Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Cadette Corner: Made Up Minds


Asalaamu Alaikum

The Cadettes are making lots of constructive decisions. Thank to Asiya K. for being an efficient scribe for the month of October. Please type up all your notes and forward them to me.


  • At the archery event they decided to start the aMaze journey as a group. Please pick up the book or find a way to share with a close friend. Girls will be presenting concepts and key points of the book.
  • There are limited numbers to the Cadette MEdia Journey overnight. The girls who do not have an opportunity to attend can still do the Media Journey. I will work with them on two Saturdays in March and April so that they can be finished in time to do the take action with the other girls. This is something they have to decide and inform me.
  • The girls can earn the Journey Summit award if they finish all three journeys this year. Again this is up to them. I am here to assist in making it happen inshaAllah.
  • In the meeting the girls also learned about a couple of Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) patch programs. They chose the following, in this order:
    1. Discover the Nations Capital and its corresponding segments — Gardening, Statuary, and Transportation — encourages girls to explore points of interest throughout Washington, D.C. We will head out in the Spring inshaAllah.
    2. Grow Strong provides resources and activities that instill in girls the habits that will influence their emotional and physical health for the rest of their lives.
    3. With the help of partners like the Intellectual Property Owners Educational Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the council has created fun, accessible and interesting supplemental activities for girls and leaders about Intellectual Property.


There is still time to register for the Cookie Program Aide. Registration is through the GSCNC website. Contact Sis. Kesha if you need help registering your daughter. We have three girls from our troop attending.


  • We will not tackle all patches as a group. If there are patches girls want to do they should reach out to their fellow Cadettes and work together. If they work alone we would like them to present their findings at a troop meeting to show the group how they earned it. Coordinate with me for the time.
  • Meetings start at 6pm. Cadettes who arrive after 6:15pm will not be allowed to participate. They will have to contact their sister Girl scouts for the missed information.
  • Uniforms are essential. Cadettes have opportunities in the Council for leadership and they need to be in uniform. Incentives are in the future.
  • Be prepared. This includes reading the blog, bringing paper and pen, bringing your tablet/phone for research,  organizing the information given. Leadership starts with the ability to lead one’s self.

Let’s have a great year!

Sister Kesha

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On Your Own: Walk-About with Professional Women in Building, Nov 15

MDPWBlogoCome spend some time with five “Professional Women in Building” (PWB), a council of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA). Join us for a few hours on a walk-about around downtown Bethesda on the hunt for hidden art, tucked-away spaces, and special buildings. In the process, we will discuss how these things come to be.

If you have questions about this event, contact Teen Program Specialist, Ashlee Warren at For registration/cancellation help, contact Paloma Quiroz at Registration Closes at 11:59 PM ET on November 09, 2014.

What: Walk-About with Professional Women in Building
Who: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
When: November 15, 2014, 1 – 5PM
Where: BCC Regional Service Center, Room A
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Cost: $9.50/girl (Capacity: 25)

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Cancelled: Brownie Field Trip to National Aquarium, Nov 15

The Brownie field trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore on November 15 is cancelled. We were unable to get a minimum of 15 participants in order to offer the discounted rate. We will work on another trip in the near future. Parents who submitted ticket money will receive their refunds at the next troop meeting on November 7 inshaAllah.

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