Girl Scout Troop hosts STEM career carnival in Marine Park

Scout Leader Michele Kelly, left, with the troop at the Career Carnival on May 17.
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A local Girl Scout troop hosted a kid-organized career carnival on May 17 in Marine Park, focusing on preparing young women for their professional futures.

Troop 2-126 put on the event at Good Shepherd Catholic Academy, teaching the next generation of female pioneers about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, said the troop’s leader.

“It was a great introduction to possible careers in science and technology, as a lot of women are taking more of an interest in STEM fields,” said Michele Kelly.

The young women set up six stations, where attendees learned about various aspects of the tech-driven future.

“They built robots out of recycled materials, because girl scouts have to go green,” said Kelly. “They had a movement station where they learned to dance like robots. We had a station where the girls interviewed one of the parents, who works as a technology teacher with the Department of Education. And we had the kids reflect on how this could affect their careers.”

As part of the effort, the 16-member troop created a functioning website to promote the carnival, according to Kelly.

“The girls made the whole website themselves,” he said. “My daughter, Victoria, is very tech-savvy, so she made the website, and all the girls contributed to it. They were each responsible for a page on it, and make sure it was full.”

Kelly called the event a smashing success, giving all the credit to the girls, who range in age from 5 to 16 years old.

“Our scouts have been working on this since last year,” she said. “It was the culmination of many, many meetings. It was really nicely put together, and it was entirely kid-run, which is great.”

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Posted 12:00 am, May 30, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Rufus Leaking from BH says:
OK girls, now prepare to use your education to train the girls from India, your replacements, who will work for less. You will get a badge for that.
May 30, 2019, 6:58 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
OK girls, now prepare to have all your rights regarding your body stripped from you by the Republicans. If you are impregnated by a rapist, you will be forced to give birth to that baby. You will also be treated as an object by them. See the trump quote "grab them by the ——".
May 30, 2019, 7:33 am
Bernie bro from Burlington says:
That’s ok Rufus. No one will have to work when Bernie is president, because unicorns will fart money to everyone and we can all sit around and smoke weed all day. Oh and abortion will be free for everyone too.
May 30, 2019, 1:44 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Hey Bernie bro, Do you have a reliable source for all these claims or are you just being a jerk? If you give women the option to make their own choices regarding their body, that will suffice. Nobody is asking for free abortions however, The U.S. government subsidizes medications for erectile dysfunction. I'm assuming you don't want your taxes paying for abortions, but are you ok with paying for limp dudes?
May 30, 2019, 3:19 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge is a stupid dummy head.
May 30, 2019, 5:29 pm
Gary from Fort Greene says:
The military does pay to fill prescriptions to treat E.D. for active and retired service members, just like it pays for all other prescriptions for those groups - including for birth control. Obviously these are not subsidies. They are part of the common health care package for service members.
May 30, 2019, 5:32 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Wrong, Gary.
May 30, 2019, 6:54 pm
Tatiana Putinskaya from Brighton Beach says:
Henry your deranged TDS is on full display. Personally I think abortions should be mandatory for all Leftist/Fascist Democrats, it certainly would make the world a better looking place!
May 30, 2019, 7:20 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Hmmmmm, Tatiana Putinskaya from Brighton Beach. I'm guessing you're that trumpturd train guy. It's funny because drumpf deleted his tweet today where he admitted Russia helped him win the election, but then 180'd later in a press conference. Wow you trumpturds are so gullible.
May 30, 2019, 7:30 pm
Gringo says:
Ci senor. We are taking over. We are taking all the good jobs in construction while you gringos are put into never ending debt with useless liberal arts degrees. Our amigos in india are helping out in computer programming and customer service. You gringos are the new poor.
May 30, 2019, 8:54 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
The comment by “Gringo” is beyond stupid and racist. I’m mostly shocked that they capitalized at the beginning of sentences. That’s a new high for trump supporters.
May 30, 2019, 9:42 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.
May 30, 2019, 10:14 pm
Man in bathroom stall says:
That's a right triangle, you idiot!
May 31, 2019, 6:20 am
Patty from Bergen Beach says:
GREAT JOB Troop 2-126 & troop leader Michele Kelly. This was a phenomenal project. Was this a TAP or one of the higher awards (Bronze, Silver, Gold) for any of your girls? As for the rest of you moronic commenters this is moment to celebrate THESE young ladies on nearly a years work of hard work so STEP OFF!! This was NOT a political discussion and leave it to complete & utter IGNORANT IDIOTS to turn a Girl Scout celebration into a political debate!! Is this country so far gone that literally every damn one of you loses your mind and can't simply say "Wow, great job, Ladies!"?? SHAME ON EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!!! SMDH #Time&PlacePeopleTime&Place
May 31, 2019, 11:19 am
Six more years from Trump train says:
Yes Patty, this country is that far gone. That’s why we voted for President Trump to MAGA.
May 31, 2019, 1:56 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
That’s why the bigots voted for drumpf, to make America White again.
May 31, 2019, 3:26 pm

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