Girl Scouts Learn Earn STEM Badges with the help of Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia Air and Space Center, and others at STEM Extravaganza
Shanise Harris, Public Relations Manager
May 31, 2022
Girl Scouts Earn STEM Badges with the Help of Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia Air and Space Center, and others at STEM Extravaganza
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast (GSCCC) held a STEM Extravaganza on May 21 in Newport News, VA where girls of all age levels participated in STEM activities and had fun earning STEM badges. Seven of GSCCC’s program partners, Navy Federal Credit Union, Norfolk Naval Station, Society of Women Engineers, Virginia Air and Space Center, Endview Plantation, Newport News Police Dept., and Newport News Shipbuilding, hosted activities for girls to learn the different aspects of STEM. Each organization supported the event and had representatives there to engage girls in STEM program activities. From fingerprint lifting and learning about Morse code to building robots with cubelets and snap circuits, girls were introduced to STEM concepts in a fun and interactive way!
Getting girls involved in STEM activities is an important part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. In addition to introducing girls to STEM in a fun way, activities encourage and support critical thinking skills and instills a passion for a lifetime of innovation! We need more dreamers and doers! Get your girl involved in STEM today. Sign up for some of the STEM opportunities offered by GSCCC this fall. Visit gsccc.org to get started!
Photo: Girl Scout Daisy Scarlett Anthony of Girl Scout Troop 115 learning how to lift a fingerprint with Newport News Polic Dept.
About Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, a United Way agency, serves nearly 7,000 girls in grades K through 12 with the help of more than 4,000 adult volunteers in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Girl Scouts offers a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls in an all-girl environment. Since 1912, Girl Scouts has been building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77SCOUT.
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