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November 20, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving!

There will not be a teen-Edition published on November 27 due to the holiday. Lookout for the next edition on December 4!

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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.

Vote Now for Girl Scouts Outdoor Badges

Girls--now is the time to make your voices heard!

Voting is now open for the new Girl Scouts Outdoor Badges. These four new badges--one each at the Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior levels--will be available for girls to earn starting in the fall of 2015.

Girls can use this link to vote on which area they are interested in within the Outdoors. During a second round of voting, beginning December 1, girls will cast their vote for the actual badges.

Voting is for girls only, but girls may vote multiple times.

Questions? Contact Denise Viau at

Cookie College Main Campus

Who: Adults

What: Help educate girls about the largest girl-run business in the world, Girl Scout Cookies. 

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital's annual Cookie College event will soon be here! Join us in helping Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors brush up on their entrepreneurial and marketing skills as they learn about all-things cookies. We are looking for adult volunteers to help lead fun cookie-related activities using already created lesson plans.

We also need a Level II First Aider.

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 11am-5pm (includes lunch)

Where: Howard University School of Business  

Washington, DC  

Register: If you are interested in helping out, please contact Sara Tyler at

Make the Connection: Career Exploration

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Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What: Through a series of activities, girls discover the working world and what careers interest them most. Mentors share the jobs they held before their current role with Booz Allen Hamilton to showcase the fact that careers are ever-changing and the world is full of opportunities. Senior Booz Allen Hamilton executive women hold a panel discussion, to share their experiences and highlight the many different ways to define success. 

When: Sunday, January 11, 2014 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: Booz Allen Hamilton Headquarters in McLean, Virginia

Fee: $3.00

Register: Online at

DC Step Show Team Registration Now Open!

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

What: If your troop is interested in showing off its stepping skills, make sure to sign up to perform in the Council's DC Step Showcase. All of the members of your team must be registered members of Girl Scouts Nation's Capital, and routines should be appropriate for a family event. This community event is open to current Girl Scouts and friends and family.

When: Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 11:00am-3:00pm

Where: Trinity Washington University

Register: Click here to register your team. For more information including videos of stepping and performance guidelines, click here.   

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

Olney Ballet Theatres The Nutcracker Brings Magic to Historic Stage

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

What: Special Scout Night Friday December 12th, 7:30 pm, OBT will host Girl & Boy Scouts and their leaders to a special night of the holiday classic. Scouts are welcomed to the stage after the performance to meet the dancers.

When: Friday, December 12, 2014

Where: Olney Theatre Historic Stage

2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. 

Olney, MD 20832     

Fee: $10 per girl and adult 

Register: Contact or call 1-800-745-3000 use code: "Scout"

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

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CLOSED 11/27 & 11/28 - Thanksgiving

MONDAY thru FRIDAY 10:00AM - 4:00PM

SATURDAY 10:00AM - 2:00PM (11/22, 12/6)



CLOSED 11/27 & 11/28 - Thanksgiving


THURSDAY 9:00AM - 8:00PM

SATURDAY 10:00AM - 4:00PM



NEW Location

Germantown Girl Scout Office

20201 Century Blvd. Suite 100

Germantown, Maryland 20874

(301) 987-8718



CLOSED 11/27 & 11/28 - Thanksgiving

TUESDAY  3:00 - 7:00PM

WEDNESDAY 10:00AM - 3:00PM

THURSDAY 10:00AM - 7:00PM

FRIDAY 10:00AM - 3:00PM



Centreville Square II

5952 Centreville Crest Lane

Centreville, Virginia

(703) 266- 4437



CLOSED 11/26 & 11/27 - Thanksgiving

TUESDAY 10:00AM - 3:00PM
WEDNESDAY 10:00AM - 3:00PM



SATURDAY 12/6: Frederick 11:00-1:00

FRIDAY 12/12: Leesburg 11:00-1:00

For a complete list of stop locations, addresses and dates:

Maker Fair 2015


What is a "maker?" A person who makes something! What do they make? Anything and everything. Join us this April for our first Maker Fair. To help get your creative juices flowing we have provided an activity/challenge for your troop to try out. Each week we will feature a different activity to help your girls become makers. Visit our webpage for more information on how your troop can participate in our first Maker Fair.

This activity focuses on the T in STEAM - Technology.

On your mark, get set, make! 

Try making an Art Bot brought to you by This activity allows girls to create a motorized robot that will spin and twirl to create a work of art.

We would love to see how your troop did, so please send in picturesof your troop's problem solving.

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Capital One Financial Fitness Challenge

NEW PATCH for 2014-2015 COMING SOON!

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


Cadette - 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! 


GOLD AWARD TIP- Monthly Proposal Deadline

Did you know Girl Scouts Nation's Capital accepts Gold Award proposals on a rolling basis?  If you want your proposal reviewed at the monthly Gold Award Panel meeting, turn in your proposal by the first working day of that month.  For example, if you want your proposal reviewed by the panel in December, make sure it is turned in by December 1st.  This gives our office time to process the paperwork and gives our panel members plenty of time to dedicate to reading your proposal.

Although there is a monthly deadline, turning in your proposal a week or two before the deadline is always a wise option.  If you turn in your paperwork early, we have time to look over it and make sure everything is complete.  If your proposal is incomplete, this guarantees that you still have time to gather missing paperwork before the deadline.  Submitting early gives you peace of mind, so when the first day of the month comes around, you can rest easy knowing your proposal has already been turned in.   


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