Girl Scouts wants to introduce girls of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to help them see how they can actually improve the world. Whether they’re discovering how a car’s engine runs, learning to manage finances, or caring for animals.
All girls should be able to explore different aspects of STEM every year, so Girl Scouts developed a unique, “fun with purpose” K–12 curriculum to inspire girls to embrace and celebrate scientific discovery in their lives.
Girl Scouts New STEM Badges
By inspiring girls to discover more of what they really care about, Leadership Journeys are an essential part of Girl Scouting. Girls explore a wide range of interests along their Journeys—everything from the arts to the outdoors and, of course, STEM.
For example, in the It’s Your Planet—Love It! series, girls can explore the natural world by learning about the water cycle, completing energy audits, assessing air quality, calculating their “food print” and learning kitchen science, and figuring out how much trash is created and how to reduce it.
Learn more about how Girl Scout STEM programs benefit all girls.
Yes! There are now STEM badges…Recently refreshed to better reflect girls’ interests and to focus on twenty-first-century skills, several badge categories make special use of STEM activities. For example:
- Naturalist badges invite girls to explore the outdoors.
- Digital Art badges help girls build valuable technology and computer skills.
- Science and Technology badges connect girls to favorite science topics like video game development, the physics of roller coasters, and the technology used to create new fabrics.
- Innovation badges encourage problem solving using scientific methods from fields like anthropology, engineering, graphic design, and business.
- Financial Literacy badges prepare girls for a financially sound future.
Wow, this sounds like such fun.