Imagine her taking on some of the biggest challenges and problems our planet faces—and helping solve them. Or having a career that’s engaging and well paid. Imagine her teaming up with others to invent the future.
That future can be a reality, thanks to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Research shows that girls are keenly interested in STEM and excel at it. Yet, for a variety of reasons, girls often don’t pursue STEM—starting as early as elementary school.
But we can change that! Let your girl see that STEM can help her make the world a better place! Girl Scouts who participate in girl-focused STEM programs:
Perhaps she’d like to…build a robot, create an app, invent a medical device, develop a video game, design a car, protect the world’s wildlife, send a spacecraft to a faraway galaxy, cure a disease, keep the ocean clean, study the stars…the possibilities are truly endless! Visit Activities to register for an upcoming STEM activity.
Looking for a STEM program or event for your troop? Check out our STEM Community Partners.
Girl Scouts, troop leaders and STEM professionals interested in working with Girl Scouts can attend or help facilitate TechnoQuest! TechnoQuest is an annual event held in the fall where Girl Scouts can participate in hands-on STEM activities, meet women STEM professionals, and meet other Girl Scouts interested in STEM! Troop leaders can attend and receive trainings, learn to facilitate Journeys, badges, and outdoor adventures. And of course, we couldn’t do it without our facilitators!
2021 Event Info
Open to Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and adults
TechnoQuest 2022 held at NC State Centennial Campus on Saturday, November 5th was a great success! Over 200 Girl Scouts attended this one-day event where they interacted with and learned from leaders in STEM. Thanks to the generous support of Duke Energy and numerous partner organizations, Girl Scouts had the opportunity to participate in mentoring sessions that included a Min2Win Challenge coached by female STEM leaders, small group speed mentoring, or fielding education and career questions to a diverse STEM panel. Girls then moved on to conquer three hands-on workshops in everything from mechanical engineering and construction to alternative energy and cybersecurity! Adult participants earned their First Aid/CPR/AED certification or attended a workshop track that covered Highest Awards in Girl Scouting, camping info, trail adventurers, and STEM resources in the community.
Check out our highlight video!
“TechnoQuest increased my confidence a lot. Not only in my regular school classes but in myself. I enjoyed learning how many women there are in the STEM fields that I have heard of and can look up to.”
Interested in learning about or working with robots? Click below to learn about one of our amazing robotics teams! Join Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors as they work together to build, test, and program robots—then compete against other robotics teams in North Carolina and beyond!
Adult coaches and mentors guide the team through challenges as they identify underlying problems, use research to develop innovative solutions, and practice critical thinking and creativity.
Want to learn more? Meeting times, competition information, joining requirements, and more found below!
Where: Team Holographic meets at GSNCCP’s Raleigh Service Center.
What do you need to know: No prior experience is needed! You’ll be taught everything you need to participate.
When: Team Holographic is in an alliance with FIRST and competes in the NC district FIRST Robotics Competition. This involves a minimum of two qualifying competitions in March with a chance to qualify for the State Championships in early April. There are also off-season competitions in the summer and fall.
You can join anytime, but the best time to get involved is late summer to early fall. For more information about meeting dates and times, contact us here.
Are you ages 9-14 (as of January 1st) and interested in joining a robotics team in the Raleigh area? Fantastic Bots and Where to Find Them may be for you! An informational meeting is taking place August 21st, 2021 at 1pm. Contact Jen Rutan for more information.
*Fantastic Bots and Where to Find Them is looking for two co-leaders to support the robotics team. Contact Jen Rutan if you are interested!*
Where: In-person meetings take place in northern Wake County, outdoors on a screen porch. Make sure to dress for the weather!
When: Fantastic Bots and Where to Find Them meets virtually on Wednesdays from 7-8 pm and in-person on Saturday from 1-3pm. All meetings are required, and there are independent assignments to complete each week.
Fantastic Bots competes in the FIRST Lego League. Regular meetings begin in September, with the qualifier tournament taking place in November or December, with State Championships in January. In the off-season, team members are required to participate in one team outreach event.
What you need to know: No skills are necessary, but team members are expected to respect each other, attend all meetings (barring illness), and complete their weekly assigned tasks on time.
As a prerequisite for joining the team, each girl will be asked to brainstorm a problem related to the 2021 FLL Challenge, devise a solution, and submit a few sentences, drawings, or a video describing their ideas. Additionally, one adult from each family needs to register as a Girl Scout volunteer, complete the background check process, and volunteer at two Saturday meetings or a tournament.