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From Rocks To Roads - Venice

Sat Jan 07, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Life Skills
Cadettes, Seniors, Volunteers, Ambassadors

From Rocks to Roads Program Description

For Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

Date: January 7, 2023

Time: 9:00 am -12:00 noon

Location: 1 Ajax Drive, North Venice, FL 34275

Cost $10 per person

Capacity 85 girls, 15 adults

Minimum needed 30 girls and adults

Put on your hardhat and safety vest and join the team of female professionals at Ajax Paving, as they host this generous Girl Scout Patch Program for girls in grades 6-12 “From Rocks to Roads” at their asphalt plant in Venice. The program kicks off with a safety tour of the asphalt plant, which will be fully running on the day of the tour. 

Girls will visit the tech lab and meet with the Quality Control Lab Tech.  They will learn how asphalt is made and participate in an asphalt simulation activity, by making and eating “asphalt cookies” made of chocolate, walnuts, coconuts and oats.  After learning how to make asphalt, girls will walk across the street and meet with an engineer to learn the final steps of how rocks are turned into roads.

This patch program was created by a team of female professionals at Ajax Paving who will lead a panel activity to introduce girls to a variety of careers they can pursue in the construction industry. The program ends with pizza and a Q & A session.

Program includes water, asphalt cookie snack, pizza and a patch.

15 spots are reserved for adult Girl Scout volunteers at no cost, in exchange for chaperoning the program, guiding girls to and from each session, and monitoring safety during the sessions.

Parts of this program occur outside. Participants must wear closed shoes, long pants and shirts with sleeves (no tank tops, but short sleeves are ok), as a part of the plant required attire.

Registration deadline is December 29, 2022.  Refunds and cancellations cannot be processed after December 29, 2022.