100th Anniversary

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 […]

Test Your Girl Scout Knowledge — Question 10

You’ve made it! This is the final question in our 100th Anniversary trivia contest. Here we go: How do Girl Scout troops often close their meetings? This is question 10 of 10 in our 100th Anniversary trivia contest. Comment on the post with your answers. If you answer all 10 questions correctly you will win 10% off a copy of our 100th Anniversary keepsake book. To view other questions click here. Submit your answers by 5 pm Monday, August 27 to qualify […]

Test Your Girl Scout Knowledge — Question 9

We’re coming down the home stretch! Tomorrow’s post will be the final question in our trivia contest. We’ll give everyone a few days to catch up and answer all of the questions before the contest closes. All answers must be submitted by 5 pm Monday, August 27 in order to qualify for the book discount. So here, we go—here’s today’s question: How many Girl Scout councils were consolidated in 1962 to create Girl Scouts of Central Maryland? This is question 9 of […]

Test Your Girl Scout Knowledge — Question 8

Just three more questions to go! Here’s today’s: What two programs did GSCM initiate that are now nationally recognized? This is question 8 of 10 in our 100th Anniversary trivia contest. Comment on the post with your answers. If you answer all 10 questions correctly you will win 10% off a copy of our 100th Anniversary keepsake book. To view other questions click on the post tag “trivia.” Good luck! Note: When leaving your answer in the comments, please comment with a […]

Test your Girl Scout Knowledge – Questions 5, 6 and 7

We took a little break from Girl Scout trivia over the weekend so we’re catching up today. Here are the next three questions in our 100th anniversary trivia contest: Question 5: What instrument was traditionally used, and sometimes still is today, to wake up girls at Girl Scout camp? Question 6: What is the oldest GSCM Camp that is still in use today? Question 7: From what organization did Lamb Lodge at Camp Woodlands receive an Award of Merit? These are the […]

Test your Girl Scout knowledge – Question 4

Yesterday’s question was a tough one so we added a hint. Be sure to check it out on yesterday’s post.  Good luck! Here is today’s trivia question: Which Maryland Senator is a lifetime Girl Scout and continued supporter of GSCM? This is question four of 10 in our 100th Anniversary trivia contest. Comment on the post with your answer. If you answer all 10 questions correctly you will win 10% off a copy of our 100th Anniversary keepsake book. To view other […]

Test your Girl Scout Knowledge – Question 3

Today’s trivia question is a tough one, but I know you can get it! Here’s today’s trivia question: What was the name of central Maryland’s first campsite? Bonus: When did it open? Hint: You’ll find the answer in the Winter 2008 issue of GirlsWorld, available for download on our website. This is question three of ten in our 100th Anniversary trivia contest. Comment on the post with your answer. If you answer all 10 questions correctly you will win 10% off a […]

Test Your Girl Scout Knowledge! – Question 2

Here’s today’s trivia question: Where are the two Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center locations? This is question two out of ten in our 100th Anniversary trivia contest. Comment on the post with your answer. If you answer all 10 questions correctly you will win 10% off a copy of our 100th Anniversary keepsake book. To view other questions click on the post tag “100th anniversary trivia.” Good luck! Note: When leaving your answer in the comments, please comment with a current e-mail address. […]

Test Your Girl Scout Knowledge! – Question 1

Are you a Girl Scout expert? We invite you to test your Girl Scout knowledge by participating in our 100th Anniversary Trivia Contest! Over the next 10 days we will post questions here on our blog about the history of Girl Scouts in central Maryland. Comment on the post with your answer. If you answer all 10 questions correctly you will win 10% off a copy of our 100th Anniversary keepsake book. Here’s today’s question: What was the name of the first […]

Girl Scouts hit it out of the park with Girl Scouts’ Grand Slam!

The Orioles pulled off the win over the Nationals, on Sunday, with 8,000 Girl Scouts cheering them on! We celebrated our 100th Anniversary Baltimore style, as Camden Yards was filled with Orioles orange and Girl Scout green, with many Girl Scouts-young and old-sporting their uniforms proudly. The day started off with 1,000 Girl Scouts in a first time ever Girl Scout Parade on the field…it was a sight to see and the opportunity of a lifetime for all who participated! The parade […]

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Honors Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as Distinguished Woman

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland is proud to announce that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be honored as one of the 2012 100th Anniversary Honorees at the annual Distinguished Women’s Awards Reception being held Thursday, April 26, at the Baltimore Country Club in Roland Park. Mayor Rawlings-Blake joins five additional esteemed 2012 Distinguished Women Honorees: Ava Lias-Booker, Esq., Managing Partner,Baltimore Office, McGuire Woods; Harriett Dopkin, President, The Classic Catering People; Marianne Fishler, President, Foundry Wealth Advisors, LLC; Jeanette Glose Partlow, President, Maryland […]

GSCM Troop uses Facebook to Collect 100 Girl Scout Memories

A century of Girl Scouting is a big deal– 100 years, 3.2 million members and 60 million alumni is a lot to comprehend. To get a taste for just how big a milestone the anniversary actually is, Girl Scout Brownie Troop 4149 of Arnold, Md. is working to collect 100 Girl Scout memories from Girl Scout members and alumni of all ages. “We wanted to give the girls an understanding of what 100 years means and also the significance of how much […]

Broadneck Girl Scouts Create 100th Anniversary Quilt

Broadneck Patch reports that Girl Scout Troop 1832 unveiled a quilt they created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA and the 50th anniversary of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. Two hundred and twenty girls from Service Unit 44 worked on the quilt, which will be on display at the Broadneck library throughout March, according to the article. Click here to read the full article and to see photos.

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Designating 2012 the Year of the Girl

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating 2012 the ‘Year of the Girl’ to mark the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. The resolution recognizes the more than 50,000,000 women in the United States that are Girl Scout alumnae and the importance of empowering girls to lead with courage, confidence, and character. “I love the Girl Scouts and I love being a Girl Scout. For 100 years, the Girl Scouts have stood for the education and empowerment of girls,” said Senator Barbara […]

Happy 100th Birthday, Girl Scouts!

100 years ago today, Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 local girls in her house for the first Girl Scout troop meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. That humble beginning has since grown to a national movement that has touched the lives of millions of girls and women. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults and nearly 60 million living women in the […]

Girls talk leadership at Columbia Mall Lock-In

The Agence France – Presse reports that Girl Scouts are working to emphasize leadership skills in their centennial year. Girl Scouts gathered at the Columbia Mall Lock-In last weekend for some Girl Scout fun, to work on badges and patches, and older girls had the opportunity to test their leadership skills and teach younger girls about subjects like camping, STEM, disability awareness, first aid, and more. “It’s a great way to connect with your friends and, as you get older, to educate […]

Vote For Your Favorite Girl Scout Version of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’!

To get ready for Girl Scouts’ Grand Slam on June 24, the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland staff brainstormed some new lyrics to the song ‘Take me out the the ball game!’ We picked our top three and would like you to pick your favorite! Once the favorite version is selected, we’ll include the song in a special promo for Girl Scouts’ Grand Slam! Learn more about Girl Scouts’ Grand Slam and get your tickets here. Sung to the tune of ‘Take […]

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Launch Local Year of the Girl Campaign

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland yesterday received the official proclamation naming 2012 the Year of the Girl in Maryland by the State Legislature. GSCM CEO Traci Barnett and Board Chair, Sheela Murthy received the proclamation with Girl Scouts from across central Maryland. The Year of the Girl is a national campaign with the goal of identifying what impedes girls’ leadership aspirations. Peer pressure, a lack of role models and mentors, unhealthy images in the media about beauty, and bullying from their peers […]

Central Md. Girl Scouts kick off Year of the Girl on Capitol Hill

This morning, 34 Girl Scouts from central Maryland helped kick off the Year of the Girl at Washington D.C.-launch of ToGetHerThere at the Cannon House Office Building. The ToGetHerThere campaign celebrates Girl Scouts’ 100 year history of providing girls with the requisite skills, including courage, confidence and character, to become leaders in their schools, communities and the world. The central Maryland girls joined Girl Scouts from surrounding councils to talk to legislators and other event attendees about Girl Scout programs, like the […]

Girl Scouts Launch ‘ToGetHerThere’ Leadership Campaign

Today, Girl Scouts of the USA launched ToGetHerThere, the largest advocacy and fundraising cause dedicated to girls’ leadership in the nation’s history. The launch of ToGetHerThere follows the release of a new study that found that while girls are generally optimistic about their futures, they still see barriers in today’s society that block them from achieving their leadership potential. The study, based on a telephone survey of 1,000 girls aged 8-17, found that close to three in five girls think that women […]

Celebrate a Century of Girl Scouting at Girl Scouts Grand Slam!

Oriole Park at Camden Yards June 24, 2012, 1:35 pm vs. Washington Nationals Celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting at the Yard! Help us make this anniversary celebration the biggest ever – bring ALL your family and friends to Birdland for a Grand Slam party. There will be plenty of fun and prizes for all who attend. We want to share our excitement with EVERYONE in Maryland — Delaware, Washington, DC and Virginia, too!  Invite your friends, Girl Scout buddies and family […]

2012 Distinguished Women Honorees Announced

We are proud to announce our 2012 Distinguished Women Honorees. Our Distinguished Women honorees demonstrate what Girl Scouts term the pillars of leadership: courage, confidence and character. Join Bonnie Heneson, Distinguished Women Chair, Karen Singer, Distinguished Women Vice Chair and the GSCM Board and staff as we congratulate and celebrate our 2012 Distinguished Honorees: Jeanette Glose Partlow, President, Maryland Chemical Company   Harriet Dopkin, President, The Classic Catering People Ava Lias-Booker, Esq., Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, McGuire Woods Bonnie Phipps,  President & […]

2012 is the Year of the Girl!

Welcome to 2012, the Year of the Girl! We are excited to be embarking on Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary year and GSCM’s 50th anniversary! Make sure to mark your calendar for our 100th anniversary celebration on June 24, 2012 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards! Stay tuned for more information about Council events and celebrations.

Invest in the Future of Girl Scouting

Join AT&T in celebrating  Girl Scouts’ Centennial and supporting Girl Scouts of Central Maryland AT&T has announced a special matching gifts initiative just for AT&T employees.  If employees make a gift to a local Girl Scout council or to GSUSA between now and March 31, 2012*, AT&T will match their gifts dollar for dollar up to $500,000.  Employee gifts made to Girl Scouts through the 2012 United Way/Employee Giving campaign will also be matched. AT&T Employees can visit the company intranet, AT&T […]

Mark Your Calendars! Rock the Mall is June 9, 2012

The date for the Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along has finally been announced: June 9, 2012! The Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along on the National Mall, is expected to draw over 200,000 Girl Scouts, friends, family and alumni from around the world to Washington, D.C. The Girl Scouts have a long tradition of holding a Sing-Along on the National Mall. For Girl Scouts’ 85th, 90th and 95th anniversary – over 250,000 Girl Scouts lined the National […]

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