Fun With a Purpose


In Girl Scouts, girls have fun with a purpose—and Troop 55640 did just that on Monday, December 1, when they took a field trip to A Taste of Love Bakery. The girls were able to work on earning their Business Owner badge, while throwing a birthday party. It wasn’t a sister Girl Scout they were celebrating; […]

What’s a Boomwhacker? Our Juniors know!


Girl Scout Juniors attended Musician Badge Day at The Works in Bloomington on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  At this event girls learned about music instruments and three instrument families:  strings, percussion and wind. They experimented with xylophones, metal slinkies and boomwhackers (percussion tubes) to make different sounds. A highlight for the girls was designing and […]

Robotics Camp Empowers Girls


Ten-year-old Olivia has short hair and glasses, a thoughtful demeanor and strong opinions about music. She likes Neon Trees, an alternative rock band, but unlike other girls her age, she has no love for boy bands or Taylor Swift. An only child, Olivia tends to act a little older than she looks, and she knows […]

Robotics Isn’t Hard—It’s Fun!

Mikaela and her team decide how to program their car.

Mikaela was worried Girl Scout Robotics Camp would be really hard. Even though she’s a bright, thoughtful 11-year-old who’s very interested in science and math, she’d never done Robotics before and didn’t know what to expect. It didn’t take long on that first day of camp for Mikaela to realize Robotics wasn’t as hard as […]