INNOVATE like a Girl Scout.
To promote our new STEM badges and Journeys we held council-wide events. The STEMtastic Robotics Workshop, reached 100 Girl Scout Brownies and Cadettes to help them earn the Designing Robots Badge. Brownies learned the parts of a robot and made a robot prototype; while Cadettes participated in a career panel discussion hosted by STEM For Her. The University of Maryland Center for Women in Computing, hosted four robotics workshops, serving 118 Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors.
Pepco employees and Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors led “unplugged” activities related to: energy efficient constructions, animal habitats and computer algorithms. Over 100 Girl Scouts sampled requirements from the new STEM Journeys: Think Like an Engineer, Think Like a Programmer and Think Like a Citizen Scientist.
Truth Initiative and Girl Scouts launched the Earth Defender program at core camp and community-based day camps, reaching 2,372 Girl Scouts with a program to protect the environment from tobacco, by encouraging girls to take a stand against the most polluted item in the world, cigarettes butts.
Girl Scouts from around our Council showcased their STEM projects at Maker Day. Teen Girl Scouts ran badge workshops that explored how STEM is used in everyday activities. Attendees visited booths hosted by community partners and Girl Scouts feature creative solutions to everyday problems. Nearly 300 girls, parents and troop leaders attended the event.
Girl Scouts became citizen scientists.
Girl Scouts and their families participated in STEM activities held at the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum.