St. Louis, MO – August 24, 2018 – This fall thousands of eastern Missouri G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders) TM are not only diving into a new school year but embarking on hundreds of Girl Scout adventures including outdoor challenges, STEM programs, community service projects and leadership opportunities. Girl Scouts is a girl-led, expert-approved, volunteer-supported program with more than 100 years of proven results.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 27 Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is hosting more than 500 information nights at elementary schools across the region. To locate an information night near you, please visit girlscoutsem.org/informationevents.
The organization’s more than 40,000 Girl Scouts will start earning 30 recently released badges that enhance the Girl Scout experience and address some of society’s most pressing needs: cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science and space exploration. In a no-limits space specifically designed with girls in mind, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri provides these go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders with exciting and essential experiences that they will carry into their future careers and life successes.
The new programming for girls kindergarten through 12th grade includes:
- cybersecurity curriculum offering Girl Scouts in kindergarten a comprehensive education about the mechanics of computers and digital safety;
- environmental stewardship badges for girls in second through fifth grade preparing them to be advocates who address problems, find solutions and protect the natural world;
- and badges that teach girls how to program, design and showcase robots.
Eastern Missouri Girl Scouts are having fun and embarking on unique adventures at:
- Troop Round Up, an annual Girl Scout event at two of the Council’s camp properties in October. All registered Girl Scouts and their families are welcome to attend;
- TopGolf St. Louis, where girls hit microchipped golf balls at targets in an outfield. Attending girls receive a lifetime membership to TopGolf;
- and The Space Museum where girls in fourth through fifth grade learn about the complexities of the solar system.
For more than hundred years, Girl Scouts has been the best leadership experience for girls in the world. Period. Since the founding of the organization, Girl Scouts has always put girls front and center, ensuring everything it does equips them for a lifetime of leadership and success. This research-backed and evidence-based programming offers all girls, everywhere an environment where she can step away from bias and express herself freely and frequently.