Monthly Archives: August 2014

On Your Own: Library of Congress National Book Festival, Aug 30

nationalBookFestival2014ScoutPatchThe annual celebration of reading and books takes place in Washington, DC at the Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, August 30. Book lovers of all ages come together to hear presentations from their favorite authors and illustrators, get their books signed, and take part in fun activities. Scouts can buy the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival patch to proudly show off their attendance at this exciting educational event in the nation’s capital.

Reach out to a Girl Scout friend and head out to the National Book Festival this Saturday!

What: Library of Congress National Book Festival
Who: All levels
When: Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10AM – 10PM
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free

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Register Now for Girl Scout Engineering Saturday, Oct 11

gses-patch-2012Girl Scout Engineering Saturday (GSES) is a program for local Girl Scout troops in Maryland and the Washington metropolitan area. Cadettes and Seniors (grades 6-10) engage in fun hands-on activities and earn the Women in Engineering Girl Scout Engineering Saturday patch. This program is offered twice a year in February and October. There is a $10 registration fee for each participant to cover lunch and the cost of patches.

Goals of GSES

  • To expose Girl Scout Troops to engineering related activities
  • To introduce young women to professional career options in engineering or science
  • To provide university students with the chance to develop and implement engineering related activities, and to enhance their communication and leadership skills

Please note that because of high program interest only a limited number of participants are able to be accommodated. You will be notified upon acceptance to the program and provided additional program details regarding payment and permission forms as well as directions to campus and the program schedule.

Registration for GSES is on a first come, first serve basis. Please submit the Online Registration Form as soon as possible to secure your space in this program. A notice will be posted on the website when all spaces are filled.

Contact Information
Dawn Ginnetti, GSES Coordinator
Office: 1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301-405-0315

Get all the details and register online now here:

What: Girl Scout Engineering Saturday (GSES)
Who: Cadettes and Seniors
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9AM – 1:30PM
Where: University of Maryland, College Park
Cost: $10

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