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STEM at Girl Scouts

Girls are natural-born scientists! They look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, experiment and push boundaries, and learn as they go. Research confirms that girls are keenly interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) — and that girls excel at it! Yet, for a variety of reasons, girls often don’t pursue STEM, starting as early as elementary school.

But we can change that. At Girl Scouts, we introduce girls of every age to STEM to help them see how they can actually improve the world—whether they're discovering how a car's engine runs, experimenting with kitchen chemistry, or caring for animals. Our unique, "fun with purpose" curriculum inspires girls to embrace and celebrate scientific discovery in their everyday lives.

 Check out STEM badges using the Girl Scout Badge Explorer!

STEM Programs and Resources at GSSOAZ

We offer a variety of STEM programs at council, led by staff or our community partners! Explore regular programs below, and be sure to check out our council calendar to find other upcoming events and register your girl.

STEM Badge Boxes and Troop Visits

Robotics, cybersecurity, mechanical engineering—oh my!

You don't need a background in STEM to help your Girl Scout troop earn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics badges. Check out these resources designed to help you lead every meeting and activity with confidence.

  • Volunteer Toolkit: Find step-by-step meeting plans and resource guides for every STEM badge and Journey. Log-in to your "MyGS" account above, then use the drop-down menu to select "Volunteer Toolkit" and get started!
  • STEM Badge in a Bags: These are valuable not only to troop leaders wanting their whole group to earn a badge, but also Juliettes who want to easily complete a badge by themselves!
  • STEM Troop Visits:  Our Pillar Program Team organizes council STEM programming and is also available to help your troop. They can help get you started on a badge, connect you to community resources, and offer guidance and suggestions on how to lead STEM activities. Contact Pillar Program Team Coordinator Sequoia Smith at to learn more.



Did you know?  Girl Scouts who participate in girl-focused STEM programs:

  • Become better problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and inspirational leaders
  • Get better grades, earn scholarships, and follow more lucrative career paths
  • See STEM as the foundation for a meaningful and successful future