October VINE

Support Cookies from the Heart on Make a Difference Day

On Saturday, October 22, 2016 — Make a Difference Day — Girl Scouts of Central Maryland will join the efforts of millions of Americans to improve the lives of others. On this special day, girls can ask their cookie customers to Make a Difference by purchasing and donating cookies to our Cookies from the Heart campaign. These cookie gifts will show military personnel, police, firefighters, nurses, teachers, and EMTs how much we appreciate all the ways they make a difference in our neighborhoods and communities. Download the Make a Difference thank you/receipt for use at your booth sales and thank cookie customers for making a difference by supporting local sheroes and heroes.

Donate to Cookies from the Heart Now

When you buy Girl Scout Cookies, you are supporting girls in your community. In addition to the five skills girls learn, cookie sales help fund  a number of girl activities, including community service projects and local and international travel. Now, because of Cookies from the Heart, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Girl Scout Cookies do even more.

Donate Girl Scout Cookies to the Cookies from the Heart campaign and the boxes you buy will be given to heroes in the military, teachers, firefighters, police, and EMTs, right here in our community who are also working to make the world a better place.

Recognize a Deserving Volunteer

gs_certificate16_jeVolunteers are the backbone of our organization and deserve to be thanked. Those that go above and beyond to help Girl Scouts of Central Maryland should be recognized with an Adult Recognition Award.

The fall deadline to submit nominations for Adult Recognitions is November 1. This includes nominations for:

  • GSCM’s EverGreen Award – for individuals with 50 or more  years of membership
  • GSUSA Volunteer of Excellence – outstanding service implementing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience or in support of the council’s mission delivery
  • GSUSA President’s Award – see information below
  • GSUSA Appreciation Pin – outstanding service to the whole service unit.
  • GSCM Black-Eyed Susan Pin – continued outstanding service to the whole service unit.
  • GSUSA Honor Pin – outstanding service to two or more service units.
  • GSUSA Thanks Badge – outstanding service to the council.
  • GSUSA Thanks Badge II – must have received the Thanks Badge and has contributed outstanding service to the council or national organization.

 A full listing of award deadlines and information on each of the awards can be found in the Adult Recognitions Digest.

GSUSA President’s Award
If your Service Team or other Service Delivery group had a successful year, we encourage you to apply for the 2015/2016 President’s Award by the November 1 deadline.  This award recognizes the efforts of these teams whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the Council’s over all goals. We ask that you refer to the Mission Delivery Goals located on the awards page of our website.  Previous  recipients included various Service Units, the Girl Scout Chorus, the GSCM Travel Pathways groups, Columbia Mall Sleepover, and a day camp.

As a reminder, the following awards require Board Approval and are not available for presentation until the Board has met after the posted Award Deadline dates – Appreciation, Black-Eyed Susan, Honor, Thanks Badge and Thanks Badge II (presented at the Annual Council Meeting in May), and the President’s Award (also presented at the Annual Meeting).

The Award Recipients for 2015/2016 were:

President’s Award – GSCM Chorus,  GSCM Travel Pathway, SU 37 and SU 51
Thanks Badge – Veronica Koch-Kelly
Honor Pin– Linda Beyer, Rebecca Conover and Maureen Helfrich
Appreciation Pin –  Tracy Cannan, Pam Ehrenreich, Diane Lewis, Elizabeth Rose, Julie Skille, Kelly Smith and Cheryl Zaydel
Volunteer of Excellence Pin – Sarah Angerer, Roxann Ashworth, Kim Baqqi, Lorien Boia, Barbara Caci, Sharon Delfino, Patricia Disharoon, Gabriela Felton, Robin Gaines, Annie  Medford, Lana Montgomery, Penelope “Echo” Reardanz,  Alyssa Reinhardt, Melissa Roland, Jennifer Sommerville, Gay Williams
Daisy Pin (GSCM) – Michele Barnett, Lisa Bird,Cynthia Bird, Abbey Boudrea, Lorie Brinkley, Katherine Brown. Betsy Bucks, Min Cheung, Laura Crum, Tamara Cursey, Glenna Deekle, Ellen Diem,Karen Everitt, Anne Goldberger, Cathrine Gorzkowski, Kelly Green, Aberdeen Green Turtle, Nafrettifi Griffin, Paula Henry,  Delyza Howard, Aida Kimack, Christie Lassen, Colette Lenhoff, Shannon Levender, Faye Liberatore, Maura Marquez, Mary Ann Marshall, Heidi Maxa, Meghan McDonald, Brian McDonald, Jamie Mcfarland, Frances McGovern, Alicia Met, Sarah Montgomery, Gary Moy, Michelle Murray, Kari Nelson, Sonja Nelson, Julie Newton, Kathyrn Nicholson, Ingrid Nuttle, Gail Patnaude, Zach Perkins, Maria Randle, Echo Reardanz, Casey Ross, Sara Scarborough, Mia Silver, Melanie Smith, Gwyn Stringfield, Stacey Wallace, Jennifer Weber and Rowan Weber

Upcoming Events!

Me & You Paint for Two

Bring your favorite adult role model for a night of creativity! You and your adult will each paint one half of a painting that, when put together, will create a beautiful piece of Girl Scout art. Instructors from Paint Uncorked will give step by step instructions for your masterpiece. This is not a drop-off or tagalong event. Every girl must bring an adult, both of whom must register. We will have a small snack during a drying break. This event is open to girls of all levels and their adult role models. The cost is $25 per person, all materials will be provided- from the paint to the canvas! Spaces fill up quick- so be sure to register online! Contact Maggie Carlson  with any questions.

Date:  October 22, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: GSCM Program Center

Camp Cleanup Day 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpend the day with our camp rangers and other camp friends. Everyone is welcome and all help is appreciated. Snacks, lunch, and drinks will be provided. Clean-up days are very important for preparing camps for the change in season and an excellent opportunity for everyone to experience the great outdoors. You can help with taking down or putting up tents and cots, trail clean-up, campsite, fire circle and/or building clean-up. Registration deadline is November 1, 2016.
Questions: Contact Kelly Bozard.

Date:  November 12, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Camp Conowingo and Camp Whippoorwill




Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Camp Whippoorwill

Date: Tuesday,  October 25, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Clementine Peterson Activity Center

Date: Saturday,  October  29, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church

Volunteer Resources

GSCM has created some fun, informative recruitment resources for volunteers to use when spreading the good news about Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

GSCM Conversation Starter
GCSM Event Banner
GSCM Fortune Teller
Halloween Infomation Cards

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