Over 40 Girl Scouts rolled up their sleeves at Rosie’s Girls day camp, where they learned to weld, wire, build, draft, and design. These middle schoolers embodied Rosie the Riveter as they got their hands dirty, took positive risks, and tried new things!
This June, Girl Scouts River Valleys, in partnership with Dunwoody College of Technology, delivered a unique camp experience designed to build strong, confident girls through exploration of the skilled trades. In a safe, supportive, girl-centered environment, girls focused on leadership, self-confidence, and teamwork – with tons of fun woven in! They learned from women instructors who are experts in their field.
“I’ve learned that I can be different things in life that I thought I could never be.” – Tanya, Grade 7
This first of its kind program combines the best of Rosie’s Girls, a proven program of Vermont Works for Women, and the best of Girl Scout programming, to offer a two week non-traditional day camp. The girls put their skills and creativity to work at the camp as they built 10 Little Free Libraries that were donated to the community.
The camp has gained notable attention, including a segment on KARE 11. We are grateful to all our partners who helped to bring this amazing program to girls in our community. After Rosie’s Girls, we all have a new mantra: “We can do it!”