The February VINE

Program Updates 

GROUP AVATARS

Magazine and Nut Sale 

It’s that time of the year again where girls are able to take the skills they have learned in the cookie sale and apply it to their own business. Girls will have the opportunity to run their own online business, create their own avatar and earn various rewards.

Click here to learn more about the Magazine and Nut Sale.

Day Camp

Want your girl to experience the fun of camp but she’s not a fan of overnights at resident camp? Check out our NEW Day Camp page! Each two-week session will inspire children’s creativity through hands-on experiences with cooking and textile art.

Session 1: July 6-17 in Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, Parkton, MD

Session 2: July 20-31 at GSCM Program Center

Session 3: August 3-14 at Camp Woodlands

Camp Clue

Calling all Juniors and Cadettes! Do you have what it takes to become a real forensic scientist? Here’s the opportunity to really find out. For two days you along with other Girl Scouts will solve a “Whodunit?” mystery by taking fingerprints, investigating trace evidence and analyzing crime scene elements. Girl Scout Juniors will earn their Detective badge from the Get Moving Journey and Girl Scout Cadettes will earn their Special Agent Badge from the Breathe Journey.

Date: Sat Mar 07, 10:00 pm – Sun Mar 08, 10:00 am

Location: Camp Conowingo
Grades: Juniors – Cadettes & Adults
Girl Fee: $52
Adult Fee: $26

The Big Outdoors Event

Celebrate the 12th Annual BIG Outdoors Event with the Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center at Camp Ilchester. This Earth Day tribute is a wonderful day out for your troop or family. Meet native birds of prey; learn about bees; observe campfire cooking; explore nature trails; see native Maryland plants; hear traditional Girl Scout songs; climb a rock wall (grades 2 and up), and see the animals in the nature center. Try your hand at archery (grades 4-12 & Adults) and gem mining, both available for additional fees. Refreshments and other merchandise will be available for purchase. This event is also a great opportunity for girls or troops to showcase their Journey Take Action Projects, and Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Award projects. Work on the Art in the Outdoor badges and showcase your nature centered artistic talents at the 4th Annual BIG Outdoors Event Kris Dunbar Nature Art Show. Enjoy all of this and much, much more. Bring your Girl Scout and non-Girl Scout friends because, nothing is bigger than The BIG Outdoors Event.

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Camp Ilchester, 5042 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Grades: Daisies – Ambassadors, Family and Friends

Click here to register.

The Right to Vote Patch

This past Tuesday over 70 Girl Scouts from central Maryland participated in Legislative Day to see the rooms where legislation is discussed and turned into law. The girls toured the State House and had the opportunity to meet with their State representatives. Through out the day they learned about some of Maryland’s great political and civic leaders.

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For girls and troops that want to learn more about the legislative process and the history around women’s suffrage, the Right to Vote patch activities helps girls build off the knowledge they have learned from their experiences at Legislative Day (or school) and understand the importance of exercising her right to vote! 

Click here to learn more!

 

Opportunity Updates 

Investing In You – Stock Market Basics 

The Leadership Series with the CEO will reconvene on on March 28 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors to get tips on how to become financially savvy by learning about savings and investing. They’ll also get advice from financial and banking professionals on how to finance their college education. This event will be held at the GSCM Program Center.

Click here to register. 

Store Updates

Price Changes

GSUSA has announced that they will be increasing the prices of  uniform tunics, sashes and vests as well as troop numbers and ID sets effective March 1. GSCM will refrain from raising prices until April 1, 2020 in order to support bridging troops. To take advantage of this delayed price increase, purchases must be made by March 31 at either store location.

Troop Pride Picture Day

Celebrate your troop pride during Girl Scout Spirit Week by having a troop picture taken Sunday, March 15. Appointments are available – reserve your spot now! The $5 appointment fee gets you one 4 x 5 color photo. Additional photos can be purchased at your appointment. Walk-ins will be scheduled around appointments.

Click here to schedule your appointment today!

Event Pop-Up Shop Requests

If you are having an event with over 100 people this spring and would like the store to set up a pop-up shop, please contact GSCMStore@gscm.org with the date and time. Dates are on a first come, first served basis.

Closings

The GSCM Stores will be closed for President’s Day, Monday, February 17th. Both stores will open at 2 p.m. Friday, February 21st due to a staff event.

Store Hours

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