Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay announced today that it will build a new, multi-functional service center near Newark, DE to serve as the organization's Northern Region headquarters. Serving nearly 16,000 girls and adult volunteers, GSCB is the largest girl advocacy organization on the Delmarva Peninsula.
GSCB's current headquarters is located in Newark at 501 S. College Avenue on the University of Delaware College of Agriculture campus. The new service center will be constructed on seven acres of land on Old Baltimore Pike, located approximately 2 1/3 miles south on Route 896 and four miles east on Old Baltimore Pike. The wooded tract is north of Smalley's Pond near Route 275 and I-95.
"Our new service center will enable us to better serve our volunteers and the growing number of girls on the Delmarva Peninsula by providing needed space and resources," said Anne T. Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay.
GSCB owns its current headquarters building but leases the land from the University of Delaware. The lease is expiring and the university has agreed to purchase the building. Hogan said the new site has excellent access, visibility, parking and open space.
It will provide welcome outdoor areas for Girl Scouts and volunteers to enjoy in conjunction with programming in the service center. (Map)