Girl Scouts Connect St. Patrick’s Day Float Assembly to Leadership Program

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Friday, February 28th, 2020

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia will have a float for the first time in the St. Patrick’s Day parade this year.  In partnership with JE Dunn Construction Company, Colby Enterprises, Inc., LS3P Associates LTD., H&E Equipment Services, and Capitol Materials Coastal, Inc. they have created a float highlighting the four pillars that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Program:  1) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), 2) Outdoors, and Math (STEM), 3) Life Skills, and 4) Entrepreneurship. The design will incorporate a bridge representing the Girl Scouts Bridging Ceremony, which is an event during which girls move from one program level to the next. The girls have been working to create badges from the various program levels and skill sets to attach around the sides of the float.

“This endeavor has been a true team effort! JE Dunn Construction, LS3P, H&E Equipment Services, Colby Enterprises, Inc., and Capitol Materials Coastal, Inc. have all come together to work closely with the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia to design and construct a parade float for the St Patrick’s Day parade. We are all thrilled to support our local G.I.R.L. Scouts.” said Ryan Price, Vice President/Division Manager JE Dunn Construction.

WHEN:           Saturday, March 7, 2020, for final assembly

                           1:00-4:00 p.m.

WHERE:             Girl Scout Camp Low

                           1912 Rose Dhu Road

                           Savannah, GA 31419

Additional Details about the four Leadership Pillars for Girls

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is built on four core program pillars.

1. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) With a focus on high-quality multiyear programs in engineering, computer science, and outdoor STEM, girls become increasingly interested, confident, and competent in STEM subjects.

2. Outdoor Through progressive outdoor programs for girls of all ages, girls experience nature, build skills and take action in their communities as environmental stewards.

3. Life skills by partaking in life skills programming, girls enhance the academic skills they learn in school through topics such as civic engagement, healthy living, communication skills, financial literacy, and global citizenship.

4. Entrepreneurship Starting with the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program, this pillar explores ways in which girls can change the world by learning business skills and provides them with a variety of entrepreneurship opportunities, including social entrepreneurship.