5 Ways to Get Girls Thinking Like a Programmer

Over the past years of technological advancements, it’s no secret that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is the way of the future! The following generations will see careers such as aerospace engineers, biologists, meteorologists, and cryptographers becoming more and more commonplace – and we’ve got Girl Scouts to fill them! According to the Girl … Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Girls Thinking Like a Programmer

Astronomy Club Recap

From June 9th – 14th, girls gathered at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland for the Girl Scout Astronomy Club Summit. The admission process began late February, when Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast created a team of two Girl Scouts, one volunteer Amateur Astronomer and one staff member. The team submitted an … Continue reading Astronomy Club Recap

Spooky Science

What better time than Halloween to try out some spooky science experiments with your troop? Grab your fellow Girl Scouts and try out one of these fun STEM-inspired projects to set the mood for the upcoming holiday. Flying Ghost Rockets Materials:  Film canisters Corn starch Water Black marker Alka Seltzer Stir stick Instructions:   Start by … Continue reading Spooky Science

No Contest: Girl Scouts is the BEST Leadership Organization for Girls

Whether she's at camp or her next troop adventure, outdoor skills like climbing, kayaking, and hiking are at the heart of Girl Scout  programs. The Benefits of Being a Girl Scout are Clear Girl Scouts prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership like no other organization. From protecting our national parks to accepting a mission on … Continue reading No Contest: Girl Scouts is the BEST Leadership Organization for Girls

Girl Scouts of the USA and Raytheon Team Up to Create Cyber Challenge and Programming for Middle and High School Girls

From GSUSAToday, Girl Scouts of the USA and Raytheon are excited to announce they are launching GSUSA’s first national computer science program and Cyber Challenge for middle and high school girls. The program aims to prepare girls in grades 6-12 to pursue computer science careers in fields such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, robotics, and data … Continue reading Girl Scouts of the USA and Raytheon Team Up to Create Cyber Challenge and Programming for Middle and High School Girls

The Girl Scout STEM Pledge: Bridging the STEM Gender Gap

from GSUSAStudies have predicted that within the next decade, the U.S. workforce will need 1 million more STEM professionals than it can produce. Girl Scouts has already been expanding opportunities for girls to explore STEM and today we announced the Girl Scout STEM Pledge. This groundbreaking national initiative pledge seeks to reduce the STEM gender … Continue reading The Girl Scout STEM Pledge: Bridging the STEM Gender Gap

Our New STEM and Outdoor Programming

A few weeks ago, we introduced 23 new badges in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the outdoors----- our largest programming rollout in almost a decade! Girl Scouts can create algorithms, design robots and racecars, go on environmentally conscious camping trips, collect data in the great outdoors, try their hand at engineering, and so … Continue reading Our New STEM and Outdoor Programming