National – Girl Scouts across the country can now participate in a new patch program, The House That She Built, designed to empower girls to think about STEAM and construction by meeting real professional women in building.
Created by Mollie Elkman, the author of the children’s book, The House That She Built, with support from the book’s publisher, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), this program is inspired by the same team of real women from NAHB’s Utah Chapter of Professional Women in Building Council who came together from around the country to build a home in Utah. Many of the 100+ women who joined together from around the country to build this home are former Girl Scouts themselves. The program hosted by the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast was first rolled out last week but is available to all Girl Scouts across the country.
The program also hopes to generate an early interest in the career opportunities in the construction industry. The shortage in skilled trade workers is a growing crisis for our country, and currently, women make up less than 3% of the construction workforce. The House That She Built patch will help expose girls to new skills and interests and showcase the opportunities for successful careers in construction.
For more information on participating in the Girl Scouts The House That She Built patch click here.