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Check out our COVID-19 page for guidelines and updates.

 

For virtual Girl Scout activities and programming, check out our Girl Scouts at Home page.  

Through Girl Scout Days and special programs offered by the Council and our Community Program Partners, Girl Scout troops along with their families and friends can explore and enjoy activities with sister Girl Scouts from around the Council.

Dates and descriptions will be listed on our online events calendar and promoted to Girl Scout Troop Leaders and Service Unit Managers through Troop Edition.

Booz Allen Hamilton’s Make the Connection

Since 2006, thousands of local girls have benefited from Make the Connection, a partnership between Booz Allen Hamilton and Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. Make the Connection is an innovative mentorship program that pairs Booz Allen Hamilton employees with Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors in a series of workshops where girls explore their skills, aptitudes, and interests with some of the region’s best and brightest corporate leaders.

  

 

Congressional Aide

Girl Scout Ambassadors and 10th grade Seniors can combine service and citizenship by applying to participate in our Congressional Aide program. Girl Scouts are placed for one week during the summer in a 40-hour internship in a House or Senate office. They learn first-hand about our nation's political process and help members of Congress and their staff with daily assignments behind the scenes. You can earn federal hours to apply towards your Silver Trefoil. Congressional Aide is an opportunity exclusively for current and rising Girl Scout Ambassadors in Girl Scouts Nation's Capital.

Want to learn more? You can view our Frequently Asked Questions or contact programaa@gscnc.org.

Applications for the 2023 Congressional Aide program will open on January 9, 2023 at this link:

https://form.jotform.com/gscncprogram/2023-cong-aide-app

To view an example application, you can find last year's here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CongAideApp22

Cookie Related Programs

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the ultimate girl-led business venture. It is so much more than selling cookies! Girls learn 5 skills that will last a lifetime: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

To help girls learn these skills, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is offering a variety of ways to get your cookie on! Read the options below and choose the best one for your troop.

Cookie Town Hall – November 7, 16 and December 1, 2022, 7:00pm

Parents and leaders, join us for a webinar to learn about all the different options for cookie programming. Our staff will go over each program to help you decide which is best for your girls. We will talk about best practices for implementing and answer questions at the end. Registration is required, links below.

Cookie Town Hall for Volunteers - November 7, 2022
Cookie Town Hall for Volunteers - November 16, 2022
Cookie Town Hall for Volunteers - December 1, 2022

Cookie University To-Go

Are you ready for Cookie Season? Get excited (and educated) at your very own Cookie University!

Our free program guide walks you through every step of leading your own Cookie University: a fun, engaging event that can be held over several small troop meetings or a single large gathering. Perfect for busy troop leaders as well as Service Unit and Association volunteers, Cookie University helps girls develop business skills that will last a lifetime (and have fun while doing it!). You can download and print materials for free with option to order patches for $1.00 each.

The guides, handouts, and activities for free here

Cookie University: Order Patches Only (available until February 28, 2023 at 5:00 PM)

COOKIE UNIVERSITY DELUXE TO-GO KITS (Available 11/1/2022 – 2/28/23)

If printing and cutting dozens of handouts, posters, and playing cards doesn’t sound like your idea of a fun afternoon, let us take care of the prep work! With Cookie University Deluxe, we'll mail you a package containing everything you need to host the program. Get the handouts, guides, and activities beautifully printed and prepped so you can get right to the fun part. Patches are included! All you need is craft supplies.

To request a kit (fee)  

Cookie University

Saturday November 19 and Saturday, December 3 for Daisies and Brownies

Get ready for Cookie Season at our Cookie University! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the ultimate girl-led business venture. It is so much more than selling cookies! Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors learn 5 skills that will last a lifetime: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

Join us for a workshop with make-and-take activities to prepare for your best cookie season ever! Girls will learn about goal setting, marketing techniques, how to stay safe, and using business cards. At each station girls will make items that will enhance their cookie sales and help them run a successful cookie business. A participation patch is included.

Cookie University: Daisies - November 19, 2022
Cookie University: Brownies and Juniors - November 19, 2022

Cookie University: Daisies - December 3, 2022
Cookie University: Brownies and Juniors - December 3, 2022

Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pins

Her Cookie Business = A Family Affair

The year-by-year Cookie Entrepreneur Family pin collection was inspired by and designed for families just like yours! It’s never been easier to support your girl as she develops business skills, makes amazing memories, and earns a different pin for her uniform every cookie season. The simple, age-specific guidelines have been tailored for her developing skill set, making success a snap. Pins can be purchased in the Girl Scout Shop.

Dine-Around Series

Are you a Senior or Ambassador working towards earning the Girl Scout Gold Award? Have you already earned the Girl Scout Gold Award? If so, we'd love to have you join us for one of our Dine-Arounds this season.

What's a Dine-Around? Dine-Arounds are informal dinners, brunches, teas, or other events that are hosted by Women's Advisory Board members at their homes or businesses. They are a unique chance to gain insight from successful women and will prove to be an amazing networking session. There is no cost to attend a Dine-Around.

Please continue to check back here for updates.

GEICO Art of Independence

Grant Funded Car Care Program Kit!

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital and GEICO’s Art of Independence program empowers Girl Scouts to discover skills that will prepare them for a positive, healthy and independent future. 

Thank you, GEICO for this generous grant to expand Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital life-skills!

We reached our grant goal and served over 100 Nation’s Capital Girl Scouts, using this great resource to complete the Car Care Badge. Thank you for participating in GEICO’s grant-funded Car Care Program Kit. 

The Car Care Kit will be available through our Equipment Rental Center coming soon! 

Girl Scout Day at the Air and Space Museum

We are hopeful that we will be able to host a 2022 Girl Scout Day at the National Air and Space Museum- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Please continue to check back here for updates.

Girl Scout Day at the Nationals

Join fellow Girl Scout associations, service units, troops, and families at Nationals Park for Girl Scout Days! With the purchase of a special ticket, fans will receive a limited edition Nationals Girl Scout Patch. 

Please continue to check back here for updates.

 

Girl Scout Day at Hillwood

Celebrate spring with a fun-filled, festive day at Hillwood! Girls will earn badges while they explore enchanting gardens, discover glittering treasures in the mansion, and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities. Play lawn games such as badminton, hula hoop, and jump rope, try costumes from a collection of hero's capes and royal crowns, and create works of art including self-portraits and fancy placemats inspired by Hillwood's art collection.

Please continue to check back here for updates.

Outdoor Activities

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital offers many outdoor activities for girls at. Click here to learn more about Girl Scout Camp. 

Program Partners

Our Program Partners offer Girl Scouts activities to enhance their experiences. From skiing to tea parties, there are many exciting opportunities for girls to do throughout this region. Click here to learn more. 

STEM--Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Our Council is developing new ideas for girls to learn the basics of STEM while staying safe and having fun! We are currently partnered with local organizations as we initiate STEM and Robotics programing. As we pilot these new STEM program, we are looking for feedback and comments on how we can make it work for your troop. Please email programaa@gscnc.org with any thoughts or ideas.

Staying STEM Fun Patch

Staying STEM Fun Patch
Explore STEM fields and earn the Council’s brand new STEM fun patch! The patch guide includes activities, resources, Girl Scout events, and experiments related to STEM.

Levels: All

Virtual Journeys

New Council-led Virtual Journey programming. Council staff will offer virtual Senior and Ambassador Journeys this Summer and Fall.

Please contact rmurphy@gscnc.org  with any questions.

More Virtual Journeys coming soon!

Troop Edition includes Council programs, events and local program opportunities brought to you by our Program Partners. Troop leaders and service unit managers receive Troop Edition via email every Thursday and it's also posted right here every week!

Sign up here if you don’t currently receive Troop Edition, but would like to.

You can also find Program Partner events and activities in the latest edition of Girl Scout Insider!