GSEM in the News: February and March

Our Girl Scouts are making headlines! Read on to see what they’ve been up to lately.



Cookies for a Cause

To cap off the cookie season, nearly 1,000 girls, families and volunteers gathered at Hanscom Air Force Base on March 21 to donate 30,000 packages of cookies as part of the Cookies for a Cause program. 

We’re very appreciative of our military troops, and hope that they enjoyed our tasty message of “Thanks-A-Lot!” 

CBS Boston highlighted this great accomplishment – listen and read more here.

Good Morning Boston!

Girl Scouts were invited to be on “Good Morning America” when the show was broadcast from Boston on March 11

During the Frozen-themed “Coolest Summer Ever” segment, girls enjoyed sweet treats, met Olaf, that infamous snowman, and represented GSEM! See more photos here.

Leading Women Awards

Our Leading Women event was a shining success!

We honored Martha Coakley the Former Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Christa Hagearty, president and chief executive officer of Dependable Cleaners; Dr. Denise Hammon, president of Marian Court College; Elaine Steward, vice president and club counsel of the Boston Red Sox; and Janet Wu, anchor/reporter at 7News/CW56. Each Leading Woman received stories in her hometown newspapers and Boston Business Journal highlighted the event in their Out Of Office section.

STEM Conference and Expo

Photo from the MetroWest Daily News

On March 15, GSEM hosted our annual STEM conference in Framingham. 

It was a day filled with activities, including hands-on experiments, live demonstrations, and conversations with women in the STEM fields. A number of Wicked Local websites featured a pre-event article (with 1.2 million impressions), and The MetroWest Daily News article published after the event featured several girls inspired to learn more about STEM.

GSEM CEO Patricia Parcellin featured in Boston Business Journal

Photo from Boston Business Journal

In an Executive Profile, Pat Parcellin shared her vision for the council’s future and discussed her transition from financial services to the nonprofit world. 

In her first six months at the council, Pat has been focused on girl leadership,building stronger connections with the corporate community, investing in properties, increasing and diversifying membership, and engaging more adult volunteers.



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