Cultural Tourism DC is proud to welcome the Girl Scouts to Washington, DC in celebration of the “Rock the Mall” 100th Sing- Along Anniversary. Several of our members are offering special activities for Girl Scouts during June 1st – 11th. The entire Cultural Tourism DC family supports the Girl Scouts and looks forward to your visits to our member sites.
When you want an outdoor break, check out Cultural Tourism DC’s Neighborhood Heritage Trails. These self-guided walking tours take you on an approximately one hour walk through one of DC’s historic neighborhoods. Heavily illustrated signs are your guides, and you can set your own pace! Learn about the national and local figures who made our nation great.
These events and activities are ideal for girl scouts of all ages, troop leaders and parents. Check out our calendar for dozens of other great places to visit while in Washington, DC.
June 1 - June 15
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts the International Spy Museum is offering a special $12 general admission rate for all Scouts and accompanying adults. The Scout ticket also includes a unique scavenger hunt, developed just for Girl Scouts to accompany their visit to the International Spy Museum, and a SPY patch (while supplies last.) The special rate is only available through group reservations at 202.654.0943.
For information on all International Spy Museum Girl Scouts programs, visit www.spymuseum.org/scouts
June 1 - June 11
$10 per Girl Scout, Adults accompanying girls are free
Visit the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum and become a Young Suffragist. Learn about the suffrage movement in the early 20th century and discover the strategies women used to lobby for and win the right to vote in 1920. tour the museum to learn more about the historic National Woman’s Party’s suffrage work through original banners, pictures, and newspapers from the campaign. Then, make your own protest banners and experience firsthand the story of women’s heroism.
Program fee includes: the tour, materials for all activities, and a special gift.
CAPACITY: 15 participants
AGE RANGE: 7-16 years old
Girl Scout Garden Party
Thursday, June 7 - 10 am - 12 pm
Scouts and Tag-alongs: $8; Accompanying Adults: $3
Celebrate Scouting's centennial at one of Georgetown’s most historic gardens. Scouts start with a scavenger hunt through 5.5 acres of historic gardens. In picturesque garden rooms, costumed interpreters will lead them in historic gaming and dancing. Then, meet and mingle with other Scouts while enjoying period crafts and refreshments!
June 2 - 11
30% off tours and rentals
Girl Scouts take 30% off bike tours and bike rentals from any Bike and Roll location! Rentals come with helmets & locks so you can explore on your own. Use discount code GIRLSCOUTS when booking. Discount may be applied to any 3-hour guided tour or bike rental (3 hour minimum). Discount cannot be applied to specialty tours (Bike and Boat to Mount Vernon). Please call ahead to reserve a spot on the tour. Advanced bike rental reservations are recommended but not required. Walk ups welcome (based on availability). Private tours available (call 202-842-2453 to book).
For more information on our tours and rentals, please visit BiketheSites.com!
Step back in time at Dumbarton House during one of our Scout programs! Bring your Scout troop, den, family, or youth group to learn about the early history of Washington, D.C. and participate in a hands-on workshop at Dumbarton House. Families and organized youth groups are invited to travel back in time at Dumbarton House as well!
For more information about reservations, visit dumbartonhouse.org/scoutprograms.htm
Girl Scouts attending the Rock the Mall event visit Hillwood for free, June 5 - 9.
For more information, or to schedule your visit, call 202-686-5807.
Building Detective Program
June 4-8 - 1 hour and 15 minutes
Grades: 3-7; for up to 20 people
Cost: $5 per Girl Scout; minimum $50
Unlock the mysteries of our historic 1876 synagogue and the congregation that built it by analyzing the building’s architecture. This hands-on program explores the idea of a historic building as an artifact and includes a scavenger hunt.
Walking Tour: Downtown Jewish Washington
June 4-8 - 1 hour and 15 minutes
Grades: 3-12; for up to 20 people
Cost: $5 per Girl Scout; minimum $50
Uncover the “old neighborhood” of downtown Washington and tour the oldest synagogue building in the area. Learn about the melting pot of Washington and explore the connection between the capital city as the seat of government, place of business, and a home.
Contact: Lisa Hershey, Education Specialist at 202-789-0900 or email@example.com
Cost: $17.50 per Girl Scout
Bring your troop to The Presidents Gallery by Madame Tussauds between March 12th and June 30th, 2012 to take advantage of an exclusive offer in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts!
The inclusive package covers admission, creation of your own wax hand to take home, unique “girl power” scavenger hunt, and a commemorative Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. patch. At 50% off retail pricing, this package price is only available when your troop books & pays in advance by contacting The Presidents Gallery by Madame Tussauds.
For more information, call 866-823-9569, email GroupSales@madametussaudsdc.com, or visit www.madametussauds.com/Washington/Planyourvisit/Groups/grlscout.aspx
The National Museum of American History offers several different opportunities for the Girl Scouts. When first walking into the museum, a display case will show off the history of the Girl Scouts through uniforms, camping, community activities and more.
For a full list of Girl Scouts activities at the Smithsonian, click here. Visit americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/exhibition.cfm for more information on activities specific to the National Museum of American History.
The Crime Museum is now offering badge programs for the Girl Scouts' new 2012 badge requirements! These comprehensive programs go above and beyond the basics and teach Girl Scouts the ins and outs of investigation! Please explore the following badge programs and book your troop today! All the programs include admission to the Museum, so not only will you get a badge, but you will also learn and explore American History from a different perspective.
For more information, visit www.crimemuseum.org/washington-dc-tours/group-tours/girlscouts.html
Girl Scout Weekend @ NMWA
June 8 - 10 am - 5 pm
NMWA is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA!
NMWA invites Girl Scouts of all ages, troop leaders, national officers, and council and staff members to enjoy complimentary admission to the museum.
Don’t just “Rock the Mall” during the sing-a-long in the Nation’s Capital; discover creative role models past and present in our galleries!
For more information, visit www.nmwa.org/events/girl-scout-weekend-nmwa
Sleepover at the Newseum
June 8-9 - 7 pm - 9 am
As part of the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary celebration, the Newseum is offering troops the chance to spend 14 hours of fun and exploration in Washington’s most interactive museum.
Each ticket includes craft activities, a scavenger hunt, the NewsMania™ trivia game, an evening snack, continental breakfast and all-day admission on June 9.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 202/292-6650 or visit www.newseum.org/tickets/annual-membership/newsletter-2012-april---june.pdf.
Cost: $8 per scout
Girl scouts have the opportunity to earn a badge at President Lincoln’s Cottage! While taking the Cottage Tour, scouts may complete an activity sheet to help them earn one of the following badges: Listening to the Past, Communication, Folk Arts or Building Art. On the interactive tour and in the exhibits located in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, scouts learn about President Lincoln’s leadership and why the Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home was so important to his presidency and his decisions on the Civil War and emancipation.
Tickets may be purchased for one girl scout or an entire troop. If you have 10 or more scouts in a group, please contact Sahand Miraminy at email@example.com to reserve your group tour.
Celebration of Textiles
Join us for our 34th annual "Celebration of Textiles"! This free festival invites visitors of all ages to explore the textile arts and cultures of the world through hands-on activities and artist demonstrations in the museum's gardens, historic buildings, and galleries. Further details will be announced at www.textilemuseum.org. Free; no reservations required.
"Celebration of Textiles" is part of the Museum Walk Weekend, organized by the Dupont- Kalorama Museums Consortium, which opens participating museums to the public for free; visit http://www.dkmuseums.com/ for more information.
Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days
June 2 - 10 am - 5 pm, June 3 - 11 am - 6 pm
The Phillips’s annual free celebration features musicians improvising to artworks in the galleries. Visitors create jazz-inspired art to take home, visit the instrument petting zoo, and view the Jasper Johns and Antony Gormley exhibitions on opening weekend. Part of the annual Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend. In collaboration with DC Jazz Festival. Proudly sponsored by KidsPost. All activities and museum admission are free.
Imagine a future with no culture, no creativity... no cookies. Humanity has survived amongst ruins of the past. Join the Agents of Change to travel through time and transform your dystopian world. Your decisions determine the fate of the future.
Discover different parts of Washington, DC, including the Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian, and more!
Your Girl Scouts can become time traveling anthropologists, tasked with visiting 21st Century DC. They must collect the past to save the future.
Dates: June 7-17
Girls can sign up and check out the game trailer at agentsofchangeHQ.com.
Exclusive Girl Scout sign-up code: GS100
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