Tag Archives: GSEM

A Volunteer Camping Weekend

Volunteers from the Boston and Roxbury Service Units kicked-off the new troop year with a volunteer camping weekend at Camp Cedar Hill. They participated in team building exercises and games, and began planning their next service unit encampment. Veteran troop leaders taught new volunteers Girl Scout songs and traditions, as well as how to build […]

Exploring South Africa

Whether you’re camping in your backyard or exploring the savannas in Africa, the natural world has so much to appreciate! This summer, Mackenzie, a Girl Scout Senior from Malden, traveled across the world to South Africa on a Girl Scout Destination trip. She first heard about Destinations while at Camp Cedar Hill, and went on […]

Moose, Mud, and Memories

There are so many ways to embrace the outdoors as a troop! Recently, Girl Scout Cadette Troop 75447 from Ayer went backpacking through the White Mountains to Franconia Notch. After hiking up, they stayed in Appalachian Mountain Club’s Hut on Lonesome Lake. The girls carried all their gear, and braved a muddy bog and cold […]

Supporting a Veteran Service Dog Program

Brooke, Kaili, Laney, and Sarah of Junior Troop 72343 from Shirley, earned their Bronze Awards by supporting and raising awareness for Clear Path for Veterans New England’s Service Dog Program. Clear Path for Veterans New England, located in Devens, provides wellness-based resources and support to veterans returning to their communities. One of their services is […]

BNY Mellon Boosts STEM and Business Skill-Building Programs for Girl Scouts

BNY Mellon supports Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ efforts to help girls master real-world business and technology skills. The institution served as lead sponsor and provided dedicated volunteer support at major GSEMA events throughout the year, including fun, hands-on workshops fostering STEM and business-skill building and career inspiration from female professionals. BNY Mellon’s collaboration helps […]

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 […]

Camp Life is the Best Life! as told by a Cedar Hill camper

This morning, I was jumping up and down on the sidewalk, so excited to get on the camp bus and see my friends! We sang songs all the way to camp. In the morning, we practiced archery. At first I only hit the outside ring, but I got right next to the bullseye on my […]

Girl Scouts Aboard the USS Whidbey Island

by: Ariel Kohane Recently, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts invited four Girl Scouts (who recently bridged from Ambassador to Adult) down to Boston Harbor to take a tour of the USS Whidbey Island, which is a dock landing ship. It helps transport land and sea vehicles, as well as a Black Hawk helicopter. Our guide […]

Man Enough to be A Girl Scout

Six Girl Scout dads proved they’re “man enough to be a Girl Scout” at a girl-led encampment in Millis. Adventure troop 62525 wanted to include their fathers in their Girl Scout experiences, and collaborated to create the “Man Enough to be a Girl Scout” challenge. The set of tasks tested the men at the skills […]

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 […]