Monday, July 16, 2018

Girl Scouts explore STEM at school

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast brought the Girl Scout Experience to several public schools this year to allow girls to learn more about Girl Scouts, leadership, STEM and how they all work together.

In Franklin, girls in grades K-5 at S.P. Morton Elementary School participated in enrichment programs that focused on STEM related projects. During the six-week adventure, girls worked on many STEM Journeys and earned a badge that included the Think Like an Engineer journey. They had fun with circuitry kits and other engineering activities that showed them just how valuable Girl Scouts is!

The administration at S.P. Morton Elementary School also got in on the fun.

In February, Franklin Schools Superintendent Tamara Sterling and Principal Sherie Davis participated in an investiture ceremony to become Girl Scout members at a sign up event. They were there to talk to parents and to support the in-school STEM program.

“This type of community partnership with our schools will help us meet the needs and interests of more girls and will encourage them in explore STEM outside of the classroom,” Superintendent Sterling said.

Girls at Joseph P. King Jr. Middle School got to participate in Girl Scout activities through a partnership with the school and with the help of Franklin Southampton Charities. Girl Scouts helped them “Be a Friend First.”

The Hampton School Age Program and Newport News Shipbuilding also allowed Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast to bring the power of Girl Scouts to a group of students in Hampton Public Schools.

At Samuel P. Langley Elementary School, girls interacted with circuitry kits and learned more about the engineering field. Several girls even said they are considering a career in STEM as they wrapped up their time in the program.

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast would like to thank Franklin Southampton Charities, Newport News Shipbuilding, Franklin and Hampton Public Schools for allowing us to bring the Girl Scout Experience to these amazing girls.