Monthly Archives: January 2017

Reminder: Troop Meeting Tomorrow, Jan 27

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As salaamu alaikum,

The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be this Friday, January 27, 2017, 6:15 – 7:45PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. Arrivals after 6:45PM are disruptive to troop meetings and strongly discouraged.

BROWNIES

  • This Friday, Brownies will be painting the pottery they made at the last troop meeting and completing the final pages in their WOW Journey Book. Girls will also be able to make a pottery piece if they were absent. Girls should bring their journey books.
  • The Brownie trip to the National Museum for the American Indian has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2017, 11:30AM – 2PM. There will be permission slips at the hall table. We can update the ones previously turned in.

JUNIORS

  • Juniors will continue working on their Simple Meals badge with Chef Steve from Sweettooth Cakes & Pastries. Chef Steve will show the girls basic tools bakers use to decorate cakes and cupcakes, and then do a cupcake decorating demonstration. Sweet!

CADETTES

  • Cadettes will be finishing work on their Comic Artist badge. Please remember to bring paper and pencils.
  • Cadettes will be reviewing and updating our calendar of activities for the winter and spring.
  • Cadettes are going lodge camping together inshAllah! Lodge camping is a way for Girls to experience camping without being exposed to the elements overnight. Girls will work on badges and participate in team building activities. We will be focusing on activities designed to build leadership and communication skills among the girls. Cadettes can register for camp between now and March 3. Girls will begin planning for the camping trip in February.

PARENTS

  • 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 other troop expenses. (Parents pay for fun patches.) For financial assistance contact your Girl Scout’s troop leader.
  • Financial assistance is also available for uniform items, Girl Guides and journey books. Contact your Girl Scout’s troop leader.
  • campgirlscoutspatchSpend a few days or a week this summer at Girl Scout sleep-away camp! Registered Girl Scouts have access to four fantastic sleep-away camps: Camp Coles Trip, Camp May Flather, Camp Potomac Woods and Camp Winona. Each camp is unique and offers a variety of activities like swimming, kayaking, making crafts, hiking, cooking over an open fire, and best of all, finding your best friend. At Girl Scout camp, all girls are treated with respect and encouraged to be their awesome selves! Registration is now open.
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Reminder: Troop Meeting Tomorrow, Jan 13

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As salaamu alaikum,

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Troop Meeting Start Time Changes to 6:15PM
PGMA’s Al Furqan evening hifz program meets every Friday from 4 – 6PM.  Consequently, PGMA Girl Scout troop meetings will now start at 6:15PM. Pick up time will be 7:45PM. Girl Scouts should not arrive before 5:45PM, unless supervised by a parent. Do not drop your Girl Scout off early.

The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be this Friday, January 13, 2017, 6:15 – 7:45PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. Arrivals after 6:45PM are disruptive to troop meetings and strongly discouraged.

COOKIES

5BoxesOfCookiesIt’s cookies season! We’re excited once again to sell Girl Scout Cookies. For 100 years, Girl Scouts have sold cookies to finance some of their activities. Cookie entrepreneurs learn valuable skills that set them up for success in life, while earning money to fund activities like troop travel, camping, community service projects and more. If you have not already signed up to sell cookies, sign up with your Troop Cookie Mom at the next meeting. Also see your troop level Cookie Mom to sign your daughter up for booth sales.

Troop level Cookie Mom:
  • Daisies & Brownies: Aisha W.
  • Juniors: Zakiya Z.
  • Cadettes: Alia K.
  • Seniors & Ambassadors: Bushra M.
Key Dates
January 14: Initial cookie orders due to Troop Cookie Moms
First week of February: Initial order cookie pick-up
February 17:  Cookie booths open at area supermarkets
March 26:  Cookie sale ends

BROWNIES

  • This Friday, the Brownies will be working on their Potters badge by making small pottery items with oven baked clay. Girls should bring a smock or oversized shirt to protect their clothing.
  • The tentative date for visit to the American Indian museum is Saturday, February 4 inshaAllah.
  • See Brownie Cookie Mom, Aisha W., for the forms to sell Girl Scout cookies.

JUNIORS

  • Juniors will start working on their Simple Meals badge with Cordelia Gaffar, the nutrition and fitness enthusiast behind Work Out Around My Day, a total self-nurturing system designed to help mothers connect more and stress less. Sis. Cordelia will discuss healthy snacking options and prepare delicious and nutritious recipes for the Juniors to taste-test.

CADETTES

  • Cadettes intending to work on their Silver Award will be reviewing their plans and mapping out action steps.
  • All other Cadettes will begin working on our next badge, Comic Artist. Please make sure you bring at least paper and pencils with you to the meeting.
  • The Cadettes’ Girl Scout Cookie goal is to sell a minimum of 1,500 boxes (75 boxes per Cadette). All Cadettes must have parental permission forms completed to sell cookies.

SENIORS & AMBASSADORS

  • The Ambassadors and Seniors are inviting parents to join us during the meeting to get an update on our plans for the year. Each girl needs to bring a dish to share with the parents.

MULTIPLE LEVELS

  • Please join us for the Service Unit SHARE Skate Night at Skate Zone in Gambrills, MD, THIS SUNDAY, Jan 15. Cost: $5. Print  the permission form and turn it in at the troop meeting this Friday. Girl Scouts are encouraged to invite family and friends.

PARENTS

  • 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 other troop expenses. (Parents pay for fun patches.) For financial assistance contact your Girl Scout’s troop leader.
  • Financial assistance is also available for uniform items, Girl Guides and journey books. Contact your Girl Scout’s troop leader.
  • campgirlscoutspatchSummer Girl Scout Sleep-Away Camp Webinar, Jan 15Online registration for Girl Scout summer sleep-away camps begins January 25. Attend on online webinar to learn about Girl Scout sleep-away camps. This is your opportunity to ask questions, preview our four sleep-away camps and be the first to learn new and exciting updates. Each webinar will cover a different topic relevant to both new and returning campers (and parents too!) such as how to register, new programs, forms to complete, a typical day, missing home, communication while at camp, favorite camp meals, camp staff’s crazy names, transportation, what is a biffy?, and so much more! The first webinar of the season will be January 15, 2017 at 7PM. Click here to register. (Three webinars will follow in March, April and May.)
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