Author Archives: Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

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 […]

A Troop Overnight on the USS Constitution

About, face! Earlier this summer, Cadette Troop 75237 from Dunstable experienced life as servicewomen during an overnight on the USS Constitution. The Girl Scouts got to tour the ship and see areas not shown during public tours, including the captain’s bathroom and the only truly original part of the ship, underneath in the medical area. […]

Thank You for Supporting Girls

If you haven’t already heard, GSEMA is in the process of expanding Girl Scout programming to more girls in underserved communities. This effort is rooted in our mission to provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to these girls for free, because every girl deserves to be a Girl Scout, regardless of background or circumstance. To […]

BNY Mellon Boosts STEM and Business Skill-Building Programs for Girl Scouts

BNY Mellon supports Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ efforts to help girls master real-world business and technology skills. The institution served as lead sponsor and provided dedicated volunteer support at major GSEMA events throughout the year, including fun, hands-on workshops fostering STEM and business-skill building and career inspiration from female professionals. BNY Mellon’s collaboration helps […]

74 Gold Award Girl Scouts

This year, 74 Girl Scouts from eastern Massachusetts earned the prestigious Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. To achieve this award, girls must demonstrate leadership by creating a sustainable change to address a community issue. They dedicate over 80 hours of hard work to these projects, and their commitment shows! Check […]

Brookline Girl Scouts Pass Town Resolution to Reduce Commercial Waste

While at a local shop in her hometown of Brookline, Vivianna of Junior Troop 62558 was bothered to notice that employees were throwing away unsold items. She raised her concern at her next troop meeting, and their Bronze Award project was brought to life. The girls spent months researching, speaking at town meetings, and getting […]