September 23, 2004


Hello scouty friends! Are you looking for fun service ideas with the Girl Scouts? You've come to the right place. Below we have included some local scouting opportunities. There is a table of contents to help you find what you are looking for, but first let us introduce you to the Campus Girl Scouts (CGS).

Campus Girl Scouts (CGS) is a nationwide movement of college women who participate in Girl Scouting. Some are continuing scouting while others are just discovering the opportunities of Girl Scouts. For the past couple years, Brandeis has been heavily involved in helping the Boston CGS run camping events with Patriot's Trail Girl Scout Council (PTGS). This year we are trying to provide more varied and more local opportunities to suit our location and busy schedules.

There are numerous opportunities for helping out, and we will email you when we find out about them! Some opportunities are for individuals and others are more for groups. What you want to do is up to you. Drop us an email ( anytime if you have questions, ideas, or just want to chat :)

Tricia and Michelle

In this email:

*Waltham Troops
*Singer(s) Needed
*Camping Weekend
*Call for your ideas!
*Boston Campus Girl Scouts
*Patriot's Trail G.S. Council

This email will be archived online at:


The Waltham Girl Scouts want our help! They are very FLEXIBLE, very EXCITED and have expressed interest in any kind of help. They understand that we are busy, and time committment is as small or as large as you want. Also, most leaders are willing to arrange transportation for you!

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Some ideas to get you thinking:

*Be a second pair of hands at a troop meeting
*Teach a troop song, game, or skill
*Help a troop earn a badge
*Start your own troop
*Invite a troop to Brandeis for a field-trip
*Accompany a troop on their field-trip or campout
*Come to the Waltham Service Unit events

If this piques your interest, contact Tricia ( to share your thoughts or get more information.

We will continue to be in contact with the Waltham troops, and will send you information about specific opportunities on an on-going basis.


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"We are from the Hopkinton Girl Scouts. We have approximately 200 girls coming to the Fall Sing on October 1 but we have noone to lead the singing!!!

We need a person or group to help lead in singing girl scout songs around the camp fire from 7-8PM on October 1. The event starts at 6 with activities and then everyone goes around the camp fire to sing songs for an hour. We have this at the Hopkinton State Park. Directions are available."

If interested, contact:
Dorothy Maruska

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Who: Brownies, Program Aides, and Boston CGS
What: Camping and working with younger scouts!
Where: Waltham (Camp Cedar Hill)
When: October 1-3 (tentative)

This camping weekend is geared toward Brownie troops who are new to camping. The Boston CGS have already planned most of the program and will also act as Camp Staff. If you are interested in finding out more or would like to participate in some way, email Michelle (

NOTE: There will be more events like this in the coming months, so even if this date does not work for you, feel free to talk with Michelle!


If you have a project in mind or a brainstorm forming upstairs, please e-mail Tricia ( She can help connect you with other volunteers and resources.


There are CGS groups at several universities in the Boston area (Brandeis, Harvard, Northeastern, BU...). The Boston CGS does not have regular meetings, but we collaborate to plan Council-wide events, share ideas, and have fun! To find out what they're up to, you can subscribe yourselves to the Boston CGS listserv through Brandeis' e-mail list manager.

Find out how!

There are two ways to subscribe to the Boston CGS list ( The do-it-yourself way:

*Sign in at:
*In the bar on the left of the screen, search for "cgs_boston"
*Click on the list's link
*On the left side of the screen, click the "subscribe" link
*You're done! You may always return to this page if you wish to unsubscribe yourself later on.

OR by request:

*Send an e-mail to and ask to be added to the Boston CGS list.


To receive volunteer opportunities directly from Council, contact Leah Peterson ( or call 781-893-6113 x 312).