The August VINE

Save the Date: October 1-3, 2021–Not Your Daughters Camp In!

It’s time to dust off those hiking boots and camping gear! We will be hosting our 3rd annual Not Your Daughters Camp In and we hope to see you there! The GSCM Alumnae Association invites troop leaders, volunteers, camp counselors, staff members and all former Girl Scouts to hike down memory lane at Camp Conowingo for a weekend of adventure, fun, and fellowship.

Activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Aerial rope course adventures
  • Canoeing/Kayaking 
  • Arts & Crafts 
  • Campfire Sing-a-long 
  • Girl Scout History Chat 
  • And more! 

Sleeping accommodations: Campers can choose to bring their own tent, sleep in the new hammock site, stay in a glen shelter, yurt, platform tent, teepee, or cabin. More details to follow so stay tuned. Questions? Email Logan Taaffe at

Team Gold Members Needed

Are you committed to Girl Scouts earning their Girl Scout Gold Award? If you answered yes, then we may have a rewarding volunteer opportunity for you! We are seeking additional members to join Team Gold. Team Gold is comprised mainly of volunteers who spend approximately 3-4 hours each week reviewing Gold Award proposals and Gold Award final reports. The review is done entirely from the comfort of your own home! All you need is a computer, enough skills to be computer savvy and we will provide the rest of the training. This is a great volunteer opportunity that has a big impact. Sign up today! Questions? Email

Do You Know Someone Who Thinks Like A Citizen Scientist?

In an effort to increase our STEM capacity building efforts and assure access to and success in STEM for under-served and hard-to-reach populations of girls in grades K-9, we are seeking VISTA candidates to implement an environmental science curriculum. Tied to watershed issues, programming will take place at and involve GSCM’s camp properties. The project period is for 1-year, August 2021-August 2022. For more details and information, email Fisayo Kuforiji at:

Cookie Sale Updates

Cookie Sale Training News –

We are excited to start the preparations for GSCM’s 2021-2022 Product Programs.

Key program dates:

Cookie Sale – September 20 through December 15, 2021.

To participate in the Cookie Sale as a Service Unit Cookie Manager, Service Unit Booth Coordinator, or Troop Cookie Manager, volunteers need to be registered for 2022, have the appropriate cookie role assigned to their membership, attend training and complete a position description.

Below please find the dates and times for the live Virtual Cookie Sale Trainings. This season, GSCM and the baker will provide trainings for SU level volunteers, Troop Cookie Managers and Parent/Girls via Zoom. We will post the recorded versions to our website for 24-hour access thereafter. Register for the live Zoom trainings through our GSCM Events Calendar found on our website, under Events. A confirmation email will be sent to registrants with the ZOOM invite details for the training session(s) chosen. 

Service Unit Cookie Manager Cookie Sale Training

Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 6-8pm via ZOOM

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 6-8pm via ZOOM

Service Unit Booth Coordinators Booth Sale Training

Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 6 – 7:30pm via ZOOM

Troop Cookie Manager Cookie Sale Training

Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 9-11am via ZOOM

Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 6-8pm via ZOOM

Parent & Girl Cookie Sale Training

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 6-8 pm via ZOOM

Looking for some great programs to end the 2020-2021 Girl Scout year? We’ve got them!

Trefoil Quest — A scavenger hunt like no other! Chock full of adventure, this program activity will have your troop members solving riddles, completing puzzles, checking in at points of interest or creating video masterpieces.
Cost: $30 for girls & guests under 18 / $5 for adults
When: Saturday, September 25, 2021: 10am – 4pm
Where: Various locations throughout the Council footprint
Registration Deadline: September 10, 2021    

Girl Scouts Love State Parks — This year, Girl Scouts Love State Parks is back as an in-person program.  Join Central Maryland for this national event that highlights the deep partnership between Girl Scouts and state parks in all 50 states. This year, our theme is Stewardship, Let’s show the LOVE! Our camping extravaganza will take place at the youth campsites at Elk Neck State Park and Patapsco State Park, both of which have complete bathhouses. Each troop/family will be required to provide their own basic camping gear (e.g. tent, sleeping bag, lantern). Once registration closes, we will work separately with the Patapsco Campers and the Elk Neck Campers to plan kapers, the menu and activities for the weekend, like who will bring which camp cooking supplies, divvy up the shopping list and make a list of desired activities. Camp trained adults will be on-site, so if you have never experienced tent camping, this is an excellent opportunity! Each participant will receive the commemorative Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch and all participants will also receive a commemorative Girl Scouts Love State Parks t-shirt! So, grab your camping gear and, your Girl Scout Troop, your family — or a combination of the two — and let’s get outdoors and show our Maryland State Parks just how much we love them! And don’t forget to check-out the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge
Cost: $10.00
When: Friday, Sept. 10 – Sunday Sept. 12, 2021 
Where: Patapsco State Park or Elk Neck State Park
Registration Deadline: August 30, 2021 

Caving (Level 1) — Let’s leave the screens behind today as we climb, crawl and scoot our way through Carnegie Cave! Participants will receive instruction in basic caving safety and technical skills, including overview of cave formation, safe use of equipment, movement techniques and exploration techniques, followed by cave exploration. Each participant will earn the Seven Summits Caving patch.
Cost: $75.00
When: Sunday, August 22, 2021; 10am-2pm 
Where: Carnegie Cave: Southhampton Township Park, 175 Airport Rd, Shippensburg, PA 17257 
Registration Deadline: August 18, 2021

Think Like a Programmer Journey — Join us as we begin the Think Like a Programmer Journey! Girls will complete all activities needed for the Think Like a Programmer Badge and begin working on a Take Action Project. The Take Action Project will need to be completed after the program ends.
Cost: $30.00
When: Saturday August 28, 2021; Juniors: 9-10:30am; Cadettes: 10:45am-12:15pm;
Seniors and Ambassadors: 12:30-2pm 
Where: Virtual 
Registration Deadline: August 16, 2021

Rocketry (Level 2) — If you liked Rocketry–Level I with Megan, then you are going to love Rocketry–Level II. This time, girls will be challenged with creating a bigger, more powerful rocket. You won’t want to miss this action-packed opportunity to build and launch your own rocket! How high will your rocket go? Girls will receive a fun patch. 
Cost: $75.00
When: Saturday, September 4, 2021; 11am 
Where: Camp Conowingo
Registration Deadline: August 28, 2021

A Trip to Mars: An Immersive Murder Mystery Experience — If your girl loves mystery themed novels and detective shows, then she will love this program!  Girls will learn how to excel in puzzles and riddles that involve colors, wordplay, shapes, and math. Throughout the activity, they will be encouraged to share and debate hypotheses with their peers to ultimately work together to solve the mystery before the workshop ends. Girl Scout Cadettes will earn the Cadette Special Agent Badge and Girl Scout Seniors/Ambassadors will earn a fun patch! All you need for this program is pencil and paper. We will provide the badge and the pencil, you provide the paper! 
Cost: $25.00
When: Saturday, August 21, 2021; 1-2pm 
Where: Virtual
Registration Deadline: August 19, 2021

Retail Sales

Fall Store hours starting 8/23/21 to 11/23/21:

Seton-BaltimoreIlchester-Ellicott City
Monday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday, CLOSED Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Thursday, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM Friday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Saturday, CLOSED Sunday, CLOSEDMonday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Tuesday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Wednesday, 2:00-6:00 PM Thursday, CLOSED Friday, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM Saturday, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM Sunday, CLOSED

Both GSCM store locations will be closed September 3 – 6, 2021 and November 24 – November 28, 2021 

Facebook Shop Social is back!!
One Thursday a month at 5:30pm on GSCM Facebook page:
August 19th
September 16th
October 21st

Good Morning Girl Scouts is also back!!
Every other Tuesday at 8:15am on GSCM Facebook page:
August 24
Sept 14
Sept 28
October 12
October 26
November 9
November 23
December 14

Patch of the month:
Many Faces of Food – Develop awareness of good food habits.

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