Massachusetts Girl Scouts Learn About Construction Thanks To A New Patch

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Some Massachusetts Girl Scouts put on their hard hats and got building on Saturday to learn about the construction industry and where they might fit into it.

The first 41 members of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts to earn the new Juniors Who Build patch had the opportunity to tour Boston's Suffolk Construction and learn about all that the construction industry has to offer.

Katherine Maloney, with Suffolk Construction, used her time with the Juniors to teach them about all the different fields within the construction industry.

"How do you come and be an accountant in a construction firm? How do you come do marketing in a construction firm? And just give them sort of the full breath of this is what you can do and this is an industry you should look at," Maloney told WBZ's Suzanne Sausville.

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The new patch is part of Suffolk's Rebuild the Ratio program to get more women involved in construction.

The Girl Scouts created structures using Popsicle sticks and clothespins that had to be strong enough to hold books.

Photo: WBZ NewsRadio \ Suzanne Sausville

While some Girl Scouts learned they have a knack for building, others learned that they are more interested in other industries.

"I don't normally like building things, I normally like interior design," said 10-year-old Charlie.

"You know it's really exciting for them to see all the different kinds of careers," said Betsy Calkins with the Girl Scouts.

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