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Updated: September 26, 2022 2022 Giving Guide

Girl Scouts of Maine (GSME)

Who We Are

At Girl Scouts of Maine, over 5,000 girls from across the state are reaching their fullest potential. Our girls are discovering what’s important to them, connecting with their community, and taking action to make the world a better place. With the help of over 3,000 volunteers, we are creating adventures, learning opportunities and future leaders. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls in grades K-12 make friends, challenge themselves with new experiences, and develop the skills and confidence to say, “I know I can do this!” This unique leadership experience is grounded in three processes:

  • Girl-led: Girl Scouts follow their own lead and grow their skills.
  • Learning by Doing: Hands-on activities are fun for Girl Scouts of any age, helping them feel empowered to shape their own experience.
  • Cooperative Learning: There’s power in having a tight-knit group of friends who will learn and grow with you, and always cheer you on.

And built on four core program pillars:

  • 1. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) — Through high-quality multi-year programs in engineering, computer science and outdoor STEM, girls become increasingly interested, confident and competent in STEM.
  • 2. Outdoor — Progressive outdoor programs for girls of all ages. Girls experience nature, build skills and take action in their communities as environmental stewards.
  • 3. Life skills — Through life skills programming, girls enhance their skills across topics such as civic engagement, healthy living, communication skills, financial literacy and global citizenship.
  • 4. Entrepreneurship — Girls explore ways they can change the world by learning business skills, providing them a variety of entrepreneurship opportunities, including social entrepreneurship.

2023 Goals

  • Deliver programming and support members in achieving our Girl Scout Leadership Experience Outcomes for every girl member:
  • Strong Sense of Self — Girls have confidence in themselves and their abilities and form positive identities.
  • Positive Values — Girls act ethically, honestly and responsibly, and show concern for others.
  • Challenge Seeking — Girls take appropriate risks, try things even if they might fail, and learn from mistakes.
  • Healthy Relationship — Girls develop and maintain healthy relationships by communicating their feelings directly and resolving conflicts constructively.
  • Community Problem Solving — Desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, and create “action plans” to solve them.
  • Ensure every girl in Maine has access to Girl Scout programming, welcoming and respecting diversity of all kinds so girls of all economic, racial/ethnic and religious backgrounds; sexual orientations; and abilities come together to grow and learn from one another’s unique experiences.
  • Expand our A Place for Girls programming, currently serving socioeconomically disadvantaged girls in Lewiston, Biddeford and the Midcoast, to additional regions in Maine.
  • Grow our donor base including direct public support, grants and corporate sponsorships.
  • Create new, and expand existing, community partnerships with local organizations, business leaders and volunteers.

Fundraising/Event Opportunities

  • Pearls of Wisdom:
  • Green ME Up:
  • Annual Celebration:

Giving Opportunities

  • Corporate partner and community support across our four pillars: STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills and the Outdoors
  • Annual Fund giving
  • Campership Fund
  • Planned giving
  • Event sponsorship
  • Giving inquiries:

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Small and large corporate team volunteer opportunities.
  • Troop Leaders — Training, curriculum and ongoing support provided.
  • Skilled volunteer opportunities in-person or virtually with our girl members and volunteers.
  • Volunteer inquiries: