The October 2019 VINE

73c1ffa8-dce7-49ed-942f-4f8418334cb0.jpgA Digital Marketing Experience for Girls: Smart Cookies

When you sell Girl Scout Cookies, you’re doing more than just helping your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun). You’re doing setting goals, working as a team and developing a host of skills along the way. Whether your troop is working to have a pizza party, implement a community project, or  have your first overnight trip, you know how many boxes you need to sell to reach your goal and make it happen.

Here’s a smart tip that makes tracking your efforts easier. Having a Smart Cookie profile lets you set your cookie goal, manage your cookie sale, track your progress, view recognitions and send Smart Cookies Direct Ship e-cards to customers all in one place. You can also manage your sale on-the-go with Smart Cookies Mobile. Check out the links below to learn about the digital Marketing Experience.

Girl Experience Guide | About Smart Cookie

Have a Great Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share? 

Have a parent or troop leader submit it today for a chance to see your story featured in our Powered by Cookies gallery, on the Girl Scout BlogFacebookTwitterInstagram, and more—so cool!


Got an awesome, press-worthy cookie story on your hands? As we gear up for another incredible cookie season marked by showing the world what a Girl Scout entrepreneur can do, send your incredible story directly to

STEAM_laargeGirls STEAM Ahead: GSCM’s Women in STEAM Festival

You don’t need superpowers to be a super genius! Be inspired by female professionals in the fields of robotics, engineering, biology, architecture, computer science, graphic design, finance, and many other STEM areas at the 5th annual Girls STEAM Ahead! Girls and adults will engage in hands-on workshops, learn about exciting careers, and hear inspirational stories from women in STEAM. Lunch, event patch, giveaways, and workshops for girls and parents are included with registration. Register before November 15, 2019. Pre-registration required. REGISTER NOW

Date: Sat Nov 23, 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM EST

Location: The Lord Baltimore Hotel Map

Grades: Juniors – Ambassadors & Adults

Girl Fee: $35

Adult Fee: $15


Financial Literacy Event for G.I.R.L.s with goals!


Girl Created Art Wanted!

We are looking for girl created art, 8″x10″ or larger canvases, featuring all your favorite camp things: Girl Scouts, the outdoors, camping scenes, cabins, flowers, and nature. These art pieces will  be hung up around Camp Woodlands and Camp Whippoorwill for all to see!

Contact Ranger Marie at to arrange drop off of your custom pieces!

Scholarship Opportunities

Applications for The Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards due November 5

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in middle level and high school grades for outstanding volunteer service to their communities. It is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

Local Honorees are selected at participating schools and organizations every November. From these winners, an independent judging organization names the top middle level and high school volunteer in each state and Washington, D.C. Results are announced in early February. Then, 10 National Honorees are chosen by a panel of prominent public figures, and announced at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., in May.

Students chosen as Local Honorees receive a Certificate of Achievement from their schools or organizations. Those who qualify (50 hours of service for age 14 and younger, 100 hours for those older) also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award. State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events. National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their schools or organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a non-profit, charitable organization of their choice.

Click here for full details and to apply

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW): Scout of the Year Scholarship

Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars recognizes four individuals: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Silver Award recipients and Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the exceptional qualities of that rank with the following:

  • $5,000 1st place scholarship
  • $3,000 2nd place scholarship
  • $1,000 3rd place scholarship

Click here for details and to apply

A Worthwhile Investment

Helping to Prepare Girls for a Lifetime of Leadership 

In order to launch the Girl Scout Movement, Juliette Gordon Low sold her valuable pearl necklace to support her idea of an organization for girls, led by girls. Because of her selfless gift, more than 50 million women are prepared for a lifetime of leadership. Pearls for Girls is a community dedicated to carrying on Juliette Gordon Low’s legacy of building girls of courage, confidence, and character. Pearls for Girls members invest in girls monthly to give every Girl Scout a place where she comes first – a place where she’ll lead her own adventure and gain important STEM, outdoor, life, and entrepreneurship skills. Joining Pearls for Girls is easy. Members pledge monthly gifts automatically deducted from a credit or debit card. Whatever the size of the gift, it accumulates to give more girls a place to shine. Start your monthly investment today and receive one of the following thank you gifts:

$5 or more per month – Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Phone Card Holder


$10 or more per month – Girl Scout Alum Campfire Mug


$25 or more per month – Girl Scout Alum Shirt


$50 or more per month – Girl Scout Fleece Pullover


If you’re already a member, please consider increasing your investment to give more girls a place to explore their potential, fail and try again. As an added bonus, anyone who joins Pearls for Girls during the month of October will be entered to win four tickets to WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes Holiday Spectacular at Towson University.

Join Pearls for Girls to give her a place where she’ll explore her potential and learn how she can change the world. Click here to start your monthly investment today!

Gearing Up For Booth Sales?

Juliette’s Closet and Clementine’s Corner have some great new cookie items to help market girls’ cookie business: new cookie shirts, table cloths, window adhesives and more! Come by and shop this new collection of cookie-themed merchandise!

October Special, Happening Now!

For the month of October, the GSCM stores will offer uniform vests/sashes/tunics with the AMERICAN FLAG and COUNCIL IDENTIFICATION sets already ironed on for sale. There is no charge for the iron-on service for a limited time.



Juliette’s Closet Fall Store Hours

Seton Ilchester
Monday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tues – 10-7

Weds – 9-5

Thurs – 9-5

Fri – 9-5

Sat – 9-3

Mon – 9-5

Tues – 9-5

Weds – 10-7

Thurs – 9-5

Fri – 9-5

Sat – 9-3

Pop Up store and express delivery

Sat – 10/26 Bel Air (Harford County)

Sun – 11/10 Aberdeen (Harford County)


Member Care Advisory

The Member Care team thanks you for your patience as we processed registrations and responded to questions about the new Girl Scout year and the annual Cookie sale. The team strives to provide timely responses to your emails and calls. To assist us in being the most effective,  we ask that you please respond to the existing case email when following up.  Or,  if you are calling, please reference the existing case number.

Thanks again for your patience during our busiest time of the year, and for all you do for Girl Scouts in central Maryland!


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