While on a trip to India, Nikita, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Westford, noticed high rates of blindness among children. Although institutions take care of these children, many lacked knowledge about proper dental care. Nikita reached out to a dental school in India, connecting with dentists and dental students to help with her project. The […]

Meg, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Andover, sought to address the lack of girls-only programming in her town. She teamed up with Andover Youth Services (AYS) to create Girls Venture Out, a set of monthly clinics offering girls an active adventure to explore alternative sports. The clinics include self-defense, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Inspired […]

Kathleen, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Medway, was inspired to raise awareness of the benefits of having bats in the community and what can be done to cultivate their population. Kathleen built bat houses for the Medway Community Farm and her own backyard as an eco-friendly alternative to pesticides. She also met with a local […]

The local middle school’s garden was overgrown by weeds and invasive species, and students were no longer participating in the garden club. Julia, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Groton, saw the garden as an opportunity to create unity between all of the students, including those in the special education program. First, she resurrected the garden […]

When she was 11 years old, Linnea, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Topsfield, had the opportunity to travel to Bhutan, and was inspired to give back to this community. While there, she learned that few books are readily available in school classrooms. To earn the Gold Award, Linnea initiated a project that would help Bhutanese […]

On April 6, I, was honored to attend the Leading Women Awards. It was my second time attending, and I was so excited for another day filled with such amazing women! This time things happened to be a bit different though. I was asked to kick-off the ceremony and be the flag caller! As I […]

At the 2017 Leading Women awards on Thursday, April 6, Maya, a Girl Scout Ambassador, shared her personal and moving Girl Scout story, which is transcribed below. We are inspired by Maya, who truly is a girl of courage, confidence, and character. Good morning everyone! Girl Scouting is a special tradition within my family. My family’s […]

Having earned the Silver Award for promoting reading for elementary school children, Amelia, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Reading, was inspired to pursue the Gold Award to show how tactile stimulation and physical movement can help children with sensory processing disorders and challenges focus while reading. Amelia wrote an interactive children’s book about a squirrel […]

1.) Research shows that girls benefit immensely from time outdoors: they experience personal growth and empowerment, challenge themselves, overcome fears, and learn teamwork and leadership skills. 2.) Active participation in programs prevents the “summer brain drain” by keeping girls’ minds active and engaged while they take a break from school. 3.) Healthy risk-taking in a […]

Meet Team Girl Scouts Boston Marathon runner, Sally Johnson! The Boston Marathon is the oldest and greatest marathon in the country and in my eyes it is the ultimate experience for a distance runner. Running is a sport about individual improvement and you learn a lot about yourself while running. I’ve been running for 16 […]