Daisy Troop 68098 from Roxborough earned the cybersecurity patch! We learned about the parts of a computer. We also sent a message to our friends along a string. By the time we sent the message to each friend, we could see that our “computers” had many connections and the string looked like a web. Finally, we learned that it is important to protect our information, and we demonstrated this by wrapping layers of protection around a treasure. We got to decorate our treasure boxes, then protected them with layers of paper, tape, bubble wrap, and plastic bags.
Girl Scout Brownies from Colorado Springs had a blast learning all about cybersecurity at a badge workshop hosted by Troop 43810.
The Cadettes and Seniors of Troop 43810 planned, organized, and held the workshop for Brownies to earn all three cybersecurity badges in a fun, active way. Dozens of Girl Scout Brownies got to play a life-sized board game, crack real life codes, and learn about their real and digital fingerprints.
The go-getters of Troop 43810 are using the funds from the event for national and international travel plans!
Looking for an opportunity to earn STEM badges? On January 26, 2019, Alpha Eta Iota will be running a workshop called One Smart Cookie, which offers exciting badges in cybersecurity and business! The event is hosted in the Engineering and Computer Science building at the University of Denver. Each badge session will be two hours for both Juniors and Cadettes. The following badges will be offered:
Girl Scouts staying for both sessions should bring a sack lunch.
All instruction will be provided by volunteers. Girl Scout volunteers and parents will be needed to maintain safety ratios. A space will be available for parents to hang out during the event if needed.
Breakfast and snacks will be provided. We encourage participants to plan for a late lunch on their own after the session is over.
This is not a drop off event. Adult-to-girl ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders will retain for their records.
Brownie Troop 65575 took a field trip to the Apple Store at Flatirons Mall and earned their “Cybersecurity Basics” and “Cybersecurity Safeguard” badges. They learned about the internet and the importance of protecting themselves online.
At their next meeting, the Brownies expanded on the things they learned by working together to design castles. The girls had very imaginative ideas of ways to protect their castles and we talked about why it’s important to protect themselves online.
We’re excited to dig deeper into cybersecurity when they earn their “Cybersecurity Investigator” badge!
Lakewood Daisy Troop 60711 recently completely the “Cybersecurity Basics” badge. The girls enjoyed brainstorming ways to protect real and digital “treasure” as well as learning and discussing about different types of computers. The girls protected their crystal gems by boxing, hiding, bubble wrapping, taping, tying it up, warning labels, and disguising the package.
The Daisies were really excited to share all the computers they know of and how they use computers to learn and ‘see’ the world. They are also working on the “Space Explorer” badge and liked talking about computers they could use in space. They are excited to take on the “Cybersecurity Safeguards” badge activities soon.
The internet and media are a daily part of our Girl Scouts’ lives and we felt it was important to arm them with the knowledge and understanding of how to stay safe while engaging with these sources. This is why we selected to pursue the cybersecurity badges and patches for our troop! Please enjoy the story about defending our castles, but tread carefully, you may find an alligator, a bear trap, or a grenade disguised as candy…
One high-energy afternoon, a bunch of Girl Scouts in Troop 65709 eagerly awaited the starting tune to learn how to keep themselves safe in cyberland, all while running a race from alligators, bears, and secret predators.
They brainstormed and created elaborate defenses to keep out enemies pretenses, creating trap doors, moats, secret entrances, invisible castles, and candy tricks.
They discussed and debated the best shields and learned how it related to keeping them safe in daily practice fields.
These G.I.R.L.s are armed and ready to take on the world and be safe when it comes to cyberland!
The girls came up with very creative ideas on defending their castles, family, and friends. They learned about how to layer defenses and how that relates to online defenses with passwords and safeguards they use every day. It was a great start to arming them with the knowledge to keep themselves safe while online! Our troop is pursing the cybersecurity trifecta of badges: Basics, Safeguards, and Investigator.
My five Girl Scout Juniors learned about networking and how emails and texts are sent. The relationship between a network and train tracks helped all of them understand the concept clearly. They had so much fun passing messages from the sender to the receiver that they did it over and over three times. They would have kept going if there was more time.
My 4th and 5th grade Juniors are so excited about everything that is presented to them in Girl Scouts. They love to camp, hike, create arts and crafts, learn about important women in history, and are go-getters.
Girl Scouts from newly formed Brownie Troop 67615, from Denver’s High Tech Elementary School, were introduced to the concept of cybersecurity earlier this month. The girls drew castles and designed security systems. The girls were very creative and included modern biometric security features, such as facial recognition and fingerprint scanning. The girls combined medieval security concepts such as, moats with alligators, dragons, knights, and tall walls with digital security that included usernames, passwords, motion sensors, and video cameras. The girls discussed ways that security affects their daily life when using computers, tablets, smartphones, and keyless entry. The girls are looking forward to more STEM related activities!