STEM Results Profile of the Day- Girl Scouts of the USA
Submitted by Tommy Cornelis on October 25, 2012
Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults, a significant growth from its modest beginnings nearly a century ago. In fact, more than 59 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae. Girl Scouts of the USA invites everyone to learn about its robust organization and its rich history. From its willingness to tackle important societal issues, to its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness and STEM education — Girl Scouts of the USA is dedicated to every girl, everywhere.
With over 30 badges in STEM-related activities for Girl Scouts at all levels ages 5-18, girls are encouraged to explore the many ways in which STEM fields relate to their lives. In 2012, The Girl Scout Research Institute published a report titled, Generation STEM “What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.” The study found that girls are interested in STEM and aspire to STEM careers, but need further exposure and education about what STEM careers can offer, and how STEM can help girls make a difference in the world. In partnership with AT&T, the Girl Scouts has designed IMAGINE: Your STEM Future, a program designed to reach 6,000 High School girls and introduce them to a variety of career options in the STEM fields.