|100th Anniversary Year Events|
Year of the Girl
President's Circle Dinner
GSUSA "Call that Changed the World", Troop 2012
Interfaith Service, National Cathedral
Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along
|Mark Your Calendar|
|February 20 Girl Scout Art Contest deadline|
National Portrait Gallery
DC Step Showcase
Trinity Washington University
Teen Awards Deadline
I Want to Rock the Mall Contest deadline
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A message from the desk of
Dear Girl Scout Family,
The much-anticipated 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting is here, and we are very excited about all the ways Girl Scouts in our Council are celebrating. Local troops are actively marching in parades, leading sing-along events in parks, displaying our traveling history exhibit at local government centers and libraries and creating submissions to the Council's 100th Anniversary Art Contest.
To complement our 100th celebration, local venues like the Smithsonian Museums, Madame Tussauds, the Hard Rock Café, the Nationals and the Mystics are rolling out the green carpet for Girl Scouts with special programs. You will want to bookmark our new 100th anniversary website in order to stay up-to-date on all of the 100th anniversary activities. And of course, we hope you will join us at our signature events: the Interfaith Service at the National Cathedral on April 28, and Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along on June 9.
While we look forward to celebrating, we know that along with the fun comes hard work. Our mission is as important today as it was 100 years ago when Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in Savannah, GA. We embrace the responsibility to develop future generations of leaders. And, we know that to accomplish this we need your support. Without the dedication and hard work of our volunteers and parents, we would not have the premier leadership program for girls. Thank you for the time you spend inspiring girls. If you have not already done so, please donate to SHARE: Share Her Annual Real Expenses, our annual giving campaign.
Girl Scouts of the USA has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl to focus attention on girls and the issues they face. Girl Scouts is taking this moment in our history to launch a major initiative to change the landscape for girls and young women. This initiative will reach beyond our membership and include the movement's largest fundraising and advocacy campaign dedicated to girls' issues. Stay tuned for updates on this effort.
2012 has finally arrived and I look forward to celebrating our 100th anniversary with you.
Chief Executive Officer
At the time of distribution of the CapiTalk Newsletter we became aware of commentary in a local newspaper with misleading information about Girl Scouts. Our Council President issued the following response in a blog posted online on January 23. We thought it was important to share our Council President Diane Tipton's blog response with our entire membership. If you have questions or need more information email:email@example.com. Thank you.
Little Brownie Baker 100th Anniversary Cookie Campaign Features Girl Scouts from the Nation's Capital
When Little Brownie Bakers asked, "What Can a Cookie Do?", they found the answer right here at the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. The result, an exciting campaign that uses photographs and videos of our very own Nation's Capital Girl Scouts explaining their service projects and other accomplishments funded by proceeds from their Cookie sale.
Many of our Girl Scout troops shared stories about supporting U.S. military troops with Girl Scout Cookie care packages. Watch the video of Kate Y., who made supporting the troops her mission. Over several years, she sent 3,000 Girl Scout Cookie care packages to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Girl Scout Brownie Troop 4574 from Washington, DC, decided after Thinking Day that they wanted to help children in Peru by donating an animal. With the choice of a chicken, rabbit or llama, the girls voted overwhelmingly for the llama. They were so inspired by this goal that they sold more cookies and purchased three llamas. Watch the girls' reaction when they got up close and personal with some friendly llamas.
Also featured in the campaign, Girl Scout Lalah W., sharing her business strategy and how she uses technology to expand her customer base to help her reach her high Cookie goals. Lalah learned early that her online customers' promises far exceed her door-to-door sales, which helped her reach her goal-over 1,000 boxes. According to Lalah, one of our top sellers, "I just love the incentives!"
What Can a Cookie Do? More than you can see! Visit the website to watch all the videos and see photos of Girl Scouts from the Nation's Capital.
Special Cookie Celebrates the 100th
To pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts and our founding in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, GA, our cookie line-up this year features Savannah Smiles. This lemon wedge cookie is cool and crisp, with lemon chips that deliver tiny bursts of flavor. Buy a box and you'll quickly be reminded of our founder and that world-famous "Brownie Smile". Girl Scout Cookies are on sale through March 25.
Girl Scout Camp Brochure Online
This year the Girl Scout camp brochure is greener then ever and is available exclusively online. You can read the brochure and register your daughter for camp entirely online. If paper is still your preference you can print a page or the whole brochure using a printer-friendly version.
Sleep-Away camp registration opened January 24 and is firstcome firstserve.
Day and Evening Camp registration opens February 13. Some camps have a lottery system while others are on a first-come basis.
If you need assistance or access to a computer, please contact Annette Rollins at 800-523-7898, or contact your local Girl Scout offices for assistance.
Become a Member of Troop 100
Donate to SHARE: our annual giving campaign
In our 100th year, we invite you to become a member of Troop 100. This community of donors believe in the potential of every girl and have gone above and beyond in our 100th anniversary year to invest $100 or more in the future of Girl Scouting. In addition to helping girls, you will receive our 100th anniversary bloom pin. Wear it with pride and show your support for SHARE. Together we can ensure the future of Girl Scouting for the next 100 years.
Girl Scout 100th Art Contest
Deadline February 20th
We are inviting all Girl Scouts to enter our 100th Anniversary Art Contest by submitting artwork with a 100th anniversary theme. All entries must be received in the Girl Scout Council offices by Friday, February 20 to be considered. Selected artwork will be on displayed at the National Portrait Gallery on March 3, the President's Circle Dinner on March 9, and one entry will be made into a special pin sold at Hard Rock Cafe. Proceeds from that sale will support SHARE.
Girl Scouts Seek Singing Superstar with "I Want to Rock the Mall" Contest
Chance to Perform at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along
Girl Scouts: warm up your voices, tune your guitars and arrange lyrics and you may become the next singing sensation. The I Want to Rock the Mall YouTube contest, sponsored by K12 Inc., America's leader in online learning for students in grades kindergarten through 12, is open to all Girl Scouts in the USA.
To enter, write and perform an original song expressing what it's like to be a Girl Scout today. The Girl Scout contest winner will dazzle the stage with a live performance in front of hundreds of thousands at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along, in Washington, DC on June 9, 2012. Plus, she'll be introduced and share a stage with "American Idol" finalist and Girl Scout alumna Thia Megia.
Thia Megia, singer, musician and finalist on the hit FOX series "American Idol," is lending her talent to serve as official Ambassador for the I Want to Rock the Mall YouTube contest. "I know that girls are doing it all these days, so I can't wait to see the videos, hear the creative songs and join our talented winner at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall. It's going to be truly inspiring," said Thia Megia.
All entries must be posted on the contest YouTube channel by April 20, 2012. The runners-up will receive a free language course from K12 and recognition at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall and the first place winner plus a chaperone will receive a trip to Washington, DC to perform at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along.
For complete rules, visit our website.
100th Anniversary Girl Scout Interfaith Service
April 28, 2012 at the Washington National Cathedral
Join the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital and 2,500 of your closest Girl Scout friends to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting! The 100th Anniversary Girl Scout Interfaith Service will be led by girls and religious leaders from various faiths, with a keynote address from the Most Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Girls who have earned the new Girl Scout religious award, My Promise, My Faith, will be recognized at the service. A kick-off event for girls to complete the first step of this award will take place on January 29, 2012 at the GSCNC DC office. For more information regarding this event, please contact Raquel Arellano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passes will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Please remember that while this is a free Girl Scout event, seating is limited. For more information regarding registration and volunteering for the service, please visit: www.gscnc.org/interfaith.html.
Girl Scouts Rock the Mall Registration Open!
The Council is looking forward to hosting the largest gathering of Girl Scouts at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along. We expect everyone attending Girl Scouts Rock the Mall to register. In addition to paying for the commemorative t-shirt and patch, your registration fee supports our council's ability to host the event. We want to have in place the appropriate resources (water, port-o-potties, first aiders, etc.) to accommodate all those who attend. We also need the financial resources to help offset the considerable costs associated with the event. We are confident that on June 9 you will consider your $10 a small investment in this a once in a lifetime experience.
Click here for info on volunteering at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall.
Thank You for Supporting Girl Scouts!
Capital One Funds Financial Literacy for Local Girls
We are pleased to announce that Capital One has renewed their support for the Capital Currency Program Financial Literacy Program for the 2011-2012 Girl Scout year. Thank you, Capital One, for empowering local girls to become financially savvy young women!
CareFirst Gift Expands Healthy Living Programming during Girl Scouts' 100th Year CareFirst recently awarded the Girl Scout Council a generous $175,000 grant to expand the Grow Strong Program and bring healthy living activities to 6,000 girls during the 2011-2012 program year -Girl Scouts' 100th year! We are deeply grateful to CareFirst for their steadfast support for the health and well being of local Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Join Forces to Celebrate a Double CentennialIn celebration of the centennial anniversaries of the Cherry Blossom Festival and Girl Scouts in 2012, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital (GSCNC) and the National Cherry Blossom Festival have partnered to create the National Cherry Blossom Festival Patch Program for Girl Scouts. The National Cherry Blossom Festival Patch Program, which will be available to GSCNC members this fall, will commemorate the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Osaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC in 1912-the same year Juliette Low founded the Girl Scout movement.
- Booz Allen Hamilton for Make the Connection, the Environmental Leadership Institute and Girl Scouts Rock the Mall:100th Anniversary Sing-Along
- The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for outreach day camps and expanded outreach to girls from low-income communities
- Capital One for the Capital Currency Financial Literacy Program
- CareFirst for the Grow Strong Program and Girl Scouts Rock the Mall:100th Anniversary Sing-Along
- The Dimick Foundation for Girl Scout outreach in low-income communities
- Dominion for the Girl Scout W&OD Trail Conservation Patch Program
- Ernst and Young for Girl Scouts Rock the Mall:100th Anniversary Sing-Along
- GEICO for the DASHboard Road Safety Program and Girl Scouts Rock the Mall:100th Anniversary Sing-Along
- Giant for Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girl Scouts
- Girl Scouts of the USA for destinations grants
- Girl Scouts of the USA and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors for STEM day camps
- The Philip L. Graham Fund for Girl Scout outreach to girls in low-income communities
- K12 for Girl Scouts Rock the Mall:100th Anniversary Sing-Along
- Kraft Foods for the Healthy Living Town Hall
- Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation for Girl Scout outreach in low-income communities
- The National Cherry Blossom Festival for the 100th Anniversary National Cherry Blossom Festival Patch Program
- Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP for Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Day at the Air and Space Museum
- Mars Foundation for Girl Scout outreach in low-income communities
- Pearson Foundation for Profiles of Leadership
- The Washington Forrest Foundation for Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girl Scouts and Girl Scout outreach in Hispanic communities in Northern Virginia
- Washington Gas for the Energy Efficiency Program