New space science badges encourage Girl Scouts to pursue STEM education

Girl Scouts debut a set of new badges to encourage girls ages 5 to 18 to explore, observe and investigate the universe like “real space scientists.” Part of next year’s rollout of 30 badges in science, technology and math, as well as the outdoors and life skills, the new badges will serve as the culmination of “fun, age-appropriate” projects for Girl Scout Daisies (grades K-1), Brownies (grades 2-3) and Juniors (grades 4-5). Space Science badges for Cadettes (grades 6-8), Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassadors (grades 11-12) will be released at a later date.