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Girl Scouts Learn Science, Math And More In Visit To Sikorsky In Stratford

Girl Scouts get up close to helicopters during a weekend campout at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford.
Girl Scouts get up close to helicopters during a weekend campout at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford. Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

STRATFORD, Conn. -- Over 350 Girl and Boy Scouts across Connecticut camped out at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford for the 15th Annual Camp Sikorsky.

The group was welcomed on the first night of the event by Judy Bankowski, vice president and chief information officer of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. The girls spent their Saturday in workshops of their choice, including aviation, space exploration, weather, engineering, chemistry and more while learning from role models across different fields. 

Through these workshops, attendees were able to satisfy their badge requirements with the help of Sikorsky personnel. 

The group also had the opportunity to take a tour of the facility on their last day. 

“Everyone had a wonderful time, and it was a great experience for the group. The sole purpose of this event is to spark interest in the high technology career fields,” said Ellyn Savard, STEM Program Initiatives Manager. “The goal is to have each participant walk away knowing what is available to them when they go to college and think about their careers.” 

Camp Sikorsky is an example of the programs that fall under Girl Scout of Connecticut’s STEM initiative, which offers girl-led, girl-centric activities to help girls gain confidence and build 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. 

The event was held Friday, Oct. 23, to Sunday, Oct. 25

For more information about Girl Scouts of Connecticut, click here.

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