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Girl Scouts’ In-School Program Gets an A+


Baltimore— Baltimore City’s Calvin Rodwell Elementary School named Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (GSCM) as their 2019 Partner of the Year.  GSCM provides six-week programs in schools (primarily Title 1 schools) that enhance girls’ academic and leadership skills by engaging in activities intended to build self-esteem, confidence and leadership ability.  By creating a safe, girl-only space within the school, GSCM staff foster collaboration instead of competition, and promotes support among girl participants.

GSCM has provided in-school Girl Scout programs to 477 girls at Calvin Rodwell Elementary since 2012; this year 95 girls participated in programs that included: BFF (Be a Friend First), Evolution of the Girl, Fierce and Fit, Free Being Me, I Am, Smart Cookie, Reading Rocks, Science is Fun, Sci-Fly, STEM and, You Can Sit With Us. In addition, a new program, the Stock Market Game, was introduced by staff who received training from the Maryland Council on Economic Education. The program teaches girls the value of stocks, what they are, how to compare and purchase stocks and, how to diversify their stock portfolio.

We understand that every girl may not have the opportunity to join a Girl Scout troop in their community”, commented GSCM CEO, Violet Apple, but we know that every girl can benefit from our leadership development programming. By providing in-school programming for girls GSCM ensures that more girls can develop social and practical skills they will use for a lifetime.  Annually, GSCM serves approximately 5,000 girls in Baltimore City and Baltimore County through the in-school programs.  For more information about GSCM’s In-school programs contact Candace Baker at or call 410.358.9711.


Girl Scouts of Central Maryland provides leadership development programming to over 20,000 girls in grades K-12 residing in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. Follow us on Facebook .