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Inclement Weather Schedule

Council Offices and Shops Closed.  Girl Scouts Nation's Capital follows the Federal Government Operating Status for inclement weather. All Council offices and shops are closed today... more

World Thinking Day 2015

View photos from around the Council          On February 22, troops from across our Council honored their sister Girl Scouts around the world during World Thinking... more

Attend the Annual Meeting

Registration now open          Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital will hold its 2015 Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 25 at the National Conference... more

Inclement Weather Schedule

Closings, Delays and Cancellations  Our Area A Meeting has been cancelled due to inclement incoming weather. This event will be rescheduled at a later date. We apologize for any... more

Plain is Boring. Bling Your Booth!

View contest guidelines             Ready to make your cookie customers say WOW ? Showcase your troop's creative cookie marketing skills by creating your own... more

Have No Fear: Thin Mints Are Here!

Reports in the news of a national Thin Mint production shortage due to high demand for the most popular Girl Scout cookie will not affect customers in the Greater Washington Region. Girls Scouts... more

Our Girl Scout Cookie Price is $4.00 per box!

Seven varieties of cookies sold at our council remain $4.00 a box             You may have seen reports in the news of... more

Participate in Gift of Caring

Support your community through cookies             At Girl Scouts, we know there’s so much a cookie can do. Whether it’s supporting our troops, local... more

Girl Scout Troop Travel

Attend interest meetings                        When Girl Scouts travel, every day is a new adventure. Girls have the opportunity to... more

Resources for World Thinking Day

February 22, 2015           Every year on February 22, girls have the option to honor their sister Girl Scouts around the world during World Thinking Day. World... more

Cookie Delivery Changes

IMPORTANT! The cookie delivery schedule has changed due to the Federal government closing due to inclement weather. Wednesday 2/18 -Assn 11 as scheduled -Assn 56 rescheduled... more

What's New with Cookies

February 20 through March 22,   Girl Scout Cookie Booths  will pop up. Find a Girl Scout Cookie Booth in your neighborhood by using the online Cookie Locator and downloading... more

Girl Scouts Celebrates Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, Girl Scouts is proud to celebrate African American Girl Scout alumnae who have made significant leadership contributions to our country. Among these amazing women... more

Staff Share Camping Memories

Read stories on the Girl Scout blog  Do you remember the first time you pitched a tent, or your first night sleeping among the stars? When girls go camping, they create memories... more

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Important Deadlines for Girl Scouts

Destinations, Congressional Aide and more            Program deadlines are fast approaching. So you don’t miss out on all the exciting programs Girl Scouts... more

Make this her best summer ever!

Whether she likes hiking, sailing, arts & crafts, archery or horseback riding, she’ll discover exciting activities and challenge her limits all with supportive adults by her side. A... more

Register to Attend a Forum

Provide feedback to the Board           Each year at Forums, the Board solicits feedback from our members on different topics.  This year, the Board is seeking... more

Brand New Maker Challenges

Join us for Maker Day at the Annual Meeting Tuesday, November 18, Girl Scout Emily S. spoke on Capitol Hill at the Congressional Maker Caucus about engaging girls in STEM and Maker... more

Resolve for a Healthier 2015

Download free Healthy Habits booklets                     In partnership with the  Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation , Girl Scouts has... more

Take Cookie Quizzes

Test your cookie knowledge         Think you’re one smart cookie? Take the cookie quiz to test your knowledge, or print it out and try it with your troop! When... more

Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

Click to download recipe cards.  Savannah Smiles Zesty Lemon Streusel Bars Thin Mint Brownies  Rah-Rah Yogurt Parfaits Fried Samoas Shrimp   All... more

Weather Update

Due to inclement weather, our Martinsburg office will delay opening until 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 6 more

Girl Scout Cookie PSA

Share the video with family and friends! For more information on all things cookie, click here. more

Samoas 40th Birthday Bash

You’re invited to the party!               This January, the iconic Samoa cookie is celebrating its 40 th birthday, and girls across the country are... more

Portraits in Leadership

Girls interview women in Congress        In a series of interviews with female members of the United States Congress, Girl Scouts across the country sat down with their... more

Girls Graduate from Cookie College

View photos from the day             On Saturday, December 6, more than 180 Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors gathered at Howard University for Cookie College. Girls... more

In Memory of Marguerite Cyr

The Girl Scout family remembers Shawnee Girl Scout Council’s first President of the Board (1963), Marguerite Cyr. Her leadership helped shape Girl Scouting in the Shenandoah region, which... more

Cookie College To-Go Kits

Service Units interested in hosting their own Cookie College event can order the Cookie College To-Go kit, which provides activity supplies, handouts, leader guides and event patches for... more

CEO Lidia Soto-Harmon on Comcast Newsmakers

CEO Lidia Soto-Harmon discusses STEM, the 100th anniversary of the Gold Award and the upcoming cookie season. more

Read New CapiTalk Cookie Edition

Cookie Season is coming!    Support your Girl Scouts' Cookie Sale    The Cookie Program helps girls earn money to support their  Girl Scout activities.... more

Girl Scouts Code the Holidays

On December 4, eleven Girl Scouts from across our Council attended the 92 nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at President’s Park. Thanks to Google’s Made with Code... more

Outdoor Badge Voting

Girls voted and we listened!  Outdoor Recreation has been chosen as the theme for the next set of Outdoor badges. The second phase of Girls’ Choice voting for the Outdoor badges... more

Shop with AmazonSmile

Support our Council               Here is a convenient way to support Girl Scouts while shopping on AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to... more

Cookie Program Aide

View photos from the day      Last Saturday, November 15, more than 100 Cadettes gathered at Howard University for Cookie Program Aide Training. Cookie Program Aide is a... more

Report from National Council Session

Read the report and guest blogs          Click here to read the delegate report and visit our blog to read about the delgates' firsthand experiences. more

Happy Veterans Day

Girl Scouts honor veterans                       Across our Council this week, Girls Scouts took time to show their appreciation for those... more

I Can't Wait to...Invite a Friend

Do you know someone in your community—a school volunteer, family member, friend, or church member—who would love to share in the excitement of Girl Scouting? Beginning November 1,... more

Sharing Our Success Event

Learn about STEAM careers            Who:  Girl Scout Cadettes, Girl Scout Seniors, Girl Scout Ambassadors When : November 6, 2014 from 5:00pm-7:30pm... more

Adventure Day with Association 90

Saturday, October 25        More than 600 Girl Scouts gathered at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds for Adventure Day, sponsored by Association 90. More than 100 vendors set... more

Download Healthy Habits Booklets

Learn about energy balance              In partnership with the  Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation , Girl Scouts has developed three Healthy Habits... more

New Outdoor Badges

At National Convention, Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Marie Chávez made an exciting announcement: There will be four new Outdoor Badges added to the Girl Scout program in fall... more

2015 Cookie Kickoff

Happy 40th birthday, Samoas!        On Saturday, October 25, volunteers and Girl Scouts gathered in Arlington for the 2015 Cookie Kickoff. While volunteers received... more

Make the Connection

View photos from the day                  On Saturday, October 25, Booz Allen Hamilton and Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital hosted the ninth... more

DC Core Camp

Experiencing the Great Outdoors                   On October 25-26, Girl Scouts enjoyed learning outdoor skills at the Daisy and Brownie Core Camp.... more

53rd National Convention

View photos from Salt Lake City  Thousands of Girl Scouts from across the nation headed to Salt Lake City, UT for the 53 rd National Council Session and Convention, October 17-19. ... more

2014 Membership Survey

View the results     Thank you to everyone who completed the 2014 Girl Scout Nation’s Capital Membership Survey. More than 2,400 members completed the comprehensive... more


Application deadline November 17, 2014 Have you dreamed of visiting a game reserve in Cape Town, or experiencing high adventure in New Mexico? Apply for one of the 2015 Destinations... more

Read Troop News

What’s happening around the council Share your experiences with us, by sending your story and photos to: . Click here for our current listing of Girl Scout... more

Sudden Service Registration

Deadline: October 31, 2014   With the start of a new Girl Scout Year, it's time to register for Sudden Service . Sudden Service provides troops with the opportunity to represent the... more

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