Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Message From Troop 3480’s Cookie Mom


It’s Here! It’s Here! Cookie Season is Here!

Cookie season for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital area officially starts December 21, 2012 and ends March 24, 2013. We will be offering all eight delicious varieties of Girl Scout Cookies:

  • Thin Mints,
  • Samoas,
  • Trefoils,
  • Do-Si-Dos,
  • Tagalongs,
  • Dulce de Leche,
  • Thank You Berry Munch and
  • Lemon Chalet Cremes.


Troop 3480 will receive a portion of every box of cookies sold. Girl will use cookie proceeds to achieve their goals. The girls have gotten their cookie training and are ready to get started in the largest girl-lead business across the world.

Sis. Zakiya will be Troop 3480’s Cookie Manager For the 2012-2013 cookie season. Cookie sales is serious business, and can only be successful with the help and dedication of parents. There will be a mandatory parent meeting Saturday, December 22, 2012 during the Troop Blitz. Girls will only be allowed to sell cookies after their parent has attended a cookie information session.

Cookie Season Timeline
Dec 21 – Jan 18 Girls Take Initial Orders
February 6 – 21 Initial Order Delivery, Order Taking Continues
February 22 – March 24 Booth Sales, Order Taking Continues
February 27 Cupboards Open
March 24 Cookie Sale Activities End

Let’s have a great cookie season!

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No Meeting on Friday, But We’re Going to Blitz on Saturday!

Just a few reminders:

  1. There is NO troop meeting tomorrow, Friday, 21 December. Our next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be Friday, December 28, 2012. Remember: Troop 3480 meets every other Friday.
  2. We’ll see you at the Troop Blitz this Saturday, 22 December, at 10AM.
    All girls should be in uniform and bring clothing for yoga in the afternoon. (The Troop Blitz is a special event outside of our regularly scheduled troop meetings.)

  3. Parents MUST meet with the Cookie Mom, Sr. Zakiya, in order for their daughter to sell cookies.

Saturday, December 22, 2012
10AM – 3PM
Prince George’s Muslim Association
9150 Lanham Severn Rd
Lanham, MD 20706


10AM Pinning Ceremony
10:30AM Investiture: Welcoming new members into the Girl Scout family
11AM Court of Arms: Presentation of earned badges
12PM Lunch & Thuhr Salat
1PM Yoga and SWAPS Rotation
3PM Parent Pick-Up

NOTE: Families are invited to attend the Pinning Ceremony, Investiture and Court of Arms. Lunch will be provided at the Masjid.

See you all Saturday!


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On Your Own: Girl Scout Day at the Newseum

Girl Scouts Get the Scoop – Day at the Newseum

Who: Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, & Ambassadors
When: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 9AM – 5PM
Where: Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
Cost: $8

This program offers an exciting look at the role journalism plays in society. Girl Scouts navigate the museum’s displays and interactive exhibits, wich chronicle hundreds of years of news history and the power of freedom of speech.

Registration is now open for this GSCNC Signature Event. Click here to register for Girl Scouts Get the Scoop Day at the Newseum. Cost is $8 per person (several dollars less than the regular museum group rate) and includes museum entry and a pass allowing access to special tours, games, presentations and art activities, with an emphasis on the role of women in the news, the impact of youth leaders and the Girl Scouts. Girls will also have the opportunity to share what they’ve learned and earn prizes. An optional event patch can be ordered for $1 each. Registration ends on January 2, 2013.

Learn more about the Newseum at

Girl Scouts Get the Scoop – Day at the Newseum is made possible by a generous major gift from longtime GSCNC volunteer Penny Halpern.