Community-based day camps
Our membership is enriched by the diversity of our region. Girl Scouts is committed to bringing our leadership program to all girls, and we work with community partners to ensure that girls from every zip code--regardless of their economic status-- have the opportunity to explore the fun and adventure of Girl Scouts. Our community outreach programs reach girls from at-risk and isolated communities.
Community-based day camps
Girl Scout community-based camps are offered throughout the region during school spring and summer breaks. These camps provide girls, who are not Girl Scouts, with a safe and fun place to learn about our Girl Scout traditions and programs, while playing games, making crafts and singing songs. Learn more about our community-based camps here.
DC Public Schools
With support from the District of Columbia School Chancellor, Kaya Henderson, Girl Scout troops are expanding in some of the lowest performing schools in the District of Columbia. The Girl Scout model engages teachers, parents and the community to provide girls with a safe space to explore their interests and grow in confidence.
Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de Las Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is celebrating ten years of presenting Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de Las Girl Scouts!
Girl Scouts is dedicated to improving opportunities for Latinas. Encuentro is an annual conference conducted in the spring at an area college to empower girls in grades 6-12, to recognize their abilities and become active leaders in their schools and communities.
Keys to Leadership
Keys to Leadership is a day-long conference on inclusion for Middle and high school girls of ALL abilities and volunteers. Dynamic community leaders conduct workshops and engaging, fun-filled activities to empower girls to become change agents.
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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 the African-American culture. Inspired by sororities and fraternities, stepping is a synchronized dance routine using steps, clapping, chants and song. Today, this American tradition is celebrated by all.
Your Turn to Lead
Middle and high school girls are invited to attend a youth leadership conference at Howard University. At Your Turn to Lead, teen girls will recognize their own abilities and become active in their schools and in their communities. Participants select workshops on self-esteem, public speaking, career exploration, conflict resolution and self-advocacy led by professionals.
Our Young Leaders program is an opportunity for college students and young professionals to volunteer to support Girl Scout troops. Some lead six week troops at area schools while others support traditional troops in the region.
Girl Scouts and the Catholic Church share much in common. We strive to empower girls and encourage their growth and development as responsible members of society. Girl Scouts are encouraged to explore their faith through the My Promise, My Faith program, and earn their faith organization's emblems and recognitions.
Girl Scouts and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (LMFLY) have developed guidance for local Catholic dioceses when offering Girl Scouting to their communities. We are pleased that the guidance reaffirms the value of Girl Scouting in Catholic communities. Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is working with the Archdiocese of Washington on Girl Scouting resource, and we are pleased to inform you that the Archdiocese of Arlington has created a memorandum of understanding for local parishes to use when establishing Girl Scout troops in their schools and churches. Contact your local Girl Scout office for more details.
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