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Girl Scouts add STEM badges

Girl Scouts add STEM badges
Posted at 12:36 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 10:00:51-04

ATLANTA, GA (WXIA/CNN) - The Girl Scouts want to see more women in science, technology, engineering and math careers, known by the acronym STEM.

The organization announced Tuesday it's adding 23 new badges related to science, technology, engineering, math and the outdoors.

"We introduce Girl Scouts of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math to help them see how they can actually improve the world — whether they're discovering how a car's engine runs, learning to manage finances, or caring for animals," the Girl Scouts announced.

Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo said that the new experiences are meant to address "the lack of exposure many girls have to stem."

Last month, the organization added cybersecurity badges, which will be available over the next two years to girls in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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