Author Archives: Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

G.I.R.L.s Embrace Space Science

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen girls more consistently engaged,” one volunteer said of Girl Scouts at To Space! A STEM Workshop, hosted by scientist, educator, and author Katie Slivensky. Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts started the day by imagining themselves as planets. They placed themselves around the room to understand the distances and relationships […]

70 Years of Girl Scout Memories

We say Girl Scouting inspires forever friendships, and we were overjoyed to hear about Girl Scout troop 57 of Malden who reunited to celebrate their 70th anniversary this past fall. Longtime friends from across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine gathered to renew the special bond they formed as troop members. Bernadette Wilson reflects on the […]

Dorchester Girl Scouts “Driving Force” Behind Plan to Ban Plastic Bags in Boston

Perhaps you heard it in the news last month? The Boston City Council unanimously approved a plan to ban single-use plastic shopping bags throughout the city. It turns out, Girl Scouts were helping to lead the way. City Councilor Matt O’Malley called the members of local Girl Scout Troop 68277 the “driving force” behind the […]

Two Lexington Girl Scouts Enrich their Communities and Earn Silver Awards

Anika and Pooja, both of Lexington Troop 71775, recently earned the Silver Award, the highest honor that a Girl Scout in grades 6-8 can earn, and the second highest award in Girl Scouting. Anika built a sensory riding trail for a therapeutic horse riding program at BINA Farm Center. With the help of volunteers from […]

Innovation, Experiments, Coding, and More at MathMovesU®

  Excited chatter and shouts of joy could be heard through the halls of Massachusetts Maritime Academy on November 5. More than 250 girls were conducting experiments, cracking code, creating prototypes, and testing their creations all day long at the 8th annual MathMovesU hosted by Raytheon. At one workshop, girls learned how hot air balloons […]

Eastern MA Girl Scouts Embody Leadership at G.I.R.L. 2017

In early October, six Girl National Delegates and a member of the national G-TEAM (one of 21 girls nationally on the G.I.R.L. 2017 planning committee) from eastern Massachusetts, attended G.I.R.L. 2017 and the 54th National Council Session in Columbus, Ohio. These girls represented our council as full voting members at the National Council Session and […]

MyAsia’s Inspiring Fall Product Program Success

The 2017 Fall Product Program is approaching (October 2), and MyAsia, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Nantucket, has set the bar high for Girl Scouts across the council. So high, in fact, that this go-getter has been the GSEMA top seller for the past two years! MyAsia sold 275 units of product in 2015, and […]

Financial Literacy Day at Camp Cedar Hill

In August, GSEMA welcomed Citizens Bank staff for the inaugural Financial Literacy Day at Camp Cedar Hill. The day included many programs and activities for campers of all ages that taught the building blocks of financial literacy and the importance of setting goals. Girl Scouts of all levels and Citizens Bank representatives gathered together in […]

Quincy Girl Scouts Travel to Girl Scouts Birthplace for QuestFest

Madelyn, a Girl Scout Junior, and her mother, Donna, a Girl Scout volunteer, both from Quincy, recently traveled to Savannah, Georgia, for the first-ever QuestFest. Donna shares their amazing experience: Visiting Savannah was a dream of ours. When we learned about QuestFest, we hopped on the opportunity. More than 1,000 Girl Scouts from across the […]

Responding to the events in Charlottesville and Spain

Dear members of the GSEMA community, The events of this week, from the demonstrations and violence that took place in Charlottesville with ripple effects throughout our nation, to the terror attacks last night in Spain, have been upsetting beyond words for many of us. As Girl Scouts, we believe in making the world a better […]