Author Archives: Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

Meet Our Agent of Change: The Visionary

Shruti, a high school senior from Lexington, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, through her project, “Speak Up!” to help youth find and raise their voices by enhancing the public speaking capabilities of students internationally. Through online and in person camps, workshops, and classes, Shruti led global teams of teachers in creating and teaching robust […]

Meet our Agents of Change: The Eco Warriors

Last fall, members of Girl Scout Junior Troop 62798 from North Reading earned their Girl Scout Bronze Award after becoming concerned about the endangered status of bees given their critical role in our ecosystem. After visiting the Danvers Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources apiary where they explored a beehive to learn about the local bee […]

Meet our Agents of Change: The Community Advocates

Last year, Girl Scout Cadette Troop 82487 from Boston, otherwise known as the “Daring Divas,” earned their Girl Scout Silver Award by addressing inequalities in their community surrounding lack of menstrual product access, knowledge, period shame, and negative stigma. For their project, Menstrual Love, five members of the troop collected and distributed menstrual products and […]

Meet Our Agent of Change: The Mastermind

Sarah, a senior from North Easton, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award after learning an alarming statistic about young girls in STEM. Sarah learned that girls begin to show startingly low confidence in STEM at an early age, and often decide not to participate in STEM activities as a result. Sarah used her Gold Award […]

Our 2021 GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship Finalists Shine Bright

Gold Award Girl Scouts don’t just change the world for the better—they change it for good. We are so proud of our GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship finalists, who are exemplary leaders and inspiring role models for us all. Sriya V., Marlborough To address inconsistent education and struggles with online learning through the pandemic, Sriya developed […]

Gold Award Girl Scout Lauren M. Awarded Girl Scouts of the USA Gold Award Scholarship

It all started at a cookie booth sale. As they were selling Girl Scout Cookies, Lauren and her fellow Girl Scouts were approached by a Mansfield resident requesting their help in reducing the high number of plastic straws being used in town. “She shared a link to a viral video of a sea turtle that […]

Have you ever wondered…Who was Cornelia Warren?

Content contributed by Ambassador Girl Scout and GSEMA museum volunteer Aviva and GSEMA museum volunteer Betty MacKenzie A new website, created by recent graduate of Gann Academy, Aviva, went live July 19th.  CorneliaWarren.WordPress.com is all about Cornelia Warren, who many believe to be one of Waltham’s greatest citizens.  Aviva learned about Cornelia Warren in a high school […]

The Legacy of Marie Frances Spang

The Juliette Gordon Low Society was established to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouting who choose to make Girl Scouts a beneficiary of their estate plans. With foresight and planning, members ensure that our council can provide future generations of Girl Scouts with opportunities to reach their full potential. One such example is a […]

Common Cents with People’s United Bank

In October, Girl Scouts from eastern Massachusetts gained solid money smarts from People’s United Bank–skills that will last these girls a lifetime. Girl Scout Daisies and Juniors joined People’s United Bank for a virtual tour of a bank branch to learn about the day-to-day responsibilities of a banker, see the inside of a bank, learn […]

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 […]