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Celebrate Girl Scout Week With Healthy Activities Related to Journeys



Did you know that resources are available to help you customize the Girl Scout Journeys to make them more closely reflect the interests of your troop?


Are your girls involved in sports and interested in having an active lifestyle? Do you have girls who are interested in cooking and want to learn more about healthy food options? These can all be part of their Girl Scout Journey! Activities with a healthy twist can easily be incorporated into many of the Journeys, and the Healthy Habits booklet present sample sessions for your girls to try.


Healthy Habits activity books are available for the Daisy Between Earth and Sky, Brownie Wonders of Water, and Junior Get Moving! Journeys.


Our Council is partnering with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation to encourage girls to make healthy responsible choices, now and into the future.


Check out these and other Journey resources and upcoming Journey-related events on our Journeys page:




Multiple Levels


Girl Scout Garden Party: Manners Badge and Healthy Living Badge with Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Who: Girl Scout Daisies-Cadettes

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014  10am-3pm

Where: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
4255 Linnean Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008 
(15 minute walk from the DC Girl Scout Shop)

Celebrate spring with a festive garden party! Explore enchanting gardens, discover glittering treasures in the mansion, putt on the green, play garden games, try on dress up clothes, and create your own artwork.

Brownies and Juniors can complete requirements to earn their Manners and Healthy Living badges by staying active through playing outdoor lawn games, meeting a health helper, practicing conversation skills, playing a table setting game, and more!

Hillwood patches are available for purchase from the Museum Shop.

Fee: Girl $10 Adult $5 Tagalong $10  Other- Patches available for purchase from the Museum Shop for $4.50.  Girl Scout Tea available at the Cafe (for groups of 10 or more; advanced reservation required) $19.20 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Register: Call 202-686-5807 or online here


Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament 

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: Saturday May 17th and Saturday June 7th (noon shows)

Where:  Arundel Mills Hanover Location
7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, MD 21076

Girl Scout and Boy Scout shows feature a 20-minute education presentation that begins promptly at 12:00pm.  The falcon presentation- care and training of the horses- and meet the medieval times cast after the snow.  Both shows begin at noon.  Admission includes two-hour tournament, four course feast and commemorative patch for all scouts in attendance. Group discounts start at 15 guests.  Scout's honor meets knightly chivalry at Medieval Times. Our thrilling two hour show is a great way to celebrate with your troop!
Fee:  Girl: $30.95  Adult: $30.95  Tagalong $36.96
Register: Call 443-755-0011 ext 2819

Girl Scout Day Trip to New York City with Reston Limousine

Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When: Saturday April 19th, 2014 7:00am-11:00pm

Where: Pickup at Vienna Metro, north side kiss and ride

Celebrate springtime in the Big Apple with Reston Limousine's day trip to New York City!  Girl Scouts earn a special New York patch when they visit 3 NYC attractions of their choice!  Cost is $50 for transportation only or $85 for transportation and dinner at the American Girl Cafe or Ellen's Stardust Diner in NYC!  Feel free to bring a bag lunch, snacks and travel pillows for the bus.  Troops must provide appropriate adult-girl ratios.  For trips 50 miles outside of GSCNC's boundaries please fill out the B240 form.

Fee:  $50 for transportation or $85 for transportation and dinner at American Girl Cafe or Ellen's Stardust Diner


Castle Princess Fun Patch Crafting/Sewing Workshop with Cupcakes and Lace LLC
Who:  Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies
When: March 22nd 2:45pm-4:45pm
Where: Pleasant Valley Methodist Church 

43987John Mosby Highway
Chantilly, VA 20152



Travel back to the days of castles, craft a medieval maiden princess hat and enjoy a yummy medieval drink!  Sew a mini princess stuffed animal too!  Each girl will earn and receive the Cupcakes and Lace Castle Princess Patch!   NOTE:  Yes, we use plastic needles for Daisy age as they are safer and easier for them to use.  Open to girls in Kindergarten-3rd grade.


Fee: $22 (includes all supplies, snack and Castle Princess fun patch)






Singing Saturday Singalong


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: Saturday April 12th, 2014 2:00pm-4:00pm


Where: GSCNC Camp Crowell


Join the GSCNC Singalong Service on Singalong Saturday!  Take part in action songs and games along with your Girl Scout sisters from across the council.  Bring your favorite Girl Scout song to share.  Pack a picnic lunch to snack on.  This event will take place rain or shine.  Please register enough adults to meet Volunteer Essentials safety ratios.


Fee: Free


Register:  Please Register Here 






Tea to Go! Tea & Etiquette & 

CHOICES Social Skills Workshops



Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: March: 8, 22, 29; April: 5, 12, 19; May: 3, 10, 17, 31; June: 7, 14, 21 


Where: We are mobile- we come to you!


Tea to Go! is a tea experience that combines the art of demonstrating social graces with etiquette do's & don'ts, appropriate conversation starters and the history of tea. A full traditional tea luncheon is served.


CHOICES workshops provide an introduction to making healthy choices with self-esteem, social skills, friendships, boundaries, goal setting or money management.


Fee: Teas: $20/Girl Scout $10 tagalong & adult; 

Workshops: $15/Girl Scout  $10/tagalong; free for adults (1 and 2 hour workshops available)


Time: Saturdays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm; 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm or by appointment


Register: call: 703.220.2004 or email:






Girl Scout Day at the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: March 15, 2014, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Where: National Air and Space Museum

14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy 

Chantilly, VA 20151  


**PLEASE NOTE - this does not take place at the museum on the National Mall** 


Come and explore exciting science activities during the Girl Scout Day at the National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center! Take the controls of a flight simulator, see the Space Shuttle Enterprise, experiment with the forces of gravity, and speak with women scientists and engineers all on the same day. Presenters from around the area make this a unique opportunity. 

Cost: FREE to attend!  Parking is $15 per vehicle  


Register: Registration is not required for this event






Financial Fitness Challenge  

Badge of the Week!  




Ambassador- Good Credit: By completing this badge, you will know what it takes to keep good credit and borrow money smartly, including how to pay back what you owe in time -- skills that will help you throughout life.  Click here: if you have earned this badge this year and we will send you a free Financial Fitness Challenge Patch brought to you by Capital One!







GEICO Art of Independence

Badge of the Week




Cadette- Babysitter: This month we are highlighting the GEICO Art of Independence with the Cadette Babysitter Badge. Each week we will highlight a step to earning this badge. With the Babysitter badge you will get to know how kids develop during different ages. Why do you think this would be beneficial while babysitting? Visit to fill out the survey if you have earned this badge from July 2013 to June 2014 and we will send you a free Art of Independence patch brought to you by GEICO!




Step 2:


Safety is the number one concern of parent leaving their kids with babysitters, so it is important to learn how to keep kids safe and be a good babysitter. Learn these crucial skills by interviewing five moms, interviewing five experienced babysitters/nannies, or attending an official babysitter training course.  Training courses are offered through the Red Cross, urban sitter, or the Girl Scout's Council of the Nation's Capital.  To learn more about first aid try your cadette first aid badge or choose a babysitter course that also includes first aid. Many courses also offer CPR training, an important skill that many parents want their babysitters to have!







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Finding the Right Fit on the Roller Coaster of College Admissions




Who:  Girl Scout Cadettes-Amabssadors and parents 


When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 7:30-9:00pm


Where: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

8304 Old Keene Mill Road

Springfield, VA 22152


A college admissions seminar based on the book 
Getting into College with Julia Ross, Finding the Right Fit and Making It Happen.  Additional workshops are available for "Resume Writing", "Interviewing and College Vists," and "College Essays".  All sessions are informative and interactive.  Geared for parents and girls grades 7th-12th.
Fee:  Free
Register:  RSVP by March 25 to Assn. 52 Chair:





 We are seeking President's Award Nominations!

President's Award


Gold Award Workshop Dates 


Are you a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador thinking about earning your Gold Award?  Attend a Gold Award Workshop to learn more about the process.  Specific Dates can be found here: 


Gold Award Scholarships for Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital   



Who: Gold Award Girl Scouts graduating high school in Spring 2014   

Deadline to apply is March 15, 2014 (or next business day) 


What:  High school seniors who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award are eligible for one of 17 $1,000 educational scholarships awarded by GSCNC. A Gold Award Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of local businesswomen, reviews the written applications and identifies semi-finalists to be interviewed in person at the council office. Based on the interviews, committee members select finalists, with equal representation from all areas of the council. 

Semifinalists who are not selected to receive a scholarship each receive a $150 Visa gift card. Sara and Lawrence Phillips, long-time Girl Scout volunteers, have provided GSCNC with a generous gift to support the Gold Award Scholarship Program. Additional gifts from anonymous donors fund the Gold Award Scholarship in Honor of Marilynn Carr and the Shenandoah Region Gold Award Scholarships.


How: All girls selected as semi-finalists must be available to interview at the GSCNC Main Office on Thursday, May 1, 2014--no exceptions.  To apply, click here.     

Dine-Around Series
Are you working toward your Gold Award? Have you already earned your 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. Please note there is no cost to attend a Dine-Around. 

Dine-Around Opportunities

Trinity Washington University Dine-Around (Girls may bring one adult to attend)
Tuesday, March 25 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Washington, DC 
Dine-Around hosted by Pat McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University. Meet and greet with student scholars and faculty. Learn more about the Girl Scout scholarships TWU has to offer. 


"Through the Looking Glass" Dine-Around
When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Where: Manassas VA             
Dine-Around hosted by Patricia Titus, Vice President & Chief Information Security Office Information Technology Division, Freddie Mac. 


To register: send the following information to 

Troop #
Senior or Ambassador
Girl and Parent Email Address
Cell Phone Contact  #
Dine-Arounds are added regularly so check back on this page often.






C&O Riley Lockhouse and Patch Program



Who: Girl Scout Leaders/Adults of Girl Scout Brownies-Ambassadors


When: Saturday April 12th, 2014 from 9:15-2:30pm


Where: Riley Lock Road (off River Road)

Seneca, MD


Live the life of a C& O Canal Lock Keeper's family in the 1870's. An adult first takes the training, works with the girls, then they come with the troop to Riley's Lock House on a Saturday or Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30. The girls wear period clothes, act as docents, and do home crafts with the public.


School service hours or Silver Trefoil hours can be earned by the girls during their service day.


On the day of training, the adults bring a lunch with drink, beach chair, training log, and three possible dates when their troop can come to the Lock House. Registration MUST include a home or cell number where the troop leader can be reached by the trainer.


Fee: Free


Register: Please register here




Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Online Committee




The council is developing an online committee for testing future web projects (including redesign). We will be looking for one to two representatives from each Association to participate. Qualifications needed are an email address and access to computer with internet and a current working internet browser. This committee will only be meeting in virtual environments (such as email correspondence) and it does not require a commitment to be physically present at any particular location. If you would like to apply to serve on this committee, please fill out the form below.



What's In Your Closet?

Share Your Girl Scout Souvenirs


: Girl Scout Adults
When: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Where: GSCNC Annual Meeting
Lansdowne Conference Center, Leesburg, VA
The Archives and History Committee invites members to share their own Girl Scout memorabilia at this year's Annual Meeting. Tell us why an artifact is special to you, share what memories it brings to mind. Have an item you can't identify? We'll try to help. Please bring no more than three items and keep in mind that we cannot appraise or purchase your items. For more information or questions, email:




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