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Women of Distinction Luncheon

10TH ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION LUNCHEON OCTOBER 1ST, 2014 Martinsburg, WV – The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (Eastern Panhandle area) is hosting the 10 th... more

Offices and Shops Closed

Labor Day - September 1, 2014   Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Offices and Shops are closed Monday, September 1st for Labor Day. Our council wishes everyone a safe and... more

Happy Birthday, Smokey!

Last week, Girl Scouts attended a celebration honoring Smokey Bear’s 70 th birthday. The iconic character, who was created during World War II by the U.S. Forest Service and the National... more

Girl Scouts on the Hill

Read their blog Posts Girl Scouts are spending one week shadowing a congressional office and performing various tasks.  Read about their experiences on our... more

Great American Campout

Secretary of Interior Visits Camp White Rock ​ Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel selected to spend the Great American Backyard Campout with Girl Scouts at Camp White Rock on... more

President Obama Meets Troop 1097

Girl Scouts Visit Andrews Air Force Base Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1097 was visiting Andrews Air Force base in early May. They were excited to hear that the President would be... more

Administrative Volunteers

At Camp Getaway    Who said camping was just for girls? The fifth annual Camp Getaway 2014 was held at Camp White Rock, July 11-13. This unique all adult camping... more

Join the Juliette Low Society

With a planned gift     It took one visionary woman to create the Girl Scouts—it takes thousands of believers to carry it forward. When our Founder... more

SHARE Kickoff

At the SHARE Kickoff, you will receive essential training on how to fundraise in your Service Units and Associations. Join other SHARE Leaders to kickoff the Girl Scout year and... more

Gold Award Network

Preparing Girl Scouts for Success  The Women’s Advisory Board hosted a Gold Award Network event for the Gold Award Class of 2014, at the home of Council Board member Judith... more

Offices and Shops Closed

July 4, 2014              In the United States, The Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of The Declaration of Independence on July... more

Girl Scouts Shadow Congressional Offices

Congressional Aide     It the 40 th year of the Girl Scout Nation’s Capital Congressional Aide program.  Girl Scouts spend one week shadowing a congressional... more

Top Cookie Sellers

Enjoy the zoo      The Top Cookie Sellers event was held at the National Zoo on Saturday, June 14. Girl Scouts from our Council who sold on average 674 boxes of Girl... more

In Your Honor

Recognizing outstanding Girl Scouts  Girl Scouts are making a difference in their community. On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital recognized hundreds of... more

Read Troop News

Keep up with Girl Scout Activities Here you can find news about what Girl Scouts are doing throughout our Council. Is your Troop doing something interesting? Share it with the... more

New Girl Scout PSA Contest

Girls Define Beauty Girl Scouts Speak Out will accept submissions from April 28, 12:00 a.m. ET, to August 31,... more

Do More 24

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is committed to providing girls with the best Girl Scout experience. With the support of our dedicated volunteers and parents to lifetime members and funders we... more

Lorton Office Closed

June 9, 2014      The Lorton office is closed for the remainder of the day on June 9, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience. more

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Survey

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is committed to providing girls with the best Girl Scout experience. With the support of our dedicated volunteers and parents to lifetime members and funders we... more

Gold Award Scholarships

Council awards 16 scholarships   Each year, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital awards scholarships to a select group of young women who’ve earned the Gold... more

Girl Scouts Thank Administrative Volunteers

Appreciation Event at the Zoo  Girl Scout administrative volunteers attended a special reception at the National Zoo on April 27, 2014. The event was just another way that Girl Scout... more

Memorial Day

Take time out this Memorial day to honor the men and women who have passed away while serving our country in the U.S. military. Read more from GSUSA about Memorial Day and Girl Scouting here .... more

My Promise, My Faith

Girls in grades K-12 are invited to experience a faith journey through exploration of the Girl Scout Law and teachings from their faiths. Earn My Promise, My Faith Pin and learn about Religious... 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Register Your Daughter Today

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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


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

10th Annual Women of Distinction

Nominate a women leader in the Eastern Panhandle     The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is now accepting nominations from individuals, community leaders,... more

Financial Literacy Month

FREE Capital One Financial Fitness Patch April is National Financial Literacy Month! As you count your cookie money and make plans on how to spend it, be sure to take part in Girl... more

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

Girl Scouts on Capitol Hill

Congressional Bring Your Daughter to Work Day On Tuesday, April 28, 2014, Girl Scouts from our council participated in the annual Congressional Bring Your Daughter to Work Day . The... more

A Tribute to Bobby Lerch 1910-2014

Dear Girl Scout Family,  The first president of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, Bobby Lerch, passed away on April 12, 2014. She was 104 years old and we... more

President-elect Faye Fields

Council elects new board officer team Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital Elects New Board Officers Faye Fields Named President-elect WASHINGTON – Girl Scouts Nation’s... more

Offices and Shops Closed

May 9, 2014      Council Offices and Shops are closed May 9, 2014 for an All-Staff safety meeting off site. more

Congratulations Gold Award Class of 2014

Congratulations to our Girl Scout Gold Award Class of 2014. This year, 194 girls from our Council earned their Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl... more

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