ezStorage is proud to assist many worthwhile charitable organizations in the Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area. This month, we are featuring The Boy Scouts of America Baltimore Area Council and the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. ezStorage donates the use of storage units at a number of its Maryland and Washington D.C. area locations including Arbutus, Dale City, Ellicott City, South Bowie, Elkridge, Woodbridge and Waterloo. ezStorage is very happy to be able to help these great organizations.
Boy Scouts of America Baltimore and Washington D.C.
The Baltimore and Northern Virginia area is served by two Boy Scout Councils: The National Capital Area Council and The Baltimore Area Council. The National Capital Area Council serves over 56,000 youth in Maryland and Virginia, making it one of the Boy Scouts of America biggest councils. The Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts is one of the largest values-based youth development programs in Central Maryland. The Boy Scouts helps foster future leaders by combining educational and outdoor activities and lifelong values of fun and learning. The organization has developed the STEM focus by working with local educational programs, to develop skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Each district in the Boy Scouts has events and fundraisers while working with the larger organization for larger events. Every year, the Boy Scouts participate in the popcorn sale to support the activities of their local districts.
Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910 with the belief that helping youth is the key to building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society. In the latest report released by the organization in 2013, 2.6 million youth and 1 million volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America participated in a variety of community service projects in just that one year. These projects included food collection and distribution, litter clean-up and community beautification, conservation projects and fun walks/rides/bike events. The organization has tracked over 17 million service hours in 2013. The Boy Scouts have many levels of programs starting with Cub Scouts and ending with the highest level, Eagle Scout. There are Boy Scout organizations throughout the country and the world.
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and Washington D.C.
The Baltimore and Northern Virginia area is served by two Girl Scout Councils: The Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital Council and The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Council. The Girl Scout Councils in the Washington D.C. area have over 89,000 members including 26,000 volunteers. The group serves the District of Columbia and counties in Maryland, Northern Virginia and West Virginia. The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland was established in 1962 and serves more than 25,000 girls in 2000 troops and groups in Baltimore City and 5 Maryland counties. The organizations ensure that all girls, regardless of ability, ethnicity, or income have the opportunity to develop leadership skills that allow them to make a difference in their schools, communities and the world. The Girl Scouts have also developed their own STEM programs to instill the importance of developing skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Each Girl Scout troop has fundraisers and activities while working with the area councils for larger events. Every year, the Girl Scouts participate in the very popular, cookie sale to support the activities of their local districts.
The Girl Scouts of America was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in March 1912 in Savannah, Georgia. Ms. Low based the model of the organization on the Boys Scouts of America. Because of disabilities, deafness, cancer and back issues that Ms. Low had throughout her life, she created the Girl Scouts to be an organization that welcomed girls with disabilities. The Girl Scouts mission is to “build girls of courage, confidence and character who will make the world a better place.” The Girl Scouts is the largest leadership development organization for girls helping to instill values of honesty, fairness, courage, respect and strength. The organization advocates healthy living and economic opportunities for girls. The Girl Scouts have different levels based on age from the daises to ambassadors.