The Girl Scouts of Western New York is hoping to register more girls in the organization than ever before.
- Girl Scouts looking to enroll more kindergarten and first graders
- Daisy for a Day event held at multiple locations on Saturday, June 26
- Girls will participate in STEM-related activities
They are doing this by hosting their first-ever Daisy for a Day event this coming Saturday, June 26.
The day, which is geared toward girls heading into kindergarten and first grade, will be full of family-fun activities that will give kids a taste of what girl scouts are like and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
"Historically girls haven't been involved in STEM,” said MeKenzie Lund, a community engagement specialist with Girl Scouts of Western New York. “Girl Scouts is a way to dip their toes into STEM and progress in the journey in girl scouts and a possible career in STEM."
They hope the earlier the girls get enrolled, the longer they'll stay involved and continue to build long-lasting life skills.
"Say your daughter is shy, your daughter wants to make friends,” said Ebony Singleton, Girl Scouts Placement Specialist. “Girl Scouts is the place for you. Girl Scouts is girl-led, so anything your daughter is interested in, there’s a chance we offer it here. Between camping and STEM and the cookie program, which is a financial literacy program first and foremost, those are all of the things girls are going to learn."
The event runs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free for all.
There are multiple locations for this event.
Events will take place in:
- Chautauqua County - Lakeside Park, Mayville (*Note this event is on June 30)
- Cattaraugus County- Ellicottville Memorial Library
- Erie County: Daemen College, Amherst
- Genesee County: Dibble Family Center, Batavia
- Monroe County: Al Sigl Center, Rochester
- Niagara County: Niagara Cty Comm College, Sanborn
For more information, check out Girl Scouts of Western New York.