Monthly Archives: May 2014

End of the Year Celebration is Thursday June 5th


Please join us for the Troop 3480 End of the Year Celebration!

Join your fellow Girl Scout families as we celebrate the 2013-2014 Girl Scout Year, Thursday, 5 June, 2014, 6 – 8PM at Laurel Beltsville Senior Activity Center in Laurel, MD. Please RSVP with Sister Alia at tonight’s meeting or via email at alia [dot] kemet [at] gmail [dot] com so we know how many will be attending from your family. Dinner will be provided and financial donations are appreciated. If you would like to make a financial donation to help pay for the food, please bring it to tonight’s meeting. Food donations will not be accepted as the meal will be catered.

What: Troop 3480 End-of-the-Year Celebration
Who: All Girl Scouts and Parents
When: Thursday, June 5, 2014, 6 – 8PM
Where: Laurel Beltsville Senior Activity Center
7120 Contee Road Laurel, MD 20720

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Troop Meeting This Friday, 23 May


The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be this Friday, May 23, 6 – 7:30PM, inshaAllah. There are just two more troop meetings — June 6 and 20 — until summer break.

Permission slips for the Brownie Recycling Center Tour on May 31 are due this Friday. Permission slips will not be accepted on the day of the trip.

Early Bird Registration for the 2014-2015 Girl Scout year has been extended until June 20. Every girl who re-registers during the early bird period will receive a newly designed patch for the 2014-2015 Girl Scout year. Girl Scouts currently registered with Troop 3480 should re-register by June 20, 2014, or risk losing their spot in the fall.

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On Your Own: Have a B.L.A.S.T. (Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training)

blastBLAST (Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training) is a 4-hour class associated with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI). It is a highly interactive and energetic course with many necessary sitter skills and role play scenarios that covers CPR, choking, and first aid, but its focus is on sitter basics, injury prevention, safety, kid activities, and getting the job.

Unlike other boring and lecture-based babysitter courses, BLAST has 14 engaging activities, and is equipment and supply intensive. They bring items for every kid so there’s no downtime; participants are always moving from chairs to tables, to floor, to role play scenarios, and more with short breaks every 55-65 min for food, drink, bathroom, and stretch. Kids always comment on how fast the time went by and how much fun they had. The normal response from the kids is “I thought this was going to be a boring course, but it was great fun and I learned a lot.”

An average of 1500 kids are trained in BLAST each year, including large camp groups for the Girl Scouts teen division. Completing a BLAST course can help fulfill all or most requirements for some Girl Scout badges.

Girls and boys, ages 11-15, are welcome to attend. Participants should arrive at 12:45PM and bring a snack. Note: The class may or may not be divided into 2 meetings on two separate days.

To sign up click HERE or contact Sis. Andini at ya4wl [at] yahoo [dot] com.

What: BLAST (Babysitters Lessons and Safety Training)
Who: Ages 11 – 15
When: August 25, 2014, 1 – 5PM
Where: Dar Al-Taqwa Islamic Center
10740 Maryland 108, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Cost: $72/person (due July 25)

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