Tag Archives: On Your Own

On Your Own: Outdoor Skills, May 22

Daisies, Brownies and Juniors are invited to join Troop 2477 to learn outdoor skills.

  • Make a paracord survival bracelet
  • Make a shelter from sticks and branches
  • Cook a meal over a campfire and desert in a box oven
  • Learn the basics of Leave No Trace by checking out our Camp Crime Scene

Learn all this at the beautiful Camp Crowell, just a half hour from Ashburn, VA. Both troops and individual girls are welcome. Permission slips and health history forms are the responsibility of the troop leader or adult in charge. Registration & payment deadline: Monday, May 2, 2016. Download the registration form here.

All proceeds will help Troop 2477 earn money for a trip to Savannah in 2017.

When: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 1 – 4PM
Where: Camp Crowell, Oakton, VA.
Cost: $15/girl
Contact: Amy Wells eawells@verison.net or 703-327-0307

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On Your Own: Brownie Bugs, Junior Flowers, and Cadette Trees, Aug 1

brownie_bugs_largeDiscover Bugs – 2nd-3rd grade children: Come learn about bugs! Talk to specialists about good and bad bugs, see bugs in action, explore bug homes, and see bugs in our garden. Children will craft a mason bee home to take home! Register for Discover Bugs here.

junior_flowers_largeDiscover Flowers – 4th-5th grade children: Come learn about the wonderful world of flowers! Learn about the science of flowers, flower families, how flowers help people, craft with flowers, and how flowers can send messages! Register for Discover Flowers here.

cadette_trees_largeDiscover Trees – 6th-8th grade children: Come learn about the wonderful world of trees! Learn about the science of trees, how trees give us food, the connection between trees and people, caring for trees, do a tree related craft. Register for Discover Trees here.

Note: This event is for girls who are currently Girl Scouts. If you attend please read the instructions (bring a lunch, dress for the weather) and email Sis Kesha if you are attending and she will provide badges immediately after the event.

What: Brownie Bugs, Junior Flowers, and Cadette Trees
Who: Brownies, Juniors & Cadettes
When: Saturday, Aug 1 2015, 8:45AM – 11:40AM
Where: Agricultural History Farm Park
18400 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD 20855
Cost: $10

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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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