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On Your Own: Girl Scout Day at Hillwood, Mar 17

Celebrate spring with the Girl Scouts at a fun-filled and festive day at Hillwood!


All activities listed below are ongoing from 10AM-1PM:

  • Play garden games on the lawn, including badminton, croquet, hula hoop, and jump rope.
  • Putt on the Hillwood putting green just as Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post and her guests used to do.
  • Practice yoga in the garden with Laurie Tucker of WellStyles Consulting. Yoga sessions begin at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 12:30 pm.
  • Create your own works of art: self-portraits, fancy place-settings, and more.
  • Try on costumes from a collection of hero’s capes, royal crowns, knight’s shields, and more.
  • Explore enchanting gardens and discover glittering treasures in the mansion.

Earn a Daisy petal, or Brownie, Junior, or Cadette badge!
• Daisy petals: Lupe (Honest and Fair) and Gloria (Respect Myself and Others)
• Brownie badges: Making Friends and My Best Self
• Junior badges: Social Butterfly and Staying Fit
• Cadette badges: Science of Happiness and Field Day

What: Girl Scout Day at Hillwood
Who: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette
When: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10AM – 1PM
Where: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Cost: $11 per person; free for children under age 5
Form: None

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Cadette Corner: Babysitter Badge

Asalaamu Alaikum ladies

Thank you again to all the girls that have contributed to the badge tracker sheet. You still have time to fill in speakers, field trips and events for badges that you are interested in.

cadette_babysitting_largeOne that was very popular was the Babysitter badge. Council offered two babysitting classes (January 18 and February 7) that only a couple of girls were interested in. Here are other options for girls to get the certification to complete the badge at the following locations:

  1. Suburban hospital
  2. Holy Cross
  3. Anne Arundel Medical Center

Certifications are not supplemented by the troop. If you find another class offered in the area please update the badge tracker and share the updated document with me. If you complete an alternate certification class please bring in proof of attendance

As part of the Babysitter badge we will have a group of daycare providers come in and speak to the troop. Make sure you are present on January 15 and be ready to ask questions. We will also do a tour of a daycare facility. That info will only be given in the meeting due to privacy considerations.

Ma salaama

Sis Kesha

UPDATE! The Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery, Feb 21

International_Spy_MuseumTroop 3480 will not be attending this event as a group. Parents can attend at their own discretion and pick up tickets at will call. Troop managers will work with the vendor to reschedule or obtain a refund inshaAllah.

In the real-life world of espionage, spies often call upon the art of magic and illusion to distract the enemy, make evidence disappear, and escape unnoticed.  Join professional magician, Peter Wood, as he demonstrates the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. This one of a kind performance, custom designed for the Spy Museum, is guaranteed to fascinate children and adults alike.

Bring a lunch and dress for the weather. We will meet at New Carrollton Metro promptly at 1PM inshaAllah and return to New Carrollton Metro at 4:30PM. Girls must have their own Metro fare card or money to purchase one.

What: The Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery
Who: Brownies – Ambassadors
When: February 21, 2015, 2 – 3PM
Where: The International Spy Museum
800 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Cost: Girl $11, Adult $11, Tagalong $12.50
Forms: Spy Museum Parent Permission Form

Note: This is a pre-paid event. No refunds. Limited tickets reserved, first come first served. Parents and tagalongs should purchase tickets online.

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