Winter Challenge Core Camp, 19 – 21 Feb

coldWeatherCampingPatchThis Winter Challenge is for Teens! Experience the winter in a new way, learn how to survive the elements and try some archery in the snow! (Snow not guaranteed). Girls and adults will sleep in platform tents or glen shelters and may share a site with other troops from around the council. (For severe weather indoor facilities are available.)  Meals will be provided. More detailed information will be provided after registration, including how to prepare for winter camping. Money and permission forms are due at the Parent Meeting. There are 20 Cadette slots available. Bridging Cadettes are not eligible for this event.

Email the permission form by September 4, 2015. Updated health forms should also be submitted at the first meeting. All attendees must be registered Girl Scouts. Note: An emailed form is a promise to pay at the first troop meeting.

What: Winter Challenge Core Camp
Who: Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
When: February 19, 2016, 6PM – February 21, 2016, 11AM
Where: Camp Brighton Woods
Brookeville, MD
Cost: $47
Forms: Winter Challenge Core Camp

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Troop 3480 Bridging Ceremony, Sep 27

brooksideBridgeTroop 3480’s Bridging Ceremony will be on Sunday September 27, 2015 at 10:30AM inshaAllah at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton Regional Park. Once at Brookside Gardens, meet at the Bridge to Understanding in the Gude Garden area near the labyrinth.

Parking is available in several areas, but the most convenient parking lots are next to the Shorefield Picnic & Playground Area and the Brookside Gardens Conservatory. Street parking is also available on Heurich Road. Download the park map and familiarize yourself with the Brookside Gardens Etiquette.

Directions from the Shorefield Area
2000 Shorefield Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Start from location 1 on the park map. Park on the left near the playground. The path to Brookside Gardens starts next to the playground on the left of the restroom sign. Take the left path at the park map sign. Walk 5 minutes. At the end of the path, open the gate on the left and you will see the bridge.

Directions from the Brookside Gardens Conservatory
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Start from location 3 on the park map. Walk to the left behind the conservatory building and take the left path walking about 3 minutes. Cross over a bridge in the path, then stay straight a few more yards to the Bridge of Understanding which will be on the right in the Gude Garden. Note: Parking is limited to 39 spaces at the Conservatory parking lot. This lot is often full due to the Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit.

What: Troop 3480 Bridging Ceremony
Who: All levels
When: Sunday September 27, 2015 10:30AM – Noon
Where: Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
301 962 1400
Cost: None
Forms: None

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On Your Own: Girl Scouts Explore Goddard!, Sep 26

NASA logoJoin Girl Scouts of Nation’s Capital and the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland for the ultimate Girl Scout experience at Explore Goddard! NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD opens its doors to the public for this free fun-filled day of activities, hands-on demonstrations, exhibits, entertainment and food. Girl Scouts from GSCNC, GSCM, and their families will enjoy the Girl Scout Experience with a special area, activities, and a patch designed just for Girl Scouts! Explore NASA missions. Engage NASA scientists and engineers. Experience the extraordinary at NASA Goddard!

While Explore Goddard is free and open to the public, participation in the Girl Scout Experience at Explore Goddard requires pre-registration with GSCNC. Tag-alongs welcome, but please no drop offs. Cost of event covers light refreshments and a fun patch. Click to register for this event.

What: Girl Scouts Explore Goddard!
Who: All levels
When: Saturday, September 26 2015, 11AM – 5PM
Where: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Cost: $5

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