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Girl Scouts to offer badges in cyber security, hacking

  • One way to up gender diversity in STEM fields is to get girls interested early. The Girl Scouts of the USA hopes to do just that with the addition of new, cyber-specific badges starting in 2018.
  • “To be globally competitive, girls today need to know not just how to use computers but also how to program them,” Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, told ABC.
  • According to Gizmodo, there will be 18 badges in all, available at every scouting level for participants aged five to 18. 
  • The badges — rewards for accruing skills in cybersecurity, online identity protection and hacking, among other things — came at the request of Girl Scouts themselves. Read more. (6/21/17, 8:21 PM)
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