NEWARK RESOURCE CENTER - New Building Location Announced
11-5-2013, The News Journal – Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay announced today that it will build a new, multi-functional service center near Newark, DE to serve as the organization's Northern Region headquarters. Serving nearly 16,000 girls and adult volunteers, GSCB is the largest girl advocacy organization on the Delmarva Peninsula. GSCB's current headquarters is located in Newark at 501 S. College Avenue on the University of Delaware College of Agriculture campus. The new service center will be constructed on seven acres of land on Old Baltimore Pike, located approximately 2 1/3 miles south on Route 896 and four miles east on Old Baltimore Pike. The wooded tract is north of Smalley's Pond near Route 275 and I-95. "Our new service center will enable us to better serve our volunteers and the growing number of girls on the Delmarva Peninsula by providing needed space and resources," said Anne T. Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. GSCB owns its current headquarters building but leases the land from the University of Delaware. The lease is expiring and the university has agreed to purchase the building. Hogan said the new site has excellent access, visibility, parking and open space. It will provide welcome outdoor areas for Girl Scouts and volunteers to enjoy in conjunction with programming in the service center. (Map)
Stockings for Soldiers
11-29-2013 – Every year, Girl Scouts and adult volunteers from SU 629 are dedicated volunteers for Stockings for Soldiers. Today, Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States, stopped by to help! Image 1 | Image 2
Girl Scouts "Takeover" The Newsroom
10-12-2013, WMDT – WMDT had some visitors at the station Saturday. Girl Scouts from Troops 38, 634, 710 and 740 came by as part of a media journey. As part of their visit, the girls actually helped write a story to run during a newscast. (Image)
The girls got a tour of the building and got to role-play in jobs like being an anchor. We talked to them about why they joined Girl Scouts and why they have stayed in for so many years. They say it's not just about camping, they learn a lot and have fun doing it.
Here is what a few of them had to say:
Jamiah Weston says, "I'm doing my silver award, that's gonna help me get into college."
Maddison Brown says, "It's really fun, you learn a lot of new skills and you go on a lot of exciting trips and you have more experiences than if you weren't in Girl Scouts."
Shannon Combs says, "I want to become a teacher and I think girl scouts will help me become a teacher."
Emily Harrington says, "The thing I like about girl scouts is that I get to hang out with some of my closest friends and even though most of its not about playing, we get to have some play time and just hang out and chill."
The girls told us they get to go on a lot of trips and the troops have helped them try new things.