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Aug 13, 2018

Girl Scout Daisies go on an Aqua Adventure

Girl Scouts find innovative solutions to everyday problems!

The H2O Mobilizers recently showcased their hard work at the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo. at Camp Ilchester, proving that you’re never too young to start exploring the world of robots!

The theme this season was Aqua Adventure. Teams were challenged to learn all about water, identify and research a problem and find a creative solution. Teams built and programmed mechanical models to demonstrate their innovative solutions.

This team of Daisies (ages 5 and 6) selected gardening as their water use and rainwater harvesting as their solution. Their model demonstrated various ways to use water resources wisely. The H20 Mobilizers won the Explosive Ideas category for flash, sizzle, and pizzazz based on solid research and innovative ideas.

A Girl Scout Research Institute study found that 74% of girls say they’re interested in STEM, but only 13% of girls say a STEM career is their first choice.

Girl Scouts is prepared to fill the STEM workforce pipeline with girls who are ready to take the lead. We are committed to increasing girls’ involvement in science, technology, engineering, and math and ensuring that every girl has opportunities to explore through hands-on “learning by doing” in a girl-focused, girl-led environment.

Without your support, we would be unable to provide opportunities for the 20,000 Girl Scouts in central Maryland to explore STEM. You can change the world by investing in girls.

Jul 10, 2018

Girl Scouts and Mothers Walk the Red Carpet

Posing on the red carpet
Posing on the red carpet

On April 20, 2018, mothers at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women hosted their Girl Scout daughters for the most anticipated event of the year – the annual Girl Scouts Beyond Bars sleepover.

This year, 25 girls spent the night with their mothers at the MCIW for a Hollywood-themed sleepover. Prior to the sleepover, the girls made paper “Walk of Fame” stars as decorations. The stars featured each girl’s name, hand outline, and something she does well.

Girls arrived at MCIW to find a red carpet featuring their “Walk of Fame” stars. The girls and mothers spent time painting Oscar statues, decorating t-shirts, sharing a meal, and most importantly, bonding in an overnight setting. This is the only opportunity for these Girl Scouts to spend time overnight with their mothers all year.

The MCIW warden allowed the GSBB staff to bring a camera into the prison to capture the sleepover. We hope you will find these photos heartwarming and hopeful.

Currently, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars is serving 32 girls and 20 mothers. Over the past 25 years, more than 400 girls have been given the support they need as they cope with the loss of a parent and the isolation that comes from the stigma of their mothers’ involvement in the criminal justice system.

Your commitment to Girl Scouts Beyond Bars helps us ensure that ALL girls in central Maryland have the opportunity to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

Painting together
Painting together
Ready for bed!
Ready for bed!
Mother/daughter bedtime
Mother/daughter bedtime
May 16, 2018

Caution: Innovators at Work!

On April 29, 2018, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland hosted a First Lego League Jr. Expo at Harford Community College.

The seven teams from Harford County, MD showcased what they have been working on this season: an Aqua Adventure Challenge. The teams chose a problem to research and then came up with a creative solution. They then created mechanical Lego models that they built and programmed in order to demonstrate their innovative solution.

The GSCM First Lego League Jr. is a program for girls in Kindergarten through 3rd grade to solve real-world engineering challenges and develop important life skills. Girls who participate focus on team building, problem solving, creativity, and analytical thinking to develop solutions to a problem currently facing the world.

A Girl Scout Research Institute study found that 74% of girls say they’re interested in STEM, but only 13% of girls say a STEM career is their first choice.

Girl Scouts is prepared to fill the STEM workforce pipeline with girls who are ready to take the lead. We are committed to increasing girls’ involvement in science, technology, engineering, and math and ensuring that every girl has opportunities to explore through hands-on “learning by doing” in a girl-focused, girl-led environment.

Without your support, we would be unable to provide opportunities for the 20,000 Girl Scouts in central Maryland to explore STEM. You can change the world by investing in girls.

 
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