An event to introduce area young women to what the Erath County Girl Scouts are all about is kicking off from 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the Mistletoe Hut at the Stephenville Service Center (401 Mistletoe Drive).

“This is open to the whole community and it’s kind of just a time where we can introduce what Girl Scouts is all about, so we’re inviting girls who aren’t registered and girls who are already registered to attend,” Girl Scout Treasurer and event committee member Lacey Cook said. “This is a free event and you do not have to register to attend. It can be come and go, but if you want to make sure you get a spot for a specific activity, come early and sign up for your time.”

Those Girl Scout Day activities will include archery, a fire pit with s’mores, Girl Scout songs, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities and more.

“We’re also going to have face painting,” Cook said. “Our archery program is new this year and we received a wonderful donation from the Evening Lions Club, so we are highlighting all the things we are able to do this year.”

The STEM-centered activities will focus on a robotics project - building a robot out of Legos - and one other activity. Those participating in the fun can earn up to four patches during the Girl Scout Day event.

“I’m looking forward to kick starting these programs, archery and STEM,” Cook said. “I’m also looking forward to rejuvenating our unit and getting the girls interested in what Girl Scouts is. We’re not just cookies, Girl Scouts is about all of these different things.”

The mission of Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who will help make the world a better place. The Girl Scouts of Central Texas currently has 1.9 million girls and 800,000 adult volunteers involved in the non-profit organization.

For more information email girlscoutserath@yahoo.com.