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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.

   
Booz Allen Hamilton: Building Confidence 
Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm 
Registration Opens: September 16, 2021 
Girl Scouts will learn the three elements that encompass one’s brand, how to create and refine their personal brand, and strategies to build their self-confidence and make good impressions.

 

Booz Allen Hamilton: Defining Success  
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 5:00-6:00pm 
Registration Opens: October 21, 2021 
Girl Scouts will learn that there are different paths to and definitions of success. From being center stage to working behind the scenes, it's important to let your interests guide what activities and careers to pursue – and not to give up when it gets tough.  

 
   
Booz Allen Hamilton – Exploring S.T.E.A.M. 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 5:30-6:30pm 
Registration Opens: November 16, 2021 
Through a series of activities the girls discover the working world and what careers interest them most. Mentors share the jobs they held before their current role with Booz Allen to showcase the fact that careers are ever changing, and the world is full of opportunities. 

   
Booz Allen Hamilton – Working Together 
Saturday, April 9, 2022 | 9:30 am-4pm 
Registration Opens: March 2,2022 
Girl Scouts will participate in exciting outdoor group activities. Through trust and communication, girls will work as one, establish a game plan, and achieve success as part of a team.

 

 

Congressional Aide

Girl Scout Ambassadors can combine service and citizenship by applying to participate in our Congressional Aide program. Girl Scouts are placed for one week in congressional offices, including Senators and Representatives, during the summer in a 40-hour internship. 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 Girl Scout Ambassadors in Girl Scouts Nation's Capital.

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 17 & January 5, 5:30pm

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.

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

The guides, handouts, and activities for free here: 

NEW: COOKIE UNIVERSITY DELUXE (Available 10/1/21-2/28/22)

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.

Cookie Convention

Get ready for Cookie Season at our Cookie Convention! 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 an afternoon of 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 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.

 

World Thinking Day

Celebrating World Thinking Day is as important this year as ever. With everything going on in the world, let’s take a moment to explore peacebuilding and peacemakers from around the world.

World Thinking Day is observed every year on February 22. Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries celebrate together by doing the same activities around a shared theme. This year’s theme is Peacebuilding. World Thinking Day can be celebrated at any time throughout the Girl Scout year.

There are several opportunities for girls to participate in World Thinking Day activities. Browse through the links below and join us for an Information Session on January 28 from 7:00-7:30.

Council Events

Event 1: Peacemaking

Event 2: Peacebuilders

Event 3: Peace Around the World

Event 4: Understanding Leads to Peace

Event 5: Girl Scouts as Peacebuilders

GSUSA Activity Packets

Daisy, Brownie, Junior

Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

WAGGGS Activity Packet

All Levels

Virtual Option – Powerpoints available to help you complete the World Thinking Day badge and Sections 2 and 3 of the Gift of Trees patch program.

To purchase your World Thinking Day badge, please visit the Girl Scout Shop in-person or place your order online. Badges are available year-round.

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 Note: Due to limited capacity Dine-Arounds are not troop events but for individual girls to register.

To register: email dinearounds@gscnc.org with the following information: name, girl, and parent email, contact phone number, Senior or Ambassador, troop number.

 


Craft, Create & Connect Dine-Around
When: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 6:30-7:45 PM
Where: ZOOM
Supplies will be provided by The Aviary Girls. Hosts for this event are Jodi Morton (Managing Director, Chief Data Officer, KPMG), Cheryle Mack (VP, Commercial banking Relationship Manager, Burke & Herbert Bank) and Brigitta Toruno (CEO/Founder, UNO Translations & Communications, LLC).

Mindfulness Dine-Around
When: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, | 6:30-7:30 PM
Where: ZOOM
Hosts for this event are Linda Loranger (Senior Advisor, Burness) Natalie Lorenz-Anderson (Vice President Special Program247Solar Inc.), Leslie Furst (Chief Operating Officer, Blackfin Real Estate Investors, LLC), and Brigitta Toruno  (CEO/Founder, UNO Translations & Communications, LLC).

Yoga Dine-Around
When: Thursday, February 18, 2021, | 6:30-7:30 PM
Where:  ZOOM
Hosts for this event are Yoga Instructor Cheryl Kravitz, Debra Silimeo (President, The Silimeo Group), Marilyn S. Burroughs (Owner & Principal, New Leaf Collaborative Architecture & Design), and Linda Loranger (Senior Advisor, Burness).

 

 

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 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.

Girl Scout Day at the Nationals

Sunday, September 19, 2021 1:05pm
Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies

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. 

For every ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the GSCNC SHARE campaign.

Girl Scouts are encouraged to attend as a Service Unit or Troop. If you organize a group of 20 or more, the group leader will receive a complimentary game ticket (one per order).

For more information or to purchase a group of 13 or more tickets, please contact John Manzoian at 202.640.7723 or email john.manzoian@nationals.com.

Ticket Prices:
Baseline Reserved: $50
LF/RF Corner: $37
Outfield Reserved: $35
Scoreboard Pavilion: $22
Upper Gallery: $20
RF Terrace: $15

Website:  https://www.mlb.com/nationals/tickets/promotions/themes/girl-scouts

Maker Day

Maker Day will not be held this year. We are preparing for the Girl Scout EXPO 2019 where we will have booths and activities focused around STEM and making. We hope to see you there November 16, 2019 at the Dulles Expo Center.

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

MCWIC

Let's GO Virtual with UMD!


The Maryland Center for Women in Computing is proud to present our series of workshops that lead to the Coding for Good and Cybersecurity badges. Join us as we explore computing concepts in programming languages, web design, app development, cybersecurity, password safety, and careers in cyber defense and all areas of computing. We will provide a dynamic virtual experience for girl scouts to “build their courage, confidence, and character” while engaging in discussions, exercises, and individual projects in real-world situations.

Virtual Programing is being scheduled. We are inviting Brownies through Ambassadors to earn the Coding for Good basics badge and Cybersecurity Basic and Safeguard with their UMD Computer Science Ambassadors. Check Rallyhood for more workshops!

If your troop is interested, please complete their Outreach Request Form: https://go.umd.edu/I4C_K12OutreachRequest

Questions: mcwic@cs.umd.edu | 301.405.7615

Seniors: Coding for Good: Coding Basics Workshop, Saturday, September 26th, 3 PM-4:30 PM

Cadettes: Coding for Good: Coding Basics Workshop, Saturday, September 26th, 1 PM-2:30 PM

Brownies: Cybersecurity Basics and Safeguards Workshop, August 22th & 23rd 2 PM-3 PM

Cadettes: Cybersecurity Basics and Safeguards Workshop, August 22th & 23rd 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Virtual Journeys

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

Please contact nlehmer@gscnc.org with any questions.

More Virtual Journeys coming soon!

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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!

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