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Happy Birthday Girl Scouts!

100 years ago, on March 12, 1912, Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, established the first Girl Scout troop in the United States.  A century later, hundreds of thousands of girls across the nation have participated and benefited from a program that was started to help girls and young women realize their potential and ability to make their communities, cities, states and the world, a better place.

We will be celebrating the countless ways that girls and women have made an impact in our local communities throughout 2012—The Year of the Girl. As part of the Year of the Girl campaign, we encourage mothers, fathers, and all adults, corporations, members of government, as well as other nonprofits to help girls reach their leadership potential. Because when girls succeed, so does society, and we all can play a role in making that happen.

We invite you to help make the celebration of a century of Girl Scouting a memorable success.  Your participation and support of our Year of the Girl activities is key to their success.  Listed below are signature events that we will host as part of our year-long celebration.  To find out how you can support these events and the 100th Anniversary, contact Pattie Dash, Vice President of External Affairs, [email protected] or 410.358.9711 ext. 232.

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland 100th Anniversary Special events

Women’s Leadership Forum, March 12, 2012
SetonUrbanProgram & STEMCenter, 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Distinguished Women’s Award Reception, April 26, 2012
Baltimore Country Club, Roland Park, 5:30pm – 8:30 pm

GSCM50th Anniversary Encampment: Girl Scouting Through the Years, April 27-28, 2012
CampConowingo, 6pm (April 27) – 11 am (April 29)

Annual Council Meeting, May 5, 2012
New Psalmist Baptist Church (around the corner from GSCM UrbanProgram & STEM Center), 1 pm

GSCM 100th Anniversary Celebration, Girl Scouts’ Grand Slam @ Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Saturday, June 24, 2012, 1:30 pm

We ask you to embrace this opportunity to develop the next generation and future generations of women leaders by supporting our efforts to ensure that girls understand that they matter; and, when they dream their future, they see a world of shared leadership: where the values of courage, confidence, and character really do make the world a better place.

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Girl Scouting in Central Maryland—a commemorative picture book that chronicles the history of the Girl Scout Movement in central Maryland and includes photos of the Pikesville Pansies, central Maryland’s first Girl Scout troop, established in 1913; Girl Scout campers at Camp Bradley, located on the grounds of the Edgewood Arsenal; Girl Scout rally at Western High School (circa 1920); Service Scouts and Girl Scout Messenger Scouts.  Get your copy of this book filled with photos of Girl Scouts then and now and the girls and women who have and are a part of this 100-year legacy of Girl Scouting. Click here to order your copy today.

 
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