Tag Archives: Community Service

Cultural Immersion, Celebrations, and Rallying for Change in Mexico

It’s no secret that Girl Scouts explore the outdoors, become entrepreneurs as they sell cookies, and learn so many important skills while earning badges and the highest awards. But did you know that in addition to all of this, through the Girl Scout Destinations travel program, girls are able to experience life-changing adventures across the […]

Amanda Scott: A Determined and Inspiring Role Model for Today’s Girl Scouts

We are so thrilled to have Amanda Scott on GSEMA’s 2019 Boston Marathon team. Amanda is a student at Boston University; she’s in the fifth year of a six-year physical therapy program. During her undergraduate years she joined the Kappa Delta sorority, which works closely with local Girl Scout troops. The girls sold cookies, went […]

Eight Great Reasons to Become a Daisy!

Girls in grades K-1 are going through big life changes—starting school, showcasing new “I can do it!” skills, and discovering the wide world around them. Here are eight reasons why it’s also the perfect time for her to join Girl Scouts as a Daisy. Girls (and caregivers!) can make new friends in their community as […]

Going for Gold: Branching into STEM

Sue, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Lexington, wanted to introduce STEM topics to students of all ages, and show them that STEM is more than just math and science. She was also determined to combat the stigma that students need to be gifted in STEM subjects to pursue an education or career in a STEM […]

Going for Gold: Topsfield Natural Disaster Initiative

Lindsay, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Topsfield, wanted to raise awareness about natural disasters on a local and national level. She taught sixth grade students lessons explaining natural disasters, their causes, and what to do before, during, and after a disaster strikes. She supplemented the lessons with photos, videos, and experiments. She also coordinated a […]

Going for Gold: Art in a Bag

Amanda, a Girl Scout Senior from Sherborn, wanted to offer children from families utilizing food pantries or shelters an abundance of opportunities to create art, which is one of her own passions. Many shelters and food pantries offer clothing, toiletries, and food, but most do not offer art supplies. Inspired to make a change, Amanda […]

Going for Gold: Backyard Birds Program and New Birdhouses for Kohlrausch Park

Samantha, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Billerica, has a passion for birds, and knows that the increasing construction and real estate development within her community have a negative effect on native bird habitats. To earn the Gold Award, Samantha wanted to expand education around bird habitats and species preservation. After reaching out to the local […]

Going for Gold: Bringing Butterflies Back

After listening to an NPR podcast on the decline of monarch butterflies returning to the northeast on their migration route, Amanda, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Weston, was inspired to dedicate her Gold Award project to the cause. The population decline is in large part due to recent extreme weather events, such as droughts, heat […]

Going for Gold: Genres of the Generations

Katie, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Walpole, is passionate about storytelling and sees it as a way to unify community members of all generations. She used her Gold Award project to augment school writing lessons, which often focus on structure and grammar. Katie wanted to help others find their voice, identify the writing genre that […]

Going for Gold: Veterans’ Game Room

Emily, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Burlington, noticed a lack of programs for residents of Bedford Green, a permanent supportive housing community for veterans. In response, she decided to create programming that supports skill development in three key areas: social, cooking, and technology. Emily started by converting the storage room into a game room. The […]