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From McKeldin to Rawlings-Blake: Girl Scouts Past and Present Interact With Maryland’s Elected Officials

June 22, 2013

Girl Scout Brianna Shadowing Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in 2012

Throughout the course of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s history, Girls have been given the opportunity to meet and speak with several of Maryland’s elected officials. These meetings were, and still are an important part of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.


Legislative Day 2006

In the 1940s, a group of Girl Scouts had the opportunity to bear witness to Mayor Theodore McKeldin of Baltimore City sign a Girl Scout Week proclamation. In 1991 Gov. William Donald Schaefer met with a group of Girl Scouts to celebrate the signing of Maryland’s first ever, statewide Protection Bill.

In 2006, Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele hosted a group of Girl Scouts on legislative day, likewise, in 2008, a group of Girl Scouts had the opportunity to meet with Gov. Martin O’Malley!

Legislative Day 2008

Legislative Day 2008

More recently, in 2010, Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake invited all Girl Scouts to the Black Heritage Festival’s opening ceremony; some Girl Scouts participated in the flag procession to kick off the event and in 2012 Rawlings-Blake graciously hosted Girl Scout Brianna as part of the Distinguished Women Shadow Program.

To learn more about elected officials who have made a difference through Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and to get an exclusive look at the rich and fascinating history of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and Girl Scouting in America, make sure you pick up a copy of Images of America: Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

This book takes you on a pictorial journey of our Girl Scout history, which began in 1913, up to the great things that are being done by Girl Scouts of Central Maryland today. Images of America: Girl Scouts of Central Maryland was written by Roberta F. Dorsch who has been involved in Girl Scouting for over 60 years and has been a part of some of the exciting growth as well as timeless traditions of the organization.
One reader had this to say in a review on

“This is a great book about the history of Girl Scouts in Central Maryland as well as some good historical information about the founding of Girl Scouts in the USA. If you were ever a Girl Scout or know someone who was/is, this is a great book to stir up some old memories. With so many pictures from all generations, dating back to 1913, there is something for everyone!”

Images Book

You can find your copy on sale now at Juliette’s Closet for only $18.50 – get one before they are gone!

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