"We are looking forward to helping your daughter develop as a
strong and confident leader. With your support and the encouragement
of our incredibly dedicated volunteer troop leaders, we will help your
girl find her spark,” said Lidia Soto Harmon, CEO.
What does my new Girl Scout need?
Are uniforms required?
The uniform unites
girls as Girl Scouts. Each level has one required element: a tunic,
sash or vest, for the display of our U.S. flag, troop number, Council
ID, official pins, awards, badges and patches.
Do I need to buy badges, a Journey book, or other supplies?
Because our program is girl-led and facilitated by the troop
leader, check with your troop leader before going shopping.
Where do I purchase Girl Scout supplies?
We have four
Girl Scout shops located in Washington, DC, Germantown, MD,
Centerville, VA and Martinsburg, WV. Our websitehas our
shop locations and hours of operation. For your convenience, you can
also shop online
Your Girl Scout is now part of something big! Today, there
are 2.7 million Girl Scouts nationwide. Your $15 membership dues went
directly to our national organization, Girl Scouts of the USA, to
support the development of girl programs and technology. The Girl
Scout national program has proven outcomes with Girl Scouts developing
their full potential as they learn to take risks, test their skills
and develop values that will guide their actions.
Troop Money Earning
Girl Scouts can participate in two Council-sponsored financial
literacy programs. Our Fall
Product Sale includes candy, nuts and magazines and runs from
September 19-November 13. Our Cookie
Program is the largest girl run business. It starts December 19 –
March 26. Parental support is essential for these programs to be
successful. Ask your troop leader how you can help.
Troop Funds are earned by the troop through Cookie and Fall
Product sales. And, with proper approval, there are other ways troops
can earn money to fund their activities. Then with guidance from
adults, girls decide how to use the funds to support their Girl Scout
journey. Troop leaders are required to keep financial records, and
their funds are held in a bank account with two unrelated signers on
Troop Dues may be charged by some troops to assist with
start-up expenses, such as field trips and other activities.
Financial Assistance is available thanks to SHARE, our
annual giving campaign, to help girls and volunteers with demonstrated
need, afford to fully participate in Girl Scouting. Financial
assistance can be applied to membership dues, camp fees, uniform and
supplies, program grants, and more.
Love of Girl Scouting is our friends and family annual giving
campaign, which provides the necessary funds to support Girl Scouts
Nation’s Capital. When you give to SHARE, 100 percent of your donation
stays within our Council to:
- maintain our eight camp properties
- support adult
- develop girl programs and grants
- cover the
costs of membership dues, camperships and underwrite Girl Scout
expenses for girls from low-income families.
All families are encouraged to contribute to making Girl Scouting
strong in this region. SHARE envelopes are distributed to all members,
or you can go online to
donate. Thank you for giving.
Happy Birthday Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scout
movement born October 31, 1860. Click
here to download a birthday card for Juliette! Post a selfie of
you and your card on social media with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayJGL!