Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math—otherwise known as STEAM—is all around us! It is a part of everything that we do every single day. The STEAM Challenge is all about beginning to explore STEAM in a fun and new way by trying different things. This challenge is a year-long adventure where each month you will complete a new activity of your choosing, centered around a different STEAM theme. You will have the chance to explore the STEAM in your own life, and the opportunity to dig a little deeper to understand why and how some of the things around us work!
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
You are a scientist, an analyst, a mathematician, an engineer—even an astronomer! You are all of these things and more every single day. You look at the world around you with curiosity and wonder; questions fill your mind on how things work and ways to make the world a better place. You are ready to push boundaries, experiment with the world around you, and learn as you go. Girl Scouts will introduce you to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) so you are confident in your ability to go out and change your community and world for the better—whether that's designing a more eco-friendly car engine, running your own business, or caring for animals. Girl Scouts will give you the tools you need to get there.
Do you have an idea for a new STEM program? Share it by filling out the Girl Scout Program Idea Submission Form!
When girls participate in Girl Scout STEM programs, they benefit in four important ways:
1. STEM Interest: Girls are excited about STEM subjects and
want to learn more about them.
2. STEM Confidence: Girls have confidence in their STEM skills and abilities.
3. STEM Competence: Girls think scientifically to solve problems.
4. STEM Value: Girls learn the importance and relevance of STEM to people and society.
November is STEM Month!
Girl Scouts celebrate STEM all year long, but we are extra enthusiastic in November for STEM Month. There is so much to do and explore, including programming robots, discovering what lives in a watershed, building your own catapult, and more!
Last November, we hosted more than 13 different STEM-specific events and held our in-person STEM Day celebration with more than 380 participants in attendance. Check out the details of STEM Day 2022 here and get excited about the new discoveries you will make next year.
Even though STEM Month has passed, there are still tons of exciting STEM-specific events taking place. Search for STEM events (and much more!) on our Events page.
Earn STEM Badges,
Patches and Journeys
STEAM Challenge Patch Program
Oregon Dairy Patch Program
The Science of Sewing Patch Program
Even More STEM!
Girls Get STEM
Space Science Spotlight
Join an Astronomy Club
Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts
Space Mission Experience
Space Exploration: Mars to the Stars