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Troop Meeting and Bridging Ceremony This Friday, October 5th!

As Salaam Alaikum Parents and Girls!


InshaAllah, Troop 3480 will have its first Bridging Ceremony this Friday, October 5th!

What is Bridging?

Bridging is an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. It’s a defining moment when a girl becomes aware of her achievements and is ready for new adventures and responsibilities. Celebrating this change should be fun, personalized, and memorable for everyone involved. And most of all, it should be designed by the girls in true partnership with adults. This year’s Bridging Ceremony was planned by Troop 3480’s Juniors. The Juniors will be welcoming the most transitioning girls into their level with the Bridging of 7 Brownies!

All girls from all levels will participate on Friday, however the following girls will be acknowledged during the ceremony for moving to another level:

Brownies to Juniors:
Amirah A.
Amirah M.
Asiya K.
Kadijah B.
Kalilah K.
Sanaa M.
Sumaiyah Y.
Zahrah H.

Juniors to Cadettes:
Buthaina M.
Zahrah D.

Cadettes to Seniors:

Amirah H.
Maryam I.

If you still have not registered…
This Friday, October 5th, is the last day to register for Troop 3480. If you have not already registered your daughter for troop you must attend this Friday’s meeting.


  • Magrib is now coming earlier. Iqamah will be at 7:00pm at PGMA, which means we MUST start the Girl Scout meeting on time at 6:00pm. You may arrive as early as 5:45pm, however girls arriving after 6:20pm will not be permitted to participate in the meeting.
  • DUES: If you haven’t paid your first $25 dues installment per girl, you MUST bring it to this Friday’s meeting. October 5th is the due date. The final $20 dues installment will be due the first meeting in January.
  • MEETINGS: Troop 3480 meets every other Friday from 6:00-7:30pm.

JazakumAllah Khair and we hope to see you this Friday, October 5!


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Back to Troop: Mandatory Parent Information Meeting on Friday, 14 September at 6PM

As Salaam Alaikum Parents and Girls!

I’m excited to welcome you to the 2012-2013 PGMA Girl Scouting Year! InshaAllah, this year will be filled with a wealth of exciting opportunity for girls and our wonderful and committed parents as well.


Join us for a Girl Scout parent information meeting this Friday, September 14, from 6 -7:30 PM at PGMA in classroom #4. This meeting is mandatory for parents and we will be starting ON TIME at 6 PM. Parents / guardians who do not attend may not be allowed to register their daughter and your lack of attendance may also result in forfeiting your daughter’s spot.


  • Discover What To Expect When You’re A Girl Scout Parent.
    Parents will learn about Girl Scouting, what to expect during this year and what is expected of them. Here are a few ways you can become involved:

    1. Become a troop leader
    2. Become a troop parent volunteer
    3. Contribute a skill
    4. Become the snack parent
    5. Help with Girl Scouting administrative tasks
    6. Organize field trips
    7. Lead or help with Cookie Sales
    8. Much, much, more…
  • Register Your Daughter(s) for Girl Scouts.

    Daisy Scout Giselle lending a hand at the Ramadan Lock-In iftar.

    At this time we can only guarantee membership in Troop 3480 to the girls who participated in the summer session. All summer session Girl Scouts MUST re-register to continue. Daisies and Brownies who are new to troop 3480 will only be approved for membership based on availability. New girls who are Juniors and older will definitely be admitted. To expedite the process, please bring the printed registration form to the registration meeting this Friday. Download the registration form now: Girl_Scout_Membership.pdf.

  • Learn About Financial Obligations For The Year.
    If a girl scout already has vest, book, etc. for her level, please disregard fees associated
    with those items. The following are a list of fees to expect per girl scout (NOT per family):
    • $12 Registration (if you did NOT register for this summer)
    • $45 Dues: $25 to be paid by September 21st / $20 to be paid by
      January 1. Dues will be utilized for badges, patches, ceremonies,
      activities, field trips, supplies, crafts etc.

    • $30-$35 Uniform: includes vest, council patch, insignia troop numbers (mandatory for all Girl Scouts)
    • $17-$20 Girl Scout Girl Guide Book (mandatory for Juniors, Cadettes and Senior Girl Scouts)
    • $25 Snacks: Each girl scout takes turns providing snacks for the entire troop during troop meetings.

    Additional funds will be requested for some optional field trips. We will do our best to provide parents with 4-6 weeks notice of any additional financial requests for these trips.

Need Financial Assistance? Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital doesn’t want finances to be a barrier to participation. Girls have the opportunity to request financial assistance for:

  • GSUSA National Membership Dues for girls and adults ($12)
  • Troop Dues (up to $25)
  • Girl Scout Shop Supplies (e.g. sash, recognitions, and books)

When financial assistance is needed, a B251 form must be completed by the leader / advisor or parent and submitted to the Field Director. Anyone interested in this option, should see Troop Manager, Sr. Alia.

InshaAllah, we are planning a wonderful year of scouting for your daughters. I look forward to sharing some of the creative and enriching ideas we have in store for your daughter this year at this Friday’s registration meeting.

JazakumAllah Khair and we hope to see you this Friday, September 14 at 6PM!


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