GSCNC Association 37 – Frederick, Maryland
GSCNCAssociation 37 – Frederick, Maryland

Activities and Events for all Seniors and Ambassadors

More opportunities for teens are available through council at the Teen Edition.


Interested in other Activities and Events just for Teens go to the FROG (Frederick Older Girls) website for more information.

Dine-Around Series


Are you working toward your Gold Award? Have you already earned your Gold Award? If so, we'd love to have you join us for one of our Dine-Arounds this season.


What's a Dine-Around? Dine-Arounds are informal dinners, brunches, teas or other events that are hosted by Women's Advisory Board members at their homes or businesses.  They are a unique chance to gain insight from successful women and will prove to be an amazing networking session.


The most up to date Dine-Around information can be found at and is available in the weekly e-edition and TEEN edition.


Questions? Contact Carrie Banachowski at or (202) 534-3782.

October 2018

On My Own Badge Workshop - 10.21.2018

Registration Due October 7, 2018

Full with Waitlist

Date:  October 21, 2018

Time:  2:00 - 5:00 PM

Location:  GSCNC Camp Potomac Woods

Cost:  $20.00


Knowing how to create and stick to a budget is a skill that will help you throughout every stage of your life, from graduating high school all the way through your retirement years. (Even if your parents plan to pay for your future education, you’ll still need to budget how much you spend on clothes, meals, and entertainment!)  Far too many people don’t start thinking about creating a budget until they find themselves deep in debt.  By earning this badge, you’ll know how to avoid financial pitfalls while, also, helping you be independent and live your dreams.


1. Plan for where you’ll live
2. Plan for your daily needs
3. Plan for having fun
4. Plan for the unexpected
5. Plan for sharing with others


When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll understand the importance of creating a budget – a skill that will help me wherever life leads.  Questions, email for more information.

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On My Own Badge Workshop - 10.21.2018 - GSCNC Camp Potomac Woods
On My Own BW SM.pdf
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November 2018

Senior First Aid Journey Workshop

Registration Due October 21, 2018

Full with Waitlist

Date:  November 4, 2018

Time:  2:00 - 5:00 PM

Location:  GSCNC Camp Potomac Woods

Cost:  $19.00


As a Girl Scout Senior, you’re on the go—home, school, clubs, activities.  Wherever you are, you never know when you’ll find yourself in the middle of an emergency.  Would you know what to do?  In this badge, find out how to differentiate between minor and major injuries, provide emergency treatment in some life-threatening situations, and share important information  about injuries and illnesses.



  1. Find out how to perform triage
  2. Know how to help a head or neck injury
  3. Learn how to use everyday objects to make splints
  4. Recognize the signs of a drug overdose and alcohol poisoning
  5. Share your knowledge with others



When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to give first aid for life threatening injuries and illnesses. 


Cadette who would like to attend should have completed the Cadette First Aid Badge.  This Workshop will include information on emergency care for alchol poisoning and drug overdose.  For more info email

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First Aid Badge Workshop - 11.4.2018 - (One of the three Badges for the Senior Outdoor Journey)
First Aid BW SM.pdf
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Senior Outdoor Journey Take Action Project

Registration due November 3, 2018

Date:  November 09, 2018 and/or November 10, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Overnight & Morning or 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Saturday

Location:  GSCNC Camp Potomac Woods

Cost: $16.00


Have you earned the Senior Adventure Camper, Adventurer and First Aid Badge?


Want to complete the Take Action Project to complete the Senior Outdoor Journey?


Come to camp and work with Daisy Girl Scouts on their Daisy Outdoor Art, Buddy Cmper, and Take Action Project for the Daisy Outdoor Journey.  Or, Brownie Girl Scouts on the Cabin Camper and Eco Friend Badge and a Take Action Project.  You’ll provide the activities and outdoor fun for the younger girls.


Price includes supplies and materials for Daisy activities, snack , Breakfast Saturday and Pizza Lunch on Saturday.


Scouts can sign-up on their own or with their troop.  Adults who are GSCNC First Aid or Camp Trained adults are welcome to stay at the overnight.  Other adults please email me before signing up to chaperon.  Questions, email for more information.

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Senior Outdoor Journey Take Action Project 11.17.2018 - GSCNC Camp TBD
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December 2018

January 2019

Social Innovator Badge Workshop

Registration Due December 23, 2018

Full with Waitlist

Date:  January 6, 2019

Time: 2:00-5:00 PM

Location:  GSCNC Camp Potomac Woods, Leesburg, VA

Cost: $20.00


Girl Scouts are always on the lookout for ways to help others and make a difference.  But, how do you go from identifying social problem to developing a great solution?  This badge will show you how!  And, with the skills of a social innovator in your pocket, you’ll be able to create Take Action projects for your Leadership Journeys or you Gold Award that are useful, informed, and truly do change the world.



1. Explore the big picture
2. Make connections
3. Build empathy for people affected by your issue
4. Develop a solution from a specific point of view
5. Practice pitching ideas and getting feedback



When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll how to think like a social innovator.


Pre-requisites:  Girls need to bring a cellphone for internet research


Questions, email for more information.

Sign Up!
Social Outdoor Innovator Badge - 1.6.2019 - GSCNC Camp TBD
Social Innovator BW Final ComboSM.pdf
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Spring 2019 Sow What? Gold Award Boot Camp

Registration Due December 30, 2018


Need to complete a Journey?


Want to work with a group of girls with the same goals?


The Gold Award Boot Camp is for you. This program is designed to assist girls with earning a Journey and completing a comprehensive Gold Award Workshop including: brainstorming ideas, understanding the Gold Award process, understanding the scope of a Gold Award Project and providing you with the tools you need to complete your proposal.


Girls will need to make a commitment to attend five meetings and a overnight.  We’ll make them the commitment that they will complete all the requirements for a Journey, explain the Gold Award Process, and work with them on their project ideas and proposal writing* to meet the Gold Award standard.


The boot camp cost is $90.00.  It  includes the Journey Book, Journey Take Action Project, Journey Award, Overnight, Gold Award Workshop, all materials and Notebook with Handouts.  Sign-Up and payment due December 30, 2018.


Boot Camp scheduled Meetings are January 13, 2019, February 10, 2019,  March 10, 2019 and April 14, 2019 from 3:00—5:00 PM at Brook Hill UMC in Frederick, MD.   Overnight for the Take Action Project is scheduled for March 15-16, 2019, but is subject to camp availability at Potomac or Brighton Woods if there is no space at camp date may change.  Minimum to hold Gold Award Boot Camp is 12 maximum is 24.  Questions, email for more information.

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Spring 2019 Sow What? Gold Award Boot Camp - Brook Hill UMC & GSCNC Camp
GABC Spring 2019 Combo_SM.pdf
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February 2019

Teen Greek Isle Get Away Lock-In

Registration Due January 18, 2019

Date:  February 1-2, 2019 (Overnight)

Time:  6:30 PM - 8:00 AM

Location:  Trinity UMC, Frederick, MD

Cost:  $30.00


Come with us to the Greek Isles and get away from the winter blues at our Lock-In.  Teen Girls in 6th-12th grade can participate in activities with a Greek flair.  We'll dine on a Greek dinner of gyros and Greek salad.  After dinner take participate in several activities of your choice including a nail bar, hair bar, game room, and Mythology activity. 


You can also choose one of these activities making and "evil eye" bracelet (beads with leather cord), a silver Greek Key necklace, or pottery painting.  We'll also have a cooking class where we'll make a Greek dessert for all those at the event (limit 20 girls for this activity).  Later in the evening we'll have movies overnight including:  Mama Mia, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Percy Jackson, etc.  For more information email

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Teen Greek Isle Get Away Lock-In 2.1-2.2019 - GSCNC Camp TBD
Teen Lock-In Combined_SM.pdf
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March 2019

Teen Truth Seeker Badge Workshop

Registration Due February 17, 2019

Date:  March 3, 2019

Time:  3:00 - 5:00 PM

Location:  GSCNC Camp TBD (Potomac or Brighton Woods

Cost:  $20.00


We’re often told that we live in the age of information.  It’s true we’re surrounded by data – from TV, the Internet, and from our friends. But, not all information is created equal.  Some is leading, and some is downright wrong.  It’s important to know how to uncover the truth in what we see and hear, to judge sources on credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, and support for their claims.  In this badge, you’ll find out how to separate fact from fiction.



1. Evaluate your sources

2. Investigate what the experts say

3. Be a wise consumer

4. Find truth in your everyday life

5. Become a citizen journalist


Prerequisite:  Find one News Story that is of interest to you, follow the story on two news sources (I.e. Fox News, America One Network, CNN, MSNBC) two online sources (Social Media, Website, Blog) and two print news sources.  Make notes of how the coverage differs and bring to Workshop.



When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll be able to figure out what is true in the media, online, and what I hear in my daily life.

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Truth Seeker Badge Workshop 3.3.2019 - GSCNC Camp TBD
Truth Seeker BW_SM_ 03.03.2019.pdf
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April 2019

May 2019

Robotics 1, 2 & 3 Badge Workshop 

Registration Due April 20, 2019

Date:  May 4, 2019

Time:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:  GSCNC Camp TBD (Potomac or Brighton Woods

Cost:  $49.00


When you’ve earned these three badges, you’ll know how robots are built and programed, how to design and build your own model robot and how to share what you have created with others.


More and more, robots and robotic technology are popping up around our homes, our communities, and the workplace.  And when you understand how robots work, you'll be better prepared to make the most of them!


Find out what you can do with robotics right now and how you can get more involved in the future.  Maybe you’ll be part of the next big robotics revolution!


Badge Workshop will cover all requirements for Badge 1—Programming Robots, Badge 2-Designing Robots and Badge 3—Showcasing Robots.  Girls will participate with a team of five girls to design, program, build and showcasing their robot.

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Senior/Ambassador Robotics 1, 2 & 3 Badge Workshop - 5.4.2019
Robotics BW Combo SM.pdf
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Troupe Performer Badge Workshop

Registration Due May 5, 2019

Date:  May 19, 2019

Time:  3:00 - 5:00 PM

Location:  GSCNC Camp TBD (Potomac or Brighton Woods

Cost:  $20.00


Performance is a powerful way to make an impact on an audience—and a perfect way to put your leadership into action.  Its also a fun way to sharpen your communication skills, and grow relationships and networks.  Get out there and show your stuff!



1. Pick your performance style

2. Find and develop material

3. Rehearse!

4. Launch your performance

5. Put on your show


When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to organize a team of people and put together a performance.


Pre-requisites:  Each girl needs to propose 3 TV shows to watch for this badge workshop by  April 15, on the 15th we’ll pick 3 shows from the following categories:  Comedy, Family, Drama.  You will need to use the attached form to critique each show and bring to workshop.

Sign Up!
Troupe Performer Badge Workshop 5.19.2019 - GSCNC Camp TBD
Troupe Perf Combo SM.pdf
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Paddler Badge Workshop

Registration Due May 1, 2019

Date:  June 1, 2019

Time:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location:  Calleva, Rileys Lock,  Poolesville, MD

Cost:  $75.00 per participant


Paddling takes a mix of knowledge and skills, and a dash of daring.  It also delivers one of the most unforgettable experiences you’ll ever have on water.  In this badge, there are three paddling activities to choose from:  canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddleboard (SUP).  Pick one and jump in!



1. Explore the tree paddling sports

2. Learn paddling safety

3. Practice paddling techniques

4. Go on a short paddling adventure

5. Take your paddling skills to the next level


Purpose:  When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll have paddling skills and know how to be safe – and have fun – on the water. 


We will be kayaking on this adventure.  Calleva is a GSCNC approved vendor.

Sign Up!
Paddling Combo_SM.pdf
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Important News

Mobile Shop 

Mobile Shop  - Check back for the Fall dates


Click here for the new GSCNC Online Shop


Associaiton email for for information is

Local Council Office & Shop:

Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital

Martinsburg Girl Scout Office and Shop

153 McMillan Court

Martinsburg, West Virginia  25404
Phone: (304) 263 - 8833 or (888) 263 - 8834


Germantown Girl Scout Shop 
20201 Century Blvd. Suite 100
Germantown, Maryland 20874
(301) 987-8718
Fall 2017 Schedule – click here


Council Headquaters:

Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital

4301 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington DC, 20008

 Phone:  202 237-1670

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