About Our Council
We’re the Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts. We’re 8,500 girls and 4,100 adult members strong. That’s over 12,500 girls and adults who believe every girl can change the world!
We have girls reaching their fullest potential in 186 cities and towns. Our girls are discovering what’s important to them, connecting with their community, and taking action to make the world a better place.
We are creating adventures, learning opportunities, and future leaders at our four camps, two Service Centers and with dedicated community partners.
Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Worcester and a tiny northwestern part of Middlesex Counties.
in the power of girls. From her first troop sleepover over with her very best friends to hiking the Appalachian Trail to designing her own adventure - our girls find the sparkle that makes them special. We think that’s pretty cool.
over 4,500 square miles in central and western Massachusetts. That’s I-495 to the New York boarder, Williamstown to Westborough, Sheffield to Shrewsbury, Bernardston to Brimfield, and everywhere in between. We have over 12,000 members experiencing new adventures every single day and making friendships that will last a lifetime. Teamwork, friendship, and community unite us and we shine brighter together.
We GET INVOLVED…
in our communities. Hundreds of service projects are completed each year! Our girls and volunteers change the world through small acts of kindness and BIG ideas that make a lasting impact. Serving meals at a community soup kitchen, collecting items for local shelters and singing holiday carols to bring cheer to elders are regular aspirations for our girls. Older girls are traveling the country and the world through awe-inspiring projects that show a girl she can make a difference in the world.
As a council, we value diversity and inclusiveness; our staff and volunteers are representative of the diverse communities that we serve. Girl Scouts does not discriminate on any basis, including age, race, ethnicity, religion, and disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Written Information Security Plan (WISP)
The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, Inc. (GSCWM) is committed to protecting your nonpublic personal information and has taken steps to protect your privacy. The type of information we collect varies depending on the nature of your involvement with our organization. A “minimum necessary” rule is used for both collection and access of secure information. Employees and volunteers may receive, or have access to, information about you only if there is a good reason and they must agree to follow established security and confidentiality procedures.
Periodic training is provided for employees and volunteers who, in carrying out their responsibilities for GSCWM, have reason to collect or access nonpublic personal information. Annually, all employees sign an acknowledgement that they have read and understand our privacy policies and procedures.
We have technical, administrative, and physical security measures in place to protect your personal information from unauthorized access and improper use. Our security procedures are reviewed annually to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state regulations and to consider appropriate new technology and updated methods. Despite reasonable efforts, no security measure is ever perfect or impenetrable.