All year long, WKYC will be spotlighting Girls in STEM, an initiative that inspires girls to embrace science, technology, engineering and math. 

Scouting has changed a lot over the years, these days, there are a lot more STEM activities and badges for scouts to earn.

Especially for girls, because research shows once girls reach the ages of 9 to 11, they start to lose interest in STEM.

But the Girl Scouts hope to change that with their new science-related badges.

These badges are completely different than the ones of girl’s from previous generations.

The goal is to help the girls get to an "I got it" point. They work off each other, brainstorm ideas, analyze their projects and decide if maybe there's a better way.

Much of this is trial and error and it's easy to make mistakes

But that's okay, the scouts there are learning that there's more than one way to make things and more than one way to fix things.  

By the end of the day, there becoming totally creative and having their own ideas and becoming innovative which is a very important quality to have as an engineer.

CLICK HERE to see our special "Girls in STEM" section.

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