Have you heard the great news? This summer, Girl Scouts launched new badges and journeys that allow girls to explore the amazing world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in exciting new ways! With the new program, Girl Scouts can create algorithms, design robots and racecars, try their hand at engineering, and so much more.
We worked closely with experts in the field to make sure that these new badges help build girls' skills, encourage their interest in STEM, and increase their confidence.
Collaborators include the STEM-focused Code.org, GoldieBlox, SciStarter, Society of Women Engineers, and WGBH/Design Squad Global.
So, what's new?
3 New STEM Journeys for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and K-5 Multilevel Troops
Engineering | Think Like an Engineer
Girls learn how to think like a designer by participating in hands-on design challenges and completing a Take Action project.
Computer Science | Think Like a Programmer
Girls participate in interactive computational-thinking activities to learn how programmers solve problems. Girls also complete a Take Action project.
Outdoor STEM | Think Like a Citizen Scientist
Girls learn the scientific method by undertaking a citizen science project that involves making observations, collecting data, and working with scientists to receive feedback on research and findings. Girls also complete a Take Action project.
15 New STEM Badges
Engineering | Robotics
Girls design their own robots after learning how they’re built and programmed. “Unplugged” activities allow girls to earn badges without buying kits. Three new badges available for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors.
Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
Girls complete hands-on engineering activities, such as building and testing roller coasters, race cars, and jumping robots. Three new badges available for Daisies and Brownies.
For more information about the new badges, visit girlscouts.org/ourprogram.