Girl Scouts at Penn

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The mission of Girl Scouts at Penn (GS@P) is to establish relationships with local Girl Scout troops, particularly those serving a low-income population, and provide positive role models through participating in troop activities and through day-long educational events held at Penn each semester. The day-long events at Penn have won praise for their quality and focus on important issues facing young girls in low-income communities. Their signature annual event is G.U.T.S: Girls Understanding Technology and Science, which introduces girls to a wide range of scientific topics. Other annual events include Stand Up!, which focuses on self-defense and Get Fit!, which focuses on nutrition and physical fitness.

Since 2007, the Girl Scouts at Penn had 221 active undergraduates who volunteered at the 36 events that GS@P ran, serving over 2,231 Girl Scouts.

The theme of a recent Girls Understanding Technology and Science (G.U.T.S) event was Space Exploration. Wearing matching t-shirts, young Philadelphia community troops crowded the classrooms at the David Rittenhouse Laboratory to explore various topics pertaining to the theme. Working in tandem with other science-oriented clubs on campus, the participants ate space food, such as Tang and pudding, while exploring topics in astronomy.