Letter From the President & CEO

 Dear Girl Scout Family,

There is no better program than Girl Scouts to provide girls with the skills needed to become the exceptional women they were born to be and to make a difference in the world. Due to our unfailing dedication, this year has proven that Girl Scouts are up to the challenges of the day, and are resilient. In 2020, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital was able to pivot from an in-person Girl Scout Expo in the Fall for 7,500 Girl Scouts to virtual troop meetings for over 35,000 girls in the Spring. We were, and remain, steadfast to providing stability and consistency to our Girl Scout families during this unprecedented time. We especially acknowledge the contribution of our dedicated volunteers, 18,641 adults whose hard work in this critical time ensures that thousands of girls have access to the Girl Scout movement.

Our joint commitment led to one of the strongest Spring Renewal Campaigns in our council’s history. Over 32,650 girls were renewed for the coming year. Additionally, we formed 425 new troops and of that, 50 troops were recruited virtually. As a result, we expanded our comprehensive technology to include webinar platforms and implemented a streamlined training tool, gsLearn. These enhancements gave our families resources to understand how to volunteer and support our hybrid Girl Scout year.

Being hybrid did not affect us from advancing the Girl Scout movement. Girl Scouts always find a way! We expanded our girls’ understanding of the world and the importance of peace as 1,153 Girl Scouts gathered for World Think Day at Trinity Washington University. We convened a panel of four Gold Award Girl Scouts for “Conversations of Consequence,” sparking dialogue to encourage girls to find their voices, take risks and seek social justice. And we continued our efforts to inspire the next generation of women STEM professionals through partnerships with corporations and universities to deliver our STEM-focused badges and journeys.

Looking to the future, we will continue our Girl Scouts mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character and suggest innovative ways to engage and support our Girl Scout family. Again, we thank our incredible volunteers, Girl Scout families, supporters, and staff. Together we will provide the tools to our Girl Scouts to be go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders of the future.

Yours in Girl Scouting,

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Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.