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  • Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts Selling Cookies


    We are celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies! Our biggest cookie milestone yet is here. That's right!  2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts.

    Your troop can join the nationwide celebration by participating in Girl Scouts of the USA's Cookie Troop 100!  Troops can participate between January 3–April 30, 2017. Here are the four easy steps for your troop to enter:

    • Step 1: Set a troop goal and share the plan for cookie earnings.
    • Step 2: Earn a Cookie Business badge.
    • Step 3: As a troop, ask 100 NEW customers to buy cookies.
    • Step 4: Bling your booth!

    Once all four steps are completed, girls should ask their troop leader to help them submit their entry at girlscouts.org/cookietroop100 to unlock their patch and enter for a chance to win cash to invest in their cookie Take Action or service project.

    What can you win? One lucky troop from EVERY council across the nation will win $100 each to put toward theier awesome cookie Take Action or service projects. One VERY lucky troop will win $3,000 to supoer power their project!

    For your chance to win, click HERE for a flyer and more details.

  • Volunteer of the Month: Patsy Tompkins


    For substitute teacher Patsy Thompkins, volunteering is more than an enjoyable pastime- it’s her way of life.  The Barton resident, who has worked with several generations of girls since leading her first Girl Scout troop in the early 1980s, has been named Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains’ February Volunteer of the Month. Thompkins was initially introduced to Girl Scouts, while living in Connecticut and enduring some personal struggles. After a colleague recommended she try volunteering as an antidote for angst, she decided to take on her first Girl Scout troop. Many more would follow. “They’d grow up, they’d earn their Girl Scout Gold Awards, and eventually, get married,” said Thompkins. “Then I’d start all over again.” Over the years, Thompkins has mentored hundreds of girls - both in Girl Scout troops and in the Girl Scout summer camp programs she assisted with. These days, she works with not one, but two active troops in her community. Thompkins said she treasures each moment. “I don’t have children of my own, so this is a great way for me to stay connected,” she said.   While teaching, it’s not uncommon for girls to come running up to her in the hallways and embrace her in an impromptu hug. “It makes me feel so warm inside,” Thompkins said. “Some of these kids really, really need Girl Scouts in their lives.” Outside of Girl Scouts, Thompkins lends helping hands to other causes near and dear to her heart. She’s...



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  • Experience the Power Of A G.I.R.L. At Our National Council Session


    Would you like to represent Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains at a national convention? The National Council Session will take place October 4-6, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Supporters of the Girl Scout Movement will gather to experience the power of a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)TM The convention title, G.I.R.L. 2017, is rooted in our Girl Scout DNA, speaking to the everyday go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders who stand up, take charge, and make the world a better place.

    This is an exciting opportunity to represent Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains on the national level. Our Governance Committee is seeking a highly qualified, diverse pool of candidates for a limited number of Delegate positions. Deadline for submission of completed nomination forms is February 10, 2017. Completed forms can be printed and mailed to: Governance Committee, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, PO Box 10832, Bedford, NH 03110, scanned and emailed to customercare@girlscoutsgwm.org, or dropped off in person at iour Bedford, NH or Williston, VT service centers during business hours.

    After reviewing all nomination forms, the Governance Committee will conduct interviews with all candidates who meet the selection criteria and make their final recommendations to the Board of Directors at the Board's March meeting.

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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


    Read the press release here!

  • 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!