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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 […]

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 […]

Gold Awards: Positively Personal

It’s no surprise that quite a few Girl Scout Gold Award projects are inspired by a young woman’s personal journey. Within this year’s class of Gold Award Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, many accepted the challenge to champion a cause inspired by their own experiences. The following Gold Award Girl Scouts proudly […]

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 […]