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For Girls of All Ages

The Council Ski Trip has been POSTPONED

The Council Ski Trip has been POSTPONED from Saturday, January 20 to Saturday, February 10, due to unseasonable weather conditions. There is still time to sign up! Packages are $90 with bus transportation or $75 without, and include ski or snowboard rental, an introductory lesson, lift ticket and a lunch voucher. Buses will leave from the GSCNC Office, and from the Branch Avenue Metro station. For more information, and to get a registration form, please contact Program Events Specialist Brigid Howe at or 202-237-1670 ext. 271.

Multiple Levels
This section lists opportunities for adults and girls of various ages. We ask that you pay close attention to the levels or ages listed for each opportunity.

For Girls of All Ages

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra performance and Instrument Petting Zoo

Sunday, February 11, 1:00 PM; Petting Zoo from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM before the concert

Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall, NVCC, Alexandria, VA
Come see the Virtuosi Program of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra with Conductor Luis Haza! Program includes: Sarasate's Navarra; Bourne/Bizet's Carmen Fantasie, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major, and more. Children under 18 are admitted free; tickets for adults are $14 Reservations are required for free tickets. To reserve tickets, please contact Michelle at 703-642-8051 ext. 22 or

For Girls Grades 5 through 8

Women Behind Design Squad Workshop

Saturday, February 17, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM or 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
National Building Museum, Washington, DC

Girls in grades 5 - 8 are invited to an exclusive workshop to talk to women who make and star in PBS's new series Design Squad. This special event is part of the National Building Museum's Engineering Family Day. At this one hour workshop you'll meet Marisa Wolsky, the Executive Producer, who will share the ins and outs of creating a television show; Deanne Bell, a mechanical engineer and show host, who will tell you all about the cool careers available to female engineers; and Krishana, a cast member, who will share her experiences as a contestant on the show. Design Squad, the new television show from PBS, follows eight high school students as they compete to design and build fantastic, whimsical, fully operational engineering projects. Projects include everything from a machine that automatically makes pancakes to a motorized red wagon that can reach speeds up to 20 mph. Leaders who attend will receive a copy of the Design Squad Educator's Guide filled with 10 hands-on engineering activities to do with their girls after the event.

For Girls of All Ages

Girl Scout Day with George Mason Women's Basketball

Sunday, February 11, 2:00 PM
George Mason Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA

Join hundreds of Girl Scouts and the GMU Women's Basketball team for this exciting game! Prior to the game, there is a clinic with the Masonettes Dance Team from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the PE Building. Girls who participate in the clinic will perform at halftime of the basketball game. Clinic dress is black shorts and a white shirt. Tickets are only $1 each. To order tickets, contact the George Mason Athletic Ticket Office at 703-993-3270.

For Girls of All Ages

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007. Tip-off at 2 p.m.

American University, Bender Arena, Washington, D.C.

American University Athletics will honor female scouts of all ages at the AU women’s basketball game versus Lehigh University. After the game there will be a special program for scouts featuring sport skill and equipment demonstrations, Q&A session, messages from student-athletes, autographs, and souvenirs. Tickets ordered in advance and $2 for adults.

For Graduating Seniors and Adult Volunteers

Summer Employment for Resident Camp Staff

Summer 2007
Potomac Woods, May Flather, and Coles Trip

Looking for a great way to spend your summer? How about at Girl Scout Camp? We're looking for Resident Camp Staff for all three of our camps! Create memories for a lifetime and gain valuable new skills- work, live, and play in the great outdoors. You can make a difference! For more information, visit or contact Celia Overby, Camping Specialist at 202-237-1670 ext. 205 or .

Teen Scouts
Teen Digging Through the Past Overnight

Saturday, March 10 - Sunday, March 11
Lincoln Caverns, Huntingdon, PA

This program is for girls in grades 7-12 only!
Begin your dig and your IP with an evening pre-cave program and flashlight tour of the cavern. Spend the night slumber-party style indoors and continue in the morning with workshops about rocks & minerals, fossils & geologic time, surface geology & mapping, and groundwater.

Cadette Career Award/Your Own Business IP Day

Saturday, February 3, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
First Baptist Church, Woodbridge, VA

Earn the entire Cadette Career Award, including the "Your Own Business" IP, on Saturday, Feburary 3, from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (check-in at 9:45 AM). The cost is $10 and will be held at the First Baptist Church of Woodbridge at 13600 Minnieville Road. Reservation deadline is Friday, Jan 27th. All girls need to bring a bag lunch, permission slip, health forms and a water bottle. For additional information, contact Peggy Snodgrass at 703-878-7071 or Reservations should be mailed to 4297 Mulcaster Terrace, Dumfries VA 22025 and the check should be made out to Troop 1514.

Juniors, Brownies and Daisies
There are no Junior, Brownie or Daisy only events this week, see the Multi-age section for other opportunities.

Letterboxing is now at Council Camps!

Enrichment courses are offered to introduce troops to letterboxing. Trainings are scheduled for January 25 at Aquasco, February 3 at Potomac Woods and March 31 at Brighton Woods. Click here to register or contact Kendra Reinmann at 202-237-1670 ext. 209 or


Registration closes on Friday, January 12 for the 2007 Continuing Education Conference for Administrative Volunteers . A few spaces are still available for your chance to "Rev' It Up!"

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