FRAMINGHAM – Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is now registering Framingham girls for the the 2018-19 Scout year, which begins on October 1.
Girls in grades kindergarten through grade 12 can be Scouts.
Girls, who attend a Framingham-based school or live in Framingham, may register with Framingham Girl Scouts.
Registration event is scheduled for Monday, October 1 at the Christa McAuliffe Library branch on Water Street at 6;30 p.m.
Girl Scouts is the largest organization for girls in the world. Their mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.
Framingham Girl Scouts participate in activities and have fun with their own Scout Troops, the Framingham service unit, and the Eastern Massachusetts Girl Scout Council.
The Framingham Girl Scouts service unit schedules more than a half dozen events annually.
The Eastern Massachusetts Council also offers 100s of other events plus camping programs during April school vacation and the summer.
Annually, Framingham Girl Scouts lead the town in a sing-a-long in anticipation of Santa arriving to light the town’s Christmas tree.
While Girl Scouts do sell cookies, they also try new activities while working towards badges, complete volunteer work, and make new friends. They learn cooperative, social and leadership skills.
Did you know that 96 percent of girls have tried one new thing as a Girl Scout?
Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, today there are more than 3 million Girl Scouts and almost 1 million adult members working primarily as volunteers.
The annual Girl Scout membership fee is $40 for girls and $25 for adults (financial aid is available).
Many troops collect dues and participate in the Girl Scout cookie program to help cover the cost of badges, books and activities throughout the year.
Ninety percent of parents said their daughters are more confident thanks to Girl Scouts.
Did you know that …
- 68% of women in Congress were once Girl Scouts.
- 93% of female astronauts were once Girl Scouts.
- Every First Lady since Edith B. Wilson has been the honorary President of Girl Scouts.
- 53% of all women business owners are former Girl Scouts.
- 76% of all Girl Scout alumnae report that Girl Scouts had a positive impact
in their lives.
Framingham Girl Scouts is looking for new leaders too. Leaders can also register at the trio of events.
Editor’s Note: In full transparency, I am the public relations and program manager for the Framingham Girl Scouts, and the former service unit coordinator.