Over 90 Girl Scouts from the Western Pennsylvania region visited Waynesburg University for Girl Scout Badge Day Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event was hosted by local Troop 80016 and was open to all Daises, Brownies, Juniors and non-Girl Scout friends.
“The Girl Scout Badge Day was an amazing event for our female youth to experience a wide variety of educational, social and cognitive development initiatives at Waynesburg University,” said Kelley Hardie, Dean of Students at Waynesburg University and Troop 80016 Leader. “The young scouts had the opportunity to learn about Women in STEM, Environmental Stewardship, First Aid, Self-Defense and Space Exploration. The mission of the Girl Scouts is building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place; this mission was achieved through the programming offered at Waynesburg University.”
The Girl Scout Badge Day was an amazing event for our female youth to experience a wide variety of educational, social and cognitive development initiatives at Waynesburg University.”
A number of Waynesburg University faculty members took part in the day by facilitating sessions, which included a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) lesson by Dr. Evonne Baldauff, chairperson for the Departments of Chemistry and Forensic Science and Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics and professor of chemistry; music lessons from Eric Brewer, instructor of music and Music Program Director; and a nature lesson on the University’s Unity Trail by Dr. Janet Paladino, professor of environmental science.
Included in registration was a t-shirt, all earned patches, an exclusive event patch, program supplies and lunch.
Waynesburg University has been involved in hosting scouting events on its campus throughout the years, including Merit Badge University for the Boy Scouts.
In addition, the University offers a Scout Scholarship for incoming students who have accomplished Eagle Scout, Gold Award, or Venturing Summit Award status. Through this scholarship, students can receive up to $2,000 over the course of four years ($500/year). In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be accepted to Waynesburg University and provide their certificate as proof of achievement.