Monthly Archives: November 2012

Save the Date: Come to Cookie College on December 1, 2012

The Girl Scout cookie business is the largest girl-run business in the world. Because Girl Scouts is a girl-lead organization, your girls run the meetings, set goals and accomplish them. The major fundraiser for Girl Scouts is cookie sales. This is how the troop will raise the majority of its money to provide your girls with rewarding experiences such as camping and exciting trips.

In order for our girls to be effective cookie sellers they need to learn basic business skills such as marketing, making a pitch, and managing money. All this and more is taught at Cookie College where girls will learn about food science, the business of selling, the history of Girl Scout cookies, and much more, just in time for this year’s cookie sales. This program has proven to increase troops’ cookie sales dramatically. After completing Cookie College, girls will have earned the official Cookie College Diploma!

Troop 3480 is asking ALL girls new to scouting to attend Cookie College on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Glenn Dale, MD, from 1 to 4PM. We will meet at the location at 12:45PM. The $5 fee for this training also includes a Fun patch and lunch.

We will be updating troop leaders and parents as more information becomes available through the service unit, so mark your calendars and save the date for Cookie College.

Girl Scout Cookie College
Saturday, December 1, 2012
1 – 4PM
St. George’s Episcopal Church
7010 Glenn Dale Road
Glenn Dale, MD 20769

All Levels
Cost per Girl: $5 (includes lunch and patch)

Here is a little history about Girl Scout Cookie sales:
“The cookie-selling fundraiser began in 1917 when troops sold homemade shortbread cookies. In 2010, 3 million girls sold 198 million boxes, earning $714 million, according to the Girl Scouts’ annual report.” Read more about Cookie College here. Watch what a cookie can do:

Ma salaama


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Troop 3480 to Explore 1001 Inventions Exhibition on November 17

PGMA Girl Scout Troop 3480 is taking a fun field trip to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition at the National Geographic Museum on Saturday, 17 November 2012. The girls will learn more about the men and women of different faith and cultures during the Golden Age of Islam that stretched from Spain to China from the 7th to the 17th centuries. These discoveries in the fields of art, science, medicine, commerce, architecture and engineering have left their mark on our world today. For example, Fatima al-Fihri founded the world’s first university, Al Qarawayin, which still stands today in Fez, Morocco, and continues to be one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world.

When: Saturday, 17 November 2012, 10AM – 12 Noon
8:45AM Group Departure from New Carrollton Metro
1:30PM Pick-Up from New Carrollton Metro
4700 Garden City Drive, New Carrollton, MD 20784
Girls can also meet the troop at the National Geographic Museum at 9:45AM

Where: National Geographic Museum 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Who: Troop 3480 All Levels

Cost: $10 (Metro rail)

What to Bring: (1) bag lunch or lunch money, (2) spending money

All participating girls must be registered, current in dues, turn in a completed permission form, and wearing their Girl Scout pin and/or vest. Download the Permission Form, Girls Health Form and Adult Health Form. Turn in the forms via email to Troop Co-Manager Kesha or at the office at PGMA.

For additional information contact Troop Co-Manager Kesha at keshabdulm [at] gmail [dot] com.

Before you go, enjoy this short eye-opening introduction to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition in which three school children’s research project on the Dark Ages leads them to an enlightening visit in a library museum.

NOTE: Troop 3480 will not have its regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, 16 November because of the Troop-wide field trip on 17 November. The next troop meeting will be on Friday, 30 November 2012, 6 – 7:30PM.

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