Monthly Archives: May 2011


TOGA, or Taskforce for Older Scouts of Ashgrove,  is open to Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors in Associations 50, 51 and 56. The cost to join is only $5 per troop.  TOGA is a great resource for teen troops, as its members troops organize great activities for the older girls.

Upcoming Events:
Orienteering Workshop
High Adventure (probably Nov. 7 or 8): challenge course and zip wire

January 2012
Lazy Susan Dinner Theater (probably Jan. 8): a mother/daughter afternoon with dinner and an Agatha Christie Mystery

Fencing Workshops
University of Mary Washington Theater Arts weekend

Late Spring
Recognition ceremony- for Gold and Silver Awards, Silver Trefoils and Graduating Seniors in late Spring 2012

High Adventure weekend iin Pennsylvania ( probably June 2-3): rafting, climbing, rappelling and caving


An overview of the new badges!

More on the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting

Tidbits from Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting conference call tonight:

  • The new legacy badges will “have an embroidered component” — and all will be iron-on
  • GSCNC has the highest number of Gold Awards of all councils in the US.
  • GSCNC is working to align the Council’s Own patches with GSLE.
  • Junior Signs will no longer be included; not sure about Junior Aide or Junior Leadership Award.
If anyone else participated in this call or the earlier one and has other notes they’d like to pass on, please feel free to leave a comment!
For more info on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, please visit

For more info on the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, please visit

Association 51 Daisy Leader Social

Saturday June 25
3-5 p.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library

Calling all Daisy leaders of Herndon/Reston!

Would you like the opportunity to meet with other Daisy leaders to ask questions and share ideas/resources?  Are you interested in events geared specifically toward Daisies in the Herndon/Reston area?

Then come to our Association 51 Daisy Leader Roundtable! It will be an informal meeting where participants will set the primary direction of the discussions. If you have specific questions you’d like answered or specific topics that you’d like addressed, we’d be happy to provide those as well.

To submit your question or suggestion for a topic, or to RSVP for the meeting, please email Association Chair Therese Howe.  Please let us know if you’re coming, as we plan to have light refreshments available.

Herndon Patch covers Girl Scouts Rock the Green

Check out the video and photos at Herndon Patch!

Girl Scout Gold Award

Some parents new to Girl Scouting are unaware that there is an equivalent to the Eagle Scout: the Girl Scout Gold Award. 

The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts, focuses on a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador’s interests and personal journey through leadership skills, career explorations, reflection, and advocacy.

Some of the benefits of earning the Gold Award are:

  • High school seniors who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award are eligible for one of 17 $1,000 educational scholarships awarded by GSCNC. For more more information, visit
  • An increasing number of colleges and universities have recognized the achievements leadership abilities of Girl Scout Gold Award recipients by establishing scholarship programs for them. Although Girl Scouts of the USA does not award scholarships to Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, GSUSA does publish the Scholarships for Girl Scouts Directory, which lists these schools. Copies of the directory are available at Girl Scout councils and online at
  • ƒ Girls who have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award often enter the four branches of the United States Armed Services at an advanced level and salary, having been recognized for their level of leadership shown in earning the Girl Scout Gold Award.
  • ƒ Girls completing their Girl Scout Gold Award may apply their service hours to the President’s Volunteer Service Awards.

For more information on how girls earn the Gold Award, visit

Download Adult Guides for the Gold Award here.

2011 Gold Awards

The prestigious Gold Award will be presented to 217 Girl Scouts from our Council at “In Your Honor,” May 15 at Trinity Washington University.

This year’s Gold Award projects throughout GSCNC  are documented in the 2011 Award Yearbook.

Eighteen graduating high school seniors will each receive a Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship, an award of $1,000 to assist her with college expenses.