For Sheila Morris, Girl Scouts is all about giving girls and women the confidence to step into the spotlight. The Concord mom, who has worked with nearly 300 girls around the region and has logged over 1000 volunteer hours this past calendar year alone, has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Her continued energy and enthusiasm make her the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains’ April Volunteer of the Month. Whether she’s traipsing the globe with the girls, or showing the ropes to a brand-new Brownie troop leader, Morris has an extensive history of helping others. Throughout her childhood, Girl Scouting was truly a family affair. “My mom was a troop leader and my sister and I were involved through the ninth grade,” she said. “So when my first daughter was ready for kindergarten, I knew I had to start a troop of my own.” Two more daughters would follow- and Morris would learn the true meaning of multi-tasking. Though her three daughters have since outgrown troop life, Morris continues to make her mark on the next generation. Now during her 18th year as a troop leader, she currently leads a travel-focused troop for middle and high school girls, and helps oversee Brownie and Cadette troops. “I learned how to juggle several troops at a time early on,” Morris said with a laugh. “Now, I can’t imagine not doing it.” Her involvement doesn’t stop there. Morris organized a girls’ afterschool program in Concord for nearly a decade and currently se...
06 Apr 2017
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20 Mar 2017
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.
10 Feb 2017
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.
09 Jan 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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09 Mar 2016
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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12 Nov 2015
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!