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Maui Girl Scouts Participate in Barbie “Be Anything, Do Everything” Program

September 1, 2015, 1:05 PM HST
* Updated September 1, 1:12 PM
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Maui Girl Scouts “try on” four careers with Barbie – Be Anything, Do Everything Program. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts on Maui participated in the Barbie “Be Anything, Do Everything” program on Aug, 15, 2015.

Imitating Barbie and her ability to “try on” different careers, the Girl Scouts in kindergarten through third grade had the opportunity to work with industry professionals to experience four different career fields: computer programming, nursing, gardening and aviation.

Representatives from Goma Games introduced the Girl Scouts to the computer programming field.  Scouts learned about computer commands and variables, and then used their new coding knowledge to design their own story.

Registered nurse and former Girl Scout Troop Leader Emily Ventura taught scouts how to find a pulse, wrap a sprained ankle with an ACE bandage, and use safety barriers such as masks and gloves properly.

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Grow Some Good, an organization that partners with local elementary schools to grow sustainable gardens, taught the scouts about the key ingredients plants need in order to grow.

Maui Girl Scouts “try on” four careers with Barbie – Be Anything, Do Everything Program. Courtesy photo.

Maui Girl Scouts “try on” four careers with Barbie – Be Anything, Do Everything Program. Courtesy photo.

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Girl Scouts also got to try on a beekeeper’s outfit and taste honey harvested from Grow Some Good bees.

Scouts also learned about aviation from pilot Shannon Christensen, who introduced them to the basic principles of flight. The girls had the opportunity to experiment with a flight simulator program, and experience a simulation of what it’s like to be a pilot.

The Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi organization works to build courage, confidence and character among girls to make the world a better place.  There are an estimated 5,000 girl and adult members statewide.

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