Press Room Archive
Here you will find a short listing past press releases and news stories that have run regarding GSCB. Also listed are past home page stories we've posted, as well as back issues of our electronic news, gsNews.
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2013 Press Releases
January 3, 2013 Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scouts will begin going door-to-door to take orders for Girl Scout Cookies starting Saturday, January 5, 2013.
February 28, 2013 GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chávez, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay CEO Anne T. Hogan and seventeen Girl Scouts Gold Award recipients from around the country, including Girl Scout Ambassador Caitlyn Naughton of Delaware, are joining Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios and more than 100 other leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 28 to celebrate women’s leadership
and the second century of Girl Scouting.
March 15, 2013 The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay has selected Paula T. Morris as this year’s Lower Shore Woman of Distinction.
A luncheon honoring Paula will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013, at the Fountains in Salisbury from noon to 1:30 p.m. Luncheon seats are available for $35 per person and sponsorship opportunities are still available. To reserve a seat at the luncheon or find out more about sponsorship opportunities please contact 410-742-5107 no later than April 1, 2013. This year’s event Honorary Chair is Connie Strott and
the Co-Chairs are Susan Purnell and Ashley Bosche.
Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Will Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend February 7, 8 and 9
For the first time, Girl Scout Cookies will be available on carts at Christiana Mall, Dover Mall and the Centre at Salisbury beginning February 7 through March 9. The carts will be open during mall hours. Additionally, Girl Scout Cookies will be available at several Walmarts on the Delmarva Peninsula during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend.
Trucks will begin delivering cases of cookies to Girl Scout troops on Saturday, February 7. The deliveries will run through Thursday, February 13. Girl Scouts will deliver pre-ordered cookies to their customers and prepare for regular cookie booths beginning February 14.
For ease of purchase, customers can find their Thin Mints, Samoas, and other favorite Girl Scout Cookies by using the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, available free for iPhone or Android. All GSCB Cookie booths can be located through the Cookie Finder. We've had some great media coverage already:
GSCB Congratulates 20 Teen Girl Scouts For Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award
11-19-2013 - By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, the girls have become community leaders. Their accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart. Only about 5 percent of Girl Scouts achieve this designation.
"Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement, and these young women exemplify leadership in all its forms," said Anne T. Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. "They saw a need in their communities and around the world and took action. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance, and leadership, is making the world a better place."
NEWARK RESOURCE CENTER - New Building Location Announced
11-5-2013 - Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay announced today that it will build a new, multi-functional service center near Newark, DE to serve as the organization's Northern Region headquarters. Serving nearly 16,000 girls and adult volunteers, GSCB is the largest girl advocacy organization on the Delmarva Peninsula.
GSCB's current headquarters is located in Newark at 501 S. College Avenue on the University of Delaware College of Agriculture campus. The new service center will be constructed on seven acres of land on Old Baltimore Pike, located approximately 2 1/3 miles south on Route 896 and four miles east on Old Baltimore Pike. The wooded tract is north of Smalley's Pond near Route 275 and I-95. "Our new service center will enable us to better serve our volunteers and the growing number of girls on the Delmarva Peninsula by providing needed space and resources," said Anne T. Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay.
GSCB owns its current headquarters building but leases the land from the University of Delaware. The lease is expiring and the university has agreed to purchase the building. Hogan said the new site has excellent access, visibility, parking and open space. It will provide welcome outdoor areas for Girl Scouts and volunteers to enjoy in conjunction with programming in the service center. (Map)
Stockings for Soldiers
11-29-2013 - Every year, Girl Scouts and adult volunteers from SU 629 are dedicated volunteers for Stockings for Soldiers.
Today, Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States, stopped by to help! Image 1 | Image 2
Girl Scouts "Takeover" The Newsroom
10-12-2013 -(Story c/o WMDT.) - WMDT had some visitors at the station Saturday. Girl Scouts from Troops 38, 634, 710 and 740 came by as part of a media journey. As part of their visit, the girls actually helped write a story to run during a newscast. (Image)
The girls got a tour of the building and got to role-play in jobs like being an anchor. We talked to them about why they joined Girl Scouts and why they have stayed in for so many years. They say it's not just about camping, they learn a lot and have fun doing it.
Here is what a few of them had to say:
Jamiah Weston says, "I'm doing my silver award, that's gonna help me get into college."
Maddison Brown says, "It's really fun, you learn a lot of new skills and you go on a lot of exciting trips and you have more experiences than if you weren't in Girl Scouts."
Shannon Combs says, "I want to become a teacher and I think girl scouts will help me become a teacher."
Emily Harrington says, "The thing I like about girl scouts is that I get to hang out with some of my closest friends and even though most of its not about playing, we get to have some play time and just hang out and chill."
The girls told us they get to go on a lot of trips and the troops have helped them try new things.