Monthly Archives: July 2012

Troop 3480 Ramadan Lock-In This Friday!

Ramadan Mubarak!

I hope your family is having a productive Ramadan and we look forward to you joining us at the Ramadan Lock-In this Friday, July 27, as the Girl Scouts from Troop 3480 earn their Ramadan Patch.

We are looking forward to a wonderful evening filled with learning and ibadah (worship)! Please come with that frame of mind.

All parents who are staying overnight will be required to support activities, offering assistance as needed. If you have NOT turned in your parent permission form, your child(ren) will not be able to attend this activity. Please read all of the general guidelines below so that your daughter(s) are prepared for this Friday. For additional questions or concerns, please contact Troop Manager Sr. Alia at alia [dot] kemet [at] gmail [dot] com.

As always, we thank you for your participation and for helping PGMA and all of the troop leaders to provide the opportunity to build girls of faith, courage, confidence and character and who make the world a better place, inshaAllah.

GENERAL GUIDELINES & SUPPLIES

  • Check-In: Friday, July 27, 2012. All girls should check-in with a troop leader at PGMA 7:45 PM.
  • Pick-Up: Saturday, July 28, 2012. Girls should be picked up from PGMA by 7:30 AM.
  • Girls should pack lightly and label all items.
  • Supplies:
    • sleeping bag / pillow
    • prayer garments / hijabs / house shoes / flip-flops
    • tooth-brush / tooth paste
    • wash cloth
    • Islamic education books, e.g. stories of the prophets, information about Muhammad (saws), Islamic games, Quran
    • One healthy snack, labeled with girl’s name

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Troop 3480 Ramadan Lock-In

PGMA Girl Scout Troop 3480 is holding an overnight Ramadan Lock-In Friday, July 27 – Saturday, July 28. All girl scouts are welcome however Daisy’s MUST be accompanied by a parent or approved guardian. Girls should arrive at PGMA 30 minutes prior to maghrib on Friday, July 27 and must be picked up from the masjid no later than 7:30 AM Saturday, July 28.

This is NOT a slumber party. The purpose of the Ramadan Lock-In is for the girls to work on completing the Ramadan Patch. They will perform community service assisting with the iftar and prayer preparations for the evening. They will also learn about the purpose, benefits and details of Ramadan. Some of the activities that the Girl Scouts will participate in include: setting up for iftar, serving food, cleaning up after iftar, praying taraweeh, Ramadan arts and crafts, and learning more about Ramadan. Girls will review relevant ayat from Quran and Hadith, and engage in thought provoking discussions. The activities will be supervised and balanced between worship, service, and fun. All girls who attend the Ramadan Lock-In and participate in the activities will be awarded the Ramadan Patch in the fall.

GENERAL GUIDELINES & SUPPLIES

  • Check-In: Friday, July 27, 2012. All girls should check-in with a troop leader at PGMA 30 minutes before maghrib.
  • Pick-Up: Saturday, July 28, 2012. Girls should be picked up from PGMA by 7:30 AM.
  • Girls should pack lightly and label all items.
  • Supplies:
    • sleeping bag / pillow
    • prayer garments / hijabs / house shoes / flip flops
    • tooth brush / tooth paste
    • wash cloth
    • Islamic education books, e.g. stories of the prophets, information about Muhammad (saws), Islamic games, Quran
    • One healthy snack, labeled with girl’s name

PERMISSION FORM
Download the permission form for the Ramadan Lock-In. All girls must have a completed permission form on file to attend. Please email the completed permission form to Troop Manager Sr. Alia at alia [dot] kemet [at] gmail [dot] com or drop it off for PGMA Girl Scouts in the PGMA Main Office prior to 3:00 PM Monday – Friday. So the leaders can plan accordingly, the deadline for permission forms is Monday July 23, 2012. Some printed permissions forms will be at PGMA, in case someone is unavailable to print the form.

If there is someone you know who does not have internet access or is not registered to received PGMA Girls Scouts blog updates, please print / email and share this blog post with them.

JazakumAllah Khair,

Here’s What’s Coming for PGMA Girl Scouts: July – September 2012

Alhumdullilah, we have had a great start to PGMA’s Girl Scout Troop. The past few months have
been rewarding for both the girls as well as troop leadership. A big THANK YOU is hardly enough for our exceptional troop leaders and volunteers.

INDUCTION CEREMONY: 37 New Girl Scouts!
During our last meeting we held our first induction ceremony and reception. We are pleased to announce that 37 girls were pinned as members of PGMA Troop 3480 and the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. Each girl was able to walk on stage and receive her first Girl Scout Pin. Congratulations to all of our Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes!

MEETING SCHEDULE
As we head into Ramadan and wrap up our summer session, please take note of our upcoming meetings and special activities listed below.

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July 13 General Meeting
We will be meeting this Friday, July 13th from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Please be on time. There will be a 15 minute grace period for late arrivals, after which girls will not be able to enter the meeting.
July 27 Ramadan Badge & Masjid Lock-In
This will be our final Girl Scout activity of the summer. Scouts will come together to volunteer, serving and cleaning for iftar. Following taraweeh salat, Girl Scout Troop 3480 will stay overnight at PGMA, participating in activities to earn the Girl Scout Ramadan Badge. More information will be posted on this activity shortly and permission slips will be distributed at the July 13th meeting. This activity is available for Daisy’s only when accompanied by a parent chaperone for the entire night.
September 7 Girl Scout 2012-2013 Registration & Parent Meeting
All parents are required to attend this meeting if your daughter will be participating in Girl Scout Troop 3480. Girls will re-connect, while parents receive the goals, guidelines, financial requirements and expectations for participating in Girl Scouts. New Girl Scouts are invited to join (space permitting).
September 14 Badges, Bridging & Induction Ceremony
Don’t let your Girl Scout miss this exciting evening when she is awarded her first badge. Badges will be distributed for those who earned badges during the summer session. Girls bridging to the next level will participate in a special bridging ceremony and all new Girl Scouts will receive their pin, inducting them into the scouting experience.

Special Note: After September 14, 2012, meetings will be every other Friday.

JazakumAllah Khair for your participation and efforts in helping PGMA and all of the troop leaders to provide the opportunity to build girls of faith, courage, confidence and character and who make the world a better place.