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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.

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Featured Opportunity:

Cybersecurity Girl Volunteers Needed
Seniors-Ambassadors
Mandatory training:
Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
First event:
Saturday, May 30, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Volunteer to help younger girls learn about cybersecurity and earn volunteer hours which can be applied toward your Service to Girl Scouting bar. You must commit to three workshops throughout 2020. Lunch is provided.
Contact stem@sdgirlscouts.org

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.
  • GSSD STEM+ Club: Join this special interest group to take the lead in your own Girl Scout STEM experience.
  • 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.

Daisy Badges and Journeys

Visit the GSUSA Badge Explorer for more information on all of these badges and journeys! Download Journey requirements through the Volunteer Toolkit

Daisy STEM Journeys

Outdoor STEM: Think Like a Citizen Scientist
Practice the scientific method by undertaking a citizen science project. Make observations, collect data, and work with scientists who provide feedback on research and findings. Complete a Take Action project.

Engineering: Think Like an Engineer
Discover how to think like an engineer by participating in hands-on design challenges and completing a Take Action project.

Computer Science: Think Like a Programmer
Learn how programmers solve problems by participating in interactive computational-thinking activities and complete a Take Action project.

Its Your Planet, Love it!
(In Between Earth and Sky)
In this Leadership Journey, learn about environmental topics such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agricultural processes. Each Journey is packed with current environmental information and offers ways to improve life for everyone on the planet.

Daisy STEM Badges

  • Robotics Badge:
    What Robots Do


  • Robotics Badge:
    How Robots Move


  • Robotics Badge:
    Design a Robot


  • Mechanical Engineering Badge:
    Board Game Design Challenge


  • Mechanical Engineering Badge:
    Roller Coaster Design Challenge


  • Mechanical Engineering Badge:
    Model Car Design Challenge

Brownie Badges and Journeys

Visit the GSUSA Badge Explorer for more information on all of these badges and journeys! Download Journey requirements through the Volunteer Toolkit

Brownie STEM Journeys

Outdoor STEM: Think Like a Citizen Scientist
Practice the scientific method by undertaking a citizen science project. Make observations, collect data, and work with scientists who provide feedback on research and findings. Complete a Take Action project.

Engineering: Think Like an Engineer
Discover how to think like an engineer by participating in hands-on design challenges and completing a Take Action project.

Computer Science: Think Like a Programmer
Learn how programmers solve problems by participating in interactive computational-thinking activities and complete a Take Action project.

Its Your Planet, Love it!
(WOW! Wonders of Water)
In this Leadership Journey, learn about environmental topics such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agricultural processes. Each Journey is packed with current environmental information and offers ways to improve life for everyone on the planet.

Brownie STEM Badges

  • Robotics Badge:
    Programming Robots


  • Robotics Badge:
    Designing Robots


  • Robotics Badge:
    Showcasing Robots


  • Mechanical Engineering Badge:
    Fling Flyer Design Challenge


  • Mechanical Engineering Badge:
    Leap Bot Challenge


  • Mechanical Engineering Badge:
    Race Car Design Challenge


  • Digital Arts Badge:
    Computer Expert


  • Innovation Badge:
    Inventor


  • Investigation Badge:
    Senses


  • Science and Technology Badge:
    Home Scientist


  • First Aid


  • Naturalist badge:
    Bugs

Junior Badges and Journeys

Visit the GSUSA Badge Explorer for more information on all of these badges and journeys! Download Journey requirements through the Volunteer Toolkit

Junior STEM Journeys

Outdoor STEM: Think Like a Citizen Scientist
Practice the scientific method by undertaking a citizen science project. Make observations, collect data, and work with scientists who provide feedback on research and findings. Complete a Take Action project.

Engineering: Think Like an Engineer
Discover how to think like an engineer by participating in hands-on design challenges and completing a Take Action project.

Computer Science: Think Like a Programmer
Learn how programmers solve problems by participating in interactive computational-thinking activities and complete a Take Action project.

Its Your Planet, Love it!
(GET MOVING!)
In this Leadership Journey, learn about environmental topics such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agricultural processes. Each Journey is packed with current environmental information and offers ways to improve life for everyone on the planet.

Junior STEM Badges

  • Robotics Badge:
    Programming Robots


  • Robotics Badge:
    Designing Robots


  • Robotics Badge:
    Showcasing Robots


  • Digital Arts Badge:
    Digital Photographer


  • Innovation Badge:
    Product Designer


  • Investigation Badge:
    Detective


  • Science and Technology Badge:
    Entertainment Technology


  • First Aid


  • Naturalist badge:
    Flowers

Cadette Badges and Journeys

Visit the GSUSA Badge Explorer for more information on all of these badges and journeys! Download Journey requirements through the Volunteer Toolkit

Cadette STEM Journeys

Its Your Planet, Love it!
(Breathe!)
In this Leadership Journey, learn about environmental topics such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agricultural processes. Each Journey is packed with current environmental information and offers ways to improve life for everyone on the planet.

Cadette STEM Badges

  • Digital Arts Badge:
    Digital Movie Maker


  • Innovation Badge:
    Entrepreneur


  • Investigation Badge:
    Special Agent


  • Science and Technology Badge:
    Science of Happiness


  • First Aid


  • Naturalist badge:
    Trees

Senior Badges and Journey

Visit the GSUSA Badge Explorer for more information on all of these badges and journeys! Download Journey requirements through the Volunteer Toolkit

Senior STEM Journeys

Its Your Planet, Love it!
(Sow What?)
In this Leadership Journey, learn about environmental topics such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agricultural processes. Each Journey is packed with current environmental information and offers ways to improve life for everyone on the planet.

Senior STEM Badges

  • Digital Arts Badge:
    Website Designer


  • Innovation Badge:
    Social Innovator


  • Investigation Badge:
    Truth Seeker


  • Science and Technology Badge:
    Science of Style


  • First Aid


  • Naturalist Badge:
    Sky

Ambassador Badges and Journeys

Visit the GSUSA Badge Explorer for more information on all of these badges and journeys! Download Journey requirements through the Volunteer Toolkit

Ambassador STEM Journeys

Its Your Planet, Love it!
(Justice)
In this Leadership Journey, learn about environmental topics such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agricultural processes. Each Journey is packed with current environmental information and offers ways to improve life for everyone on the planet.

Ambassador STEM Badges

  • First Aid


  • Naturalist Badge:
    Water

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.