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Earn STEM and Business badges at One Smart Cookie

Submitted by Stephenie Thorne

Metro Denver


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:

  • Juniors: Cybersecurity 1: Basics (9 – 11 a.m.) and Product Designer (Noon – 2 p.m.)
  • Cadettes: Netquitte (9 – 11 a.m.) and The Science of Happiness (Noon – 2 p.m.)

The cost of the event is $6 for the morning or afternoon and $12 for the full day.

Register at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/one-smart-cookie.

The registration deadline is January 16 or when capacity is reached.

Contact stephenie.thorne@du.edu with questions or for more info.

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.

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Cybersecurity field trip

Submitted by Rebecca Greco

Metro Denver


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!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scout Juniors earn badge for Balloon Car Design Challenge

Words like jet propulsion, axels, and kinetic energy might make some people nervous, but not the G.I.R.L.s in Girl Scout Junior Troop 65698 of Denver! Bianca, Addison, Jaymie, and Chloe wanted to show everyone how much fun it is to test out your mechanical engineering skills through creating their own balloon-powered car. This activity is part of the Junior Mechanical Engineering Balloon Car Design Challenge badge where Girl Scouts learn about different forms of energy and then design and build a balloon-powered car, test their design, analyze and share results, and brainstorm ways to improve their design.

Is your girl or troop up for the challenge? Access the badge requirements here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/on2rkzwc7oxvkad/AABfFVlgt_dJFLwNZ_93LYwca?dl=0&preview=Junior_Balloon+Car+Design+Challenge.pdf

Help wanted: Girl Scouts to show off their STEM skills

Are you excited about the new STEM badges? Would you be willing to help your fellow Girl Scouts by recording a how-to video? If so, we need your help!

STEM is a subject area that not every leader, or girl, is completely comfortable with. Terms like programmer, robotics, or even scientist can make people nervous and prevent exploring what these badges or Journeys require. Let’s break down some of those nerves by showing everyone how easy it can be. Selected individuals or troops will record a five to ten-minute video that walks a viewer through a how-to on completing an activity that is part of one of our national leadership Journeys or badges.


• Excitement for STEM and experience leading/participating in the new Girl Scout STEM content

• Willingness to be filmed and have your video published by GSCO

• Able to clearly explain activity and follow a lesson plan

• Work with GSCO to have staff film the how-to video

Interested individuals or troops should email Emily Speck at emily.speck@gscolorado.org. Please include your name, who wants to participate, your city or region, and if you have an activity/subject you would prefer to teach.