Chapter 2.4: Other Initiatives and Opportunities
Other exciting initiatives and opportunities exist to support the GSLE. In the past, these have covered topics like the environment, robotics, and space exploration. You can find out how to engage your group in opportunities like these by contacting your council or by visiting www.girlscouts.org/program/basics and clicking on “Program Basics” on the left side of the screen. GS-TOP offers a variety of opportunities through our local resources.
Our council offers a variety of opportunities through our local resources:
- Elliott Wildlife Values Project (EWVP): Launched more than 10 years ago, the EWVP provides girls with resources, collaborations, and opportunities that enable girls to explore nature, protect the environment, and develop a lifelong commitment to wildlife conservation.
- First LEGO League (FLL): FLL introduces girls to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) using LEGO MINDSTORMS, programmable robotics that test girls’ technical skills and expose them to leadership skills.
- NASA collaboration: Girl Scouts and NASA first collaborated more than 15 years ago, with a shared goal of exposing girls to science careers, creating summer internships for girls, hosting field trips relating to Earth and solar exploration, creating community outreach programs, and providing adult volunteers with training opportunities. To date, more than 100,000 girls have engaged in this program.
You can find a calendar of events and opportunities at www.gs-top.org/events.