Troop Meetings, Badge Tasks & Trip Guidelines

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TROOP MEETINGS
Since we lost a troop meeting in November due to our much needed FUNraiser today at Color Me Mine, we will be adding an additional troop meeting in December.

Please take a moment to note troop meeting dates for the rest of 2014 inshaAllah:

December 5
December 19
December 26

BADGE TASKS
Cadettes, Juniors and Brownies have work due on the December 5 troop meeting:

  • Cadettes will be turning in their personal expense tracking for two weeks.
  • Juniors should use their Girl Guide or the Badge Explorer at GirlScouts.org to select five badges they would like to earn.
  • Brownies should complete page 29 of WOW! Wonders of Water journey book. Copies were given to girls at the last troop meeting.

TRIP GUIDELINES
In advance of upcoming trips including the Cadette Sing Along on Nov. 22, and Brownie Badge Workshop at Chesapeake Children’s Museum on Dec. 13, take a moment to review troop trip guidelines:

  • Health forms must be completed by parents and submitted before any girl (including Juliettes) can participate in troop sponsored trips.
  • Leaders work very hard to get the information out. Please print out or save forms from the blog. The parental permission forms are refillable PDFs. We will no longer print them out. The forms can always be emailed to the leader in charge of an event.
  • Permission forms must be turned in the day before events.
  • Both permission forms and payment must be submitted for first-come first-served day trips or overnights. We will not hold spots.
  • At this time, payments to the troop can only be accepted in the forms of checks, money orders or cash. GSCNC does not allow electronic payments (paypal, square up, etc.).
  • Pre-paid trips — day trips, camping and travel outside of the Council — are non-refundable, with the exception of events cancelled by vendors or troop management.
  • Please do not send sick children on a trip. If your girl has a cold, flu, lice, pink eye, or anything contagious, keep her home.
  • Parents must be registered volunteers with GSCNC in order to chaperone overnight, camping and destination trips.
  • Please mind all deadlines.

Permission forms to the Cadette Sing Along and Brownie Badge Workshops at CCM will be accepted at the FUNraiser this evening. Thank you for helping us stay within GSCNC guidelines so girls can stay safe while having fun.

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Troop 3480 FUN-raiser at Color Me Mine This Friday, Nov 21

colorMeMineLogoThere’s no troop meeting this Friday. Join Girl Scout Troop 3480 instead for a lively, crafty FUNraising evening at Color Me Mine in Downtown Silver Spring, 6:30 – 10pm. Twenty-five percent of the sales for the evening will go to Troop 3480 to help fund activities and trips. The discounted studio fee is just $20 per table so bring the whole family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors and coworkers inshaAllah.

QUICK RECAP
What: Troop 3480 Color Me Mine FUNraiser
Who: All levels, Family & Friends
When: Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:30 – 10PM
Where: Color Me Mine, Downtown Silver Spring
823 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
301-565-5105
Cost: $20 studio fee per table plus cost of pottery selection

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Juniors to Go On An Escapade at Terrapin Adventures, 20 Dec

terrapinAdventuresLogoTerrapin Adventures challenge courses rely on strong communication and trust. Are Troop 3480 Juniors ready for the challenge? On Saturday, 20 December, 2014, girls will participate in 1.5 hours of games & activities on portable equipment and up two low ropes course elements ending with an exciting glide on a 330 foot Zip Line!

Note: Girls must be at least 8 years old for all events, and at least 48 inches tall, and between 60-275 pounds to ride the Zip Line.

Girls should dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, tuck in scarves, and bring water bottles. Leave jewelry and watches at home. In addition to Girl Scout Parental Permission form, the Terrapin Adventure Waiver must be signed by a parent/guardian.

What: Team Building & Leadership Training Escapade
Who: Juniors
When: Saturday, December 20, 2014, 2 – 5PM
Where: Terrapin Adventures
8600 Foundry Street Savage, MD 20763
Cost: $34 (patch included)
Forms: Parental Permission Form, Terrapin Adventures Waiver & Directions

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