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Together We Dream

In honor of the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the voice that inspired change, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland challenges you to examine today’s civil and human rights issues.

Let your voice be heard by sharing how you feel about how we as individuals, a community or nation treat and act towards one another. Create a short film, essay or poem that answers any or all of the following:

  • What issues impact you the most?
  • How can we/how do you show compassion for others?
  • How can society make a change and, how we can support each other in this journey?
  • What issues touch your heart and what is YOUR dream for our country or the world?
  • How do you think we can do a better job of peacefully resolving conflict?
  • What can we do to impact legislation and affect change? 
  • Who/what inspires you to take a stand?

Your thoughts, ideas, and stories matter. Submission deadline is February 14, 2018.


All participants, including winners, will receive a Together We Dream patch and certificate of participation.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for grade levels 2-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Prize details coming in January!

Winners will be announced via Girl Scouts of Central Maryland social media, email and on the Together We Dream web page.


This contest is open to registered Brownie – Ambassador members of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.


Submission deadline is February 14, 2018. Choose one of the following formats for your entry: poem, short film (maximum 3 minutes), or essay (maximum 175 words)

All entries must include:

  • Girl First and Last Name
  • Girl Scout Level
    Troop Number
  • Parent/Guardian Email Address
  • Phone Number

Poems & Essays should be emailed to or delivered to the GSCM Program Center by hand or mail.

Short Films should be emailed to with a download link (dropbox, Vimeo, etc.) or delivered to the GSCM Program Center by hand or mail on an external storage device (USB drive, CD).

Mailed entries can be sent to:

  • GSCM - Communications
    4806 Seton Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21215

Need ideas to get started?  GSCM partnered with the YWCA to create the Racial Justice Patch packet.  The activities in the packet may spark some ideas for your poem, essay or short film.  Additionally, the activities provide great information about our country’s history with racial and ethnic issues.