Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast will soon offer a virtual program to work on 24 new badges released by Girl Scouts of the USA in July.
The badges are designed to help girls practice leadership in the areas of automotive engineering, STEM career exploration, entrepreneurship, and civics, a release stated.
“We want to remind girls that all career paths are open to them,” said Tracy Keller, the chief executive officer for the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. “These badges will encourage girls to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) more. We are seeing a strong interest in STEM, the same interest we see in boys but research shows girls don’t stay interested in STEM through high school, through college, and into career fields. There are a lot of factors, including not being encouraged and not having role models.”
In addition to STEM topics, the new badges cover topics such as civics and entrepreneurship, and will be the foundation for a new virtual curriculum f...
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