Monthly Archives: October 2019

On Your Own: Tea As Medicine, Nov 2

The Novice Tea Club presents “TEA AS MEDICINE” with Dr. Saira Khan. Ambassadors and Seniors have the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon learning about how to use common herbs to treat simple ailments. Learn about herbal medicine versus traditional western medicine, and what science has to say about the use of herbs in place of prescription medication.

Note: This is an on-your-own event. RSVP at

Tea As Medicine

What: Tea As Medicine with Dr. Saira Khan (On Your Own)
Who: Seniors & Ambassadors
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 3 – 5PM
Where: 4907 Rugby Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Cost: $10/person

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Reminder: Troop Meeting Tomorrow, Friday, Nov 1


As salaamu alaikum,

The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be tomorrow, Friday, November 1, 2019, 6 – 8PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. Arrivals after 6:15PM are disruptive to troop meetings and strongly discouraged.


  • Brownies will continue learning about Victorian-era Maryland by doing crafts and playing games children played in the 19th century. Parents should turn in permission forms for the Riley’s Lockhouse event.
  • Girls will also be introduced to their upcoming journey: A World of Girls.


  • Juniors will get a jumpstart getting prepared for Girl Scout Cookie Season by starting work on their Customer Insights badge and Cookie Entrepreneur patch.


  • Cadettes will be working on completing the Outdoor Art Apprentice badge that they started while troop camping and working on an art project that they did not get to during troop camping. The steps to be completed for the Outdoor Art Apprentice badge are:

    Step 1 – research an artist inspired by nature and use her as an inspiration to create something of your own.

    Step 4 – be a nature photographer – photograph patterns and textures in nature.

    Cadettes who did not go camping can complete the steps 2, 3 and 5 on their own to earn the badge.


  • Seniors and Ambassadors will work on the next section of the Cybersecurity badge. Girl should bring laptops to the troop meeting.


  • Parents should see the Sis Maryam during the troop meeting to sign up to bring snacks for upcoming troop meetings inshaAllah.
  • Please turn in health forms and troop dues ($50/girl) for your Girl Scout. Troop dues pay for badges, supplies and cover/supplement activity fees.
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Brownie Historical Interpretation at Riley’s Lockhouse, Nov 3

Brownies will be heading to Riley’s Lockhouse on Sunday, November 3, 12 noon to 4PM, to act as docents by telling the stories of the people who once lived and worked there. Girls will dress in authentic period clothing and share the history of the Riley home and demonstrate daily chores from 19th century Maryland, like washing clothes, making butter, singing, playing games, or making corn husk dolls.

Sis Whittni will help Brownies prepare to give the historical interpretation tour by teaching them all about Riley’s Lockhouse, its history and life during Victorian-era Maryland. Girls will also get measured for the period clothing they will wear. Participation is optional, but for girls who want to take part, let Sis Huda know immediately. By getting prepared at the troop meeting and then acting as docents at Riley’s Lockhouse, Brownies will have the opportunity to earn the My Great Day, Dancer, Hiker, Household Elf and Snacks badges.

Download, print, complete and then turn in permission forms to a Brownie troop leader at this Friday’s troop meeting inshaAllah. Girl health forms must be on file with a troop leader in order to attend.

What: Riley’s Lockhouse Historical Interpretation
Who: Brownies
When: Sunday, November 3, 12 Noon – 4PM
Where: Riley’s Lockhouse, Poolesville, MD
Cost: None
Form: Riley’s Lockhouse Historical Interpretation Permission Form

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