Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay Council Invite US Senator Tom Carper to Visit STEM Lodge

As part of Girl Scouts advocacy initiatives, Anne Hogan and Audrey Boys met with Senator Chris Coons in September regarding our advocacy work on behalf of girls, primarily asking for his support for the Healthy Media Act, as well as anti-bullying measures. Senator Coons was also briefed on STEM initiatives and the Council's naming as a STEM Advocacy Champion by Girl Scouts of the USA. In early October, Senator Thomas R. Carper visited the Lynn W. Williams Science and Technology Lodge to learn about our advocacy initiatives as well as to see STEM programming in action. Girls from Troop 923 and STEM specialist Carlyn Nelson demonstrated the Lego Robotics program while Senator Carper joined the girls in programming the robot to complete obstacles and tasks.