Girl Scouts Teams Up with Earth Hour

Earlier today, Girl Scouts of the USA announced a collaboration with Earth Hour to  increase environmental education, awareness and action. Since its inception, Earth Hour has encouraged individuals, businesses and governments to turn off non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one designated hour each year as a symbolic gesture to raise awareness of the need to take action on climate change. Earth Hour is encouraging participants to go beyond the hour by making a pledge of ongoing sustainable action for the []

Former Girl Scouts Return as Volunteers

The Baltimore Beacon profiled two Girl Scout alumni who are active volunteers, Roberta Dorsch and Pat Disharoon. Both were active Girl Scouts growing up, volunteered as troop leaders for their daughters’ troops and have continued to volunteer with the GSCM Council. Dorsch volunteers with the archives committee and has recently been working on GSCM’s 100th anniversary keepsake book, and Disharoon heads the travel pathway group and Girl Scout chorus. “Former Girl Scouts return as volunteers” by Carol Sorgen, published March 2011 in []

Girls Rock 1st Mariner for World Thinking Day

More than 1,000 Girl Scouts, friends and family filled 1st Mariner Arena on Sunday to celebrate World Thinking Day, an annual Girl Scout event where girls participate in activities, games, and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. This year’s theme, Empowering Girls Will Change Our World, was showcased in several performances and displays about different cultures and countries, which also showed how girls live in different parts of the world. Watch our []

Water system to be renovated at Girl Scouts camp?

The Record reported that three state legislators proposed bills to secure funding to renovate the water system at Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Camp Conowingo. Camp Conowingo had an aged water distribution system throughout the entire camp. With the secured funding over 8,000 feet of pipe was installed in Spring 2012 feeding every camp unit and building. In addition, each of the four existing wells has been brought up to current State code, well pumps replaced and electric feeds replaced. The two []

Take the Power of Girls Pledge

With World Thinking Day right around the corner, it’s important to think about the issues that face girls globally. It’s hard to believe, but tens of millions of girls around the world are not allowed to go to school. In some parts of the world, simply being born a girl means being kept from getting an education. Yet, the more education a girl gets, the more likely she is to have a healthy family, a solid income to invest back into her []

GSCM Partners with Vehicles for Change

GSCM and Vehicles for Change (VFC) are teaming up to raise funds to enrich the programs and experiences that Girl Scouts offer young women while simultaneously helping low-income families obtain reliable transportation.Vehicles for Change is a nonprofit organization that refurbishes and provides donated vehicles to low-wage families for employment purposes. VFC exists so worthy families can achieve financial and personal independence that comes from owning a vehicle. In many cases, single-mothers are the beneficiaries of the program. Every time a friend of []

There’s still time to give your gift!

Girl Scouts are destined for greatness. With your support, and the support of other caring donors, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland continues to work with girls in our community to inspire the values of courage, confidence and character so that they may make the world a better place. Have you been thinking of making a donation to support Girl Scouts of Central Maryland? Be sure to make your donation December 31 in order to receive a 2010 tax deduction. There are several []

Troop 1231 Volunteers at American Council of the Blind Regional Convention

Over the weekend,  Ambassador Troop 1231 from Crofton volunteered at the American Council of the Blind Mid-Atlantic Affiliates’ Regional Convention at the BWI Airport Marriott in Baltimore. The Troop shared with us their experience and some of the things they learned during the convention: Our troop was asked if we could help out at the Convention and  although we were not sure exactly what to expect, we ended the day with lots of stories about the fun that we had and all that []

Welcome!

Welcome to the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Blog! This is one of many new ventures we are making into the world []