Monthly Archives: November 2013

Local Awards

Shining Star Award
Given to a leader or assistant leader at the SU level to recognize significant service to the troop and/or SU beyond the expectations of the position. Presented once to an adult volunteer or teen Scout 14 years or older.
Click here for more information and nomination form. Approval is by SU Team.

Ashgrove Association Award
The highest award authorized by Associations 50 and 51, the award is presented only once in a lifetime. It recognizes a level of excellence within the Association that is significantly beyond the that required by the position(s) held and represents a lasting impact on the movement or its members. Click here for more information and nomination form. Approval is by Ashgrove Recognitions Committee.

For more information about Council Recognitions, visit



Online Resources for Making a Website

Following are links to Girl Scout online resources:

How to Make a Troop or Service Unit Web Page

Please review GSUSA’s Safety Pledge.

If you would like to link your website on GSCNC’s website, here are some basic guidelines:

  • Please review Graphic Guidelines section for troop or group web pages by clicking here
  • Troop or Service Unit pages that are more than one year old without any updates are out of date and will be taken out of the troop page section. In order for us to keep better track of this information, Troop or Service Unit pages must have either a “Last updated (date shown here)” or a working email address to the person responsible for the troop page on their troop homepage.
  • When using photographs of girls, use photos that the Girl has signed yes to on the photo release question on the activity (parent permission form).
  • Avoid attaching names of Girls to the photos.
  • Scanning Photos, suggestion for web use, try scanning photos in somewhere between 72 DPI and 100 DPI so that the download time is short. Each page should download at a maximum of 30 seconds for the best quality page.
  • Avoid giving directions to events that the Girls will be at, especially on overnights, such as camping events.
  • Avoid usage of links that go to adult websites.
  • When using the Girl Scout logo, following the guidelines given by GSUSA.
  • View information about the GIRL SCOUT Service Mark copyrights and trademarks.
  • Is your troop or service unit page up-to-date or out of date? Please email the webmaster at about the page in question. If you have a new troop page at another location, please email the the new URL. Thanks for your cooperation.

Girl Scouts of the USA troop or group web page guidelines

Graphics Guidelines
Girl Scout Trademarks

  • The council grants permission to registered designated Girl Scout volunteers only, usage of the council lock-up logo on printed materials distributed for the purposes of membership recruitment: troop, service unit and association business, and girl and adult recognition and training.
  • Use of the Girl Scout Trademark for any other purposes is not permitted.
  • Unauthorized usage of the Girl Scout name and trademarks may result in diminished value of the Girl Scout brand. To ensure optimum brand identity, we need to be clear and consistent about the messages our products and designs convey to Girl Scouts, non-Girl Scouts and potential Girl Scouts. Therefore, everyone in Girl Scouting has a role in protecting the Girl Scout name and trademarks against unauthorized, inconsistent and unlicensed use.

Association 51 Fall 2013 Meeting:

“Leaders: Get Energized, Engaged and Enlightened”

Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Herndon United Methodist Church, Rooms 112-113

701 Bennett St. (across from Herndon High School)

Troop Leaders, Adult Volunteers and Association Team Members are invited to our annual fall meeting! This event is designed to help our volunteers get energized and engage with others about Girl Scouting.

6:30-7:00  SOCIAL TIME
Light refreshments (51-9)

Resource booths
World Centers, Online Scouting Resources, Cookies, and more!

Pixie Treasures
Bring extra/leftover craft materials, camping supplies, patches, pins and books to add to your SU’s table. Donations to

that SU’s SHARE jar will be requested when you find a treasure you want to “buy”, so bring cash or a checkbook.

 7:00-7:30 OPENING (51-1)and BUSINESS

Find out about the Association activities, including the January Cookie Rally or upcoming training, meet your Assn. Team, learn a new song! 


7:30-8:00   ASK IT BASKET
Ask those questions of other leaders or Team members. You know…those Q’s you have wondered about, like the difference between rededication and investiture, or when do you need a first aider, or what fun outings are good for Brownies…

Share your knowledge, ask your questions and help others!

 8:00-8:15 BOOTHS

Last chance to get items from Pixie Treasures, visit booths

 8:15   CLOSING (51-5)

CLEANUP (51-7)

Cookie Rally

2014 Association 51 Cookie Rally
Jan. 4, 2014
2-4:30 p.m. (registration opens at 1:15 p.m.)
Floris United Methodist Church

For Leaders of Daisies, Brownies & Juniors

We are really looking forward to having your Girl Scouts with us for this Super Fun event. Parents are welcome to wait upstairs during the event. Please remember to bring Health History and Permission Slips for every girl.

Please use this form to identify your Girl Scouts who will be ATTENDING the Cookie Rally.


For Teen Scouts: Teen Helper Registration

Hello and THANK YOU for signing up to help with the 2014 Cookie Rally! We are really looking forward to having your Girl Scouts help with us for this Super Fun event.

Teen helpers are needed on that date from 12-5:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to drop off their teen for helping with this event. Remember to bring your Health History and Permission Slip.

Here is the schedule for teen helpers:
12:00 p.m. Set up, teen & station leader training
1:15-2 p.m. Registration
2-4:30 p.m. Rally Activities
4:30-5:30 Cleanup