Tag Archives: Community Service

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 […]

2018 Team Girl Scouts: Erin Maltbie

Meet Boston Marathon Team Girl Scouts runner, Erin Maltbie! I’ve watched the Boston Marathon every year since 2005 when I first moved to Boston from upstate New York. For the past 13 years it’s been a dream of mine to run the oldest and most revered marathon in the country. I’ve completed various half-marathons and […]

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 […]