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Guest Blogger: Lily P. Girl Scout Cadette from Spring Hill

Hi there everybody! I’m Lily, 2nd year Cadette from Girl Scout Troop 317. On October 22, 2016, Girl Scouts from all over West Central Florida came to the Nielsen building in Oldsmar, Florida. Why? To participate in what was the sum of Girl Scouts and Nielsen's Mega STEM Saturday!

The event was open to all Girl Scouts and those who attended had a blast at all the stations. Stations, seriously? It may sound amateur, but these were not your standard stations. We asked some Girl Scouts from Cadette Troop 317 what they thought about the event and here’s what they had to say.

Members of Troop 317

When asked what her favorite event was, Brenna replied “Probably making the lip gloss. I thought that was really cool, and coding.”

That’s right-coding! Girls were presented with the option to take a 45 minute coding class which was led by volunteers who worked in that field. Some other stations were making slime, managing your budget, learning about the Fibonacci Spiral, and making tin foil boats that could hold pennies.

When I asked Troop 317 member Jessica what she had learned at the event, the answer summed it all up “Lots of stuff!”

So are you still having doubts about how awesome the Girl Scout and Nielsen STEM event was? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

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GSWCF Science Fair
January 7, 2017
Calling All Girl Scout Scientists! Enter your Science Project into the first ever GSWCF Science fair! Overall winners will be chosen from a variety of categories by age level and subject. Some projects may be eligible for school, district, and county science fairs, or even to be entered into the White House Science Fair this spring! Learn More

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April 1, 2017
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