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The Presidential Inauguration
How Girl Scouts Participate
Girl Scouts have assisted with the Inauguration since 1933. In 2013, the Presidential Inaugural Committee has asked for a total of 1,500 Boy Scout and Girl Scout volunteers.
750 9-12th grade Girl Scouts and adults will participate, this is enough adults to ensure our organizations' safety ratios.
Volunteer tasks will be tied to the Inaugural parade. Tasks will likely include: helping with seating, providing directions to metro and heating tents, and assisting the elderly and persons with disabilities. At this point we don't have a Girl Scout holding the bible for the President.
10 Ways to Celebrate the Presidential Inauguration: http://www.gscnc.org/Ten_Ways.html
Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service
A Day of Community Service
More than fifty years ago, Dr. King singled out the Girl Scout Movement as "a force for desegregation." We are still a powerful force for equality and positive change as we develop the leadership skills of nearly two and a half million girls from every race and every walk of life. Our girls teach people to read, clothe and comfort the homeless, establish medical clinics, found libraries, and much more. Through their individual acts of compassionate public service, they continue Dr. King's work of transforming our world.
Since it first became a national holiday twenty five years ago, the Girl Scouts have observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day of community service. Troops throughout the nation have organized a wide variety of community service projects, from serving food at homeless shelters to painting murals at community centers. We want to congratulate all of you involved in these projects, and urge everyone in the Movement to seek out, this coming Monday, an opportunity to serve others.
Commemoration is a fine thing, but we best honor and celebrate Dr. King's life by following his example. He is gone now, and it is up to us to make the world a better place.
Follow the link for opportunities in your area! http://action.2013pic.org/service
Girl Scouts can share pictures of your service activities on Instagram @gscnc.volunteers new to this project.
Local Girl Scout Winner of "Dear Mr. President" PSA Contest
The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital would like to congratulate Hareem A of Sterling, VA on her winning submission to GSUSA's "Dear Mr. President PSA Contest".
GSCNC Shop will be closed Jan 19th - 21st in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
Council offices are closed on January 21, 2013 for two events:
Posted: Jan 18, 2013