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Troop Meeting This Friday, Apr 8


As salaamu alaikum,

The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be this Friday, Apr 8, 2016, 6 – 7:30PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. Arrivals after 6:30PM are disruptive to troop meetings and strongly discouraged.

Upcoming troop meeting dates:

  • April 22
  • May 6, 20


Alhamdulillah, we have come to the end of Girl Scout Cookie Season. Thanks to all the parents and girls who took orders, set up cookie booths and worked hard this cookie season. However, there are still several parents who have yet to pick up cookies and turn in cookie money. The money earned by girls goes toward membership dues for the fall, events and activities in 2016 – 2017, and Sojourn to Savannah in 2017.

Cookie money must be turned in and cookies picked up by April 10, 2016. Afterwards, according to the contract signed by parents and scouts at the start of cookie season, names of girls will be turned into GSCNC for collection. This allows the troop to not be punished financially. InshaAllah these debts and arrangements for pick up will be cleared up before April 10.






  • 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 printing expenses. (Parents pay for fun patches.) In order to camp, dues must be paid in full. For financial assistance contact Sis. Kesha.
  • Take a look at the 2016 Girl Scout Summer Camp Brochure to find the camp that’s just right for your Girl Scout. Spots are still available. Camp programs should be chosen based on the grade your Girl Scout is currently in. Financial assistance is available.girlScoutCamp2016
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Animal Habitats Pontoon Boat Tour, Apr 16 (J)

junior_animal-habitats_largeJuniors will begin their Animal Habitats badge with a interpretive pontoon boat tour down the Anacostia River. A naturalist will teach the girls about animal habitats and characteristics, guide them in discovering where animals live, what they eat, how they move, how they adapt to survive, and much more. The program will focus on Reptiles, Amphibians, Mammals, Birds and Fish. Girls will also explore the furs and bones of various animals.

Girls should wear weather appropriate clothing and their vests. Dress in layers; the temperature on the water is often much cooler than on land.

What: Animal Habitats Pontoon Boat Tour
Who: Juniors
When: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:45 – 11AM
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park
4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD 20710
Cost: $3
Forms: Animal Habitats Permission Form

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Bridging Ceremony at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Oct 11

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. Alhamdulillah many of our girls will be bridging to the next level in Girl Scouts. Troop 3480’s Bridging Ceremony will be at Ropewalk Pavilion, a brown covered area with picnic tables in the middle of Bladensburg Waterfront Park. Download the Bridging Ceremony Parental Permission Activity Form.

Sis. Ieasha Prime will give the girls insight on developing their reflection skills: analyzing their experiences, building on acquired knowledge and making connections across all the parts of their lives. Next, bridging girls will walk across a bridge at Bladensburg Waterfront Park and receive their Girl Scout pin and bridging award. There will be an outdoor group activity for all girls and their families so come prepared to be an active part of the ceremony. Lastly, our troop will have a salad bar, lemonade and water to be served at the end of the ceremony.

WHAT TO WEAR: All girls should be in uniform and wear tennis shoes or boots (the grass may be wet). Bridging girls should also bring their new vest/smock.

PARENTS: We need your help providing plates, cutlery, napkins, cups, beverages and garbage bags. Please meet with Sis. Marnice during our first troop meeting on October 10 to coordinate your donations and let us know what you intend to bring so we can have a a beautiful, balanced, healthy spread on that blessed day.

bridgingAwards2014-2BRIDGING AWARDS
In order for girls to receive their bridging award they must write two letters:

  1. In the first letter, bridging Girl Scouts should welcome girls who are new to Troop 3480 and share what their troop level did last year.
  2. In the second letter, bridging Girl Scouts should ask girls in their new level what to expect this upcoming year.

For example, Jamila Doe was a Brownie last year and is bridging to Juniors. She must write a letter describing all the fun and challenging things she did as a Brownie; this letter will be given to a Brownie who just joined Troop 3480. Jamila should also write a second letter to a Junior asking what to expect from the Junior troop this year. There is no need to write to a specific Girl Scout; in this example Jamila would write “Dear Brownie” and “Dear Junior” as her salutation.

Both letters must be submitted to troop leaders/advisors at the first troop meeting on October 10, in order for girls to receive their bridging award.

What: Troop 3480 Bridging Ceremony
Who: All Troop 3480 Girl Scouts, Family & Friends
When: Saturday, 11 October 2014, 2 – 4PM
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park
4601 Annapolis Road Bladensburg, MD 20710
Forms: Bridging Ceremony Parental Permission Activity Form

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