Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

2021 Goals:

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM) unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership — from taking a nighttime hike under the stars to accepting a mission on the international space station; from lobbying the city council with her troop to holding a seat in Congress; from running her own cookie business today to tackling cybersecurity tomorrow. Research shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led and girl-friendly environment. Girl Scouts is a place where she’ll practice different skills, explore her potential, take on leadership positions — and even feel allowed to fail, dust herself off, get up and try again. We will continue to expand our diverse programming, offered in person and online, to provide opportunities for girls in the outdoors, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), entrepreneurship and civic action/engagement. We will continue to widen our reach by ensuring that the benefits of Girl Scouts are available to all girls through financial assistance, programs run in partnership with community organizations and after-school programs, and expanding our online programs. Girl Scouts take the potential of girls, combines it with robust skill-building programming, and adds caring adult mentors and strong female role models to build girls who make the world a better place.

Engagement Opportunities:

There are numerous opportunities to engage with Girl Scouts throughout the year. Volunteers can assist through virtual and in-person activities. Cookie Rallies prepare Girl Scouts for a successful Girl Scout Cookie® season with hands-on exhibits and workshops that develop life skills and teach financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Our annual G.I.R.L. Expo is an action-packed day of skill-building challenges, performances and workshops for girls ages 5-18 and their families. Our Young Women of Distinction event celebrates girls who have earned the highest awards in Girl Scouting: the Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. Partnership opportunities include developing programs and activities that support Girl Scout initiatives in STEM, outdoor adventures, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and Girl Assistance programs.

Giving Opportunities:

We recognize the continued generosity of our individual and corporate donors, and the support of partners who directly and positively impact Girl Scouts throughout our council. Giving opportunities include, but are not limited to: Unleashing Her Potential Campaign, supporting the continued growth of our membership through program expansion and facility improvements; Girl Assistance Fund and Campership Assistance, providing Girl Scouting to girls regardless of their family’s economic circumstances; Gift of Caring program, donating Girl Scout Cookies® to Hometown Heros and military service members (over 81,000 packages donated for our 2020 Gift of Caring program); and planned giving through memorial gifts and our Juliette Gordon Low Society. For more details, contact us or visit our “Donate” page on our website.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteerism is at the heart of the Girl Scout experience, and by volunteering with GSGWM you can make a difference in the life of a girl. Volunteer opportunities include leading a troop, supporting an after-school program, opportunities to serve on GSGWM’s board and committees, and more. Contact us or visit “Volunteer” on our website for more information.


Board Officers   /   Board Members:

Tara Pacht
Council President / Board Chair
Long Wind Farm, Inc.

Patricia K. Mellor
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM)

Martha Manley
First Vice President

Candice Benson
Second Vice President
Benson Consulting, Inc.

Sheila Valley
Treasurer, Fothergill Segale & Valley CPAs

Peggy Piette
Secretary, Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner for Littleton Regional Healthcare

Maura Grogan
Member At Large
Vermont Information Processing

Courtney Morin
Member At Large
Northeast Delta Dental

Susan Manning
Member At Large

Katelyn PC Hudson
Member At Large
Architectural Explorer and Drafter, Adjunct Lecturer

Asha Carroll
Member At Large
Digital Director for the Vermont Democratic Party, Founder of Phasey

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