Tech Tuesday: Girl Scouts STEM program focuses on teaching scouts to become innovative leaders

Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 6:01 PM EST
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The Girl Scouts are releasing a new cookie this week in North Central Florida.

Each lemon-flavored cookie has a motivating quote inspired by the Girl Scouts Mission.

Isabella R. and Jaedyan T. are Junior Girl Scouts who say being a Girl Scout is much more than selling cookies.

"You kinda learn like how to build stuff and that you should just when you are building stuff just to have fun with it,” Jaedyan said.

A racecar competition is a part of the Girls Scouts STEM program teaching girls how to be critical thinkers in the world of science, technology, engineering, and math.

"When they're older some of them might go on to be mechanical engineers, building and designing cars, just like they did... and that will make an entire new world,” Senior Girl Scout Claire F. said.

Building race cars can teach the Girl Scouts about the types of technologies that depend on aerodynamics to function, which troop leaders say can lead the scouts to think about the possibilities of new inventions.

Through the program, the Girl Scouts also get opportunities to build robots, create apps, invent medical devices, or even develop video games.

"I get to lead the girls and get them to do really cool activities and then help them with that and then they, later on, get to do that same thing for somebody else and it just keeps going,” Claire said.

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