Brownie Girl Scouts All The Way

Posted by joy

All too often, as a female who works in a technical field, I notice the lack of female faces around me. For all the times I’ve been in a room and been perhaps the only or one of the only female faces, I wanted to post this…

Today I went to the local Girl Scout USA outfitter and purchased the gear my daughter will need for her first year as a Brownie. After I bought the vest, the council badges, troop number, American Flag patch and the books, at home I cracked open the Try-Its Book For Brownie Girl Scouts. (For those of you unfamiliar with Girl Scouts, Brownies are for girls in grades 1-3 and the Try-Its book lists the requirements for earning badges.)

In the troop that my daughter is in, each of the Moms are expected to guide the girls towards one badge. Since my passion is all things technical, I figured that I would do some research into the computer-related patches. Well, the Girl Scouts of America offer at least two Brownie level computer-related patches - Point, Click and Go and Computer Smarts.

However, I was greatly surprised to read one of the requirements of the Careers patch. In one particular activity, the girls are supposed to divide into two groups and have a girl act out one of the jobs listed. The suggested jobs listed include Bank Teller, Scientist, Computer Programmer, Bus Driver, TV Reporter, Astronaut, Teacher, Chef, Farmer, Electrician, Web site designer and etc.

Web site designer. Mom is certainly proud. My how far we’ve come!

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