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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

Key Dates for the Cookie Season

In the Greater Washington Region , Girl Scouts begin taking orders for seven varieties of Girl Scout Cookies on Friday, December 19.  Our Cookie Program is the largest girl-led... 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

Girl Scouts are Makers

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

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

Somos Familia Girl Scout Expo

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month  As a closing event for Hispanic Heritage Month, Girl Scouts Nation's Capital held the first Somos Familia Girl Scout Expo on Saturday at Marymount... more

Juliette Low Legacy Society Tea

View photos from the event    On Sunday, October 5, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital hosted a tea to recognize members of the Juliette Low Legacy Society. The Society is for... more

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Celebrating Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthday Help us honor our founder’s 154 th birthday by carving or decorating a Girl Scout themed pumpkin. Your design can include anything from... more

Financial Literacy with BB&T

Girls learn money management   In September, Girl Scouts from Kearneysville, West Virginia had the opportunity to earn their financial literacy badges, thanks to a partnership with... more

Dove Self-Esteem Weekend

October 9-12      At Girl Scouts, we know girls reach their full potential when they feel confident in their own skin. That’s why during the weekend of October... more

Association 90

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Journey Leadership Weekends

Junior and Cadettes register to attend                                           ... more

GS Troop Travel

Fall 2014 Interest Meetings for Alaska & Switzerland Discover GS Troop Travel Creates enriching, first-hand opportunities for girls to learn about their world Encourages... more

National Women's Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, September 25     We know girls are most successful when they’re happy, healthy and full of energy. That’s why Girl Scouts, in partnership with the Healthy... more

Girl Scout Night at the Peace Corps

Global Action Award     On September 17, Girl Scouts met nine Peace Corps volunteer bloggers representing eight different countries (Albania, Cameroon, China, Dominican... more

Girl Scouts Play Ball

CEO throws out first pitch    This weekend Girl Scouts were present all over the Greater Washington Region to recruit girls for the new Girl Scout Year, beginning October 1.... more

Back to Troop Resources

Journey Planners for leaders   Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital has a new resource to help leaders plan with girls,... more

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New Gluten-free Cookie

Deadline to place troop order 9/26  We are excited to announce the latest cookie innovation from Little Brownie Bakers – gluten-free Toffee-tastic Girl Scout Cookies!... more

Volunteer for Girl Scouts

Make a difference in a girl’s life by becoming a Girl Scout Volunteer. You don’t have to be a parent to volunteer, but you must be committed to helping a girl thrive! Click here... more

Gluten Free 2015 Pilot Project

Toffee-tastic Girl Scout Cookies  We are excited to announce the latest cookie innovation from Little Brownie Bakers – gluten-free Toffee-tastic Girl Scout Cookies!... more

Photos from August Kickoff

Volunteers gathered for the annual kickoff On Saturday, August 23, three hundred volunteers and sixty staff gathered at the Bethesda Marriott Conference Center for our Annual August Kickoff.... more

Kick-off Resource Materials

eDocuments available at the Kickoff The following documents are available on the USB drive available at the 2014 August Girl Scout Kick-off. Updates may be made to these documents... more

Camp CEO

Business Women Mentor Girls   Girl Scout Camp CEO is a unique mentorship program that matches teen girls with powerful women executives from all around the Greater Washington Region.... more

Girl Scouts Honor Veterans

At Arlington National Cemetery  Girl Scouts attended a ceremony for WWII Veterans who survived the second big D-Day landing called Operation Dragoon.  This is the 70 th... more

STEM on the Hill

Girl Scouts enjoy day exploring Last Thursday, July 24, twenty Girl Scouts from our Council attended the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair and Reception,... more

Read Girl Scout Blogs

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Girl Scouts Travel

Destinations and more!    Girl Scouts has a fantastic track-record of taking girls places they never imagined. This summer 16 Girl Scouts from our Council are taking Girl Scout... more

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