Category Archives: Association 51

Daisy Tea Planning Meeting

April 2nd, 10AM-12PM
Panera Herndon Centre
460 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170

We will be holding an Association Daisy Tea on May 14 for prospective Daisy Girl Scouts.

How can you help?
We will need help prior to the event with publicity – we need to reach all the Preschools in the Association. We also will need help planning the actual program and help the day of the event.

Who can help?
Anyone in the Association- we would love to have Teen Troops help- come earn council hours!

Please contact Laurie Menzel, Membership Specialist, at


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


Spring Association 51 Meeting

Spring Association 51 Meeting
Tuesday, May 22

6-7 p.m. Expo, Workshops
7-8:30 Association Meeting

Girl Scouts (Junior level and above) and adult volunteers are invited to
Association 51’s Spring 2012 Meeting!

From 6-7 p.m., there will be

Information booths and displays about
* Outings and field trips
* Destinations for teen scouts
* Girl Scout memorabilia

Mini-workshops on

* Getting ready for Rock the Mall
* Making SWAPs

Get your Girl Scout Cookies now!

Girl Scout Cookie booth sales have opened in our area, and you can find one near you by:

Searching by Zip code on the Girl Scout Cookies page at

Downloading the Cookie Finder app on iTunes at

FCPS introduces new system for school use

News for troops that use FCPS schools as their meeting places:

New Online Building Use Scheduling System to Debut in October

Do you organize meetings for your scout group, homeowners association or cultural organization? On Monday, October 3, a new process for scheduling events in FCPS buildings will be launched. FCPS is excited to introduce Community Use, an online facility use scheduling system. This system will replace the current building use paper application (ADM-20) process and provide a quicker response time for community use requests.

To begin, a meeting organizer must register online to become an organization event coordinator (OEC). Once approved, an OEC can submit facility use requests for one or more organizations.

Some features of the system include:

  • Ability to view public events on the calendar and to check availability of space before submitting a building use request.
  • Automatic routing of requests for approval to appropriate school personnel and notification to OEC of event status.
  • Simple access to view, print, and download frequently used facility-use related documents (usage policies, fee charts, etc.)

More details—including training manual, online tutorial and other pertinent information—will be available on the Community Use section website ( on October 3.



Need Bridging ideas, info?

Marnie Gaffney,  one of the SUMs of 51-11, created great handouts listing the requirements by level. Click here to download them or view them on the Bridging info page on Leader 411.

Click here for a list of suggested bridging ceremony sites!

If you know of a great site for a bridging ceremony, please leave a comment here or click here to e-mail the Association.