Friday, July 29, 2011

Standout Alumnae Sought

As part of the kickoff for our centennial celebration at convention, GSUSA wants to recognize Girl Scout alumnae from all 112 councils and of all stripes--and they need your help. Please submit a bio and headshot of a resident alumna to be highlighted at convention, selected for her exceptional track record in her chosen line of work or service to the community. Award-winning writers, scientists, and sports coaches; teachers and humanitarian aid workers… All professional titles and experiences are welcomed. Bios/headshots should be sent to by August 30.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Girl Scouts of the USA Receives 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award

GSUSA’s Program team is delighted to announce that Girl Scouts of the USA has received a 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers.

All six It’s Your Story – Tell It! journey girl books were nominated for the 2011 AEP Distinguished Achievement Award in the category of “Curriculum – Life Skills and Character Education” and the Girl Scout Daisy book, 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!, the Girl Scout Brownie book, A World of Girls, and the Girl Scout junior book, aMUSE were all chosen as winners in the Preschool to 5 Category!
For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning in all media and for any educational setting. Award winners meet the highest standards for quality, professional content for education and represent the most innovative learning solutions currently on the market. One of the largest and longest-running programs of its kind, the AEP Awards and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators, and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value. Find out more at

Video: 100 Years of History

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital and Girl Scouts of the USA plan to celebrate our 100th anniversary in true Girl Scout fashion: with song. Join us as we celebrate our centennial at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Saturday, June 9.

Since the Girl Scout Movement was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, we have lifted our voices in song to celebrate friendship and express our commitment to girls' leadership. The Girl Scouts has a long tradition of holding sing-alongs on the National Mall, having assembled there for our 85th, 90th, and 95th anniversaries.

On these occasions, more than 250,000 Girl Scouts have lined the National Mall and sung some of our favorite Girl Scout songs, enjoyed the special music, and joined together to celebrate the strength of the Girl Scout Movement.  We hope you will become a part of this resounding tradition.

Details for registration and hotel accommodations are coming soon. In the meantime, please spread the word about our upcoming centennial event. The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital has already started—by holding a flash-mob dance in the main hall of Union Station in Washington, D.C. to announce the date of the sing-along next June and by holding a press conference, which you can check out here (press conference).


Girl Scouts Rock the Mall Web

Rock the Mall Facebook page
We look forward to seeing you there!