GSCB February gsNews

National Girl Scout Cookie Day



thin mintGirl Scouts from all around the United States will celebrate the Girl Scout Cookie program on Friday, February 8. It’s National Girl Scout Cookie Day! This day will celebrate the benefits of the Girl Scout Cookie Program for girls and their communities, as well as showcase the program as a $790 million business, the largest girl-led business in the world. During this special day, GSCB and GSUSA have three objectives: to launch our new cookie packaging, which explains how the Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls develop 5 essential skills for life; educate cookie buyers on the importance of buying cookies directly from a girl and what that experience means to them; and increase cookie sales to support Girl Scout programming within the council and nationwide. We’ll be getting out the word on social media all day. Click here to get involved.


New Cookie Packaging


When your Girl Scout Cookie boxes arrive, you’ll notice a big difference. For the first time since 1999, the boxes have been redesigned. The contemporary package highlights the new brand identity embodies the spirit of Girl Scouting, while showing customers how they can reconnect with the organization. The new boxes capture moments that show the power of girls working together as they engage in activities like greening a park, volunteering at a soup kitchen, and traveling to Paris. In highlighting such activities, the new boxes defy the conventional understanding of what Girl Scouts do while staying true to the organization’s heritage through the inclusion of the Trefoil logo, the Girl Scout Gold Award and educating the consumer on the five skills that girls develop through participation in the Cookie Program. The new packaging also features the GreenPalm logo, which speaks to the organization's commitment to addressing conservation and sustainability concerns related to Girl Scout Cookies.


Women of Distinction


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Northern Woman of Distinction
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner.
Hotel duPont, 11th & Market Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
2013 Honoree – Brigadier General Carol Timmons
Honorary Co-Chairs – Attorney General Beau Biden and Mrs. Hallie Biden
Chair – Jessica Wilson
Reserve your tickets: online | by mail

Brigadier General Timmons is the Assistant Adjutant General – Delaware Air National Guard and the Commander of the Delaware Air National Guard. She is responsible for providing trained, equipped and mission ready forces in support of federal mobilization requirements and state emergency operations. General Timmons develops plans, programs and policies in support of Delaware’s C-130 Wing and maintains liaison with major commands and the National Guard Bureau.

Three teen Girl Scouts have been selected to lead the Northern Women of Distinction Celebration which is in its 14th year. Caitlyn Naughton, a Girl Scout Ambassador and Delaware Military Academy senior, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the first half of the program. Naughton is one of two teen members of GSCB’s Board of Directors and has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. Caitlyn Resto, a Girl Scout Senior and sophomore at Hodgson Vocational and Technical High School, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the question and answer roundtable discussion later in the program. Resto is a successful entrepreneur with her own cupcake business and has been a Girl Scout for more than seven years. Kendal Grubb is a Girl Scout Ambassador and a junior at the Tome School. She has been a Girl Scout since second grade. Last summer, she traveled to Peru and the Advanced Space Academy through gsdestinations. All three girls are involved in many activities and are excellent students. GSCB is proud to congratulate them on their selection.


Kathy Deoudes



Mid-Shore Woman of Distinction
Friday, April 26, 2013, Noon-1:30 p.m.
The Tidewater Inn, Easton, MD
2013 Honoree – Kathleen Deoudes
Honorary Chair – Maureen Scott-Taylor
Chair – Patti Willis

Kathy Deoudes of Queen Anne’s County, MD is a community activist currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Hospice of Queen Anne’s and heads the organizations development and fundraising efforts. After retiring in 2010 as legislative aide to Maryland State Senator E.J. Pipkin, she has dedicated her time and efforts to several community organizations, including: the QA County Commission on Aging, the QA County Department of Emergency Services Advisory Council; and the Chesapeake Environmental Center


Paula Morris



Lower-Shore Woman of Distinction
Friday, April 12, 2013, Noon-1:30 p.m.
The Foundations, Salisbury, MD
2013 Honoree – Paula Morris
Honorary Chair – Connie Strott
Co-Chairs – Ashley Bosche and Susan Purnell

Paula T. Morris’ passions revolve around youth, leadership and education. As Professor of the Practice in Marketing at Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business, she brings real-world learning experiences to her students. A lifetime member of GSUSA, Paula spent ten years leading Girl Scout troops at St. Francis de Sales School. More recently, her focus became Kids of Honor®, an organization she founded in 2001. Kids of Honor® empowers young people to graduate from high school and pursue their dreams. Spending countless hours creating programming to combat the drop-out crisis, her efforts have been recognized at the local, regional and national level.


Valuable Time With Women Professionals



dine aroundCareer exploration is an important facet of leadership development. Career Dine Arounds are a popular series bringing Girl Scouts to different organizations to learn from professionals. Held in the early evening, the events are hosted by professional women in a variety of careers. After a light dinner, girls learn about their host’s field, take a tour and often do a hands-on activity. Career Dine Arounds are scheduled throughout the school year and fill quickly. Recent hosts include the National Association of Women in Construction and Christiana Care’s Breast Health Center. In February, girls can attend “Greenable Space” in Kennett Square, where they will learn about the career of an interior designer and entrepreneurial business owner whose mission is to create healthier and more eco-friendly spaces for people to live and work in. Upcoming Career Dine Arounds will be hosted by Nemours and The News Journal. GSCB is always seeking interesting professional women to host Career Dine Arounds. If you are interested, or have an idea, please contact Program Manager Renee Naughton at


New Badge Exclusive to GSCB


magic of motionA new badge program in physical therapy was launched recently at GSCB. The badges were designed by Jazmine Tooles, an adult Girl Scout and a second year graduate student in the University of Delaware’s doctorate of physical therapy program. Jazmine combined two of her interests into a workshop where Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors could earn the new Physical Therapy badges called “Explore the Magic of Motion,” hosted by the University of Delaware’s Physical Therapy Department. While creating the program, Jazmine drew on her experiences as a Girl Scout. “Through the guidance of my mother, who was also my Girl Scout leader, and events provided by Girl Scouts, I was able to gain exposure to things I never would have, such as self-defense classes or doing mock space shuttle missions,” she said. “That’s when I decided creating Girl Scout badges would be a great avenue for promoting the profession as well as wellness to young girls and also educate their parents.”

Doctoral students in the physical therapy department taught the workshops. The day started with four stations featuring aspects of physical therapy: “Technology that Treats”, “Muscles and Machines,” “Follow your Heart” and “Stress Strategies.” After the stations, girls learned to “Play the Patient,” an interactive roleplaying session about working with patients with physical impairments.

The badges are for the three oldest levels of Girl Scouts. Girl Scout Cadettes earned “Physical Therapy: The Magic of Motion,” learning about physical activity and the role exercise plays in healing the body and keeping themselves healthy. Seniors earned “Physical Therapy: Healing Through Motion,” including how physical therapy improves the quality of life for many people and encourages girls to promote healthy living through exercise. Finally, Ambassadors earned “Physical Therapy: Healing People, Changing Lives,” a career-oriented patch teaching girls about the profession of physical therapy.

“Explore the Magic of Motion” will be offered again next membership year, and Jazmine hopes to share it with other physical therapy programs around the nation.


Cookie Gear Headquarters


The Bay ShopHave you shopped at your local Bay Shop recently? The Bay Shop offers Girl Scouts, adult volunteers and parents a place to buy the basic needs for girls to be a part of the Girl Scouts experience in every way possible. In addition to offering more than 1,000 fun patches, uniforms and apparel for your Girl Scout, The Bay Shop now offers exclusive products for the cookie season! Girls (and adults) will love the shirts, bags, shoelaces, pins, pencils, drink wear, and fun cookie patches, all revolving around the Super Six cookies. Our Cookie Professionals – the Girl Scouts, of course – will love wearing little cookie earrings and tying their shoes with cookie themed shoelaces. These fun products make selling cookies more than just a business venture; they add fun and fashion to door-to-door sales. Visit The Bay Shop, and see what they have to offer to help make this cookie season the best one yet! Take a look online at or call The Bay Shop in Newark at 800-341-4007 ext. 7176 or Salisbury, 800-374-9811, ext. 22.


5 Skills

What are the 5 Skills for Girls? The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches these important financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills girls will need throughout life – while in school, as they start careers and manage personal budgets. Girl Scouts is highlighting the skills with National Girl Scout Cookie Day and on the new cookie boxes. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls learn about:

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Money Management
  • People Skills
  • Business Ethic

what can a girl do
a world of good

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is more than just selling cookies. Girls can do a world of good—most troops help their communities through funds raised from the cookie program. Every Wednesday throughout the cookie program, we are posting a story from a different troop and how they helped the community on our Facebook and webpages. Take a look and let us know what you think!


Thank You Royal Farms

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Royal Farms on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury celebrated their Grand Reopening on January 15. They presented Anne T. Hogan, CEO of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay with a check for $1,000. In 2011, Royal Farms purchased the Girl Scouts office on Snow Hill Road and donated $85,000 towards a new office. Thanks to Royal Farms, Palmer Gillis, Tony Gilkerson, local businesses, and individuals the Girl Scouts have a new office at East Park Professional Center
in Salisbury.


3rd Annual
Thin Mint 5k Run/Walk

thin mint 5K Run/Walk

Get ready to move! The 3rd Annual Thin Mint 5K Run/Walk will be Sunday, April 14, 2013. This certified 5k Run/Walk will be at the Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington, Delaware Riverfront. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For children ages 8 and under, there is a free Fun Run starting at 9:50 a.m. The 5k starts at 10 a.m. Pre-register by April 1 to be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day. The overall top male and female runner, the overall top male and female walker, and the top three male and female finishers from each age group will receive awards. Also, all Girl Scouts will receive a patch for their participation, and the Girl Scout troop with the most runner/walkers registered will win an award. Each Girl Scout will receive a special Thin Mint 5k patch. Register today: online | by mail


Get Ready For Summer –
the Camp Guide is Here!

2013 summer camp guide

The 2013 Camp Guide is available! This year’s offerings include eight weeks of day and resident camp at Camp Grove Point, as well as a weekend camp; three weeks of STEM and nature camps at Camp Country Center; and Camp Todd’s Summer Daze day, weekend and mini-resident camps. There are also volunteer-run camps at Camp Country Center, Camp Todd and Camp Sandy Pines. Pick up a copy of the camp guide at the Newark or Salisbury offices, or go online to to download the full camp guide and registration information. We are pleased to thank Delmarva Power for sponsoring camp marketing again this summer. See you this summer!

delmarva power




Visiting Organizations

Many businesses and organizations support GSCB through hosting events for troops. Recently, Troop 480 visited Goodwill and Troop 487 visited Chick-Fil-A Kent Island for backstage tours. If you own a business and would be interested in hosting a Girl Scout troop, please let us know. Troop leaders, please share photos and information about the places your troop visits. Send information to We will feature as many as we can on our Facebook page
or upcoming issues of eNews.


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