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Dorchester Girl Scouts “Driving Force” Behind Plan to Ban Plastic Bags in Boston

Perhaps you heard it in the news last month? The Boston City Council unanimously approved a plan to ban single-use plastic shopping bags throughout the city. It turns out, Girl Scouts were helping to lead the way. City Councilor Matt O’Malley called the members of local Girl Scout Troop 68277 the “driving force” behind the […]

Eastern MA Girl Scouts Embody Leadership at G.I.R.L. 2017

In early October, six Girl National Delegates and a member of the national G-TEAM (one of 21 girls nationally on the G.I.R.L. 2017 planning committee) from eastern Massachusetts, attended G.I.R.L. 2017 and the 54th National Council Session in Columbus, Ohio. These girls represented our council as full voting members at the National Council Session and […]

MyAsia’s Inspiring Fall Product Program Success

The 2017 Fall Product Program is approaching (October 2), and MyAsia, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Nantucket, has set the bar high for Girl Scouts across the council. So high, in fact, that this go-getter has been the GSEMA top seller for the past two years! MyAsia sold 275 units of product in 2015, and […]

Responding to the events in Charlottesville and Spain

Dear members of the GSEMA community, The events of this week, from the demonstrations and violence that took place in Charlottesville with ripple effects throughout our nation, to the terror attacks last night in Spain, have been upsetting beyond words for many of us. As Girl Scouts, we believe in making the world a better […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]