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Girl Scouts honor Superior's Arndt with Beacon Award

A Morris Girl Scout Troop presented Scott Arndt of Superior Industries a Beacon Award for going beyond expectations to support Girl Scouts. From left, Anya Fehr, MaKena Haack, Abby Swensen, Taiah Minnick, Marissa DeVries and Arndt. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times

Scott Arndt said helping members of a local Girl Scouts troop learn about computer coding and engineering is part of good stewardship for himself and his employer Superior Industries.

"I think this helps the community. I love the thought of giving them the opportunity (to learn)," Arndt said.

Arndt and Superior received a Beacon Award for his contributions to the local Girl Scouts. A news release from the Girl Scouts said the award is given to those who go above and beyond to support their local Girl Scouts.

Scouts said they had fun learning about computer coding and engineering.

"It was fun and challenging," Scout MaKena Haack said of computer coding.

The fun part of the engineering experience was "building stuff," Scout Abby Swenson said.

The Scouts worked with some female engineers and female information technology personnel on coding.

"This was intentional," Arndt said of having women work with the Girl Scouts. Arndt said he and Superior wanted to make sure the Girl Scouts knew that girls can be working in engineering and IT.

Maybe some of the Girl Scouts will be inspired to pursue those careers and then, work for Superior, Arndt said.

But, if they don't choose those careers or to work at Superior, Arndt said it was also a way to show them that girls can do anything.