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On Your Own: THIS SATURDAY – Discover Engineering Family Day, Feb 28

NBMLogoSmallEvery February, the National Building Museum and the National Engineers Week Foundation invite you to debunk the myths of engineering and discover how professional engineers turn ideas into reality. Celebrate Engineers Week by participating in this free, hands-on, and fun-filled festival. Explore thermodynamics, electricity, aerodynamics, and more with engineers at more than 25 activity tables and demonstrations made especially for kids.

Discover Engineering Family Day is a FREE, drop-in program. $5 donation suggested. Program and activities are most appropriate for children ages 6 to 12 with adult supervision. Registration is not required.

This year at Discover Engineering Family Day:

MEET a test pilot, an astronaut, and engineers galore!
MAKE slime!
DISSECT household devices!
CATAPAULT a Ping Pong ball!
TEST paper airplanes in a wind tunnel!

Activities at the Festival may assist Scouts in fulfilling some requirements for the following Girl Scout badges:

Brownie Girl Scouts: Building Art, Science in Action, Listening to the Past

Junior Girl Scouts: Aerospace, Science Discovery, Discovering Technology, Sky Search, Careers

Scout groups may stop by the scout check-in table for a worksheet that has a full list of which activities correspond with badges at Discover Engineering Family Day.

For more information, contact the National Building Museum school and youth groups staff at 202-272-2448 or scouts@nbm.org.

Visit the Discover Engineering Family Day website to learn more about the festival.


What: Discover Engineering Family Day
Who: All (Brownies & Juniors can work on badges.)
When: Saturday, 28 February 2015, 10AM – 4:30PM
Where: National Building Museum
401 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free

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On Your Own: Girl Scout Garden Party Manners Badge and Healthy Living Badge

hillwoodEstateCelebrate spring with a festive garden party! Explore enchanting gardens, discover glittering treasures in the mansion, putt on the green, play garden games, try on dress up clothes, and create your own artwork.
Brownies and Juniors can complete requirements to earn their Manners and Healthy Living badges by staying active through playing outdoor lawn games, meeting a health helper, practicing conversation skills, playing a table setting game, and more!

Hillwood patches are available for purchase from the Museum Shop.

Get tickets here: http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/whats/events-and-programs/girl-scout-garden-party

What: Girl Scout Garden Party: Manners Badge and Healthy Living Badge
Who: All Levels, Brownies & Juniors can earn badges
When: Saturday, 5 April, 2014, 10AM – 3PM
Where: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008
Cost: $10 Girl Scouts and Tagalongs (ages 6-18), $5 accompanying adults, free for children under 6

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Girl Scout Volunteers Needed at the 50th ISNA Annual Convention


Asalaamu Alaikum

We pray that you all enjoyed your Eid and the end of your summer. The new scouting year starts in September, so watch this space for coming information.

Currently we are looking for Muslimah Girl Scouts to participate in the Girl Scout booth at the 50th ISNA Annual Convention August 30-September 1, 2013. Here are the requirements:

  • Must have been registered for the 2012-2013 Scouting Year (Girl can not be new to Girl Scouts.)
  • Is a Cadette, Senior or Ambassador
  • Has a complete full uniform
  • Is willing to speak about Girl Scouting and their experiences to the public.
  • Must be able to work a 6-hour shift

Promptly contact Sis. Kesha at keshabdulm [at] gmail [dot] com for permission slips and more information.

You will be an official ISNA volunteer and will receive all the excellent benefits of being a volunteer. High school students can use this time for community service hours as well.

Ma salaama


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