Encuentro conference will be held in February. See below for details.
Our membership is enriched by the diversity of our region. Girl Scouts is committed to bringing our leadership program to all girls, from every zip code--regardless of their economic status--to have the opportunity to explore the fun and adventure of Girl Scouts.
|Community-based Day Camps||DC Public Schools||Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de Las Girl Scouts||Keys to Leadership|
|Step Showcase||Your Turn to Lead||Young Leaders||Catholic Church|
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. To learn more about our community-based camps email our membership deprartment.
With support from the District of Columbia Schools, 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. Interested in forming a troop in the District of Columbia contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scouts is dedicated to improving opportunities for Latinas. Encuentro de Chicas Latinas is a leadership conference for Latina girls, not currently in Girl Scouts, in grades 6-12. Two regional conferences will be held to inspire girls to become more active in their schools and communities. Hands on workshops will help girls identify issues impacting their communities and work as a team to develop solutions. Visit our Spanish webpages too learn more about Girl Scouts.
Read about Encuentro in the Herald News.
ENCUENTRO – Maryland
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM -1:00 PM
Venue: Church of the Nazarene , 141 N Edgewood Dr., Hagerstown, MD
Local Contact: Jane Barvir jbarvir@GSCNC.ORG
ENCUENTRO – Prince William, Manassas, Loudoun
Date: Saturday February 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Venue: Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd, Manassas, VA.
Local Contact: Christine Munyasia cmunyasia@GSCNC.ORG
ENCUENTRO – Maryland
Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Venue: The Four Corners Campus of Silver Spring United Methodist Church
33 University Blvd. E Silver Spring, MD 20901
Local Contact: Tonia Lafond email@example.com
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. To see photos from this years conference visit our Facebook page.
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. See photos from past Step Showcase on our Facebook page.
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.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about community outreach at Girl Scouts.