77% of girls say they’re considering a career in technology because of the Girl Scouts! So how do you blast off into the beginning of your STEM adventure? We’ve got you covered! From designing your own robot to jumping into the world of a programmer or citizen scientist – there’s no end to all the … Continue reading The Journey into STEM and Beyond!
They say age is just a number, but we think we look good at 106 years old! Our birthday on March 12 marks the day that Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout troop in 1912, and it kicks-off our weekday Girl Scout Spirit Week campaign. This year Girl Scout Week will be held … Continue reading Girl Scout Week is Almost Here!
“Doing, not talking or writing is the principle of the Girl Scouts.”- Scouting for Girls, 1927 Girl Scouting and science go back a long way to the earliest days of our Movement. Proficiency tests and special medals in science included Bee-Keeper, Electrician, Rock Tapper and Star Gazer. The handbook gave local councils the ability to … Continue reading STEM Badges in Girl Scouting: Then and Now
Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines is grateful for Duke Energy’s support of two TechnoQuest events held in Raleigh and Greenville on college campuses. Each year, 300 middle and high school girls are given the opportunity to explore careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with hands-on mentoring sessions in lab settings ranging from … Continue reading Corporate Spotlight – Duke Energy
Girl Scouts, grab your safety glasses and your viewing maps and get ready to get eclipsed! On August 21, we will have a rare opportunity to witness a solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is when the moon gets in the way of the sun light’s path, making it dark in the middle of the day. … Continue reading Get Eclipsed, Girl Scouts!
By Meridith Orr, Program Executive Studies of women and girls’ participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and careers is making headlines. Recently a story on National Public Radio's Morning Edition explored how having so few women enrolled in STEM majors in college actually creates fewer opportunities for young women to feel confident … Continue reading Fostering the Next Generation of STEM Women through Girl Scouting