Upcoming Events

February 28, 2016

Harvest for the Hungry Spring Forward Drive

In addition to to GSCM’s year round participation in Harvest for the Hungry, during the first week of March we partner with AARP, Safeway, the US Postal Service, and the Maryland Food Bank for the Spring Forward Food Drive. This week will be a concentrated effort to raise awareness in our local areas and to remind everyone that “hunger knows no holiday.” Keep an eye on GSCM’s Facebook and blog for special ways to participate during this week, or create something with your troop. You can host a food drive, spread the word, and work on the Harvest for the Hungry patch. Find the patch packet here: http://gscm.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/04-412_HarvestfortheHungry_PatchPacket-UPDATED.pdf To receive your free Harvest for the Hungry patches and/or year rockers, return your patch report form to council.

 

Who: Everyone

Questions? Contact Kelly Rhodes via harvestforthehungry@gscm.org

Start: February 28, 2016
End: March 5, 2016

March 5, 2016

Camp – In at Maryland Science Center

Camp-In is for Girl Scout *third-grade* Brownies and Girl Scout Juniors. This overnight adventure includes informal STEM education, IMAX and Planetarium shows, hands-on science workshops with take-home activities, museum exploration and store time, and – of course! – the chance to spend a night at the museum. Activitiy includes a participation patch and take-home activities. Evening snack and morning breakfast wil be provided.

Who: Girl Scout Brownies – Juniors and adults

2016 Dates: January 29-30, January 30 – 31, February 12 -13, February 12-14, February 26-27, February 27 – 28, March 5-6, March 18-19, April 1-2, April 2-3, April 8-9, April 9-10, April 22-23, April 29-30, May 6-7, May 7-8

To Register: Registration accepted primarily by postal mail with check for payment in full, but electronic registration can be accepted with a phone call to get credit card information. No specific deadlines. Registrations will be accepted until a date fills.

Questions? Contact Diane Bellomo, Camp-In Programs Supervisor via 410-545-5955 or email dbellomo@marylandsciencecenter.org.

Start: March 5, 2016
End: March 6, 2016
Venue: Maryland Science Center
Cost: $45

Gold Award Workshop

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Learn all about what it takes to plan a successful Gold Award project. Questions about the award and its requirements will be answered here. This workshop is strongly suggested, but not required, for girls. Both girls and adults attending this workshop need to register for the event.

Who: Girl Scout Seniors – Ambassadors

To Register: Register at least two weeks prior to program; Pre-registration is required.

Start: March 5, 2016 10:00 am
End: March 5, 2016 11:30 am
Venue: Camp Whippoorwill
Cost: $5 per girl

My Promise, My Faith

Girls of all grade levels can now earn the My Promise, My Faith pin, which complements existing religious recognitions and allows girls to further strengthen the connection between their faith and Girl Scouts. Once each year, a girl can earn the My Promise, My Faith pin by carefully examining the Girl Scout Law and tying it directly to tenets of her faith.

Who: All Girl Scouts

Register online by February 28th.

 

Start: March 5, 2016 10:00 am
End: March 5, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: St. John's United Methodist Church
Cost: Free

Make An App For That

From games, to pictures, to video messaging and more, there’s an app for almost everything! With professional computer scientists from Raytheon BBN Technologies, girls will learn about all of the technology that goes into creating some of the most popular apps. At the end of this 4 week series, girls will have created a unique app they can use and share with friends and family. Registration includes all four sessions of this program.\

Girls MUST attend all 4 dates. (March 5, 19, 26, and April 2, 2016)

Who: Girl Scout Juniors – Cadettes

To Register: Register before 2/27/2016; Pre-registration is required.

Questions? Contact the STEM Specialist via email at STEM@gscm.org

Start: March 5, 2016 11:00 am
End: March 5, 2016 12:30 pm
Venue: GSCM Urban Programs & STEM Center
Cost: $10

Make an App for That

From games, to pictures, to video messaging and more, there’s an app for almost everything! With professional computer scientists from Raytheon BBN Technologies, girls will learn about all of the technology that goes into creating some of the most popular apps. At the end of this 4 week series, girls will have created a unique app they can use and share with friends and family. Registration includes all four sessions of this program.

Who: Girl Scout  Seniors – Ambassadors

Girls MUST attend all 4 dates (March 5, 19, 26, & April 2, 2016)

Register:  Register by April 1, 2015. Pre-registration is required.

Questions? Contact the STEM Specialist via Email at STEM@gscm.org

Start: March 5, 2016 1:30 pm
End: March 5, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: GSCM Urban Programs & STEM Center
Cost: $10 per girl

March 11, 2016

Mystery: St. Patrick’s Day Pandemonium

 

In the enchanting town of Emerald Valley, St. Patrick’s Day is the favorite holiday of the year.  The townspeople prepare all year for the big day of parades, parties and award celebrations.  Each year, the city grants the coveted Irish Spirit award to the person who displays the most Irish spirit by their attire, actions and overall attitude.  The neighborhood  is bustling with activity to prepare for the party.  However, many of the neighbors are in the midst of scandals and fiery disputes and this may not be a good time for celebration. Nonetheless, the neighborhood has decided not to ruin the honored day that they all wait for and have decided to hold the yearly event.  You are one the of the neighbors who are not excited about being around some of the other guests during your favorite holiday.  However, you’ve decided to make the best of it for the good of the neighborhood and this is where your story begins….Join the fun of a participation mystery, appetizers, dinner and dessert.

Registration is required, no walk-ins.

Who: Girl Scout Seniors – Ambassadors

Questions? Contact Gail Edwards via gaildaycamp@yahoo.com

Start: March 11, 2016 6:30 pm
End: March 11, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Bell Manor, Camp Conowingo, Chimney Trail
Cost: $20 per person

March 12, 2016

GSCM Day of Service

Help us celebrate the Girl Scout birthday by helping out somewhere with your troop, family, or friends! Plant a garden, host a food drive, help clean up a public park. Whatever you choose to do, tell us about it on social media using #GSCMDayOfService. In honor of Girl Scouts’ 104th birthday, we’re hoping to see AT LEAST 104 service projects! Please share your service stories by submitting a blog post or facebook entry on www.gscm.org.

Who: EVERYONE!

 

 

Date: March 12, 2016

Ready, Set, Go Basic Camping!

***This event is SOLD OUT***

Having trouble finding time to get your Basic Troop Camping Certification? Why not bring your troop along while you learn? As adult volunteers work with GSCM Adult Learning Team facilitators (trainers from the Volunteer Services department) to earn their Basic Troop Camping Certification, girls will be taught introductory camping skills. This is an excellent opportunity to earn this certification with experienced trainers and bring the girls along to discover all of the joys of camping with trained staff on hand to help. NOTE: AT LEAST 1 ADULT FROM EACH GROUP MUST REGISTER for the Training Section of this program by contacting Valerie Brooks at vbrooks@gscm.org. The Training Section includes a pre-session online component and a 3 hour pre-planning session prior to the overnight on October 6, 2015. Troops must also register AT LEAST 1 adult not receiving training that is “familiar with the girls” to assist Program Staff with girl activities — no outdoor experience necessary.

 Who: Girl Scout Brownies – Junior and adults

NOTE: Mandatory 3 hour pre-planning session prior to the overnight on February 9, 2016 for all adults receiving training.

To register:  Trainees must register by contacting Valerie Brooks at vbrooks@gscm.org before Janaury 29, 2016; Pre-registration is required.

 

Start: March 12, 2016 9:00 am
End: March 13, 2016 11:00 am
Venue: Camp Whippoorwill
Cost: $10 per girl

Junior Badge Frenzy

Join us as we complete three Junior badges in this fun filled badge frenzy! Discover you own musical style. Learn to eat right, stay active and de-stress. Learn about wild animals and how to protect their homes. Includes Musician, Staying Fit and Animal Habitats badges, water and snack.

Who: Girl Scout Juniors and adults

To register: Mail registration to: Katy Danckaert, 1291 Doubleday Drive, Arnold MD 21012 before February 27, 2016; Pre-registration is required.

Questions? Contact eurojourney2016@yahoo.com.

Start: March 12, 2016 10:00 am
End: March 12, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Clemetine Peterson Activity Center, Camp Ilchester
Cost: $30 per girl; $8 per adult
 

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