Highlights from TechnoQuest 2019

By Caraline Malloy. Girl Scout Ambassador, Girl Member of the Council Board, and Media Girl If you deeply admire talented, intelligent women like Marie Curie, Martha Chase, Edith Clark or Alexa Canady, TechnoQuest is the event for you! TechnoQuest is an amazing event where Girl Scouts from near and far are able to experience what it is … Continue reading Highlights from TechnoQuest 2019

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Innovators, Unite! TechnoQuest 2018

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

The Journey into STEM and Beyond!

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!

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

Gadget Girls Put the “Go-Getter” in G.I.R.L. Robotics!

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!

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