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Girl Scout Service Unit 480
(Westford, Massachusetts)
 
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Welcome to the Westford Girl Scouts Web Page
Serving Girls in Westford, Massachusetts


For Questions please use Contact Our Service Unit at the top of the page and indicate your daughter's grade level and school.

For more general information on Girl Scouts, council run programs, camps and volunteer training opportunities please go to Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts at www.girlscoutseasternmass.org


Yours in Girl Scouting

Westford Girl Scouts


Westford Girl Scout Community Meeting


Our first Community Meeting/Neighborhood Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 26 in the Mary Atwood Room at the library.

6:30 - 7:00 Introductory session for new parents, volunteers and leaders
7:00 - 8:30 General meeting for all parents, volunteers and leaders
Topics: The year ahead. Troop needs. New badges and opportunities. Fall Sale. Building a Westford Girl Scout community. 
Special Guests: Representatives from Maker Farm will join us to share some of the badge opportunities they can offer at their facility

Register for Girl Scouts



Join Girl Scouts Today!

Are you ready to lead like a Girl Scout?

At Girl Scouts, we combine life skills, STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship with civic engagement to deliver crucial, life-changing, girl-led programming. 

Our proven approach gives girls the opportunities to unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™, prepare for a lifetime of leadership, and change the world. Whoa!

So what will you do? Cookies, badges, campfires, and friendship bracelets? You bet! But we’re so much more than that. At Girl Scouts, you’ll always get to think big, try new things, and be a role model in your community. 

Here, the possibilities are absolutely endless. Because once your inner leader takes center stage, anything—and we mean anything—is possible.

Girl Scout troops are forming now. Get involved! 

Call 844-306-GSEM (4736) or Email  - customercare@gsema.org

 Visit gsema.org/join to learn how to take the lead

Information for New Parents




Information for New Girl Scout Families



What do Girl Scouts do?
  Girls and Adult volunteers work together to choose what programs a troop will pursue. So every troop is different! Activities are designed to be age-appropriate and safe. 
Resources at each level focus on leadership development, Girl Scout traditions, outdoor activities, crafts, sports, the arts, science and technology, safety, health and fitness, and more. 
Community Service is an essential part of Girl Scouting and is incorporated into activities at all ages. Older girls design and implement independent Community Service projects, culminating in the Gold Award in high school.  
Council and Community Scout Programs give troops the opportunity to venture beyond troop meetings on day and overnight programs. Our Regional Council, Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass, runs girl programs at a reasonable fee and maintains several campsites for troop use and summer camp.



How are troops organized? Any girl in grades K-12 can join Girl Scouts any time during the year. Most of our local troops are organized by grade level and school schedule. Each troop chooses its meeting time and place based on the needs of the group. Most troops meet once or twice a month.



Who leads and supports troops? Girl Scouts is a volunteer-run organization. Troop adult volunteers are family and friends of the girls in the troop. Adult volunteers working with girls receive training on the Girl Scout program, implementing activities, and mentoring girls. Volunteers also support troops by teaching skills, taking girls camping, guiding service projects, and in many other ways. The Westford Service Team is a group of volunteers who provide support to local troops and mentor new volunteers.



How do we join Girl Scouts? All girls and adult volunteers complete an online registration form. Adult volunteers also complete a CORI Request form and a Volunteer Application. Where possible, girls will be placed into existing troops. New troops will be organized for incoming Kindergarten girls and when existing troops cannot accommodate new members.



How much will it cost? Unlike many other youth activities, Girl Scouts depends on active adult involvement rather than charging large fees. The $40 girl/$25 adult membership fee provides liability insurance. In addition, most troops ask girls to contribute “Troop Dues,” a small amount of money collected at each meeting. Girls raise money to pay for most of their own activities by participating in product sales (the Fall Product Sale and the Cookie Sale). Families may be asked to contribute a portion of the cost of some troop activities. Financial assistance is available.



For more information please use the Contact Our Service Unit at the top of the page