2014 National Book Festival
Who: Girls of all ages
What: The 2014 National Book Festival will bring book lovers of all ages together to celebrate books and reading. Consider a trip for your troop to the Library of Congress National Book Festival to hear from popular authors and illustrators, get books signed, and take part in fun activities. Order your Patch online at loc.gov/shop. Patches will also be available for purchase on-site at the festival. Don't forget to enter "A Book That Shaped Me" National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest, which encourages rising 5th & 6th graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Visit the contest web site for full entry details, contest deadline, prize information, and to see which local libraries are taking part this year.
When: Saturday, August 30th, 2014 from 10am-10pm.
Where: Washington Convention Center
No registration needed. To find out more information about the 2014 National Book Festival, click here.
C&O Canal Riley Lockhouse
Naomi Brookner, The Gazette. Girl Scout demonstrates what life would have been like in 1873 at Riley's Lockhouse.
Who: Brownie - Ambassador
What: Live the life of a C&O Canal Lock Keeper's family in the 1870s. An adult takes the training, works with the girls, then they come with the troop to Riley's Lock House on a Saturday or Sunday from 12:30-4:30 PM. Girls wear period clothes, act as docents, and do home crafts with the public. School service hours or Silver Trefoil hours can be earned by the girls during their service day!
When: Adult training is Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 9:15 AM-2:30 PM
Where: Riley Lock Road Seneca, MD
Volunteers Needed for Sleep-Away Camp
Who: Volunteers entering 7th grade to Adults
What: Volunteers needed to check girls in and out for Sleep-Away Camp; this counts towards Council Service Hours!
Where: Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, Virginia
When: Now till August 15, 2014 (every Sunday and Friday between those dates)
Questions: Contact Laura Holderman at Lschwe9423@aol.com for more information and what is expected.
Girl Scouts at Hersheypark
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