Girl Scouts Earn Technology Badge with Virtual Center

11:37 AM, Aug 29, 2013   |    comments
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The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia earned their technology badge Thursday, with the opening of a virtual learning center.

The Peyton Anderson Foundation paid $150,000 for the training tool.

It's located at the Girl Scouts Headquarters, The Sarah Bailey Service Center in Lizella.

The system runs off one central computer, with 40 stations for Girl Scouts, volunteers or staff to use.

They can connect to online training programs and virtual seminars.

CEO Sue Else said it will save the organization money in travel costs for staff and volunteers.

Else said, "We have volunteers and we have staff in centers all over the state of Georgia. So with this room, we will be able to bring everyone together. If we have a training we will be able to have that training broadcast statewide."

Girl Scouts can also use the center to earn badges and learn about the growing job opportunities in science, math, engineering and technology.

CFO Stephanie Jordan said, "That's something the girls can use going forward. It's also an area girls are not comfortable moving into. Exposing them at a young age makes them much more comfortable."

The virtual learning center can be used by the community for training seminars, by making a reservation.

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia serve 122 Georgia counties, with about 13,000 Girl Scouts.

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