YES to this: Girl Scouts Adds 23 New Badges in STEM

This is pretty major. Can you tell we’re excited?

Yesterday, the Girl Scouts of the USA introduced 23 new merit badges for their members to earn.

These new badges include options like Programming Robots and Racecar Design in collaboration with tech-focused groups like Code.org, SciStarter, GoldieBlox, and others.

Girl Scouts previously announced badge offerings like Website Design and Cybersecurity, so it’s really encouraging to see the foundation expanding into additional STEM areas. Granted, Dinner Party and Simple Meal badges are still offered, but rounding out interests like this and showing young girls that these are all viable career options is what we should be focusing on.

Share the good news with the Girl Scout in your life!

Source: The Verge
Image: Girl Scouts of the USA

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