Girl Scouts Bring Merit Badge System Into The 21st Century

In an effort to provide a broader experience for girls while encouraging them to try new things and learn skills that will enrich their lives, The Girl Scout organization has updated their merit badge system for the first time in 25 years. The move will allow Girl Scouts to earn badges for such modern day skills as Computer Expert, Digital Movie Maker and Locavore as well as a Product Designer badge which encourages them to explore the functionality of design incorporated into objects they use every day. In addition, the Fashion, Fitness and Makeup badge has been renamed “Science of Style”, and focuses on the scientific properties behind things like perfume and sunscreen.

Now all they need to do is update their uber-1970s logo.

(All Things Considered via Yahoo! News via Engadget)


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