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
Discover What’s New – More STEM and Outdoor Badges are here!
With new badges rolling out in alignment with the four Girl Scout program pillars of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), Outdoors, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship, it's an exciting time for Girl Scouts!Included in this rollout are our first ever Daisy badges. Now, in addition to their petals and leaves, our littlest Girl Scouts can … Continue reading Discover What’s New – More STEM and Outdoor Badges are here!
The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: Fun Facts to Prepare
A map of the United States showing the path of totality for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. Map via NASA.gov[Courtesy of GSUSA]: What happens when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, blocking the sun’s rays? A solar eclipse! During a total eclipse of the sun, the sky goes dark for several … Continue reading The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: Fun Facts to Prepare
JOIN US AUGUST 19 FOR GIRL CODE STEM EVENT AT CAMP ARNAZ!
GIRL CODE OPEN HOUSE KICK-OFF EVENT - AUGUST 19, 2017Girl Code is coming and we're holding a kick-off event at Camp Arnaz! Join us Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon at Arnaz Program Center for a STEM-sational GIRL CODE event! Girl Scouts can earn a GIRL CODE patch after completing fun, hands-on activities. Friends … Continue reading JOIN US AUGUST 19 FOR GIRL CODE STEM EVENT AT CAMP ARNAZ!
In Memoriam to Dr. Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Prize for Mathematics
What is the Fields Medal? The Fields Medal, often described as the "Nobel Prize of Mathematics," is regarded as the most prestigious award in the field of mathematics. Maryam Mirzakhani who was the first and only woman to ever win the prestigious Fields medal in mathematics, passed away this month at age 40. Her story is an … Continue reading In Memoriam to Dr. Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Prize for Mathematics
Join us on Aug 19 for GIRL CODE event at Camp Arnaz!
JOIN US on Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9 am to 12 pm at Arnaz Program Center for a STEM-sational event! GSCCC is welcoming Girl Scouts, Family and Friends to the Arnaz Program Center to participate in the kick-off of GIRL CODE!GRADE LEVEL: D,B,J,C,S,A are invited, as well as Troops, Individual Girls, Adult Chaperones, Family and Friends! Girl … Continue reading Join us on Aug 19 for GIRL CODE event at Camp Arnaz!
GSUSA’s CEO Sylvia Acevedo visits MOXI with local Girl Scout Troops!
GSCCC CEO Jody Skenderian and GSUSA's CEO Sylvia Acevedo with local Girl Scout Troops at MOXI in Santa BarbaraWOW! We were lucky enough to have Girl Scouts of the USA’s (GSUSA) national CEO Sylvia Acevedo visit our council yesterday! Sylvia shared her inspiring story of growing up as a Brownie and becoming a Rocket Scientist … Continue reading GSUSA’s CEO Sylvia Acevedo visits MOXI with local Girl Scout Troops!
Girl Scouts Can Now Earn a Cyber Security Badge
The new Girl Scouts cybersecurity badge will launch in partnership with security firm Palo Alto Networks. Palo Alto Networks will invest in GSUSA to develop this programming over the course of five years, led by a panel of cybersecurity experts. GSUSA and Palo Alto Networks expect to roll out the first in a series of … Continue reading Girl Scouts Can Now Earn a Cyber Security Badge
Girl Scout Junior wins First Place Trophy at National Gem and Mineral Show
Girl Scout sisters Brynleigh and Breena Elliott of Troop 61686 in Ventura firstlearned about gem and mineral shows through Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast, which provides the opportunity to earn a council's own badge called, "Rock Out!" The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies also offers a merit badge program called, "Future Rockhounds of America" which … Continue reading Girl Scout Junior wins First Place Trophy at National Gem and Mineral Show