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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2012
Happy 100th Birthday, Girl Scouts of America. Founder Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout Troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga. Today, scouts can earn a senior cook's Locavore badge. The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (GSCM) celebrate 100 years of women's leadership at the sixth annual Women's Leadership Forum Monday night at the GSCM Seton Urban Program & STEM Center, located, 4806 Seton Drive between 5:45 p.m and 8:15 p.m.  A special one-woman show, "Women: Back to the Future, will be presented by acclaimed performer, Kate Campbell-Stevenson . " The event is open to the public; admission, which includes the performance, is $25 for adults; girls ages 14 and up are asked to bring two non-perishable items for Girl Scouts' annual Harvest for the Hungry campaign.   For tickets contact Maria (Johnson)
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By Lisa Gueli Regnante | July 8, 2014
Three local Girl Scouts were recognized at the 2014 Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Precious Metal Ceremony held at the Clementine Peterson Activity Center in Ellicott City. Emily Abdow (Juliette program), McKenna Hearn (Troop 1372) and Catherine "Katie" Ogorzalek (Troop 1899) each earned Girl Scouts' highest achievement, the Gold Award. This prestigious award is bestowed on high school girls who create and execute a project that addresses a community need resulting in short and long term positive change.  For Ogorzalek's Gold Award project, she decided to inspire and educate others in the community about nature.
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November 9, 2011
Over the past month, Girl Scout Troop 4830 completed a beautification project in Jarrettsville's Hunt Field Community, enhancing a formerly barren traffic circle with flowering plants, bulbs and deciduous trees. This project, part of a year-long effort, was undertaken to meet the troop's Silver Award requirements, which include 50 hours of participation by each girl. Adopting the theme "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle," the five girls grew many of the plants from cuttings and seeds and made their own compost. Support was also received from the community, friends and family members of the participating Scouts.
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May 28, 2014
Congratulations are in order for Mount View Middle School seventh-graders and Girl Scouts Juliettes Hanna Al-Kowsi and her partner Ava Pirie of Troop 794 who were awarded the prestigious Girl Scout Silver Award in early May. The Silver Award is the second highest award in Girl Scouts and can be earned by scouts in the sixth through eighth grades. The girls were honored during a ceremony at Camp Ilchester. Hanna and Ava spent more than 70 hours working with the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to create educational materials that were used during their Salute to Strong and Independent Women Weekend in last summer.
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November 19, 2012
Shelby Fillinger of Havre de Grace, a member of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Troop 4111, has earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement within the Girls Scouts of the USA. Only 5.4 percent of eligible Girl Scouts successfully earn the Gold Award. Shelby designed and painted a Noah's Ark mural as well as wrote a corresponding lesson plan for the Sunday school classes at Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church. Her mentor was Sue Ellen North.
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By Lisa Gueli Regnante | July 8, 2014
Three local Girl Scouts were recognized at the 2014 Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Precious Metal Ceremony held at the Clementine Peterson Activity Center in Ellicott City. Emily Abdow (Juliette program), McKenna Hearn (Troop 1372) and Catherine "Katie" Ogorzalek (Troop 1899) each earned Girl Scouts' highest achievement, the Gold Award. This prestigious award is bestowed on high school girls who create and execute a project that addresses a community need resulting in short and long term positive change.  For Ogorzalek's Gold Award project, she decided to inspire and educate others in the community about nature.
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By Cassie Felch | May 16, 2013
In April, the first-graders from Daisy Troop 2484, out of West Friendship Elementary School, earned their Orange Learning Petal by studying ways in which they can act responsibly. They underscored the lesson with a trip to Triadelphia Veterinary Clinic in Glenelg, where they met with Dr. Susan Oltman. Oltman discussed the importance of proper diet and exercise for pets, and she showed the girls her surgery room and some X-rays. The troop had a memorable visit, including what student Gracie Hargrove called the best part — getting to see a lizard.
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May 28, 2014
Congratulations are in order for Mount View Middle School seventh-graders and Girl Scouts Juliettes Hanna Al-Kowsi and her partner Ava Pirie of Troop 794 who were awarded the prestigious Girl Scout Silver Award in early May. The Silver Award is the second highest award in Girl Scouts and can be earned by scouts in the sixth through eighth grades. The girls were honored during a ceremony at Camp Ilchester. Hanna and Ava spent more than 70 hours working with the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to create educational materials that were used during their Salute to Strong and Independent Women Weekend in last summer.
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By Katie V. Jones | September 16, 2012
As the top Girl Scout cookie seller for Carroll County last year, Erin Saunders sold 1,004 boxes by smiling. Many of the sales were made from her home, as Erin had a cast on her ankle at the time, from a sprain. But when she was out selling, whether at cookie booths or at her bowling league, she made sure a smile was on her face, she said. "All I do is, every week, I go out and sell them and then I go to a bunch of cookie booths," Erin, 9, said, of her past success. "I ask people ...and smile.
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July 21, 1991
Harford residents Lawrence V. Adam Jr., Dorothy Daasch and John R. Olsen have been elected to the board of directors for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.Adam and Olsen will serve three-year terms as board members-at-large, while Daasch was named to the board's nominatingcommittee.The board of directors determines long-range corporate goals and is responsible for the financial support affecting the work of the council. The nominating committee assures that the council's top leadership is effective in management and representative of the Central Maryland region.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
Sarah W. McCardell, a Govans homemaker who happily cared for her 10 children while teaching them lasting values and enduring life lessons that she imparted with love, humor and grace, died Friday of a stroke at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 89. "My mother was a wonderful person, and I feel it was fortunate that we had my parents living with us. She was not just my mother, but one of my best friends," said a daughter, Margaret Ellen Clemmens of Stoneleigh.
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By Allison Eatough | October 3, 2013
At 16 years old, Girl Scout Emily Abdow may be one of the youngest local history experts around. The Centennial High School junior's passion for the past began about seven years ago, when she attended the Victorian Dreams camp - a week-long camp through Howard County's Department of Recreation and Parks that recreated Victorian life in the 1850s. Abdow's interest grew through middle school when she researched the Patapsco Female Institute, a once nationally renowned girl's school in Ellicott City, and then presented her work during Howard County Public Schools' Middle School Achievement Expo.
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August 5, 2013
Cadette Girl scouts Kaitlyn Trexler and Rachel D'Anna recently completed projects that benefited local organizations, earning the Silver Award. Trexler prepared more than 80 baskets, which included personal care items, snacks and small books/toys, for the Harford Family House. D'Anna's project provided badly needed infant and toddler supplies and equipment to the Gabriel Network. Both scouts are members of Troop 2460 of Fallston.
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By Cassie Felch | May 16, 2013
In April, the first-graders from Daisy Troop 2484, out of West Friendship Elementary School, earned their Orange Learning Petal by studying ways in which they can act responsibly. They underscored the lesson with a trip to Triadelphia Veterinary Clinic in Glenelg, where they met with Dr. Susan Oltman. Oltman discussed the importance of proper diet and exercise for pets, and she showed the girls her surgery room and some X-rays. The troop had a memorable visit, including what student Gracie Hargrove called the best part — getting to see a lizard.
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May 1, 2013
John Carroll junior Alex Kane, member of Girl Scout Troop 1382, was awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. To receive this honor, a girl must use her organizational, leadership, project management and teamwork skills to serve her community. Alex created "Bark for a Cure. " She solicited pictures, in the form of a contest, and created a canine calendar. The proceeds from the sale of this calendar went to benefit cancer research and treatment. Alex will be formally recognized by the Girl Scout organization this spring.
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By Kim Coble | April 29, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's recently released 2012 State of the Bay Report tells us the health of the Chesapeake Bay has improved 14 percent since 2008. But that doesn't tell the whole story. Throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, we hear about local governments, businesses and citizens rolling up their sleeves to reduce pollution from all sectors: agriculture, sewage treatment plants, and urban and suburban runoff. They are working to restore local rivers and streams.
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By Sloane Brown | May 20, 2001
As the old nursery rhyme goes, if girls are made of "sugar and spice and everything nice," then the Distinguished Women's Award Reception 2001 for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland certainly gave some evidence of that. As soon as you entered the Woodholme Country Club ballroom, you were greeted with the aroma of sugar and cinnamon. The buffet abounded with freshly baked cakes and cookies. But the sweet atmosphere also reflected the feel-good essence of the get-together as the organization honored five local women for their values, skills, knowledge and leadership.
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By McClatchy-Tribune | March 25, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Two key interests consumed Marianne Elser Crowder as a girl: dancing and Girl Scouts. Dancing became her passion and her career. Scouting taught her lifelong skills and created lasting friendships. Crowder, 100, the nation's oldest living Girl Scout, was the guest of honor recently at the Girl Scouts-Wagon Wheel Council's annual Women of Distinction luncheon. The Colorado Springs, Colo., native joined the Council's Troop 4 in 1918. That was just one year after the council, one of the oldest west of the Mississippi River, began.
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April 17, 2013
John Carroll juniors Kate Rizzieri, Emily Patrick and Rita Watson, members of Girl Scout Troop 1382, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting, presented to them at a reception at Martin's East on April 14. Their efforts were acknowledged, in the form of Congressional, Senatorial, Gubernatorial and Presidential Citations. To receive this honor, a girl must use her organizational, leadership, project management and teamwork skills to serve her community.
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