Aug 21, 2018

The new Girl Scout vest: badges for camping, first aid and … cybersecurity

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Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo worked at NASA and IBM before she took the top job at Girl Scout headquarters. Under her leadership, the organization has unveiled a round of STEM merit badges, including new ones for cybersecurity, robotics…

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Girl Scouts get badges for camping, first aid and now ... cybersecurity

Aug 21, 2018
The organization has new STEM-themed emblems — think robotics and engineering.
Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo in her office.
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Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo worked at NASA and IBM before she took the top job at Girl Scout headquarters. Under her leadership, the organization has unveiled a round of STEM merit badges, including new ones for cybersecurity, robotics and mechanical engineering. These come at a time when the Girl Scouts face a shrinking membership. Guest host Lizzie O’Leary talks to Acevedo about whether the badges make the Girl Scouts more relevant and if they’ll help girls gain marketable skills. (08/21/18)

 

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