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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Girl Scouts of the USA Names New CEO

Girl Scouts of the USA announced that Anna Maria Chávez, who grew up in Arizona and served as the deputy chief of staff to that state’s then-Gov. Janet Napolitano, has been appointed as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. Chávez will replace Kathy Cloninger, who is retiring after leading the organization for eight years. Read more about Chávez’s appointment here.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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