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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. 

This is the final Parent Portal for the 2017-2018 Girl Scout Year. Thank you for visiting we hope the information has been helpful. We will return in September with new content.

2019 Early Bird

Save your place for another wonder-filled Girl Scout Year!

Thank you forsupporting another Girl Scout Year. While some troops continue through the summer, many take a vacation and regroup in the new Girl Scout year beginning October 1, 2018.

Make sure you renew your membership by going to My GS on our website. Current Girl Scouts who renew now through -June 30, 2018 will receive an Early Bird patch, designed by our very own Girl Scout Cadette Lily, from troop 3966 in Alexandria, VA. Renew today.


It's Summer Time Take the #GSOUTDOORS Challenge

Whether you’re pitching a tent in your own backyard or taking on the

Appalachian Trail, adventure is out there and Girl Scouts wants to help you find it. Each week in June, Girl Scouts will present a unique challenge that will push you to explore the great outdoors in fun, exciting ways. And thanks to our friend @thenorthface, four lucky go-getters will receive some epic prizes!

Congressional Aide

Congressional Aide

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are heading to the Hill to shadow a member of congress. The Congressional Aide program encourages civic engagement and inspires girls to a commitment of public service.Civic engagement is central to the Girl Scout Leadership experience. Girls who particiapte in the Congressional Aide Program meet the requirements for one of two government themed badges: Public Policy badge and Behind the Ballot badge.

To learn more vist our website at Visit our website to see pictures from this summers Congressional Aide program.

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Girl Scouts is Hiring

The premier leadership organization for girls--Girl Scout Nation's Capital, is hiring. Check out opening here:

Camp Brighton Woods

Girl Scout Summer Day and Evening Camps

Summer day and evening camp allows girls to try something new, while going home each night. From outdoor skills to STEM, crafts and nature exploration, we have camps for every interest and age level sprinkled across our region. Each camp is unique, and run exclusively by a dedicated team of specially trained volunteers who work year-round to make these enriching opportunities possible. Day and Evening camps are offered in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Click here for more information.  

2018 Award Yearbook


Raising Awesome Girls Series

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Teach Your Daughter How to Deal With Bullies
We’re all working to create a more peaceful world, where people are respectful of each other and bullying is a thing in the past, but in the meantime, there’s a good chance your daughter will encounter at least one instance of someone talking behind her back or hurting her feelings at school. Hearing that your girl is going through a hard time can be heartbreaking, but instead of immediately stepping in and trying to fix the situation for her, Girl Scouts Developmental Psychologist Andrea Bastiani Archibald says it’s better to arm her with ways to handle the situation herself if possible. (Read more)

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