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May 2018-01

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.   

2019 Early Bird

it's Time to Early Bird

Girl Scout troops get ready for a new Girl Scout year by renewing your membership for 2018-2019. Current Girl Scouts who renew now, April 1-June 30, 2018 will receive an Early Bird patch, designed by our very own Girl Scout Cadette Lily, from troop 3966 in Alexandria, VA. To renew go to My GS Sign In on our website.


Girl Scouts puts the G.I.R.L. in Scouting

The Benefits of Being a Girl Scout are Clear.Girl Scouts prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership like no other organization. From protecting our national parks to accepting a mission on the International Space Station to lobbying the city council, Girl Scouts is the best-suited organization to offer girls unparalleled opportunities to learn 21st-century skills and empower themselves with the experiences they need to succeed in life. Read the complete blog post here.


2018 Annual Meeting

On April 21, Girl Scouts Nation's Capital held our Annual Meeting. The theme this year was For Girls, By Girls. With over 900 registered members in attendance, we were briefed on the financial health of the Council, got feedback from our Forums, and our delegates voted on a slate of board members and nominating committee members.

Girl Scouts led the meeting with a flag ceremony, parade of associations and performance of the National Anthem. Girl Scouts shared their incredible stories and the winners from our DC Step Showcase performed. Following the meeting, we held our Volunteer Recognition Ceremony honoring some of our most dedicated volunteers.  

Faye Fields, President of the board remarks

Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO remarks

Photos from the event.


Gold Award Girl Scouts

This year we congratulate 188 Girl Scouts who have earned the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award. These girls have dedicated a minimum of 80 hours to improve their community and even the world. From writing school policy to level the playing field for Varsity athelete recognitions, to challenging seterotypes of beauty, these Girl Scouts have transformed their ideas into actionable plans with measureable and far-reaching results. 

Read this year's award yearbook, featuring the Gold Award class of 2018, SilverAwardees and our very on Silver Trefoil Awardees. We hope it motivates your Girl Scouts to aim for our higher award.

BR 3 campers with their banner

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.  

Raising Awesome Girls Series

Raising Awesome

In a world of boys' clubs, give her one of her own.

Although your daughter likely goes to school with boys, and might play Saturday morning sports and share the local playground with them, the realities of her day-to-day life are anything but the same as those of her male peers. In fact, studies show that in coed learning environments, boys receive more praise than girls when they call out in class, making girls less likely to raise their hands. (Read more)


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