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Troop 3480 to Explore 1001 Inventions Exhibition on November 17

PGMA Girl Scout Troop 3480 is taking a fun field trip to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition at the National Geographic Museum on Saturday, 17 November 2012. The girls will learn more about the men and women of different faith and cultures during the Golden Age of Islam that stretched from Spain to China from the 7th to the 17th centuries. These discoveries in the fields of art, science, medicine, commerce, architecture and engineering have left their mark on our world today. For example, Fatima al-Fihri founded the world’s first university, Al Qarawayin, which still stands today in Fez, Morocco, and continues to be one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world.

When: Saturday, 17 November 2012, 10AM – 12 Noon
8:45AM Group Departure from New Carrollton Metro
1:30PM Pick-Up from New Carrollton Metro
4700 Garden City Drive, New Carrollton, MD 20784
Girls can also meet the troop at the National Geographic Museum at 9:45AM

Where: National Geographic Museum 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Who: Troop 3480 All Levels

Cost: $10 (Metro rail)

What to Bring: (1) bag lunch or lunch money, (2) spending money

All participating girls must be registered, current in dues, turn in a completed permission form, and wearing their Girl Scout pin and/or vest. Download the Permission Form, Girls Health Form and Adult Health Form. Turn in the forms via email to Troop Co-Manager Kesha or at the office at PGMA.

For additional information contact Troop Co-Manager Kesha at keshabdulm [at] gmail [dot] com.

Before you go, enjoy this short eye-opening introduction to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition in which three school children’s research project on the Dark Ages leads them to an enlightening visit in a library museum.

NOTE: Troop 3480 will not have its regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, 16 November because of the Troop-wide field trip on 17 November. The next troop meeting will be on Friday, 30 November 2012, 6 – 7:30PM.

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Reviving the Sunnah of Archery: Saturday, 13 October in Adelphi, MD

PGMA Girl Scout Troop 3480 Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors are invited to participate in an archery class with instruction provided by the Maryland Parks & Plannning / Park Ranger program. The girls will learn the sunnah and etiquette of archery from Sr. Yasmine, as well as basic skills of using a bow and arrow, including concentration, patience, coordination and safety awareness from the Park Rangers.

When: Saturday, 13 October 2012 at 1:30 – 3:30PM
Where: Adelphi Manor Recreation Center, 8001 West Park Drive, Adelphi, MD 20783
Note: The entrance for the Adelphi Manor Archery Range is just around the corner from the above address on University Boulevard (193 E) between West Park Drive and Temple Street, just west of University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Use this address for your GPS: 2928 University Blvd E, Adelphi, MD 20783
Who: Troop 3480 Juniors, Cadettes & Seniors
Cost: Free

All participating girls must be registered, current in dues, turn in a completed permission form, and wearing their Girl Scout vest and/or pin. Download the permission form.

For additional information contact Junior Troop Leader Sr. Yasmine.

The Prophet (peace be on him) once passed by a group of his Companions who were competing in archery. He encouraged them, saying, “Shoot, and I am with you”. (Reported by al-Bukhari.) The Prophet (peace be on him) said, “Practice archery; that is good for you.” (Reported by al-Bazzar and by al-Tabarani on good authority.) Read more: http://productivemuslim.com/21-productivemuslim-hobbies-part-4/#ixzz28YbuxChR

Before you go, check out this video relating the history of archery in the Ottoman Empire and among the Sahaba:

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