The Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho have added a STEM Mobile to their fleet, with the mission of the customized van to visit the remote corners of the council to bring STEM activities to troops wherever they may live.
The van was the idea of CEO Brian Newberry, said Chief Operating Officer Renee Smock. It came after lengthy discussions on how to increase programming available to Girl Scouts.
“STEM just kept coming up to the top of the list,” Smock said.
Newberry said the Girl Scouts are committed to getting as many girls involved in STEM as possible.
“STEM is an important part of our girls’ future, and we want to at least expose them to it,” he said.
While preparations are underway for a STEM/maker space room at Girl Scouts headquarters in north Spokane, Newberry said he knew that it wouldn’t serve the entire…