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April 9, 2015 Edition

Join in the Girl Scout conversation on Rallyhood!

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Join in the Girl Scout conversation on Rallyhood! A "Girl Scout Family Rally" for all members and parents of a registered girl in our Council began on the 30th of March.

Want to learn more about Rallyhood? Visit online here for more information.

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Cadette- Budgeting: There are many ways to spend your money. Should you buy that new book you've had your eye on or save up for a weekend of fun with friends? There's a simple way to help decide: Make a budget -- a plan for spending and saving money. This badge will help you learn to create a budget that's right for you. 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. 

In Your Honor

Who: Girls who have earned the Silver Trefoil and Gold Award

Where: Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC.

When: Save the Date! In Your Honor 2015 will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:00am  

What: In Your Honor is an annual celebration in recognition of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Girl Scouts who have earned the Gold Award and the Silver Trefoil Award.  

Fee: Free

Register: Attendance is by invitation only, and you will receive invitations in early April.

GSUSA Young Women of Distinction Nominations are now open!

If you earned your Gold Award between March 1, 2014 and April 1, 2015, and are interested in applying to be a GSUSA Young Woman of Distinction, please submit the following to bhowe@gscnc.org by April 15, 2015:

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Answers to these questions:

1)      What makes your Gold Award project stand out?

2)      What are your future educational plans?

3)      How do you plan to make the world a better place in the future?

HOW WILL THE 2015 NATIONAL YOUNG WOMEN OF DISTINCTION BE RECOGNIZED?

Each National Young Woman of Distinction will receive:

  • A $5,000 academic scholarship made possible by the Kappa Delta Foundation
  • A $10,000 Distinction scholarship award from GSUSA
  • Training in public speaking
  • Recognition at an award ceremony held on October 7, 2015, in New York City or other destination(s) as indicated by GSUSA
  • The opportunity to present a TED-style live-stream talk about her Gold Award project to a national audience during International Day of the Girl on October 8, 2015, in New York City
  • The opportunity to be featured in a video that will be streamable on GSUSA's website, YouTube, and Facebook
  • A profile featured on GSUSA's Facebook page, blog, and other social media outlets

Made With Code

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Made with Code aims to change the way girls think about coding, and inspire them to consider careers in computer science. The program includes:

  • A new site where girls can try Blockly-based coding projects like designing a 3D-printed bracelet, learning to create animated GIFs, and even building beats for a music track.
  • A directory where volunteers, girls, and their parents can find additional coding resources and opportunities, such as camps and clubs.
  • Video profiles of girls and women who are using computer science in new and exciting ways.

Each week a different world of coding will be highlighted.

For this mission you'll become an animation studio of one Check out how to make a GIF using a background and a series of frames. Discover more under projects at Made with Code!

Girl Scout Maker Day Volunteers Needed!!

Who: Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors; Adult volunteers

When: April 25, 2015 from 12:00pm-4:00pm

WhereNational Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, VA 20176

What: The Maker Steering Committee is looking for girl and adult volunteers to fill the following roles at Maker Day:

*Hand out programs (4 girls needed)

*Patrol aisles for safety (4 girls needed)

*Direct people to rooms (3 girls needed)

*Oversee cardboard activity (4 adults needed)

*Floaters/runners (4 adults needed)

Volunteer: Please send an e-mail to styler@gscnc.org with your name, contact information, and which role you would like to fulfill.

Notes: You must be able to stay for the whole time. There is no food available for purchase so please bring your own. We will provide you with a red tunic that identifies you as a volunteer so please wear khaki pants and a white shirt.

GEICO - Art of Independence Babysitting Badge

Who: Girl Scout Cadette

When: May 2, 2015 from 1:00pm-5:00pm

Where: Calvary United Methodist
2315 S Grant St, Arlington, VA 22202 

What: The Babysitter badge teaches Girl Scouts Cadettes how to be well-prepared, responsible and effective babysitters. GEICO Art of Independence patch, snack and giveaways included.

Fee: $12.00 per girl (Financial Assistance available - please contact Sujan Sedhai at ssedhai@gscnc.org).

Register: Online here. Registration will close on April 30, 2015.

Make the Connection: ME to WE

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Who: Girl Scout Cadette, Girl Scout Senior, Girl Scout Ambassador

When: April 18th, 2015  10:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Camp Crowell 

Oakton, VA

What: Girls and Booz Allen Hamilton mentors participate in fun outdoor activities like the Log of Death and Rushing River that teach girls how to achieve success through trust, communication, and strategy. As they conquer this challenging rope course, they experience firsthand how to achieve success as part of a team.

Fee: $3.00 per Girl Scout (lunch included).

Register: Online here.

Naval STEM Exposition

Who: Girl Scout Cadette, Girl Scout Senior, Girl Scout Ambassador 

Where: Gaylord Convention Center

201 Waterfront St

Oxon Hill, MD 20745

When: April 12, 2015 from 10:00am-2:00pm

What: Middle and High School students from around the area are invited to participate in this exclusive, hands-on STEM exhibition. Students will be able to connect and engage with our nation's foremost military and civilian organizations by participating in interactive exhibits and career-exploration opportunities that have a theme directly tied to the sea services.

Fee: Free

Register: Online here.

 

Crime Museum Camp In

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Who: Junior, Cadette, Senior 

Where: Crime Museum
575 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

When: April 18, 2015 at 6:00pm-9:00am April 19, 2015 

What: Earn your Detective, Special Agent, or Truth Seeker Badge! 

- Learn about Forensic science in various workshops

- Solve clues in order to find Black Beard's missing medallion

- The museum will offer snacks and drinks throughout the night and a deluxe continental breakfast

Fee: $62 adult, girl, and tagalong

Register: Call 202-621-5553, email sales@crimemuseum.org, or online here. 

Singing Saturday

Who: All levels 

Where: Camp Crowell, Firefly Lodge
Vale Road
Oakton, VA

When: April 11, 2015 from 2:00pm-4:00pm

What: Singing Saturday will be at Camp Crowell on April 11, 2015 at Firefly Lodge.  We will sing from 2pm to 4pm.  Troops should arrive by 1:45pm.  Join the Singalong Service for lots of action songs, rounds and singing games. Dress for the weather, the program will go on rain or shine. Please plan snacks for before or after the event. Bring your singing voices and songbooks, and a voice recorder will let you bring some songs home.

Fee: Free

Register: Online here

The Days Inn Hershey is proud to service and celebrate Girl Scouts

Who: All levels

When: May or June 2015

Where: The Days Inn Hershey

350 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 

What: Bring your Girl Scouts to Hershey for an exciting adventure during May or June. All rates include complimentary breakfast, shuttle service to the park, and a milk & cookie reception on arrival. 

Fee: To take advantage of these special offers:

$85.00, plus tax, midweek up to May 20

$95.00, plus tax, midweek from May 21 - June 12

$155.00, plus tax, May weekends

$125.00, plus tax, midweek June 15 - 30

$165.00, plus tax, June weekends

Register: Contact Christine Kelley, Director of Sales at (717) 534-2162 ext. 109 or ckelley@hhlhotels.com. Limited availability - Call today to reserve your troop's rooms. No minimum number of rooms or nights required 

Master Classes with Dan Joyce, Associate Professor, George Mason University School of Dance

Who: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

When: All Classes begin at 9:00am.

April 11th: Dan Joyce Associate Professor, George Mason University School of Dance and Former Member, Mark Morris Dance Group 

Where: Classical Ballet Theatre
320 Victory Drive
Herndon, VA 20170

What: Classical Ballet Theatre, a not-for-profit performing arts organization located in Herndon, VA, is thrilled to bring some amazing Master Class opportunities to Northern Virginia! Classes are available at both the intermediate and advanced levels. For more information, please go online here. 

Fee: $25-$30

Registration: Intermediate and Advanced Level contemporary dancers may call (703) 471-0750 to register.

Gold Award Workshops

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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.

Invasive Plant Removal Around Strawberry Run Stream

Who: Girl Scout Cadette, Girl Scout Senior, Girl Scout Ambassador

When: May 2, 2015 at 9:00am

Where: Fort Williams Park
501 Fort Williams Parkway
Alexandria, VA 22304

What: The VCE Master Gardeners (mgnv.org) and members of the community surrounding Fort Williams Park are joining to remove invasive species of plants from around the Strawberry Run Stream.

Fee: Free

Register: Contact Judy Kelsen (judykelsen@gmail.com) with troop information and number of girls attending. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty-long pants and sleeves, sturdy shoes, maybe a hat. Bring hand tools and garden gloves if you have them. (We have some supplies) Water and some snacks will be provided.   

Aquasco Core Camp 

When: April 24 - 26, 2015 

Where: Camp Aquasco in Aquasco, MD

Who: Grades 6-12

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 atjmacios@gscnc.org or 202-274-3309

Sterling Amazing Race

Who: Girl Scout Cadette, Girl Scout Senior, Girl Scout Ambassador

When: May 23 or 24, 2015

Where: Camp Potomac Woods
Lucketts, Virginia

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

Registerhttp://sterlingamazingrace.wix.com/sarace includes t-shirt, lunch, prizes, and pit stop snacks

No registrations accepted after May 8th

Adventure Core Camps 

Who: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

When: April 24-26 2015

Where: Camp May Flather

What: Looking for some spring adventure? Want to see what backpacking is all about or work as a team with your troop to complete the May Flather Challenge Course? Then come to the Adventure Core Camps at Camp May Flather to help spice up your spring. Questions? Please contact Susan Kabat at skabat@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305

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THURSDAY 10:00AM - 7:00PM 
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MARTINSBURG MINI SHOP
Closed Saturday, April 25
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SATURDAY 10:00AM - 2:00PM
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MOBILE SHOP
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Leesburg - Saturday 4/18 11:00-1:00

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