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February 19, 2015 Edition

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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

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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.

2015 Congressional Aide Program 

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Who: Girl Scouts who will be entering 11th grade, 12th grade, or their freshman year of college in the fall of 2015

What: Girl Scouts Nation's Capital combines service and citizenship in the annual Congressional Aide program, now entering its 41st year. Last year, Girl Scouts were placed in Capitol Hill offices, including those of Senators and Representatives. Girl Scouts spend one week of their summer in a 40-hour internship on or around Capitol Hill learning first-hand about our nation's legislative process. Congressional Aides help members of Congress and their staff with daily assignments behind the scenes. By participating in the program, girls will earn federal hours to apply to various Girl Scout recognitions, including the Silver Trefoil Award. More information on the program and how to apply can be found here. This year's application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00pm.

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

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High school seniors who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award are eligible for one of 17 $1,000 educational scholarships awarded by Girl Scouts Nation's Capital. 

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,
2015 at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, VA).

Troops should arrive at the site in order to be open by 8:00am and clean up by 1:00pm. Troops are welcome to have handouts and interactive components to their booth. Troops can expect approximately 300-400 people to visit the booth. Troops are not allowed to sell food or edible products at this event. Please note that spaces are limited and that the form above is an interest form and not a registration form.  

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

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
The John Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723

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

Fee: Free

Register: No registration needed

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

Junior Counselors

Who: Girls who are currently in 11th grade

When: Various dates

Where: Camp May Flather, Camp Potomac Woods, Camp Winona, and Camp Coles Trip

What: The Camping Department is still accepting applications for Junior Counselors at all four of our summer sleep away camps. For more information, please visit http://www.gscnc.org/juniorcounselor.html for more information on the program and how to apply. Questions? Please contact Susan Kabat at skabat@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305

Dine-Around Opportunities

Are you a Senior or Ambassador working toward your Gold Award? Have you already earned your Gold Award? If so, we'd love to have you join us for one of our Dine-Arounds this season. 

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 dinearounds@gscnc.org:

Name

Troop #

Senior or Ambassador

Girl and Parent Email Address

Cell Phone Contact  #

Trinity Washington University Dine-Around (Girls may bring one adult to attend)



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.

Conferences include:

  • Keys to Leadership - March 21, 2015; 10am-5pm @ American University
  • Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girl Scouts - March 14, 2015; 10am-7pm @ George Mason University

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:

  • Register for one of the 2015 GS Leadership Conferences
  • Spread the word about the conferences through all of your networks
    • (Social media, your school, extra-curricular activities, etc.)
  • Make sure at least one friend who is not a Girl Scout registers to attend the conference with you
  • Serve as a conference greeter on the day of the conference you attend (optional) - this role is eligible for Council/International hours

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 ylp@gscnc.org

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Shop Information 

Online Shop 

WASHINGTON DC MAIN SHOP
CLOSED Saturday 2/14 & Monday 2/15 for President's Day
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY 9:00AM - 5:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00AM - 8:00PM
SATURDAY 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Directions

GERMANTOWN MINI SHOP
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY 10:00AM - 3:00PM
THURSDAY 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Directions

MARTINSBURG MINI SHOP
CLOSED Monday 2/15 for President's Day
MONDAY thru FRIDAY 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Directions

CENTREVILLE MINI SHOP
OPENS FEBRUARY 10 for the season
TUESDAY 10:00AM - 3:00PM
WEDNESDAY10:00AM - 3:00PM
THURSDAY 2:00 - 7:00PM

Directions

MOBILE SHOP
Frederick - Friday 2/20 11:00-1:00
Waldorf - Saturday 2/21 11:00-1:00
Lorton - Friday 2/27 11:00-1:00
Prince Frederick - Saturday 2/28 11:00-1:00

DISCLAIMER

teen-Edition informs Girl Scouts and their leaders of opportunities that arise on a weekly basis. If you have questions about any of the information, please communicate with the contact person listed at the end of each item.

**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.

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