Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today releases new badges in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and the outdoors, areas girls are not typically encouraged to explore outside of Girl Scouting. The badges will debut on the organization’s first digital platform for volunteers, making it more accessible than ever to unleash the power of every girl.
“The new Girl Scout programming builds girls’ skills and encourages their interest in STEM and environmental conservation from an early age—areas girls are not typically encouraged to explore outside Girl Scouting,” the organization said in a statement.
GSUSA created programming that included contributions from many notable organizations. Collaborators include the STEM-focused Code.org, GoldieBlox, SciStarter, Society of Women Engineers, and WGBH/Design Squad Global, as well as the outdoor-focused Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.
The new Girl Scout programming builds girls’ skills and encourages their interest in STEM and environmental conservation from an early age, increasing their confidence in these areas—in an all-girl environment where they feel comfortable trying new things, taking appropriate risks, and learning from failure. For more information about the new badges, visit www.girlscouts.org/ourprogram.
Girl Scouts, which was founded in 1912, partnered with organizations like the Society of Women Engineers, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, Code.org, and SciStarter to create the new badges.
The organization tweeted about the new badges on Tuesday and said the new badges will give “girls even more opportunities to learn STEM and outdoor skills.”
For more information about Girl Scouts, visit www.girlscouts.org/join.