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Girls come first at Girl Scouts. We believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. As a Girl Scout parent, we understand there’s a lot to learn—but we’re here to support you. Each month, we will guide you through the Girl Scout year with timely topics and tips to help your daughter have the best year ever. 


Raising Awesome Girls 

Top Reasons You Should Support the Girl Scout Cookie Program –and where your money really goes!

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Girl Scout Cookies are about so much more than the sweet treats we anticipate each season; your purchase powers life-changing adventures for girls while helping them build real-life skills. Here’s how it’s done. 


Girl Scout Program Opportunities  

DC Step & Talent Showcase 

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New this year, we are adding talent to the Step Showcase. In addition to signing your troop to Step—girls may now perform a talent.

Join us Saturday, February 23 at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. This Nation's Capital signature event brings together Girl Scouts, friends, family members, and the community for an exciting celebration of Black History Month, Girl Scouting and creative performances.

This community celebration is free to all, so come out and enjoy a festive day of fun and excitement. Just before the show, join us as we celebrate Black History Month.

If you have a Step Team or a talent and would like to perform at this event:

Step  Registration: here

Talent Registration: here

Please Note: There is no registration for spectators. Entry will be first come, first served until capacity is reached.

 


Volunteer Updates 

Toolkit 

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Are you using our online Volunteer Toolkit?

Troop leaders have access to their entire troop roster. They can select their year plan and add and delete meetings. In addition to GSUSA program resources they will find our Council’s Volunteer Essentials, New Leader Passport and links to support material on our website.

Parents can view and update their Girl Scouts information. They can see the year plan and access Girl Scout resources.

What are you waiting for? Use the Volunteer Toolkit for easy access to materials to help you deliver the best Girl Scout experience to your troop. Go to the website and click MYGS to get started.  

Learn how this fully customizable digital planning tool can save you time and energy all year long, so that you can focus on unleashing the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in her, ensuring she has every opportunity she deserves to build a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure. Learn more here

CPR Training

We offer first aid classes to our Girl Scout family, twice a month- (DC and Ashburn, VA).

This course covers breathing, cardiac and obstructed airway emergencies in adults, infants and children; introduction to AED's; identifying and caring for bleeding, sudden illnesses, injuries; and preventing disease transmission. This course will cover the troop requirement for a Level 1 First Aider for working with children 1 year of age and older, and adults. This course combines 416 and 418. Participants receive a two-year certification for CPR and a two-year certification for Standard First Aid provided by Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI).

Parents can find all upcoming classes here.


Girl Scouts In The News

Girl Scouts in Congress -  The Girl Scout Alums Who Broke Barriers In This Year's Midterm Elections

They made history on Election Day, and they all have one thing in common: Girl Scouts. Coincidence? We think not! Being a Girl Scout means paying attention to the world around you, identifying problems affecting your community, and taking action to solve them! Whether it be on the local or national level, Girl Scouts have always been championing issues to help improve their communities and make the world a better place. Read more here

Women in the Senate

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Jacky Rosen (D-NV)

Women in the House of Representatives

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Cindy Axne (D-IA-3)

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Angie Craig (D-MN-2)

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Madeleine Dean (D-PA-4)

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Veronica Escobar (D-TX), First Latinx Congresswoman from Texas

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Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-7)

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Jahana Hayes (D-CT-5), First Black Congresswoman from Connecticut

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Kendra Horn (D-OK-5)

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Susie Lee (D-NV-3)

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Elaine Luria (D-VA-2)

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Carol Miller (R-WV-3)

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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL-26)

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14), Youngest Latinx Woman Elected to Congress

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Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-7), First Black Congresswoman from Massachusetts

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Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-5)

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Donna Shalala (D-FL-27)

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Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11)

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Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-7)

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Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14), Youngest Black Woman Elected to Congress

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Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10)

Women Governors

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Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), First Latinx Woman Democratic Governor

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Laura Kelly (D-KS)

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Gina Raimondo (D-RI)

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Kim Reynolds (R-IA)


Events

1/22 - All shops open for Spring

2/12 - Summer Day & Evening Camp Registration Opens

2/15 - Booth Sales Begin

2/23 - DC Step & Talent Showcase


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