Through focused community outreach and partnerships, the community engagement team works to establish, support, and grow Girl Scout participation through troops at schools, community centers, and places of worship. The team provides individualized assistance to underserved and under resourced communities, and creates community-specific solutions to guide partners to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to youth who may not otherwise be introduced to Girl Scouts.
All of Boston: Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, Downtown Boston, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, and West Roxbury.
Bradford, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, Quincy, Revere, Randolph, Saugus, Somerville, and Winthrop
Along with these communities, the Community Engagement team supports additional under-resourced eastern Massachusetts schools and community centers on an as-needed basis.
Are you a volunteer in one of these communities? If so, you may request additional troop support resources to ensure that your troop has a positive Girl Scout experience. Please reach out to our Customer Care team with any questions.
The biggest need in our communities are for troop leaders and service unit volunteers—these are the volunteers who make Girl Scouts happen in local communities. To find out more about how to volunteer, visit the Ways to Volunteer page. Questions? Contact us.
Are you excited to work directly with Girl Scouts in a troop to discover new skills, make lifelong friends, and have fun changing the world? You will love being part of a troop’s leadership team! Troop leaders are provided with training, resources and ongoing support from dedicated council staff members. They set up the troop’s schedule, plan and facilitate regular troop meetings, and connect with the local Girl Scout community. Need more information before you say yes? Check out the New Leader’s Guide to Success and Troop Leader position description.
Friends and Family
The Girl Scout Friends and Family Network is a great way for caregivers to contribute in their own way! The Friends and Family Network can be utilized on an “as needed” basis. Whether it’s providing snacks or an extra set of hands at a meeting or during an activity, joining the Friends and Family Network is a great way for caregivers to get involved in Girl Scouting when they may not be able to attend each troop meeting. Varying interests and abilities are needed for a troop to be successful; use this worksheet at a meeting with families in your Girl Scout troop to identify where caregivers' personal interests might align with the troop’s needs.
Service Unit Volunteer Roles
Girl Scouts builds sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships which enhance both in and out of school time programs sponsored by schools, community organizations, and housing communities. Participants develop courage, confidence, and character by discovering who they are and by connecting with their communities, learn how to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts focuses on four GSUSA national pillars: life skills, entrepreneurship, STEM, and outdoors.
Interested in bringing Girl Scouts to your school, local center or place of worship? We would love to work with you to find a way to make that happen. Contact us/contáctenos.
Interested in supporting the growth of Girl Scouts in your neighborhood? A donation to Girl Scouts ensures the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls of all backgrounds, and helps to empower themselves to become the change-makers of tomorrow. Donate today! Select "Community Engagement" as the designation.