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Brownie Bugs Badge and Discovery Hike, May 19

brownie_bugs_largeGirl Scouts should stay connected to the earth. Brownies will complete the Bugs badge which includes a 45-minute hike looking for where bugs live, collecting them and watching them in action. The program will begin promptly at 10AM at Watkins Nature Center. Latecomers may not be able to catch up.

Girls should dress appropriately for the weather and wear their Girl Scout vest and comfortable, hard-soled shoes; sandals are not permitted. Brownies can keep the insects they collect if they bring their own container. Download the permission form and turn it in with the trip fee as soon as possible. Tagalongs are welcome to explore the Nature Center and park grounds, but are not permitted to join the class or hike with the Brownies.

QUICK RECAP
What: Bugs Badge & Discovery Hike
Who: Brownies
When: Saturday, May 19, 2016, 10AM – 12 Noon
Where: Watkins Nature Center
301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774
301.218.6702
Cost: $6
Forms: Brownie Bugs Badge Permission form

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Troop Meeting This Friday, Apr 22

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As salaamu alaikum,

The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be this Friday, Apr 22, 2016, 6 – 7:30PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. Arrivals after 6:30PM are disruptive to troop meetings and strongly discouraged.

Upcoming troop meeting dates:

  • May 6, 20

BROWNIES

  • April 22: The Brownies will be showing their talent with acrylic paints at this troop meeting. Girls should also bring snack for Snacks badge, and their song & scrapbook for their take action project if they haven’t already.
  • April 23: Bugs Badge & Discovery Hike is this Saturday. Meet at Watkins Nature Center at 9:45AM.
  • April 30: Brownies will tour ECO City Farm and help plant in their urban garden. Parents must attend. Complete the permission slips; They have been sent to parents via email and will also be available at the troop meeting. Please leave a donation of $2 or more.
  • Please learn/practice Tala Badru Alayna nasheed for May 14 performance at our troop’s interfaith outreach event.

JUNIORS

  • Juniors will be getting ready for camping with a demonstration on how to pack their sleeping system and backpack. This demonstration is mandatory for girls going to Junior Spring Camp on Apr 30.
  • Juniors will also be completing their Take Action project by performing a story time for the Daisies inshaAllah.
  • Juniors should be practicing for their presentation on notable Muslim women for the interfaith outreach event on May 14.
  • Coming soon: Junior Spring Camping at Camp Brighton Woods on Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 1

CADETTES

  • All Cadettes should bring their Girl Record form and Silver Trefoil Report form. As a group, girls will document and/or update their own Girl Scout work. Cadettes working toward Silver Trefoil need to make sure their hours are documented correctly so that their documents don’t get rejected. Girls should make sure to bring their own handouts, paper, Girls Scout Cadette books and/or notebooks to store their records.
  • This Friday, Sis Kesha will be taking Early Bird registration for Cadettes only, including Juniors who are bridging to Cadettes. Save your spot for another year of fun inshaAllah!

MULTIPLE LEVELS

  • Turn in permission forms for the Meet a Girl Scout Muslimah Interfaith Outreach, May 14.
  • Volunteers are needed at the Diyanet Center of America to help with the Earth Day event on April 23. Volunteers will asist from 1 – 5:30PM. Show up on time as roles will be distributed at 1PM. Sign up here.

PARENTS

  • Pay your Girl Scout’s troop dues: $45 for Daisies, $60 for all other levels. If needed, dues can be paid in installments. Dues pay for badges and pins, help supplement some activities/trips, and also help support the troop web site, and printing expenses. (Parents pay for fun patches.) In order to camp, dues must be paid in full. For financial assistance contact Sis. Kesha.
  • Take a look at the 2016 Girl Scout Summer Camp Brochure to find the camp that’s just right for your Girl Scout. Spots are still available. Camp programs should be chosen based on the grade your Girl Scout is currently in. Financial assistance is available.girlScoutCamp2016
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Troop Meeting This Friday, Apr 8

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As salaamu alaikum,

The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be this Friday, Apr 8, 2016, 6 – 7:30PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. Arrivals after 6:30PM are disruptive to troop meetings and strongly discouraged.

Upcoming troop meeting dates:

  • April 22
  • May 6, 20

COOKIES

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FINAL DEADLINE TO TURN IN COOKIE MONEY: APRIL 10
Alhamdulillah, we have come to the end of Girl Scout Cookie Season. Thanks to all the parents and girls who took orders, set up cookie booths and worked hard this cookie season. However, there are still several parents who have yet to pick up cookies and turn in cookie money. The money earned by girls goes toward membership dues for the fall, events and activities in 2016 – 2017, and Sojourn to Savannah in 2017.

Cookie money must be turned in and cookies picked up by April 10, 2016. Afterwards, according to the contract signed by parents and scouts at the start of cookie season, names of girls will be turned into GSCNC for collection. This allows the troop to not be punished financially. InshaAllah these debts and arrangements for pick up will be cleared up before April 10.

BROWNIES

JUNIORS

CADETTES

MULTIPLE LEVELS

PARENTS

  • Pay your Girl Scout’s troop dues: $45 for Daisies, $60 for all other levels. If needed, dues can be paid in installments. Dues pay for badges and pins, help supplement some activities/trips, and also help support the troop web site, and printing expenses. (Parents pay for fun patches.) In order to camp, dues must be paid in full. For financial assistance contact Sis. Kesha.
  • Take a look at the 2016 Girl Scout Summer Camp Brochure to find the camp that’s just right for your Girl Scout. Spots are still available. Camp programs should be chosen based on the grade your Girl Scout is currently in. Financial assistance is available.girlScoutCamp2016
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