Monthly Archives: February 2015

On Your Own: THIS SATURDAY – Discover Engineering Family Day, Feb 28

NBMLogoSmallEvery February, the National Building Museum and the National Engineers Week Foundation invite you to debunk the myths of engineering and discover how professional engineers turn ideas into reality. Celebrate Engineers Week by participating in this free, hands-on, and fun-filled festival. Explore thermodynamics, electricity, aerodynamics, and more with engineers at more than 25 activity tables and demonstrations made especially for kids.

Discover Engineering Family Day is a FREE, drop-in program. $5 donation suggested. Program and activities are most appropriate for children ages 6 to 12 with adult supervision. Registration is not required.

This year at Discover Engineering Family Day:

MEET a test pilot, an astronaut, and engineers galore!
MAKE slime!
DISSECT household devices!
CATAPAULT a Ping Pong ball!
TEST paper airplanes in a wind tunnel!

Activities at the Festival may assist Scouts in fulfilling some requirements for the following Girl Scout badges:

Brownie Girl Scouts: Building Art, Science in Action, Listening to the Past

Junior Girl Scouts: Aerospace, Science Discovery, Discovering Technology, Sky Search, Careers

Scout groups may stop by the scout check-in table for a worksheet that has a full list of which activities correspond with badges at Discover Engineering Family Day.

For more information, contact the National Building Museum school and youth groups staff at 202-272-2448 or

Visit the Discover Engineering Family Day website to learn more about the festival.


What: Discover Engineering Family Day
Who: All (Brownies & Juniors can work on badges.)
When: Saturday, 28 February 2015, 10AM – 4:30PM
Where: National Building Museum
401 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free

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Troop Meeting This Friday, Feb 27


The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be this Friday, February 27, 6 – 7:30PM, inshaAllah.



  • We’ll continue working on our Get Moving! journey. Fatima should make sure she brings the plant experiment. All Juniors should read pages 54 – 57 in their journey books.
  • Last call! The following Juniors still need to turn in their quotes from Quran, Hadith or Seerah about courage and strength to complete the requirements for the My Promise, My Faith Pin:
    • Afsah



  • Daisy & Brownie Trip to Fire Station #39, Mar 13
  • Crime Museum Badge Program for Cadettes and Juniors, Apr 4
  • Girls should sign up for Cookie Booth sales which began in our local area on February 20. Girls whose parents have not signed them up for individual cookie sales are allowed to sell at Cookie Booths. Girls who want to Sojourn to Savannah must sell cookies, individually and/or at Cookie Booths.
  • The Spy Museum event has been rescheduled for April 25 at 2PM inshaAllah. We will meet at New Carrolton Metro at 1PM and return to there at 4PM. Girls should wear their vest, pack a lunch and bring Metro fare.


  • Please contact Sister Rolanda at this Friday’s troop meeting to sign up to bring snacks. Troop managers request that parents provide snacks for at least one troop meeting during the Girl Scout year.
  • Pick up your Girl Scout’s cookie order. Contact Sister Amina at troop3480cookies [at] yahoo [dot] com.
  • Other than the Senior and Ambassador levels, Troop 3480 is at capacity and can not accept new Girl Scouts. Contact Sisters Alia or Komita for assistance registering your high school girl.
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Daisies and Brownies to Visit Bowie Fire Station #39, Mar 13

Troop 3480 Daisies and Brownies will be visiting Fire Station #39 during the troop meeting on March 13 inshaAllah. Daisies will be working on their Respect Authority petal while Brownies will be working on their First Aid badge.

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What: Bowie Volunteer Fire Station #39 Visit
Who: Daisies & Brownies
When: Friday March 13, 2014 6 – 7:30PM
Where: Bowie Volunteer Fire Station #39
15454 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 2071
Cost: None
Forms: Fire Station #39 Parent Permission Form

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