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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.

STEM Day

Featured Opportunity:
Celebrate National STEM Day!

  • Visit the San Diego Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park with some friends
  • Watch the What's in the Night Sky video series, then go star gazing
  • Visit your local Girl Scout Shop to purchase a STEM Activity Kit
  • Gather friends for a STEM Movie Night to watch Hidden Figures
  • Visit nasa.gov/stem for challenges and activitiesStart one of the many STEM badges or journeys

Or get creative and find your unique way to celebrate! 

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.

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