Tag Archives: Volunteering

Brookline Girl Scouts Pass Town Resolution to Reduce Commercial Waste

While at a local shop in her hometown of Brookline, Vivianna of Junior Troop 62558 was bothered to notice that employees were throwing away unsold items. She raised her concern at her next troop meeting, and their Bronze Award project was brought to life. The girls spent months researching, speaking at town meetings, and getting […]

Mud, Sweat, and No Fears

“The best part is when things go wrong,” says Ali, a Girl Scout in Duxbury troop 75220. Her fellow troop mates agree that some of their favorite memories together have been overcoming unexpected trials while on one of their numerous camping trips, be it thunderstorms, falling into rivers, or hammocks flipping upside down. Many of the […]

Jesalyn Miscioscia: A Goal-Focused Go-Getter

We’re rooting for Jesalyn Miscioscia, a member of GSEMA’s 2019 Boston Marathon Team! A Girl Scout alum, Jesalyn hails from Swampscott and is a health coach for Blue Cross Blue Shield. Through Girl Scouts, Jesalyn first discovered her love of nature. “One of my favorite memories that I have as a Girl Scout was a […]

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 […]

Amanda Scott: A Determined and Inspiring Role Model for Today’s Girl Scouts

We are so thrilled to have Amanda Scott on GSEMA’s 2019 Boston Marathon team. Amanda is a student at Boston University; she’s in the fifth year of a six-year physical therapy program. During her undergraduate years she joined the Kappa Delta sorority, which works closely with local Girl Scout troops. The girls sold cookies, went […]

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 […]

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: Art in a Bag

Amanda, a Girl Scout Senior from Sherborn, wanted to offer children from families utilizing food pantries or shelters an abundance of opportunities to create art, which is one of her own passions. Many shelters and food pantries offer clothing, toiletries, and food, but most do not offer art supplies. Inspired to make a change, Amanda […]

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 […]