Sudden Service

Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital Members Only

Girl Scout Sudden Service provides your girls with the opportunity to participate in ceremonial events and special activities generally in the Washington, DC area. Girls Scouts may be invited to the White House or a Congressional event! This program is open to Girl Scouts of all levels.

Sign your troop up to participate in Sudden Service. Girl Scouts are asked, often at the last minute, to perform duties such as: flag ceremonies, help at receptions, usher at special events or just to build an audience.

Requests are made via email. Please respond promptly as Girl Scouts are often selected on a "first come, first served" basis. Some events request girls from a particular community or congressional district, a particular age or ethnic group, interested in a specific topic, or with a certain talent such as singing or playing an instrument. You will be notified if your troop or Girl Scout is selected.

Girl Scouts participating in Sudden Service must have a Girl Scout uniform. You are representing Girl Scouts and we asked for all girls to be cooperative and able to talk about their Girl Scout experience.

If your Girl Scout can do things on short notice--from one day to one month, please complete the form below and submit by October 31, 2015 for the 2015-2016 Girl Scout year. Parents must sign a photo release for their daughters to participate. Sudden Service will count towards Council service hours.

* 1. Please provide the name of the Girl Scout troop Leader, or designated contact for your troop.

* 2. Please select the age group that your Girl Scouts correspond to:

* 3. Is your troop a homeschool troop?

* 4. If you don't mind sharing, please indicate which category your Girl Scout(s) most closely identifies with.

* 5. Please tell us which activities your girls are interested in or currently active with.

* 6. There may be opportunities for your Girl Scout to perform at high-profile functions and show off her talent. Please indicate here if your Girl Scout is able to sing, dance or play an instrument.

* 7. If you would like to add any other details, comments or questions, please enter them here.