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Senior Car Care Workshop with GEICO

 

Who: Girl Scout Seniors

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014 1:00pm-5:00pm

Where: GEICO Headquarters

5260 Western Ave.

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Take the wheel and join GEICO to earn the Car Care badge. You will be working with GEICO volunteers to learn how to perform basic car maintenance, study road safety, and become an informed driver, which will help you complete the steps to earn the Car Care badge found in the It's Your Planet- Love It Skill Building Badge Activity Set to the Senior Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.

Participants will receive a FREE GEICO Art of Independence patch. 

Fee: Registration Fee $10*

*The $10 fee will be refunded if you attend the event.

No-shows will not receive a refund.

Registration: Register here 

Contact: For questions please contact Program Specialist, Elyse R. Roland, at eroland@gscnc.org or 202-274-3310

A first aid certified adult is needed to help at this event. Registration for a girl is guaranteed if you agree to volunteer. Please contact Elyse Roland, eroland@gscnc.org or 202-274-3310, for more information.

Multiple Levels 

National Get Outdoors Day with the U.S. Forest Service

 

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: June 14, 2014

Where: Locations around the country

National Get Outdoors Day is a new annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.  Prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors.

Consider checking out a Naturalist Kit to work on your Brownie Bugs Badge, Junior Flowers Badge, or Cadette Trees Badge on National Get Outdoors Day. 

Website:  http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/

 Girl Scout Faith Journey

My Promise, My Faith

  

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

When: May 31, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: Camp Coles Trip

Girl Scouts in grades K-12 are invited to experience a faith journey through exploration of the Girl Scout Law and teachings from their faiths. Earn the My Promise, My Faith pin and learn about Religious Recognition Awards sponsored by P.R.A.Y, the Catholic Committee on Scouting, and Camp Fire.

Fee: $10 per girl, which includes the pin

The registration deadline is May 23, 2014. There is also an opportunity for adults to be trained as a Religious Emblem Counselor for the National Religious Recognition Award. We are looking for volunteers from other faiths. For more information, please contact Runia Brokamp at 703-372-4348 or rbrokamp@gscnc.org

University of Maryland Volleyball Summer Clinics

 

Who: Girl Scout Juniors-Ambassadors

When:

Individual Skills Clinic: 12pm on July 11th- 3pm on July 13th, 2014

Youth Day Clinics: 8:30am-4pm July 14th-16th, 2014

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:

Individual Skills Clinics: $395 for residential $350 for commute

Youth Day Clinic: $85 for 1 day, $200 for 3 days

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 www.marylandvolleyballcamp.com select the clinic you want to attend, and follow the online or mail-in registration link to register for clinic.

Website: www.marylandvolleyballcamp.com

18" AG Doll Disney Frozen Mini Accessories Crafting Workshop with Cupcakes and Lace

 

Who: Girls in 1st Grade and Up

When: June 7th  2:00pm-4:30pm

Where: Pleasant Valley Methodist Church 43987 John Mosby Highway Chantilly, Va. 20152

Celebrate the Disney Frozen movie and craft mini items inspired by the movie!  Girls will make tons of little accessories for their 18" doll or equal size teddy such as: a mini Olaf snowman, frozen ice cream sundae, frozen cake and ice cream platter, an Elsa inspired cape and more!  Please pack a bag lunch.  

Fee: Cost: $20 (includes all supplies, and snack)

Register online at:  http://cupcakesandlace.com/va-workshops-camps/

Website:  www.cupcakesandlace.com

Girl Scouts at Hershey Park

  

Save up to 35% on Hersheypark Tickets

Exclusive discount for Girl Scout Nation's Capital families

Visit http://tinyurl.com/GSCNC2014

Enter Promo Code  86547 

Just imagine enjoying all the fun and excitement at Hersheypark, while realizing that a portion of your special Girl Scout discount ticket supports the future of Girl Scouting in our region. That's because Hersheypark, a favorite destination for many Girl Scout troops and families, will donate a portion of ticket sales to the Girl Scouts' SHARE annual giving campaign. To get your Girl Scout discount tickets and support SHARE you must use the exclusive to Girl Scout friends and family Hersheypark website and promo code.

The deepest discounts are available if you purchase your tickets before July 7th. Tickets can be used between May 9-September 28, 2014. Thank you for supporting SHARE and enjoy Hersheypark!

Explore and Search for The Pollinators: Butterflies, Bee and Birds, Beetles, Bats and Bugs with The Nature Generation

 

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: June 7 2pm-4pm

Where: Chapman DeMary Trail

205 East Hirst Rd.

Purcellville, VA 20132

Participants will hike the Chapman DeMary Trail as part of a scavenger hunt to learn about pollinators, celebrate the opening of the new Pollinator Plot at the trail, and plan additional plants in this special habitat.  Seeks and plans will also be given to those who come to the event.

Fee: Free and open to the public

Register:  No registration is required, but if you are bringing a large group, please contact Amie Ware at aware@natgen.org or 540-668-7738

Website:  www.natgen.org

Classics for Kidz! Series: Ballet to Go!  With Classical Ballet Theatre

 

Who: Girl Scout Daisies - Juniors

When:

Ages 3-4:  Saturdays, 6/21-8/9, 9-10:00 am
Ages 5-6:  Saturdays, 6/21-8/9, 10-11:00 am 
Ages 7-9:  Saturdays, 6/21-8/9, 11 am-12:15 pm

Where: Classical Ballet Theatre

320 Victory Drive

Herndon, VA 20170

Boys and girls will delight in each magical Ballet to Go!™ lesson, which allows them to explore a new story ballet classic each week.  In addition to enjoying a 40/45-minute ballet lesson, children will read, create, and explore fairy tale ballets including Peter and the Wolf, Coppelia, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and The Nutcracker.  Each lesson will have age appropriate activities that include props, costumes, pantomime, and body language to describe characters and emotions plus a fun "Ballet in a Bag" or Ballet to Go™ activity package, that highlights the story of the week!   

Register:  For registration information, telephone (703) 471-0750 and visit http://www.cbtnva.org/summer.

Website:  Classical Ballet Theatre is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing educational and outreach opportunities throughout Northern Virginia and is specifically committed to providing experiences that increase the understanding and enjoyment of the art of dance.  For more information, please visit http://www.cbtnva.org

Girl Scout Night at the Washington Nationals

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Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: Saturday June 21, 2014 7:05 pm; Saturday July 19, 2014 7:05pm; and Saturday September 27, 2014 1:05pm

Where: Nationals Stadium

1500 S Capitol St SE

Washington, DC 20003

Girl Scouts are invited to participate in this special and growing tradition with the Washington Nationals.  Pre-registered Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will receive special discounts on reserved seating and a unique commemorative patch at each of the 4 Boy Scout and Girl Scout games. Collect all four! The largest* Scout group attending each Boy Scout and Girl Scout Game will be selected to participate in special on-field pregame activities.

*Group Tickets must be purchased in a single order and may include Scouts, leaders, family & friends. Participants will be selected from orders received 10 days prior to game date and notified at that time. Pregame opportunities may vary. 

Fee: Tickets range from $8-$13

For information and tickets:  Please contact Nick Doenges at 202.640.7648 or nicholas.doenges@nationals.com.

Ticket Order Form: 2014_Boy_Scouts_Girl_Scouts_Order_Form.pdf 

Website:  www.nationals.com/scouts 

20% off Summer Sewing classes for all Girl Scouts at CraftyStitches

 

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

Where: CraftStitches Sewing Studio

1604 Village Market Blvd SE

Leesburg, VA 20175

Get 20% off of summer sewing classes at CraftyStitches Sewing Studio in Leesburg.  Afternoon and morning sessions available.  Reserve a spot today in one of our American Girl Doll, High Fashion, Home Décor, or Quilting classes. 

Register: Call 571-291-5070 to reserve

Website:  www.craftystitches.com

Girl Scout Night in the Park at The Adventure Park

 

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: Thursday, June 5th from 4PM - 9PM

Where: The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School

             16701 Norwood Rd.

              Sandy Spring, MD 20860

              (240) 389 4386

Calling all Girl Scouts! Thursday, June 5th is Girl Scout and Boy Scout Night in The Park! 

Meet us in The Aerial Forest Park for a night of swingin' in The Trees. Zip around while listening to the sounds of DJ Teej! This event is guaranteed to be a night your Troop or Pack won't forget!  Tickets are for a 2 hour climb and are a reduced rate of $29 per climber!

Fee: $29 per climber

Register: Book Online at www.sandyspringadventurepark.org. Click on 'Book Online', and then 'Special Events'!

Wesbite: www.sandyspringadventurepark.org

Washington Mystics Girl Scout Day "Inspiring Girls Night"

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Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: June 1st, 2014 4pm 

Where: Verizon Center

601 F St. NW

Washington, DC 20004

Washington Mystics vs. L.A. Sparks   

Join the Mystics for the 2014 "Inspiring Girls Night," where Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to work a variety of game-day positions at a Mystics home game.  Work alongside Mystics staff and get a behind the scenes look at how a professional sporting event is run and learn about working in the sports industry.  Presented by GEICO.  Visit this link prior to registering to find out more information about shadowing opportunities.   

Fee: Tickets start at $15 and includes a patch to commemorate the night. 

Contact: You may contact Julie Molloy at 202.266.2261 or email jmolloy@washmystics.com.   

Register/Website

See Pinkalicious at the Adventure Theatre MTC

 

Who: Girl Scout Daisies-Juniors

When: Shows are June 20-August 31

Where: Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd

Glen Echo, MD 20812

Based on the book "Pinkalicious" by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann.  Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann. Music by John Gregor. Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann, & Victoria Kann. Directed by Carl Menninger. Starring Carolyn Agan. Recommended for All Ages.

Orphaned in the jungle as an infant and adopted by a wolf pack, young Mowgli, the man-cub is taught the Laws of the Jungle by Baloo, the bear and Bagheera, the panther.  As Mowgli discovers himself and his place as a human, the jungle's greatest menance, Shere Khan, the Bengal Tiger prepares to finish the kill he abandoned years ago.

Fee:  Girl $14-17 Adult $14-17 Tagalong $14-17

Register: Call 301-634-2271.  Please indicate intention to purchase the Adventure Theatre MTC patch.

Website: www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Girl Scout Raftoree with Whitewater Challengers

Who: Girl Scout Brownies-Ambassadors

When: May 17th-18th, 2014

Where: 288 North Stage Coach Rd. Weatherly, PA 18255

Come out and experience "Girl Scout Raftoree" at Whitewater Challengers. Camp Saturday night and enjoy nighttime activities such as self defense class, nature shows, Dj Dance, and movies! Once you've been well rested, the next day you will enjoy whitetwater rafting down the Lehigh River, which will include a free river lunch. At the end of the day you will receive a free patch, certificate of achievement, and free t-shirt.

Fee: Girls: $45 Adults $45

Includes free river lunch, patch, certificate, and free t-shirt.

Optional Add-ons:
Breakfast $5.95
Dinner $9.95
Additional Night Camping $4.95

Tent Rental $25

Please be sure to fill out a B240 form for any Girl Scout Overnights

Register: Call 800-443-8554 and ask for GSCNC special

Website: www.whitewaterchallengers.com 

Flyer: GirlScoutDay2014.pdf 

ETAP (Encore Theatrical Arts Project) presents "The World at Your Feet"

 

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: 

SATURDAY June 14 8.00pm

SUNDAY June 15 3.00pm

SUNDAY June 15 6.00pm 

Dreaming of borders well beyond her bedroom, a young girl latches onto a magical opportunity that catapults her all over the world!  This Broadway-style song and dance musical is appropriate for audiences of all ages.  The World at Your Feet celebrate the global stage through dynamic dance, song, elaborate sets and colorful costumes that come together in an adventure bound to entertain!

Visit ETAP's website to check out their Special Girl Scout Program!  The Girl Scout program includes discounted tickets, a backstage tour, meet the cast, and more!

Cost: Tickets $18

Register: Tickets ON SALE NOW at www.encore-tap.org or 703-222-5511

Website: www.encore-tap.org

  

Mozart's Magnificent Voyage at the Kennedy Center

 

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: Sunday June 1st at 1pm

Where: The Kennedy Center

2700 F St NW,

Washington, DC 20566

Mozart's young son Karl longs to leave boarding school and spend more time with his famous father. When he stumbles upon a magic traveling trunk, his wish comes unexpectedly true as he's swept back in time to Mozart's childhood! Age 5+

Fee: Girl Scout Groups larger than 20 girls will receive a rate $12 per girl, for smaller Girl Scout troops please call the number below for pricing (A 5% handling fee will be added to Group orders).  

Girl Scout patches can be purchased for $2.  The patches will be mailed with the tickets for no additional cost for shipping.  The patches will only be available to troops who book through Group Sales.

Register: All troops must register through the 202-416-8400 to receive the discounted tickets

Website: https://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=NOFCC

Financial Fitness Challenge  

Badge of the Week!  

    

Brownie- Money Manager: Money helps us buy things we need, like food and clothes. And money helps us buy things we want, like video games and movie tickets! Learn the difference between wants and needs in this badge.  Click here: http://www.gscnc.org/capitalone.html 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! 

GEICO Art of Independence

Badge of the Week

 

This month we are highlighting the GEICO Art of Independence with the Junior Independence badge.  Each week we will highlight a step to earning this badge.  With the Independence badge you will learn more about getting transportation smart and fun ways to get around by yourself. 

Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/artofindependence to fill out the survey if you have earned this badge from July 2013 to June 2014 and we will send you a free Art of Independence patch brought to you by GEICO! 

Step 1: Get transportation smart
p. 2 of the Independence badge booklet found in the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting

Collect some public transit maps from a nearby Metro or bus stop. These maps are also available on www.wmata.com. With the maps, plan an imaginary trip with other girls in a group.
* You should plan on visiting two to three different stops.
* Plan what times you will be picked up by public transit and dropped off.
* Make up a story about your trip once it is planned out and then tell it to the group.
* How much will your trip cost? Do you need to have a special card or can you pay with cash?

If you are using the internet to complete this step, make sure you sign the internet safety pledge. 

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Capital One- Future Leadership Forum

 

Who: Cadette Girl Scouts

When: Saturday, June 21, 2014 9:00am - 3:45pm

Where: Capital One Bank Headquarters

McLean, VA

Come to the Future Leadership Forum at the Capital One Bank headquarters in McLean, VA, and learn skills in financial literacy, social media and safety, public speaking, and entrepreneurship, from the Capital One Mid-Atlantic Women's Network  volunteers.

Lunch and an event patch are also included.

Transportation may be available from the route 1 corridor 

Fee: Registration Fee $10*

*The $10 fee will be refunded if you attend the event.

No-shows will not receive a refund.

Register: Register here.

Contact: For more information about this event please contact Program Specialist, Elyse R. Roland, eroland@gscnc.org, 202-274-3310

A first aid certified adult is needed to help at this event. Registration for a girl is guaranteed if you agree to volunteer. Please contact Elyse Roland, eroland@gscnc.org or 202-274-3310, for more information.

 

Raise It Up! Volunteer Opportunity

 

Raise It Up! Anthem for America Concert on the National Mall


Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, & Ambassadors


When: June 14, 2014; 2:30pm - 4:00pm


Where: The National Mall, Washington, DC

Raise It Up! Is a concert celebration to celebrate Flag Day and the Star-Spangled Banner's Bicentennial. The live event will include musical performances from America's top artists, all leading up to the culminating "moment of national unity" at 4:00pm when America will stop to sing their national anthem live across the country and around the globe via a 90-minute webcast!

We need you to help volunteer to make this event a success and show how Girls Scouts love and support their country! We are looking for volunteers on the day of to provide assistance at the information booths. Most importantly we need Girls Scouts who want to sing at the big moment! This is a limited opportunity. Only the first twelve girls to respond will be chosen!

If you cannot attend in person, we also need volunteers to create a brief video or photo essay prior to the June 14th event explaining what the American flag means to you!

How: To create a video or photo essay, simply create your amazing piece, upload it to YouTube, and email us your link!

To volunteer onsite June 14, please register here.  For more information, please visit the website.     

Gold Award Workshop Dates

 

Are you a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador thinking about earning your Gold Award?  Attend a Gold Award Workshop to learn more about the process.  Specific Dates can be found here: http://www.gscnc.org/gold_award_workshop.html 

Upcoming Gold Award Workshops: 

Saturday, May 17 Camp White Rock, WV
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Register Here

Shop Information

 

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GIRL SCOUT SHOPS INFO

CENTREVILLE MINI SHOP

MAY 1 - JUNE 14

CLOSED 5/24 & 5/26 for Memorial Day

Mondays 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Tuesdays 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Wednesdays 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Thursdays 2:00PM - 7:00PM

Saturdays 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Directions http://www.gscnc.org/Centreville_Mini_Shop.html

GAITHERSBURG MINI SHOP

MAY 1 - JUNE 14

CLOSED 5/24 for Memorial Day

Tuesdays 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Thursdays 10:00Am - 4:00PM

Saturdays 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Directions http://www.gscnc.org/Gaithersburg_Mini_Shop.html 

MARTINSBURG MINI SHOP

CLOSING AT 3PM on FRIDAY MAY 23

CLOSED 5/24 & 5/26 for Memorial Day

Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM (5/31, 6/7)

Directions http://www.gscnc.org/Martinsburg_Shop.html    

WASHINGTON DC MAIN SHOP

CLOSING AT 3PM on FRIDAY MAY 23

CLOSED 5/24 & 5/26 for Memorial Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Directions http://www.gscnc.org/Directions%20to%20Main%20Office.html 

MOBILE SHOP

Prince Frederick - Friday 5/23 11:00-1:00

Leesburg - Friday 5/30 11:00-1:00

Waldorf - Saturday 5/31 11:00-1:00

Bowie - Friday 6/6 11:00-1:00

Frederick - Saturday 6/7 11:00-1:00

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