Author Archives: Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

Ann Janzen, 101, Gave the Gift of Camp & Community

When Ann Janzen, a lifelong Girl Scout, decided to make her planned gift, she didn’t know exactly what the council might need, when the time came, but she knew she wanted to support financial aid for girls to attend our camps, and she knew she wanted to support her beloved Camp Runels. According to her […]

Inside the Mind of a Cookie Boss!

Girl Scout Cookie Season is in full swing! You may have spotted Cookie Bosses around town eagerly tending to their booths, working with customers, learning to handle money, and gaining confidence. Recently, we asked girls from across eastern Massachusetts what they love most about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. From gaining essential skills to just […]

Holiday Service #LikeAGirlScout

East Bridgewater Cadette Troop 66121 adopted a first grade classroom from an underserved community for the year, helping support the school as a place where children can find comfort, safety, and well-balanced meals. For the holidays, the Girl Scouts gifted each family a “Family Game Night” package including board games, popcorn, and candy. “We have […]

No Straw November and Girl Scouts!

Did you know “No Straw November” was created by Shelby, a Girl Scout in California? Here in eastern Massachusetts, Girl Scouts are taking action to ban single-use plastic straws to help their communities preserve the environment and “make the world a better place!” Lexington Cadette Troop 65411 brought their fight against single-use plastic straws to […]

Important Girl Scout Cookie Packaging Update

As we prepare for the 2019-20 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts wants you to be aware of recent cookie product packaging updates from our cookie manufacturer, ABC Bakers, which may affect our Girl Scout members and consumers with food allergies, sensitivities, or dietary restrictions. In response to mandatory Food and Drug […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Lori Beverage, Volunteer Learning Technologies Manager and Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor: One of the reasons I am passionate in my belief that Girl Scouts is the best place for girls, is the level of training and support we provide for volunteers and staff to ensure that girls are getting what they need to […]

A Volunteer Camping Weekend

Volunteers from the Boston and Roxbury Service Units kicked-off the new troop year with a volunteer camping weekend at Camp Cedar Hill. They participated in team building exercises and games, and began planning their next service unit encampment. Veteran troop leaders taught new volunteers Girl Scout songs and traditions, as well as how to build […]

Exploring South Africa

Whether you’re camping in your backyard or exploring the savannas in Africa, the natural world has so much to appreciate! This summer, Mackenzie, a Girl Scout Senior from Malden, traveled across the world to South Africa on a Girl Scout Destination trip. She first heard about Destinations while at Camp Cedar Hill, and went on […]

Moose, Mud, and Memories

There are so many ways to embrace the outdoors as a troop! Recently, Girl Scout Cadette Troop 75447 from Ayer went backpacking through the White Mountains to Franconia Notch. After hiking up, they stayed in Appalachian Mountain Club’s Hut on Lonesome Lake. The girls carried all their gear, and braved a muddy bog and cold […]

Supporting a Veteran Service Dog Program

Brooke, Kaili, Laney, and Sarah of Junior Troop 72343 from Shirley, earned their Bronze Awards by supporting and raising awareness for Clear Path for Veterans New England’s Service Dog Program. Clear Path for Veterans New England, located in Devens, provides wellness-based resources and support to veterans returning to their communities. One of their services is […]