The Sikorsky Aircraft plant on Main Street hosted more than 500 Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from across Connecticut who camped out there Sept. 19-21, for the 14th annual Camp Sikorsky.
The group spent the weekend in workshops of their choice designing, building, soldering, launching, and learning. Through these workshops students satisfy Girl Scout badge and Boy Scout Merit Badge requirements under the tutelage of close to 100 Sikorsky volunteers. The annual event, unique to Connecticut, is designed to introduce scouting youth to highly technical careers.
This event is an example of the many programs that fall under Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s STEM initiative, which offers girl-led, girl-centered activities to help develop a girl’s confidence and build her skills in science, technology, engineering, and math.
As a part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, programs such as these help a girl discover herself and her values, connect with others to build healthy relationships, and take action to make the world a better place.
For more information about Girl Scouts of Connecticut, visit gsofct.org.