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Juniors to Go On An Escapade at Terrapin Adventures, 20 Dec

terrapinAdventuresLogoTerrapin Adventures challenge courses rely on strong communication and trust. Are Troop 3480 Juniors ready for the challenge? On Saturday, 20 December, 2014, girls will participate in 1.5 hours of games & activities on portable equipment and up two low ropes course elements ending with an exciting glide on a 330 foot Zip Line!

Note: Girls must be at least 8 years old for all events, and at least 48 inches tall, and between 60-275 pounds to ride the Zip Line.

Girls should dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, tuck in scarves, and bring water bottles. Leave jewelry and watches at home. In addition to Girl Scout Parental Permission form, the Terrapin Adventure Waiver must be signed by a parent/guardian.

What: Team Building & Leadership Training Escapade
Who: Juniors
When: Saturday, December 20, 2014, 2 – 5PM
Where: Terrapin Adventures
8600 Foundry Street Savage, MD 20763
Cost: $34 (patch included)
Forms: Parental Permission Form, Terrapin Adventures Waiver & Directions

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Cadettes to Soar to New Heights at Terrapin Adventures, 20 Dec

terrapinAdventuresLogoFor up to 2 hours Troop 3480 Cadettes will be able to try all 12 routes of the Terrapin Tower. Girls are always attached while climbing, either on our auto-belay or manual belay systems. Girls can climb the traditional rock wall sides or try out the vertical playground filled with cargo nets, logs, tires and rope ladders. After reaching the top, girls can either be lowered back to the ground or try to wiggle back to the ground head first in the Rainbow Serpent. Traverse across the cable walk to the Zip Platform. Girls will be clipped into the Zip Trolley and can jump, skip, leap, or fall off the platform. Girls will glide to the end of our 330-foot Zip Line, then glide back to the middle where friendly staff will assist them down.

Participants need to be at least 8 years old, 48 inches tall and weigh between 60 and 275 lbs.

Dress for the weather. Comfortable shoes. Please plan to arrive at 2PM to meet the guides, get equipment, and begin the safety orientation. Terrapin Adventures does not guarantee that latecomers will get the full amount of time on their course. The program will run rain, snow or shine. The program will NOT run in the event of thunder, lightning, or winds in excess of 40 mph.

Terrapin Code of Conduct: While at Terrapin Adventures girls agree to abide by the following rules:

  1. Chaperones may be asked to help with their groups by maintaining order and clipping in participants.
  2. All minors must be escorted by guides or chaperones at all times, including lunch and bathroom breaks. The Historic Savage Mill requests that there are no more than 3 youths in the bathrooms at a time.
  3. We ask that everyone use quiet voices when inside Savage Mill to respect the other merchants.
  4. Participants are expected to clean up after themselves and treat the equipment loaned to them with respect.
  5. Do not run, chew gum, smoke, or use profanity while on our course.
  6. We reserve the right to escort anyone off our course whom we feel is not acting in a safe manner.

What: Soaring Heights Adventure
Who: Cadettes
When: Saturday, December 20, 2014, 2 – 5PM
Where: Terrapin Adventures
8600 Foundry Street Savage, MD 20763
Cost: $45 (patch included)
Forms: Cadette Parental Permission form, Terrapin Adventures Waiver and Directions

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Important Parent Meetings & Troop Meeting Reminder

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Girl Scout Cookie Season will begin December 20, 2013 and lasts until March 30, 2014. Selling Girl Scout Cookies is our troop’s BIGGEST fundraiser. As our troop has grown, we pray that every girl participates in selling cookies, individually and/or at cookie booths. Our girls have told us that they want an end-of-year trip. Selling Girl Scout Cookies can fund this exciting trip.

What can selling Girl Scout Cookies teach your daughter?

  1. Cookie Sales teach girls to set goals and achieve them. They set cookie-selling goals and work to achieve those numbers.
  2. Cookie Sales teach girls about how much things cost. They get a real-world grasp of the value of money and finance in terms they can understand.
  3. Cookie Sales helps girls to take ownership of their troop and its goals.

Come discuss Troop 3480’s goals with Cookie Mom, Sis. Zakiyah, in the lounge at every troop meeting during the month of December at 6:30PM. Parents must attend a cookie meeting in order for their girls to participate in Girl Scout Cookie sales, both individually or at cookie booths. Only girls who sell Girl Scout Cookies will be able to attend the cookie sales parties which will reward the girls who have worked hard to meet their cookie sales goals.

If this is your Girl Scout’s first time selling cookies make sure that she attends Cookie College on Dec. 14. Cookie College will allow girls to test the cookies, find out which kinds they like, and give them tips on selling. Girls who have sold cookies before can attend the Cookie Rally on Dec. 7, where they can earn financial literacy badges.

Let’s get ready to raise money for our troop and reward our girls for achieving big goals.


Parents of Daisies and Brownies should meet with troop leaders and troop management at 6:15PM in the Brownie’s room. This short, but important meeting is intended to help troop leaders better work with the girls in these troops.

troopMeetingFridayTROOP MEETINGS

The last troop meetings of 2013 are Dec. 6 and Dec. 20, 6 – 7:30PM.

All parents and children who remain at the Masjid during troop meetings should wait in either the musullah or lounge area so as to not disturb the girls and troop leaders during meetings, and keep hallways clear, quiet and safe.


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