According to the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), 77% of girls say that because of Girl Scouts, they are considering a career in technology. Why, do you ask? Easy! Because Girl Scouts provides girls with a supportive all-girl environment where they feel comfortable learning by doing, making mistakes, and being themselves! Twice a year, we … Continue reading Innovators, Unite! TechnoQuest 2018
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!
“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
By Meridith Orr, Program Executive Whether it’s trekking across the globe or enjoying the outdoor life by the camp fire, Girl Scouts provides unique troop experiences that help girls explore their interests in a safe space. These specialty troop experiences include delving into the world of science and technology. Here at Girl Scouts – North … Continue reading Gadget Girls Put the “Go-Getter” in G.I.R.L. Robotics!
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