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Letter from the CEO

  • Dear Friends,

    For more than 100 years, Girl Scouting has harnessed girls' tremendous energy, creative ideas and sense of responsibility, allowing them to discover their strengths, connect with other like-minded girls, and take action to improve their communities. To be a Girl Scout is to be a leader; a girl who makes a real difference in her world.

    Girl Scouting continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of girls. Our programs have always been designed to have a positive impact on girls by developing their leadership skills and cultivating a commitment to community service. Today Girl Scouts participate in outdoor activities such as camping, sailing and horseback riding, and in our annual cookie sale, but also enjoy innovative programming in science and technology, financial literacy, creative arts and career exploration.

    Since its founding, Girl Scouts has been committed to diversity and inclusion, and our council is proud to welcome all girls in grades K-12 who would like to participate. In eastern Massachusetts, more than 40,000 girls in 178 cities and towns participate in this powerful leadership experience, developing the tools of courage, confidence and character to build a meaningful life. Our 17,000 dedicated volunteers make it possible for us to reach so many girls. They are outstanding role models and sources of support and encouragement, setting an example by giving back.

    My goal is to make sure that every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout can become one! With your help, I know we will make this happen.


    Ruth N. Bramson
    Chief Executive Officer
    Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts