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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 […]

74 Gold Award Girl Scouts

This year, 74 Girl Scouts from eastern Massachusetts earned the prestigious Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. To achieve this award, girls must demonstrate leadership by creating a sustainable change to address a community issue. They dedicate over 80 hours of hard work to these projects, and their commitment shows! Check […]

Chelmsford Girl Scout Awarded for Saving a Life

GSEMA is pleased to announce that Tayla, a Girl Scout Cadette from Chelmsford, was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the life of a one-year-old girl. Carrie Weatherbee, GSEMA Chief Membership Services Officer, presented Tayla with the medal at GSEMA’s 27th annual Leading Women Awards on March 7, 2019. In the summer of 2018, […]

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 […]

A Girl Scout European Adventure (funded by cookies!)

London, Paris, Barcelona… Troop 65007 from Medford, seven Girl Scouts and four moms, recently embarked on a European adventure of a lifetime! The girls had their minds set on this trip for years, and hit the ground running to raise the necessary funds—the trip was made possible in large part by the Girl Scout Cookie […]

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: Helping Hands

Melissa, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Topsfield, has a passion for working with babies and children. To earn the Gold Award, she worked with New Generation, a homeless shelter in New Hampshire for pregnant and parenting homeless women and their children. Melissa was dedicated to making the shelter feel like a home. She started by […]

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: 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 […]