2019 Girl Scouts BIG Event

On September 28, the Outreach Volunteer Group of the New Orleans Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers attended the Girl Scout Louisiana East B.I.G. Event at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Over 1,0000 girls attended the event. ASCE hosted a classroom activity. They had two groups of girl scouts participate in a soil mechanics challenge. The girls were asked to pick up a cup of sand with only a pencil without touching any part of the cup. The activity allowed the group to talk about compaction and soil properties. The scouts had fun playing with sand. They also have fun learning about soil mechanics, compaction, and cost vs. benefits.