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Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital has displayed images and historical information collected over the last 100 years in the 100th Anniversary traveling exhibition.

The 100th Anniversary traveling exhibition includes six panels created in varying themes: adventure, cookies, Gold award, history, service, and Girl Scouting today.  Each panel can be reserved for local events around the Washington metro area to create awareness about Girl Scouting's 100th Anniversary.  To reserve a panel for your event, complete the survery here.  View the slideshows below to see the photographs and information that appear on all six of the exhibition panels:

Adventure View Slideshow
Camping and Adventure activities have been a part of Girl Scouting since the organization began in the early 1900s. Today, GSCNC Girl Scouts use eight GSCNC camp properties located in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. They participate in high adventure activities including kayaking, horseback riding, archery, and rock wall climbing.

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The Girl Scout Cookie program has evolved into the most iconic and anticipated cookie sale of the year. This traditional sale began over ninety years ago, and Girl Scouts all over the United States sell cookies each year to earn money for their troops as well as learn entrepreneurial skills that are an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Gold Award  View Slideshow
The highest award available to Girl Scouts has had many different titles and requirements: The Golden Eagle of Merit, the Golden Eaglet, the Curved Bar, the First Class, and the Gold Award. The Gold Award, established in 1981 and currently Girl Scouting's highest honor, recognizes girls who design and complete a project which fulfills a need within their local or global communities.

History  View Slideshow
Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912 under the belief that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. Her progressive outlook focused on the inclusion of all girls. Today, as the organization celebrates its 100th Anniversary, Girl Scouts continues to uphold the mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scouting Today View Slideshow

As Girl Scouts today, girls serve their communities, their country, and the world. They learn to be leaders, to foster their entrepreneurial skills, and to treat their peers with respect. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character. Take a look at what girls today in the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital are achieving in their communities.

Service  View Slideshow

Girls have served their communities since the Girl Scout movement began in 1912. When Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scout organization, she hoped to bring girls into the community to provide service while exploring new interests and having fun. Today, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience encourages girls to discover their strengths, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place.