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National Council Session 2014

53rd Convention




Dates: October 16-19, 2014 (Salt Lake City, Utah)


Girls currently in 9th-11th grade and adults apply to be a National Delegate today! The deadline for submission is December 16, 2013. 


Please click here for the Teen Girl and Adult Application.  


Learn More about National Delegates


Every three years, Girl Scouts gather together at the National Council Session to reinvigorate our Movement and celebrate our accomplishments. We will engage in important strategic conversations about the future and provide exciting educational opportunities for adults and girls.


Interested in Attending?

We are interested in finding out who is planning on attending the National Council Session/53rd Convention from Girl Scouts Nation's Capital. This is not a commitment just an opportunity for us to gauge interest. Please fill out our interest indicator: If you have any questions, please send them to   
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Architecture Everywhere: Girl Scouts in Georgetown Day at Tudor Place


Who: Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes


Where: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

1644 31st St NW

Washington, DC 20007


Girl Scouts explore architectural styles from around the world while touring Tudor Place and the Georgetown neighborhood. After the tour, Girl Scouts design their own building and landscape


Fees: Girl Scouts and Tag-alongs: $10.00 ; Adults: $3.00


How to register: Visit our website at  or contact Alexis Miller at or 202.965.0400


For more information: Visit



Mia Saunders School of Ballet Presents The Nutcracker


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: Saturday December 14th and Sunday December 15th, 2013 at 3pm


Where: Centreville High School Theatre, 6001 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124


Mia Saunders School of Ballet presents two performances of The Nutcracker. Earn your Nutcracker Patch and help others!  All proceeds go to Centreville High School Drama Boosters for student scholarships adn Fisher House Foundation 501(c)(3); an organization that helps to support our military troop.  The Girl Scouts are invited to a *pre-performance interview with Clara, The Prince, and The Sugar Plum Fairy and will receive a candy cane. (*Must register ahead.)  The Nutcracker is performed by dancers ages 5-18 and many of them are Girl Scouts.  


Fee: Girls $10 Adults $12


Register: Contact Nicole Caputo at or 703-830-5819





Sesame Street Live "Make a New Friend" at the Patriot Center


Who: All Girl Scouts


When: December 12-15, 2013

12/13/13 7:00 PM
12/14/13 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM  

12/15/13 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM


Where: Patriot Center 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030


No matter where you're from or where you've been, everyone is special-so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street Friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies!


Fee: Girl Scout rate $45, $27, $15


Register: Click here for ticket order form.  Last day to purchase Girl Scout discounted tickets is Monday December 9th.


Contact: Jill Buxbaum call 202.292.1982 or e-mail at




Day Visits & Overnight Camping at CraftWorks at Cool Spring


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: Call to Schedule


Where: 1469 Lloyd Rd. Charles Town, WV 25414


Visit for a day or overnight on our 12 acres of lush Shenandoah marsh and rolling hills near Charles Town, West Virginia. 

  • Work on a variety of indoor/outdoor projects, patches and badges
  • Utilize our studio for arts and crafts
  • Learn by doing from a nature of art expert
  • Enjoy the fire circle for songs and smores!

Register:  For more information, or to schedule a visit, contact Margaret Smith at (304) 728-6233 or






Badges, Journeys, and More! With Fairfax County Park Authority



Who: Girls Scouts of All Ages


When: Ongoing


Where: Fairfax County, VA


Visit our website for newly expanded "by-request" scheduling options for Badge and Journey programs  and the E-Parktakes Magazine for scheduled offerings

  • Badge and Journey Programs
  • Campfires and Wagon Rides
  • Sleepovers and Camping
  • Fishing and Boats

Locations Include: Colvin Mill Historic Site; Cub Run RECenter; Ellanor C Lawrence Park; Frying Pan Farm Park; Green Spring Garden; Hidden Oaks Nature Center; Hidden Pond Nature Center; Lake Fairfax; Huntley Meadows Park and Historic Site; Riverbend Park; Sully Historic Site; Lewinsville Park






The Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery

International Spy Museum


Who: Girl Scout Brownies-Ambassadors 


When: Saturday February 22, 2014 2pm-3pm


Where: International Spy Museum

800 F St. NW

Washington, DC 20004


In the real-life world of espionage, spies often call upon the art of magic and illusion to distract the enemy, make evidence disappear, and escape unnoticed.  Join professional magician, Peter Wood, as he demonstrates the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. This one of a kind performance, custom designed for the Spy Museum, is guaranteed to fascinate children and adults alike.


Fee: Girl: $11.00 Adult $11.00 Tagalong: $11.00


Register: Please contact Lucy Stirn at 202-654-0933 or to receive the discounted Girl Scout rate. 


For more information, please go to 






Are you a Storyteller? With the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

  Little Golden Books FREE Exhibition


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: June 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014


Where: National Museum of American History Second floor east


Little Golden Books transformed children's reading habits in the early 20th century. Prior to World War II, large-format, classic story books for children were prohibitively expensive and available to a privileged few. Little Golden Books offered new ideas and modern stories in an affordable format. The exhibit features a sampling of artist's proofs from several early Little Golden Books.


Fee: Free


Register: There is no registration for this exhibit





Preparing for a Ball at Gadsby's Tavern Museum


Who: Girl Scout Daisys, Brownies and Juniors 


When: Saturday, January 25, 2014 


Where: Gadsby's Tavern Museum

134 N Royal St

Alexandria, VA 22314


Balls were a girl's favorite thing to do in the 18th century. Explore the tavern where famous balls like George Washington's Birthnight Ball were held and practice the tasks involved in preparing for a ball. Includes an
18th century dance lesson and a craft to take home! Hour program begins at 10:30 a.m. with a new group starting every 45 minutes; last program begins at 3:15 p.m.


Cost: $6 per person 


To Register: Register online 

or call 703-746-4739


For more information visit




In Faberge's Workshop at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens 

Who: Program is appropriate for girls ages 6-12. 


When: Tuesday-Saturdays and select Sundays, year-round, 10 am-12 pm or 2:30-3:30 pm.  Please schedule in advance.


Where: Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008


Visit Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens to work on your Girl Scout Junior Jeweler Badge through In Faberg�'s Workshop. Explore sumptuous jewelry and fanciful objects including those created by imperial Russia's legendary jeweler, Peter Carl Faberg�. Then create a Faberg�-style gold box to hold your personal jewelry collections.  Completes 3 of the 5 steps required to earn the Girl Scout Junior Jeweler Badge.


Fee: $8 per Girl Scout, 3 chaperones free, $15 additional adults.


Register: For program details visit Hillwood's website, e-mail or call 202.243.3935. 





Financial Fitness Challenge  

Badge of the Week   


Brownie- Give Back:  Brownies will love coming up with ideas on how to use their cookie money to help their community or work on a Take Action Project with the Give Back Badge.  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! 





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Who: Girl Scout teens, grades 10 and 11 

When: Deadline for application is Friday, November 25, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Each year Leadership Greater Washington selects proven or aspiring youth leaders from diverse backgrounds and provides them with the opportunity to learn from some of the area's most important decision makers to study various topics such as diversity, the arts, health, public service and community service. YLGW is open to public, private and charter school students across the region and engages the young leaders in professional skill-building activities so the participants walk away with the resources needed to be more effective at school, at home and within their community.


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


Chase the Winter Blues Away Brunch-Around 
When: Sunday, January 12, 2014 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.  
Where: Olney, MD              
Enjoy a brunch hosted by Shirley Edwards, Assurance Managing Partner, Ernst & Young


Mexican Fiesta Dine-Around

When: Sunday, January 26, 2014 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Arlington, VA
Enjoy a traditional Mexican Fiesta hosted by Karen Penn, Esq., Consultant and Kathy McKinless, Archdiocese of Washington


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.

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