Finally Something Good Happens To The Girl Scouts: They’re Partnering With Geek Squad
1:00 pm, August 3rd | by Laura Donovan
Guess what — guess? 2012 is more than halfway over, and good riddance. This year has brought nothing but unnecessary drama to the lives of Girl Scouts everywhere, so I’m relieved to hear that things are looking up for the Louisiana East Girl Scouts, who are set to partner with the Geek Squad to put on a two-day tech “academy” for ladies.
The summer academy will be open to girls ages 10 through 14 and offer lessons in computer engineering and usage. They’ll have the chance to take apart and rebuild the devices and learn about “responsible Internet use, protecting personal information, how to handle cyber-bullying and communicating with peers.”
“This is the age that girls sometimes lose the drive to succeed in science, technology, engineering and math, because of peer pressure from boys and sometimes even teachers,” said Jill Pollard, VP of the program. “We are reinforcing that this is a cool topic…The big focus for the national organization is to get her there. We want to see our girls as CEOs, chairwoman of the board, president.”
It’s about time someone gave the Girl Scouts something to cheer about, so hopefully the camp will extend to troops all over the country by next year so techy members everywhere can nerd out…and prove to lawmakers once again that they have more on their minds than societal sabotage.