Our world would not advance if it wasn’t for STEM. Industries and universities are very vocal about the need for more STEM graduates. If girls can learn STEM through Girl Scouts, they will have more opportunities to see the myriad of career options with a STEM education. 

A powerful benefit of learning STEM through Girl Scouts is that girls also learn how to be leaders at the same time. STEM careers have traditionally been male-dominated, so a woman entering the workforce with STEM education and Girl Scout leadership experiences will be a dynamic candidate entering the workforce. Girl Scouts are encouraged to lead with courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. STEM industries need leaders who can discover, connect and take action. STEM industries need Girl Scouts.


Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Netflix are joining forces to empower young girls to envision their futures in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Centered around Project Mc2, a Netflix original series from MGA Entertainment Inc., the collaboration takes STEM beyond the small screen with debut of a STEM Superstars Guide (PDF), a resource that encourages Girl Scouts across the country to discover just how exciting, fun and rewarding STEM can be. 

From showing girls how STEM subjects are woven throughout their everyday lives to introducing girls to STEM enthusiasts like the cast of Project Mc2, the new STEM Superstars Guide provides Girl Scout volunteers nationwide with the tools they need to keep girls’ passions and curiosity for STEM subjects alive. The guide shows just how easy it is to make STEM matter for young girls with conversation starters, troop activities, and examples of STEM role models.


Introducing Spark Events! These special events aim to inspire girls to dream big when they think about their future. These events give girls an introduction to a professional field, and an opportunity to learn by doing an engaging activity similar to what the professionals do on a regular basis. Learn more about Spark Events here, or look for these events on our Calendar.

Spark Event - Pleune Services

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Pleune Service Company  in Grand Rapids

Levels: Seniors and Ambassadors

Cost: $10 per girl

Event Description: Girls will learn about the mechanical contracting industry and misconceptions about STEM careers as well as the technology within the walls of buildings being built in Grand Rapids. Girls who will be 18 years of age this summer will have the opportunity to submit an application to intern with Pleune Services.

Registration: Click Here


So You Wanna Be An Engineer?

With Raven Hill Discovery Center

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm with registration at 9:30 am.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2017

Cost per adult: $10  (includes admission to museum)

Cost per girl: $18 (includes admission to museum)

Event Description:  Engineers use science, technology & math to solve problems.  There are many different kinds of engineers.  They design a solution, test it, redesign & test again.  They try to control all variables in their tests for repeatability. Actively explore different engineering careers and strengthen critical thinking skills as you are challenged to innovate and solve problems in various fields, such as mechanical, chemical, electrical, civil, structural, materials, environmental and aeronautical engineering.  Become an engineer, help shape our nation’s future and become a more knowledgeable consumer of our earth’s resources.  

Program level: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador

Registration: Contact Cheri Leach, Director of Programming, Raven Hill Discovery Center, 231.536.3369 or email cheri@miravenhill.org.


Air Zoo Aviation Extravaganza

Date: April 29, 2017 

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spread your wings and celebrate aviation at the Air Zoo with the Girls Scouts Heart of Michigan Council and the Western Michigan University College of Aviation This high-flying adventure is free with general admission! Enjoy:

  • All About Air demonstrations
  • Girl Scout SWAP
  • WMU College of Aviation air traffic control simulators
  • Open cockpits
  • Aviation art
  • And much, much more!

Advance registration is not necessary to attend this event, which is free with general admission! But if you purchase your Air Zoo admission tickets in advance by clicking HERE, you will avoid the ticket counter lines and get an Air Zoo lanyard at check in!


Explore Nursing

With the GVSU Student Nurses' Association

This event is a way for nursing students to reach out to the community by putting together an event for the Girl Scouts. This is a way for members of the Student Nursing Association to teach the scouts about the nursing profession, as well as give them a fun and educational outing to do as a troop.

Girls will receive a patch at this event

Levels: All

Date: March 18, 2017

Time: AM Session (Daisy and Brownie) 9 AM - 12 PM, registration starting at 8:30 AM

Time: PM Session (Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassadors) 1 PM - 4 PM, registration starting at 12:30 PM

Cost: $10 per girl

Registration: Click here


Girls Rock I.T.

With the Michigan Council of Women in Technology
With the goals of breaking stereotypes and exciting girls about interesting opportunities in Information Technology, the Michigan Council of Women in Technology will be offering a day of interactive fun and learning! Girls will be given opportunities for hands-on experiments led by some of the area's leading computer and information technology experts. 

Juniors and Cadettes will have the opportunity to learn coding and will receive a coding fun patch at the end of the event. Breakfast and USB Bracelet will be included. 

Date: March 11, 2017
Location: Davenport University, 6191 Karft AVE, Grand Rapids 49512
Registration: Free for girls. Sign up here


Air Zoo Super Science Saturdays

During the Air Zoo s Super Science Saturdays, Girl Scouts complete the requirements for one or more badges in one exciting day! Each Super Science Saturday is tailored for a particular Girl Scout level. Other children may attend with the Girl Scout, but must be accompanied by an adult. The Air Zoo does not have the badges, but each participating scout will receive an Air Zoo fun patch! Every registrant also receives a wrist band so that they can explore the exhibits and rides after the program is over. Participants may bring in their own lunches or plan to purchase lunch from the Kitty Hawk Cafe. To register, or for more information, contact our Events Department via email at events@airzoo.org, or via telephone at 269-350-2848.


Brownie Girl Scouts Super Science Saturday
Home Scientist Badge
March 11, 2017
9:00 am - 11:30 am
 (Drop-off for scouts is between 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
Science is all around you- in your home and at the Air Zoo! You are a scientist every time you observe, ask a question, or experiment, and if you pay careful attention you can learn all kinds of new things! You will investigate all types of science, using things that you can find right in your own home, as you cause a chemical reaction, make a polymer, experiment with static electricity, and create some strange, yet edible mixtures. Go mad with science!
Registration Deadline: February 24, 2017
Late Registration (add $3 per person): February 25 - March 10, 2017
Fee: $17/scout |$12/adult
Limit: 60 participants

To register, or for more information, contact the Air Zoo's Events Department via email at events@airzoo.org, or via telephone at 269-350-2848.


Junior Girl Scouts Super Science Saturday
Product Designer and Jewelry Badges
February 4, 2017
9:00 am - 11:30 am (Product Designer) and 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (Jewelry)
 (Drop-off for morning session is between 8:30 am - 9:00 am, and 11:00 am - 11:30am for afternoon session)
Choose your Super Science Saturday experience " register for one or both of these badges to create your own day of fun! Product designers will investigate, invent, and innovate to find out what makes for a great product and then design your own creations. All products are rigorously tested to make sure they work properly, and you will find innovative solutions to improve your product s performance to make it great! Jewelers will explore the design process to fashion your own jewelry using a variety of beautiful materials. Use your creativity and make something wonderful to wear or to give as a gift!
Registration Deadline: January 20, 2017
Late Registration (add $3 per person): January 21 - February 3, 2017
Fee: $17/scout |$12/adult for one session, or
$24/scout |$12/adult for the combo!
Limit: 32 participants in each session

To register, or for more information, contact the Air Zoo's Events Department via email at events@airzoo.org, or via telephone at 269-350-2848.




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