FIU CASE partners with Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida

The national Girl Scouts organization is over 100 years old and has almost 2 million participants. In South Florida, a unique global melting pot, the local council has both an interesting origin story and current reach.

Founded in 1923, Alligator Troop 1 (of Coconut Grove) was the first representation of Scouts in Dade County at the time. Soon after, troops in Lemon City, Miami Beach and Opa-Locka joined the charge and momentum has only grown since. Focusing the efforts in 1963, councils in Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties merged to become the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida.

With its mission of building “courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place,” the Girl Scouts have always provided real-world badge opportunities to help all develop skills around community building. A focused effort, especially with the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida, is partnering with area organizations to further the reach and opportunity for its scouts.

FIU CASE joins the effort to inspire the next generation of community leaders by providing new badge-aligned STEAM-focused opportunities. The college’s diverse staff, faculty and students will lead hands-on explorations for area troops. These will focus on directed benchmarks set forth by the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida, enhanced by programs facilitated both on and offsite from the university. These include field trips, program activations and community science days/nights.

For more information regarding the program, visit the Education Outreach webpage.