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Council Activities

Girl Scout troops and their families and friends will enjoy Girl Scout Days. It is a great ways to explore and enjoy activities with sister Girl Scouts from around the Council. Community Program Partners from around the region also schedule special events just for Girl Scouts. 

Check out some of the Girl Scout Days and special programs offered by the Council. Dates will be listed in Events and promoted to Girl Scout families through Rallyhood. See below to find out more about:

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Air and Space Day
 

Come and explore exciting science activities during Girl Scout Day at the National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center! Join us for a family day that celebrates the accomplishments of women in aviation and space exploration. From the days of the earliest pilots to today's space program women, have been making significant contributions. During this event, visitors will have the opportunity to meet female role models and learn about the women who inspired them.

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Congressional Aide
 

Girl Scout Ambassadors can combine service and citizenship by applying to participate in our Congressional Aide program. Girl Scouts are placed for one week in congressional offices, including Senators and Representatives, during the summer in a 40-hour internship. They learn first-hand about our nation's political process and help members of Congress and their staff with daily assignments behind the scenes.  You can earn federal hours to apply towards your Silver Trefoil. Congressional Aide is an opportunity exclusively for Girl Scout Ambassadors in Girl Scouts Nation's Capital. If your office is interested in hosting a Girl Scout Congressional Aide, please click here.

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Cookie College

At Cookie College, girls earn their diplomas in everything cookies! They learn about the business of selling, the history of Girl Scout cookies, and much more! Cookie College positions girls for success. This popular program fills quickly, so service units can host their own Cookie College event to help Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors increase their selling smarts. Service Units who are interested in hosting a Cookie College event can request Cookie College to Go Kits which will be customized to fit the number of attendees in each level and include event patches, handouts, coloring supplies, leader guides and other supplies necessary to complete the activities. There is a small fee for Cookie College to Go Kits.

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DC Step Showcase
 

Each year Girl Scout troops come together to compete in our DC Step Showcase. Troops showcase their talents, while building team skills and confidence. Stepping is deeply rooted in African-American culture, and fetures synchronized dance routines. It was inspired by sororities and fraternities using steps, clapping, chants and song. Today, this American tradition is celebrated by all.
 


 

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Maker Day
 

Girl Scouts like making things they’re excited about—whether it’s a craft, a piece of furniture, a robot, or a computer program. Makers like to tinker, take things apart, and try and put them back together again in new ways. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. It doesn’t matter! Makers like to solve problems, and they like to make the world better. Sounds like Girl Scouts!

Making encourages creation and invention. It can be woven into any subject at any skill level and can help girls uncover their hidden STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math plus Art). 

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Girl Scout Day at the Newseum
 

Girl Scouts Day at the Newseum offers an exciting look at the role journalism plays in society. Girl Scouts navigate the museum's displays and interactive exhibits, which chronicle hundreds of years of news history and the power of the freedom of speech.

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Community Program Partners

 

Local community program partners offer Girl Scouts activities to enhance their experiences. From skiing to tea parties, there are many exciting opportunities for girls to do throughout this region.

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Premier Program Partners have undergone additional training to ensure their activities tie into the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Check the events calendar for  more programs and details.

In the fall and winter, check-out our Yellow Pages to find Council programs and partner activities to enhance your Girl Scout experience.

For more information on Council programs, contact the Program department at programaa@gscnc.org