The April Vine

Camp Ilchester Update

The leadership of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland is pleased to announce that it has accepted a letter of intent from Howard County, Maryland, to purchase the Camp Ilchester property. GSCM is planning to reimagine and/or relocate the onsite store and nature center at Camp Ilchester after the property is turned over to the County, sometime at the end of the summer. This timetable will also allow us to fulfill our commitments to provide summer programming at Camp Ilchester. We would like to thank you, and the many other people who have worked with us during this process, including the state of Maryland elected officials. Together, GSCM can continue to invest in a sustainable future and increase our ability to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to our girls across Central Maryland! View the full letter here.

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month!

We are thankful for all the ways our volunteers make Girl Scouting work. Whether you are a trainer, event planner, troop treasurer, new volunteer coordinator, service unit manager, first aider, camp/outdoor coordinator, or a troop leader – your service to girls will have a lasting impact on their lives. Serving as their role model is courageous. As they watch you in action they develop courage, confidence, and character to be leaders in their communities and their own lives. We appreciate and rely on your willingness to: try new things, expand and develop new skills, share your knowledge, and open your heart to others to help us develop the next generation of woman leaders. 

Thank you for all that you do! We could not provide the best leadership experience for girls without you. We ask that you please take a moment to go to MyGS and renew your membership – our girls are depending on you. 

Make the most of your spring renewal! Take advantage of our awesome incentives that are earned as you, the girls, adults in your troop, and your service unit renew their memberships! For assistance with renewal please call Member Care at 410-358-9711 or email membercare@girlscoutsofcentralmaryland

2023 Spring Renewal Patch Competition

Picture your design on the 2023 Spring Renewal Patch! Girl Scouts of Central Maryland members in grades K-12 are invited to design the upcoming 2023 Spring Renewal patch! Find out more here.

April is the Month of the Military Child

Wreaths across America support deployed military personnel and Girl Scout families can also help by dropping off items such as non-perishable food and hygiene items for care packages! Girls can also write letters to show their support!

All Stuff a Trailer items should be delivered or cards can be mailed by May 1st, to Tammy Ray – 925 Wakefield Valley Road, New Windsor, MD 21776

Tree Promise

Join Girl Scouts at Oregon Ridge to join forces with the Elliott Wildlife Values Project and American Forests tree planting initiative as we help plant, protect, and honor 5 million trees across the country in 5 years. Join the effort on April 23 or April 30 at Oregon Ridge Park!  Participating Girl Scouts will receive the Tree Promise patch! 

LIVE Camp Chats with Firefly on Zoom 

These camp chats are a wonderful opportunity to answer those specific questions you have about camp this summer! Sessions will be recorded and posted on YouTube after.


Meeting ID: 954 6145 9204 

Passcode: 253757 


April 28 – What to Pack 

This session is primarily for Resident Camp. We will discuss how to help your camper pack, what to bring and what to leave at home. 

May 12 – A Day in the Life of a Camper, Expectations and Meet the Staff 

This session is for Day Camp and Resident Camp. We will discuss the daily schedule of activities, what we expect of your camper, what we expect of you and what you can expect of us. We will also introduce this summer’s staff!

Tune in to our popular FaceBook Live Shows!

See what’s new at Juliette’s Closet on Shop Social, a Facebook Live interactive shopping experience on Thursday, April 21st at 5:30pm. Then, start your day with Good Morning Girl Scout at 8:15am on Tuesday, April 26th, also on our GSCM Facebook page!

Coffee Chats

The management of the Membership & Retention Team is offering a virtual Coffee Chats 3 times a month for parents/caregivers to get questions answered and learn more about Girl Scouts of Central Maryland! Coffee Chats will take place every month as follows:

-2nd Wednesdays at 1:00pm
-3rd Tuesdays at 9:00am
-4th Thursdays at 4:00pm

Mental Health Mondays

Join the Say It Brave Collective on the 3rd Monday of each month to hear what mental health advocates have to say about important topics in mental health. Each month will take us on an inspiring journey toward mental wellness as we gather to discuss goals, challenges, and triumphs. All participants will receive a special patch to spread the message of hope and “Say It Brave”! Check out the Events Calendar to see the monthly topic and register to join us. Register for the next Mental Health Monday here.

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