You can be a part of history!
Each year a United States National Forest is chosen to provide the National Capitol Christmas Tree for Washington, D.C. This year the White River National Forest, Blanco Ranger District, located in Meeker, Colo., was chosen as the site. Read more about the tree at capitolchristmastree2012.com.
Along with the Capitol Christmas Tree, approximately 70 Companion Christmas Trees are shipped to Washington, D.C. dignitaries, the Interior Department and Congressional Delegates.
Girl Scouts of Colorado has been asked to help make the Christmas Tree Skirts that will be accompanying these trees. We will provide you with all of the supplies and templates, and then you can get creative with how to construct the skirts. Depending on interest, Girl Scout groups might be asked to create more than one skirt.
If your Girl Scout group is interested, please call or email Kristin Courington at 720-288-1615 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 21.
The skirts will need to be completed and returned to Girl Scouts of Colorado by Oct. 9. A flyer on this project can be downloaded here: Capitol Christmas Tree Skirt Project.