Behind every Girl Scout and volunteer is a team of local staff ready to help them earn that next badge, embark on a camping adventure, or organize an impactful service project. That’s what a Girl Scout council is. We are here to maintain camp properties, provide local Girl Scouts skill-building workshops and resources to achieve whatever they can dream up. See how the council, members and volunnteers collaborate through our Annual Report.
Girl Scouting began in central Maryland in 1913 when Ms. Bolling Barton received a charter from Juliette Gordon Low to establish the Pikesville Poppy Troop; it was the 11th troop formed in the U.S. In 1914 the Pansy Patrol was chartered in Baltimore City. By 1916 the Girl Scout Council of Baltimore and Baltimore County was organized. On March 6, 1928, The Baltimore Area Girl Scout Council was incorporated; on June 19, 1940 the Anne Arundel County Girl Scout Council was incorporated and the Frederick County Girl Scout Council was incorporated on April 29, 1958. On October 1, 1962, the three councils consolidated to form Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. The council has grown over the years enriching the lives of thousands of girls and women.
The council headquarters is located at 4806 Seton Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215. The council provides leadership programming, in a safe all-girl, girl led environment, for girls residing in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Carrol, Harford and Howard counties with the help of nearly 8,000 dedicated volunteers. Girls are encouraged to challenge themselves and learn new skills while making new friends. The Girl Scout organization values diversity and inclusiveness and does not discriminate or recruit on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or physical or developmental disability.
Our council owns three camp properties: Camp Conowingo in Conowingo, MD, which serves as our summer resident camp hub; Camp Whippoorwill in Pasadena, MD; and, Camp Woodlands in Annapolis, MD. Each of these camp locations have water access and offer a variety of water activities. More information about our camps, including rental information, can be found in the camp section.
For an overview of our programming and a list of our program partners, funders and supporters and how together Girl Scouts is making an impact in central Maryland, take a look at our Annual Report. You can also view our IRS 990 form here.