Shawnee Girl Scouts Bridge to Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital One Great New Council
For Immediate Release
Shawnee Girl Scouts Bridge to
Martinsburg, WV-Over 350 Girl Scouts will participate in a special bridging ceremony to symbolize the change (for more than 4,700 girls) from Shawnee Girl Scout Council to the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital (GSCNC) on Sunday, October 18, at Camp Potomac Woods near Leesburg, VA.
"We are celebrating becoming one great new council," said Lorrie Caudle, Regional Director for the Shenandoah Region of GSCNC. "Girl Scouts are linked by our commitment to the Girl Scout Law and a shared vision of sisterhood. The bridging ceremony will honor the past and celebrate the future of Girl Scouting throughout our region."
Girls from the former Shawnee Council will cross the bridge at Camp Potomac Woods, and be greeted by sister Girl Scouts from their new council. In addition to the symbolic crossing of the bridge, the day will include camp games, tours, lunch and lots of time to make new friends.
The Shawnee Girl Scout Council (over 6,700 members and 491 troops in 14 counties), in its entirety became part of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital on October 1. Now known as the Shenandoah Region of GSCNC, the merger allows Girl Scouting in this region to grow and thrive. The Shenandoah Region has an office and staff in Martinsburg, WV. The region shares all the resources of GSCNC, including eight camp properties, which now includes Camp White Rock in Capon, WV. For more information about GSCNC visit our website at: http://www.gscnc.org/.
About Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital (GSCNC) is a non-profit organization with over 90,000 members, including 63,000 girls in 4,900 troops throughout the District of Columbia, eight counties in Maryland, ten counties in Virginia and seven counties in West Virginia. With the help of more than 27,000 dedicated volunteers, the generosity of corporations and foundations, and our popular Girl Scout Cookie program, GSCNC helps girls from kindergarten to 12th grade become leaders through a wide range of fun and educational activities. GSCNC is headquartered in Washington DC, with offices in Frederick and Waldorf, Maryland; Lorton, Leesburg and Manassas, Virginia; and Martinsburg, West Virginia. To get involved, visit our website at http://www.gscnc.org/.