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  • Volunteer of the Month: Tina Wiles


    For the past 13 years, Tina Wiles of Brandon, Vermont has been supporting, encouraging, and inspiring both girl and adult Girl Scout members in the Greater Rutland community. Her outstanding commitment to the Girl Scout Mission and her willingness to help virtually whenever and wherever needed has earned her recognition as Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains’ November Volunteer of the Month.

    Wiles began her Girl Scout journey as a Brownie in Hinesburg, Vermont. She says Girl Scouting always provided her with a sense of community and belonging. “I never felt like I was in the popular crowd. Girl Scouts provided a safe place and a group that I could belong to,” she said. “I’m still friends with a lot of the girls who were in my troop. Some of the girls are also serving as Girl Scout leaders in other states, which is pretty neat.”

    In 2004, Wiles began volunteering with Girl Scouts when her younger daughter, Christina, wanted to become a Daisy. “They needed a troop leader, so I stepped up. I was really excited to share the kind of Girl Scout experiences I had enjoyed.”

    Over the years, Wiles has continued to step up and help whenever there was a need in her Girl Scout community. She has held many volunteer leadership roles, including serving as Volunteer Support Coordinator from 2009 to 2014. “They just needed someone to do it, so I did it,” she said. “No hesitation.”

    Wiles has also served as the Community Accounting Coordinator, and for the...



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  • As Boy Scouts Go Co-ed, Challenges To Scouting For Boys And Girls


    BURLINGTON, VT — On Monday, October 23, 2017, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains' CEO Patricia Mellor was interviewed by Vermont Public Radio on the recent Boy Scout of America's announcement that they will now be accepting girls into their program.

    Check out the link below and listen to the full broadcast now.

  • Why Girl-Led Girl Scout Programming Matters


    BEDFORD, NH — In the wake of the announcement on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from the Boy Scouts of America regarding a change of policy to allow girls into the program, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains remains committed to providing girl-led, girl-centered programming for girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.

    “Girl Scouts is the world’s premiere girl leadership experience in the world, empowering girls to unleash their potential through innovative and girl-led programming,” said Patricia K. Mellor, CEO. “And with more than 105 years of experience, we bring a wealth of knowledge to programs that deliver girls cornerstone experiences with benefits that a lifetime.”

    In fact, research shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led environment in which their specific needs are addressed and met.

    “The single-gender space is where girls thrive,” said Mellor, “creating a safe space in which they are free to explore their potential and take the lead without the distractions or pressures that can be found in a coed environment.”

    The council currently serves over 10,000 girls throughout the two-state region and experienced an 8.5 percent membership growth increase in the past year.

    Through exciting hands-on learning in STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship, Girl Scouts empowers girls to develop courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts can also earn the prestigious Gold Award, which...



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  • Girl Scout Council Receives 50k Matching Challenge From New Hampshire Family


    BEDFORD, NH — Patricia Casey, director of Advancement at Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM) announced that the council has received a $50,000 matching challenge from a New Hampshire Girl Scout family.

    The family, who wishes to remain anonymous, have pledged $50,000 toward GSGWM’s Unleashing Her Potential campaign once $200,000 has been raised by the council toward the same campaign between September 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. The first $100,000 of the $200,000 goal must be committed by December 29, 2017. When the first milestone is met, the family will make a $25,000 matching gift of that calendar year.

    “We recognize and value Girl Scouting as essential to providing girls with meaningful, innovative leadership programs,” said the donors. “Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains’ Unleashing Her Potential campaign is critical to ensuring that the girls of New Hampshire and Vermont have access to the best leadership development programs and resources.”

    The Unleashing Her Potential campaign provides girls with meaningful, innovative leadership development programs and helps transform the council’s camp properties, allowing GSGWM to help the over 10,000 girls they serve to flex their leadership muscles, try new and exciting experiences in STEM and beyond, and discover the outdoors through hiking, camping, archery, and more.

    “We’re thrilled to be given this incredible opportunity to help the girls of our council beco...



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  • Camp Like You Mean It Patch Program


    We know you can't wait for camp. We can't either. That's why we have this great patch program that will get you even more excited for a fun summer at a GSGWM camp!

    Your first step is to be a Camp Guide explorer. Have you gotten your 2017 Camp Guide in the mail? If not, we've got them at the office or you can view it online HERE. Use the Camp Guide to answer questions like:

    • Which camp(s) is/are running for 8 weeks this summer?
    • Which day camps offer horseback riding programs?
    • What program gives you the chance to visit a gallery or art studio?
    • Or how about: Which day camps offer Medieval Madness where you can create your own coat of arms and prepare to enter into the Camp Quest?

    Next, you'll Discover, Connect, and Take Action with activities to get you even more familiar with our programs, our staff, and our properties. There's lots of exciting things to do at camp! Bet you'll find something new you never knew before!

    To earn the Camp Like You Mean It Patch, download the steps to get started HERE.

  • 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.

  • 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


  • 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!