We DID IT! We (my co-leader & I) took 8 Brownies to Washington DC and survived! I wish to share a number of the information I even have gathered that will help you plan a trip in your Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop trip to Washington DC.
We did secure an easy tour of the Capitol through our Senators workplace. The tour is performed by staff from the Senator’s workplace. It is identical tour that the general public takes, but you avoid the lengthy traces and larger crowds. Word of warning: the Capitol is VERY STRICT about what’s allowed in the constructing. We weren’t allowed to take any containers (filled or empty) into the building and naturally no food. Photography is allowed.
Lunch – At first, lunch may appear overwhelming. There is a McDonald’s on the Air & Space Museum, however it’s not your neighborhood McDonald’s! The costs are a little higher! The Smithsonian Museums offer many alternative dining packages which might be very cheap. The lunch choices vary from $5.25 (Happy Meal) to $sixteen.00 at the Museum of the American Indian. You may get lunch vouchers for the Old Post Office and Union Station. There are a wide range of varieties of meals at either of these areas. We had vouchers for two completely different meals at Union Station.
So – your challenge as a Troop chief is to make it completely different from a faculty area trip they could take. You could make it distinctive by the place you keep, how you get there, what you see/do while you are there and maybe do a service venture (how about putting a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Solder?!). You also can have the troop expertise something they may not expertise as a school group – The DC Metro! This is a good way to get round Washington DC and a fantastic experience for everyone! There are also some Girl Scout patches (and I’m positive Boy Scout as properly) that can be earned while in Washington DC.
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