Girl Scout Experience

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 […]

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. […]

Girl Scout Shadows Saint Agnes President & CEO Bonnie Phipps

For Girl Scout Samantha, being paired with St. Agnes President and CEO Bonnie Phipps as a Distinguished Woman Shadow was a perfect match. Samantha has aspirations to work in pediatric medicine and she spent her day with Ms. Phipps getting an inside look at how a hospital operates. “I wanted to become a Distinguished Woman Shadow Girl because I thought it would be a great experience. When I heard Ms. Phipps was one of the Honorees, that made it even better since […]

GSCM Supports Military Families Through Military-Connected Girl Program

We recently sat down to chat with Emily Penn, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Membership and Community Development Specialist & Military Connected Girl Liaison, to learn more about GSCM Military Connected Girl program, which helps girls in military families adjust to their new homes when their families move. If you’re interested in volunteering or helping with the Military Connected Girl Program, contact Emily at epenn@gscm.org. Q: What is the Military Connected Girl program? A: Girls in military families often face the hardship […]

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 […]

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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