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Bug Bite Thing Announces Partnership with Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

The partnership aims to teach girls leadership and entrepreneurship skills.

Bug Bite Thing recently announced its $10,000 contribution and Annual Advocate for Girls partnership with Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. Bug Bite Thing is a chemical-free, reusable insect bite relief tool that retails for under $10.

The brand is proud to partner with Girl Scouts. The brand looks forward to promoting the Girl Scouts’ mission of empowering girls by teaching them vital skills, such as leadership and entrepreneurship. Through its Annual Advocate for Girls partnership, Bug Bite Thing Founder & CEO, Kelley Higney, is leading educational activities for Girl Scout campers at Summer Resident Camp in Tequesta, Fla. This summer, Camp Welaka is hosting more than a hundred girls and teaching them a variety of different skills. The company is also making an in-kind donation so every Girl Scout can possess a Bug Bite Thing.

Inspiring next generation’s leaders

The STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and math) will encourage innovative thinking and creativity. Higney’s program, Bug Bite Science with Bug Bite Thing, will include courses on bees and botany. The girls will learn the science behind the human body’s reaction to an insect bite or sting. They will also plant aromatic shrubs, study citronella’s mosquito repelling properties and learn why bees are attracted to marigolds.

“As a third-generation female entrepreneur, I was fortunate to have incredible female role models in my life from a young age. They encouraged me to think creatively and taught me that my potential is limitless. Being the founder of a female-owned business, I’m thrilled to partner with Girl Scouts and inspire the next generation of female leaders. Through mentorship and education, I look forward to instilling self-confidence in the girls and seeing them shine,” says Higney.

“We are very excited about our partnership with Bug Bite Thing,” says Lisa Johnson, CEO of Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. “This type of collaboration gives girls access to amazing STEM and Outdoor programs as well as introduces them to an incredible female role model and entrepreneur.”

About Bug Bite Thing

As Seen on Shark Tank, Bug Bite Thing offers a chemical-free, eco-friendly solution to effectively alleviate stinging, itching and swelling caused by insect bites and stings. The reusable tool solely uses suction to remove insect saliva or venom from underneath the skin. This makes it safe for children of all ages and adults. Bug Bite Thing is also Amazon’s #1 selling product for insect bite relief with over 35,000 positive reviews.

Bug Bite Thing gained recognition in 2019 after founder Kelley Higney and her mother appeared on ABC’s ”Shark Tank“. After the appearance, they secured a partnership with inventor and entrepreneur Lori Greiner. The business was featured again on ‘Shark Tank’ in April 2021 and showcased the company’s transformation into a multi-million-dollar enterprise. Bug Bite Thing is the recipient of 16 awards, including the 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business ‘Consumer Product Company of the Year’ and ‘Fastest Growing Company of the Year.’

Based in Port St. Lucie, Florida, the company is actively involved in community organizations, including St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce and Treasure Coast Food Bank, a member of Feeding America. Bug Bite Thing is available on Amazon.com, BugBiteThing.com and at major U.S. retailers. Learn more at Bug Bite Thing.

About Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls who believes that every girl can be a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leader with the power to change the world. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages five to 17 with vision and voice. It encourages girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others. We offer every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida serves more than 5,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call 561-427-0177 or visit www.gssef.org.

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