Advocacy

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 […]

In Her Own Words – 2012 Girls’ World Forum

Earlier this summer, two GSCM Girl Scouts, Sally and Molly, traveled to Chicago for the Girls’ World Forum, the third and final in the series of Young Women’s World Forums, WAGGGS’ international centenary events. At the GWF girls and young women aged 14 to 18 years old came together from all over the world to discuss and develop action steps to address three of eight UN Millennium Development Goals that were selected by girls for World Association of Girl Guides and Girl […]

GSCM Girl Scouts to Attend Girls’ World Forum in Chicago

Two GSCM Girl Scouts will be traveling to Chicago this weekend for the Girls’ World Forum, the third and final in the series of Young Women’s World Forums, WAGGGS’ international centenary events. At the GWF girls and young women aged 14 to 18 years old will come together from all over the world to discuss and develop action steps to address three of eight UN Millennium Development Goals that were selected by girls for World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts […]

Girl Scouts present Gold Award Projects on Capitol Hill

Girl Scouts Helen and Marie had the opportunity of a lifetime last month when they were invited by Girl Scouts of the USA to attend a briefing of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. At the briefing, they had the chance to present their Girl Scout Gold Award projects to members of Congress, congressional staff, and GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chavez, National President Connie Lindsey, and GSUSA board members. The girl’s projects focus on helping Burmese […]

Girl Scouts to make presentation to Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

Wednesday, Girl Scouts Helen and Marie, will attend a briefing of the Congressional Asian American Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to represent Girl Scouts and inform the Caucus members of the impact Girl Scouts have on the community. The girls, who are twin sisters, will present their Girl Scout Gold Award projects, which focus on helping local Burmese-Chin refugee children learn English and American culture and customs so that they may better adapt to their new community. Working with the […]

GSCM Scout Attends Town Hall Meeting with Secretary of the Interior

Yesterday, Girl Scout Ambassador Brianna met with the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Judge Catherine O’Malley, and GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chavez during a town hall meeting at the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. The meeting focused on saving women’s historical sites across the nation and ensuring the history of women is preserved and shared.  

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 […]

Empowering Girls to Make Smart Financial Decisions with the Girl Scout Cookie Program

Forbes ran a column this month about the power financial literacy gives to women in their households and their workplaces. The column states that introducing girls to financial literacy at an early age prepares them for healthy relationships and the gives them the confidence that they can take care of themselves. The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls set financial goals and gain the confidence they need to ultimately take control of their own financial future. The money management skills the program […]

A Busy Week in D.C. for Healthy Media Movement

Advocates and leaders in the movement for positive media images and Central Md. Girl Scouts have been busy this week in Washington D.C. Girl Scouts of the USA, Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D- WI) and Academy Award Winner Geena Davis campaigned in support of the Healthy Media for Youth Act. The group outlined the bill which would improve media literacy for youth and encourage the promotion of healthier media messages about girls and women. A Central Md. Girl Scout […]

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 […]

GSCM Partners with Vehicles for Change

GSCM and Vehicles for Change (VFC) are teaming up to raise funds to enrich the programs and experiences that Girl Scouts offer young women while simultaneously helping low-income families obtain reliable transportation.Vehicles for Change is a nonprofit organization that refurbishes and provides donated vehicles to low-wage families for employment purposes. VFC exists so worthy families can achieve financial and personal independence that comes from owning a vehicle. In many cases, single-mothers are the beneficiaries of the program. Every time a friend of […]

There’s still time to give your gift!

Girl Scouts are destined for greatness. With your support, and the support of other caring donors, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland continues to work with girls in our community to inspire the values of courage, confidence and character so that they may make the world a better place. Have you been thinking of making a donation to support Girl Scouts of Central Maryland? Be sure to make your donation December 31 in order to receive a 2010 tax deduction. There are several […]

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