GSCB July gsNews

2013 Best of Delaware



best of delaware banner adGirl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay is one of the 2013 Best of Delaware Party Beneficiaries. The Party will be held at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® on Thursday, July 25. The Best of Delaware Party is one of the most popular events in The First State, drawing more than 2,000 guests each year. This year, the silent auction will benefit Girl Scouts. To purchase tickets for the party, go to and use the code GSCB13 for discounted tickets.


Putting STEM to Work



The New York Academy of Sciences (the Academy) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced a joint Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America Commitment to Action to raise $3 million for a program to provide middle school girls with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) role models and curricula activities. GSUSA and the Academy will blend two successful programs-the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and the Academy’s Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program to create a nationally scalable STEM mentoring program for girls. Learn more about GSCB’s STEM initiatives.

DCIn June, five local Girl Scouts attended a briefing in Washington, D.C., on STEM workforce equality–Engaging Girls and Women–The event, co-hosted by Delaware Senator Chris Coons, discussed options to foster girls’ curiosity and build a future STEM workforce reflecting the national population. Panelists included Anna Maria Chávez, CEO, GSUSA; Carol Amos, Manager Field Engineering Program, DuPont, Cassandra Alexandra, Gold Award recipient, Girl Scouts of Alaska Council; and Judy Brown, Senior Vice President of Education, Miami Science Museum.


Catholic Religious Awards



catholic awardsIn June, the Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, presented Religious awards to local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from the Delmarva Peninsula. Twenty Girl Scouts received awards. The awards included the Diocese of Wilmington’s Cross Award, and the national program’s Family of God award, the My Promise, My Faith pin, the Mary - the First Disciple award and the Women of Scripture patch.


Rotary Scholarship Awards



rotary scholarshipGirl Scout Ambassador Olivia Smith is one of four students to receive the Rotary Scholarship Award from the Rotary Club of Wilmington. The award is for $2,000 and is renewable over four years. Selected students must demonstrate financial need, academic excellence and leadership through service to the community. Olivia recently finished her Girl Scout Gold Award project, an afterschool STEM Club (science, technology, engineering and math) for ten third grade girls at Claymont Elementary School. An active member in the community and her school, Olivia graduated in June from the Charter School of Wilmington and is one of fifty selected nationwide to enter the Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of Delaware this fall.


Nourishment for the Needy



nourishment for the needyAs part of their Girl Scout Bronze Award project “Nourishment for the Needy,” Troop 537 is collecting pet food for the Delaware Humane Association and non-perishable people food for the Sunday Breakfast Mission. They are putting collection boxes all over the Newark area, including in GSCB’s Newark office.

Want to spread the word about your troop’s Girl Scout Bronze, Silver or Gold award project? Post it on our Facebook page!


Don't Just Recycle, Terracycle!



terracycleTroop 969 has partnered with Terracycle to save tons of everyday items from ending up in landfills. We collect items such as juice pouches, chip bags, diaper packaging and so much more. Terracycle then “upcycles” these into new products and gives them a new life! We receive points for each item we send in and can use those points to give valuable life saving resources to people in need as well as raise funds for our troop. Won’t you please join us? For more information, please go to A drop box is available at GSCB’s Newark office.


Thank You Families For Supporting Girl Scouts



Thank you to all the Girl Scout families participating in the Family Partnership Campaign. Special thanks to those Service Units hosting events to benefit the campaign. Your support helps in the continued growth and development of quality programming, safe facilities and a wide variety of opportunities for girls and adult volunteers. It is never too late to make your contribution to the Family Partnership Campaign. Your support is very important to the success of the campaign. For more than 100 years, Girl Scouting has developed programs that build girls of courage, confidence and character. Today’s girls are our future leaders. Please consider making your donation today. Donations can be made online at or mailed to Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, 1346 Belmont Ave., Suite 601, Salisbury, MD 21804. Thank you for your ongoing support.



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Dream Trips

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Imagine kicking back for a vacation with your family in the Turks and Caicos, watching the Superbowl from exclusive seats, or seeing Taylor Swift accept an award at the Country Music Awards. Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay is providing you with a unique opportunity to buy once-in-a-lifetime, dream trips/vacations. Please browse through our online catalog to learn more!


Girl Scout Launches Bid to
Name Delaware State Shell

Delaware has an official state bug, animal and tree, but despite the First State’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, it’s never had a state shell. As part of her Girl Scout Bronze Award project, Allyson Willis has attracted the attention of her local state legislators, who will introduce a bill to proclaim the channeled whelk as the official state shell in January. Take a look at a recent article in the Middletown Transcript.




Thank You, Noramco


Thanks to our friends at Noramco for coming out to help beautify Camp Country Center through Days of Caring.




Daisies on Parade

daisies on parade

Congratulations to the girls of Daisy Troop #154 for winning the Overall Judges Award for the Preston Carnival Parade.




2013 Fall Product Program

13_FPPBe sure to look for our gsFamily eNewsletter next month, which will include important information regarding our 2013 Fall Product Program. This year’s program includes some exciting details you won’t want to miss!




2013 Service Team Kick Offimage

Be an Agent of Change
Saturday, August 10, 2013
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wyoming United
Methodist Church

Registration is now OPEN! Make sure to fill out the registration form completely. We have made it a writeable pdf for your convenience this year. Just type the information in and email, mail or fax it back to us. As always, Cookie Bucks can be used for your registration fee. Choose one of five tracks so everyone can become an Agent of Change!



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