Extracurricular Activities


Many boys and girls – and even their parents – find that Scouting offers great opportunities for growth. There are both Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops located near Shepherd Elementary.

The Boy Scouts meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays at Northminster Presbyterian Church on Alaska Avenue at Kalmia Road, right near Georgia Avenue. Contact Barry Hudson, a former PTA president, at 487-5950 to learn more.

People’s Congregational Church, 4704 13th St. NW, has troops of all levels that meet on Friday evenings and Saturdays. There is still room in the majority of the Saturday troops and limited room in the Friday troop, depending on the level. The person to contact for girl placement at People’s would be Michelle Gill at amgdgg@aol.com. Otherwise, for all Girl Scout placement in the D.C. area, call Aisha Williams, field director, at 534-3764.