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Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland is an inclusive organization dedicated to the growth and empowerment of all girls so they become confident, courageous, strong and successful women. With a personal commitment to purposeful interaction between girls, volunteers, staff and board members, we are able to provide a girl-centered program grounded by the Girl Scout mission and Promise and Law. We will empower girls to face and meet new challenges, develop their self-esteem, create opportunties for self-actualization, and value and learn from diverse experiences and relationships. Girls will be encouraged to explore the world and appreciate other cultures. Working together with volunteers and corporate partners GSCM will continue to enhance our visibility in the community, realizing that public financial support is crucial to fulfilling our mission.

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland serves 30,000 girls in 2,053 troops and groups in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties with the help of nearly10,000 dedicated and committed adult volunteers.

SHARE Patch Design Contest!

Draw or color what YOU think GSCM’s new 2013-14 SHARE patch should look like. We want to see your ideas! Girls may drop entries off at the front desk at the GSCM Urban Program and STEM Center or mail in entries to: Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Attn: Jennifer Moumane 4806 Seton Dr. Baltimore, MD 21215 Entries must be dropped off or postmarked by October 31, 2013 With your submission please answer the following questions: – What is your FAVORITE thing about […]

What Girl Scouting Does for Girls

According to Girl Scout Research Institute report, Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study, women who were Girl Scouts as children display significantly more positive life outcomes than those who did not join Girl Scouts. With approximately one in every two adult women in the U.S. having at some point been a member of Girl Scouts, it is no surprise that there is much more to this organization than camping, and cookies. Girl Scout alumnae display significantly more positive life outcomes on several indicators of […]

How do you welcome new Girl Scouts?

Originally posted on Girl Scouts Today:
Some of our second grade Girl Scout Brownies wrote welcome letters to new Girl Scouts. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="1878,1880,1881,1882,1883,1884,1886,1888,1889,1890,1891,1879,1892"] What ways are other Girl Scouts welcome new Girl Scouts? Share your ideas with us and others in a comment!

Thanks To Our Sponsors for Supporting SHARE!

We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors for this year’s SHARE-the-Journey Online Auction.  The auction was a huge success.  Thank you for supporting our Mission:  to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Pizza Hut of Maryland, Inc. Glory Days Grill Capital Services, Inc. Shoprite Klein Supermarket

Guest Blog: Congressional Aide Shares her Experience on Capitol Hill

Originally posted on CapiTalk Blog:
Guest Blog by Morgan B., who shadowed Rep. Bennie Thompson for a week By being a Congressional Aide I learned about how a congressional office works on a daily basis. It is really cool because we live so close to Washington, D.C. and rarely get to see how this country is run. I gained a greater understanding about how the government works by asking lots and lots of questions and by getting involved, like attending meetings and…

A Tribute to Troop 31815

Originally posted on Fever Dreams | A Blog:
I never got used to sweating at night. Middle of the day, under the blaze of the Iraqi desert sun, helmet and body armor a primitive dutch oven, sure, it made sense. But to have your t-shirt and underwear wet and stuck to your skin at two in the morning, somehow that was worse. Laden with gear and ruck sack, standing in a line of Marines waiting on a deafening tarmac to board a C-130,…

CEO wins Brava! Award from SmartCEO Magazine

Congratulations to our CEO, Traci Barnett, who has received SmartCEO Magazine’s Brava! Award. This award “celebrates top female CEOs who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. These female CEOs have become exemplary leaders in their companies and the community at large by encouraging local philanthropy, mentoring fellow CEOs and setting their companies on the path to tremendous growth.” Way to go Traci – we are all very proud to have you as our CEO! […]

One way to successfully overcome your little one’s fear of camp

As a first year Daisy, my daughter was trying to earn her first nature badge. To do this we decided to take a hike through some of the trails at Loch Raven. Not only did my daughter not like bugs, she hated the idea of being in the woods. Needless to say she cried, retreated from the trails and vowed to never go into the woods again. I figured there had to be a way to get her to adjust to being […]

GSCM CEO Traci Barnett Guest Speaker for Leadership Conversations

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland CEO, Traci A. Barnett, M.B.A., was the guest speaker at the Towne Group’s Leadership Conversations series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Leaders of nonprofit enterprises, many of whom are women, that are based in Howard County and beyond gathered at Ascend One to participate in the third of Towne Group’s Leadership Conversations series. Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in October 2012, serves 27,000 girls in grades K-12 in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, […]

Meet Taz

*This interview was featured in the Winter 2013 issue of GirlsWorld Megan “Taz” Hardy is GSCM’s new Outdoor Program Specialist and Camp Director this summer. The new camp season begins in a few months on June 17. To find out more about the summer camp programs coming up this year, download Great Adventures, the Summer Camp Guide. Register for summer camp online. Were you a Girl Scout: Yes! I have been involved in Girl Scouts for 21years, and I am currently a […]

Beyond Bars Troop Unveils Banners

October 27, 2012—Girl Scout Beyond Bars troops 7140 and 7856 unveiled their banner exhibit called “Our Hopes and Dreams for the Future” at the Baltimore Circuit County Court. The project—a series of banners—was created by the troop’s members under the direction of Hannah Brancato, a community artist. During the dedication, girls were invited to speak about their banners and the dream represented in the artwork. Then all were invited to join in a traditional Girl Scout Friendship Circle while the girls were […]

If You Like Our Cookies, You’ll Love Being a Member!

While the girl who sells you cookies is working to do great things, she needs your support to learn the skills she needs to tackle whatever challenges come her way. Membership in Girl Scouting isn’t just for girls! Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and older siblings can join, too. As long as you support girls’ reaching their full potential, you can be a member. When you join, you help today’s girls transform their dreams into reality. More girls will find a place […]

Girl Scouting – One Cadette’s Perspective

Why do girls need Girl Scouts? That is a question that is often asked; the answer varies from girl to girl. The journey begins with the Girl Scout environment itself. A girl’s leadership blooms among other girls—away from school pressures, social cliques, and boys—where she can be herself and try new things. The Girl Scout experience gives young women the confidence and the tools to lead—to find, inside the uncertain girl, the young woman who will make a difference in her world. […]

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