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Local Girl Scouts STEM it UP

Submitted Photos  Dakota Fetty tries her hand at blowing bubbles.
Submitted Photos Dakota Fetty tries her hand at blowing bubbles.
Submitted Photos  Girls learn how to make musical instruments with supervision
Submitted Photos Girls learn how to make musical instruments with supervision
Submitted Photos  Each night the Girl Scouts close the evening by joining hands and forming the friendship circle. Vicki Stover, troop 8584 leader, gives final words for the evening.
Submitted Photos Each night the Girl Scouts close the evening by joining hands and forming the friendship circle. Vicki Stover, troop 8584 leader, gives final words for the evening.
Submitted Photos  The girls who led all the activities for the STEM it Up Twilight Camp.
Submitted Photos The girls who led all the activities for the STEM it Up Twilight Camp.

Girl Scouts from all over Grayson county met last week for Twilight Camp at Parkview Baptist Church in Sherman. The Girl Scout Service Unit 485 hosted the week-long evening camp with the theme of “STEM it Up!” Twilight Camp is all “girl led” as adults are there for supervision and guidance. More than 60 girls enjoyed crafts, experiments, and lots of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

The camp included everything from how bubbles form to how magnets work, from making musical instruments to how catapults operate and even guest speakers.

Christie Lotspech, from Texas Instruments, spoke on the safety that is involved in all the aspects of STEM.

“What an experience for all the girls,” said Vicki Stover, leader of Van Alstyne Troop 8584. “They all loved the experiments and realized they are the future of technology.”

In addition to all the knowledge and fun, each girl brought can goods to the Parkview Baptist Church for its food pantry.