March 4, 2014

In the News: Girl Scouts Making a Difference

Girl Scouts all across eastern Massachusetts are taking active roles in community service and living up to the promise of making the world a better place.

Canton Girl Scouts brought cheer to hospitalized children, nursing home residents and other members of their community through special projects like creating joke cards, flower arrangements, dog toys and more. Way to share the love, girls! Read more about their day of service.

Camilla visits with Brownie Troop 65105
Brownie Troop 65106 got a lesson on the importance of helping others from a lifelong Girl Scout. When Camilla, a Girl Scout for over 80 years, found out the girls would be making valentines with the residents at her sister's Scituate nursing home, she showed up--in full uniform--eager to share an inspirational talk with a new generation of girl leaders.

Girl Scouts are forever green! The fundraising efforts and generosity of Girl Scout Troop 60560 has made recycling a little easier for a Westford resident in need. Read more about their thoughtful, environmentally conscious donation.

Daisy Girl Scout Riley and her donated books collection.
Riley Walsh, a Daisy Girl Scout from Carver, is sharing the joy of reading in a big way. She collected an impressive 1,995 books to donate to Maine's Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Inclusion, tolerance and respect are core Girl Scout values, and Duxbury's Janine Neprud believes embracing people's differences is the strongest way to fight prejudice. Through her Gold Award project, Everyone Deserves Equality Now, she aims to teach children about the power of acceptance. Read more about the project's goals and upcoming events.

Hingham Cadettes Katie Dettman and Lulu Pennell have loved camping since they were Daisies, but noticed that many younger girls and troops lack the equipment necessary to get out and explore nature. Eager to make outdoor adventure accessible to everyone, Katie and Lulu are collecting donated camping essentials to share with other area Girl Scouts. Learn more about their Silver Award project and how you can help.

Five members of Mashpee Girl Scout Troop 75187 are taking a stand against bullying. Their anti-bullying campaign will include skits, outreach materials and publicity, culminating with a float in the Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 8. Check out their anti-bullying video on Vimeo!


Mashpee Girl Scout Troop #75187 from Mashpee TV on Vimeo.

Know a Girl Scout or troop making a difference in your community? Email us at marketing@girlscoutseasternmass.org.

January 30, 2014

Zoo animals, Ghost hunters, robots and ice cream all at our Girl 2 Girl Conference


Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts' Girl 2 Girl Conference took place at Simmons College on Sunday, January 26. Girl Scouts had the opportunity to speak with Boston area experts and participate in workshops. Keynote speaker Diana Cutaia, president of Coaching Peace shared her wisdom with the girls before they attended their chosen workshops. The day ended with ice cream sundaes. View the slideshow to see all the day's activities.

Special thanks to Simmons College; Zoo New England; Author, Edith Maxwell; iRobot; Junior Achievement of Northern New England; Boston Paranormal Investigators; Arthur and Associates; Boston Children's Hospital and many more. Check out our Instagram account (@GirlScoutsEMass) to see all the photos the girls posted from they day.

January 27, 2014

Pizza, wings and Girl Scout cookies, oh my!



Pizza, wings and Girl Scout cookies, oh my! The Super Bowl is just around the corner and Girl Scout cookies are the perfect addition to the usual Super bowl snacks. Take advantage of the big game and show your home team pride (we know they didn't make it this year), wear football jerseys or cheerleader uniforms and make signs to cheer on the teams. Add a little extra excitement to your booth sale by making up your own Girl Scout cookies cheers!


Here are a couple cheers to get you started:
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We are girl scouts
We are girl scouts, yes we are!
We sell cookies near and far!
The perfect snack for any day,
Come buy a package, they’re not here to stay!
 
Heavenly
We’ve got the cookies!
You’ve got the big screen!
Add a little football, and its heav-en-ly.
 
Be sure to send us photos and videos of your “team” selling cookies in your football gear.

January 16, 2014

S'more to do in the kitchen



With camp registration opening on January 21, we took to the kitchen to re-imagine a campfire favorite.

Traditional Banana Boat:

Take an unpeeled banana and slit it down the middle. Stuff the opening with chocolate chips and mini-marshmallows, wrap the whole thing in aluminum foil and place it in the fire for 3 to 5 minutes. Banana boat is done when chocolate chips are melted.

Cupcake Banana Boats: 

Line the desired number of cupcake tins with aluminum foil liners. Slice half a banana into each cup, sprinkle chocolate chips onto the banana slices and top with mini-marshmallows. Bake for at 400°F for 3 to 5 minutes until mini-marshmallows are golden brown.
What is your favorite campfire treat? Send us the recipe!

January 13, 2014

Bring it On!


We’ve been challenged to a spirit competition by Girl Scouts of Colorado in preparation for the big game Sunday! Send us pictures of you best Patriots pride and show Colorado how its done!
 

 
Post pictures on Facebook and Twitter with #bringiton or email us at marketing@girlscoutseasternmass.org

January 8, 2014

Event Coming Soon!


You learned some of our staff’s favorite Girl Scout cookie creations now see how the professionals do it. Join us on Thursday, February 6 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge at 6 p.m. for a competition that promises to delight your taste buds. At this adult fundraiser chefs from in and around Boston compete with cookie-inspired appetizers, snacks and deserts. Check out just some of our impressive guest chefs!


Judges include Maggie Battista of Eat Boutique. Tickets are $35 each or two for $60. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit www.girlscoutseasternmass.org/donate/ CookieCreations.html

December 23, 2013

Happy New Year





As the year comes to a close, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts would like to take this moment to look back at some of the highlights from 2013.

Have a safe and happy new year, we will see you in 2014!

 

 

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