Senior Troop 1431 from Arlington, VA ready for zip lining at Council event near Harper's Ferry. Photo by Ellen Smythe.CapiTalk News

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Take a look at what's new at the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital.


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Annual Meeting

New Officer’s Team Elected  On Saturday, April 5, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital voting delegates, volunteers and staff attended the Annual Meeting. A new officer’s... more

Your Turn to Lead

Leadership conference for non-Girl Scouts On Saturday, March 29, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital hosted its premier leadership conference Your Turn to Lead at Howard University Law School.... more


Over 33,000 boxes of cookies donated  Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is donating over 33,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the USO Metropolitan of Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro).... more

National Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 6-12      April 6 – 12, 2014 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week with a special Girl Scout  Leader's Day on April 22. This is the... more

2014 National Council Session

Girl Scouts join us in Utah    2014 National Council Session Girl Scouts of the USA will convene 53rd National Council Session October 16 - 19, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah.... more

Early Bird Registration

Get ready for the 2015 Girl Scout Year! Girl Scouting has a positive effect on girls. In a safe and nurturing environment, girls explore nature, learn new skills and make lifetime... more

Office Closing

Lorton Office Closed     The Lorton office will be closing at 10:30AM on March 25, 2014 due to technical issues. We apologize for any inconvenience. more

Troop 2 Troops - USO Metropolitan Washington

Your troop can donate cookies to the military through a new partnership with the USO Metropolitan Washington.  There will be a  Troop 2 Troops Drop-Off Day on Sunday, April 6, 2014... more

Inclement Weather Closings and Delays

Offices and Shops Closed    The Girl Scouts Nation's Capital follows the Federal Government operating status for inclement weather. Our offices and shops are closed Monday, March... more

President's Circle Dinner

Thank you for your support    On Friday, March 7, 2014, we held our annual donor appreciation dinner. The President's Circle Dinner, funded by a generous anonymous corporate... more

Girl Scout Cookie Booth Takeover

Rosslyn, VA       In partnership with the Rosslyn Chamber of Commerce, six troops from Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital set up cookie booths at various locations.... more

Keys to Leadership

Annual Inclusion Conference   Saturday, March 8th we held the 7th Annual Keys to Leadership Conference at American University. The conference was a huge success and exposed over... more

Girl Scout Antique Road Show

Share your memorabilia     Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital will be hosting its second annual Antique Road Show at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the... more

Congressional Aide Alumnae Reception

Celebrating 40 years     On March 4, 2014, our Council celebrated the 40 th anniversary of our Congressional Aide program, which was started by our former Council... more

Leadership Conferences

Each year, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital offers three leadership conferences for girls who are not Girl Scouts. These conferences give girls the opportunity to see what Girl Scouts has to... more

Girl Scout Week

Come visit the Pepco Edison Place Gallery March 10 – 14 from 12:00 – 4:00 to view Girl Scout memorabilia and art work on display during Girl Scout week. On March... more

Bling Your Booth

Submit Pictures     Don’t forget to submit your photos to enter our Bling Your Booth contest. You can upload a picture of your booth on our Facebook page, tweet a... more

DC Step Showcase

View pictures from the day    On Saturday, February 22, 2014, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital held its 8 th annual DC Step Showcase. Congratulations to all the troops who... more

Donate Your Car

And Support SHARE     Getting rid of an old car, boat, or motor home? Support local Girl Scouts by donating a vehicle to Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. Making a... more

World Thinking Day

Saturday, February 22   Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts by taking time to give thanks for their... more

Read CapiTalk

A newsletter for families CapiTalk  is our membership newsletter, distributed electronically. Read the letter from our CEO Lidia Soto-Harmon, learn about new program opportunities... more

Girl Scouts get the Scoop

Day at the Newseum     On February 15, Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Seniors and Ambassadors spent the day at the Newseum. The girls enjoyed an exciting look at the... more

Offices and Shops Closed

President's Day     Council offices and shops are closed President’s Day which is the third Monday in February. Council Shops are closed President’s Day... more

Inclement Weather Schedule

Closings and Delays    All camps will be open this weekend with the exception of Potomac Woods. Potomac Woods will be closed the weekend of February 14th-16th. Any troop... more

Annual Meeting

Register today      All Girl Scout Nation’s Capital members are invited to attend one of the most important meetings concerning our Council’s affairs, the... more

Gold Award Stem Projects Honored

Luncheon at the National Press Club.     The 2014 Enterprising Women Foundation National Mentorship Luncheon was held Friday, January 24, 2014 at the National Press Club in... more

Register Your Daughter Today

For Summer Day and Evening Camp      You should now be redirected to a waiting queue at:... more

Inclement Weather Schedule

Closings and Delays    The Martinsburg Office and Shop will open at 11am. The Loudoun Office will open at 11am. The Frederick Office is closed.... more

World Thinking Day

Enjoy the DC Step Showcase    Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts by taking time to give thanks for their... more

Bling Your Booth Contest

Resources available to download  Attract lots of customers with your blinged out cookie booth! Take a picture with your booth and send it to us! Resources Page   - Illustrations,... more

Cookie Locator Mobile App

Now finding a Cookie Booth is at your fingertips     It's Girl Scout Cookie time and girls in our council are selling six popular varieties of Girl Scout... more

Register for Sleep Away Camp

Spaces Still Available          Register for Sleep Away Camp here. HOW TO REGISTER Are you prepared for registration? Make sure... more

The State of Girls

Read new Girl Scout study                  The State of Girls: Unfinished Business is a groundbreaking report from the Girl Scout... more

Get Ready for Summer Camp

Information now online               This page should be redirecting you to... more

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Cookie College

At Howard University       On Saturday, December 7, 2013, Girl Scouts attended Cookie College at Howard University to earn their diploma in everything cookies. They learned... more

Girl Scout Art Contest

Deadline January 3, 2014        2014 Girl Scout Art Contest At Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, We are Family and we want to see what your Girl... more

Offices and Shops Closed

January 20, 2014     GSCNC Offices and Shops will be closed on January 20, 2014 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. What is your troop doing to honor Dr. King's Legacy?... more

Keys to Leadership-Adult Inclusion Training

Keys to Leadership – “Facing Your Fear Factor,” Adult Inclusion Session; Saturday, March 8, 2014 Including children with disabilities in Girl Scouts can sometimes seem quite... more

Offices and Shops Closed

Dec 24, 2013 - Dec 25, 2013   Girl Scout Nation's Capital Offices and Shops will be closed December 24-25 for Christmas. More shop information here . Dorr Avenue will be... more

Important Information about Resource Center

At Camp Crowell    Your Voice Matters  On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals overruled the Fairfax County Administrator's... more

Read CapiTalk

Special Cookie Edition    With cookie season fast approaching, volunteer and support your Girl Scout’s troop. Cookies are sold by Girl Scouts, however, girls need... more

Watch Our CEO on Comcast

We are Family     Watch Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital CEO, Lidia Soto-Harmon’s interview on Comcast about volunteering, cookies and more! more

Summer Sleep-Away Camp

Program descriptions online       ALL   Sleep Away Camp programs include:    cookouts,... more

Dove "Free Being Me"

A tool to use with your troop   Check out the  Free Being Me Teaser Activity ! Images of girls and women in the media are of great interest to girls today. Through a... more

Girl Scouting Works

Watch Our Video      Girl Scouting works. Women who were Girl Scouts demonstrate more positive life outcomes than women who were not Girl Scouts,... more

Offices and Shops Closed

December 13, 2013     Council offices and shops are closed December 13, 2013 for an All Staff Meeting and Holiday Party. more

Girl Scout Book

To commemorate the 50 anniversary of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, the History and Archives Committee released a book. Buy a copy at your local  Girl Scout shop... more

Offices and Shops Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule   Council offices are closed for Thanksgiving Day and the Day after Thanksgiving - November 28th & 29th. The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's... more

Happy Birthday

Juliette Gordon Low     Happy Birthday Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout founder,  Juliette Gordon Low , was born October 31, 1860. We celebrate her birthday in... more

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