Monthly Archives: November 2017

Reminder: Troop Meeting Tomorrow, Friday, Dec 1


As salaamu alaikum,

The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be tomorrow, Friday, Dec 1, 2017, 6 – 8PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. Arrivals after 6:15PM are disruptive to troop meetings and strongly discouraged.


  • Brownies will be completing the My Promise, My Faith pin activities.
  • Girls will also present their Snacks badge assignment and enjoy the snacks their Brownie sisters have prepared and brought in to share.



  • Cookie season is almost here. Cadettes would love to sell cookies but will be unable to do so unless we have a Cookie Mom. Two people can share the job. Please email Sister Rahmah at if you are interested in being the Cadette Cookie Mom, Dad, Duo or Team.
  • Cadettes will be working on their Special Agent badge. We can get this done in one meeting!


    1. Investigate investigation
    2. Reveal reality
    3. Try the Science
    4. Key in to body language
    5. Practice the art of detection

    Come learn the secrets of forensic science and criminal psychology.


  • Seniors & Ambassadors will have a guest this week who will discuss her work at NASA as well as give information about the Girl Scouts STEM collaboration with STI and NASA.
  • Girls will be finishing up their Girl Scout Way badge. Anyone who needs to make up steps should make sure to mention that at the troop meeting.
  • Seniors & Ambassadors who are interested in First Aid training should let Sis. Asma know. The training will take place in January and money is due to Sis. Asma by January 1, so that payments can be submitted to the third-party trainer. See Sis. Asma for details.
  • Only 4 girls have signed up for Nova Fencing Fun Patch on December 16. The cost is $15 per girl. Girls who are interested should make sure to mention that at this Friday’s troop meeting.


  • PGMA Girl Scouts is recruiting troop leaders who would like to be actively involved with building girls of faith, courage, confidence and character. Please connect with Sis. Alia if you are interested.
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Junior Drawing Badge Workshops, Dec 1 & 15

junior_drawing_largeJuniors will be working with professional teaching artist, Sis. Deborah, to complete their Drawing badge at two troop meetings on December 1 and December 15. Girls must attend both troop meetings to earn the badge.

The Junior Drawing badge is all about learning techniques to make your drawings even better. Girls will experiment with different art materials, learn how to add shading, get tips on perspective, use their imagination like a graphic artist, and make their own masterpiece. Finally, Juniors will have an art showcase in January displaying their masterpieces inshaAllah.

In addition to two sessions of drawing lessons with Sis. Deborah, girls will receive a Take-Home Masterpiece Kit, which includes the following:

  • 4 Sheets of Bristol Drawing paper
  • 2 Sheets of pastel paper
  • 1 General’s Brand Black Charcoal Pencil
  • 1 Prismacolor Kneaded eraser for removing or highlighting pencil, chalk, charcoal or pastel
  • 1 General’s Brand Black Graphite Pencil
  • 1 Black ink pen
  • 3 Blendable Primary Color Chalk Pastels
  • 1 Pre-cut Matte Board to display their best Masterpiece

About Sis Deborah:
Deborah Najiyyah Massassi-Browder is a professional Teaching Artist (an artist by heart and a teacher by profession) who works in the DMV area. Among those she serves are District of Columbia Public Schools, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Arlington County Public Schools, several non-profits and a private property management firm in Washington, DC.

She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary education from Tufts University, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Cultural Anthropology and Africana Studies from Bard College in New York, and a diploma in Visual Arts from the Boston Arts Academy and the Massachusetts College of Art. Most importantly however, she holds this belief that we are all born “creatives,” and she is committed to the work of helping and guiding others to their own creative (re)awakenings.

Ms. Massassi-Browder has 7 years’ experience in classroom teaching, and over 15 years’ experience as a freelance painter/illustrator. Her work has been featured at the Sandra Gordon Gallery in Boston, MA, the Boston Center for the Arts and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA, and at the Congress Heights Art and Culture Center in Washington, DC. She recently completed The Artist’s Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self with DC-based Clinical Social Worker and renowned psychotherapist Paula D. Atkinson, and plans to begin work on her PhD in Art Therapy in the Fall of 2018. Her biggest inspiration is her 4-year old daughter and pint-sized guru, Sumayya Imaan. / Paint Parties & Face Painting

What: Drawing Badge Workshop
Who: Juniors
When: Friday Troop Meetings, December 1 & 15, 2017, 6 – 8PM
Where: PGMA
Cost: $15/girl
Form: None

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No Troop Meeting This Friday, Nov 24

Troop AnnouncementAs salaamu alaikum PGMA Girl Scouts and Families,

There will not be a troop meeting this Friday, November 24. Enjoy your fall break.


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