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Early Bird Registration for 2014-2015 Girl Scout Year Begins April 1

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Early Bird Registration for the 2014-2015 Girl Scout year is April 1 – June 1, 2014. Every girl who re-registers during the early bird period will receive a newly designed patch (above) for the 2014-2015 Girl Scout year. Girl Scouts currently registered with Troop 3480 should re-register by June 1, 2014 or risk losing their spot in the fall. Only parents or legal guardians are allowed to register their girls.


Troop 3480 needs Daisy and Junior troop leaders, without which we will not be able to have the Daisy or Junior troop level in 2014-2015. We are seeking sisters who will get Girl Scout training for either the Daisy (Grades K-1) or Junior (Grades 4-5) levels, help girls have new experiences and earn awards, and attend Troop Leader meetings. See the following descriptions:

  • Troop Leader/Advisor – schedules regular troop meetings; helps the girls to plan and participate in activities and trips; meets all program and safety guidelines; and serves as the communication link for the troop with parents, the service unit, and council.
  • Assistant Leader/Advisor – attends regular troop meetings; helps the girls and the leader/advisor plan and participate in activities and trips; supports meeting all program and safety guidelines.

We also need the following volunteers:

  • Troop Cookie Booth Coordinator – schedules with service unit a troop’s participation in selling cookies in front of local stores; recruits girls and adults to work booths; coordinates set-up & take-down of booth; should be familiar with the area surrounding PGMA; February – March commitment.
  • Troop Cookie Manager – coordinates the sale of Girl Scout cookies by troop including selling, ordering, storage, delivery and payment; money-earning event for the troop; December – May commitment.
  • Craft Leader – float betweens troop levels to assist with crafts and crafty things.
  • Troop Trip Coordinator – coordinates trips for the entire troop or specific troop levels; includes searching for trip opportunies on the internet and through GS newsletters, blogs and social media; coordinates trips with troop leaders; prepares permission slips and writes blog posts for the troop blog with help from our troop blog manager.

All volunteers must be registered with the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) training site. Sisters or brothers who can make the time and share their talents in order to fill these positions should contact Sis. Alia at alia [dot] kemet [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thank you,


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Guide Girls to Something Good!

PGMA Girl Scout Troop 3480 is looking for troop leaders. We invite our sisters in Islam who are interested in the opportunity to mentor Muslim girls to join our group of 10 dedicated troop leaders.

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: One who guides to something good has a reward similar to that of its doer. [Muslim].

Who Can Be a Girl Scout Troop Leader?

You don’t have to have a daughter or be a mother at all. You don’t need prior experience in teaching or instructing children. You do need to be tenacious, caring and dedicated to imparting the beauty of Islamic life to girls in your community. You do need to have the desire to help girls become leaders. You do need to aspire to guide girls to something good.

Every girl has the ability to lead, but only one girl in five believes she can. A lack of role models, unhealthy images of beauty, peer pressure to not stand out, and a mean-girl culture are just some of the obstacles that stand between girls and their full potential. These same societal pressures impact Muslim girls.

We know that with strong Muslim women role models and support, girls are one step closer to achievement. Your time as a troop leader will provide girls the free and safe environment they need to pursue their interests, causes, and leadership roles, all in an Islamic setting. With your support girls will stand up, stand out, and stand tall. Oh yeah, and have a lot of fun too!

Become a Girl Scout Troop Leader and guide girls toward building their faith, courage, confidence and character! InshaAllah, these girls will be empowered to make the world a better place. If this mission resonates with you, please contact Troop Manager Alia at alia [dot] kemet [at] gmail [dot] com.

PGMA Girl Scout Troop 3480 currently consists of 47 girls and 10 troop leaders who volunteer their time, energy and resources. Due to the high demand for scouting in our community, there is a waiting list for girls in kindergarten through third grade. With additional leaders, the troop will be able to accept more girls who are interested in scouting, inshaAllah!

It is very important that you bring your daughter to the meetings on time. We meet on Fridays from 6 – 7:30pm. Your daughter may be very disappointed if she misses parts of her meeting. We urge you to do your best to help us teach our girls the importance of time management, efficiency and effectiveness! JazakumAllah Khair.

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