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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

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

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

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

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

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

Get Ready for Summer Camp

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

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

Server Maintenance

Council Email Unavailable This Weekend Council servers are undergoing maintenance this weekend and council staff will be unable to respond to email.  Email will remain unavailable from... more

Girl Scouts October Service Project

Tending healing garden at Ft. Belvoir For the month of October Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is working with the USO at the Warrior and Family Center on Fort Belvoir to help with... more

Financial Fitness

One Week with Capital One   The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital is partnering with Capital One Bank during their community service initiative called One Week. Capital... more

Juliette Low Legacy Society

Keeps our Council strong    It took one visionary woman to create the Girl Scouts— It takes thousands of believers to carry it forward. Juliette Gordon Low... more

Hispanic Heritage

Read CEO's Blog    September 15 – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Americans observe this month in celebration of the... more

Congratulations Women of Distinction

Outstanding women from the Eastern Panhandle Every year we recognize notable women in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia at Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital’s Women of Distinction... more

USO and Girl Scouts Together

Healing Garden at USO Warrior and Family Center Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is working with the Warrior and Family Center on Fort Belvoir to help with the upkeep of the center’s... more

GS Troop Travel

Travel opportunities for Girl Scouts New this year, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital has created a council-wide travel program, GS Troop Travel . The program is designed for troops... more

Fall Product Sales

Start  earning money for your troop The Fall Product Sale is a council-sponsored program that combines educational activities with money earning opportunities for the troops.... more

Read CapiTalk

Newsletter for Girl Scout Families CapiTalk is our membership newsletter, distributed electronically. Read the letter from our CEO Lidia Soto-Harmon, learn about new program... more

Girl Scouts Kick-Off New Year

Saturday August 17, 2013   Each year we gather our Service Unit Managers, Adult Educators, Associations Chairs and REACH Volunteers in August to share what is new for... more

Girl Scouts Kick-Off a New Year

Pictures and handouts from meeting August 17, Service Unit Managers, Adult Educators, Associations Chairs and REACH Volunteers gathered with Council staff to kick-off a new Girl... more

Message from our CEO, Lidia Soto-Harmon

Message from our CEO, Lidia Soto-Harmon Click here to watch the video In Spanish As we kick-off a new Girl Scout year, we are delighted to have some of the best volunteers in... more

Mobile Shop

Cancellations for September 27-28, 2013 The following Mobile Shop stops have been cancelled: Hollywood is cancelled for Friday 9/27 Lorton is cancelled for Saturday 9/28 We apologize... 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

Camp Getaway: White Rock Bound!

Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21  Camp White Rock, Capon Bridge, WV   A weekend retreat for Administrative Volunteers (18 or older) Come relax in the... more

Congressional Aide Program

Girl Scouts spend a week on Capitol Hill Each week we will feature teen Girl Scouts who are serving as Congressional Aides. Since 1974, teen Girl Scouts from throughout the... more

Encuentro De Chicas Latinas Leadership Conference

A Convening of Latina Youth Leaders is designed to inspire Latina youth to recognize their own abilities and become active in their schools and in their communities.  The... more

Sign Up for Sudden Service

Girl Scouts making news.. Represent the Council at high-profile events in the Greater Washington Region.  Each year our Council receives requests from local and national... more

Girl Scouts Recognizes Women of Distinction

Women from Eastern Panhandle   The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is proud to announce the 2013 Women of Distinction. Three outstanding women from the Eastern... more

Camp CEO

Connects girls and women professionals At Girl Scout Camp CEO, teen girls have the unique opportunity to contemplate life, leadership and their future with the regions most successful women... more

Encuentro conference

Introduces Latinas to Girl Scouts  On August 13-15, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital held our 8 th annual Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girl Scouts . Girls spent three days... more

Girl Scouts Salutes March on Washington

Watch video from Time Magazine   Girl Scouts hosted a thought leadership breakfast roundtable entitled “ People Who Make the World a Better Place ” with Time Magazine... more

Girl Scouts Go Back to School

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Girl Scouts Recruitment Weekend

Photos from event     Girl Scout Nation’s Capital staff, volunteers and Girl Scouts spent three days last weekend (September 6-8) at 58 different sites across... more

Girl Scout Day at the Nationals

Enjoy baseball with Girl Scouts   Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to participate in this special and growing tradition with the Washington Nationals on Sunday, September 22... more

Girl Scout Day at the Nationals

Enjoy baseball with Girl Scouts Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to participate in this special and growing tradition with the Washington Nationals on Sunday, September 22 at Nationals... more

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