April 2017 VINE

Join us at the 2017 Annual Meeting

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When: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 5:30 – 8pm
Where: Martin’s West – Map
All registered adults and girls 14 years old and older are invited to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting.


Register by April 26.

2016-2017 Cookie Sale Top Sellers

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Top Sellers by County

  • Marianne B. from Baltimore County — 8,004 boxes
    • Council Entrepreneur of the Year and sets a NEW Council box sold record.
  • Jenna D. from Anne Arundel County — 5,124 boxes
    • 6 time Anne Arundel County Top Seller and 3-time prior Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Morgan S. from Howard County — 3,602 boxes
    • 5 time Howard County Top Seller and 2-time prior Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Piper B. from Carroll County — 1,777 boxes
  • Evelyn B. from Baltimore City — 1,542 boxes
  • Leila A. from Harford County — 1,495 boxes

All together these girls sold 21,544 boxes! AMAZING!

Top Five Selling Troops in the Council

  • Troop 86 from SU697 in Baltimore County — 9,365 boxes
  • Troop 1448 from SU629 in Anne Arundel County — 8,622 boxes
  • Troop 841 from SU649 in Baltimore County — 7,495 boxes
  • Troop 197 from SU658 in Baltimore County — 7,360 boxes
  • Troop 1405 from SU686 in Baltimore County –7,350 boxes

Cookies Bosses Hit the Slopes

Morgan S. and Liliana W. became new friends during the 2016-2017 Cookie Sale’s WISP Snow Tubing trip. Ten girls sold a minimum of 2,000 boxes to earn the trip. Liliana was so excited because she set her goal very high and she worked hard to make her dream to snow tube come true. Everyone had a great time and can’t wait to do it again next year!


Early Bird Renewal Begins April 24th!

She’s so much more than a Girl Scout. She’s a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)TM, and we can help her unleash that greatness again this year. Together, let’s make sure she benefits from another extraordinary year of positive energy, excitement, and experiences that will help her build the skills she needs today and tomorrow. She is the future, and we can help her build it.

Renew her Girl Scout membership by May 7th and she’ll receive this FREE Girl Scouts of Central Maryland t-shirt! Click here to review the full list of Early Bird Renewal incentives.

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Looking for a Tropical Island Adventure?

IMG_3665.JPGJoin us at the annual Jamboree! While on your tropical island adventure you’ll discover new art, culture and outdoor activities, connect with other Girl Scouts from central Maryland and take action through service projects.

Cost includes four meals, snacks, program supplies, water bottle, bandana and program patch.

When/Where: April 28-30, 2017 6pm (Fri) – 10am (Sun) at Camp Conowingo, Shadowbrook side
Who: Girl Scout Juniors – Cadettes and adults
Cost: $65 per girl; $40 per adult

Register here by April 18th.

Questions? Contact GSCMJamboree@gmail.com

Attention all Girl Scout entrepreneurs!  

BIZKids is hosting a weekend of business growth workshops June 3-4, 2017 in Columbia, MD.  The weekend includes: outdoor Market Day, a Dress for Success fashion show, guest speakers, social media marketing guidance, exhibits, awards ceremony and reception for young entrepreneurs.  If you are Girl Scout Junior – Ambassador entrepreneur and would like to attend contact, Danita Terry, dterry@gscm.org.

Adult Training Day

Join us for a day packed with adult training courses. Courses include: archery certification, tent camping, rock wall facilitator training, level trainings, and many more!
1480539110064 Download the full course schedule.

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Camp Conowingo
Register: Click Here

STEM Training

Bring hands-on STEM exploration to your girls by attending a STEM training. Learn about the different STEM bins available for rent, including the STEM Is Fun bins for girls in grade K-3, and the Girls Go Techbridge bins for girls in grades 4-12. After the training, attendees can then rent the bins and STEM materials, as well as gain resources on engaging girls in STEM, including activities that connect with GS Journeys. 

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: GSCM Program Center
Register: Click Here

Badge Update

The New Troop Camping Badge Designs

Girls’ Choice
The newest Girls’ Choice Badge designs are in! These new badges are all about Troop Camping and even include the Girl Scout Daisy Level!

Badge requirements will be ready for download by June 15 and in the Council stores by August.

Make Your Own
As you may know, the make your own badge tool is being discontinued.

With the Girls’ Choice badge process now in place, Girl Scouts of the USA will use data from the Make Your Own tool to inform topic options in the future.

What if girls are interested in a topic that does not have a badge associated with it?
If girls are passionate about a topic that is not currently reflected in a badge, we encourage them to explore the topic through other avenues—perhaps a Take Action project or a destination.

When will the design tool shut down?
The design tool for Make Your Own will shut down on June 1, 2017.

When is the last day to place an order?
The last day to place an order for a Make Your Own badge will be June 1, 2017.

Join us at the Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration

Join Girl Scouts of Central Maryland on April 20, 2017, as we celebrate our four amazing Distinguished Women’s Award Honorees and their Girl Scout mentees!

At the event you’ll hear from the Girl Scout mentees as they describe their unique shadow day experiences.

The evening includes great hors d’oeuvres and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Community, S.T.E.M., and Beyond Bars Programs.

This year’s honorees and Girl Scout mentees are:
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Event Details
The 2017 Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Baltimore Country Club, 4712 Club Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
Cost: $100
Get your tickets at www.gscm.org/dwtix!
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