Girl Scouts look for recruits at their "World of Girls" event

LAS VEGAS -- The girl scouts of Southern Nevada are looking for girls to join and for parents to volunteer, and they hope their "World of Girls" event, which was held in Las Vegas Saturday will get that message out loud and clear.

STEM is he buzzword in Girl Scouts now and it stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

"To see kids get intellectually stimulated by any STEM curriculum is just so rewarding. It really shows the upcoming generation, they really know where their priorities need to be and they find it fun," Alana Sussman of Mad Science said.

Sussman is one of the co-owners of Mad Science, which provides hands on experience in these fields. She's part of the "World of Girls" event where the girl scouts of Southern Nevada are showing what they're about.

"It takes a community to raise a successful child, and in a girl's life, she needs leadership and mentorship very much, and girl scouting is a great program to do that," Liz Ortenburger, one of the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada said.

Jill Pressman found the program intriguing enough; she said she may sign up her own two daughters. "The biggest pro is learning about different things they can do in the community; learning about first aid, and learning about how to be a community member, Pressman said.

Chloe Jones said she's been a Girl Scout for three years now and she's shared her knowledge of CPR with her peers.

There's an estimated 10-thousand in Southern Nevada in the Girl Scout program right now, and they want everyone to know that Girl Scouts aren't just about cookies anymore.



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