The February 2019 VINE

Future Leaders Conference for Girl Scout
Cadettes-Ambassadors

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Join us for the 2nd annual Future Leaders Conference to hear from experts and G.I.R.L.s, on topics ranging from unleashing your Girl Scout power to writing your college essay. Special guests, many of whom are Girl Scout Alumna, will give girls tips for putting their best foot forward and learning to balance sports, school, and social life in high school, college, and beyond.

This year’s guests include Courtney Burkett, a member of the Baltimore Nighthawks women’s football team, Christine Michel Carter,  a writer, speaker and consultant who has been featured in, several global digital publications, including TIME, The New York Times, and Ebony, Megan Knight, WMAR reporter, and Yasmine Arrington, the Founder and Executive Director of ScholarCHIPS who has been featured in TeenVogue, Essence, and more.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019 10am-3pm
Where: Notre Dame of Maryland University
Cost: $20 registered Girl Scouts | $25 Non-registered girls

Register here: http://bit.ly/LeaderCon19
Non-Girl Scouts can register here: http://bit.ly/outofcouncil


Spring Mag/Nug Sale Starts TODAY!

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The mag/nut sale is an easy and fun way for girls to learn e-commerce and e-marketing skills while flexing the entrepreneur muscles they built up during the cookie sale! Troops will earn 15% proceeds on all troop sales.

Click here for the quick steps needed for girls to get started!

Need some training? No problem! Click here to register for the final training webinar, that will be held Saturday, February 16th at 10am.

Important Dates

February 15, 2019 – Sale starts
March 15, 2019 – Troop orders due
March 29 – April 1, 2019 – Product Deliveries
March 31, 2019- Sale ends
April 10, 2019 – ACH (withdrawal or deposit) for all monies owed to GSCM / Troop proceeds earned.


Color Guard Needed for Two Upcoming Events

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Girl Scout Color Guards are needed on March 28th for a book talk with Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour at the Maryland Historical Society, from 6-8 pm. Doors open at 6 pm and the book talk begins at 6:30 pm. Girl Scouts are invited to stay for the program which will talk about one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. Refreshments and book signing follows the talk.  Come and enjoy the inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom.  All are welcome.

Girl Scout Color Guards are also needed on Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00 am for GSUSA’s CEO Conference at Baltimore’s Sheraton downtown. This is an opportunity to open the conference attended by Girl Scout CEOs from across the country.  Girls will be able to return to school after the flag ceremony.

Specific details and information for the day will be provided.

Interested Girl Scout Color Guards for both events should email Danita Terry, dterry@gscm.org.


Reach for the Stars – Help Start an Astronomy Club!

Do you know a Girl Scout with a passion for space? Girl Scouts of Central Maryland will be submitting a team consisting of two Girl Scouts (entering 9th – 11th grade in the fall of 2019), one volunteer, and one amateur astronomer to GSUSA for the opportunity to attend the Girl Scout Astronomy Club Training at NASA’s Goddard Space and Flight Training Center from June 9-14, 2019. The team will be equipped with the resources and tools to develop a sustainable astronomy club for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland over the next two years.

Any girls that would like to be considered for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Astronomy Club Team must fill out the Reach for the Stars – Girl Application.

Any adults that are interested in volunteering with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Astronomy Club must fill out the Reach for the Stars – Volunteer Application.

Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019. Team selections will be made by March 7, 2019.

Any questions can be sent to our STEM Specialist, Megan Straumanis, at mstraumanis@gscm.org.


SilverAwdDo you have Girl Scouts ready to earn their Silver Award? Follow these steps!

  1. Attend a Girl Scout Silver Award Workshop. This is mandatory. Check the Events Calendar now!
  2. Complete the Girl Scout Silver Award Pre-Approval Screening online. To preview the Girl Scout Silver Award Pre-Approval Screening questions click here.
  3. Complete the Girl Scout Silver Award Final Report online. Don’t forget to upload your completed Budget Form and completed Time Log.
  4. Bring the following items to your troop leader:
    • Signed Parent Permission Form
    • Signed Project Advisor Agreement
    • Pre-Approval Screening Certificate
    • Project Advisor Evaluation Letter
  5. Have your troop leader complete the Girl Scout Silver Award Leader Certification Form online

Girl Scout Week is less than a month away!

Calling all girls, parents, volunteers, alumni, and staff!  We invite you to join us in celebrating National Girl Scout Week!

Girl Scout Week (March 10-16) is a time to celebrate Girl Scouts as groundbreakers, big thinkers, and role models. This guide offers ideas for girls to choose their own way to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ during this important week focused on Girl Scouts!

Celebrate with us by showing your Girl Scout spirit and pride on a daily basis during this week.  Each day features a special theme along with suggested ways to participate.  Activities may be done on one’s own, as a family, and/or as a group or troop.  Below is an overview of each day.

Sunday, March 10, 2019: Girl Scout Sunday

Girl Scout Sunday provides girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as Girl Scouts.

Monday, March 11, 2019:  Go-Getter

A Go-Getter is bold, honest, and determined to succeed. In her mind failure is no reason not to get back up and try again, and again, and again. Today, bring your Go-Getter self to the forefront by learning a new skill.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Girl Scouts Birthday

Today Girl Scouts celebrates our 107th birthday! On this day in 1912, Juliette ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low assembled a group of eighteen girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout troop meeting.  Today wear your favorite Girl Scout apparel to school and/or when out and about in your community!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019: Innovator

Thinking outside the box is an Innovator’s specialty, so she’s always looking for a creative way to take action. She definitely knows how to get things done. Today it’s time to get innovative by trying a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activity.

Thursday, March 14, 2019: Risk-Taker

Courageous and strong, a Risk-Taker’s keen to try new things and to embrace the unfamiliar. She’s ready to step up and break the mold if that’s what it takes. Today’s challenge is to try something new.

Friday, March 15, 2019: Leader

A Leader is confident, responsible, and committed to changing the world for the better—and she’s happiest when others join her in taking the lead! Take the lead today by organizing a community service project (i.e. a project that helps solve an immediate need, but doesn’t necessarily impact the root cause of an issue) or a Take Action Project (i.e. seek to eliminate the need altogether).

Saturday, March 16, 2019: Girl Scout Sabbath

Girl Scout Sabbath provides girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as Girl Scouts.

Showcase your participation by sharing the activities you did each day with us on social media! Here are links to our social pages and the hashtag we’ll be using:

facebook.com/gscentralmd | Instagram: @girlscoutscmd | Twitter: @gscentralmd

#GirlScoutWeek19

Each day, we will select at random, five members (could be girl members or adult members) to receive a Girl Scout Week Patch. Winners will be notified by email and their patch will be mailed to their home.

In addition to the daily activities, we invite you to join us at Juliette’s Closet to learn the Girl Scout Promise and Law in sign language and to learn about the history behind sign language from The Hearing and Speech Agency.

Juliette’s Closet at Seton Drive | 4806 Seton Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
March 12 from 5-6:30pm

Clementine’s Corner at Camp Ilchester | 5042 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
March 13 from 5pm–6:30pm


Get More out of the Volunteer Toolkit!

If you haven’t taken the dive into the VTK yet, now is the perfect time to get started! Our latest webinar has helped many volunteers get more out of their experience.  In fact, 100% of volunteers that responded to the post-webinar survey said they found the webinar to be very helpful.  Over 80% said they plan to use the VTK more as a result of their newly gained knowledge.

If you missed it, that’s ok! You can watch the recording here or join us in April for a live webinar. Date and time will be announced soon!


Book Talk: East Coast Road Trippin’

ac-1546396237-nlswmb0lyi-snap-imageRecently featured in the Capital Gazette and on WJZ, Girl Scout Cadettes, Lexie, Kendall, and Tori will talk to us about their Silver Award project – a published book called “East Coast Road Trippin”.  This is a story about three best friends who plan their summer vacation together – a road trip along the East Coast in an RV. Along the way, the besties in the story are faced with issues that have serious impacts on their friendships.  The book brings to light tough issues girls face daily relating to friendship, bullying, jealousy and peer pressure.

Find out how the authors were inspired by the aMaze journey and decided to take a step further to make it a Silver Award project.

Autographed copies of the book and custom patches will be available for purchase at the event.

Details
Date: March 2, 11 AM – 12 PM
Location: Camp Ilchester
Grades: All Ages
Cost: Free

Click here to sign up.


Updates from Juliette’s Closet

World Thinking Day

Have you stopped in to see the new World Thinking Day pins, pencils, and totes? Consider making a special order from Juliette’s Closet for your Troop or Service Unit World Thinking Day event.  Just email the item name(s), quantity and your contact information to gscmstore@gscm.org at least two weeks in advance and we will notify you when they are available for pickup.

Pop-up Shop 

Juliette’s Closet will be at the Camp Conowingo Clean Up day on March 16! Email gscmstore@gscm.org at least a week in advance with your order, pay over the phone and we’ll bring it that day for pickup. We will also be setting up a pop-up shop on the day of the cleanup.

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