Based on the articles and quotes from the Girl Scouts, it appears this was not expected. The Boy Scouts of America have launched “Scout Me In” – detail here, which add girls to the cub scouts.
Both the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts use Adafruit guides, products and more to teach STEM, we’ve had a few meetings and email exchanges with some of the upper-level folks over the years, we’ve been focused on encouraging modern skills and fun projects. Things move slow for large organizations so we did a round of skill badges to keep up with current technology (3D printing, etc).
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