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.**
Keys To Leadership "Facing Your Fear Factor" Adult Inclusion Session
Who: Girl Scout Adults
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014; 1-4 pm
Where: American University
What: FREE Adult Training worth 0.2 CEU Credits
Including children and adolescents with disabilities in programs, classes, and activities can sometimes seem quite challenging, but nothing is more rewarding than witnessing a girl make a friend, enjoy a game or experience an accomplishment. This highly-interactive workshop will allow participants to face the fears involved in inclusion (I wasn't trained for this! I don't know what to do! I don't know anything about that disability!) through activities designed to promote an understanding of inclusion and how to support children with disabilities. The trainer will also facilitate a one-hour informal question and answer session regarding behavior and will share examples of support such as wiggle seats, fidgets, weighted lap pads, and visual schedules.
Hosted by GSCNC and led by the premiere inclusion training organization, Kids Included Together based in San Diego, CA, this is a training you won't want to miss! Plus, it's worth 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
How: The program cost is FREE (although an additional $15 is required to receive CEUs). For more information or to register online, please click here. For more information, please contact Andraéa LaVant at email@example.com or 202-534-3791.
Singing Saturday Singalong
Who: All Girl Scouts
When: Saturday April 12th, 2014 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: GSCNC Camp Crowell
What: Join the GSCNC Singalong Service on Singalong Saturday! Take part in action songs and games along with your Girl Scout sisters from across the council. Bring your favorite Girl Scout song to share. Pack a picnic lunch to snack on. This event will take place rain or shine. Please register enough adults to meet Volunteer Essentials safety ratios.
How: This event is free. To register, click here. For more information, check out our website.
GSCNC Camping Department needs Summer Host Families!
Who & What:
Girl Scout families are needed this summer to host camp staff from all over the United States and the world
How: Click here for more information and to sign up!
Earn Silver Trefoil Hours by Volunteering with The Lyceum for Her Story
Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors & Adults
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014; 2:15-4:30pm
What: We are looking for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts to help with our special event for Girl Scout Brownies and Daisies, Her Story: Women in Action.
Youth volunteer tasks include:
- Leading groups of Girl Scout Brownies and Daisies around Lecture hall to "stations" during each program;
- Assisting presenters as they speak with Girl Scout groups;
- Helping with simple hands-on activities;
- Helping visitors in museum exhibition galleries, group check-in assistance, and other event support.
We are also looking for Adult Girl Scouts, Former Girl Scouts, and Girl Scout Staff volunteers.
Adults can volunteer to:
- Speak to participants about their Girl Scouting experiences as part of our Girl Scout panel.
Provide event support, including group check-in assistance, assisting presenters as they speak with Girl Scout groups, helping visitors in museum exhibition galleries, leading groups of Girl Scout Brownies and Daisies around Lecture hall to "stations" during each program, and helping with simple hands-on activities.
How: Jennifer Lane, Education Coordinator at 703-746-4994 to volunteer. Visit our website to learn more at www.alexandriahistory.org.
Girl Scout Day at the National Air and Space Museum, Stephen F. Udar-Hazy Center
Who: All Girl Scouts
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014; 10:00 am-3:00pm
Where: National Air and Space Museum
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy
Chantilly, VA 20151
What: **PLEASE NOTE - this does not take place at the museum on the National Mall**
Come and explore exciting science activities during the Girl Scout Day at the National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center! Take the controls of a flight simulator, see the Space Shuttle Enterprise, experiment with the forces of gravity, and speak with women scientists and engineers all on the same day. Presenters from around the area make this a unique opportunity.
How: This event is free; parking is $15 a vehicle. Registration is not required for this event. For more information, click here.
"Girl Rising" Screening -- World Thinking Day 2014
Who: Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors
Where: Alamo Drafthouse One Loudoun (Screen 1)
20575 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA
When: Thursday, March 6, 2014; 7:30 pm
How: In order for this particular screening to take place, at least 50 people must register to attend. To register for this particular screening, click here. Cost is $11.50 per ticket
Where: Countryside Stadium 20 (Screen 1)
45980 Regal Plaza, Sterling, VA
When: Monday, March 17, 2014; 7:30 pm
How: In order for this particular screening to take place, at least 90 people must register to attend. To register for this particular screening, click here. Cost is $11.50 per ticket
Where: AMC/Lowes Theater *NEW
21882 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park, MD
When: Thursday, April 10, 2014; 7:30 pm
How: In order for this particular screen to take place, at least 100 people must register to attend. To register for this particular screening, click here. Cost is $11 per ticket.
What: Girl Rising tells the extraordinary stories about impoverished girls fighting impossible odds to realize their dreams of going to school. GSUSA suggests screening this film in conjunction with World Thinking Day. Consider these questions to spark a conversation about how you envision a society that respects girls' needs, values, and interests: What does Girl Rising teach you and others about the way girls are raised outside the United States? What opportunities do you have that these girls have to fight for? How can you unite with your Girl Scout sisters to advocate for a world where all girls are being educated and encouraged to fulfill their potential?
*Disclaimer* "Girl Rising" is rated PG 13. Girl Scouts of the USA creates national program materials to serve our vast and diverse community of girls. To help bring topics "off the page and into life," we
sometimes provide girls - and their volunteers - with suggestions about what people across the country and around the world are doing, as well as movies, books, music, web pages, and more that might spark girl interest.
We know that not every example or suggestion we provide will work for every girl, family, volunteer, or community. Please keep this in mind as you consider registering.
Veterinary Medical Career Fair and Information Sessions Event
Who: Girl Scout Teens in grades 9-12
When: Sunday, March 16, 2014; 2:30-5pm
Where: Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
What: AAVMC is pleased to announce the date for its annual Veterinary Medical Career Fair and Information Sessions event. This free event is for any high school and undergraduate student with an interest in the
veterinary medical profession. The AAVMC's recruiting event is a unique opportunity for prospective veterinary students to meet with admissions representatives from the veterinary medical colleges from the US and abroad. Informations are held to provide great information about various careers in veterinary medicine as well as helpful information on applying to veterinary school. Save the date for this unique opportunity!
How: For more information, please click here.
Cool Spaces for Creative Girls
Who: Girl Scout Teens
Where: Natural History Museum, Washington, DC
When: On-going & Free
**Check out "Dude, What Is This Fish?" on Saturday, March 1st; 9am-4pm**
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.
Lock In Venture at Terrapin Adventures
Who: Girl Scout Teens
Where: 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763
When: March 29-30th, 2014 6:00pm-8:00am
What: An adventurous over night with night time zip lining, pizza, stargazing with s'mores, team building games, skits and the sleep over in Savage Mill Mall! Two experienced guides to run team build activities and teach about the constellations. Can help fulfill some badge requirements from the night owl badge, sky badge, camper badge, and good sportsmanship badge.
Book online or call for more information for this overnight adventure. Leaders please make sure you fill out a B240 form for any overnights.
How: Cost is $50 per (no cost for chaperones). Click here for more information.
Gold Award Scholarships for Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital
Who: Gold Award Girl Scouts graduating high school in Spring 2014
When: Deadline to apply is March 15, 2014 (or next business day)
High school seniors who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award are eligible for one of 17 $1,000 educational scholarships awarded by GSCNC. A Gold Award Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of local businesswomen, reviews the written applications and identifies semi-finalists to be interviewed in person at the council office. Based on the interviews, committee members select finalists, with equal representation from all areas of the council.
Semifinalists who are not selected to receive a scholarship each receive a $150 Visa gift card. Sara and Lawrence Phillips, long-time Girl Scout volunteers, have provided GSCNC 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.
How: All girls selected as semi-finalists must be available to interview at the GSCNC Main Office on Thursday, May 1, 2014--no exceptions. To apply, click here.
2014 National Young Women of Distinction Award
Who: Girl Scouts (or former Girl Scouts) who earned the Gold Award between May 1, 2012 and March 1, 2014
When: Deadline to apply to GSCNC is Monday, March 17, 2014 by 5pm
What: National Young Woman of Distinction is the designation, and special honor, conferred by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue.
How: For more information or to apply, please click here.
Are you 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.
English Tea Dine-Around
When: Sunday, March 2 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Alexandria, VA
English Tea hosted by Margie Auer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Abby Mackness, Morphotrak and Marilyn Burroughs, New Leaf Collaborative Architecture & Design and Pat Henriques, Henlee Group.
Trinity Washington University Dine-Around (Girls may bring one adult to attend)
Tuesday, March 25 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Washington, DC
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.
Dine-Arounds are added regularly, so check our website often.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: name, troop number, Senior or Ambassador, girl and parent email, & cell phone contact number.
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