Monthly Archives: January 2014

Who Loves to Camp? Girls & Parents Camping Meeting, Jan. 25

W_C2Asalaamu Alaikum,

From the start of Troop 3480 our girls have expressed their desire go camping. Our first camping trip will be with our Girl Scout Service Unit this April, inshaAllah. Camping season is coming soon, so let’s get ready!

Due to the number of girls we have and their various levels of outdoor experience, we are are requiring both girls and parents attend a series of camping meetings. Camping meetings will give girls and parents instruction on how Girl Scouts camp, the equipment needed, types of camping and other tips. In addition, parents (both fathers and mothers) who want to obtain Cookout & Campout Certification will also need to attend so that they complete all the required registration.

Our first camping meeting for both girls and parents will be on January 25, 2014, 1 – 3PM at PGMA with Sis. Kesha and Bro. Ishaq.

Girls should bring an inexpensive reusable bag to be used to make a sit-upon — one of many Girl Scout camping traditions.


  1. Troop Camping Opportunities
  2. Camping Essentials
    1. Clothing & Shoe Wear
    2. Camping Gear
    3. Where to Get Camping Essentials
  3. How to Camp the Girl Scout Way
  4. Parent Participation
  5. Camp Out & Cook Out Certification Opportunities for Parents
  6. Question & Answer Session

What: Girl Scout & Parent Camping Meeting
Who: All Levels & Parents
When: January 25, 2014, 1 – 3PM (between Thuhur and Asr)
Where: PGMA
Cost: None (Girls should bring an inexpensive reusable bag.)

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On Your Own: Service Unit 22-6 Ice Skate Night, Jan. 18 (Tonight)

iceskatesWhat: Girl Scout Service Unit 22-6 Ice Skate Night
Who: All Levels
When: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 6 – 7:30pm
Where: Herbert Wells Ice Rink
5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park
Cost: Cost $5 (children & adults) Proceeds to support SHARE

Come on out and enjoy an evening of ice skating with your Girl Scout friends. Family and friends are welcome to enjoy the fun too. The rink will have hot chocolate and popcorn for sale ($1.00 each) Tickets will be available at the door.

As far as the younger skaters, the smallest size skate is a toddler 6. We recommend helmets (bike helmets are fine), hats and gloves. Make sure children are dressed warmly and that when they raise their arms above their head that their tummy area is covered.

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Note from the Cookie Mom

5BoxesOfCookiesAsalaamu Alaikum

Initial Cookie Orders Due Jan. 16
All initial cookie order counts are due January 16, by 10pm via email only to:

zakiya [dot] zaid [at] gmail [dot] com

Please make sure to share this with girls whose parents do not follow the blog. Orders that are not emailed will be not be submitted with the initial cookie order.

Emails should follow this format:

Jamila Doe, Daisy

Samoas: 5 boxes

Thin Mints: 10 boxes

Trefoils: 3 boxes

Do-si-dos: 4 boxes

Tagalongs: 1 box

Savannah Smiles: 7 boxes

If you have more than one girl selling cookies, list each girl’s cookie orders separately. Cookie Goals are per girl, not per family.

Cookie Transport
Parents are needed to volunteer for cookie pick up for the Troop on February 10. The more parents we have to transport cookies the quicker it will be. Please see Sis. Zakiya at the Friday meeting for more info.

Cookie Incentives
Each girl should aim to sell a minimum of 75 boxes of cookies. These can be sold individually or through cookie booths. Selling at cookie booths is an easy way for your girl to increase her cookie sales totals. Selling 75 boxes of cookies will qualify your daughter for special prizes at the Cookie Party after the 2013-14 Cookie Season ends. Girls who do not sell 75 or more boxes will also be able to attend.

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