Hazleton Junior Girl Scout Troop #30358 recently visited the offices of local electrical contractor, George J. Hayden, Inc. for their weekly meeting to work on the Junior Girl Scouts “Get Moving” journey as they pursue steps towards their Girl Scout Bronze Award.
President and Owner George F. Hayden and Human Resources Manager Donna Kozden instructed the troop about types of electrical energy, efficient energy usage, light pollution and ways they can use energy more efficiently in their daily lives. They witnessed the difference in the kilowatt usage between incandescent bulbs and more energy efficient LED bulbs.
The Girl Scouts interviewed Mr. Hayden during a question and answer session about his background and experiences in the business, the company’s history and the types of electrical jobs the company has completed. Mr. Hayden encouraged the girls to work hard in school and at home and remain committed to their studies and their community. He spoke to them about the exciting opportunities in the electrical field, whether as electricians, managers or engineers and the continuing need for qualified men and women in the trades. A few of the girls expressed an interest in the electrical field as a future career.
The Troop received a tour of the office, warehouse and prefabrication shop. They conducted a building energy audit to pinpoint examples of ways the company uses electrical energy efficiently, for example, with lighting, occupancy sensors and solar power. The Troop members were each given hand-powered flashlights as an example of both kinetic and potential energy.
Christine Michel, Accounting Manager at George J Hayden, Inc., is Girl Scout Leader of Troop #30358.