The September 2019 VINE

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Cookie Time is here!

It’s the SWEETEST time of the year! The Girl Scout Cookie program is a great council-led activity that not only allows girls to learn and hone entrepreneurial skills they’ll use throughout their lives, but also one that allows them to earn funds for troop activities.  We are hoping for 100% participation in this skill-building, money-earning activity!

To ensure that your troop is ready to participate, please make sure:

  • If you are a troop leader, you have an up-to-date background check and are registered for the 2020 Girl Scout year so that your registered troop members can gain access to the SmartCookies platform
  • If you are a TCM, you are registered and background checked for 2020 and the TCM’s T-10 has been completed (online in the VTK)
  • Your troop’s T-3 forms have been filled out (online in the VTK)

Feed Your Craving. Fuel Her Girl Scout Experiences.

It’s no secret that many of our customers buy Girl Scout Cookies for their drool-inducing, craving-worthy, deliciousness. This year, we’re encouraging customers to feed their craving because when they do, they’re also fueling amazing experiences for girls.

From outdoor adventure and leadership opportunities to STEM and entrepreneurship, cookie customers help make incredible things happen.

To increase cravings and have a bit of social media fun, we’ve created Girl Scout Cookie profile frames! Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes and search “GSCM” to find the frame that fits your #GSCookieCraving!


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Get the latest GS 411!

A new GS411, filled with a year’s worth of exciting Girl Scout activities, is here!

We have added some new programming and new program partners to help every girl hone the skills she’ll use now and in the future.

This year our programming includes archeology activities, entrepreneurial workshops, movement sessions in the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Program Center dance studio, architecture exploration, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts, and 100 years of women’s right to vote celebrations.

For our outdoor explorers, we have new programs, patches, and badges — like Take Your Best Slingshot, target sports that include throwing tomahawks and a winter outdoor challenge. And, we hope many of you will make your way to Camp Conowingo to try out our new ropes course!

Our STEM programming continues to expand so girls can increase their competencies in the world of technology as this will be an important part of many careers in the future. We have something to offer whether girls like designing wooden vehicles or robots, thinking like a programmer or engineer, or want to soar in the iFly wind tunnel.

Click here to download the latest 411 now or visit http://www.gscm.org/events and start planning your year! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at membercare@gscm.org!


volunteerresourcesJoin the Virtual Leader Roundtable Webinar!

From the comfort of your home – join us for The Virtual Leader Roundtable (previously called the Virtual Service Unit Meeting)!  It is a great way to get Girl Scout information if you are a parent or volunteer.  This hour-long webinar will include information regarding timely topics, a chance to meet other GSCM volunteers and staff and provide time to ask questions and get answers from the subject matter expert.

Click here to register for the next few webinars!  Once registered you will receive an email with login information.

The webinar dates are:
September 30, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 21, 2019
January 20, 2020
February 25, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 20, 2020
May 21, 2020
June 24, 2020


Adult Learning Roundup at Camp Woodlands

The Adult Learning Roundup held at Camp Woodlands on October 19 will offer a number of trainings.  Take one or stay the day!  We will offer sessions beneficial to a new leader or parent that wants to help with the troop and other trainings regarding Troop finances, conflict resolution or outdoor program suitable for anyone!

Click here to register for the class you would like to attend.  If you are staying all day – pack your lunch.


TFS Making Life Easier Scholarship Program

Application window: September 16, 2019, through October 31, 2019, 11:59 pm PST

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Toyota Financial Services (TFS) proudly announces its 2019 Making Life Easier (MLE) Scholarship Program that will award up to $1 million to college-bound students associated with select community partners. As members of a community partner organization, Girl Scouts from GSCM are eligible to apply. Recipients will be selected from all eligible applicants based on financial need and community service. Students can apply for scholarships of up to $20,000 that will be distributed over four years.

Click here for more information and to apply!


img_0218.jpgRegistration for Not Your Daughter’s Camp In closes on September 27.

If you’re ready for grown-up Girl Scout camp, click here to register now!

The GSCM Alumnae Association is excited to present the 2nd annual “Not Your Daughter’s Camp In” for Girl Scout alumnae, volunteers, camp counselors, staff members, and all other grown-up Girl Scouts!

Activities include high ropes (NEW this year!!), kayaking, canoeing, hiking, arts and crafts, archery and more! Click here to see a schedule of activities.

This event is for guests 21 and over.

Invite your friends — Share the event on Facebook!

Details:
Date: October 4 – October 6, 2019
Location: Camp Conowingo


Artboard 8-100Use the VTK to Plan a Fabulous 2020 Girl Scout Year!

Planning your 2020 Girl Scouting year? Check out the Volunteer Toolkit to see new STEM and Outdoor Badges and Journeys. Every program grade level has access to this amazing planning resource! Click here to log in and get planning!


Updates from Juliette’s Closet

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Cherish your Girl Scout memories! The Girl Scout Memory Book lists all badges, Journeys, and highest awards currently available in a fun journal format for girls to customize and make their own. This book also includes space for Girl Scouts to write or draw about their favorite camp and service project memories, and to set goals for the cookie program and fall product program. A fun resource for girls, troops and leaders.

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GSCM Custom Troop Shirts
You can now get official GSCM Troop Shirts and hoodies for your troop! Order must be in by the first of each month and you can pick up at either store location in 6-8 weeks.  Just Email gscmstore@gscm.org for details and to order.

Fall Store Hours will start August 17th 

Juliette’s Closet at the
GSCM Program Center
4806 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
410.358.9711 ext. 202

Clementine’s Corner at
Camp Ilchester
5042 Ilchester Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-455-0542

Monday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Both stores will be closed Friday, August 16, for an all-staff meeting and event

Insignia Price increase
Due to a rise in material and production cost, GSUSA has to increase the pricing on a number of insignia items. It has been approximately 4 years since any price change despite the fact that GSUSA has received incremental price increases from vendors.  To show our appreciation to our customers, GSCM has decided to keep our current pricing through the end of the 2019 Girl Scout year.  We will honor the current pricing for items purchased at our stores or via our store email gscmstore@gscm.org.  We encourage you to take advantage of this special offer for items in stock only. Not applicable to backorder or online orders.

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