Junior Troop 913 boxed up the goodies along with other supplies for armed service personnel in Afghanistan.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Troop 913 focused on "It's Your Planet-Love It" during a visit to Jumping Jack Sports in Ashburn.
Leesburg Girl Scout Troop 913 is undertaking a journey this year that is focused on "It's Your Planet-Love It." As a result, the girls visited Jumping Jack Sports, in Ashburn, last Thursday. The core focus of the journey was to learn about energy, said parent Sharon Wright, and the fourth and fifth grade girls conducted an energy audit at the local business. “We chose Jumping Jack Sports because it was a building that our girls knew from playing and attending birthday parties, but this time, we asked them to take a decidedly different approach,” Wright said. The girls asked owner Derek Sundra about 30 questions surrounding the topic of energy and his building. They were then asked to record the areas where the business is being energy …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The annual event will be open Friday through Sunday from Sept. 28 to Oct. 14 and features a number of new activities and events.
Temple Hall Farm Regional Park will kick off its 13th annual Corn Maize and Fall Festival on Friday, Sept. 28. This year’s theme is in celebration of the Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary, which is portrayed in the 24-acre maize. Farm manager John Moore said that there is a lot more to look forward to during the two-week event. “We are going to be open during the day on Fridays where in the past we’ve just been open on the weekends and on Friday afternoons,” Moore said. “This year we’ll be open starting at 10 a.m. on Fridays and all of our activities that were normally only on the weekend are also available during the day on Friday.” Among them are the corn canons, pumpkin blasters and paint ball games. Peddle car and inflatable horse races …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Mayor Kristen Umstattd presented Daisy Girl Scout Troop 2718 and Junior Girl Scout Troop 403 with a proclamation stating the month of March as "Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years Month".
Daisy Girl Scout Troop 2718 and Junior Girl Scout Troop 403 led the pledge to the flag and the Girl Scout promise at the Leesburg Town Council meeting Tuesday night. Following the pledge, Mayor Kristen Umstattd read a proclamation which stated the month of March to be "Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years Month". Field Director, Diana Kane, gave each girl a moment to introduce herself to the Town Council as well. There are over 1,000 Girl Scouts in Leesburg. Troops are forming all the time. Any girls between the ages of 5-18, who are interested in learning more about Girl Scouts, may contact Diana Kane at email@example.com.
Monday, March 26, 2012
A birthday party was held at the Rust Library on Saturday, March 24, where more than 100 people stopped by to show their support.
A birthday party was held at the Rust Library on Saturday, March 24, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girls Scouts, which was founded by Juliette Gordon Low on March 12, 1912. Since then, the organization has grown to 3.2 million girls and adults, 50 million alumnae and is the largest organization focused on girl leadership. Leesburg parent Kristie Kehoe said she hopes it’s something her six-year-old daughter, Marissa Incatasciato, will be a part of for a very long time. “I like exposing her to new things and I like having her meet some new friends while trying stuff that she normally wouldn’t try,” Kehoe said. Her daughter is currently a first year Daisy. “I really like it,” Incatasciato said, while creating a beaded bracelet. “I…
Friday, December 10, 2010
Whether you're a hard-core collector or just someone who likes trains, Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles has every locomotive under the sun
Though they opened their store in 2001, the Craig family has been living with model trains for much longer. Co-owner Grace Craig says that "my husband had this as a hobby, and I have two boys and a girl who are all adults now, and we just kind of dragged them in with us." Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles has model trains for everyone: whether it's a Thomas the Tank Engine set for your toddler, or a $6,000 engine for an avid collector, all ages and price ranges are represented in the shop. Grace Craig said the holiday season is their busiest. "The ready-to-run sets are very popular," she said. "They come with the engine and some cars, and the track and transformer. It all comes in one package." Her husband, co-owner Mike Craig said gifts …