Monthly Archives: October 2018

Rescheduled: PGMA Girl Scouts Bridging Ceremony, Oct 26

PGMA Girl Scouts bridging ceremony has been rescheduled for Friday, October 26, taking place during our regularly scheduled troop meeting time and location.

Bridging is an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. It’s a defining moment when a girl becomes aware of her achievements and is ready for new adventures and responsibilities.

There are two components to earn a Girl Scout Bridging Award. For the first step, girls have to “Pass It On” by telling younger girls what it is like to be a Girl Scout at their current level. For example, Brownies would tell Daisies how much fun it is in Brownies and the type of activities they have done in the past year. The second step is to “Look Forward” where girls find out from older Girl Scouts what it is like to be in that level. For example Brownies would listen to what Juniors had done in the past year and find out how much fun it is to be a Junior.

Bridging Girl Scouts: get prepared to share last year’s amazing, fun and challenging experiences as well as what you are looking forward to by writing two letters: one letter to a younger girl and a second letter to an older girl. In the first letter you should write 2-3 things you enjoyed about being a girl scout in the previous year and in the second letter 2-3 things you are looking forward to in the year to come. Younger girls can write a short letter and draw a picture. All letters should be brought to the bridging program in a sealed envelope. Address the outside of the envelope to the level you are leaving and the second envelope to the level to which you are bridging.

Girls bridging to Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes should wear their old vest and bring their new vest to change into at the bridging ceremony. Bridging Girl Scouts will receive the insignia pin for their new level, a bridging certificate, and bridging award inshaAllah. Girls who are unable to attend the bridging, should inform their troop leader and they will receive their pins and etc. at the following troop meeting.

QUICK RECAP
What: PGMA Girl Scouts Bridging Ceremony
Who: All Levels
When: Friday, October 26, 2018, 6 – 8PM
Where: PGMA
Cost: None
Form: None

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Glamping Day Camp, Oct 13 (B)

The Brownies will be glamping for the day at Camp Brighton Woods! Girls will learn the fun of Girl Scout camping through great activities and games: tent building, fire station, knots, crafts, relay races, swaps station, scavenger hunt hike, and s’mores. They will enjoy themselves while making new friends and meeting scouts from other troops.

QUICK RECAP
What: Glamping Day Camp
Who: Brownies
When: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:30AM – 8PM
Where: Camp Brighton Woods
120 Brighton Dam Rd. Brookeville, MD 20833
Cost: $25
Form: None

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Reminder: Troop Meeting Tomorrow, Friday, Oct 12

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As salaamu alaikum,

The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be tomorrow, Friday, Oct 12, 2018, 6 – 8PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. Arrivals after 6:15PM are disruptive to troop meetings and strongly discouraged.

BROWNIES

  • The Brownies will be expressing themselves with multi-media artwork. They will do self portraits on canvas led by our own parent Girl Scout volunteer, Sis. Whittni.
  • The Glamping Day Camp is this Saturday at Camp Brighton Woods.
  • Please turn in all health forms and dues at this troop meeting if you have not already done so.

JUNIORS

  • Juniors will being working on their Musician badge. The girls will:
    1. Explore how music is made
    2. Travel around the world of music
    3. Check out the music in their lives
    4. Make their own music
    5. Perform their music

    When girls have earned this badge, they will know how music is made and how to perform music themselves.

  • Parents: Please turn in health forms and dues.

CADETTES

  • Cadettes will be continue work on the next steps for their Public Speaking badge. We will have a guest speaker: Fatia Kasumu, MBA candidate at University of Maryland.

SENIORS & AMBASSADORS

  • Please remember to turn in health forms. See me to sign all forms. Dues can be paid directly to Sis. Asma.
  • Please try to arrive on time as late arrivals are disruptive.
  • Reminder to those participating in fall product sales: you can earn up to 10 percent of sales which can go towards off-setting activity costs.
  • A special thank you to those amazing Girl Scouts who volunteered last Saturday at Day of dignity.
  • Parents: If you would like to be added to the parent hangout, please be sure to provide me with a working gmail address.

PARENTS

  • Parents should see the Snack Mom during the troop meeting to sign up to bring snacks for upcoming troop meetings inshaAllah.
  • Important: Please turn in health forms and troop dues for your Girl Scout.
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