What is GSCNC?
GSCNC stands for Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. Our Girl Scouts span the entire Washington metropolitan area, including Washington, DC; in Virginia: the city of Alexandria and Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Page, Prince William, Shenandoah and Warren counties; in Maryland: Allegany, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s and Washington counties; and in West Virginia: Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral and Morgan counties.
What is Girl Scouting about?
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls—all girls—where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts’ membership has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Georgia, to 3.4 million members throughout the United States, including U.S. territories, and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.
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Girl Scout Grade Levels
• Girl Scout Daisy (grades K-1)
• Girl Scout Brownie (grades 2-3)
• Girl Scout Juniors (grades 4-5)
• Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8)
• Girl Scout Senior (grades 9-10)
• Girl Scout Ambassador (grades 11-12)
What activities can Girl Scouts participate in?
Girls are encouraged to get out of their comfort zones, try new things and explore the world around them. As an organization, the Girl Scouts are committed to saftey first! Click here to read about specific Safety Activity Checkpoints.
• Girl Scouts should be referred to as “Girl Scout Brownies” or “Girl Scout Juniors,” not as “scouts” or “Brownies.” Names should always be capitalized.
• “Try-It” & “Interest Project” should be capitalized;the word badge should be lower case.
• The Girl Scout logo & trademark are owned by GSUSA and should not be used.