Tag Archives: GSEM

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 […]

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: 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 […]