Impact Stories

Troop 1987 – Team J. Gordon Low Resistance

STEM leaders in the making – thanks to you! What started out as an ordinary troop trip to the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS had an extraordinary impact on the Girl Scout Juniors in Troop 1987 from Gardener, KS! After learning how to program a F.L.L (FIRST LEGO League) robot, Troop 1987 left curious and wanting more!

The troop voted to officially form an F.L.L team to compete and named themselves J. Gordon Low Resistance – after the founder of Girl Scouts and in a nod to the basic principles of electricity! They used their cookie proceeds to purchase their first kit – a $700 value and immediately got to work! What a great combination – using cookie proceeds (and the entrepreneurial skills they learned) to advance their STEM education.

Many of the girls in the troop have been together since first grade. As they get older there are other new and exciting opportunities to be a part of that draw girls away from Girl Scouting. Having formed themselves as a competing robotics troop, girls were eager to stay involved in Girl Scouts and they even recruited two new members!

As a rookie team that got a late start, J. Gordon Low Resistance accomplished some bold feats this year! They competed at a local competition the three categories above and took home the Innovative Solution Award for their Hazenator Project!

Whether Girl Scouts are being lifelong learners at camp, pioneers through travel, or dreamers and inventors through robotics, they are preparing themselves for a lifetime of leadership! Thank you to all the volunteers and members of Daisy’s Circle who make opportunities like this possible for girls! By supporting their programming, you’re directly impacting local girls and their ability to build their own futures.

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