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Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails 2013 Annual Report

GSNMT At-A-Glance 6,649 members served

23 counties, 71,486 square miles served

32 43%

full-time employees



have worked for GSNMT 3+ years attendees at council events including BuddieZ, FriendZ, Roar ‘n Snore, & the Camporee

partnership with NM FIRST® LEGO® League resulting in


6Girl Scout FLL teams, 2 Girl Scout Jr. FLL teams campers enjoyed our camp this summer 2 camps, 40 camp staff, 5 weeks of camp

3,095girlssold 714,880boxesofGirlScoutCookies

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A message from the Chair of the Board and CEO Legacy and responsibility. That is what drives us as we embrace each new day. To be the leaders of such an organization that is rich in history, legacy and responsibility for the positive growth and development of girls is an obligation that is one not to be taken lightly. Our Girl Scout Council is characterized by courageous leadership, a desire to accomplish the impossible and tremendous brand recognition with an eye on the future. As we reflect on all that has been accomplished over the recent years, we focus on continually moving forward together. Our girls deserve a unified vision - one that has us moving as one movement together- toward their future. Our girls continually look to us and learn to model our behavior; they seek to learn from us, to guide them and to encourage them as they strive toward their fullest potential. This is not a business that embraces negativity and naysayers! This year we have accomplished even more than prior years because we have built upon our strengths and not our weaknesses. We have a fantastic mission-focused and mission-driven staff. We are a council that is now driven by meaningful performance standards, very clear goals and an increasing capacity to deliver. Our volunteers are champions for the girls who give tirelessly to propel our girls into the future. What a strong team we are together! Yes, a beautiful legacy but a tremendous responsibility to be strong, unified, positive and focused on the mission of delivering the best that is possible for the girls. They are counting on us to do no less. Peggy Sanchez Mills CEO

Marti Fournier-Revo Chair of the Board of Directors

GSNMT Year in Review Who We Serve

GSNMT is a nonprofit membership organization in New Mexico, serving 6,649 members: 4,005 girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade, and 2,644 adult members, volunteers and lifetime members.

Over 700 attendees camped out at Loretto Park in Bernalillo for the 2nd Annual Camporee.

Council Operations

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails serves 23 counties covering 71,486 square miles in central and northern New Mexico. The operating budget was nearly $2.4 million in 2012-2013 with 32 employees.


Our programs are designed to advance the delivery of a consistent, core leadership program for girls, balancing outcomes with fun hands-on learning. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) and supporting programs engage girls to achieve short-term and intermediate outcomes including skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to succeed in school, the workplace and life in the 21st century. During 2012-2013, the council developed and implemented events such as: Fall and Spring BuddieZ and FriendZ, Roar ‘n Snore at the Albuquerque Bio Park and the 2nd Annual Camporee. In total, 2,225 Girl Scouts attended council programs.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

GSNMT has identified STEM as an initiative to emphasize throughout the council jurisdiction with the intent to increase girls’ access and competence in STEM. The council continues it’s cooperative partnership with the New Mexico FIRST® LEGO® League. In 2013, eight Girl Scout FLL teams competed in the state tournament and three teams won high honors. One team, the Atomic Flying Pickles, went to the world tournament and represented GSNMT, GSUSA and FLL at the White House Science Fair.

71 girls spent the night at Hillcrest Zoo for the Clovis Roar ‘n Snore.

Hannah, an Albuquerque Senior Girl Scout, attended a Destination in Costa Rica this summer.

Girl Scout Camp

1,443 campers discovered and explored the out of doors at Girl Scout camp this summer. Rancho del Chaparral, located in the Jemez near Cuba, NM had a total of 1,070 campers. Camp Elliott Barker in Angel Fire, NM had 373 campers.

Cookie Product Program

714,880 boxes of Girl Scout cookies were sold throughout New Mexico in 2013. The average number of boxes sold per girl was 231 boxes. Troops earned over $393,000 to support their troop activities. Cookie proceeds allow council to offer affordable programs, volunteer support, camp maintenance and financial assistance for girls and troops throughout the jurisdiction. 4

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Girl Scouts from across the council participated in National Public Lands Day. Pictured above at Aztec Ruins National Monument.

Making Headlines Girl Scouts across the council have been featured locally and nationally for their accomplishments. Below are some highlights:

Mountain View Telegraph March 7, 2013

Santa Fe New Mexican March 5, 2013

Stop Bullying: Be a Friend First KASA Ch. 2 August 8, 2013

A special thanks to the following newspapers and television stations that have supported us this year: Albuquerque Journal, Clovis News Journal, Espanola Rio Grande Sun, Farmington Daily Times, Gallup Independent, KASA Ch. 2, KOB Ch. 4, Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos Monitor, Mountain View Telegraph, Portales News-Tribune, Rio Rancho Observer, Sangre de Cristo Chronicle, Socorro El Defensor Chieftan, Taos News, Tumbleweeds and Valencia News Bulletin.

Meeting the President

When the White House has a request, you jump at the opportunity! Our recent FLL State Tournament champions, the Atomic Flying Pickles, were notified that they would represent not only the New Mexico FIRST® LEGO® League and GSNMT at the White House Science Fair, but they would also represent the FIRST® LEGO® League and Girl Scouts throughout the country. Thank you to the team and their parents who handled this last minute request with nothing short of gracious professionalism! Now, let’s hear what the girls have to say about their experience:

“Summer and I are only 12, and we got to meet the President! We both know it was a great honor, and we will remember that day for the rest of our lives.” Excerpt from “Atomic Pickles Have a Blast at the White House” by Catherine Rousculp in the Fall 2013 Tumbleweeds:

A couple of times the doors would open, and it wasn’t the president and that made the anticipation even worse. Finally, the doors opened, and in came the president. He said, “hi, guys!” to the students at the first table. We could hear all of the cameras clicking. Summer and I looked at each other; we couldn’t believe we were about to meet the president!

President Obama with Catherine Rousculp and Summer Bronson at the White House Science Fair, April 22, 2013.


Leadership in Action The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. It recognizes girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable projects, they are taking action to change the world and have a sustainable impact on their communities and beyond.

2012-2013 New Mexico Trails Gold Award Recipients Haley Hanson Geared Up. Haley identified two issues for her Gold Award project,

children’s lack of enthusiasm for STEM and the absence of afterschool programs for children with physical disabilities. This project was developed to get children “geared up” in STEM through designing, building and programming a robot. Haley implemented this project through an afterschool program at the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy this spring.

Before this project, I never thought I could do something so big, so challenging and so permanent. This has given me more confidence in my leadership and has inspired me to keep working on large community projects and taking leadership roles.

“I am a Girl Scout, and because of the Gold Award, I am prepared.”


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Annika Cushnyr A Giving Library. An avid reader

herself, Annika created a Gold Award project that would encourage children to read. Aware of the literacy issues in New Mexico, she was determined that children need to have easy access to books to reach this goal. She identified the Sandoval Regional Medical Center as a place to establish this Giving Library, where children could take books home and start their own home libraries.

Brianna Swinderman Bags of Hope. An issue near and dear to her heart, Brianna heard

and saw the suffering of foster kids and domestic violence victims who often carried their possessions in garbage bags. She addressed this by collecting new and gently used suitcases and duffel bags for children going to new foster homes. To date, over 2,600 pieces of luggage have been collected throughout the state.

Caroline Rousculp Be Prepared. Having experienced two forest fires in Los Alamos, Caroline realized

how important it was for children and for the community to be prepared for natural disasters. She pulled in community resources to educate the children and created games, crafts and activities to teach ways to be prepared. “Knowing how to help can make the community recover faster.”

Lauri Nutt-Roberts Frontline Mission. When Lauri first

walked in to the Frontline Mission, there was nothing but bare, cracked walls and harsh lights. After this Farmington teenager was finished, two rooms were patched, painted, decorated and furnished with three beds— ready to house abused women and their children. “I am better equipped to pursue future life goals because I have developed leadership skills and knowledge on how to pursue goals and solve problems that may arise.”

Sonya Swarts A New Outlook. When Sonya started her Gold Award project, she wanted to help

women start a professional wardrobe so they could dress appropriately for interviews and new jobs. She collected clothing, then partnered with the Barrett House to renovate an actual closet, “The Career Closet” to house the donations she and the Barrett House had for women in transition. The “Career Closet” became the missing link for Sonya’s collected clothing. Sonya collected shelving and storage solutions and transformed this space into an organized closet where women could easily find outfits by size. Her project will serve countless women for a long time to come.


United Way

Community Partnerships The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is fortunate to be supported by United Ways across New Mexico. Donor designations and grants from United Way of Northern New Mexico, United Way of Eastern New Mexico, San Juan United Way, and United Way of Central New Mexico help support programs and activities that allow GSNMT to help girls across New Mexico develop the courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.

United Way of Eastern New Mexico Serious instances of bullying are making headlines across the nation and the middle school grade levels are particularly affected. The consequences for bullying can be devastating and can affect a young person throughout their life. Be a Friend First (BFF) addresses the problems before they happen by helping girls develop positive skills so that they can change the way they understand relationships and behave towards others. The BFF pilot program in Clovis was held at two schools for 6th-8th grade girls. School administrators were encouraged to be engaged in the week-long program so they could better understand relational bullying and support the students when they returned to school in the fall.

What the girls learned: First Impressions. Identify possible relationship obstacles,

identify peers and adults who provide key support, and explore the impact first impressions have on relationships.

Navigating Friendships. How stereotypes impact relationships. Cliques and Conflicts. Identify types of peer pressure, practice

strategies for managing peer pressure, talk about the hurtful behaviors that can happen in cliques, practice positive conflict resolution.

Caution - Bullies Straight Ahead. Practice strategies to address bullying behavior and relational aggression, set boundaries and develop strategies for building safe online relationships.

Let Peace Begin with You. Girls explore definitions of leadership and apply it to their lives, understand how leaders use relationship skills to improve the world, and create and plan a Take Action Project to solve relationship problems in their schools or communities.

We help girls develop the skills to stop bullying in its tracks... when girls learn to communicate, talk through disagreements and stand up for each other, instances of bullying decrease. 8

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United Way of Central New Mexico

Across America, there is a growing gap between males and females in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails and United Way of Central New Mexico have partnered to bridge this gap through the Generation STEM initiative in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties. This initiative aims to engage girls in activities that introduce them to STEM activities and careers.

Our program takes STEM to the girls... we put robots in their hands The pilot STEM program was a K-5 six-week series for in Albuquerque’s South Valley consisting of programs for Daisy- (K-1st), Brownie- (2nd-3rd), and Junior-aged (4th-5th) girls. The series was led by Tools for Learning Outreach Services and held at the Intel Computer Clubhouse in the South Valley. Over 20 girls participated in this program. Most of the girls will continue their participation in Girl Scouts through a new multi-level troop that formed as a result of this initiative.

Machines and Mechanisms.

Kindergarten and 1st grade girls built simple machines and learned about mechanical principles. They explored wind power, gears, pulleys, levers and balance. “We made a pinwheel out of legos!”

We Do Robotics.

2nd and 3rd grade girls built and programmed robotic models featuring motors and sensors. “I learned about computer programs to build great things.” “My favorite part was making a lego alligator and programming it.”

LEGO Mindstorms.

4th and 5th grade girls explored the world of engineering by programming LEGO Mindstorms; creativity in design was encouraged in their exploration of advanced software, hardware and programming. “The best part was learning how to program robots!”



Financial Literacy

The Financial Literacy program is more than a fund raiser for councils and for troops, it is a program designed to immerse girls into the entrepreneurial world to learn business and financial skills and earn money to fund their Girl Scouting goals. Through “learning by earning,� Girl Scouting aims to empower girls through the development of five essential skills: goal setting, money management, people skills, decision making and business ethics.

Cookie Product Program

714,880 boxes of Girl Scout cookies were purchased in New Mexico Trails in 2013. The average number of boxes per girl was 231 boxes. Troops earned over $393,000 to support their activities. Cookie proceeds allow the council to offer affordable programs, volunteer support, camp maintenance and financial assistance for all girls throughout the council.

MagNut Product Program

The fall 2012 MagNut program had 996 girls in 167 troop sell $170,380 worth of MagNut products, a 6.75% increase from 2011. The per girl average was $171, up from $144 in 2011.

There is more to Girl Scout Cookies than what is in the box. The Girl Scout Cookie Program provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills.

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Goal Setting Decision Making Money Management People Skills Business Ethics

“I have been a Girl Scout since I was in 1st grade. I am now in 10th grade. Why do I stay in Girl Scouts? The answer is easy ... I am constantly offered so many positive experiences and opportunities in Girl Scouts! And camp! I love Girl Scout camp. I have met wonderful people at camp. And I have challenged myself in so many ways--I have rafted the Rio Grande, rock climbed and rapelled in the Rio Grande Gorge and completed the challenge and ropes course at Camp Elliott Barker. I have also become a leader. Each year I return to camp, I realize how much I have matured and how much I have grown as a leader. The campers in my groups this summer jokingly called me “Cabin Mom!” Yes, I did take care of them ... and I enjoyed it! Each year, when the Girl Scout camp book arrives in my mailbox, I sit down and go through it cover to cover, at least a dozen times! I have a system now, I mark down the dates of all of the sessions that I want to attend, I figure out which ones overlap each other and then I schedule my summer! How do I pay for it? Girl Scout cookies! With my summer schedule in hand, I calculate how many boxes of cookies I need to sell to attend each of these camp sessions. And yes, I want some extra spending money for the Trading Post, so I add that in. Last year, I sold 2,017 boxes of cookies to reach my goal and the result was that I had a fabulous summer! Check out the photos and you can see! That is why I am still a Girl Scout and why I sell cookies.

What is your goal?”

Deborah Witter, Girl Scout Cookie Professional



A record number of girls attended resident camp this summer. At Camp Elliott Barker and Rancho del Chaparral, a total of 1,443 campers took part in family or troop camp, resident or leadership camp, or the Big Clean and Fall Pride weekends.

438 Resident Campers

332 Troop Campers

29 Leadership Campers

464 Family Campers

180 Service Campers (Big Clean & Fall Pride) “Though Rancho is a magical place where we have all made memories, the magic is more than this place ... the true magic is that Rancho provides a safe and nurturing space for the campers, the counselors, the rangers and then those of us who keep coming back year after year!” A Rancho Alumna

Big Clean & Fall Pride Fun for the Family!

“I probably do not need to say what a terrific and passionate team you have at camp, nor what a gorgeous gem of a camp it is. I only regret there were not hundreds more Girl Scouts and their families in attendance. I honestly believe that we have just discovered one of the best family-outing values in the New Mexico Trails Council! Thank you!” A Big Clean Camp Dad

Camp Elliott Barker 50th Anniversary

On June 15, over 100 Girl Scouts, alumnae and Moreno Valley community members and leaders joined us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Camp Elliott Barker. The celebration began at the warming house with cake and a reading of the proclamation. We then held a ribbon cutting at Hoffman Hall for our new kitchen. The conclusion of the celebration was the unveiling of the sign at the new entry to camp. Thank you to all who attended! And a thank you to Governor Susana Martinez for providing a proclamation acknowledging the 50th anniversary of Camp Elliott Barker. A brief history of Camp Elliott Barker--In December of 1962, 536 acres of land were purchased by the Sangre de Cristo Girl Scout Council. In 1963, the “Girl Scout Camp near Eagle Nest” opened with platform tents constructed that summer. In 1975, the camp was renamed Camp Elliott Barker after the renowned New Mexico conservationist who located the property for the Girl Scouts. Ten cabins were built in 1987 in the area of camp known as Aspen Glen. Here is to future generations of girls and families attending Camp Elliott Barker!

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In 1993, The Asbridge Family donated the ropes challenge course at Camp Elliott Barker. This year, the ropes and challenge courses were refurbished, allowing campers to benefit from the course. Ropes and challenge courses are great for personal development and team building. Trained facilitators lead teams through real and imagnary obstacles to build skills such as cooperation, trust and communication. This August, council staff spent two days at Barker for the annual staff retreat. What did staff enjoy the most (other than the horses)? The challenge course!

Camp Improvements Camp Elliott Barker

This past year, there have been many improvements made to Camp Elliott Barker. The road has been graded and widened. The kitchen has been completely renovated. There is running hot water in the kitchen. And there are two showers and flushing toilets in Hoffman Hall. It is hard to pick which improvement we are most excited about at Camp Elliott Barker!

Before improvements

Before renovation

After improvements

After renovation

Thank you to the local contractors and community members who have supported our camp construction and programming this summer:

Contractors: Alpine Lumber, Angel Fire Resorts, Austin Electric of NM, Auto-Chlor System, Bruce’s Gravel, Canyon City

Landscaping, Desert Sky Design, Eagle Nest Reintegration Center, HH Excavation, Joe’s Drilling Pump & Plumbing Services, Kite Construction, Mammoth Mills, Max Maintenance & Construction Co., Miller’s Insulation, mkll, Monte Verde Realty, Moreno Valley Sheet Metal, Olguin Landscaping, Pacheco’s High Country Evergreen Landscaping & Nursery, RBS True Valley Hardware, Remax Mountain Realty, Resort Properties of Angel Fire, Samuels Construction Co. and SLA Development.

Village of Angel Fire: Barbara Cottam, Chuck Howe, Don Welker, Brin Colenda, Christy Germscheid, Mauro Rosales, Darrell Benjamin, Mark Rivera, M Jay Mitchell, Tracy Orr, Andy Bertges and Christine Breault. Community: Mountain Skills Climbing, Big River Rafts, Kevin and Jo with Enchanted Circle Pottery, Angel Fire United Church, Angel Fire Lutheran Church, Carol Rupp with Art in Angel Fire, Andy Bertges and Angel Fire Fire Department, Cindy Coss with Eagle Nest EMS Dept., Bob’s Yard, Holy Smoke BBQ, Monte Verde Lake and Angel Fire Resort, Laurie Hill Phelps, Roadrunner Tours, Lowes, International Bank, MiniMart, Zeb’s, Angel’s Attic, Wheeler Peak Cowboy Fellowship, Eagle Nest Lake State Park, Goodnight Electronics, Summit Food Service and the Tourism Association of New Mexico. 14

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Rancho del Chaparral

Restoration and revitalization projects at Rancho range from upgrading facilities to environmental protection. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails are dedicated to helping girls discover, experience, protect and advocate for the outdoors. We are committed to providing a safe camp environment that honors the past and offers an enriching outdoor experience for the Girl Scouts, user groups and beyond.

Roofs replaced

Roofs at Headquarters, Draper Lodge, and Casa Grande all had multiple layers of shingles that led to leaking roofs. The roofs have been replaced with energy efficient, fire retardant steel roofs.

Drainage around buildings

Sidewalks surrounding Casa Grande previously trapped water and snow, causing water to be directed toward the building rather than away. Sidewalks have been removed to allow water to run away from the building.

Protecting the Environment

Fire Hydrants, Valves, & Water Lines

At Casa Grande, Draper Hall and Headquarters, new fire hydrants have been installed. Valves have been replaced and covered with boxes to protect from campers standing and potentially breaking the valves. Water lines have been buried to a depth that insulates them from freezing.

Wildfire and Forestry Management

Fire prevention is addressed through landscaping, tree removal for defensible space around buildings and environmentally responsible forestry management. Rancho del Chaparral is heavily forested and lies next to National Forest land. We will regularly thin all areas for proper wildfire management and work to restore the forest’s health for both our campers and the wildlife that live within it.



Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails depends upon community and individual support to provide girls, adults and the community with program and leadership support. This support provides programs for 4,005 girls, training and support for 2,644 adult volunteers and maintains Council properties including over 1,700 acres of pristine forested camps.

Operations Financials Statement of Activities 2013 Income

Public Support Grants & Contributions Revenue Programs & Camp Girl Scout Product Sales Girl Scout Equipment Sales Property Investments Miscellaneous Income Total Income

Grants & Contributions Programs & Camp


Girl Scout Product Sales Girl Scout Equipment Sales

$252,302 $1,665,718 $81,717 $60,915 $99,336 $9,760 $2,397,697


Grants & Contributions (9.5%) Investments Programs & Camp (10.5%) Miscellaneous Income Girl Scout Product Sales (69.5%) Girl Scout Equipment Sales (3.4%) Property (2.5%) Investments (4.1%) Miscellaneous Income (0.004%)

Expenses Program Services Support Services Management & General Fund Development Total Operating Expenses Capital Expenses Total Expenses Net Change in Assets

$2,110,888 Program Services

$212,901 $142,315 $2,466,104 $43,650 $2,509,754 ($112,057)

Management & General Fund Development Program (84.1%) CapitalServices Expenses

Management & General (8.5%) Fund Development (5.7%) Capital Expenses (1.7%)

Statement of Financial Position Assets Current Assets Investment Property & Equipment Deposits Total Assets Liabilities Net Assets Total Liabilities & Net Assets

2012 $273,276 $1,135,921 $2,453,749 $3,862,946 $266,080 $3,474,639 $3,740,719

2013 $269,664 $1,248,282 $2,497,399 $4,015,345 $601,265 $3,602,423 $4,203,688

The condensed Statement of Activities, Statement of Financial Position, and Change in Net Assets provide an unaudited report for the operating financials of the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails. Additional financial information can be requested through the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails administrative headquarters in Albuquerque. 16

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Master Development Financials During the past year, significant resources have been designated to both Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails camps--Camp Elliott Barker and Rancho del Chaparral--addressing restoration and revitalization projects, upgrading facilities and environmental protection. The following outlines the income and expenses related to GSNMT master development activities.

Statement of Activities 2013 Income

Public Support Grants & Contributions Total Income

$154,614 $154,614

Expenses Operating Expenses Master Development Expenses Total Operating Expenses Capital Expenses Total Expenses Net Change in Assets

$211,558 $211,558 $459,505 $671,063 ($516,449)

Statement of Financial Position Assets Current Assets Property & Equipment Total Assets Liabilities Total Liabilities & Net Assets

2013 $108,819 $459,505 $566,324 $500,000 $500,000

The condensed Statement of Activities, Statement of Financial Position, and Net Assets provide an unaudited report for the master development financials of the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails. Additional financial information can be requested through the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails administrative headquarters in Albuquerque.


Mission Delivery As Girl Scouts, we belong to this powerful organization of—and for—girls. The Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law speak to the vision we all share for girls and inspire each of us to work on behalf of tomorrow’s leaders. The Girl Scout Promise and Law express the enduring ethical values and spiritual force of the Girl Scout Movement.

Girl Scout Mission

“Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”

How We Deliver the Mission

Board of Directors. Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is generated by the Board of Directors, comprised of community and civic leaders dedicated to providing girls in New Mexico with the opportunities and tools to become our future community leaders. Our Board of Directors provides the vision and leadership that allows the Girl Scouts to be the premier organization for girls. Staff. Thirty-two staff across the council work to lead and support volunteers and the Girl Scout mission. The staff of GSNMT is comprised of dedicated professionals experienced in delivering high quality youth development services to the girls throughout the state. Volunteers. Volunteer engagement is the foundation of Girl Scouting and provides Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails with the capacity to serve girls in the communities where they live. More than 23 volunteer trainers provide endless hours of training and volunteer development opportunities to ensure that our 2,644 volunteers had a meaningful and satisfying experience with Girl Scouts.

Board of Directors Officers

Marti Fournier-Revo Chair of the Board of Directors Maribeth Thornton Vice Chair Becky Teague Treasurer Marian Wrage Secretary Peggy Sanchez Mills CEO

Members at Large Martha Benn Karen Bergren Mary Mah Stacey Niver Susan Pickering Tammy Roof Marny Schantz Sherry Lynn Schulz Elizabeth Sellers Sonya Swarts James Wood Maggie Wood

Thank you! The Heart of the Girl Scout Mission

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is grateful for the support of our 2,644 adult members who give their time, energy, creativity and talent to girls in our 23 county area. One outstanding volunteer received a high Girl Scout honor in 2013 – Jennie Barton.

Jennie Barton – Teola Artman Award

Jennie is a truly exemplary model of an involved and responsible Girl Scout volunteer. As co-manager of Desert Skies Service Unit over the past couple of years, she helped build, support and guide a strong service unit team. Jennie has a special knack for getting others to volunteer their talents to the service unit team and general membership. She is an amazing resource to any Girl Scout, child or adult. Her experiences and Girl Scout knowledge are extensive, and she does not hesitate to help others out. Jennie truly is the “glue that holds things together” for her service unit and those around her. 18

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Thank you to all of our volunteers, staff and Board of Directors for your time, your skills and your dedication to delivering the Girl Scout Mission throughout New Mexico Trails. Each and every one of you truly do contribute to the Movement!

Individual Donors

Anonymous Abbey, Lorin Ackerman, Nancy Adams, April Alcalde, Joetta Allen, Jason Alton, Nancy M. Anderson, Charles & Edy Anderson, Kyla Andrews, Malcolm Armstrong, Ric Arner, Betty Ann Asbridge, John & Marilyn Asbridge, Karen Baker, Phyllis Ball, Kathleen Ball, Ron & Jean Ball, Susan Beilman, Betty Mae Benac, Robin Benn, Martha Bergh, Karin Bergren, Kenneth & Karen Beyeler, Maggie Mae Birnbaum, Eva Blackmum, Kathryn Boissevain, Diane Bowman, Charlotte & Thomas Brennan, Danielle Bridge, Danielle Duquette Brock, Inez Bronson, Rita & Cary Bryant, Nancy Burch, L & T Campbell, Barbara Casey, Paula D. Castille, Stacey Cavalluzzo, Virginia Chambliss, Gail Chapman, Judith Chrissinger, Jill & C M Cleary, Meagan Bayless Cochran, John & Carol Cohn, Kerrie Lynn Cooper, Kathy Cuthbertson, Daria Czuchlewski, Kristina & David Dash, Zora Davis, Linda DeBardeleben, Michele Deguzman, Sonia Delgado, Patti Del Toro, Gwyn Derkacs, Dennis & Denise Dixon, Jed Dockendorff, Denise & James Doebling, Scott Dunne, Dan & Susan Elder, Judy Eldridge, Tara Elliott, Russell Ewing, Frances K. Fairchild, Charlene Faris, Ellen & Frank Farrell, William Felsch, Colleen

Thank you to our Sponsors & Donors

Ferguson, Lisa Fielding, Karen Fink, Monica Flannigan, Georgia Foster, David Fournier-Revo, Marti & Terrance Frain, Christina Franchell, Jerilyn G. Frick, Carley Furry, Brad Gerity, Lillian Gibbs, Karen & George Giovanelli, E. Gold, Sandy Gomez, Sabrina Gonzalez, Laura Graben, Michael Graff, Patricia Green, Ed & Jan Grothey, Mina Jane Hafner, Jon D. Hahn, Thelma Hall, James & Janet Hall, Mary Elizabeth & Michael Hamilton, Julie Harberts, Megan & Daniel Hawkins, Martha & Houston Hayden, Annette Heffron, Warren & Rosalee Higuera, Maria Hilko, Claudia Hirt, Flavia Hixson, Laurie Hoagland, Cheryl Hodges, Rebecca Homan, Mary Hudson, Marc Jankowski, Shawn M. Jasso, Carmella Johnson, Kathryn Kalbfell, Charlene Kenemuth, Barbara King, Stacy Klinglesmith, Geraldine Koeberle, Jan Koenig, Barbara Krebs, Marcia Krostag, Diane T. Kuechenmeister, Laura Lamar, Sylvia Lambert, David & Marguerite Lee, Emily LeFebre, Annette Levy, Schon S. Litherland, Joyce Lovato, Reyna Lyle, John & Robin Mah, Mary & Richard McDonald, Eileen McDonough, Tim McKenna, Tricia Mellow, Judith Menefee, Anne & Aaron Mills, Jason Milnes, Esther Minton-Hughes, Julia Mullen, Evelyn

Naranjo, Monica Niver, Stacey O’Brien, Wendy & Terry Ortiz, Amber Pacheco, Pamela Peay, Marilyn & Wayne Pennington, Marie Peterson, Klaus & Barbara Peterson, Marjorie D. Pickering, Susan Ponce, Noemy Powell, Shirley Reynolds, Shirley Richardson, Cynthia O. Rigales, III, Luis & Veronica Rightley, Maria & Paul Rogers, Lisa Romans, Russ & Rebecca Roney, Ansel Roof, Tammy Roth, Judith Roybal, Theresa Russo, Nancy Sanchez Mills, Peggy & Jim Sawyer, Daniel Sayler, Brandon & Angela Schantz, Marny & Joel Schillinger, Leslie Schmidt, Kevin Schulz, Sherry Lynn & George Segell, John Sellers, Elizabeth & Bill Sheffield, Antoinette Shields, Sarah Shinholser, Charles & Dianne Simpson, Mirabel Skaggs, Victoria & Matthew Smith, Carolyn Snyder, Nancy Speirs, John R. Stephens, Keith & Rosemary Stokes, Joseph & Daythel Stout, James & Sally Swarts, Sonya Swinderman, Alisa Tafoya, Christy & Steven Tarbox, Maureen Teague, Rebecca & Weldon Thornton, Maribeth & Christopher Trellue, Holly Trollinger, Russell L. Ulibarri, Kristin & Ross Valdez, Nina Lohr Vega, JoAnn Vowles, Janet, Kevin & Kaidyn Walsh, Mike Wallace, Martha & Ray Wallen, Pam Warsaw, Kame Wenk, Colleen Wheeler, Jack Wiggins, Nancy Williams, Janet Winsor, Suzanne Wong-Williams, Tera Wood, James A. Wood, Margaret

Wood, Sarah Woodcock, Randy & Jacqueline Wrage, Marian Zierman, Walter

Corporations & Foundations

All American Moving Services AlphaGraphics Anchor Chuckwagon Cooking Animal Humane Bank of Albuquerque Blue Star Mothers Boeing Employees Community Fund Century Bank Community Health Charities of New Mexico Coronado Paint & Decorating Center Cricket Wireless Dekker/ Perich/ Sabatini Digital Arts & Technology Academy Doc Martin’s Restaurant Enterprise Holdings Fraternal Order of Eagles 4017 Garcia Tents & Events GSUSA Guadalupe Credit Union Harris Jewelers, Rio Rancho Inn & Spa at Loretto Intel Foundation Jason’s Deli Jerome Lippett Charitable Trust Joe’s Drilling, Pump & Plumbing Service Kerr Foundation Kohl’s Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Los Alamos National Bank Moreno Valley Trekkers Motorola Munchkin Kidz Mart New Mexico Bank & Trust New Mexico Clay New Mexico Community Foundation New Mexico Water Collaborative Payday, Inc. PNM Resources Foundation Prudential Taos Real Estate Resort Properties, Angel Fire Revo/Smith Law Firm San Juan United Way Sandia National Labs Shelton Jewelers SLA Development Summit Food Service Target #356 Thornburg Investment Management United Church of Angel Fire United Way of Central New Mexico United Way of Eastern New Mexico United Way of Northern New Mexico USDA National Resource Conservation Service William H. & Mattie W. Harris Foundation Xcel Energy Foundation *The Fund Development staff have made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate. The list reflects donations received from October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013. If you find an error or omission, please contact Charlene Kalbfell at 505.923.2513


Girl Scout Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

2013 Annual Report  
2013 Annual Report