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!
From programming robots, to discovering what lives in a watershed,
to designing your own building, there
is tons to do and explore this November during STEM
Month. Explore 14 different STEM-centric events taking place
throughout the council, including our annual STEM
Day! Join Girl Scouts from around the council on November 12
in Salem, Oregon, to explore over 25 different activities hosted by
some of the coolest STEM partners. Conduct experiments with PDX Women
in Science, meet a local raptor with Chintimini Wildlife Center, even
build your own solar system with Oregon State University's Astronomy
Register for STEM Day today for $8 per person. At this price, registration is filling fast—so be sure to sign up today!
STEAM Challenge Patch
In celebration of STEM Month, Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is introducing the NEW STEAM Challenge patch! This year-long challenge will give Girl Scouts the opportunity to discover the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) in their lives with exciting new activities to try each month, opportunities to use STEAM to help their community, and even taking the STEAM pledge!
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