the news on the News Hound Scavenger Hunt.
  • Follow in the footsteps of pioneering investigative journalist Nellie Bly as you travel around the world on a Global Scavenger Hunt to learn about life in countries from Canada to North Korea.

Register before January 9, 2015 and receive a commemorative patch with your ticket!

When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 9:00am-5:00pm

Where: Newseum


555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

Fee: Girl Scout Troops may purchase tickets in advance. 

Register: To book your tickets, please submit a reservation request form or call the Newseum Education Department at 202/292-6650

Special Crime Museum Badge Programs   

Who: Cadettes and Seniors  

What: Earn your Detective, Special Agent, or Truth Seeker Badge. Learn the necessary skills and discover a new passion by becoming an official Crime Museum Detective. Learn the secrets from the worlds of forensic science and criminal psychology. Is it fact or fiction - find out the truth and question everything.

When: Call to schedule

Where: Crime Museum

575 7th Street NW

Washington, DC 20004  

Fee: $20 per girl, $15 per adult, $20 per tagalong

Detective, Special Agent, and Truth Seeker badges included

Register: Call 202-621-5553, email, or visit

Boo Law Girl Scout Scholarship at Montgomery College


Who: Girl Scouts/Former Girl Scouts attending Montgomery College

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.

When: The spring deadline is January 26, 2014

Where: Montgomery College in Rockville, MD

How: Click here for more information.   

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

Employment Opportunities with Girl Scout's Nation's Capital 

Love Girl Scouts? What about working for our Council? Part-time and full-time opportunities available.  View job descriptions on our website, and help us build a stronger Girl Scout Council. Check out the listing for the Teen Program Assistant position!

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Centreville, Germantown and Mobile Shops are closed for the season - check back in January for the NEW 2015 schedules.

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Capital One Financial Fitness Challenge


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. 

Did your girls receive the a FFC patch last year? Each time they earn a Financial Literacy Badge they can receive a new patch. Each year has a different design! 

How can you join the Financial Fitness Challenge? It's easy! 

1. 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. 

2. Let us know which badge you earned between October 2014 and July 2015, and we will send you a FREE patch! Fill out this survey

To win a special rocker for your Service Unit, please submit a story or photo of how your troop completed the Financial Fitness Challenge. Photos can be submitted to

Financial Fitness Badge of the Week


Senior - My Portfolio: Skills you learn while participating in the largest girl-run business in the world, The Girl Scout Cookie Sale, can help you far into the future.  With the My Portfolio badge learn how these skills can help you while you take the next steps in you life no matter if it's trade school, community college or university. 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!              


GOLD AWARD TIP- New 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. The new interactive, in-person, Part two of the Gold Award Workshop will be introduced in early January 2015.

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.


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