Reminder: Troop Meeting Tomorrow, Jan 13

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As salaamu alaikum,

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Troop Meeting Start Time Changes to 6:15PM
PGMA’s Al Furqan evening hifz program meets every Friday from 4 – 6PM.  Consequently, PGMA Girl Scout troop meetings will now start at 6:15PM. Pick up time will be 7:45PM. Girl Scouts should not arrive before 5:45PM, unless supervised by a parent. Do not drop your Girl Scout off early.

The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be this Friday, January 13, 2017, 6:15 – 7:45PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. Arrivals after 6:45PM are disruptive to troop meetings and strongly discouraged.

COOKIES

5BoxesOfCookiesIt’s cookies season! We’re excited once again to sell Girl Scout Cookies. For 100 years, Girl Scouts have sold cookies to finance some of their activities. Cookie entrepreneurs learn valuable skills that set them up for success in life, while earning money to fund activities like troop travel, camping, community service projects and more. If you have not already signed up to sell cookies, sign up with your Troop Cookie Mom at the next meeting. Also see your troop level Cookie Mom to sign your daughter up for booth sales.

Troop level Cookie Mom:
  • Daisies & Brownies: Aisha W.
  • Juniors: Zakiya Z.
  • Cadettes: Alia K.
  • Seniors & Ambassadors: Bushra M.
Key Dates
January 14: Initial cookie orders due to Troop Cookie Moms
First week of February: Initial order cookie pick-up
February 17:  Cookie booths open at area supermarkets
March 26:  Cookie sale ends

BROWNIES

  • This Friday, the Brownies will be working on their Potters badge by making small pottery items with oven baked clay. Girls should bring a smock or oversized shirt to protect their clothing.
  • The tentative date for visit to the American Indian museum is Saturday, February 4 inshaAllah.
  • See Brownie Cookie Mom, Aisha W., for the forms to sell Girl Scout cookies.

JUNIORS

  • Juniors will start working on their Simple Meals badge with Cordelia Gaffar, the nutrition and fitness enthusiast behind Work Out Around My Day, a total self-nurturing system designed to help mothers connect more and stress less. Sis. Cordelia will discuss healthy snacking options and prepare delicious and nutritious recipes for the Juniors to taste-test.

CADETTES

  • Cadettes intending to work on their Silver Award will be reviewing their plans and mapping out action steps.
  • All other Cadettes will begin working on our next badge, Comic Artist. Please make sure you bring at least paper and pencils with you to the meeting.
  • The Cadettes’ Girl Scout Cookie goal is to sell a minimum of 1,500 boxes (75 boxes per Cadette). All Cadettes must have parental permission forms completed to sell cookies.

SENIORS & AMBASSADORS

  • The Ambassadors and Seniors are inviting parents to join us during the meeting to get an update on our plans for the year. Each girl needs to bring a dish to share with the parents.

MULTIPLE LEVELS

  • Please join us for the Service Unit SHARE Skate Night at Skate Zone in Gambrills, MD, THIS SUNDAY, Jan 15. Cost: $5. Print  the permission form and turn it in at the troop meeting this Friday. Girl Scouts are encouraged to invite family and friends.

PARENTS

  • Pay your Girl Scout’s troop dues: $45 for Daisies, $60 for all other levels. If needed, dues can be paid in installments. Dues pay for badges and pins, help supplement some activities/trips, and also help support the troop web site, and other troop expenses. (Parents pay for fun patches.) For financial assistance contact your Girl Scout’s troop leader.
  • Financial assistance is also available for uniform items, Girl Guides and journey books. Contact your Girl Scout’s troop leader.
  • campgirlscoutspatchSummer Girl Scout Sleep-Away Camp Webinar, Jan 15Online registration for Girl Scout summer sleep-away camps begins January 25. Attend on online webinar to learn about Girl Scout sleep-away camps. This is your opportunity to ask questions, preview our four sleep-away camps and be the first to learn new and exciting updates. Each webinar will cover a different topic relevant to both new and returning campers (and parents too!) such as how to register, new programs, forms to complete, a typical day, missing home, communication while at camp, favorite camp meals, camp staff’s crazy names, transportation, what is a biffy?, and so much more! The first webinar of the season will be January 15, 2017 at 7PM. Click here to register. (Three webinars will follow in March, April and May.)
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Brownie Visit to National Museum of the American Indian, Jan 7

brownie_potter_largeAs part of the Wonders of Water Journey and Potter badge, Brownies will visit the National Museum of the American Indian to see a movie and view pottery and water vessels used by the American Indians. They will also be able to spend time in the Imaginations Activity Center and enjoy other exhibits at the Museum. Girls should bring a bag lunch or money for the cafeteria on site and wear their vest along with comfortable weather-appropriate clothing.

QUICK RECAP
What: Potter Badge & WOW Journey Field Trip
Who: Brownies & Tagalongs (accompanied by parent/guardian)
When: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10AM – 1PM
Where: National Museum of the American Indian
4th and Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC
Cost: Free
Forms: Potter/WOW Journey at National Museum of the American Indian Permission Form

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Reminder: Troop Meeting Tomorrow, Friday, Dec 30

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As salaamu alaikum,

The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be this Friday, December 30, 2016, 6 – 7:30PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. Arrivals after 6:30PM are disruptive to troop meetings and strongly discouraged.

COOKIES

It’s cookie season! Girls love the Girl Scout Cookie sale and look forward to it each year. It’s more than what is in the box… it’s also about developing important financial literacy skills all while having a great time with friends. This Friday, parents will sign their daughters up to sell cookies with their troop Cookie Mom:

  • Daisies & Brownies: Aisha W.
  • Juniors: Zakiya Z.
  • Cadettes: Alia K.
  • Seniors & Ambassadors: Bushra M.

BROWNIES

  • The Brownies will have a guest speaker for the Wonders of Water Journey. Sis. Safiyah Abdullah is a poet and activist who stood with the Native Americans Indians (The Protectors of Water) for several days at Standing Rock, North Dakota. She will discuss the importance of saving and protecting water.
  • There will be a WOW Journey & Potter badge field trip Saturday, January 7, 2017, to the National Museum of the American Indian from 10AM to 1PM. Parents: please get, complete and return permission form to/from the sisters at the table in the front hallway.
  • Brownie parents should see Sister Aisha, Brownie Cookie Mom, at the table near the Daisies’ room to get order forms for your daughter to sell Girl Scout cookies.

JUNIORS

  • Juniors will start working on their Detective badge and begin brainstorming for the Get Moving! Journey take action project.

CADETTES

  • Cadettes will be hosting a “new cuisine” party to complete the final step of their New Cuisines badge.

MULTIPLE LEVELS

PARENTS

  • Pay your Girl Scout’s troop dues: $45 for Daisies, $60 for all other levels. If needed, dues can be paid in installments. Dues pay for badges and pins, help supplement some activities/trips, and also help support the troop web site, and other troop expenses. (Parents pay for fun patches.) For financial assistance contact your Girl Scout’s troop leader.
  • Financial assistance is also available for uniform items, Girl Guides and journey books. Contact your Girl Scout’s troop leader.
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