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Starting in June, teen-Edition will be operating on a summer schedule.  You can expect an e-newsletter every other week until our Kick-off in August.


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Don't forget to order your FREE participation patches!


There is still time to order these free participation patches for bridging and year-end Girl Scout ceremonies.  If your troop has earned one or more of the following badges this year, they can receive the corresponding patch while supplies last.  

Don't forget, even if you participated in the Financial Fitness Challenge last year, you can still participate this year- it's a brand new patch!


Please complete the survey at least two weeks before your ceremony so we can ship your patches on time. 

Financial Fitness Challenge 

Step 1: Earn one of the following badges


Girl Scout Cadette: Budgeting, Comparison Shopping, Financing My Dreams, Business Plan, Think Big, Marketing


Girl Scout Senior: Financing My Future, Buying Power, My Portfolio, Customer Loyalty


Girl Scout AmbassadorOn My Own, Good Credit, Research & Development, P&L  



Step 2: Fill out the survey


Step 3: Receive patch in the mail



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Girl Scouts of Maine Troop 858 Journey Connections


Who: Seniors and Ambassadors


When: Ongoing


What:  Girl Scouts of Maine Ambassador Troop 858 is working on the Girltopia Journey and are seeking to reach every Senior and Ambassador troop in the country. Troop 858 has created a Facebook page called "Senior-Ambassador Girl Scout Activities" in hopes of Girl Scouts all over the country sharing the ideas and activities they've had in their troops. The goal is for this to become a great resource for older Girl Scouts nation-wide. Your troop can be a part of the conversation by

clicking here and asking to join the group.




Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls


Who: Girl Scout Teens


When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 5pm


Where: Meridian International Center
1630 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC 20009  


What:  Join Meridian International Center and Independent Television Service for the Global Perspectives Film Series featuring Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls


Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls is a portrait of a young Australian band manager as she tries to empower Myanmar's first all-girl band to speak out in one of the world's most repressive regimes. The film follows the quest of one idealistic ex-pat and five starry-eyed Myanmar girls who are fighting for their right to sing in a country where freedom of speech carries enormous risk. Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls is a metaphor for a country on the brink of change-it explores freedom of expression, censorship, art vs. fame, and the ripple effect of empowering the voiceless through music.


There will also be a special pre-screening event from 5:00pm-6:00pm with GiRLSROCKDC.ORG.  Join us for a unique opportunity before the screening to meet with Girls Rock! DC, who will offer a brief tutorial on rock band instruments and a chance to try out the guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums or vocal microphone with the help of an instrument instructor. Special performance to follow!

For more information click here.  Please RSVP to



App Development with Social Entrepreneurship


Who: Cadettes


When: July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9 from 9am-4pm


Where: George Mason University (Fairfax), Volgenau School of Engineering Room 5358


What: Do you want to learn about mobile app development in the context of Social Entrepreneurship?  Do you want to build an app that addresses a community issue?  AspireIT Grant recipient Joyce Choi, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, will show you how!


For more information, contact To register, click here.





University of Maryland Volleyball Summer Clinics


Who: Girl Scout Junior-Ambassador


When: High School Team Clinics: 12pm July 18th-1pm July 20th

High School Day Clinics: 8:30am July 21st -5pm July 23rd

Satellite Clinics scheduled by leaders/campers


Where: University of Maryland Comcast Center Pavilion

2001 Paint Branch Dr.

College Park, MD 20742


Clinics are designed to introduce volleyball fundamentals and develop existing skills, led by Maryland Volleyball coaches and players.  All levels are encouraged to come!  The focus of the clinics is volleyball and fun, so we hope to see you this summer!  Discounts are offered for those participating in multiple clinics.  Girls can complete various athlete badges during this clinic.


Fee: High School Team Clinic: $345 for residential, $295 for commuter

High School Day Clinic: $85 for 1 day, $250 for 3 days

Satellite Clinics: determined by number of participants


Adult: $200 for team clinics


Register: Please visit select the clinic you want to attend, and follow the online or mail-in registration link to register for clinic.






Cool Spaces for Creative Girls   

Girl Scout Teens

Where: Natural History Museum, Washington, DC 


When: On-going & Free  



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.    





Boo Law Girl Scout Scholarship at Montgomery College


Who: Girl Scouts/Former Girl Scouts attending Montgomery College


When: The fall deadline is August 25th


Where: Montgomery College in Rockville, MD


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.


How: Click here for more information.   

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


Summer Shop Information 



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Centreville, Gaithersburg and Mobile Shops are closed for the summer - check back in August for fall 2014 fall schedules




Monday thru Friday 10:00AM - 4:00PM 





Monday thru Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM





NEW Location

Germantown Girl Scout Office

20201 Century Blvd. Suite 100

Germantown, Maryland 20874

(301) 987-8718




Tuesday   3:00 - 7:00PM

Wednesday 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Thursday 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Friday 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM (Sept./Oct. ONLY)




Centreville Square II

5952 Centreville Crest Lane

Centreville, Virginia

(703) 266- 4437




Closed 10/13 - Columbus Day

Monday  10:00AM - 3:00PM

Tuesday  10:00AM - 3:00PM

Wednesday 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Thursday 2:00PM - 7:00PM

Saturday  10:00AM - 1:00PM



Financial Fitness Challenge Badge of the Week
This week's Financial Fitness Challenge Badge of the Week is: 
Cadette- Financing My Dreams. When you daydream about your future, what kind of job do you think you might have? Do your daydreams include owning a home or traveling the world? Now's your chance to dream -- and dream big! By earning this badge, you'll explore how your dream job and dream life really match up.  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 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 August, make sure it is turned in by August 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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