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June is Great Outdoors Month!

This summer Girl Scout camps will be filled with laughter and adventures. We expect over 13,000 Girl Scouts to attend our day and sleep-away camps. Our affordable camp programs are just another... more

Top 100 Cookie Sellers

Recognized at Zoo event   Top 100 Cookie Sellers convened at the National Zoo to be honored and this year videotaped on Saturday, June 14. Girls who attended represented the... more

Girl Scout Night at the Washington Mystics

Saturday, June 8th     The Washington Mystics invited Girl Scouts to watch them take on the Minnesota Lynx for Girl Scout Night on Saturday, June 8th at the Verizon... more

Inclement Weather Update

Delays and Cancellations    All council offices and shops are currently open. Cancellations The Gold Award Reception scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. Check... more

Do More 24

Donation time has been extended!   Make a difference in your community Because of technical problems, DoMore24 has been extended to Do More 48. Please share the link... more

Remember the Time...

Girl Scouts Rock the Mall- Anniversary Where were you one year ago on June 9th? At Girl Scouts Rock the Mall in Washington, DC with 250,000 of your closet Girl Scout friends celebrating the... more

Congratulations Gold Award Girl Scouts

Gold Award Scholarships   Girl Scouts are making a difference in their community. They are combating bullying in the schools, helping younger students excel in reading, science... more

Girl Scout Naturalist Badge Kits

Forest Service connects girls to the earth Girl Scouts Stay Connected to the earth—Camping and Badge work! Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) and the... more

Register for Administrative Volunteer Training

July 19-21 at Camp White Rock   Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital Service Unit, Association and Council level volunteers come to Camp White Rock in Capon Bridge, WV for a weekend of... more

Local Girl Scout wins GSUSA's PSA Contest

"Cliques" video spreads anti-bullying message Nation’s Capital Girl Scout wins GSUSA’s PSA Contest Hannah, a senior Girl Scout from Chantilly, VA, has won GSUSA’s "Girl Scouts... more

Bowie Baysox Girl Scouts Lock-in and Sleepover

Baysox vs. New Britain Rock Cats Girl Scouts and troops of all ages can receive discounted tickets to watch professional baseball as the Bowie Baysox take on the New Britain Rock Cats... more

Offices and Shops Closed

Memorial Day Schedule     The main GSCNC shop will be closed May 25-27 for Memorial Day. Council offices and shops are closed May 27, 2013 on Memorial Day. Offices and shops... more

Give Every Girl the Camp Experience

Send a Girl to Camp    Please help us make the camp experience possible for girls like these this summer. Send a girl to camp today!        ... more

Retiring Girl Scout Patches

Order your Patches today!   Download the form and send it to the shop. General Shop Hours: Main Shop Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm... more

Girl Scouts Thank Volunteers

Madame Tussauds Event      Girl Scout volunteers  attended a special cocktail hour at the historic Madame Tussaud’s DC Wax Museum on May 9 th , 2013. Volunteers... more

Girl Scout Art Contest

Take a look at the talented artwork  Girl Scout Art Showcase This year 10 art pieces were selected out of many Girl Scout submissions to showcase for the 2013 Girl Scouts... more

Dell Powering the Possibilities

Girl Scouts Create Videos    The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is a Dell Powering the Possible grantee. Powering the Possible is Dell’s... more

JLNV Named Girl Scout Council CEO

Woman of Vision        Woman of Vision Award On May 2, 2013 the Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV) honored Lidia Soto-Harmon, ... more

Hard Rock Cafe Supports Girl Scouts

Special lunch menu and collectable pins Hard Rock Café DC and Girl Scout Nation’s Capital have teamed up for a good cause - Girl Scouts. Try the special $19.00 pre-fix lunch... more

Girl Scout Council CEO Named

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Girl Scouts Go High Adventure

At Camp Coles Trip     Girls love high adventure and they found lots of it last weekend at Girl Scout Camp Coles Trip. Area C, which includes the city of Alexandria,... more

Offices and Shops Closed

May 3, 2013       Our Offices and shops will be closed May 3, 2013 for our All Staff Meeting/Staff Enrichment Seminar. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our... more

Hard Rock Cafe Girl Scout Collectable Pins

Support SHARE campaign    Hard Rock Café DC and Girl Scout Nation’s Capital have teamed up to introduce four collectible pins. Two dollars from the sale of each... more

More Highlights from our Annual Meeting

Watch Road to Rock the Mall   The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital held its Annual Meeting on Saturday April 13, 2013 at the Lansdowne Conference Center in Leesburg,... more

Father/Daughter Boot Camp at Ft. Belvoir

Not your average sweetheart dance   On Saturday April 20, 2013 Service Unit 53-5 held it’s annual Father/Daughter Bootcamp event at Soldiers Park on Fort Belvoir Military Base in... more

Girl Scouts Spend Day on Capitol Hill

Take Your Daughter to Work Day   On Thursday, April 25, 2013, Girl Scouts spent the day on Capitol Hill shadowing a member of Congress for "Take Your Daughter to Work Day." This... more

Highlights from our Annual Meeting?

See highlights from event    The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital held its Annual Meeting on Saturday April 13, 2013 at the Lansdowne Conference Center in Leesburg,... more

Girl Scouts Release New Study

Having it All - girls and financial literacy Summary (PDF) Read more from GSUSA Capital One Financial Fitness Challenge more

Read Newest Edition of Capitalk!

Newsletter for Girl Scout Families   Keep up with news from our Council: Capitalk is our membership newsletter, distributed electronically. Read the letter from our CEO Lidia... more

National Volunteer Week

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What's in your closet?

Share Your Girl Scout Memorabilia Visit the Girl Scout Memorabilia Road Show at the Council’s Annual Meeting Who : Girl Scout Members  When : Saturday, April 13,... more

Are you Registered for the Annual Meeting?

Register today!     Are you registered for the Annual Meeting? This year’s Annual Meeting “Soaring Into the Next Century” will be held on April... more

MAKERS: Women Who Make America

Featuring GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chávez MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their... more

Girl Scout Council Nation's Capital

50 th Anniversary As our council celebrates its 50 th anniversary, it is important to remember our rich history, our proud traditions and our enduring commitment to girls. Girl... more

Patches Retiring Soon!

March 31 Purchase Deadline     Mark Your Calendars-Retiring Patches Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is retiring some of our council patches in 2013.  The... more

National Women's History Month

Dept. of Justice Celebrates Women in STEM Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in STEM On March 19, 2013, Girl Scout Troop 2296 participated in the... more

Girl Scouts visit the White House for SoSTEM

State of STEM Event       SoSTEM at the White House February 13, 2013 was the first-ever White House State of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (SoSTEM) event,... more

World Thinking Day

Girls think globally     World Thinking Day Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day , girls participate in activities, games, and projects with global themes to honor... more

Girl Scouts Day at Newseum

Explore journalism and role of media   Saturday February 16, 2013 was Girl Scout Day at the Newseum. The Girl Scout  Council of the Nation’s Capital... more

Girl Scout Day at the Air and Space Museum

Register today!     Come and explore exciting science activities during the Girl Scout Day at the National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy... more

Girl Scout Centennial Commemorative Coins

Available February 28, 2013    2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar The Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, signed... more

Girl Scouts on Capitol Hill

Congressional Aide Visibility Day   Congressional Aide Visibility Day On February 27, 2013 Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors met on Capitol Hill for... more

America Saves Week

Earn a Financial Literacy Badge   America Saves Week is February 25- March 1 Girl Scouts lets get Financially Fit! Take the Financial Fitness Challenge... more

Women's History Month

GS Celebrate Women in History   March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women who have made significant accomplishments in our world. Visit... more

Girls+Girl Scouts=

High Academic Achievement   The Girl Scout mission is to develop girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through the Girl Scout Leadership... more

DC Girl Scout Step Showcase

Congratulations to all the Steppers  Girl Scout DC Step Showcase The Girl Scout DC Step Showcase was a huge success. Nine teams from the District of... more

Winner GS Facebook Cookie Recipe

Samoa Treats!      The winner of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital Facebook cookie recipe contest is Ariel Oandasan from Gainesville, VA for... more

Happy Birthday Bobby Lerch!

First President of our Council turns 103 Gertrude "Bobby" Lerch turned 103 on March 11, one day before the Girl Scouts' 101 st Birthday! Read Proclamation honoring Bobby... more

President's Circle Dinner Honors

Jan Verhage Receives Officers' Award   On Friday, March 8, 2013, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital held its annual President’s Circle Dinner. The event honors all... more

Keys to Leadership Conference

An inclusion Conference    On Saturday, March 9, 2013, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital held its annual Keys to Leadership Conference. Keys to Leadership... more

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