The July 2019 VINE

Cookie Time is Coming! Are you Prepared?

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The theme for this cookie sale is “Chase Your Adventures”

Get your Troop Cookie Manager (TCM) and girls registered for the 2020 Girl Scout year so you are ready for the start of another exciting Girl Scout Cookie Program. Service Unit Cookie Managers start TCM trainings in late August/early September. Contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager for more details.

Important Cookie Dates

September 2019

September 13 — Girls begin taking Initial Cookie Orders

September 21 — Cookie Kickoff  (details at http://www.gscm.org/events)

October 2019

October 5 —

  • Deadline for troops to opt out of girl rewards in the Smartcookies system
  • Deadline to verify the Troop contact and banking
  • Due: Initial Troop Cookie/Early Recognition Orders are due in Smartcookies. Orders must be entered into the Smartcookies system by 11:59 pm or the troop forfeits all early recognition items.

October 25-30 — Depot Deliveries & Direct Sales Begin

October 30 — Cupboards open

November 2019

November 7 — ACH Withdrawal #1 – ACH will be 50% of all troop initial orders, which will include Gluten Free and Cookie Share from the initial order

November 21 — ACH Withdrawal #2 – ACH will be remaining 50% of Initial orders and 50% of all other orders in Smart Cookies through November 19, 2019.

December 2019

December 13 — Cookie Sale Ends
Due: Troop FINAL Main girl recognitions order due in Smartcookies
Orders must be entered into the Smartcookies system by 11:59 pm or the troop forfeits all recognition items including patches.

December 17 — ACH Withdrawal #3 – ACH will be for all remaining orders, for all cookie boxes.

December 16 – 20 — Troops can pick-up their Cookie Share boxes from the Council office to deliver to chosen charities.

 


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Girl Scouts Cyber Challenge

There has been a cyber attack on a moon colony in space! Join the team of Girl Scouts that are going to save the colony by identifying the cybercriminals and stop them from hacking the colony!

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland has been selected to pilot a Cyber Challenge in partnership with GSUSA and Raytheon. At this event, middle and high school girls will team up to test their cybersecurity skills. They’ll also get to meet real-life cybersecurity pros! The event will be held on October 19, 2019.

Click here to register now!

Before the challenge begins, girls will need to complete the Think Like a Programmer Journey and Cybersecurity Badges for their Girl Scout level. Badges can be earned as individuals, troops, or during a council led workshop!

Click here to find council led Journeys-in-a-day and badge workshops

Questions? Email STEM@gscm.org


Join us for the Give S’more Challenge!

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National S’mores Day is August 10th—Join us at Camp Whippoorwill for our Give S’more Challenge!

Local companies, alumnae, parents, and friends will compete against our top cookie sellers in a Girl Scout relay and raise funds for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

You can join in by starting a corporate team or a team of your friends or by participating as an individual.

Challenge participants receive lunch and a fun afternoon of outdoor activities! Participants who raise $100 or more receive an event t-shirt.

This event is intended as a fundraiser for adults. If your Girl Scout would like to participate on your team, contact Kim Becker Cooper at kbeckercooper@gscm.org.

Click here to register your team today!

Tickets on Sale Now for Not Your Daughter’s Camp In

Think you’re too old to go to Girl Scout camp? THINK AGAIN!

Join us for the 2nd “Not Your Daughter’s Camp In” for Girl Scout alumnae, volunteers, camp counselors, staff members, and all other grown-up Girl Scouts, hosted by the GSCM Alumnae Association!

Activities include high ropes (NEW this year!!), kayaking, canoeing, hiking, arts and crafts, archery and more!

This event is for guests 21 and over. Click here to register today!

Get Social!

Want to help show the world what Girl Scouting is all about? Sharing stories on your social media pages is an easy but impactful way to get Girl Scout stories in front of new audiences!

If you are interested in becoming a social media advocate for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland by receiving easily sharable Girl Scout stories in your inbox, sign up here! We promise not to flood your inbox—we’ll keep these emails to a maximum of one per month. The first email will be out before the end of the month.

Questions? Contact communications@gscm.org.


News from Juliette’s Closet

Yard Sale and Swap Meet | 7/20/19 

Juliette’s Closet is hosting a Yard Sale and Swap Meet on July 20th from 10am to 1pm. Come shop for clearance items like fun patches, apparel, and gifts. Attendees can also buy, trade, and sell Girl Scouts items.

Space is still available for selling or trading your items.  Click here to reserve your spot!

Summer Hours

Juliette’s Closet at the

GSCM Program Center

Clementine’s Corner at

Camp Ilchester

Monday – closed
Tuesday – 9am – 5pm
Wednesday – 9am – 5pm
Thursday – 9am – 5pm
Friday – 9am – 5pm
Saturday – 9am – 12pm
Monday – closed
Tuesday – 9am – 5pm
Wednesday – 10am – 7pm
Thursday – closed
Friday – closed
Saturday – 9am – 12pm
Both stores will be closed:

July 29 – August 9 for inventory
August 16 – closed until 2pm for a staff meeting.

We want to make sure we are providing the best services to you. Please help us help you by filling out this survey to let us know when you usually visit our stores and what additional items you would like us to carry.


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Planned Shutdown of the Volunteer Toolkit

Once a year, during July, VTK has a planned shutdown. During this shutdown, troop’s year plans are archived so that troops can begin to plan for the new Girl Scouting year. This year there will be over 40 new Badges and awards uploaded in the VTK during this time!!

Currently, troop leaders have access to everything on the VTK except their troop’s year plan; you can begin planning for the next Girl Scouting year on the VTK on July 16!

You will need a 2020 membership in order to access the VTK moving forward.

Questions about VTK? Email membercare@gscm.org.
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