Jan 2, 2020

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars in the Community

Young women who are members of the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars troop in Central Maryland were able to accomplish many extraordinary accomplishments with the help and support of donors and volunteers.  Girls became entrepreneurs and created their own business plan for the iconic cookie sale.  Then they put their plan into action at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, selling to families and staff. 

A special event acknowledging the contributions of two African American women to the suffrage movement was held in Baltimore City, at the homes in which these women lived and contributed significantly to that movement.  Girls from the GSBB troop prepared for this historically significant event by earning voting rights badges, and learning about civic engagement and responsibility. They then officiated at this event marking the 100th anniversary of the suffrage movement.   While these leadership experiences are critical components of the GSBB program, girls and mothers also continued to experience regular biweekly troop meetings at the correctional institution.  Sessions, held both separately and together at each visit, focus on many topics important to these mothers and their daughters.  They plan for Girl Scout traditions, such as World Thinking Day, and for the theme and activities of their annual overnight stay which is planned for April.  A brief news report was publicized during the past few weeks and this link will let you see the program in action.  https://www.wbaltv.com/article/girl-scouts-beyond-bars-prison-visit-mothers/29773923


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Oct 1, 2019

Beyond Bars Girl Scouts Take Action

The Girl Scouts in our Beyond Bars Troop spent the day taking action and cleaning up a stream and park.

The girls cleaned up multiple bags of trash in Herring Run Park in East Baltimore. Many neighbors stopped by to thank the girls for their service and interest in beautifying their community.

Currently, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars is serving 33 girls. Over the past 25 years, more than 400 girls have been given the support they need as they cope with the loss of a parent and the isolation that comes from the stigma of their mothers’ involvement in the criminal justice system.

Your commitment to Girl Scouts Beyond Bars helps us ensure that ALL girls in central Maryland have the opportunity to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

Jul 2, 2019

Beyond Bars Troop Goes Camping

Girl Scouts and Volunteers at Camp Whippoorwill
Girl Scouts and Volunteers at Camp Whippoorwill

 

The Girl Scouts in our Beyond Bars Troop started the summer off right with a camping trip - one of the pillars of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

The girls spent the weekend at Camp Whippoorwhill, a 19-acre wooded site located on the Magothy River in Pasadena, MD. During the camp, Environmental Resources Management worked with the Girl Scouts on environmental science and conservation activities.Camp attendees also had the opportunity to canoe on the Magothy River.

Currently, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars is serving 33 girls. Over the past 25 years, more than 400 girls have been given the support they need as they cope with the loss of a parent and the isolation that comes from the stigma of their mothers’ involvement in the criminal justice system.

Your commitment to Girl Scouts Beyond Bars helps us ensure that ALL girls in central Maryland have the opportunity to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

Canoeing on the Magothy River
Canoeing on the Magothy River
Girl Scout Canoe Fleet
Girl Scout Canoe Fleet
 
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