Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road is bringing girls together from Eastern, Northern, and Southeast Kentucky for The Girl Scout 500, the first-ever valve car race, and STEM Fest.
The event will be held on Saturday, June 17, at the future site of Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Leadership Campus in Erlanger.
Valve car kits have been distributed to teams of middle school and high school girls, who have been working since January to modify their own to create the fastest car. A valve car is a hollow vehicle housing with a valve cover from a car engine powered by gravity. This girl-led program, with limited adult guidance, allows each girl the opportunity for creative thinking and experimenting with engineering principles.
The bracket-style tournament will include multiple track races in 15-minute increments. Following the race, participants will be given supplies to decorate the track and commemorate the first Girl Scout 500. Throughout the day, participants can engage in STEM-focused activities, such as building binary bracelets, LEGO robotics, snap circuits, and robotic boats.
For more information about The Girl Scout 500 or to register, click here.