Emma Schutzius on her 2012 Girl Scout Fiji Destination.
Girl Scouts from the Pride of the Potomac Service Unit had a shell of a good time at the Under the Sea Girl Scout Birthday dance, March 16 at Charles Houston Recreation Center in Alexandria. More than 120 Daisies, Brownies and Juniors attended the dance that was hosted by Senior Troop 6686. In addition to a number of aquatic-themed songs, the girls enjoyed cupcakes, lemonade and posed for pictures in hand-made photo cutouts of submarines and sharks.
Sophie Moniz, from Troop 1460, was the first place winner of the patch design contest. Her drawing will be transformed into the commemorative patch for the event. Troop 6686 raised funds for their Service Unit and an end of year trip. They also collected school supplies to send to a school in need in Savusavu, Fiji. Two girls from Troop 6686, Emma Schutzius and Lynn Stevens, visited Fijian Girl Guides and their local school on a Girl Scout Destination trip in summer 2012. The supplies will be sent to Fiji in May with the help of the Fijian Embassy in Washington, D.C.