Daisy Recruitment is Underway!
GSUSA launched its annual Girl Scout Daisy recruitment campaign on January 1st. We are excited to invite new girls to take their first steps on their Girl Scout journey. Girl Scout Daisies are ready and eager to earn petals, participate in community service and make new friends as part of a troop.
Your troop may already be up and running, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to welcome new members! Adding new girls to your troop—even midyear—can help energize your group, showcase the Girl Scout spirit of sisterhood and inclusion, and demonstrate by example, how Girl Scouts is the best leadership development experience for girls in the world.
We are asking our Daisy troop leaders to consider expanding their troops so that more girls can experience the fun of Girl Scouting. To smooth the transition for your newbies, we have a list of fun activities you can incorporate into your meetings to help the new girls feel at home in no time at all! Click here to get started.
Summer Camp Registration
The 2018 Girl Scout Summer Camp brochures have been mailed! If you haven’t received yours yet, keep an eye on your mail box. In the meantime, digital copies are available at http://www.gscm.org/summercamp!
Registration opens on February 1st at 8 am! If you have any questions please attend our free Resident Camp Information session on January 10th. Our Camp Director, Kelly ‘RED’ Bozard, will be on hand to talk about camp and answer any questions.
NEW! Spring Product Sale to include candy, nuts, and magazines!
This spring girls will have the opportunity to expand their spring product sale to include not only magazines, but nuts and candy as well!
To get all of the details, attend one of the following webinars:
Thursday, Feb 8th, 6pm
Saturday, Feb 10th, 10am
Tuesday, Feb 13th, 6pm
Thursday, Feb 15th, 6pm
Sign up here: gsnutsandmags.com/webinar
Together We Dream: A Short Film, Poem and Essay Contest
In honor of the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the voice that inspired change, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland challenges you to examine today’s global, civil and human rights issues. What is YOUR dream for your community, our country or the world?
Tell us in the form of a short film, poem or essay.
All participants, including winners, will receive a Together We Dream patch and certificate of participation. Other prize information is coming soon!
Submission deadline is February 14, 2018
Get the details at http://www.gscm.org/togetherwedream
Need ideas to get started? GSCM partnered with the YWCA to create the Racial Justice Patch packet. The activities in the packet may spark some ideas for your poem, essay or short film. Additionally, the activities provide great information about our country’s history with racial and ethnic issues.
NEW! Biz Kidz Academy for Girl Scouts
We’re inviting Girl Scout Juniors – Ambassadors to be a part of a new 6-week program where they will learn how to start a business, create marketing and promotional materials (business cards, event flyers, posters, etc.) and enhance their public speaking and written communications skills by developing a business plan and pitching and presenting their business ideas. The program begins in February and takes place at GSCM’s Camp Ilchester
Key Aspects of the Biz Kidz Academy Program:
- Girls learn how to develop a business plan and business portfolio
- Girls enhance their public speaking and written communications skills
- Girls learn how to create computer generated marketing and promotional materials (Including business cards, event flyers, posters, etc.), plus
Biz Kidz Market Day Event –Girls apply their classroom learning by participating in a real-world Biz Kidz Market Day Festival. During the Market Day, students can earn money by selling their products and services to the community.The day includes:
- Dress for Success Fashion Show — Girls can participate in a “Dress for Success” Fashion Show. The purpose of the fashion show is to help build kidpreneur’s confidence, self-esteem and expression through business fashion. Emphasis is placed on the importance of expressing beauty from the inside out.
- Shark Tank Competition — Girls are encouraged to compete in the Biz Kidz Shark Tank Competition where they present their business portfolios and pitch their business ideas.
- Award Ceremony — The Market Day Festival and Shark Tank Competition will conclude with an Award Ceremony. Prizes, awards, business resources and a “Biz Kidz” Certificate of Completion will be presented to participants.
Give her a business edge. Register your budding kidpreneur today! Registration fee is $40.00 per girl (Includes 6-week workshops, resources, and participation in the Marketplace Festive, “Dress for Success” Fashion Show, Shark Tank Competition and Award Ceremony). This is a bring a friend event. For more information contact Renee Williams, GSCM Program Manager, at email@example.com.
Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro 2018 Contest
This is your chance to step up and show the world how the Girl Scout Cookie Program is helping you be a barrier-breakin’, challenge-crushin’, lead-takin’ cookie pro! This year, six Girl Scouts nationwide—one per grade level—will earn the title of Top Cookie Pro 2018 and get the epic chance to be featured on the iconic Girl Scout Cookie box!
Every girl who enters Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro 2018 Contest will unlock this awesome, limited-edition Cookie Pro 2018 patch. You must be an eligible Girl Scout Cookie seller to take part. Entries are due April 30, 2018.
Our Girl Scout volunteers have an enormous impact on the girls they mentor, motivate, and inspire. They contribute countless hours to Girl Scouts on top of their own busy schedules and hectic lives. Girl Scouting wouldn’t be the same without them.
Giving and receiving recognition and showing appreciation for volunteers is essential. Whether in the form of a simple thank you for a small job well done or a formal commendation for years of continued service in a key role, an acknowledgement is a signal that she or he is noticed and appreciated.
A great way to recognize that special Girl Scout Volunteer in your life who goes “above and beyond” is to nominate them for a GSCM or GSUSA Adult Award. The process to submit a Volunteer for an Adult Award is outlined in the Recognitions Digest.
If you are thinking of submitting an Adult Award for a Volunteer, please make sure the paperwork is completed by the next deadline, February 28, 2018. Submit the forms to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be reviewed at the next Adult Awards Committee meeting. If you need assistance or have questions regarding the process, please submit them to email@example.com.
Brownie Journey Marathon: Brownie Quest
Enjoy a fun Girl Scout Brownie Journey in one day! We’ll finish the day with the Take Action project required to complete the Journey Award, so prepare to get dirty. Fee includes the Journey book, a patch, lunch and a snack. Additional snacks will be available for purchase. Girls with dietary concerns should bring their own meal. Girls or troops must attend with at least one chaperone to maintain ratios. The event will run rain or shine, so dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Please also bring a non-perishable food item for a local food pantry. Registered Girl Scouts may bring a Girl Scout Brownie-aged friend who is interested in Girl Scouts. No drop-offs.
Who: Girl Scout Brownies
When: January 31, 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Mayo United Methodist Church, Edgewater, MD
Cost: $35/girl $10/adult. Add $3 if post marked after 1/19/2018.
Registration and questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
*This event is sponsored by a Travel Pathways group, and is not a GSCM sponsored event. All inquiries should be directed to the email address above.