Girls are natural scientists—they push boundaries, test limits, and
look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes.
Every girl deserves the chance to explore the fascinating world of
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). We’ve
designed activities and experiences for girls so they can discover
what they care about and decide how they will change the world.
Click on the buttons below to learn more about the STEM
opportunities at GSWCF, and be sure to like the GSWCF
STEM Facebook Page!
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida has partnered with Tampa
Hackerspace to provide "Making the Future" program to Girl
Scout Cadettes and Seniors (grades 6-10). Girls chosen for this
program will get the opportunity to assemble their own tablet, learn
the basic operations of programming and unleash their technical side!
- Receive a hardware safety and procedures introduction
- Create a laser cut wooden stand for their tablet
introduced to the coding language, Python
- Expand their
coding knowledge into building games
- Build a tablet from
- Work towards their Think Like a Programmer
We are hosting three more Hackerspace Troop Sleepovers in Spring at
our camp properties!
- March 23-24 at Camp Wildwood (applications due March 3)
- May 11-12 at Camp Wai Lani (applications due April 21)
On completion, girls will bring home a fully functional Raspberry Pi
7" touchscreen including a wireless keyboard, mouse, and tablet
stand! Interested in participating in this rare opportunity? Girls
will be selected based on their video application. Individual Girl
Scout Cadettes or entire Cadette troops may participate!
Volunteer with GSWCF STEM
Mentorship is often cited as a key strategy for exciting,
supporting, and keeping young girls interested in the fields of
science, technology, engineering, and math. Interested in inspiring
girls in STEM, contact our STEM team!
Support Our STEM Programs
Research shows that girls are keenly interested in STEM and excel at
it. Yet, for a variety of reasons, girls often don’t pursue
STEM—starting as early as elementary school.
You can help change that by supporting our STEM programs! Girls who
participate in our girl-focused STEM programs:
- Become better problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and
- Get better grades, earn scholarships,
and follow more lucrative career paths
- See STEM as the
foundation for a meaningful and successful future