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mystery tripThe 37 girls who attended the Mystery Trip for the Fall Product Sales Program and the Girl Scout Cookie Program had a rocking good time! The girls – who all sold at least 1,000 boxes of cookies or $1,000 of items during the Fall Product Program traveled to Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown, PA. The girls went cave exploring, gem mining and earned a badge by learning about the “rockin’ rocks” with hands-on activities and live presentations.

 
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Thanks to hard working Girl Scouts and their generous customers, more than 27,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies are headed to men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces as well as many local charities on the Delmarva Peninsula. This year is the 10th anniversary of Operation Taste of Home and our partnership with USO Delaware at Dover Air Force Base. Since 2003, our customers have donated 323,000 boxes of cookies. Half of the cookies sold through Operation Taste of Home go to military organizations including USO Delaware, the National Guard, Steel Magnolia Ministries, Operation We Care and the Military Support Affinity Group. Take a look at a photo slideshow created by Steel Magnolia Ministries of the care packages put together for military members – including lots of cookies!

 
STEM update
 

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GSCB’s new STEM specialist, Catherine Houghton, is developing new and exciting programs in science for girls. Some upcoming projects include the Maker program and media center at Camp Country Center this summer and the Cyber Patriot program for high school girls. Recently, girls explored aviation at a special program through Wilmington University and extracted DNA from strawberries at the Christina School District STEM expo. For more information, take a look at our website devoted to GSCB’s STEM initiatives.

 
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frogSchool is out – do you know where your girl is going? There is still time to sign up for many of GSCB’s Summer Day and Resident Camps. In addition to the full schedule on our website, please take a look at these special offerings.


Girl Scout Summer Day Camp at Camp Grove Point
Swimming, hiking, games, songs, crafts, daily hot lunch, nature and FUN
on the Chesapeake Bay at Camp Grove Point
WHO:  All girls entering grades K-8
WHEN: June 17 - August 9
WHERE: Camp Grove Point, Earleville, MD
COST:  $165 per week for most weeks, except $130 for July 1-5 (camp is closed July 4).
$185 for Pony Pals, July 8-12. $1,122 for an entire summer of exciting Girl Scout Summer Day Camp. Decide if you want to register for one week or for three or more weeks and receive a multi-session discount of 15%. Choose the most convenient daily bus location for you. Return the registration form with full payment. Bus fee is INCLUDED if you register for more than five sessions! (Bus fee is only $35 per week for girls who are registering for less than five weeks.)

Girl Scout Summer Day Camp at Camp Sandy Pines - “What A Girl CAN Do”
WHO:  All girls entering grades K-8
WHEN: July 15-19, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Sandy Pines, Fruitland, MD
COST:  $120 for girls entering grades K-5 and $150 for girls entering grades 6-8.
A week at Camp Sandy Pines gives girls a chance to create new friendships, aspire to try new things and nurture curiosity about the world we live in. Our trained volunteers present programs in nurturing ways that help girls learn about themselves, and others, and nature. This camp is known for its tree houses and its proximity to the beach. The week will also include a trip to Camp Todd
in Denton, MD for zipline and boating fun! For more information contact Jen Smullen at cbgs97@yahoo.com or 443-614-0453. Registration forms are available at Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, 1346 Belmont Ave., Ste. 601, Salisbury, MD. 

Girl Scout Summer Day Camp offerings in Salisbury and Millsboro
These camps are not in the GSCB camp guide.
Don’t miss these local offerings in Salisbury, MD and Millsboro, DE!
WHO:  All girls entering grades K-6
WHEN: June 17-21, 2013 and August 5-9, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 361 Tilghman Rd., Salisbury, MD
WHEN: August 5-9, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Gumboro Community Center, 36849 Millsboro Highway, Millsboro, DE
COST: $50 per camper for current Girl Scouts and $62 per camper for non-Girl Scouts per week.
All girls attending the camps will be registered as Girl Scouts for insurance purposes. 
For more information contact Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 800-374-9811, ext. 109 or email plewis@cbgsc.org. Registration forms are available at Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay,
1346 Belmont Ave., Ste. 601, Salisbury, MD.  Registration deadline is 10 working days prior
to the start of each camp.

Summer Camp Dinners and Tours

Interested in learning how you can help our girls through the summer camp experience?
Come out and meet them, or spend some time around the campfire. Tour the camps and learn more!

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LOCATION
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Thursday, June 27, 5:30 p.m.

Camp Country Center
Hockessin, DE

Tour, light fare and campfire.

Tuesday, July 9, 11 a.m.

Camp Grove Point
Day Camp
Earleville, MD

Includes tour and lunch with the girls.

Thursday, July 11, 5 p.m.

Camp Grove Point
Resident Camp
Earleville, MD

Includes tour and dinner with the girls.

Wednesday, July 17, 2 - 4 p.m.

Camp Sandy Pines
Fruitland, MD

Tours only.

Wednesday, July 31, 5 p.m.

Camp Todd
Denton, MD

Includes tour and dinner with the girls.

Please RSVP to Denise Eberspeaker at deberspeaker@cbgsc.org or 410-742-5107 for Maryland camp tours. For Camp Country Center contact Eileen Pelham at epelham@cbgsc.org or
302-778-0293 no later than 3 days prior to the events.

 
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best of delaware banner adFor the second year, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay will be a beneficiary of Delaware Today’s Best of Delaware party on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. This year, GSCB will coordinate and benefit from the Silent Auction. We are looking for donations of silent auction items, including services, gift certificates, dinners, tickets, baskets, time at vacation homes and experiences for the Best of Delaware party. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Silent Auction Chair and GSCB Board Member Marianne Abdul by email or by phone at 302-454-5191. All items must be received by Wednesday, July 10. We would be happy to arrange for pickup. Click here to purchase tickets and use GSCB13 at checkout for the group rate of $50.

 

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CAMPFIRE BADGE

This month's featured badges are the Campfire badges, currently available for Brownies (shown left)and Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors (shown right). Learning how to build a campfire safely is a traditional part of Girl Scouting. Spending time around the campfire singing songs or making s'mores is a favorite part of camping for many girls. In June, the Campfire badges are 10% off in The Bay Shop.

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Memorial Day
memorial day parade

GSCB girls recognized Memorial Day through participation in both the Newark and Wilmington parades. In Newark, Troop 537 carried signs recognizing historic military women. We are grateful for the dedication and sacrifices our U.S. Armed Forces make every day to protect our nation.

Congratulations Graduates!
graduate capCongratulations to our Girl Scouts who will be graduating from high school this year. It is our hope that you will want to continue and share your experiences, passion and knowledge, whether it be working directly with girls or behind the scenes. You don’t have to make a big time commitment to make a big impact. You are exactly the role model girls tell us they want. If you would like to continue in this way, please email Renee Naughton or call 302-456-7150. Also, if you will complete your Girl Scout Gold Award by June 30, 2013, please fill out the Delmarva Power Foundation Scholarship Form and send to Sharisse Borst postmarked no later than July 17, 2013.

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June 22
CANOEING BASICS

June 22
PROGRAM AIDE

COUNCIL PROGRAM GUIDE
AVAILABLE AUGUST 10
The 2013-2014 Council Program Guide is now in production. The guide will be given to Service Units for distribution to troops at the August 10 Service Unit Kickoff. The guide will go live on our website on August 10. Please note – all Girl Scouts are welcome at events in the Program Guide. Girls do not have to attend with their troops – parents may register them individually. A limited number of program guides will be available at the council offices beginning Monday, August 12, or for the most up-to-date information, check the website for programs and updates.

Volunteer Corner
VOLUNTEER ESSENTIALS

Don’t wait until fall…join us in June.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 2013,
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: United Way of DE - Kent County Office, Community Building of the CenDel Foundation, 101 West Loockerman St., Suite 2B, Dover, DE 19904
COST: $3.
To register, contact Bernice Chandler, bchandler@cbgsc.org or 302-456-7174.

2013 FALL SCHOOL - FLOWER POWER:
Journey into the 60’s

Don your tie-dye shirt and bell bottoms, wear a garland of flowers on your head, and join us for the fun. Come for the weekend, or just for the day. Go back to the “golden years” and relearn jacks and hopscotch. Classes include certification in First Aid/CPR, zipline and archery. Learn about low ropes as well as the wonderful activities available at Camp Todd, including the new adventure wall.
WHEN: September 20-22, 2013
WHERE: Camp Todd, Denton, MD
For more information, please visit Fall School’s website.

 
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