STEM Badges in Girl Scouting: Then and Now

“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

Fostering the Next Generation of STEM Women through Girl Scouting

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

Girl Scouts Bridge the Gender Gap with STEM

By Krista Park, Communications & Marketing Director Today more girls are showing interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and STEM-based activities.  But despite this growing curiosity, girls still are not choosing medicine, science, technology and engineering as their number one career path. Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines has prioritized STEM in … Continue reading Girl Scouts Bridge the Gender Gap with STEM

The Top 10 Awesome Things about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

By Deanna Welker, Program Director Did you brush your teeth this morning?  I bet you didn’t think about the chemists that worked hard on your toothpaste’s formulation, or the engineers who designed that amazing rotating toothbrush you used.  But thank goodness for those people, right?  Scientists and engineers make our lives better.  Seriously, it’s true!  … Continue reading The Top 10 Awesome Things about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)