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Krysten Appelbaum

Marketing Coordinator for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

World Reknowned Jewelry Designer Donates to DW Auction

Jewelry designer and artist Betty Cooke has created an original piece for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Distinguished Women’s Award reception auction. A former Distinguished Woman honoree and Girl Scout alumna, Ms. Cooke is known internationally for her original jewelry pieces. She received the De Beers diamonds Today Award in 1979 and 1981for her unique and artful approach to design. Fashionable women from around the world don her unique jewelry which has been featured in in Bazaar and Vogue magazines. The necklace will be auctioned […]

Fulfilling a Passion for Service with AmeriCorps

Last week, we caught up with some AmeriCorps volunteers working out at Camp Conowingo. The team has been busy cleaning up camp sites and trails, painting Bell Manor, and making other improvements in preparation for the camping season. Whenever we ask a team of AmeriCorps volunteers what inspired them to join, each of the individual responses echo a commitment to service and a desire to help others. When asked whether AmeriCorps service is worth all of the hard work and the year […]

A Special Thanks to Our Volunteers during National Volunteer Week

This National Volunteer Week we’d like to give a special ‘thanks’ to all of our wonderful volunteers. The amazing things that thousands of girls in our community accomplish would not be possible without the adult volunteers who donate their time and talents to serve the girls in their community. Girl Scout volunteers can get involved in many ways other than as troop leaders. Women and men, young and old, can share their passion for a particular hobby, become a mentor for an […]

Gold Award Project Preserves a Part of Baltimore History

There are few figures in literary and Baltimore history that are as recognizable as Edgar Allan Poe, and when Sierra of Troop 2510 found the opportunity to help preserve a part of that history, she jumped on the chance. “I love history—it’s one of my passions, as is reading and writing. Edgar Allan Poe is an absolute master of his craft and one of the great literary figures that I admire,” she said. During a trip to the Edgar Allan Poe House […]

Gold Award Project Spreads Healthy Smiles Beyond Borders

When it came time for Julie of Troop 329 to plan her Gold Award project, choosing an activity to serve a Spanish-speaking community seemed to be an obvious choice. Julie, who had taken Spanish courses since kindergarten, chose to write a book in Spanish for children in San Bartolo, El Salvador, where her church frequently traveled for mission trips. “I talked to the woman who runs the trip about what the biggest need was in the community and she said that the […]

Girl Scout Gold Recipient Forms Teens Together Support Group

On Sunday, April 10, GSCM will be awarding Girl Scout’s highest honor, the Girl Scout Gold Award, to 94 girls. To earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, girls must use the organizational, leadership, project management and networking skills they acquired as a result of their Girl Scout experiences. The girls’ projects covered a wide range of services and needs, and all had a significant and sustainable impact on the communities they served. We decided to highlight a few projects here on the […]

Girl Scouts Turn to Tech to Boost Cookie Sales

Girl Scouts of the USA announced Wednesday the launch of the official Cookie Finder App for the iPhone and iPod touch. The free app uses your  location to show you cookie sales nearby, which are sorted by date, radius, or you can view them all on a map. The app is just one of many ways Girl Scouts can use technology to their advantage during the Cookie selling season. An article in today’s Baltimore Sun features Central Maryland Girl Scouts who were top […]

Prudential Spirit of Community Award Honors Central Md. Girl Scout

Last night, Girl Scout Christina Antonini of Edgewater, Md. was honored for the community service work she completed during her Gold Award project by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program that honors young people for outstanding community service. She will receive a $1,000 award, an engraved silver medallion and a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend special recognition events in early May. View a video about Christina’s project here: The awards program, conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National […]

Authors Share their Stories at Women’s Leadership Forum

Last Wednesday, a group of women came together for GSCM’s 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum, held this year at the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, to share their stories and inspire us to share ours as well. Local authors Jerdine Nolan, Mary Claire Helldorfer (nomme de plume Elizabeth Chandler), Ginny Gong and Mia Redrick made up the panel of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum. Watch the video to get a glimpse of the panelists’ discussion: The night also […]

Central Md. Girl Scouts Visit White House for International Women’s Day

On Tuesday, three Central Md. Girl Scouts joined guests at a reception hosted by Mrs. Obama at the White House to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women and girls for International Women’s Day. Here’s a video of the First Lady greeting the girls: The First Lady addressed all of the guests and spoke about expanding opportunities for women and girls in America and all over the world. As more opportunities have become open to women, it hasn’t just enriched our own […]

GSCM Vice President and Board Chair Named in Maryland’s Top 100 Women

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Vice President of Advancement Maria Johnson and Founder and President of the Murthy Law Firm and Chair of the GSCM Board Sheela Murthy were named in Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Daily Record. The honor recognizes outstanding achievement by women as demonstrated through professional accomplishment, community leadership and mentoring. Read more about the honor and this year’s honorees here. Congratulations Maria and Sheela!

Girl Scouts Teams Up with Earth Hour

Earlier today, Girl Scouts of the USA announced a collaboration with Earth Hour to  increase environmental education, awareness and action. Since its inception, Earth Hour has encouraged individuals, businesses and governments to turn off non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one designated hour each year as a symbolic gesture to raise awareness of the need to take action on climate change. Earth Hour is encouraging participants to go beyond the hour by making a pledge of ongoing sustainable action for the […]

Girls Rock 1st Mariner for World Thinking Day

More than 1,000 Girl Scouts, friends and family filled 1st Mariner Arena on Sunday to celebrate World Thinking Day, an annual Girl Scout event where girls participate in activities, games, and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. This year’s theme, Empowering Girls Will Change Our World, was showcased in several performances and displays about different cultures and countries, which also showed how girls live in different parts of the world. Watch our […]

Take the Power of Girls Pledge

With World Thinking Day right around the corner, it’s important to think about the issues that face girls globally. It’s hard to believe, but tens of millions of girls around the world are not allowed to go to school. In some parts of the world, simply being born a girl means being kept from getting an education. Yet, the more education a girl gets, the more likely she is to have a healthy family, a solid income to invest back into her […]

Troop 1231 Volunteers at American Council of the Blind Regional Convention

Over the weekend,  Ambassador Troop 1231 from Crofton volunteered at the American Council of the Blind Mid-Atlantic Affiliates’ Regional Convention at the BWI Airport Marriott in Baltimore. The Troop shared with us their experience and some of the things they learned during the convention: Our troop was asked if we could help out at the Convention and  although we were not sure exactly what to expect, we ended the day with lots of stories about the fun that we had and all that […]

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