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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. 

Welcome to a new Girl Scout Year. We hope you received the winter issue of the “Insider Magazine” featuring many of our program partners and Council activities.  The Insider is mailed in mid-August, if you registered after that date you can pick up a copy at one of our Council offices or read it online

Raising Awesome Girls 


Read GSUSA's most recent blog post about talking to your girl about sexual harrassment. With the topic spreading far beyond social media—including the recent Golden Globes broadcast, featuring powerful speeches given by women in entertainment, such as Oprah—the surrounding movement to stop sexual harassment, assault, and the overall unequal treatment of women in general may already be on your girl's radar. While it’s up to each parent or family to do what’s right for their girl, the age she may need to know about these topics starts younger than most people think. Read more here

Start your Girl Scout year off right

1. Look smart. Girl Scouts at each level wear one required element (tunic, sash, or vest) to display the U.S. flag, troop number, Council ID, official pins, awards, badges and patches. To purchase your daughter’s uniform, check out our shop locations and hours , or shop online 24/7.

2. Find your support network. Regional service unit volunteers are here to support our Girl Scout troops. Not sure what service unit you’re in? Contact

3. Get involved. Girl Scouting works best when the whole family gets involved! Lend a helping hand to your daughter’s troop by becoming a volunteer. Attend a parent meeting to learn what volunteer positions are open. No previous experience? No problem. We provide all the training you’ll need.

4. Stay in the know. There’s a lot going on at Girl Scouts. The winter issue of the Girl Scout Insider, features helpful articles and a comprehensive calendar of Council and program partner events from now- January. Be sure to check out our online events calendar as we add more fun events and adult trainings throughout the year.

5. Follow us on social media to stay in the loop. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, connect with your service unit Rally, and join the Girl Scout LinkedIn Network. Tell your Girl Scout story and help spread the word about how awesome it is to be a Girl Scout.

Fall Product Sale

2019 Fall Product

Fall Product Sale begins September 17 - November 11, and is a council-sponsored program that combines educational activities with money earning opportunities for the troops. The Fall Sale is directed toward family and friends- those closest to Girl Scouts and enables troops to earn start-up money by selling magazine subscriptions as well as nuts and candy. Learn more here.

About Girl Scouts Nation's Capital

We are the largest Girl Scout Council in the nation, serving over 87,000 girl and adult members in Washington, DC and 25 counties in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Check out the map. We operate six Girl Scout offices to conveniently assist our members where they live. You will love our eight camp properties located throughout the area—from the mountains to the shore, each camp offers unique features from water sports, high ropes courses, archery and beautiful hiking paths and lodges. 

·We have 26 geographic Associations that oversee the health of Girl Scouting in a geographic area. Each has a team that works with Service Units to maintain Girl Scout recruitment, local program, visibility, and more.

Service Units
·Our Council has approximately 140 Service Units, dedicated volunteers that support troop leaders within a geographical jurisdiction. Service Unit Managers (SUMs) support troop leaders, plan camp and local program activities

· Troops are organized by program level, typically consisting of 12-20 girls, supported by a volunteer troop committee of 8-10 adults. (We require two unrelated adult troop leaders.)

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Stay connected with your Girl Scout family. Join a Rally, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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