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.
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 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
Middle and high school girls of ALL abilities and volunteers are invited to a day-long conference on inclusion. Dynamic community leaders conduct workshops and engaging, fun-filled activities to empower girls to become change agents.
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.
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