Tag Archives: Community Service

Going for Gold: Nature’s Classroom

Research shows that young learners benefit from being outdoors—they retain information better, embrace new environments, sharpen their listening and learning skills, and develop an appreciation for the world around them. Caroline, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Hanover, embraced this research and used it as inspiration for her Gold Award project. Caroline knew local elementary school […]

Going for Gold: Pollinator Garden in Davis Hayfield

Inspired by her knowledge of the importance of pollinators to the environment, Olivia planted a pollinator garden in Davis Hayfield in Boxford. Olivia, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Topsfield, secured donations of 36 pollinator-friendly plants from her community of supporters. The garden includes a sign with QR codes that lead to a plant guide for […]

2018 Team Girl Scouts: Marcia Foti

Meet Boston Marathon Team Girl Scouts runner, Marcia Foti! I am honored to be running for Team Girl Scouts! I became a Girl Scout in third grade, and continued through my high school graduation. Girl Scouts was an incredibly formative part of my childhood and teenage years. For example, I remember learning how to brainstorm […]

2018 Team Girl Scouts: Brittany Baltay

Meet Boston Marathon Team Girl Scouts runner, Brittany Baltay! As a Massachusetts native, the Boston Marathon has always been a dream of mine. Watching my mom run in 2001, I was inspired by her strength, dedication, and courage. My time has come, and I am ready to tackle the challenge of the Boston Marathon. I […]

Dorchester Girl Scouts “Driving Force” Behind Plan to Ban Plastic Bags in Boston

Perhaps you heard it in the news last month? The Boston City Council unanimously approved a plan to ban single-use plastic shopping bags throughout the city. It turns out, Girl Scouts were helping to lead the way. City Councilor Matt O’Malley called the members of local Girl Scout Troop 68277 the “driving force” behind the […]

Two Lexington Girl Scouts Enrich their Communities and Earn Silver Awards

Anika and Pooja, both of Lexington Troop 71775, recently earned the Silver Award, the highest honor that a Girl Scout in grades 6-8 can earn, and the second highest award in Girl Scouting. Anika built a sensory riding trail for a therapeutic horse riding program at BINA Farm Center. With the help of volunteers from […]

Innovation, Experiments, Coding, and More at MathMovesU®

  Excited chatter and shouts of joy could be heard through the halls of Massachusetts Maritime Academy on November 5. More than 250 girls were conducting experiments, cracking code, creating prototypes, and testing their creations all day long at the 8th annual MathMovesU hosted by Raytheon. At one workshop, girls learned how hot air balloons […]

Eastern MA Girl Scouts Embody Leadership at G.I.R.L. 2017

In early October, six Girl National Delegates and a member of the national G-TEAM (one of 21 girls nationally on the G.I.R.L. 2017 planning committee) from eastern Massachusetts, attended G.I.R.L. 2017 and the 54th National Council Session in Columbus, Ohio. These girls represented our council as full voting members at the National Council Session and […]

MyAsia’s Inspiring Fall Product Program Success

The 2017 Fall Product Program is approaching (October 2), and MyAsia, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Nantucket, has set the bar high for Girl Scouts across the council. So high, in fact, that this go-getter has been the GSEMA top seller for the past two years! MyAsia sold 275 units of product in 2015, and […]

International Adventure Funded by Cookie and Fall Product Sale Earnings

It all started in 2011—Boston troop 79258 was excited to earn cookie sale incentives like iPads and computers. With guidance from cookie mentors and troop volunteers, the girls reached their sales goal. As they started to use their earnings to fund activities and trips, the socioeconomically diverse troop decided that all cookie and fall sale […]