Monthly Archives: January 2015

On Your Own: Girl Scout Energy Fair, Jan 31

Renewable-Energy-300x297On January 31, 2015, environmental leaders from the Washington, DC area will gather at Maret School to teach children, teens, and adults how to become environmental leaders. This gathering – an Energy Fair – will take place in the Old Gym from 10AM to 12:30PM. The purpose of the Energy Fair is to motivate school-age children and adults to protect our environment through conservation and sustainable practices, efficient and alternative uses of energy, and eco-friendly practices, products, and services. The Energy Fair is free and open to the public. There will be more than 20 exhibitors, hands-on activities for kids, a solar oven activity, a home energy workshop, free prizes every half hour, and the opportunity to win a free home-energy audit. Free parking is available. If you attend, you will learn about:

  • Solar energy options
  • Organic gardening
  • Using rain barrels for storm water and energy conservation
  • Home energy audits
  • Green architecture and design
  • Home weatherization and reduction in energy consumption and cost
  • Conscious low-carbon cooking
  • Container gardening
  • How to keep food warm without electricity
  • Ways to reduce energy waste
  • And more!

Information about environmental career opportunities will be available as well as environmental education materials. Please come join us. Walk-ins are welcome, but the courtesy of your reservation would be appreciated at

What: Girl Scouts Energy Fair
Who: All levels
When: January 31, 2015, 10AM to 12:30PM
Where: Maret School
3000 Cathedral Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Cost: Free

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Cadette Breathe Journey Leadership Weekend, Mar 14 – 15


cadetteBreatheJourneyBookGirls will work together to earn Journey awards and learn how to improve the air quality in the world while gaining valuable leadership skills. Some pre- and post-work is required to complete the Journey. Attending adults will participate in concurrent programming on leadership development and supporting girls on a Journey. After participating, girls will be ready to implement their Take Action Projects to complete the Journey, and start working on the Silver Award. During the Journey Weekend, an adult training session will be running concurrently with the girls’ sessions.

We will be car pooling from PGMA. No tag-a-longs.

NOTE: Girls who have not participated in aMaze do not need to complete a permission form.

What: Cadette Breathe Journey Leadership Weekend
Who: Cadettes
When: Saturday, March 14, 8AM – Sunday, March 15, 2015, 12PM Noon (Overnight)
Where: Camp Potomac Woods, Leesburg, VA
Cost: $20/girl*, $40/adult*
Forms: Download Cadette Breathe Journey Leadership Weekend Parent Permission form

*Girl dues must be paid in full. Adult must be GSCNC registered volunteer.

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Overnight Lodge Camping Meeting Rescheduled, Jan 30

campWinonaPatchDue to a weather advisory, this evening’s lodge camping meeting for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors participating in Overnight Lodge Camping at Camp Winona on Feb 13-15, has been rescheduled for Friday, January 30, 6:30PM at PGMA during the troop meeting.

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