Girl Scout Gold Award Ideas – STEM

Is your high school Girl Scout interested in STEM? Check out these past Gold Award projects for inspiration.

Camp in a Box. A Girl Scout designed and ran a three-day science camp for underserved youth at a Boys and Girls Club.
Catwalk Coding. Girls learned how to design and manufacture their own light-up outfits and accessories.
Engineering the Future of Women. A Girl Scout Ambassador created a conference at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) for girls in grades 8-12, sharing information about careers in mechanical, electrical, industrial, and software engineering.
STEM Kindergarten Program. An Ambassador Girl Scout created 12 kindergarten lessons in science, technology, engineering, and math, aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and to the Common Core State Standards.
Computers for All. A Girl Scout worked with a local service agency to provide computers to those with few resources.
School STEM Kits. A Girl Scout developed low-cost STEM kits for fourth and fifth grade students at local schools.

Tech for Seniors. A Girl Scout developed a course and curriculum specifically for senior citizens to educate them on how to use their smartphone and better understand the technology.

STEM Mural. A Girl Scout, with her team, created a mural of diverse and significant members of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) community for a local school.

STEM for All Students. This program for elementary school students included a daylong event and development of take-home science projects.

Disclaimer: Often when I share highest award projects on social media, I get asked, “How is that a Gold Award project? (Or Silver Award, or Bronze Award?)” While there are formal written guidelines for the Girl Scout Gold Award, each Girl Scout council may have additional steps or interpretations of those guidelines.

Girl Scout Gold Award ideas and inspiration for science, STEM and STEAM related projects


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