After spending years going door-to-door selling cookies, a group of Girl Scouts ended up at a house where most people can't even reach the door bell — the White House.
One of the 11 Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles' robotics teams, the Rock N' Roll Robots, attended the National Science Fair at the White House on Oct. 18, after winning the Inspire Award for the best overall team at the regional competition in Los Angeles.
"This was huge, getting invited to the White House is a once in a lifetime event, don't you think" said Julie Townsend, team mentor and Jet Propulsion Laboratory robotics engineer.
Plenty of memories were made as the team demonstrated their robot in a hallway of the White House, saw the Mythbusters from the Discovery Channel, watched President Barrack Obama give a speech and shook his hand afterward.
"I think that it's so meaningful for them to get recognition for their achievements in science and technology," Townsend said. "The school's winning science team doesn't get as much attention as the football team. It was so nice to see them be appreciated and recognized for their work."