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Girl Scouts Step Showcase at Trinity Washington University

For Immediate Release

February 17, 2010

Contact:  Nancy Wood, 202-274-3304, nwood@gscnc.org
Sarah Parillo, 202-237-1670, sparillo@gscnc.org 

Girl Scouts Step Showcase at Trinity Washington University

Announce New African-Americans in Congress Patch Program

WASHINGTON - In recognition of Black History Month, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital is proud to host the fourth annual DC Step Showcase at the Trinity Washington University, Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports in Washington, DC on Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 a.m.

Over 200 Girl Scout troops will attend and 18 Girl Scout troops from across the Greater Washington Region will perform to an audience of 2,000 family and friends at this free community event. The program includes an activity fair for children at 11:00 a.m., with the step performances beginning at noon.

Stepping is an African-American tradition that traces its origin to Africa. Today, the percussive rhythm and step movement is performed by college fraternities and sororities at local and national competitions across the U.S. According to Broadine Brown, First Vice President of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, "Stepping has become a part of our Girl Scout tradition in the Greater Washington Region. It not only promotes pride, teamwork and leadership; but it also encourages physical fitness."

At the event, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital will also announce a new patch program in collaboration with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, AVOICE and Dell Computers. The African -Americans in Congress Patch will educate Girl Scouts, through research and activities about the determination and accomplishments of black leaders in the face of extreme adversity and oppression. Teen Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to learn about African-American history while earning our newest patch.

Where:           
Trinity Washington University
The Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports

125 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

When:            
Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - noon Activity fair
Noon - 3:00 p.m. Step Showcase 

   
   

About Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital

Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital (GSCNC) is a non-profit organization with over 90,000 members, including 63,000 girls in 4,900 troops throughout the District of Columbia, eight counties in Maryland, ten counties in Virginia and seven counties in West Virginia. With the help of more than 27,000 dedicated volunteers, the generosity of corporations and foundations, and our popular Girl Scout cookie program, GSCNC helps girls from kindergarten to 12th grade become leaders through a wide range of fun and educational activities. GSCNC is headquartered in Washington DC, with offices in Frederick and Waldorf, Maryland; Lorton, Leesburg and Manassas, Virginia; and Martinsburg, West Virginia.  To get involved, visit our website at http://www.gscnc.org/.

 

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