CNC Software Hosts Local Girl Scout Troop

Tolland, CT – On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, CNC Software, Inc. hosted local Girl Scout troop #65023 for a tour of their corporate offices. Area Girl Scouts in 5th and 6th grades, were able to see where the world’s leading CAD/CAM software, Mastercam®, is created and learn how it is used by thousands of companies worldwide to manufacture products they see and use every day.   

The night kicked off at 6:00 p.m. with a presentation from CNC Software President and CEO—and former Girl Scout—Meghan West. She introduced the girls to CNC Software and provided some company background.


The company’s Corporate Trainer Keith Butzgy, also a Girl Scout father, introduced the troop to Mastercam, the Coordinate System, and the Manufacturing industry. He explained how manufacturing and machine shops have changed and that they aren’t the dark and dirty shops from years ago. The troop learned how manufacturing is a profitable industry to work within and that it offers viable career opportunities for girls. 

The troop got to see a modern machine shop, the Mastercam Manufacturing Lab, in action. This is where CNC Software applications engineers test out Mastercam toolpaths each and every day. The troop saw parts being cut and got to make fidget spinners, engraved with their own troop number. 

The tour concluded with a team building activity and some pizza. When asked, most girls wanted to be veterinarians when they grew up, but one girl told everyone she wants to be an engineer!