Coding Scouts is an initiative to empower young women to pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Currently, young women have less opportunities to pursue STEM interests. In order to combat the presence of negative stereotypes about girls' technical ability, Coding Scouts aims to encourage women to pursue their STEM interests in a technology driven world. Coding Scouts is a partnership between Girl Scouts of Green and White Mountains and the National Center for Women and Information Technology AspireIT Program. With $7,000 of funding, we successfully offered two launch programs and are planning three more for 2021!
After a few lessons and a few projects later, I realized that coding, just like art, is an outlet for me to be creative. Moreover, coding has the ability to positively impact the lives of others. I remember the feeling of satisfaction after completing my first coding project, which is what I want all girls to be able to experience. Now, more than ever, it is time for women to pursue their STEM interests."
Sahana Darbhamulla is a senior at Nashua High School South and is very passionate about STEM. She hopes to pursue a career in science.
Anna Mathew is a senior at Nashua High School South with a passion for STEM. She hopes to pursue higher education in Biomedical Engineering.
Lavanya Dhavala is a senior at Nashua High School South. She is very passionate about STEM and aspires to work in the medical field.
Our free (yes, free!) summer program is offered for Girl Scouts in the United States who are in sixth through eighth grade.
We will teach you how to code a personal website, game, and meme in order to earn two Cadette coding badges!
No previous coding experience is required! The two badges earned are part of the Coding for Good Badge Series: Coding Basics and
Digital Game Design.
Although our launch program registration has ended, if you would like to be notified for future programs, please email Rebecca at email@example.com