Sharing Girl Scout Ways

GSWay_AmbThe Nations Capital Archives & History Program Center has been open for six months now. We offer workshops to help girls earn their Girl Scout Way badges on the third Saturday and Sunday of each month. Registration is through the Council event calendar.

Girls watch “The Golden Eaglet,” learn the history of our council, and examine vintage uniforms and badges. They also do a scavenger hunt through the 1963 handbooks and try some activities from older badges.

One troop just sent me a delightful thank you note, and their leader included a few photos. Enjoy!


Watching “The Golden Eaglet” in October 2015 (photo by Sarah Barz).



Ambassador Jenn, an archives aide, watches as I model my own vest (photo by Sarah Barz).


Sandy Alexander teaches Council history.


Don’t forget classic songs and games! Susan Ducey teaches Strut Miss Lizzie (above).


Trying out an old badge requirement (photo by Sarah Barz).


Group shot! Each workshop ends with a group photo. We immediately print it out, paste it into our guest book, and each girl signs before she leaves.

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One thought on “Sharing Girl Scout Ways

  1. What an awesome resource for the girls in your area! It looks like a great, informative program for the girls!! Kudos to you for offering any type of programming at all when there are some councils who not only do not offer these types of programming for the girls within their iwn council but highly frown upon anyone setting up Journey in a Day events, etc when leaders take the initiative to give their girls a better/fuller Girl Scout experience that cannot be met at just meetings alone!! Our girls would love to go there some day!!

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