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Girl Scout Mom Advocates for Reform
October 4, 2010
Darcy Rubino joins the CEO Volunteer Advisory Committee to advocate for girls with disabilities. (North Andover Citizen)
Local High Schoolers Received President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award
October 1, 2010
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and to encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Recently, three Reading Girl Scouts who are all freshman at Reading Memorial High School were recognized by the President’s Council for their community service efforts. Kasey Cook, Mary Kate Kelley and Grace Stroman all received the Gold Award in recognition of more than 100 hours of community service in the past twelve months. The young ladies could be found in so many different venues around Reading as they earned the award. You might have seen them tending for an Adopt an Island, tutoring at the middle school, helping to host the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, Running the Hoops for Heart Program, working at their churches, volunteering at the library, helping the Rotary Club, or volunteering as part of Reading Girl Scouts, to name a few.
The scouts were honored at a ceremony during a recent Girl Scout event held in Plymouth, MA. Younger scouts from Reading were honored to be able to make the presentations of the Gold Awards to the older scouts. In the upcoming twelve months, Cook, Kelley and Stroman will continue their community service efforts and hope that other youngsters in Reading will join them. Children as young as five years old can earn the award.
According to the President’s Council, recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or during their entire lifetime.
Boston Business Journal Features Leading Man
September 21, 2010
The Boston Business Journal did a nice piece on our Leading Man in a Supporting Role that is presented every year at our Leading Women Awards event. Read the article and do not forget to register for this year's event on November 9th.
Gearing Up for Fall Recruitment
September 15, 2010
Fall has arrived and so has Girl Scout sign-up. Check out some great articles on our fall recruitment events: Country Gazette, Hingham Journal, Hudson Sun and Old Colony Memorial! Looking for a recruitment event in your community. Look now for an event near you as of Thurs., Oct. 7 Events by Date or Events by Town.
Brockton Girl Scouts Remember Sept. 11
September 13, 2010
On Saturday, September 11, 2010, Brockton Girl Scouts attended the September 11 ceremony at Brockton's City Hall. The girls presented Mayor Linda Balzotti with a patriotic bouquet of flowers, listened attentively to the speeches and were invited inside City Hall for refreshments. For some of the girls it was their first introduction to what happened on September 11 since most of them were under the age of 9.
What did you do this summer?
September 10, 2010
This past July, Ambassador Girl Scout Bryna Shuman went on a two-week "Student Ambassador" trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The two weeks were jammed packed with fun and exciting learning experiences. She got to mingle with the famous Galapagos tortoises, snorkel with sea lions and sharks off the coast of the Galapagos, wander the streets of Quito, the capital city, hike through the Amazon Rainforest, and even spend a day planting balsa trees with local school children. It was an amazing experience, and one that she will never forget!
Girl Scouts Awarded $15,000 from Staples Foundation for Learning
August 31, 2010
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Staples Foundation for Learning for the FaB Factor program. Check out the press release!
Quincy Girl Scout Troop Earns Girl Scout Bronze Award
August 24, 2010
Quincy Girl Scout Troop 74143 recently completed their Girl Scout Bronze Award. For their project, Troop 74143 volunteered at the Helping Hands Essentials Pantry at the Christ Church in Quincy. The girls collected toiletries and wrote letters to local businesses asking to put collection boxes in their locations to collect items to donate to Helping Hands Essentials Pantry. The troop also volunteered their time once a month by stocking shelves and collecting additional supplies.
Reading Girl Scouts Working on Silver Award
July 29, 2010
Cadette Girl Scouts from Reading Girl Scout Troop 73712 are working on their Girl Scout Silver Award. Their project entitled, Teens to Tots is a community service project dedicated to teaching young children and helping them develop positive life habits. This summer they have been busy promoting sun protection.
Local Chelmsford Girl Scouts Makes Cards for Military
July 29, 2010
Anna Mullane, 9, of Chelmsford Girl Scout Troop 60209, tapes up a welcome sign to encourage Chelmsford Library patrons to come into the meeting room and make a card for a service member. She organized the event for a scout service project. The cards will be included in packages sent to members of the military through Operation Quiet Comfort.