Monthly Archives: November 2015

Junior Horseback Riding Clinic, Dec 13

junior_horseback_ridingRiding a horse is one of the most exciting things you can do. But ask any good horseback rider her secret to success and she’ll say that understanding a horse is as important as learning how to ride one. Get clued in to horses, and get ready to ride!

Juniors will earn their Horseback Riding badge by learning the basics of horseback riding and horse safety, taking care of a horse, and then going for a ride at Beech Grove Farm in Gambrills, MD, inshaAllah. All girls are required to wear a heeled boot or shoe in order to ride. Girls should also dress appropriately for the weather (thermal underwear, gloves, hat) and bring a bag lunch.

What: Horseback Riding Clinic
Who: Juniors
When: Sunday, December 13, 10AM – 2PM
Where: Beech Grove Farm
1575 Underwood Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054
Cost: $25/Girl
Forms: Horseback Riding Clinic Permission Form and Beech Grove Farm Release Form

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Saturday Blitz, Dec 5

Asalaamu Alaikum

At times the hour and a half troop meetings every other week are just not enough to achieve the girls’ goals. Occasionally it is productive to meet outside of troop meetings for an extended period of time in order to accomplish a project, so some troops will be meeting on Saturday, December 5, 2015, 2 – 6PM inshaAllah.

An early dinner will be served. (Please make sure dues have been paid because this is where the money comes from.) Girls should bring their mess kits (i.e., a container and a cup).


For the World of Girls action project, the Brownies will be making sock puppets to donate to doctor’s offices waiting rooms for young patients to enjoy.  All Brownies are welcome to attend, however, girls who attended the Chesapeake Museum World of Girls Journey workshop will need to come in order to complete their take action project, the final requirement of their journey.  We will have some crafts to decorate, but we need donations such as, glue guns, yarn, felt, cotton, google eyes or anything they can use. Let us know what you can bring.  Also, please let your Brownie practice sewing on buttons with a needle and thread or sewing straight lines.

Watch this video or read this how-to with your Brownie to get her creative juices bubbling.

Registered parent volunteers are needed.  Please let us know if you can attend: hudahashim [at] yahoo [dot] com

Supplies to bring to make three puppets:

  1. Two pairs of new long socks (small to medium size)
  2. any craft items that your daughter would like to decorate her puppet with


Cadettes will be working on their aMaze Journey. Participating girls will need to bring their journey books, scissors, old magazines and paper to write with.

Girls who attended the Program Aide training can work on LiA award proposals. They will choose a Brownie Journey and develop a program for three meetings.

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Reminder: Troop Meeting This Friday, Nov 20


As salaamu alaikum,

The next regularly scheduled troop meeting this Friday, Nov 20, 6 – 7:30PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. There is a 15-minute grace period. Arrivals after 6:30PM are disruptive to troop meetings and strongly discouraged.

Troop 3480 meets every other Friday. Take a little time to note in your calendar the next troop meetings until the end of 2015:

  • Dec. 4
  • Dec. 18


HELP WANTED: Cookie Corral-er

Troop 3480 is desperately seeking a Cookie Mom, Cookie Dad, Cookie Mom & Dad duo, or Cookie Girls Scout Teen & parent team.

Girl Scout Cookie season begins December 21. Cookie sales subsidize activities and are currently contributing to the Sojourn to Savannah trip. Funds from cookie sales can also pay for camp fees, membership fees, and all the fun adventures and weekend activities girls want to do. In addition, if Troop 3480 doesn’t participate in Cookie Sales, we cannot participate in any other fundraiser.

Troop 3480 needs an adult or a team of adults to supervise the ordering and distribution of cookies and collection of cookie funds. Troop managers as well as past cookie moms will also contribute. The adult(s) in charge of cookies must be a registered Girl Scout volunteer and have a background check prior to start of the Girl Scout Cookie season. Please step up and meet the challenge before Cookie Season begins in December. Contact Troop Co-managers at alia [dot] hemet [at] gmail [dot] com or keshabdulm [at] gmail [dot] com.


  • Brownies should the Girl Scout Law with their family and ask them which value is really important in their family.
  • Brownies should also bring their Brownie Quest journey book and be prepared to work on “My Family Star” on page 51.


  • Girls should bring in the friendship knots that they made last week. They will be choosing a Brownie Buddy.
  • Parents: please complete and have your Junior turn in the Meet My Daughter form to her troop leader so they can get to know your daughter better.
  • Turn in permission forms and payment for the Agent of Change Journey-in-a-Day, Dec 20
  • Turn in permission forms and payment for the Junior Spring Core Camp, Apr 30. These type of programs fill up quickly, so get forms & payment in ASAP.
  • Parents: The Junior troop needs a Troop Mom to provide occasional assistance at troop meetings and help communicate with other parents. Contact Sis. Kori at girlScoutTroopMama [at] gmail [dot] com.


  • Cadettes who have just bridged from Juniors: Have you completed the requirements for your Bridging to Cadettes Award?
  • This troop meeting is the last day for group presentations.
  • Cadettes will be playing Girl Scout Jeopardy. Brush up on your Girl Scout trivia, traditions and facts for a fun game. Use the internet and/or library books to fin out information on Juliette Gordon Lowe. There will be prizes!


  • Seniors who have just bridged from Cadettes: Have you completed the requirements for your Bridging to Seniors Award?
  • Seniors should bring a healthy snack (preferably organic) or small dish to share for our Sow What? journey. Come prepared to present your dish and explain the origins of the food.
  • Bring $7 to purchase your Sow What? journey book.
  • All girls should dress in loose-fitting modest clothing inshaAllah.



  • Pay your Girl Scout’s troop dues: $45 for Daisies, $60 for all other levels. If needed, dues can be paid in installments. Dues pay for badges and pins, help supplement some activities/trips, and also help support the troop web site, and printing expenses. (Parents pay for fun patches.) In order to camp, dues must be paid in full. For financial assistance contact Sis. Kesha.
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