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150 Girl Scouts ages 5 through 14 gathered at Frisco United Methodist Church to learn more about how robots work, practice coding robots and create their own robot concept ideas.
This year, Girl Scouts of the USA released a series of robot badges for girls to explore. One troop of 11 Cadettes (grades six to eight) in Frisco decided to bring this badge work to life for younger girls in Northeast Texas.
Troop 6796 planned for two months to host a badge-earning event for their fellow Girl Scouts. These 13-year-old girls took the lead, planning all activities and teaching the badge steps to the other girls who attended. This is one of the 23 new STEM and outdoor badges released by the Girl Scouts of the USA earlier this year.
Troop Leader Tammy Turner said, “I’m constantly inspired by the girls in my troop. This is the third year in a row they have planned a large-scale event of this type in order to expose younger girls to a variety of STEM experiences. Not only are my girls providing positive interactions with STEM to hundreds of girls, but they are also exhibiting strong leadership skills and community service. I am beyond proud of each and every one of them.”
More information about joining Girl Scouts can be found at gsnetx.org/join.