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!
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
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
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)