Category Girl Program

Going for Gold: Notes that Carry Over

Julie, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Medfield, wanted to bridge the gap between different age groups, both within the town school system and the community at large. She recruited 18 high school band students, who volunteered time to play instruments with fifth and sixth grade students. The high school musicians gave private lessons for the […]

Going for Gold: Oral Care for Blind Children

While on a trip to India, Nikita, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Westford, noticed high rates of blindness among children. Although institutions take care of these children, many lacked knowledge about proper dental care. Nikita reached out to a dental school in India, connecting with dentists and dental students to help with her project. The […]

Going for Gold: Girls-Only Youth Programming

Meg, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Andover, sought to address the lack of girls-only programming in her town. She teamed up with Andover Youth Services (AYS) to create Girls Venture Out, a set of monthly clinics offering girls an active adventure to explore alternative sports. The clinics include self-defense, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Inspired […]

Going for Gold: The Bat Project

Kathleen, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Medway, was inspired to raise awareness of the benefits of having bats in the community and what can be done to cultivate their population. Kathleen built bat houses for the Medway Community Farm and her own backyard as an eco-friendly alternative to pesticides. She also met with a local […]

Going for Gold: Operation Ready Set Grow

The local middle school’s garden was overgrown by weeds and invasive species, and students were no longer participating in the garden club. Julia, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Groton, saw the garden as an opportunity to create unity between all of the students, including those in the special education program. First, she resurrected the garden […]

Going for Gold: Books for Bhutan

When she was 11 years old, Linnea, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Topsfield, had the opportunity to travel to Bhutan, and was inspired to give back to this community. While there, she learned that few books are readily available in school classrooms. To earn the Gold Award, Linnea initiated a project that would help Bhutanese […]

Going for Gold: Promoting Tactile and Physical Activity for Preschool Children with Disabilities

Having earned the Silver Award for promoting reading for elementary school children, Amelia, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Reading, was inspired to pursue the Gold Award to show how tactile stimulation and physical movement can help children with sensory processing disorders and challenges focus while reading. Amelia wrote an interactive children’s book about a squirrel […]

Celebrating Black History Month

As Black History Month comes to a close, punctuated triumphantly by Moonlight winning a best picture Oscar—the first picture with an all-black cast to win this award—we celebrate the many ways our culture has been enriched by the ideas, talents and myriad other contributions of African Americans. From its inception, Girl Scouts has been an […]

A Girl Scout Adventure in Puerto Rico

After two years of detailed planning and fundraising, nine Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts from Groton troop 66530 had their ultimate adventure in scouting when they traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico. They explored historic and cultural sites and spent a full day with a San Juan Girl Scout troop! The girls created a beautiful […]

2017 New Year’s Resolutions

We are excited to welcome 2017. Have you set any New Year’s resolutions? We have! Take a look at five of our goals for the year ahead. 1. Develop Leadership Skills We are always looking for ways to develop leadership skills. That’s what Girl Scouting is all about, right? So, Seniors and Ambassadors, join us […]