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Girl Scout Troop 1241 Named Oakland Mills Volunteers of the Year

Girl Scout Troop 1241 have been selected by the Oakland Mills Board of Directors as the 2012 Oakland Mills Volunteers of the Year. Girl Scout Troup Leader Rebecca Conover and troop members Kara, Grace, Anna, Liza, Mia, Rachel, Jessica, Rebecca, Virginia, Kaitlyn, Rupini, Leticia and parent assistants Karen Lampron and Jamie Murphy, have volunteered at the Oakland Mills Community Association for the past seven years. Troop members run the Crafts for Kids event at the annual Cultural Arts Festival and assist with […]

Howard County Girl Scout Named 2012 Girl Gone Great

Rupini, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Columbia, Md. was named this year’s Girl Gone Great, WomanTalk Live’s scholarship essay contest. In her essay, Rupini wrote about her passion for community service and her vision to change the world by working in medical research. In addition to Girl Scouting, Rupini spends her time volunteering as a peer tutor and with the Teen Time After-School Initiative at Howard County Library. The winner of the Girl Gone Great contest receives a $2,000 scholarship, a guest […]

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland CEO named to the Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland CEO Traci Barnett was named to the Daily Record’s Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence. The Top 100 Women award recognizes high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring. Honorees are inducted into the Circle of Excellence after being nominated three times. The winners are selected by an outside panel of business leaders based on professional accomplishment, community involvement and commitment to mentoring. Congratulations to Traci and all of the […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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 Central Maryland Blog, Facebook & Twitter Nominated for Mobbies

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Blog, Twitter and Facebook page have been nominated for Mobbies! This is the third annual Mobbies competition, where local blogs compete against each other for prizes that can help promote their organization. Voting starts today, October 31 and ends November 10 at 5 pm! Voters can submit their votes once every 24-hour period, so vote often! Click here to submit your vote!

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Honors Senator Barbara Mikulski

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland yesterday honored Senator Barbara Mikulski, a longtime Girl Scout, advocate and longest-serving female Senator and the second longest-serving female member in the history of the United States Congress, for her dedication to girls across the United States. Listen to her remarks during the ceremony:

October 17: Living the Legacy

Join us October 17 at Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Urban Program & STEM Center as we celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s legacy and those who continue to embody her vision. We are thrilled to honor Senator Barbara Mikulski, longtime Girl Scout, advocate and longest-serving female Senator and the second longest-serving female member in the history of the United States Congress, for her dedication to girls across the United States. Discover all that Girl Scouts has to offer girls and women in the […]

GSCM CEO Wins Daily Record Innovator of the Year Award

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland CEO, Traci A. Barnett has recently been named Innovator of the Year by the Daily Record. She shares this honor, given to Maryland individuals and companies that have created a product, service, program or process that has had a positive effect on their business, industry or community, with 23 other business innovators. The innovation award is directly related to the creation of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) center at the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland […]

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 […]

Camp Conowingo Easement

This morning the final signatures were signed to the Camp Conowingo easement that will provide funds for Camp Conowingo. Girl Scouts of Central Maryland worked during the past legislative session to secure the funds, which will be partially used for immediate water treatment needs at the camp and the remained used as an endowment to fund future camp needs.

Board Chair Sheela Murthy Featured in New Book ‘Immigration and Women’

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Board Chair Sheela Murthy shares her story and insight as a woman immigrant and entrepreneur in the new book Immigration and Women; Understanding the American Experience. Sheela grew up and attended college in India. She attended Harvard Law School and in 1994 founded her own law firm that specializes in immigration law. The book provides an inside look at immigrant women who live in the United States today and how they describe their contributions to work, culture, […]

Two Central Md. Girl Scouts Attend State Dinner Preview

Earlier this week, two Girl Scouts from Central Maryland attended a State Dinner Preview and hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. The girls heard remarks by the First Lady and Ambassador Brooke Anderson, National Security Staff Chief of Staff in which they highlighted the importance of women in diplomacy. Check out a video of the remarks here.

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 […]

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!

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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