Monthly Archives: February 2011

Upcoming Meetings

Area C Meetings

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM – 12 noon
Location: *Camp Crowell (New Lodge)

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM – 12 noon  or 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall)

GSCNC Annual Meeting

Date: Saturday, April 9
Location: National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA 20176
You don’t have to be a delegate to attend this meeting, although only delegates are allowed into the business portions of the meeting. There are workshops, a special Girl Scout store, booths and more that you can visit. If you are interested in attending as a member of the public, visit


Doodle 4 Google

From CapiTalk Blog:

Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with the fourth annual Doodle 4 Google contest. Open to K-12 students in the U.S., Doodle 4 Google is an opportunity of a lifetime: design the homepage doodle for millions of people to see, and while you’re at it, take home a $15,000 scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for your school or your Girl Scout troop/council.

Once scouts have been registered online by a Troop leader and submitted their doodle artwork via mail by March 16th, Google employees and Guest Judges, including Whoopi Goldberg, gold medal ice skater Evan Lysacek and “Garfield” creator Jim Davis, will narrow down the submissions. To get started, whether you’re a Troop leader, a teacher, a school educator, or a parent, you must register your student(s) by March 2, 2011. Then get out the crayons, paints and markers and throw your own doodle party. Please note that all entries must be postmarked by March 16, 2011. Check out suggestions specific to Girl Scouts – see the Info for Participants page (blue box on the right).

Troops encouraged to take the Plastic Waste Challenge

In February 2011, Girl Scouts will work to reduce plastic waste by using reusable grocery bags and water bottles.

As a council, we are challenging every girl in every troop in the entire council to make the switch to reusable water bottles and grocery bags and track how many times from February 1st though February 28th they have used their bottle or bag.

At the end of the month Girl Scouts will be able to submit their totals through an online survey where we will be able to track how many plastic bags and bottles didn’t end up in the garbage.

The Association and Troop who reduce the most plastic waste will be honored at the Annual meeting held in April 2011!

GSCNC has created a Plastic Waste Challenge Tracker to help Girl Scouts keep track of how many times they use their bag/bottle.

If you’d like to be REALLY green though, and avoid using paper altogether, we’ve created an online tracker using Google Docs:

Just create a free Google account if you don’t already have one, then Sign In (link at the top). Once you’ve signed in, you should still see the sheet in your window. Click on File at the top left, and make a copy for your troop.

On March 1, when you’ve got your troop totals, enter the amount at the Girl Scouts Forever Green Plastic Waste Challenge Report.

For more info, visit