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Update on GoldieBlox Kits and Mechanical Engineering Badges

  UPDATE ON GOLDIEBLOX KITS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING BADGES November 2017 What is the availability of GoldieBlox kits? Last year, GSUSA partnered with GoldieBlox to offer specially priced kits that troops could use to earn their Mechanical Engineering badges. Due to supply chain limitations, GSM can no longer order the kits at the special $99 Girl Scout price. Here is the current inventory status: Daisy kits – Out of stock. No more kits can be ordered. There are 137 backorders on  ...

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Reasons to Build STEM Skills (Even When She’s Not Going into a STEM Career)

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) has been getting a lot of attention and a lot of press lately. And while STEM has always been a part of the Girl Scout movement, Girl Scouts of the USA recently released new STEM badges and unveiled STEM as one of the four pillars of Girl Scouts! Why? Because we want girls to be the innovators, creators, and change makers of our future and that includes STEM fields where women are traditionally under-represented. But what if your girl  ...

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New STEM and Outdoor Journeys and Badges

Extra, extra, read all about the new Journeys and badges for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors rolling out across our nation this fall. And your troop can join in the fun! What are they? Outdoor Journey Anchored by the Troop Camping badge, our new Outdoor Journey will strengthen girls’ outdoor skills and ignite their interest in environmental stewardship. Girls will also complete a Take Action project. STEM Journeys Engineering: Think Like an Engineer. Girls discover how to think like an  ...

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It’s a Solar Eclipse!

Did you know that Monday August 21, 2017 is a very special date? According to NASA, on that day, “anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere — the corona — can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers  ...

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