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Girl Scouts at Hersheypark


Save up to 35% on Hersheypark Tickets

Exclusive discount for Girl Scout Nation's Capital families


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Just imagine enjoying all the fun and excitement at Hersheypark, while realizing that a portion of your special Girl Scout discount ticket supports the future of Girl Scouting in our region. That's because Hersheypark, a favorite destination for many Girl Scout troops and families, will donate a portion of ticket sales to the Girl Scouts' SHARE annual giving campaign. To get your Girl Scout discount tickets and support SHARE you must use the exclusive to Girl Scout friends and family Hershey Park website and promo code.wednesday

The deepest discounts are available if you purchase your tickets before July 7th. Tickets can be used between May 9-September 28, 2014. Thank you for supporting SHARE and enjoy Hersheypark!

Explore and Search for The Pollinators: Butterflies, Bee and Birds, Beetles, Bats and Bugs with The Nature Generation


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: June 7 2pm-4pm

Where: Chapman DeMary Trail

205 East Hirst Rd.

Purcellville, VA 20132

Participants will hike the Chapman DeMary Trail as part of a scavenger hunt to learn about pollinators, celebrate the opening of the new Pollinator Plot at the trail, and plan additional plants in this special habitat.  Seeks and plans will also be given to those who come to the event.

Fee: Free and open to the public

Register:  No registration is required, but if you are bringing a large group, please contact Amie Ware at or 540-668-7738


Classics for Kitz! Series: Ballet to Go!  With Classical Ballet Theatre


Who: Girl Scout Daisies - Juniors


Ages 3-4:  Saturdays, 6/21-8/9, 9-10:00 am
Ages 5-6:  Saturdays, 6/21-8/9, 10-11:00 am 
Ages 7-9:  Saturdays, 6/21-8/9, 11 am-12:15 pm

Where: Classical Ballet Theatre

320 Victory Drive

Herndon, VA 20170

Boys and girls will delight in each magical Ballet to Go!™ lesson, which allows them to explore a new story ballet classic each week.  In addition to enjoying a 40/45-minute ballet lesson, children will read, create, and explore fairy tale ballets including Peter and the Wolf, Coppelia, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and The Nutcracker.  Each lesson will have age appropriate activities that include props, costumes, pantomime, and body language to describe characters and emotions plus a fun "Ballet in a Bag" or Ballet to Go™ activity package, that highlights the story of the week!   

Register:  For registration information, telephone (703) 471-0750 and visit

Website:  Classical Ballet Theatre is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing educational and outreach opportunities throughout Northern Virginia and is specifically committed to providing experiences that increase the understanding and enjoyment of the art of dance.  For more information, please visit

Girl Scout Night at the Washington Nationals


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: Saturday June 21, 2014 7:05 pm; Saturday July 19, 2014 7:05pm; and Saturday September 27, 2014 1:05pm

Where: Nationals Stadium

1500 S Capitol St SE

Washington, DC 20003

Girl Scouts are invited to participate in this special and growing tradition with the Washington Nationals.  Pre-registered Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will receive special discounts on reserved seating and a unique commemorative patch at each of the 4 Boy Scout and Girl Scout games. Collect all four! The largest* Scout group attending each Boy Scout and Girl Scout Game will be selected to participate in special on-field pregame activities.

*Group Tickets must be purchased in a single order and may include Scouts, leaders, family & friends. Participants will be selected from orders received 10 days prior to game date and notified at that time. Pregame opportunities may vary. 

Fee: Tickets range from $8-$13

For information and tickets:  Please contact Nick Doenges at 202.640.7648 or

Ticket Order Form: 2014_Boy_Scouts_Girl_Scouts_Order_Form.pdf 


20% off Summer Sewing classes for all Girl Scouts at CraftyStitches


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

Where: CraftStitches Sewing Studio

1604 Village Market Blvd SE

Leesburg, VA 20175

Get 20% off of summer sewing classes at CraftyStitches Sewing Studio in Leesburg.  Afternoon and morning sessions available.  Reserve a spot today in one of our American Girl Doll, High Fashion, Home Décor, or Quilting classes. 

Register: Call 571-291-5070 to reserve


Girl Scout Night in the Park at The Adventure Park


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: Thursday, June 5th from 4PM - 9PM

Where: The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School

             16701 Norwood Rd.

              Sandy Spring, MD 20860

              (240) 389 4386

Calling all Girl Scouts! Thursday, June 5th is Girl Scout and Boy Scout Night in The Park! 

Meet us in The Aerial Forest Park for a night of swingin' in The Trees. Zip around while listening to the sounds of DJ Teej! This event is guaranteed to be a night your Troop or Pack won't forget!  Tickets are for a 2 hour climb and are a reduced rate of $29 per climber!

Fee: $29 per climber

Register: Book Online at Click on 'Book Online', and then 'Special Events'!


Washington Mystics Girl Scout Day "Inspiring Girls Night"


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: June 1st, 2014 4pm 

Where: Verizon Center

601 F St. NW

Washington, DC 20004

Washington Mystics vs. L.A. Sparks   

Join the Mystics for the 2014 "Inspiring Girls Night," where Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to work a variety of game-day positions at a Mystics home game.  Work alongside Mystics staff and get a behind the scenes look at how a professional sporting event is run and learn about working in the sports industry.  Presented by GEICO.  Visit this link prior to registering to find out more information about shadowing opportunities.   

Fee: Tickets start at $15 and includes a patch to commemorate the night. 

Contact: You may contact Julie Molloy at 202.266.2261 or email   


See Pinkalicious at the Adventure Theatre MTC


Who: Girl Scout Daisies-Juniors

When: Shows are June 20-August 31

Where: Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd

Glen Echo, MD 20812

Based on the book "Pinkalicious" by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann.  Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann. Music by John Gregor. Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann, & Victoria Kann. Directed by Carl Menninger. Starring Carolyn Agan. Recommended for All Ages.

Orphaned in the jungle as an infant and adopted by a wolf pack, young Mowgli, the man-cub is taught the Laws of the Jungle by Baloo, the bear and Bagheera, the panther.  As Mowgli discovers himself and his place as a human, the jungle's greatest menance, Shere Khan, the Bengal Tiger prepares to finish the kill he abandoned years ago.

Fee:  Girl $14-17 Adult $14-17 Tagalong $14-17

Register: Call 301-634-2271.  Please indicate intention to purchase the Adventure Theatre MTC patch.


Ballet Arts Academy's "FIREBIRD"


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: June 6, 2014 a 6:30pm special for Girl Scouts and June 7, 2014 at 7pm for general public

Where: Westlake High School Theater

3300 Middletown Rd, Waldorf, MD 20603

The "Firebird" ballet is the story of a beautiful little bird that has tremendous power to help others. Each year Firebird eats the golden apple from the enchanted forest and leaves a feather for the fairies, promising to protect them.  The apple is guarded by the White Queen and her fairies; however, there is also the Black  Raven Queen and her dark fairies who want the golden apple for themselves.  The Black Queen tries to enslave the White Queen and her fairies by freezing them with her magic staff and just when she thinks she has won the battle, the White Queen reveals the feather of the Firebird. Firebird melts the Black Queen's spell and sends her away from the forest.  In the end the entire forest of fairies celebrates the victory of the Firebird.

Firebird appears with the rising sun keeping watch over the enchanted forest and unites all the fairies and others that dwell in her realm. 

Fee: June 6th Girl Scout Night- Girl $15 Adult $15

June 7th General Public- Girl $25 Adult $25

Register: Call 301-932-4002 for tickets


Girl Scout Raftoree with Whitewater Challengers

Who: Girl Scout Brownies-Ambassadors

When: May 17th-18th, 2014

Where: 288 North Stage Coach Rd. Weatherly, PA 18255

Come out and experience "Girl Scout Raftoree" at Whitewater Challengers. Camp Saturday night and enjoy nighttime activities such as self defense class, nature shows, Dj Dance, and movies! Once you've been well rested, the next day you will enjoy whitetwater rafting down the Lehigh River, which will include a free river lunch. At the end of the day you will receive a free patch, certificate of achievement, and free t-shirt.

Fee: Girls: $45 Adults $45

Includes free river lunch, patch, certificate, and free t-shirt.

Optional Add-ons:
Breakfast $5.95
Dinner $9.95
Additional Night Camping $4.95

Tent Rental $25

Please be sure to fill out a B240 form for any Girl Scout Overnights

Register: Call 800-443-8554 and ask for GSCNC special


Flyer: GirlScoutDay2014.pdf 

ETAP (Encore Theatrical Arts Project) presents "The World at Your Feet"


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


SATURDAY June 14 8.00pm

SUNDAY June 15 3.00pm

SUNDAY June 15 6.00pm 

Dreaming of borders well beyond her bedroom, a young girl latches onto a magical opportunity that catapults her all over the world!  This Broadway-style song and dance musical is appropriate for audiences of all ages.  The World at Your Feet celebrate the global stage through dynamic dance, song, elaborate sets and colorful costumes that come together in an adventure bound to entertain!

Visit ETAP's website to check out their Special Girl Scout Program!  The Girl Scout program includes discounted tickets, a backstage tour, meet the cast, and more!

Cost: Tickets $18

Register: Tickets ON SALE NOW at or 703-222-5511



Mozart's Magnificent Voyage at the Kennedy Center


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: Sunday June 1st at 1pm

Where: The Kennedy Center

2700 F St NW,

Washington, DC 20566

Mozart's young son Karl longs to leave boarding school and spend more time with his famous father. When he stumbles upon a magic traveling trunk, his wish comes unexpectedly true as he's swept back in time to Mozart's childhood! Age 5+

Fee: Girl Scout Groups larger than 20 girls will receive a rate $12 per girl, for smaller Girl Scout troops please call the number below for pricing (A 5% handling fee will be added to Group orders).  

Girl Scout patches can be purchased for $2.  The patches will be mailed with the tickets for no additional cost for shipping.  The patches will only be available to troops who book through Group Sales.

Register: All troops must register through the 202-416-8400 to receive the discounted tickets


Financial Fitness Challenge  

Badge of the Week!  

Daisy - Talk it Up: When you take part in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, you are helping with the largest business run by girls in the whole world. When you earn your Talk It Up leaf, you learn to inspire your customers. Now use what you know as you sell Girl Scout Cookies!  Click here: if you have earned this badge this year and we will send you a free Financial Fitness Challenge Patch brought to you by Capital One! 

GEICO Art of Independence

Badge of the Week


Senior- Car Care: This month we are highlighting the GEICO Art of Independence with the Senior Car Care Badge.  Each week we will highlight a step to earning this badge.  With the Car Care Badge you will learn how to drive for a greener world and help your family with their fuel efficiency.  Visit to fill out the survey if you have earned this badge from July 2013 to June 2014 and we will send you a free Art of Independence patch brought to you by GEICO!

Step 5:

Cars cause a lot of pollution and can hurt our environment, especially in large cities.  Choose three cars with high fuel efficiency ratings and compare their selling points, practice energy efficient driving like using less air conditioning and keeping your speed between 30 and 60 MPH, or learn to drive less.  If you have access to the subway or bus, try to take public transportation for half of your trips.  Take advantage of services like capital bikeshare, WMATA, zipcar, and car2go to limit your driving time and your negative impact on the environment.

Want more in-depth information about Teen programming in the Nation's Capital?  Click here to sign up to receive teen-edition, the weekly  e-newsletter for all things Teen:

Raise It Up! Volunteer Opportunity


Raise It Up! Anthem for America Concert on the National Mall

Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, & Ambassadors

When: June 14, 2014; 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Where: The National Mall, Washington, DC

Raise It Up! Is a concert celebration to celebrate Flag Day and the Star-Spangled Banner's Bicentennial. The live event will include musical performances from America's top artists, all leading up to the culminating "moment of national unity" at 4:00pm when America will stop to sing their national anthem live across the country and around the globe via a 90-minute webcast!

We need you to help volunteer to make this event a success and show how Girls Scouts love and support their country! We are looking for volunteers on the day of to provide assistance at the information booths. Most importantly we need Girls Scouts who want to sing at the big moment! This is a limited opportunity. Only the first twelve girls to respond will be chosen!

If you cannot attend in person, we also need volunteers to create a brief video or photo essay prior to the June 14th event explaining what the American flag means to you!

How: To create a video or photo essay, simply create your amazing piece, upload it to YouTube, and email us your link!

To volunteer onsite June 14, please register here.  For more information, please visit the website.     

Gold Award Workshop Dates


Are you a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador thinking about earning your Gold Award?  Attend a Gold Award Workshop to learn more about the process.  Specific Dates can be found here: 

Upcoming Gold Award Workshops: 

Saturday, May 17 Camp White Rock, WV
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Register Here

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