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Dunwoody Girl Scouts


Come join Dunwoody Girl Scouts! We are one of the largest service units in Greater Atlanta and have more opportunities available for our girls than other service units in the area. We will form troops and have registration specialists from Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta present. Kindergarten through 12th grade programs available. Come find out all the great things we are doing!


Please contact for help with starting a Vanderlyn troop!


Take it to Make It Pedestrian Flag Project


Dunwoody Girl Scout Anna Wilkinson has installed ‘Take it to Make It’ pedestrian safety flags at three locations around the Dunwoody High/Vanderlyn area as part of her Gold Award project. These locations are: Vanderlyn Drive and Hensley Drive, Vanderlyn Drive and Vermack Road, and Vermack Road and Womack Road.

At every location there is a bucket on each side of the crossing holding two bright orange flags. When crossing, pedestrians take a flag to signal their intent to cross and hold it while crossing to improve visibility. Upon reaching the other side of the intersection, pedestrians return the flag to the bucket on that side.

               This project aims to improve pedestrian safety and security, particularly that of young Vanderlyn students during the school year. For any questions about the project, Anna can be reached via email at or via text at 770-713-4498.




ACYA Youth Football and Cheer


Tackle football, flag football, and cheer start at Murphey Candler Park at the end of July! All coaches are USA Football certified; SAFETY is our number one priority! Helmets and Shoulder Pads are included in registration fee for Tackle. Teams are competitively balanced, and every kid is guaranteed to play entire game at a starting position. Kids and Families come first! Come Run with the Colts and have so much fun!


ACYA (Atlanta Colts Youth Association) has a long and proud football heritage. Our youth have been playing football and cheering for 50+ years at our local park, and this is a program that serves and gives back to OUR COMMUNITY!  For every Vanderlyn student that signs up, $10 will be donated back to Vanderlyn.  


It's not too late to sign up, more information available at


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New Family Tours

Our PTO offers a school tour once a month to potential Vanderlyn families. We hope you will join us to learn more about our award winning elementary school.