Author Archives: Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

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! […]

Girl Scouts Support Healthcare Community

Healthcare workers on the front lines of COVID-19 have the respect and admiration of our entire Girl Scout community. Here are some of the ways Girl Scouts from around eastern Massachusetts are giving back to these heroes and keeping up the long tradition of Girl Scouts helping out in times of need. Haverhill: Daisy Troop […]

Food Insecurity for College Students: A Silver Award Challenge

Imagine trying to focus on your college coursework when you can’t afford to eat. Food insecurity among college students is steadily on the rise, affecting students’ ability to complete their courses or even stay in school. To earn their Silver Award, Girl Scout Cadettes Ellie, Sophie, and Zoe of Troop 73505 in Wellesley helped MassBay […]

STEPPING UP TO A GOLD AWARD “HISTORY HIKE”

If you find yourself hiking the Stevens-to-Stevens Trail in North Andover, MA, prepare to enjoy its latest twist—a town history lesson! Thanks to Gold Award Girl Scout Amy G. and her “History Hike” project, the community can boost their physical activity and their brains on this scenic path. Amy, whose sister Margaret earned her Gold […]

A TRACK TEAM AS GOOD AS GOLD

For Gold Award Girl Scout Abigail, the name of the game is inclusivity! The recent high school graduate from Dartmouth, created a middle school track team welcoming students of all physical and mental abilities. Inspired by her positive experiences with her high school’s Unified Track team, Abigail wanted to open this experience to younger students. […]

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 […]