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Delaware and Cecil County, MD:

Regina Dzielak

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302-456-7170 or rdzielak@cbgsc.org


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of Maryland and Virginia :

Denise Eberspeaker
Director of Fund Development, Communications and Service Center

410-742-5107, ext. 27


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Press Release, January 7, 2016

Newark, DE — Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay began the new year in a brand new building, a 17,000 square foot Northern Resource Center on 225 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702. To commemorate the opening of the new Northern Resource Center, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay will be hosting a ribbon cutting event with the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce on Friday, January 15, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Visitors may arrive starting at 10:30 a.m. In addition to key leaders in the Delaware community, Anna Maria Chávez, the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, will be in attendance.

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Press Release, January 12, 2016

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay to welcome national CEO to Delaware
GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chávez to speak on importance of girls and leadership
Anna Maria Chávez, the chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, will visit Delaware to commemorate the grand opening of the new Northern Resource Center for Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay.

Chávez, who uses the Twitter handle @AnnaMariaChavez, is the first Latina CEO of the national organization. She will speak at our ribbon cutting ceremony and is available for interviews beforehand. Chávez will also meet with Girl Scouts who will be receiving their Gold Award this year at 12:30 p.m. The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts’ highest award. (read more)


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Local Girl Scouts expand online cookie sales

January 15, 2016, Newark Post

For nearly a century, getting your hands on Girl Scout cookies always involved a little luck. You had to know a Scout or hope one would knock on your door or have a booth set up outside the local supermarket. But Girl Scout cookie sales went digital for the first time last year with a website and mobile app that generated $10 million worth of online cookie sales nationwide. Building on last year’s effort, this year’s program, Digital Cookie 2.0, includes updates to the app and additional features on the website.

The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, which represents nearly 16,000 Girl Scouts in Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland and part of Virginia, sold more than 950,000 boxes of cookies last year — 11,000 through Digital Cookie — a 5 percent increase from the previous year, said Regina Dzielak, communications and marketing manager for Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. (read more)

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1-18-16(photo, L to R) Miracle Conde spins the wheel of questions. She had to answer, "What is the price of the cookies?" Shown working the wheel booth are Isabel Sweet, Chelsey Silk and Haleigh Rust.

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Cape Region Girl Scouts kick off
annual cookie sale

The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council kicked off the annual Cookie Program on Jan. 8 at the Milford Elks Lodge. The Girl Scouts were able to pick up their order forms and have fun at the Cookie Carnival. Games, snacks and prizes filled the hall at the Elks Lodge. -read more-


Press Release, January 19, 2016


According to the Girl Scout Research Institute’s (GSRI) report, The Power of the Girl Scout Gold Award: Excellence in Leadership and Life, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients receive greater lifetime benefits than their peers with regard to positive sense of self, life satisfaction, leadership, life success, community service, and civic engagement thanks to their experience in Girl Scouting, including earning their Gold Award.

This year, 24 local Girl Scouts earned their Gold Award. These incredible young women will be recognized on January 24, 2016 at the On My Honor: A Celebration of Achievement ceremony at Smyrna High School. Also recognized will be Girl Scouts achieving the Girl Scout Silver and Bronze Awards, graduating high school seniors and Girl Scouts involved for 10 and 13 years. About 1000 guests, including the girls honored, will attend.

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Newark, DE – Girl Scout Cookie booth sales begin Friday, February 12, 2016 at local businesses throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. This year, local Girl Scouts will offer eight varieties – Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles, Rah-Rah Raisins and gluten free Toffee-tastic. Cookies are $4.00 per box and Toffee-tastic are $5.00 per box. To find the cookie booth nearest you, visit our Cookie Locator at gscb.org and you can search for booths by zip code.

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Press Release, February 12, 2016

On Sunday, February 21, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay and New Castle County are celebrating World Thinking Day, to honor the worldwide Girl Scout movement. This event is free and open to the public with an open house format.

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Making scientists from Girl Scouts

February 28, 2016

A group of middle-school aged girls got their hands dirty making goo from glue Saturday in a local effort to close the gender gap in science-related job fields.

Engineering Your Tomorrow, held at Conrad Schools of Science, is a collaboration between the Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay and DuPont Co., seeking to expose young girls to fun with science and possibly start them down a path to employment in science-based industries.

"In everyday life, if they are not coming in contact with female engineers, they don't know they exist," said Sara McDonald, chair of the DuPont committee that organizes the annual event now in its 27th year. "The kids see they are real people, who work in science and have fulfilling lives."

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Press Release, February 29, 2016

Day of education encourages local Girl Scouts to turn their passion for science into a career
Local Girl Scout councils and DuPont Science & Technology are collaborating on the 27th annual Engineering Your Tomorrow event to introduce 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls to careers in engineering and science. Designed to reach girls before they enter high school, Engineering Your Tomorrow inspires girls to consider STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields as potential college majors and careers. The program shows girls, their leaders and parents that engineering and science are fun.

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September 13, 2016


imageEarlier this week, Skye Schmidt, our STEM Specialist, took six of our Girl Scouts to the White House for the Computer Science for All Summit, promoting the importance of computer science education. Each of the girls had worked on a coding project. After participating in GSUSA’s presentation during the summit, the girls had the opportunity to present their games to the summit attendees. Everyone was so impressed by our girls. Even GSUSA commented in an email to Skye and myself that we had the best looking and most impressive project tables in the room!


One of the girls who attended, Kaitlyn Fintak, who brought a fish game that she created in the computer program Scratch, also wrote a blog that is live on GSUSA’s blog: http://blog.girlscouts.org/2016/09/hear-it-from-girl-scout-computer.html


We also had the Delaware Online pick up the story. You might have seen it in the Daily Media Update earlier this afternoon: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2016/09/15/scouts-white-house/90400372/


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