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Girl Scouts do amazing things every day. They might build robots, fight bullying, and make their communities better in more ways than we can count. Check out the amazing ways Girl Scouts in Maine are changing the world!

Girl Scouts in Maine Give Back

For more than 100 years Girl Scouts have taken the lead helping their communities and making the world a better place. Girl Scouts across Maine are stepping up to find new ways to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. From making and donating masks, to care packages for healthcare workers and cookies for those those on the front lines, Girl Scouts are giving back to their local communities. Read more by clicking the images below and keep checking back as we continue to add new Girl Scouts Give Back Highlights.

  • Kasey Jordan
  • Payton Devoe
  • Donated Girl Scout Cookies from Troop 73
  • Troop 1756 - Martin's Point Workers
Troop 200
Healthcare Workers at Bridgton Hospital

Troop 200 in Naples donated Girl Scout Cookies to the healthcare workers at Bridgton Hospital to show their support during this difficult time.

Troop 954
Rumford Hospital Cookie Donation from Troop 954

Girl Scouts care about giving back to their communities. Troop 954 donated 33 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the Rumford Hospital and 9 boxes to the Norway hospital.

Lila Nichols
Lila Nichols

Lila Nichols from Troop 794 made 36 rice bags for all of the local law enforcement chiefs and dispatchers including the Aroostook County Sheriff, Shawn Gillen, to show her appreciation for all they do and thank them for their service. She is also making face masks! Read this article to learn more.  

Troop 896
Troop 896

Troop 896 gifted Maine Medical Center with Girl Scout Cookies and their thoughtful gesture brought joy to many healthcare workers.

Ellie Judice
Ellie Judice

Girl Scout, Ellie, from Troop 1082 created some fun and educational videos to pass the time during quarantine. You can check them on her Facebook group.

Troop 498

Girl Scout Juniors from Troop 498 have donated 140 boxes of cookies to their local food pantry, hospitals, and nursing homes. Great way to give back, girls!

Troop 187
Troop 187

Mapleton Girl Scout Troop 187 felt that home care heroes could use a pick up, so they made a cookie delivery to three health organizations close to their community: AR Gould Northern Light Health in Presque Isle, the Presque Isle Nursing Home, and Crown Ambulance. The girls also donated ear guards. One Girl Scout in the troop, Bobbi, is hard of hearing, so it was important to her that their ears were protected.

All three organizations were appreciative of the donations and they brought smiles to their faces. Thank you to the home care workers for all that you and and thank you to Troop 187 for giving back in a time of need.

*Please know that the group picture shown here was taken last winter and the donation was done safely by following all social distancing requirements.  

Troop 1087
York Hopital Healthcare Workers - Cookies from Troop 1087

We want to highlight the efforts of Troop 1087 to give back to healthcare workers in their community. These Girl Scouts delivered a basket filled with their favorite Girl Scout Cookies to York Hospital caregivers along with a heartfelt note of appreciation for all they they do. We are so proud to see Girl Scouts supporting their fellow community members!

Troop 422
Troop 422 - Maine Veterans' Home in Bangor

Girl Scout Troop 422 decided that the best way to give back during these tough times was to donate 13 cases of Girl Scout Cookies to Maine Verterans' Homes in Bangor.

Want to see reactions from the residents? Check out Maine Veterans' Homes' post on Facebook.

Troop 727
Troop 727  - Maine Veterans' Home in Bangor

Wanting some way to help out their community during COVID-19, Brownies from Troop 727 donated Girl Scout cookies to the Maine Veterans' Home in Bangor. They brightened the residents day with their cookie donation. Thank you, girls for giving back!

Troop 1340
Troop 1340 - Cigarette Pollution Awareness

We want to give a big shout out to Troop 1340 in Herman for their 3-part Cigarette Pollution Awareness project! What started out as a simple air pollution project turned into so much more. Troop 1340 posted their project online and it got the attention of Brianna Bryant and Sara Yasner, who are part of the Tobacco Prevention team at Bangor Public Health. Brianna and Sara were so impressed with their project that they are now displaying it at their office and will be using it in future awareness programs!


Compass Stories
World Thinking Day 2021

Every year around February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day—that’s one big celebration! GSME joined in the festivities with a special event for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors where we explored what it means to be a peacebuilder, an important part of our global Girl Scout movement. Miss Maine, Carolyn Brady, spoke to us about how we can be better peacebuilders by finding peace within ourselves, and we learned the importance of listening and communicating openly when faced with a challenge. Since peacebuilding begins with each and every one of us, girls reflected on how and why they could be peacebuilders in their own communities, and pledged to make the world a better, and more peaceful place.

Girl-Planned and Girl-Led!
That describes the 2021 World Thinking Day for Older Girls event.  The six Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts on the committee planned and led the activities for girls to earn the GSUSA World Thinking Day Award and WAGGGS World Thinking Day Badge.  A young lady from Pakistan discussed cultural differences in US and Pakistan, and her experience as an exchange student in Maine as compared to living in Pakistan.  The girls were excited to have Laura from GSME teach them about peaceful meditation and then lead some mediation exercises.  The participants also had an opportunity to discover their conflict style, discuss what makes them peaceful, and looked at peace in songs.  The event closed by looking at the Girl Guide/Girl Scout Promises from other regions, and considered based on the 10 million membership of girls and young women in World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) that “If we all took steps together towards a more peaceful world and did a good turn every day that would be ten million acts of peace each day and three billion, six hundred and fifty million acts of peace each year!”

2020 Gold Award Highlights

Read more about their Girl Scout Gold Award projects by clicking on their images below.

  • Gold Award Girl Scout, Isabella Chandler
  • Gold Award Girl Scout, Kylie Josephson
  • Gold Award Girl Scout, Helen Vaughan
  • Gold Award Girl Scout, Jessica Schlotterbeck
  • Gold Award Girl Scout, Isabel Berman
  • Gold Award Girl Scout, Audra Hamlin

2020 Silver Award Highlights

Read more about their Girl Scout Silver Award projects by clicking on their images. These stories will be posted weekly, beginning the week of March 23, 2020! 

  • Abby Fiore
  • Autumn Wellington
  • Bailey O'Rourke
  • Chloe Pierce
  • Chloé Ruest
  • Ginger Waters
  • Katy Hankinson
  • Leah Cromarty
  • Lorenza Piper
  • MacKenzie Michaud
  • Mackinna Campbell
  • Macy Farrington
  • Madison Boucher
  • Maeve Donnelly
  • Molly Graham
  • Nora Spratt
  • Olivia Marion
  • Olivia McCartney
  • Olivia Neely
  • Olivia Stewart
  • Taylor Mario

Past Awardees

Girl Scout Gold Award Stories
2019 Gold Award Girl Scouts
  • 2019-Gold-Award-Girl-Scout-Amelia-Searfoss
  • 2019-Gold-Award-Girl-Scout-Audrey-Hankinson
  • 2019-Gold-Award-Girl-Scout-Ava-Sealander
  • 2019-Gold-Award-Girl-Scout-Bailee-Kinney
  • 2019-Gold-Award-Girl-Scout-Belle-Albert
  • 2019-Gold-Award-Girl-Scout-Mairéad-Murphy
2018 Gold Award Girl Scouts
  • Erin-O'Donovan
  • Ann-Grabowski
  • GIRL-story-natalie-gale
  • GIRL-story-valery-gillis
  • GIRL-story-kate-ginder
  • GIRL-story-sara-imam
  • GIRL-story-celine-lowell
Girl Scout Silver Award Stories
2019 Silver Award Girl Scouts
  • Acadia Lane
  • Aila, Athena, Josie, and Megan
  • Ayla, Camilla, and Rebecca
  • Danielle and Emily
  • Devlin Geisler
  • Emma Butterfield
  • Emma Gaecklein
  • Grace Pierce
  • Hannah Reed
  • Izzy Densmore
  • Kasey Jordan
  • Kimberley Spears
  • Mikaela Spooner
  • Olivia Buswell
  • Rebecca Caron
  • Taylor Jordan
2018 Silver Award Girl Scouts
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Riley-Flannery-Green-Team
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Rayna-Schinhofen-Composting-at-Curtis-Memorial-Library
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Rachel-Prejean-Summer-Reading-Program
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Maddy-Buzza-Little-Free-Libraries
  • 2018-Silver-Award-MacKenna-Homa-Seed-Lending-Library
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Kelly-Bruns-Small Animal-Survey-for-Foster-Families
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Karissa-and-Brooke-Summertime-STEM
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Hannah-Robertson-StoryWalk
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Grace-Girardin-Outdoor Homework-Area
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Gillian-Elaine-and-Montana-E.E.M.S.-Art-Club
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Erin-Corcoran-Mini-Libraries
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Amanda-Winslow-Oragami-with-Yarn
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Adeline-Dolly-Busy-Blankets
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Abigail-Decrow-4H-Showmanship-Rabbit-Show
  • 2018-Silver-Award-Abigail-and-Charlena-Veteran-Parking

The Power of the G.I.R.L. Experience

With nonstop adventure at every turn, Girl Scouts always have great, inspiring stories to tell.

Whether they’re taking on awesome change-the-world service projects, going on life-altering trips to incredible places, or having BIG outdoor fun and forging “forever friendships,” the excitement of learning something new and building a lifetime of memories is remarkable—and the stories of girls, volunteers, parents, and alumnae are a true testament to the power of the Girl Scout experience.

Have a great Girl Scout story to share? How has Girl Scouts made a difference in your life? Would you be willing to share it with us?


Submit it today for a chance to be featured throughout the year on our website, our Facebook and Twitter pages, and more.