The March 2019 VINE

19_Marcomm_Happy107thBirthdayGirlScouts_SocialMedia_1080x1080pxAsk Congress to Support Girl Scouts’ 107th Birthday Resolution

On March 12, H.Res.217 was introduced in Congress by Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to celebrate the 107th anniversary of Girl Scouts, the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in the world.

You can help us commemorate our anniversary by urging your member of Congress to cosponsor the resolution honoring Girl Scouts and recognizing the importance of the all-girl space.

On March 12, 1912, the Girl Scout Movement began in Savannah, Georgia. It was initiated by Juliette Gordon Low, whose life mission was to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader ) in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership. Over 50 million women alive today were Girl Scouts in their youth-including 60 percent of women in the current Congress and every female secretary of state in U.S. history.

Take action now by joining us in sending a message to your representative that urges them to sign on to legislation that will honor Girl Scouts and our 107-year legacy.


Cookies from the Heart

img_2235_editedOur Girl Scouts did a great job collecting donated boxes of Cookies for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s 2019 Cookies from the Heart campaign. This season, 2,347 cases of Girl Scout Cookies were delivered to various charitable organizations, military installations, and first responders. That is a year-over-year increase of 4,200 boxes. Way to GO Girl Scouts!

Here is a list of Cookies from the Heart recipients:

AA Co Food Bank
Maryland State Police
AA Co VFD – Davidsonville
Honor Flights
Sanai Hospital
Crownsville VFD
Sarah’s House
Waugh Chapel VFD
Kris Leigh Nursing Home
Genesis Nursing Home
OVFD 1702
Back Pack Buddies
USO BWI
Ronald McDonald House
AA co 911 dispatch
Regency Park Senior Living
Baltimore City Fire Training Academy
Empower for life
Lisbon FD & military distribution
State Police – Bel Air barracks
Walter Reed
Sending to military in Afghanistan
Army Unit B Company
Perry Hall VFW

New Cadette Badges on the VTK

Check out the new Cadette Badges—Designing Robots, Programming Robots, Showcasing Robots, Eco Trekker, Night Owl, Primitive Camping and Trailblazing– under the Add badge/Journey link on the Year Plan. Watch for more to come in July including older girl Journeys!

Want a refresher on VTK?  Keep an eye on our event calendar for the upcoming VTK webinar.  Can’t wait?  Click here to find a previously recorded webinar. It can also be found on our website under Volunteers->Volunteers Resources->Guides and Tips.


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Calling all young entrepreneurs!

BizKidz Academy Young Entrepreneur Series begins March 30. Don’t miss your opportunity to receive real training in how to start or grow your own business. This 4- week series will cover topics like goal setting, research and development, safe online marketing, and money management. The program will end with a real live business expo where you can earn money by selling your products to visitors to the event! Participants will have the opportunity to visit Comcast for a studio production tour and taping and be included in Baltimore’s Child Magazine’s blog articles.

Date: March 30 – April 20, 2019, 11 am – 2 pm
Location: Camp Ilchester
Grades: Girl Scout Juniors – Ambassadors
Cost: $65
Register Now!


Longtime Staffer Elise Highsmith Retires

elise.pngMarch 1st marked the first day of retirement for membership staffer, Elise Highsmith.  After serving as a volunteer for both of her daughters’ Girl Scout troops, she began working for the council where she helped recruit girls and assisted volunteers in Baltimore and Harford counties. Elise is highly respected and admired because she approached her job with dedication and compassion: she was a sister to every Girl Scout; was responsible for what she said and did and, believed in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Elise plans to rest a bit before going on a trip to the Galapagos Islands in June with a Harford County travel group.  A retirement celebration for her is planned in Harford County for April 14th.  Contact Amber LeSane, alesane@gscm.org for details and information.

Many thanks to Elise for all she did for Girl Scouts in central Maryland!

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Lifetime Membership Promotion for Volunteers

Mark your calendar! Throughout April, Girl Scout lifetime membership will be available at a special 50% discount—— from $400 down to $200—— for volunteers who have served for ten years or more.

Lifetime membership is an investment that ensures girls have a place to reach their full potential and grow into the courageous leaders we need—— now and always. When you upgrade to lifetime membership in April, you can expect:

  • Continuous membership in Girl Scouts
  • $25 of your dues to fund one year of Girl Scout membership for an underserved girl in your council
  • A lifetime membership card and pin
  • 10% off Girl Scout merchandise purchased from girlscoutshop.com
  • An invitation to join an annual call hosted by GSUSA’s CEO
  • A monthly e-newsletter

Thank you for your years of service and all you’ve done to help create the next generation of female leaders. We couldn’t do it without you!


News from Juliette’s Closet

Bridging Kits Are Here!

Bridging awards mark a girl’s transition from one leadership level to the next level. Kit components include: certificate, pencil, star and disc, bridge award and fun patch. Bridge to Juniors and Bridge to Cadettes kits include Brownie Wings.

 Spring store hours starting April 15th 

 Juliette’s Closet

Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 10am to 7pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 3pm
Sunday closed

Clementine’s Corner

Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 7pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 3pm
Sunday closed

Also, please note: both Juliette’s Closet and Clementine’s Corner will be closed on May 10th until 2pm for the All Staff meeting and on May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.


Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Stellar Sellers

We are honored to announce the girls in the 500+ Stellar Seller Club for the 2018-2019 Cookie Season! CONGRATULATIONS to each of these girls for demonstrating their savvy cookie selling skills!

Abigail Haas

Abigail Puglia

Abigayle Auster

Adalynn Henson

Addison Landon

Adrianna Comer

Alaina Simonson

Alexis Silver

Alivia Miller

Allyson Varson

Alyssa Beasley

Alyssa Burke

Alyssa Domboski

Amanda Barber

Anastasia Heckhaus

Anastasia Sheeley

Aniyah Turnstall

Annabella Sims

Annabelle Bold

Arden Baker

Ariana Garrett

Arianna Lewis

Ashlee Robinson

Ashleigh Thur

Ashley George

Ashlyn Mise

Ashlynn Kidwell

Aubree Ellison

Aubriegh Johnson

Audrey Ensor

Ava Cooper

Ava Trish

Braelyn Payne

Breanna Pringle

Breanna Wheatley

Bridget Schaeffer

Brooke Bent

Brooke Vallar

Brookelynn Redden

Brynn Kilgore

Caitlin Wheatley

Caitlyn Strickland

Cali Spicer

Carli Ireland

Carlie Bradford

Carly Singleton

Carmen Emery

Carol Hepburn

Caroline Baux

Catherine Watts

Cecelia Brown

Chloe King

Chloe Stone

Chloe Taylor

Chloe Watai

Christina Bain

Christina Kreutzer

Claire Knapp

Claire White

Clara Kemp

Colleen Walsh

Courtney Izzo

Courtney Reinhard

Daisy Hepburn

Delaney Bielas

Delaney Lynch

Delia Lleras

Destiny Stewart

Edison Curtis

Eliot-Anne Hannum

Elizabeth Higgins

Elizabeth Meyer

Elizabeth-Paris Russell-Ward

Emily Repp

Emma Dennis

Emma Mcdaniel

Emoree Wockenfuss

Erin Saunders

Eva Peterson

Genevieve Bain

Genevieve Britz

Gianna Kepner

Grace Connolly-Schultz

Grace Flanagan

Gracee Weinreich

Gracie Swafford

Gwendolyn Maxson

Hailey Benson-Williams

Hailey Jackson

Hayley Meszaros

Helen Rankin

Hope Valentine

Isabella Corona

Isabella Housley

Isabelle Fisher

Isabelle Westover

Isabelle Williams

Jada Fenner

Janell Belcher

Janet Clemons

Janiya Ross

Januairre Brown

Jasmin Azan

Jayda Rankins

Jayden Leonard

Jaymee Swartzbaugh

Jenna Diehl

Jenna Resnik

J’Mary Mines

Johanna Davis-Brodeur

Jordan Villee

Josie Wedeking

Jozie Jett-Almanza

Kaila Davis

Kaitlyn Mccray

Kara Butler

Kara Haight

Katelyn Evans

Katelyn Russell

Katie Tawney

Kaydence Johnson

KAYLA CONNOR

Kayla Myers

Kaylah Morosko

Kaytlin Kc O’neil

Kennedy Thomas

Kimora Turner

Kyndall Walton

Kyra Hoffmaster

Laila Barnes

Laila Battle

Laila Bruce

Lashay Ross

Laura Scott

Lauren Simonson

Laylah Smith

Lea Ratliff

Leah Benfer

Leila Attia

Leila Ross

Lexie Brinkley

Lila Rogers

Lilah Doumaux

Lilliana Baker

Lily Grover

Lily Mcclinton

Logan Taylor

London Hamm

Lorin Johnson

MacKenzie Glover

Maddison Dennis

Madeleine Eng-Nguyen

Madeline Schiller

Madeline Schryer

Madelyn Todd

Madison Jones

Madison Ness

Madison Sims

Maggie Henninger

Makayla Gifford

Makenna Kinsler

Malai Bowman

Marianne Bishop

Marie Larimer

Maureen Mcmennamin

Maya Alberto

Maya Frick

Mckayla Butt

Megan Brooks

Megan Davis

Megan Deedy

Melissa Clemons

Melissa Deedy

Mikayla Shephard

Miranda Christiansen

Molly Brooks

Morgan Frankos

Morgan Heim

Morgan Stolba

Morgan Taylor

Nadyah Lopez

Natalie Goddard

Natalie Roberts

Nia Adair

Nora Omron

Olivia Jost

Peighton Daniels

Peyton Murray

Peyton Simpers

Piper Brown

Piper Gawel

Rachel Griffin

Raina Comer

Raven Richburg

Rayne Lewis

Reanna Whittaker

Rebecca Denny

Rebecca Speich

Rebekah Perry

Regan O’Connor

Reina Danik

Riley Brewer

Riley Fehr

Rowan Palmer

Rylin Bloom

Sadie Kelly

Sadie Petro

Sanaa Bleything-Jones

Sanaa Walters

Sarah Spelker-Wild

Shaela Delfino

Sheridan Matthews

Sicily Wilbanks

Sienna Fulks

Simone Wharton

Sophia Chaney

Sophia Lyons

Sophia Rodenhausen

Soraya Walker

Sydney Harris

Sydney Spann

Syla Grasso

Tamia Smith

Taniya Leckey

Taylor Souders

Trista Christiansen

Victoria Diaz-Ware

Victoria Griffith

Victoria Mason

Victoria Salmans

Violet Hodge

Xaviana Leis

Zah’reya Douglas

Zoe Ryan Limberg

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