Author Archives: Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

We need to listen to—and fight for—Black youth

The young people in our city are a driving force toward an anti-racist future. By Ariana Cadet and Caitríona Taylor (Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts CEO) It is important for each of us to acknowledge the countless deaths at the hand of racism, and think about our individual and collective roles in fighting racism in […]

The Ground We Walk On: A Gold Award Project

Gold Award Girl Scout Alexya of North Chelmsford made it her mission to educate her peers about the slavery that occurred on their school’s property centuries ago, and honor the lives of those enslaved through her project, “The Ground We Walk On: Remembering Local History.” Alexya’s school, Innovation Academy Charter School in Tyngsboro, was built […]

Camp Outside the Box: Goodnight But Not Goodbye

Thank you all for joining Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts for Camp Outside the Box! Although this year’s camp was very different, we all had a great time providing our GSEMA campers with a fun and unique experience.

Face Shield Challenge Accepted!

Girl Scouts from eastern Massachusetts are honing their engineering skills to make the world a better place with the P&G Gillette Face Shield Challenge! Girls have been designing, constructing, and testing their own personal protective equipment (PPE) prototypes using items found in the home and at craft stores, and following a DIY guide. Girl Scouts […]

Gold Awards: Positively Personal

It’s no surprise that quite a few Girl Scout Gold Award projects are inspired by a young woman’s personal journey. Within this year’s class of Gold Award Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, many accepted the challenge to champion a cause inspired by their own experiences. The following Gold Award Girl Scouts proudly […]

A Stand Against Racism

Dear Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Friends: Like many of you, we are mourning the Black lives lost at the hand of racism. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other victims known and unknown, and to the Black community across the United States. To […]

Making the COVID-19 World a Better Place

Girl Scouts has a long-lasting and valued history of public service during times of strife. In the face of extended quarantine, school cancellation, and missed milestones during COVID-19, we are so proud to see our girls in eastern Massachusetts continuing to support their neighbors, healthcare heroes, and other people in need. BROOKLINE “We are all […]

The Enduring Girl Scout Sisterhood

In the 1980s, Renée Sack and Dr. Celia Schulhoff were colleagues working in the Lexington Public Schools, where Celia was the school psychologist and Renee was a 4th grade teacher. But it wasn’t until they attended a Mariner Girl Scout reunion together when the Tall Ships came to Boston in 1992, that they realized they […]

“Lark” Comes Home to Camp Cedar Hill

Girl Scout Alum Lois “Lark” Harris became an Internet sensation in 2014 when she became well known nationally as the Girl Scout with the amazing cape of many patches. Sadly, she passed away in 2018 at the age of 90 after a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. In January 2020, Lois’ son Caleb and his […]

Thanks-A-Lot for a Great Cookie Season!

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ 2019-20 Cookie Program celebrated girl entrepreneurs as they learned essential financial and life skills, funded their next big adventures, and spread joy in their communities. GSEMA thanks our members, volunteers, families, friends, staff, and cookie fans who helped make this year’s program a great success, come rain, snow, or shine! […]