Make your own free website on Tripod.com



Troop 408

Archived e-editions

Here's the latest e-editions

Cookie Sale begins Friday, January 5.

No selling should take place before this date unless it is to family members who live outside the council boundaries. This rule includes parents. If sales are going to take place in the parent's work place, they should not start before January 5 and we strongly urge parents to take their daughters into work with them to do the selling. Our cookie goal this year is 4,300,000 boxes, more than ever before! To reach this goal, each girl needs to sell only three more boxes than she did last year.



General Information

Capital Notes has a new look!

In an effort to "use resources wisely," the printed version of Capital Notes is now only eight pages of headline news. Complete details about articles that interest you and More and Mosaic programs can be found at the newly designed website, Capital Notes On-line, or by calling the Information Center at 1-800-523-7898. We hope that this new system -- both the lighter print version and the website -- will be more user-friendly. We welcome feedback as we begin the new system.



Back to Top





Teen Scouts

Maryland Legislative Leadership Day

Girls have a unique chance to discover the fun and excitement of the legislative process, meet legislators, and see government in action! Adults enjoy the chance to have their voice heard first-hand! Complete information is available on the Teen pages of the GSCNC website. Click Here



Contact Meghan Richards if you are interested in Bus Transportation. Bus transportation will be arranged if interest is high.



Program Kit Assembly

Do you need Council service hours for your Silver Trefoil? Join us at the Connecticut Avenue Council office (4301 Connecticut Ave, NW) on Monday, January 15th (Martin Luther King Day) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. to help the GSCNC Program Department organize materials for the new Capital Currency program kits. Please contact Carolyn Smith if you're interested!



Photojournalism at the Sewall-Belmont House

Sewall-Belmont House, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Saturday, January 27, 2007, 1 pm - 4 pm



Come to the Sewall-Belmont House to meet photojournalist Melina Mara, whose exhibit "Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate" is on display through February. With an audio presentation of interviews by veteran journalist Helen Thomas, Mara's 38 dramatic photographs document the unprecedented role of women in the Senate. Mara will talk to girls about photojournalism, they will tour the Sewall-Belmont house (the headquarters of the historic National Woman's Party and the Washington home of its founder and Equal Rights Amendment author Alice Paul) and have the opportunity to practice photojournalistic skills. In order to maximize girl attendance, adults will be limited to Safety-Wise ratios. Adult supervision will be required for the practical portion of the event as girls will be outside taking pictures on Capitol Hill.

Girls who wish to register as individuals should contact Brigid Howe or 202-237-1670, ext. 271.

Troop registration



Make the Connection

There is still room for Girl Scouts and their non-Girl Scout friends to register for Make the Connection! This mentoring program with Booz Allen Hamilton gives Girl Scouts in grades 7-12 a head start in planning for their futures.

Saturday January 20th 9:00AM-12:00PM OR 1:00PM-4:00PM

Trusting Yourself - Depending on Others

Location: Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA*

Learn to develop leadership skills, deal with competition and conflict, recognize success and take/give directions. Use fun, interactive role-play to learn how you work best with others.

Saturday April 21st Time TBD

Individuals and Teams

Location: Camp Crowell, Oakton, VA*

Conquer a challenge course with fellow teammates and thrill to the challenge of fun outdoor activities that will help you achieve success through teamwork.

*BUS transportation provided from GSCNC office at 4301 Connecticut Ave for these events



GIRLS ATTENDING AT LEAST 2 OF THE ABOVE EVENTS WILL BE INVITED TO THE CULMINATING CELEBRATION BELOW.



Sunday June 3rd 4:00PM-7:00PM

Celebrating Success - Moving Forward

Location: The Madison, 15th and M Streets NW, Washington DC

Enjoy a fabulous reception in an elegant setting while you reflect with your mentors on the new skills you have gained. Thrill to a special guest speaker who will show you how to use your skills and success as you move forward into the future.

Thanks, Girl Scouts, for your participation in the 2006 School Supplies 9 Drive. A final report received from WUSA-TV this month showed the campaign collected enough supplies for 58,083 kids!

And thanks, too, for your participation in this year's Toy Drive, which ends Dec. 24 (click here for details about dropping off a new, unwrapped toy if you still wish to participate).




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

Helpers for Girl Scout Day at the National Air and Space Museum
Saturday, March 17, 2007 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar- Hazy Center
Chantilly, VA

Girl Scout Day at the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is taking off on Saturday, March 17, 2007 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This amazing program is possible only with help from more than 100 volunteers who set up stations, act as bus chaperones, clean up afterward, host demonstration booths and run errands. There are tasks appropriate for Junior and Teen Girl Scouts and adults. Be sure to return the Helper Form located here (PDF) before January 31, 2007. As a volunteer, you will earn federal or council service hours, be provided with lunch and automatically registered for the program, allowing you to enjoy many wonderful presentations and activities. Contact Sandra Saha with questions at ssaha@gscnc.org or 202-237-1670 or 800-523-7898 ext 210.



For Girls of All Ages

AC Moore Warm Up America Knit-a-Thon Local Stores
Saturday, January 20

Warm Up America is an organization made up of volunteers who create handmade afghan blankets, clothing and accessories to help those in need. These items provide warmth and comfort to people who have lost their homes, fled abusive relations, or are being cared for in hospices, shelters, hospitals, and nursing homes. People are asked to knit or crochet 7" x 9" rectangles which are then joined to create finished afghans. The finished afghans are then donated to organizations in need in the area. AC Moore stores will set aside the classrooms in their stores for the knit-a-thon. They will provide yarn and needles and invite customers to come and knit rectangles for Warm Up America. Contact your local AC Moore store for information about their event.
Stores


Back to Top


Teen Scouts
Council Ski Trip to Whitetail
Saturday, January 20, ALL DAY
Whitetail Ski Resort, Mercersburg, PA

There is still room for a few more troops on the buses to Whitetail Ski Resort for the Annual Council Ski Trip. Cost for the Ski Trip Package with bus is $90 per person. Contact Brigid Howe at bhowe@gscnc.org or 202-237-1670 ext 271 for registration information.

Program Aide Training
Saturday, January 20, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mt Zion Church in Mechanicsville, MD

For more information or to register, contact Bonny Boltz at bonny.1.boltz@gmail.com or 301-481-9698. Please note the general registration form in Kaliedoscope may be used. Click here to access the form.

Teen Space Exploration Program
Sunday, January 21, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Challenger Learning Center of Greater Washington
Alexandria, VA

Experience this brand new IP program at the Challenger Center of Greater Washington, combined with their classic Mars mission. Visit CLCGW to learn about the earth, sun, moon relationship, design a human colony in outer space, and construct a flying object to understand the forces of flight. The IP program is followed by a Mission to Mars space shuttle simulation. This is followed by a simulated mission to find a comet.
Register

Dine-Around

High school aged Girl Scouts who are working toward (or have earned!) their Gold Award are invited to participate in the dine-around series that is hosted by our council's Women's Advisory Board members. You don't want to miss this! At these free events, girls are treated to wonderful meals and have the opportunity to meet some of the region's top women leaders. At the same time, the women learn about Girl Scouting - and the wonderful teens who are active in Girl Scouting. Registration is required and space is limited. Upcoming Dine-Arounds are planned for:

Sunday, January 7th, 1:30 - 3:30 PM; Alexandria, Virginia. An afternoon tea hosted by Margie Auer, Veterans Law Judge; and Pat Henriques, Principal of The Henlee Group.

Tuesday, January 9, 6:30 - 8:30 PM; Potomac, MD; Dinner hosted by Susan Shinderman, Community Volunteer, Elizabeth Pugh, General Counsel - Library of Congress and Tina Wilcox, Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody.

Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 - 8:30 PM; Washington, DC. Dinner hosted by Susan Hager, Chair and CEO, Hager Sharp.

For more information or to register, contact Maureen McCann at 202-237-1670 ext. 589 or mmccann@gscnc.org.









Back to Top

Juniors
Junior Aerospace Program
Saturday, January 6, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Challenger Learning Center of Greater Washington
Alexandria, VA

Experience this brand new badge program at the Challenger Center of Greater Washington. Your troop will find out how amazing the aerospace field is by visiting a space center, making and flying different paper airplane designs, and exploring space technologies and their uses in our everyday lives.
Register

Winter Wonderland Core Camp at Potomac Woods
Friday, January 26 - Sunday, January 28

Space still available in Winter Wonderland Core Camp at Potomac Woods. Junior troops can experience the joy of winter lodge camping at this event. Registration will be open until January 2 and for those placed in the program payment is due by January 5, 2007. Cost of the event is $30/ girl and $25 per adult.
Register


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


Back to Top

Adults
Help Coordinate Girl Scout Day at NASM
Saturday, March 17, 2007 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Chantilly, VA

GSCNC needs a team of dedicated, organized volunteers to help coordinate various aspects of Girl Scout Day at NASM this year. This team will be responsible for directing girl and adult volunteers in key areas such as buses, check-in and setup. Coordinators will be briefed prior to the event to review their responsibilities and should expect to spend the entire day at the event. If interested in joining the team of coordinators, please contact Sandy Saha at ssaha@gscnc.org or 202-237-1670 ext. 210.

Additional Area Meeting
Update! Due to the addition of Frederick County to our council we have added another Area Meeting. Starting with the January meetings we've added a meeting at The Community Church in Ashburn on Thursday, January 4, at 7:00 PM.

Directions to The Community Church in Ashburn

From Leesburg:
Take route 7 East. Take Claiborne Parkway, South exit. At stop sign turn left onto Russell Branch Parkway. At stop sign turn left onto Ashburn Rd. Turn right into last driveway.

From Reston:
Take route 7 West into Ashburn. Take Claiborne Parkway, South exit. At stop sign turn left onto Russell Branch Parkway. At stop sign turn left onto Ashburn Rd. Turn right into last driveway.

From Washington DC:
Take 66 West to the Toll Road Route 267 West. Take the exit for Sully Road Route 28 North. Stay on Route 28 for approximately 6 miles. Take Route 7 West exit. Take Claiborne Parkway South exit. At stop sign turn left onto Russell Branch Parkway. At stop sign turn left onto Ashburn Rd. Turn right into last driveway.

GS Shop Holiday Hours
December 18 - 22 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
December 23 - 25 - CLOSED
December 26 - December 29 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
December 30 - January 1 - CLOSED

December 12, 2006
This week's featured item:

GS Shop Holiday Hours
December 16 - CLOSED
December 18 - 22 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
December 23 - 25 - CLOSED
December 26 - December 29 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
December 30 - January 1 - CLOSED



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

Sixth Annual Russian Winter Festival at Hillwood Museum & Gardens

Saturday, December 16, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 17, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Celebrate the holidays at Hillwood in Old Russian style! Enjoy the estate decorated for the holiday season, festive entertainment and musical performances. Create your own holiday art. Tour the Mansion and stroll the gardens in the quiet hush of winter splendor. Meet Grandfather Frost (Russia's Santa Claus) and his granddaughter, the Snow Maiden! They will tell wonderful folktales and explain old Russian Christmas traditions. Fee is $18/Adults; $5/Children. For reservations call 202-686-5807 or 1-877-HILLWOOD.



For Girls of All Ages

Historical Holiday Fun for Children!

Wednesday, December 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tudor Place Historic House and Gardens
1644 31 Street, NW, Washington DC 20007

Celebrate the holidays at Tudor Place! Children, ages 5-12, become historical detectives, as they tour the decorated mansion to discover how the holidays were celebrated in early Washington. After the tour, children decorate their own holiday cookies and use their imaginations to design and build their own gingerbread house and traditional 19th century holiday decorations! Fee: $10 (adult/child pair); additional adults & children pay $5 To register, contact Talia Mosconi at 202-965-0400 ext 110 or tmosconi@tudorplace.org.


Back to Top


Teen Scouts
High school aged Girl Scouts who are working toward (or have earned!) their Gold Award are invited to participate in the dine-around series that is hosted by our council's Women's Advisory Board members. You don't want to miss this! At these free events, girls are treated to wonderful meals and have the opportunity to meet some of the region's top women leaders. At the same time, the women learn about Girl Scouting - and the wonderful teens who are active in Girl Scouting. Registration is required and space is limited. Upcoming Dine-Arounds are planned for:

Sunday, January 7, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, Arlington, Virginia. An afternoon tea hosted by Margie Auer, Veterans Law Judge; and Pat Henriques, Principal of The Henlee Group.

Tuesday, January 9, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Potomac, MD; Dinner hosted by Susan Shinderman, Community Volunteer, Elizabeth Pugh, General Counsel - Library of Congress and Tina Wilcox, Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody.

Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Washington, DC. Dinner hosted by Susan Hager, Chair and CEO, Hager Sharp.

For more information or to register, contact Maureen McCann at 202-237-1670 ext. 589 or mmccann@gscnc.org.

Teen Volunteers Needed

Teen girls are needed to help organize materials for our new Capital Currency program kits at the Connecticut Avenue office. Girls can earn Council service hours for the Silver Trefoil. Please contact Carolyn Smith at csmith@gscnc.org to arrange a time to volunteer.

For Teen Scouts Grades 7 - 12

You have been pre-approved to attend a Capital Currency Workshop!
Saturday, January 27, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (location TBA)
Saturday, February 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Capital One in McLean, VA

Consult with financial experts to complete many requirements for Our Council's Own Capital Currency IP! Lunch will be provided, and the financial fun is only $2/girl! Girls will be divided into groups by age level, however, so everyone will participate in age- appropriate lessons.**GSCNC will offer transportation to workshops from central locations if there is enough interest. If you would be interested in utilizing GSCNC transportation to a Capital Currency event, please contact Carolyn Smith at csmith@gscnc.org .
More





Back to Top

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


Back to Top

Adults
Alexandria Calendar Depot re-opens in new location.

Kathy Lavelle is now operating the calendar depot in Alexandria. She requests anyone coming to her home to call first. She plans to be available Wednesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 7PM. All calendar styles are currently available.

9207 Forest Haven Drive
Alexandria, VA 22309
703-780-0466
Klavelle@cox.net

Most other depots are nearly out of day planners and running low on pocket planners. Wall calendars remain in good supply. All depots will close on Friday December 22 or as soon as they are out of stock. To save yourself a trip, contact your local depot before you go to make sure they have the calendars you need. All calendar payments or deposit slips are due to the council by December 31.

December 5, 2006
This week's featured item:

Calendar Sale ends on December 22

Calendar depots are doing brisk business and we've nearly sold out of our spiral bound day planners. Please call your neighborhood calendar depot before you go to pick up calendars to make sure they have the calendars you need. All payments are due to the council ten days after pick-up and absolutely no later than December 31.







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

Annual Open House -- Educational Theatre Company

Saturday, December 9, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
125 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA

Educational Theatre Company is offering free workshops in creative drama and Shakespeare at their Annual Open House. Thee are also performances, small crafts and light refreshments. Sign in begins at 2:30 PM; first workshop is 3:00- 3:40 PM; second workshop is 4:10-4:50 PM. All activities and performances will be conducted between workshops.
More


For Girls of All Ages

The Nutcracker Patch Chat/Working Dress Rehearsal Virginia Ballet

Tuesday, December 26, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Ernst Theater, NOVA, Annandale, VA

Enjoy a wonderful holiday tradition at this special performance of the Virginia Ballet's 56th Annual Nutcracker! "Patch Chat," beginning at 5:00 PM, introduces Girl Scouts to Tchaikovsky's timeless music and the story by Hoffman, and provides a rare opportunity to meet some of the company's dancers and get a peek backstage before the working dress rehearsal begins at 6:00 PM! Tickets are $8 for this performance and chat. Call Pat Milavackis at 703-249-8227 for tickets.


For Girls of All Ages

Cheer and Dance Clinic

Sunday, January 14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
George Washington University

The George Washington University Cheerleading and Dance Teams will host a cheer and dance clinic open to children ages 3-12. This clinic, Junior Colonials, gives interested youngsters the opportunity to spend a day on GW’s campus learning a dance from the First Ladies Dance Team, partner stunting with members of the GW Cheerleading Team, and performing in front of a crowd at a GW basketball game. If your troop or any individual members of your troop are interested in dance or cheerleading, this is a perfect opportunity for them to come into the city, make some new friends, and have a fun-filled day on campus as honorary GW Spirit Team members. The day includes participant game ticket and lunch. Space is limited! For any further information or questions please feel free to contact Josh Hartman at 202-994-3207 or gogw@gwu.edu.
Register


Back to Top


Teen Scouts
High school aged Girl Scouts who are working toward (or have earned!) their Gold Award are invited to participate in the dine-around series that is hosted by our council's Women's Advisory Board members. You don't want to miss this! At these free events, girls are treated to wonderful meals and have the opportunity to meet some of the region's top women leaders. At the same time, the women learn about Girl Scouting - and the wonderful teens who are active in Girl Scouting. Registration is required and space is limited. Upcoming Dine-Arounds are planned for:

Sunday, January 7, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, Arlington, Virginia. An afternoon tea hosted by Margie Auer, Veterans Law Judge; and Pat Henriques, Principal of The Henlee Group.

Tuesday, January 9, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Potomac, MD; Dinner hosted by Susan Shinderman, Community Volunteer, Elizabeth Pugh, General Counsel - Library of Congress and Tina Wilcox, Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody.

Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Washington, DC. Dinner hosted by Susan Hager, Chair and CEO, Hager Sharp.

For more information or to register, contact Maureen McCann at 202-237-1670 ext. 589 or mmccann@gscnc.org.




Back to Top

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


Back to Top

Adults
Take Time to Say Thanks!

Formal recognitions for adults are an important part of saying "thank-you" to the volunteers around you who are doing a fantastic job! Our website now has a user-friendly section on adult recognitions where you can:

1) Look up what formal awards someone has already received
2) Brainstorm what award someone might be elegible
3) Receive guidance on how to nominate someone

Check it out by clicking here or contact Mary Warneka at 202-237-1670 ext 288, for more information.



e-edition Homepage

Home | e-edition | Cookies | About Us | Recent and Upcoming Events | Gold Award | Silver Trefoil Information | Meeting Minutes | Pictures | Related Links | Contact Us

Enter supporting content here

GSCNC Girl Scout Troop 408. Yeah, We're Troop Beverly Hills