Prepare Girls for Kindergarten with Virtual Event Series

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

July 8, 2020 (Bettendorf, Iowa) – Girl Scouts is launching a free “Make New Friends” virtual event series to ensure that all girls are prepared to start kindergarten with confidence. The COVID-19 pandemic and transition to virtual learning and activities has disrupted important educational milestones, particularly for children entering kindergarten this year. Social and emotional learning is important for success in kindergarten, and as the experts on girls’ leadership and development, Girl Scouts is uniquely poised to lead fun and impactful events that help girls make new friends while boosting their social skills, self-confidence, and experience in a classroom or virtual setting.

One of the largest girl-serving organizations has designed a specialized, engaging four-part virtual event series that is free and open to all girls who are entering kindergarten. Girls will:

practice interacting with other girls, exploring new ideas, and gaining the courage to ask questions about what they see;

explore emotions and learn how being persistent can help them achieve their dreams;

use their senses to process the world around them while practicing reasoning and

problem-solving skills; and

learn how to listen to a story, identify key characters, follow a plotline, and then share

what they learned.

Knowing that social and emotional learning and development are some of the strongest predictors of academic success and healthy relationships, Girl Scouts has designed fun activities for girls to meet these critical milestones. Events will include activities for girls to explore the solar system, create an inspiring drawing to represent their dreams and remind them to be persistent, and much more.

All girls and their families, not just members of Girl Scouts, are invited to join the virtual programs. To register, for an upcoming event, visit

July 20-23, 2020 from 6:00-6:30 p.m. July 27-30, 2020 from 6:00-6:30 p.m. July 28-August 6, 2020 from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

About Girl Scouts

Through the Girl Scout Program, girls learn to face challenges head-on, embrace failure as a learning opportunity, create lasting relationships, and find dynamic solutions to social issues— all while building the skills and courage they need to take the lead every day and empower themselves for life. To join or volunteer, visit