2024

Volunteer Spotlight: Angela Bridges

Volunteer Spotlight: Angela Bridges

When she was first approached by her daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader about helping lead the troop, she initially demurred and turned it down. She was busy volunteering with a different organization for mothers of preschoolers and wasn’t sure she…

Financial lessons at the Federal Reserve

As part of a generous partnership between Comerica Bank, Ally Bank, and The BIG Institute, GSSEM co-hosted an informative and unique financial knowledge event for Girl Scouts. Held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago- Detroit branch, the nearly 30…
Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Swan

Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Swan

A lifelong Girl Scout continues the family tradition. As long as she can remember, Kathy Swan has been involved with Girls Scouts.   “Since I was born, service was instilled in us from childhood. We have always been a scouting family,”…

Building More than Bird Houses

Girl Scouts get a lesson on following a dream as well as how to use a palm screwdriver. While at Reclaimed Michigan in Waterford, 26 Girl Scouts learned about starting a business out of passion, slight history about barn wood…
Maple sugaring is sweet fun

Maple sugaring is sweet fun

Spring temperatures are right for maple trees to be flush with their sugary sap. Used to cure meats, as an anesthetic and a breakfast table staple, maple sap has been collected and used by hundreds of generations. The process of…
Volunteer Spotlight: Heather Shields

Volunteer Spotlight: Heather Shields

Volunteering helped Heather Shields do more than spend time with her daughters—it allowed her to fulfill a childhood dream of being a Girl Scout. In recognition of her work with Waterford Troop 76996, Heather was honored with a Volunteer of…