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October 23, 2014

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Call for Teen Applications for the  Board of Directors

Are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors with input from members ages 14 and up. Some Board members bring a wealth of Girl Scout knowledge, while others bring special areas of expertise.

The application must be completed by all girls interested in being considered for a position on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts Nation's Capital. Interested girls must currently be in the ninth, tenth or eleventh grade. All written applications will be reviewed by the Council Nominating Committee and will serve as a basis of selection for formal interviews.

For Girl Scout Teens

**In addition to volunteer opportunities, teen-edition
includes many program opportunities offered by outside vendors. The Council has not inspected these programs or vendors, and there are no Council representatives at these events.**

The Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards Program

Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What: Sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the award recognizes outstanding community service by young Americans.  Girl Scouts who have recently earned their Bronze Award, Silver Award, Silver Trefoil Award, or Gold Award would be exceptional candidates.

In each state and Washington, DC, the top middle level and high school applicant will be named State Honorees and will receive an unrestricted award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent to Washington, DC, May 2-5, 2015.  Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion.  Other state-level winners will receive a certificate of excellence.  All state level honorees will be announced in February.

10 State Honorees will be named America's top youth volunteers of the year.  These National Honorees will receive $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for the Council, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice.

When: Now - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

How to apply:  Girl Scouts can apply online at or After applying, go to the "Certification" page to email or print out instructions for Girl Scouts Nation's Capital by 5pm on November 4, 2014.  The Council will then review the applications online and select Local Honorees to be nominated for state-level judging.

Please e-mail certification instructions to Ashlee Warren at or mail them to:

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
Attn: Teen Program Specialist
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite M-2
Washington, DC 20008 

National Institute of Health's Media Smart Program

Who: Seniors and Ambassadors (ages 15-20)

What: NIH is now accepting applications from young adults, ages 15 to 20, for the MSY Teen Leaders Program. With support from an adult volunteer, teen leaders commit to carrying out the full program for a group of younger peers. In return, they receive leadership experience, community service hours, and recognition from the NIH, plus training and $1,000 for program expenses. 

When: Applications are due Friday, October 24, 2014

For more information, visit the NIH website here

Spooky SPY Family Night with the International Spy Museum

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

What: Ditch your Halloween costume and change your whole identity! Has your brother been spying on you?  Is grandma really a secret agent? Does dad really have lethal ninja skills?  Now's your chance to find out as your family of spies gains exclusive after hours access to the Museum.  Test your family's spy skills as you run top secret missions, go deep undercover and transform your appearance with the help of professional make-up artists, challenge yourself in Code Cracker competitions, explore all forms of spy tradecraft, and enjoy SPY snacks.  Come in disguise as your favorite spy!

When: Friday, October 24, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: International Spy Museum
800 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Fees:  $14 per person

Register: International Spy Museum Website

Halloween Night Crawlers Climb

Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What: For 3 spooky nights, The Park fills with shrieks and screams as superheros, villains, and ghouls explore and adventure in our haunted forest! The event includes a 2-hour climb, music, face painting, and more! COME IN COSTUME (Please no capes or dangling pieces that could interfere with climbing. Closed toed shoes are required).

When: Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 5:00pm-10:00pm

Where: The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School
16701 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, Maryland 20860

Fee: $36+tax per climber (all ages)

Register: Call 240-389-4386 or visit and click on Special Events!

This is a high adventure event. Please make sure to go over the safety activity checkpoints as a troop and have all girls submit their Parental Permission Activity Forms.

Frankenstein's Fuzzy Friends Stuffed Animal Sewing Class

Who: Cadettes ( 6th graders only)

What: Learn machine sewing and hand sewing by creating cute Halloween inspired monster creatures!  Use embellishments, bows, buttons, ribbons, yarns, etc. to decorate!  Each girl will make at least 3 stuffed animals along with crafting little beds for their new friends...more if time allows!  Please pack a bag dinner.  Open to girls in 4th-6th grade. Space is limited so grab a spot!

When: Friday, October 24 from 5:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Cupcakes and Lace
14321 Willard Road Suite 500
Chantilly, VA 20151 

Fee: $45 per girl (includes all supplies and snack)

Register:  Online at 

 Camp United Nations for Girls DC 2014

Who: Cadettes and Seniors

What: Camp United Nations for Girls introduces girls ages 8 - 15 to the work of the United Nations. The program begins with a lesson on the history of the United Nations and its purpose. This is followed by an explanation of the structure, leadership and the rules of procedure of the United Nations starting with the General Assembly and subsidiary organs. Participants learn about the specific work undertaken in the United Nations' boards, commissions, committees, councils and panels and working groups. Prior to convening the General Assembly, each participant will be assigned a country and guided through researching her country then writing a position paper. When the General Assembly convenes delegates will give speeches, negotiate with other delegates, caucus and propose resolutions along with amendments before finally voting. All activities will be guided by a camp counselor in small working groups of delegates. Girl Scouts receive their Girl Scouts 2014 Global Action Award upon completion of the program. 

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Where: Carnegie Library
801 K Street
Washington, DC

Fee: Girl Scouts receive a 40% discount! Final price for a Girl Scout is $92. The delegate fee covers all program materials. For additional information please email or call 404-797-8650.

Register: Online at

Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead Celebration 

Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What: Celebrate the Day of the Dead with The Adventure Park! Climb to festive music, find prizes, and make crafts during this exciting day! Tickets MUST be purchased online in advance. Includes a 3 hour climb and dinner from Café Rio!

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm 

Where: The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School
16701 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, Maryland 20860

Fee: $44+tax per climber (all ages)

Dinner provided by Olney's Café Rio!

Register: Call 240-389-4386 or visit and click on Special Events!

This is a high adventure event. Please make sure to go over the  safety activity checkpoints as a troop and have all girls submit their Parental Permission Activity Forms.

Trick or Treating at Carlyle House

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

What: Join us on All Hallows' Eve for good old fashioned 18th century trickery and treats! Bring your little ghosts, goblins, princesses and action heroes to one of Alexandria's most haunted dwellings for a fun evening of FREE trick-or-treating. Our own John Carlyle will be back from the grave to welcome our pint-sized costumed visitors and their parents!

When: Friday, October 31, 2014 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Where: Carlyle House Historic Park
121 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Fee: Free

No registration required.

NCAA Atlantic-10 Women's Volleyball:
George Mason @ George Washington

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

When: Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:00pm

Where: Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St. NW,
Washington, DC 20052

Fee: $4 per girl, $6 per adult

Register: Contact Anjuwon Spence at or (202) 994-0428

Ghosts & Goblins Party with Going Batty Patch

Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What: Scream with frights as our ghoulish friends lead you on a haunted tour through Lincoln Caverns. Play games, make crafts, and explore the haunted trail, followed by a haunted hayride at night! Included is a presentation about cave formation, cave life, and cave conservation. A tour through Whisper Rocks is provided for all to experience the natural beauty of a cave. On Sunday, girls will learn about the amazing world of bats. Learn about how bats are important to nearly every ecosystem and how we can help them. Each troop will build a bat house to put up in their community. Sleeping accommodations are slumber party style in the visitors center. Halloween treats, Saturday supper, evening snack, and Sunday lunch is included.

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

Where: Lincoln Caverns
7703 William Penn Highway
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Fee: $58.50 per girl, $50.50 per adult

Register: Online at or call 814-643-0268.

Project CSGIRLS VA/MD/DC Workshop

Who: Cadettes and Seniors

What: Are you interested in participating in the 2015 Project CSGIRLS Competition for Middle School Girls? Then join us at the Project CSGIRLS VA/MD/DC workshop to learn about a variety of fascinating computer science topics, get feedback on project ideas, and learn from some of the best technical professionals in the DC Metro Area! Some topics we'll cover are: mobile app development, game programming, web design, artificial intelligence, and robotics. You'll also have time to come up with project ideas, collaborate, and get feedback from mentors and instructors. No prior experience is required. Lunch will be provided.

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 11:00am - 2:00pm 

Where: George Mason University
Volgenau School of Engineering, RM 1505 

Fee: Free


To register please go to

Rockwall & Zipline Party with Potomac River Campout

Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What: Join us for a day of adventure complete with rockwall climbing, 2 rides on the longest single zipline in the Harpers Ferry area and lunch! End this day in style with riverside camping on the Potomac River in Brunswick, MD.

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Where: River & Trail Outfitters & Brunswick Family Campground
604 Valley Rd
Knoxville, MD 21758

Fee: $45.75 per person (girl, adult, and tagalongs)
Add-on: $2.75 a patch

Register: Call 301-834-9950

This is a high adventure event. Please make sure to go over the safety activity checkpoints as a troop and have all girls submit their  Parental Permission Activity Forms.

Georgetown Football Girl Scout Day
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
What: All Girl Scouts receive FREE admission when they wear their uniform. All Girl Scouts will receive a Georgetown Scout Patch & are invited to stand on the field for the National Anthem. 

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 12:00pm

Where: Multi-Sport Field
37th and O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Fees: Girl Scouts are FREE if they wear their uniform, Adult $10, Tagalong $5

Daisy's Costume Birthday Party with Madame Tussauds Washington DC


Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

What:Madame Tussauds is hosting a costume birthday party for Daisy's 154th! Rock your Halloween costume one last time and enjoy the festivities. Party will include a tour and making a wax hand plus a goody bag, cake pops, and other birthday games. Be sure to brush up on your Daisy trivia! 

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 11am-2pm

Where: Madame Tussauds Washington, DC 
1001 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20004 

Fee: $30 per girl, adult, or tagalong

Register: Call 202-942-7310 

Tavern Overnight: MEdia


Who: Cadettes

What: Media is an unavoidable part of life, but are you controlling it or is it controlling you?  Girls will use the collection of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum to examine types of media, persuasion techniques, and stereotypes in media over the past 200 years.  Then, using their new media savvy, they'll take action and create a Public Service Announcement to get the real message out about a topic that's important to them. By the end of the overnight, girls will have completed all of the steps for the It's Your Story-Tell It: MEdia leadership journey for Cadette Girl Scouts except the Take Action Project which girls will do individually. 

When: November 7, November 21, February 6, February 27, March 20, April 10, April 24, May 1, May 29; all from 7:00pm Friday night to 8:30am Saturday morning

Where: Gadsby's Tavern Museum and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
134 N. Royal Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Fee: $35 per girl, $35 per adult

Other: $3 per activity patch, $10 for souvenir t-shirts, $11 for patch and t-shirt combo (pre-order only)

Register: Purchase tickets online at No refunds for tickets purchased.  Please include troop number in reservation.  Individual girls can come with an accompanying adult.  All troops must have at least two adults per Girl Scout regulations.   

NCAA Atlantic-10 Women's Volleyball: 
Virginia Commonwealth University @ George Washington 

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

When: Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:00pm

Where: Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Fee: $4 per girl, $6 per adult

Register: Contact Anjuwon Spence at or (202) 994-0428

Astronomy Festival 

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

What: Learn about the night sky through multiple hands-on activities including stories around the campfire, a guided constellation tour, moon phase experiments, and more! Completes requirements for Cadette Night Owl and Seniors Sky badges.

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 6-8pm

Where: Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066 

Fees: Girl $7.50, Adult $4.00, Tagalong $7.50

Add-on: Riverbend patches available for $3.15/each. Snack bar and gift store available throughout the night.

Register: Email or call 703-759-9018

NCAA Atlantic-10 Women's Volleyball - Davidson @ George Washington University


Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

What: All Girl Scouts in attendance are eligible to receive a GW participation patch! All Girl Scouts in attendance are eligible to attend a GW team autograph session! 

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:00pm

Where: Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St. NW 
Washington, DC 20052

Fee: $4 per girl (discounted price of $3 per person if you come with a party of 10+), $6 per adult.

Register: Email or call (202)994-0428

Shake, Bake, and Decorate 


Who: Cadettes

What: Please join us on November 9th for a fun dance party. Come learn a dance, bake, and take the cupcake of your choice, finish with a personalized decoration or two. Each participant will also leave with a participation patch at the end of the event. If adult is not participating, there is no fee. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: Anderson Dance Studio 
8452-B Ardwick Ardmore Road
Landover, Maryland 20785

Fee: Girl $20 (includes patch), Adult $10 (if adult is participating), Tagalong $20

Register: Contact Monica Howell at or call 1-800-274-4313 x 104. 

Directions Matter & Geology Rocks Patch Combo 

Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What: Find a treasure trove of knowledge in this exciting patch combo at Lincoln Caverns! Directions Matter will teach girls a variety of orienteering skills. Topics include mapping, letterboxing, and geocaching. Each girl will make a letterboxing stamp and get to participate in a scout specific geocaching hunt. During the unique Geology Rocks Patch program, girls learn about the many exciting career opportunities in the geosciences. Each girl starts their own rock collection by learning to identify rocks and their properties through various hands on rock tests. Girls will gain a better appreciation of our tiny insectivorous friends. Each troop builds a bat house to put up in their community. Lodging is slumber-party style in the educational wing of the visitor's center. Evening snacks and lunch-time meals are included. 

When: Friday, November 14 - Sunday, November 16, 2014

Where: Lincoln Caverns
7703 William Penn Highway
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Fee: Geology Rocks Only $43.50 per girl, $35.50 per adult

Directions Matter Only $41.50 per girl, $33.50 per adult 

Combo of Both Progarms $78.50 per girl $62.50 per adult  

Register: Online at or call 814-643-0268 for more information.

Virginia Summit

Who: Cadettes,Seniors, and Ambassadors

What: The Virginia Girls' Summit is the first organically created summit designed by girls for girls. The summit will also provide breakout sessions for parents hosted by Amy Fortney Parks who brings over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families as both an educator and psychologist. Check out her site

Special guests: Matthew Schuler (The Voice) and Misty Copeland (American Ballet Theatre).

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Where: The Johnson Center at George Mason's Fairfax Campus

Fee: $30 per girl includes lunch and teeshirt, $30 per adult includes lunch 

Register: Online at 

Girl Scout and Boy Scout Day at EIA for Energy Action Month


Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What:  The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is again holding its Girl Scout patch day. This year's event will take place on November 15, 2014, from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 pm. at the U.S. Department of Energy Headquarters' cafeteria. This exciting day gives girls the opportunity to participate in hands-on energy activities and work with EIA professionals.This year, EIA is offering an energy patch and a nuclear science patch. 

Activities targeted for this event may help girls work towards the following Journeys:

Cadettes Breathe Journey- Pages 35, 91-99

Seniors Sow What Journey- Page 78

Ambassadors Justice Journey- Pages 36, 40-41, 47

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9:30am - 1:00pm

Where: U.S. Department of Energy Headquarters (Forrestal Building) Cafeteria
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585

Fee: Free

Registration: Registration opens October 6, 2014.  Register online at . Contact Elizabeth Powell at or Tom Doggett at for more information. 

What do you want to do when you grow up?

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What: Come spend some time with five "Professional Women in Building" (PWB), a council of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA). Join us for a few hours on a walk-about around downtown Bethesda on the hunt for hidden art, tucked-away spaces, and special buildings. In the process, we will discuss how these things come to be.

When: Saturday, November 15, 2015 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Where: BCC Regional Service Center in Bethesda, MD

Fee: $9.50 per girl

Register: Online here.

Astronomy Girl Scout Day 


Who: Seniors

What: Explore the museum with Achievement Guides designed just for you and work towards the requirement for the Sky Badge. During this one-day workshop, you will build a constellation viewer and learn about light pollution in the Astronomy Workshop, learn about the planet and stars you can see in your backyard during a live-narrated Planetarium show and meet Mimi Fuches, Science Interpreter at The Franklin Institute. Mimi holds a BA in Astrophysics from Haverford College and has research experience with both Haverford College and Boston University. 

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 

Where: The Franklin Institute 
222 North 20th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fee: $17 per Girl and Tagalong, $11.50 per Adult

Register: Call 215-448-1200 (option 5). Online at

Girl Scout Lock-In Venture

Who: Cadettes

What: Play on our Terrapin Explorer course with high ropes, zip lines, rock wall, stargazing, and smores. Pizza dinner and breakfast after overnight inside Savage Mill. 

When: Friday, November 21 - Saturday, November 22

Where: Terrapin Adventures
8600 Foundry Street
Savage, MD 20763

Fee: $65 per girl, $40 per adult 

Fee includes pizza dinner, breakfast, and patches.

Register: Book  online or call 301-725-1313

This is a high adventure event. Please make sure to go over the  safety activity checkpoints as a troop and have all girls submit their  Parental Permission Activity Forms.

Singing Saturday

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

What: Singing Saturday will be at Camp Winona on November 22, 2014 at Cafritz Lodge.  We will sing from 2pm to 4pm. Troops should arrive by 1:45pm. Join the Singalong Service for lots of action songs, rounds and singing games. Dress for the weather, the program will go on rain or shine. Please plan snacks for before or after the event. Bring your singing voices and songbooks, and a voice recorder will let you bring some songs home.

When: Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: Camp Winona, Cafritz Lodge in Hughesville, MD

Fee: Free

Register: Online at

Nutcracker Ballet-Experience the Magic with Classical Ballet Theatre


Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

What: Experience the magic of The Nutcracker!  This holiday classic includes stunning costumes and beautiful choreography, and it highlights some of the best pre-professional, classical ballet talent in our area.

When:  Matinee and Evening Performances, Saturday, November 29

Matinee Performance, Sunday, November 30

Where: Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater
Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

Fee: Girl Scouts, their leaders, and other chaperone/family/friends attending with a troop receive a special discount!  Please see the registration information below. 

Register: Please contact Renee Maxwell at (703) 742-9395 for the password to use when reserving seats on-line at and to schedule free Girl Scout programming, including a special backstage tour!

The Nutcracker by The Fairfax Ballet 

Who: Girl Scouts of all ages

What: The Fairfax Ballet is hosting a Girl Scouts Dance Program Event at their upcoming "Nutcracker" performances during Thanksgiving weekend. During the three performances, Girl Scouts Nation's Capital troops can learn more about the story of The Nutcracker Ballet, receive a "The Fairfax Ballet - The Nutcracker participation Patch," and gain credit towards their Dance Performance Badge. Each Girl Scout will also enjoy light refreshments during intermission, and post performance photos with some of the cast members! 

When: Saturday, November 29 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Sunday, November 30 at 2:00pm 

Where: W.T. Woodson High School-Joan Bedinger Auditorium 
9525 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031

Fee: Group rate for 10 or more. Center Orchestra $23. Side Orchestra $20. Each Girl Scout will receive the Fairfax Ballet "The Nutcracker" participation patch and year bar. Snack during intermission and a group photo after the performance will be provided.

Register: To order discounted tickets for 10 or more, or for more information about this program, contact Penny at or call 703-439-9755. You may also find information about "The Nutcracker" at

Girl Scout Day at The Nutcracker with The Washington Ballet


Girl Scouts of all ages

What: The Washington Ballet invites you to a very special performance of Septime Webre's The Nutcracker exclusively for Girl Scouts Nation's Capital. 

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his highly-acclaimed production, Septime Webre is planning some special surprises for his celebrated all-American Nutcracker. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Replete with swirling snowflakes, cherry blossoms and historical characters, including George Washington as the heroic nutcracker, TWB's The Nutcracker has become a tradition for generations of family and friends to celebrate the holidays.

Friends and family are welcome! Girl Scouts should wear their uniform to the event. Don't miss this beloved DC tradition!

When: Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 5:30pm

Where: The Warner Theatre
513 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Fee: $35 per person (girl, adult, tagalong)

Register: Online at orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Casting, program and schedule are subject to change without notice. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets and subject to availability. All sales are final.

Contact: Please contact The Washington Ballet Patron Services at 202.362.3606 X605 Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:30pm if you have any questions about the Girl Scout performance or if you have accessible seating needs.

Boo Law Girl Scout Scholarship at Montgomery College


Who: Girl Scouts/Former Girl Scouts attending Montgomery College

What: Dedicated Girl Scout volunteer Boo Law established the Boo Law Girl Scout Scholarship at Montgomery College.   

The scholarship is available to a Girl Scout or former Girl Scout who is a US citizen, has been an active Girl Scout for at least 5 years, demonstrates financial need, in academic good standing, and currently lives in Montgomery County or was a resident of the county during the time she was a Girl Scout.

When: The spring deadline is January 26, 2014

Where: Montgomery College in Rockville, MD

How: Click here for more information.   

For questions,please email: or call (240) 567-4021

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Germantown, Maryland 20874
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SATURDAY 11/1: Alexandria 11:00-1:00
FRIDAY 11/7: Hollywood 11:00-1:00
SATURDAY 11/8: Lorton 11:00-1:00

For a complete list of stop locations, addresses and dates:

The deadline for applications is December 15.  Applications can be found on our website here.

For more information, please contact Janet Burnette.

Volunteer at the Journey Leadership Weekend

Who: Ambassadors and Adult Volunteers

What: Volunteer at the Get Moving! Journey Leadership Weekend. We need mentors to help Junior Girl Scouts embark on their Journey!  All meals are provided. Service hours for Ambassadors can count toward the Silver Trefoil Award or Volunteer-in-Training Award.

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Where: Camp Winona
Hughesville, MD 

Register: Contact Sara Tyler.

Cookie Program Aide

Who: Cadettes

What: Girls will participate in the Program Aide leadership training course, one of the three requirements for earning the Cadette Program Aide Award. This course will specialize in the Cookie Program. Lunch and a Cookie College Patch are provided.

After registering for Cookie Program Aide, you have the option of applying to volunteer at Cookie College on December 6, 2014. Girls who complete the Cookie Program Aide Leadership Training will receive priority consideration in becoming a mentor for Cookie College.  Apply here.

When: Saturday, November 15 from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Where:  Howard University School of Business

2600 Sixth Street NW
Washington, DC 20059

Fee: $10

Register: Online here.

Volunteers Needed for Cookie Program Aide

Who: Adults

What: Volunteers are needed to facilitate classes at this year's Cookie Program Aide leadership training.  A Program Aide is a Girl Scout who uses leadership skills to share her interests and experiences with younger girls in a troop, group, or camp setting. After attending Cookie Program Aide, Cadette Girl Scouts are able to help during Cookie College. 

There are 5 classes that we need adult volunteers to facilitate. You would only be responsible for one class and you would teach that class the whole day as the groups rotate through. There will be approximately 20 girls in each group. There will be another instructor in the room with you to lend moral support and be an extra set of hnds should you need it.

The 5 classes are: Understanding the Girl Scout Leadership Experience; Group Dynamics; Girl Development; High Quality Experiences;  and Safety. The curriculum for each class can be found here -

Training will be provided in person or via phone. We will work with your schedule! We expect to begin training volunteers the beginning of November. 

When: Saturday, November 15 from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Howard University School of Business

2600 Sixth Street NW
Washington, DC 20059

Register: Contact Ashlee Warren.

2015 Destinations Program

Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What: Destinations are trips designed for individual Girl Scouts from across the nation and globe.  Do you dream of riding horseback through the Grand Canyon, theatrical opportunities at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, exploring Bavarian charm in Germany, or volunteering with Pandas in China?  Then check out the 2015 trip opportunities found here.

Program grants are available for any Girl Scout with financial need. You can apply for the grant after being accepted into a Destinations trip by completing the Teen Programs Grant Form.

When: Submit applications to Girl Scouts Nation's Capital by Monday, November 17 at 5pm.  Applications must be submitted in hard copy to:

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
Attn: Destinations
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite M-2
Washington, DC 20008

For more information on applying, please visit our website.

Silver Award Online Approval Tool

The updated Silver Award Online Approval Tool is now available on our website to assist Troop Leaders in approving their Girl Scouts' Silver Award Projects and ensuring that the projects meet Girl Scouts of the USA's Silver Award Guidelines.  For more information on how to use the tool, check out the Silver Award Online Approval Tool Questions Guide.

If the project meets Girl Scouts of the USA's Silver Award Guidelines, an approval confirmation will be generated.  Have the Girl Scout print the approval, as she will need to submit the approval with her Silver Award Final Report to a Council Shop in order to purchase the Silver Award Pin.  This will be a requirement beginning March 17, 2015.

Donor Thank-a-thon Volunteers Needed

Who: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

What: We're looking for Girl Scouts to help the Girl Scout Council in saying thank you to our donors for their generous support this year. Come to the Council office in Washington, DC to join other Girl Scouts and staff in making thank you phone calls to donors and let them know how their gift is making a difference for girls. You will also earn Council service hours for your hard work and be provided with dinner.

When: Thursday, November 6 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Where: Girl Scout Nation's Capital office at:
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite M-2
Washington, DC 20008

Register: RSVP by Friday, October 31 to Jackie at

Maker Fair 2015


What is a "maker?" A person who makes something! What do they make? Anything and everything. Join us this April for our first Maker Fair. To help get your creative juices flowing we have provided an activity/challenge for your troop to try out. Each week we will feature a different activity to help your girls become makers. Visit our webpage for more information on how your troop can participate in our first Maker Fair.

This activity focuses on the T in STEAM - Technology.

On your mark, get set, make! 

Try making a Magic Cat Projectorbrought to you by MAKE Magazine. Making a Magic Cat Projector shows how to incorporate technology into a paper craft to make it come alive.

We would love to see how your troop did, so please send in pictures of how they completed the Cauldron Bubbles.

Want to connect this activity to a badge or Journey? Making a Magic Cat Projector can help Cadettes earn the MEdia Journey. *

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
Capital One Financial Fitness Challenge

The Council's Capital One Financial Fitness Challenge will empower Girl Scouts at all levels to build their money management and business skills through a variety of pathways, including our national badge programs and of course, the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the largest girl-led business in the world. 

Did your girls receive the a FFC patch last year? Each time they earn a Financial Literacy Badge they can receive a new patch. Each year has a different design! 

How can you join the Financial Fitness Challenge? It's easy! 

1. Earn at least one of the Financial Literacy Badges or Cookie Business Badges from the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting at your level, and you will gain the skills and knowledge to take control of your finances. 

2. Let us know which badge you earned between October 2014 and July 2015, and we will send you a FREE patch! Fill out this survey

To win a special rocker for your Service Unit, please submit a story or photo of how your troop completed the Financial Fitness Challenge. Photos can be submitted to

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