Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital (the Council) does more than sell cookies each year. During the spring and summer breaks, they partner with one of our founding members, Washington Gas, to encourage leadership development and environmental education. Annually, approximately 1,800 scouts grades K-8 gather at camp sites throughout the region and participate in activities for 45 minutes to one hour per day, for five days, learning about energy efficiency, renewable and non-renewable resources, alternate forms of energy, natural gas and environmental conservation. Activities engage the scouts in environmental stewardship via creative, fun, hands-on activities. Upon completion of the 5-hour program, scouts earn the Washington Gas Air Quality Environmental Learning Program patch to be proudly displayed on their sash.

The program, led by the Council and funded in part along with curriculum resources provided by Washington Gas, is an excellent example of training future leaders to take responsibility for individual actions to reduce pollution through voluntary measures

Since the program's inception in 2007, more than 12,500 girls have participated in and benefitted from this educational leadership opportunity.