Girl Scout Summer Camp Provides Career Exploration for Girl Scouts like Bridget.
Girl Scouts exemplify the Girl Scout “can do” spirit while attending Girl Scout summer camp, where they test their strengths, explore new possibilities, and have fun with friends.
Bridget, who started as a Daisy and is now a Girl Scout Senior, loves Summer Camp – going horseback riding, climbing the rock wall, and serving in a Program Aide leadership role. One of the most rewarding experiences for Bridget was attending CampHERO – a week-long session for Girl Scouts in grades 9 - 12 who are interested in careers as a fi rst responder. Partnering with Milwaukee Safety Academy and Milwaukee Area Technical College-Oak Creek Campus, Girl Scouts receive hands-on training from professionals in law enforcement, fire suppression, and emergency medicine.
“I used to be shy and I didn’t know if I could do activities like practicing foot pursuits, doing a car accident rescue, or controlling a fire,” said Bridget. “Being surrounded by motivated professionals and other Girl Scouts who are invested in learning more and helping others made me feel empowered.”
“CampHERO taught me that I CAN do these activities and helped me discover my interest in a law enforcement career, a traditionally male-dominated profession,” added Bridget. “Women can do anything, and I am capable and confident about helping people in need.”
Girl Scout summer camp empowers more Girl Scouts, like Bridget, as they explore career opportunities and learn new skills that better themselves, and their communities.