Tag Archives: #goingforgold

Going for Gold: Finance for Life

Amy, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Quincy, had a lot of questions about personal finance after starting her first job. After conducting a survey of students at her school, she found that between 48% and 81% of students surveyed knew little about credit, savings accounts, taxes, loans and checkbooks. Amy worked with a representative from […]

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 […]

2016 Gold Award Centennial Ceremony and Celebration

What better way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the highest award in Girl Scouting than to partner with our sister council, Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts! At a ceremony at the Massachusetts State House yesterday, June 13, 2016, we celebrated our awesome and inspiring 2016 Gold Awardees from across the Commonwealth. Girl […]

Going for Gold: Enhancing Greenhouse Sustainability

Wanting to get high school students involved in growing food locally in order to understand the many benefits, Lucy, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Lincoln, organized a team of volunteers to enhance the high school greenhouse and garden plot. Together, they added an irrigation system, which included a rain collection bucket, a solar-powered lamp, pipes […]