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STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is one of the four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Variations on STEM (STEAM with arts, STREAM with reading, STEEM with entrepreneurship, etc.) are embraced throughout Girl Scout STEM programming.

Citizen Scientist

Featured Opportunity:

What's in the Night Sky, LIVE!
Saturday, Aug. 14, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Learn about the night sky and see photos taken by the Unistellar eVscope in its debut video series on our YouTube channel. There will be multiple opportunities varying in format and program level that we will announce so be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow our social media pages!

Why STEM Matters

When girls participate in Girl Scout STEM programs, they benefit in four important ways:

  • STEM Interest—Girls are excited about STEM subjects and want to learn more about them.
  • STEM Confidence—Girls have confidence in their STEM skills and abilities.
  • STEM Competence—Girls think scientifically to solve problems.
  • STEM Value—Girls learn the importance and relevance of STEM to people and society.

Learn more about how these STEM outcomes matter.

STEM Resources

  • Approved Community Partners: Several organizations approved by Girl Scouts San Diego offer events, opportunities, and services based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
  • Badge Explorer: Want more information about the STEM badges? Explore this badge resource, you can filter your results by grade level and topic.
  • Event List and Calendar: Explore her STEM interests through events.
  • GSSD Pinterest STEM Board: Check out fun STEM ideas on our Pinterest page.
  • GSUSA Girl Scouts at Home STEM page: Use these self-guided, free activities to keep your girl, your troop, and your community connected.
  • Newsletter: Sign up to receive our quarterly STEMail with STEM-tastic news, resources, and local events.
  • Volunteer Toolkit: Find step-by-step meeting plans and resource guides for every STEM badge and Journey. Log in to get started.

STEM Badges and Journeys

Girl Scout badges are a great way for a girl to explore her interests and learn new skills—and to remember every adventure and show the world what she’s accomplished. Get all the latest details and shop links for every topic and grade level in the Badge Explorer.

As you go on your Journey, the awards on your uniform will let others know about the awesome things you’ve done—and remind you of what you accomplished and the fun you had along the way.

Troop leaders: Download Journey requirements through the Volunteer Toolkit. Need help accessing VTK and Journey requirements? Contact Customer Care.