Upcoming Events

April 24, 2014

Distinguished Women’s Award Reception

The evening honors five women in our community who lead amazing lives guided by the values of Girl Scouting and showcases an elite mentoring opportunity for five selected high school Girl Scouts.

Attend the EventThe Honorees

The 34th Annual Distinguished Women’s Award Reception will he held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Baltimore Country Club in Roland Park, Maryland.  4712 Club Rd., Baltimore, Maryland 21210.

2014 Honorees:

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Dr. Susan Gorman

Dr. Susan Gorman
Dean of the School of the Sciences at Stevenson University

Gorman_SU1Dr. Susan Thompson Gorman is the Founding Dean of the School of the Sciences at Stevenson University, where her passion for STEM and her visionary leadership have taken the university’s natural, applied, and health science programs to new levels while simultaneously building relationships that serve the greater community.

One of Dr. Gorman’s most significant national achievements was in securing Stevenson’s selection as Maryland’s affiliate university for the Project Lead The Way® (PLTW®) Biomedical Sciences Program, for which the university was awarded funding by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). In 2007, SU was one of only two affiliate universities in the nation to launch teacher training for the biomedical sciences curriculum. In 2008, Dr. Gorman and her team received another grant from MSDE to develop an Academy of Health Professions program in Maryland, which also continues to support the preparation of a skilled STEM workforce.

Dr. Gorman is a founding member of the Baltimore County STEM Alliance, and has served on the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, Center for Industry Initiatives (Biotechnology), the Career and Technology Education Task Force, the MSDE STEM Definition Design Team, as well as the Workforce Training and Education Committee of the Governor’s Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board.

Michelle Lipkowitz, Esq.

Michelle Lipkowitz, Esq.
Partner, Saul Ewing LLP


Ms. Lipkowitz’s dedication to mentoring extends back to her years as a student at Harvard University where she directed an afterschool program for underprivileged children and a peer counseling group.  She also taught at a Washington, D.C. high school through Georgetown University Law Center’s Street Law Clinic while earning her law degree.  Since  receiving her J.D. in 2002, Ms. Lipkowitz has built a legal career focused on litigation involving contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, consumer class actions, mortgage fraud, lender liability, construction and products liability.  As a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice at Saul Ewing LLP, she has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation in various state and federal courts throughout Maryland and across the country representing clients from a broad range of industries, including financial, retail and telecommunications.  She also serves as Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.  In addition to her demanding practice, Mrs. Lipkowitz makes time for mentoring, including supporting GEM2 (Girls’ Empowerment Mission2), which is a mentoring program she co-founded and is aimed at enriching the lives of diverse, female high school graduates who grew up in underserved Baltimore communities.  Her dedication to her community has been recognized on multiple occasions, including through awards such as The Maryland Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in 2013; the National Bar Association and IMPACT’s award for the 2013 Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40; The Maryland Daily Record’s Leading Women in 2010; and The Maryland Daily Record’s VIP List in 2010.  In 2013, she was also selected to the Rising Stars list in Maryland Super Lawyers magazine.  Ms. Lipkowitz serves on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Urban Debate League, KIPP Baltimore,  and Park Heights Renaissance.


Monica Mitchell

Monica Mitchell
Vice President & Senior Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo

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Ms. Monica Mitchell has over 13 years experience in banking and financial education. Within her role with Wells Fargo, Ms. Mitchell serves as President of Wells Fargo’s Team Member Volunteer Chapter, responsible for coordinating group community service participation, community development outreach, as well as encouraging individual volunteer efforts for Wells Fargo’s 4,000+ Maryland team members. Ms. Mitchell also sits on the Wells Fargo Foundation Board which is dedicated to improving the community through corporate philanthropy combined with volunteer service.

Ms. Mitchell received the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Financial Education Awards from the Maryland Banker’s Association for enhancing financial education among Maryland’s Young Adults, Children, Adults and Seniors, The Daily Record’s 2011 VIP List, Successful by 40 Award and was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women for 2012. In June 2012, Ms. Mitchell was honored by the Associated Black Charities with the “Icon” Award for her contributions in Corporate Leadership and Philanthropy. Ms. Mitchell is also currently part of the 2013 GBC LEADERship class.

Ms. Mitchell is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a BS in Business Administration. Ms. Mitchell serves on the boards of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center, and was most recently named board president for the Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School, a newly approved all-girls charter school serving grades 5-8 in Baltimore City. Ms. Mitchell volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Paul’s Place and Operation Hope.

Molly Shattuck

Molly Shattuck
Founder, Vibrant Living

MollyShattuckMolly Shattuck is the creator of the Vibrant Living Philosophy which focuses on helping others lead meaningful healthy lives. In recognition of her commitment to advocate a healthy lifestyle, she was appointed Healthy Food Ambassador in 2011 by former Distinguished Women’s Award honoree, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the United Way of Central Maryland. Recently Molly received the 43rd Annual Clementine Peterson Award from the United Way of Central Maryland.

Molly’s community involvement includes serving as a member of both the Board of Overseers for the Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) and the National Advisory Board for The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. She is also a founding member of the Board of Trustees for the National Children’s Museum, a Trustee of the United Way of Central Maryland, and an Advisory Board Member of Young Audiences of Maryland.

Prior to founding Molly Shattuck Vibrant Living, Molly worked for former Congressman Doug Walgren in Washington, DC, held positions in marketing at Alex. Brown & Sons, and served as a Center Director for Sylvan Learning Systems. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Joyce Ulrich

Joyce Ulrich
Chief Information Officer Managing Director, Legg Mason


Ms. Ulrich and her staff of technology and operations professionals plan, deliver and maintain business solutions for Legg Mason colleagues around the world.  During her 17 years at Legg Mason, she has held a variety of positions, including Director of Operations for Legg Mason Wood Walker (the former broker dealer) and Chief Development Officer for Legg Mason Technology Services.

Ms. Ulrich is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, earning her Bachelor of Science in Economics, with concentrations in economics and marketing.  She earned the Chartered Life Underwriter from the American College, and also holds the Series 27 (Fin Ops) and Series 99 FINRA registrations.

A 2009 graduate of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s LEADERship program, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Board of Directors for the Maryland Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, and the Dean’s Business Advisory Council for the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore.  Ms. Ulrich is also a member of the Technology Advisory Group of the Walters Art Museum.

Ms. Ulrich volunteers with many organizations, including Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, where she was a troop leader for fourteen years.

Questions? Contact Berit Killingstad at bkillingstad@gscm.org or by calling 410.358.9711 ext. 225.

Start: April 24, 2014 5:30 pm
End: April 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Baltimore Country Club, Roland Park

April 26, 2014

Girl Scout Bronze Marathon

At this event, girls will be able to complete most of the work for the pre-requisites of their Girl Scout Bronze Award by working on the aMUSE Journey requirements. Book, patch, lunch, and two snacks are included. This is not a drop-off event.

Register by March 1, 2014

Who: Girl Scout Juniors
Cost: $45/girl, $15/adult
To Register: Contact bronzemarathon@yahoo.com or 301.596.074

Start: April 26, 2014 8:30 am
End: April 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Columbia
Cost: $45/$15

V.I.T. Training – CANCELLED


A Volunteer-in-Training (V.I.T.) is a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador who wants to develop leadership skills and mentor a younger Girl Scout group outside of the camp experience. Girls must have completed 9th grade in order to participate in the V.I.T. Training.

Who: Girl Scout Seniors-Ambassadors
Cost: $10

Start: April 26, 2014 10:00 am
End: April 26, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: GSCM Urban Program & STEM Center

Over the River (An Amazing Race)

Are you a fan of The Amazing Race? Enter this challenge and form a team (up to 5 people) to test yourself in this Amazing Race! Discover what you know and didn’t know about the history, culture, amazement, and oddities of Annapolis, MD! Travel by car and by foot and be prepared for mental and physical team and individual challenges. Work together to earn clues to the AMAZING grand finale with team prizes and a party at the final pit stop!

Register by November 8, 2013 (May be limited to first 20 teams to register. Warning—the last team to register may be eliminated!)

Who: Girl Scout Juniors-Ambassadors with accompanying adults
Cost: $100 per team (teams include up to 5 people, girls and adults; teams must include at least 2 adults)
Where: Starting line and final pit stop TBD.
To Register: Contact Paula Thayer at pdthayer@verizon.net

Start: April 26, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: TBD in Annapolis
Cost: $100/team

April 27, 2014

BIG Outdoors Event

Come enjoy the outdoors as the Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center celebrates its 6th Anniversary at Camp Ilchester. This years’ event promises to be the biggest ever!  Come crack Geodes and Mine for gems (additional fee). See Raptors from all over the world! Try archery, explore nature trails and climb  a rock wall! It’s also a great place to showcase girls’ Take Action Projects, Enjoy all of this and much, much more! Refreshments and other merchandise will be available for purchase. Remember, nothing is bigger than THE BIG OUTDOORS!

Who: All Girl Scouts, family and friends
Cost: Cost: $12 for Girl Scouts who pre- register by April 1, 2014 at gscm.org, $15 after and at gate;  $8 for entrance only admission for non-members and family. The first 300 preregistered girls will receive a free geode to crack (a $5+ savings)! .



Volunteer for this event! Troops and individuals can run stations to showcase projects or other information. Contact Ranger Billy Heinbuch at boxturtle@gscm.org

Start: April 27, 2014 10:00 am
End: April 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Camp Ilchester
Cost: $8+

May 3, 2014

Catching Fire Teen Event with Overnight

Join us for a teen Girl Scout event based on the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Earn Cadette-Ambassador First Aid IPP/Badges (which can be purchased after event). All girls will receive the new “Catching Fire” patch.

Who: Girl Scout Cadette-Ambassador troops (plus adults per the Safety Activity Checkpoint guidelines)
Cost: $35 per girl, $30 per adult (Includes all snacks, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, crafts and patch).
To Register: Contact Paula Thayer at pdthayer@verizon.net

Start: May 3, 2014
End: May 4, 2014
Venue: Camp Whippoorwill

Girl Scout Silver Award Workshop

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette can earn. Come and learn the requirements for a successful Silver Award project. Silver Award Workshops are strongly suggested, but not required.

Who: Girl Scout Cadettes
Cost: $5

Start: May 3, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 11:30 am
Venue: Westminster United Methodist Church
Cost: $5

Girl Scout Gold Award Workshop

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Only open to girls in high school, this award comes with perks. As a Gold Award recipient you distinguish yourself in the college admissions process and may be eligible for college scholarships and exclusive summer job opportunities. College not for you? Gold Award recipients who enlist in the service often receive a higher rank because they have earned this prestigious award. 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.

Who: Girl Scout Seniors-Ambassadors
Cost: $5

Start: May 3, 2014 11:30 am
End: May 3, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Westminster United Methodist Church
Cost: $5


The Regatta Boat Race is a chance for each girl to use their own wind power to race their trimaran boat along a track filled with water. Build your own boat using a kit (provided) and join the race! Boat kit and race instructions provided upon registration. Fee includes boat kit, patch, participation certificate, drink and a snack.

Register by April 19, 2014

Who: All levels
Cost: $18
To Register: Contact Scott Hansen at 301.875.3058 or mr.scott1088@ gmail.com

Start: May 3, 2014 12:00 pm
End: May 3, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Laurel Elks Lodge
Cost: $18

May 7, 2014

The 2014 Annual Meeting

All registered adults and girls 14 years and older are invited to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting.

5:30 – 6 pm Registration for Dinner and Meeting
6 – 7 pm Dinner*
6:30 – 7 pm Registration for Business Meeting Only
7:15 pm Business Meeting

*Cost: Adults $30 Girls $15

Advanced Registration Required. Click here to download the registration form.

Start: May 7, 2014 6:00 pm
End: May 7, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Martin's West

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