The May VINE

Troop Spotlight

We want to give a special thanks to Troop Co-Leaders Sara Bent and Stacy Jost for helping Troop 1291 with their Meals on Wheels project and their cookie donation initiatives. To learn more about what Troop 1291 has been up to this year, click here. If you have troop stories that you would like to share, please send them to us at communications@gscm.org.

We also want to thank Troop Leaders Cathy Ford, Desireé Wheatley, Rhonda Malkowski, Rebecca Bishop, and Amanda Bowen for supporting Troops 4159, 9581, and 2139 with packing 118 foster care kits for foster kids in the area!

Program Updates

Volunteers are needed for the 2021-2022 Cookie Kickoff

We are seeking Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops and/or individual older girls to help run
activities during the Cookie Kickoff scheduled for October 2, 2021.

We are seeking volunteer and girl support for the following activities:

  • Creative Marketing
  • Cookie Booth Etiquette
  • Goal Setting: activity on troop goal/individual goal/cookie share goals
  • Cookie knowledge games
  • Learn about your cookies: box information, serving sizes, ingredients etc.
  • Developing a business plan
  • Developing a budget
  • Mock booth sales/ mock door-to– door sales/ mock phone sales
  • Living the Promise and Law during Girl Scout Cookie Sales (Business ethics)
  • Social media postings and marketing
  • Cookie box windsock craft

*Other activities and craft options will be added as developed.

Cookies for Good: Are your girls working on Silver or Gold projects? We would love to see you
highlight your project with a display and have education and/or hands-on activities for girls to
complete at the Cookie Kickoff.

If your teen troop or teen Girl Scout would like to volunteer at the Cookie Kickoff and/or earn
the Service to Girl Scouting Bar please contact Ms. Pat Heinrichs (dpheinr@gmail.com). The
service to Girl Scouting pin requires 20 volunteer hours. Pat would like to meet with troops or
girls in May or June 2021 to guide them along this process.   

Patch Program of the Month – Planet Earth or is it Intergenerational Experience??

The Hand in Hand Intergenerational Experience will teach girls a strong sense of self, positive values, and diversity in a multicultural and ever-changing World.  Click here, to view the patch packet.

The Art of Cooking –May 29, 11 AM – Noon

Do you know a Girl Scout Junior, Senior, or Ambassador who has a passion for cooking? Have her try out this culinary journey through Southern Italy, where she will learn to make and cook hand-formed pasta. This is a virtual program that takes place on Saturday, May 29, 2021, from 11AM-1:30PM; Basic supplies included $50.00. To register, click here.

Triple Badge Robotic Workshop for Daisies –– June 5, 9 AM-Noon

Do you know a Daisy who is interested in robotics? Then we have the perfect workshop for her with Challenge Island, on Saturday, June 5, 2021, 9:00AM-12:00PM. It is an amazing opportunity for Daisy Girl Scouts to learn what robots do, understand how robots move, and design a robot. Do you think robots are all electronically made? Do you think robots have to have electrical gadgets, switchboards, and buzzers?  Think again! Our robots will be made from everyday materials and will still be able to follow our commands. What will your robot look like and what will he/she be able to do for you? Join us at this workshop and let your imagination run wild! Badges must be purchased separately. To register, click here.

Making Games Workshop for Brownies –June 5, 11AM- 1PM

Girl Scout Brownies will have another opportunity on Saturday, June 5, 2021, 11:00AM – 1:00PM to engage with our program partner Challenge Island. This time around, girls will invent a new arcade game, design a putt putt golf course and play their gaming creations with old and new friends. Girls will receive a Challenge Island fun patch. Badges must be purchased separately. To register, click here.

Netiquette for Cadettes–June 6, 10AM

Our digital world makes it easy to stay in touch and share friendships, memories, and ideas. But we’ve all heard embarrassing stories in which people wish they’d never hit the “send” button. Once you’ve put it out there, it never goes away. But you can use that to your benefit, too. This badge is all about knowing how to make positive choices in the online world. We will be joined by a law enforcement professional who will help us navigate through the virtual world. Girl Scout Cadettes will earn the Netiquette Badge, all others will receive a fun patch. Join us on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 10:00AM for this virtual program. To register, click here.

Ready, Set, Bake! (J,C,S,A)–June 13, 1:30PM

Do you know a Girl Scout that’s an aspiring pastry chef? Whether she knows how to bake or not, if she like cookies, she won’t want to miss this program. GSCM is once again partnering with our friend and Girl Scout Alumna, Chef Beth from the Lord Baltimore Hotel to offer Girl Scouts top notch culinary instruction. This time, we will work on honing their baking skills, as they learn to make Baltimore’s SECOND favorite cookie (right behind the Thin Mint of course), the Berger Cookie. If she has never experienced this hometown treat, have her join us Sunday, June 13, 2021, 1:30PM for this virtual baking event. To register, click here.

Facebook Shop Social –  May 20th at 5:30pm

Good Morning Girl ScoutsMay 25th at 8:15am, Retail team

***Facebook Shop Social and Good Morning Girl Scouts will be taking a break during the summer and return back in August!

Store Updates

Store Hours

GSCM stores are now opened! We will be enforcing social distancing, mask wearing, temperature measurement and also limiting the number of visitors in the store at one time.  Below are the hours for each store.  Curbside pickup, virtual appointment will still be available.

Seton

  • Monday: 10am – 3pm 
  • Thursday: 10am – 3pm 

Ilchester

  • Monday: 10am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 3pm
  • Wednesday: 2pm – 6pm
  • Friday: 10am – 3pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 1pm

Stores will be closed on Memorial Day (5/31) and Independence Day (7/5)

Mobile Shop

May 13Camp Carroll County (Please check GSCM Carroll County Facebook group for details when finalized).

Retiring Cookie Badges (Return/Exchange Deadline 8/31/21)

GSUSA will be transitioning to new cookie badges in the Fall. Stores will be accepting returns of current cookie badges in exchange for other merchandise before 8/31/21.  After the cutoff date, we will not be accepting returns of the following retiring Cookie Badges:

  • Daisy: Count it up, Talk it up, Cookie Business
  • Brownie: Meet My Customers, Give Back
  • Junior: Cookie CEO, Customer Insight 
  • Cadette: Business Plan, Marketing, Think BigSenior: My Portfolio-Cookie, Customer Loyalty
  • Ambassador: Research and Development, Cookie Business P&L

VS2.0 Update

Great news! GSCM will be adding a VS 2.0 event registration platform that will start at end of May. You will be able to register for events via MyGS and see upcoming registered events in your account. Stay tuned for more updates.   

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