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On My Honor: A Celebration of Achievement recognized those who have earned Girl Scouts' highest honor, the Girl Scout Gold Award, as well as the Girl Scout Silver and Bronze Awards for younger girls. This fall, 13 Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors have earned the Gold Award. The Girl Scout Silver Award has been earned by 68 Girl Scout Cadettes and 148 Girl Scout Juniors earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award. Girls with 10 and 13 years as Girl Scouts as well as graduating seniors were also recognized. About 165 of the Girl Scout award recipients were in attendance at the On My Honor Ceremony as well as family and friends. Keynote speaker was Ashley Barnas, Lead Video Producer for Delawareonline. The Mistresses of Ceremonies were Girl Scout Seniors Devon Ragolia and Kiley Tucker, both students at Cab Calloway.


GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chávez Visits GSCB


CEO Visit camp country centerAnna Maria Chávez, the chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, visited Delaware for the first time on Thursday, October 18 as part of a national initiative celebrating Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary in the United States. Chávez is the first Latina CEO of GSUSA. She spoke to the Rotary Club of Wilmington about the evolution of the Girl Scout organization and the importance of creating leadership opportunities for girls. She also saw Girl Scout science programming in action and met volunteers at the Lynn W. Williams Science and Technology Lodge at Camp Country Center, an event attended by Delaware’s First Lady Carla Markell. The visit wrapped up with a reception at Gallery 919 at 919 Market Street. We extend a special thanks to Jerry A. Bilton, Executive Director of the Community Service Building Corporation for hosting the reception at the gallery and to Citizen’s Bank for sponsoring the event.


Watch What You Watch


healthy mediaMedia is everywhere and it is a strong influence on girls. For our girls to become the leaders of tomorrow, we must empower them with positive and healthy media resources and images. On Tuesday, November 13, Healthy Media Commission co-chairs Geena Davis and Debi Taylor Tate joined with Girl Scouts of the USA, the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, and the Creative Coalition launched The Report and Recommendations of the Healthy Media Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls. The report establishes a guideline that provides specific strategies for everyone who has the ability to shape the progressive change necessary in the media. The report supports a gender-neutral media environment for women and promotes the healthy development of girls all around the country. To find out more about The Report and Recommendations of the Healthy Media Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls and the rest of the efforts being made by the Girl Scouts of the USA please visit

A Gift of $100 for the 100th


100 for 100thAs a Girl Scout family, we are offering you a unique opportunity to support the 100th Anniversary through our $100 in the 100th Campaign. The campaign is a way to invest in girls’ futures through local programs, camp improvements, scholarships, volunteer support and other critical services. Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay invests more than $200 per girl per year to provide the premiere leadership experience.

Funds raised through the $100 for the 100th Campaign help provide quality services to over 20,000 girls and adult volunteers on the Delmarva Peninsula. Every dollar is vital to helping our girls and your tax-deductible gift will make a significant impact.  We ask that you consider a gift of $100 for the 100th year of Girl Scouting. All donors who give a gift of $25 or more will receive a collectible 100th anniversary pin. All donors that give $100 or more will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Bay Shop gift card. 

We hope you will consider making an investment in the 100th Anniversary and the future of Girl Scouts in this community. Because of wonderful friends like you, the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay continues to build girls of courage, confidence and character. For more information contact Denise Eberspeaker at 410-742-5107 or Thank you for your support of Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts Contribute To Relief Efforts

share 2012 hurricane sandyOur thoughts and prayers are with our Girl Scout sisters, their families and others affected by the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy. To help ensure that affected Girl Scout councils are getting the support they need, GSUSA is lifting fundraising restrictions to allow girls to raise money for Girl Scouting recovery. GSUSA has established a Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund to help address the needs of Girl Scout councils affected by the hurricane. Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay can raise money to donate to this fund. Help the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund through the 2012 Fall Product Sales Program. For every QSP magazine purchased between 11/15 to 12/15 Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay will donate 10% of the total sale to GSUSA's Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Girls and their families may purchase magazines, as well as send emails to their friends and family asking them to purchase magazines. Troops will receive 15% proceeds, any girl who sells three magazine subscriptions will earn the 2012 Share patch. Download Parent/Guardian instructions for more information on how you can help.

Teen Girl Scout Joins GSCB Board of Directors

Every year two teen Girl Scouts are elected to the Board of Directors in an advisory capacity. This fall, Claire Orzel joins the board, along with second-year board member Caitlyn Naughton, who is a Girl Scout Ambassador and a senior at the Delaware Military Academy. Weve asked Claire to introduce herself.

claire orzelMy name is Claire Orzel and I am currently a junior at Archmere Academy in Claymont, Delaware. I was born in Delaware and reside in Newark with my parents, Thomas and Lisa, and my brother Andrew, who is 14. I have been actively involved in Girl Scouts since first grade. Some of my greatest memories over the years include camping trips, traveling to Canada with my troop, serving as camp counselor at Camp Country Center, completing my Girl Scout Silver Award, which was focused on recycling, and currently, planning my Gold Award. Outside of Girl Scouts, I enjoy playing several different sports. I am a member of the varsity volleyball team at Archmere and additionally play club volleyball for Club Delaware during the winter. In the spring, I row for the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association in Wilmington, Delaware. I am also a member of the National Honor Society. As a member of the board of directors, I hope to learn the process of evaluating and making decisions on a board, develop relationships with leaders in the community, and contribute the point of view of teen girl scouts as well as teenage girls in general. I also hope to brainstorm ways to retain more girls in the program as they enter their high school years. I look forward to working with the board.

Sister Girl Scouts Donate AED
to Camp Country Center

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AED (Automated external defibrillator) machines can be lifesavers. Girl Scout Brownies Mickayla and Jolene Austin recently donated an AED machine to Camp Country Center in Hockessin, with a future goal of donating six more machines to the GSCB camps in Maryland. The girls were inspired after their mother, Karen, a Lifetime Girl Scout member and their leader, attended CPR/AED training. "I spoke with the girls about why I was going for my training and how important it was," Karen said. "When I got back, we discussed what I had learned and they asked many questions. What I recall most about the conversation was how much they had learned in their Girl Scout Journeys. A few days later, they asked where they could get an AED and where could they place it. The two of them talked it out and came up with their own idea."


What's Coming Up?
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You may download a copy of our Council Calendar for your convenience. Please remember our website has the most current listing of events and updates. Thank you!


Camp Update
Camp Todd, Denton, Maryland

american camp associationGSCB’s Camp Todd has gone from state certification to being certified by the American Camp Association! Located in Denton, Maryland, Camp Todd has 58 acres sitting on a beautiful freshwater lake where various boating and swimming activities are offered. Camp Todd also has a beautiful meadow, wooded areas, an island and a zipline. Join us for Summer Camp at Todd in 2013! Our Summer Camp team is putting together an exciting summer of resident and day camp programming. Information will be available in January on our website,


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No Two Alike
Middletown Christmas Parade

Did you know that just like snowflakes,
no two Girl Scouts are alike? With the theme of "No Two Alike", more than 200 Girl Scouts marched in the Middletown, Delaware Christmas Parade. Joining
them as an honored guest was State Senator Bethany Hall-Long. The Middletown parade is a long-standing tradition and Girl Scouts have marched
in this parade for decades. More photos from the parade are available on our Facebook page.



Women of Distinction Events Scheduled for Spring 2013

Three inspiring women will be honored next spring by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay at the Women of Distinction events. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 12, 2013 for the Northern Women of Distinction dinner at the Hotel du Pont. The Lower Shore Women of Distinction Luncheon will be Friday, April 12, 2013, at the Fountains in Salisbury. On Friday, April 26, 2012, the Mid-Shore Women of Distinction luncheon will be held, with the location to be determined. The 2013 honorees will be announced soon.

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