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  • Girl Scout Cookies Fuel A Century of Adventure for Girls

    The Cookie Program Fosters the Entrepreneurial Spirit to Power Amazing Experiences for Girl Scouts

    Everyone has a special place in their heart for Girl Scout Cookies. Not only because they’re spectacularly delicious, but because purchasing Girl Scout Cookies powers the Girl Scout Cookie Program and helps girls fulfill their dreams, follow their passions, and change the world!

    Girl Scout Cookies not only help Girl Scouts earn money for fun, educational activities and community projects, but also play a huge role in transforming girls into G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders)™ as they learn essential life skills that will stay with them forever. And while fun is part of the experience, giving back to our communities has been a hallmark of the Girl Scout Cookie Program since the first-known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts in 1917.

    From the very beginning the Girl Scout Cookie Program—and Girl Scout Cookies—has been the engine that powers Girl Scouts. The sale of Girl Scout Cookies has made an indelible impact on the millions of Girl Scout alumnae who have sold them. In fact, 57 percent of Girl Scout alumnae in business say the program was key in the development of their skills today.1 From buying a bulletproof vest for a female police officer to creating care packages for patients a...

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  • Volunteer of the Month: Karen West

    Karen West’s passion for Girl Scouting spans two states and well over two decades. The St. Albans, VT resident and mother of two grown daughters said the feeling she gets from making a difference in the lives of young women is one she’ll never get tired of. West, currently a volunteer with a multi-level Girl Scout troop in Bakersville, VT, has been honored as Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains’ October Volunteer of the Month. Growing up on Pennsylvania, West was involved in Girl Scout programs for several years, but didn’t discover the joys of volunteering until a need arose within her family. “My sister-in-law had started a troop because her daughter needed a Daisy leader,” she recalls. “I offered to help her out. That was 23 years ago.” As the years passed on, West’s own daughters—both in diapers when she started volunteering—would join their mother’s troop and make their way up through the Girl Scout ranks. “Eventually, my sister left,” she says. “But I stayed. I stayed because I like playing a role in keeping girls on the right path.” She adds, “I’ve seen firsthand the positive influence Girl Scouts can have on girls. Especially when they get to middle school. I see it every day.”  West’s passion for leading girls doesn’t take a break. While many troops only hold activities during the school year, West continues to meet with her girls throughout the summer. An administrative assistant at Milton Elementary School by day, West, w...

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  • It's A Great Time To Be a Girl Scout

    With so many exciting ways to participate, now is a great time to become a Girl Scout! Fall registration is currently underway for girls in grades K through 12. “There are many ways for even the busiest girls to become involved in Girl Scouts and benefit from the leadership development programming we offer,” says Carrie Green, director of girl leadership experience at Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. She points out that in addition to joining a local troop, girls may participate in domestic and international travel programs, join special interest groups, go to summer camp, take part in virtual programs, and more. “We really offer something for everyone,” Green adds. Green says that Girl Scouts gives girls a supportive space to take chances, try new things, and learn to succeed through failure—improving all aspects of their lives. “Girl Scouts provides girls with a safe environment for trying new things and overcoming fears, making them greater challenge-seekers, more academically proficient students, and, eventually, more successful adults,” she adds. According to the Girl Scout Research Institute, Girl Scouts have more leadership experiences than other girls and boys. Of girls, 84 percent say that they learned or tried new things in Girl Scouts, and 80 percent reported that through Girl Scouts, they were able to do things they could not have done otherwise. “Our girls often tell us that Girls Scouts was where they rode a ho...

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  • Jump Into Your Next Great Adventure

    Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for girls ages 11 and older. So many choices! With a ton of different trips to apply for every year, from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad, there's something amazing for everyone to experience.

    Dreaming of kayaking to an island campsite? Let's do it! Want to explore the cobblestone alleys of Europe? We're totally there! Passionate about protecting wildlife habitats? Yes, yes, yes! On a Girl Scout Destination trip you can do all that and so much more.

    Destinations bring together girls ages 11-17 (at time of trip) from all over the country for amazing summer and winter adventures both domestically and internationally. With a ton of different trips to apply for every year - from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad - there's something amazing for everyone to experience.

    Destinations can be found on the GSUSA website. Round 1 applications are due by November 28 to our Bedford, NH office. Get yours in soon. These adventures fill up fast! You'll also want to visit our GSGWM Travel page to learn a...

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  • Volunteer of the Month: Karren Crain

    HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE| Longtime Girl Scout volunteer Karren Crain spends most of her waking hours with children and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Crain, a paraprofessional in the Hooksett School District and  co-leader of Hooksett Troop 10085, was named the March Volunteer of the Month for Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.

    Growing up in Pennsylvania, Crain gathered fond memories from her own years as a Girl Scout. After moving to New Hampshire with her family, Crain’s lifelong love affair with Girl Scouts would continue when her older daughter, Tracey, participated in the program well into high school. When Crain’s twin daughters, Catey and Carley, entered kindergarten and needed a troop leader, she didn’t hesitate to step forward.  These days, the twins are high school freshmen and Crain has no plans to slow down anytime soon.

    Over the years, she inspired and mentored other Girl Scout volunteers, and currently serves as the volunteer service coordinator for the communities of Hooksett, Pembroke, Allenstown, Bow, and Suncook. Her peers describe her as “someone who is always willing to lend a hand, and offer advice and support.

    Crain said leading 11 teenage Girl Scouts - about half of whom have been with her since kindergarten - continues to offer up adventures and inspiration. “Being with the girls is the best part of this job,” said Crain. “We have a unique situation in Hooksett where these girls attend six separat...

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  • NH Charitable Foundation grant boosts Girl Scouts’ new Customer Engagement Initiative

  • Merrimack Rotary honors Girl Scouts’ Young Women of Distinction

  • Young Women of Distinction event celebrated community service

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  • Artist Ellen Davis lends her talents to Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

    Hopkinton, NH artist Ellen Davis captured Camp Farnsworth’s tranquil lake in homage to her Girl Scout days. Prints of the painting will be presented to all Gold Level sponsors this year.

    Read the Press Release Here!