Girl Scouts release dozens of new badges aimed at new challenges

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The Girl Scouts is launching 42 new badges for girls in grade K-12 that focus on cyber-security, space science and computer coding.

The Girl Scouts is launching 42 new badges for girls in grade K-12 that focus on cyber-security, space science and computer coding.

It’s a world of new opportunities for the Girl Scouts, as the organization has unveiled 42 new badges girls can earn for their efforts.

The new badges reflect a modern era for those in the program, and include nine separate cyber-security, 10 coding and three space badges.

Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo says the new badges will better prepare its members to meet whatever challenges they face in the new world of technology.

“Girl Scouts is where girls can explore new subjects, discover their passions, learn to take smart risks, and become their best, most confident selves—whether they want to become a NASA astronaut, an entrepreneur, a rock climber, a coder, or a cyber-security agent,” said Acevedo.

In addition to the new badges, the Girl Scouts say they will launch the first-ever ‘cyber challenge’, an event designed to teach girls the skills they need to succeed in digital security careers.

Also in the new lineup are badges for citizenship and outdoor adventure.

The organization says the badges are for those girls in the program in grades K-12.

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