Welcome to Girl Scouts! Your daughter is now a part of something big—a community that’s 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. The information changes each month—so bookmark and return monthly to see what is going on at Girl Scouts.
Girl Scout Week
It's an exciting time of year for our Movement. Monday, March 12, will begin our annual celebration of Girl Scout Week, including our 106th birthday. For many of us, birthdays are a time to celebrate as well as reflect on the past and look forward to the future. This is true for Girl Scouts, too-- the greatness of the Girl Scout Movement is rooted in our ability to continually adapt to remain relevant to the girls and volunteers we serve today while also staying true to our most treasured values and traditions. So, to commemorate our 106 years, celebrate all the courageous things Girl Scouts do as each grows into a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader).
Maker Day 2018
Makers like to tinker, take things apart, and try and put them back together again in new ways – sounds like Girl Scouts!
Join us May 19, 2018 for an afternoon of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) where you can learn to program a robot, try your hand at sewing, make things with duct tape, and discover all the STEAM opportunities in your community. Maker Day 2018 is gearing up to be the best ever! Stay tuned to register.
Bling Your Booth
Make your Girl Scout's booth stand out from the crowd and attract more customers by blinging out your booth! It’s easy to participate, and your troop could even earn a patch!
Here’s how to enter:
1. Decorate your booth with paint, posters, balloons—it's up to you!
2. Post a photo of your blinged-out booth to our Facebook page by March 25, 2018. Tell us your troop number, Girl Scout level and leader’s information in the caption.
3. Follow us on Facebook to see if your photo made the top ten, and then like and share your photo. The most popular submissions will win a fun patch!
Summer Day & Evening Camp Registration Open
Girls have a blast at Day & Evening Summer Camps. They learn songs, play games, make crafts, gain outdoor skills and work towards earning Girl Scout Badges. Camps are strategically located throughout the Greater Washiongton Region in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, and run by truly wonderful Girl Scout Volunteers.
Sleep-away camps still have space available and registration is open for Camp Potomac Woods, Winona, Coles gtrip and May Flather. Make this her best summer ever!
Financial assistance is available. Remember, campers must be registered for programs based on the grade they will complete in the 2017-2018 school year.
Upcoming Girl Scout Signature Events
There's alot to do with your troop or family. Plan to attend one of our Girl Scout Days in March. For more Girl Scout Program information click the Events tab on our website.
Girl Scout Day at Air & Space Museum: March 10, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Admission is free, parking is $15. Register by February 8 to receive a free patch. Click here to register.
Girl Scout Day at Hillwood Estate: March 17, 10:00 Am-1:00pm
Spend the day visiting the museum and walking the gardens. This beautiful gem islocated right here in Washington, DC. Admission for the day is $11 and includes a patch. To register click here.
Girl Scout Week: March 11-17
Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, and it always includes Girl Scouts' birthday on March 12.
What's New with Girl Scout Cookies?
Girl Scout Cookie Booths are open in front of supermarkets and local businesses through March 18. Finding your favorite Girl Scout Cookies is a snap, just download and install the free app on your iOS® or Android® phone or mobile device and press "Find Cookies Now!"
You can also click here and enter your zip code to find a booth near you.
Still time to Sell Cookies Online
Girl Scouts still have time to sell their famous Girl Scout Cookies online, however the only delivery method available is shipping. Follow these steps to get your Girl Scout started:
- Find the digital Order Pilot link on your cookies order card and create your Me2 avatar.
- Invite your customers to purchase cookies.
- Track your progress and watch as your avatar earns virtual rewards.
You can earn the special patch by:
- Creating a Me2 avatar
- Sending 12 emails
- Selling 125 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies online.
This cookie season, let’s show ‘em how the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world prepares girls to lead, learn, succeed, and shine—not only for today but also for the future—by entering our national Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro 2018 Contest from January 2 through April 30, 2018.
Six girls nationwide, one per Girl Scout grade level, will be named Girl Scouts of the USA’s Top Cookie Pro 2018 and get the epic chance to:
• Be featured on the Girl Scout Cookie box!
• Travel to New York City for an all-expenses-paid Cookie Entrepreneur Experience!
Every girl who enters Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro 2018 Contest will unlock this awesome, limited-edition Cookie Pro 2018 patch. You must be an eligible Girl Scout Cookie seller from a participating council to take part.
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