Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

2020 Goals:

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM) taps into the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ providing opportunities where girls take the lead, seek out new challenges and build important life skills. We will continue to grow our membership of more than 10,000 girls, and continue to empower girls through our diverse programming in the outdoors, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), entrepreneurship and civic action/engagement. More than 40 new badges, launched in July 2019, allow girls to make their own choices about how they want to experience and influence the world. The badges enhance our existing girl-led programming, offering girls everything from adventuring in the snow or mountains to learning how to use coding to solve problems.

Engagement Opportunities:

There are numerous opportunities to engage with Girl Scouts throughout the year. 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. Other partnership opportunities include our Programs on Demand as well as developing programs and activities supporting 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; Operation Cookie donating Girl Scout Cookies® to military service members (18,498 packages donated for our 2019 Gift of Caring); 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 afterschool program, opportunities to serve on GSGWM’s board and committees and more. Our Girl Scout volunteers (both women and men) are positive and powerful role models for the girls they work with, and are themselves positively impacted by the work they do. GSGWM volunteers report life-long impacts as a direct result of their Girl Scout volunteer experiences. We recruit, train and support our volunteers, providing the resources they need to become leaders themselves, from online tools to in-person training, education and support. 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, Retired

Katelyn PC Hudson
Second Vice President
Bond University

Eric Carlson
Council Treasurer,

Susan Manning
Council Secretary
Catholic Medical Center

Candice Benson
Benson Consulting, Inc.

Star Dargin
Star Leadership, LLC

Maura Grogan
Vermont Information Processing

Courtney Morin
Northeast Delta Dental

Peggy Piette
Speare Primary Care
White Mountain Travel Health

Denise Vaillancourt
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

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