STEM Passion Leads to Hollywood


Andrea’s love of hands-on activities started early in her Girl Scout journey. Throughout the years, her passion for figuring out how things work sparked her interest in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career. As a high school senior and wanting to learn as much as possible about women in STEM careers, Andrea entered […]

A Day of Science + Technology


Touching pig hearts, watching ping pong ball explosions, and identifying sometimes stinky smells made for a fun afternoon of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities at the annual FOX 9 Girls and Science event at the Minnesota Science Museum on Saturday, October 3. Girl Scouts in their vests and sashes could be found all […]

Xcel Opens Its Monticello Plant to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts at Monticello Plant

Do you know how fission helps a boiling water reactor make electricity, or are you familiar with the structure of an atom? More than 80 Girl Scout Juniors can now say, “yes” to those questions after a day of science learning at Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant. Two of Xcel Energy’s employee network groups—Women in Nuclear […]

Robotics Camp Empowers Girls


Ten-year-old Olivia has short hair and glasses, a thoughtful demeanor and strong opinions about music. She likes Neon Trees, an alternative rock band, but unlike other girls her age, she has no love for boy bands or Taylor Swift. An only child, Olivia tends to act a little older than she looks, and she knows […]

Girls + Science at the Science Museum


Join Girl Scouts River Valleys and FOX 9 for Girls & Science on Saturday, October 12, 10:00 am–4:00 pm at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Admission is free for up to four children with one paid adult. Contact the Science Museum Box Office at 651-221-9444 or go to to register and avoid the lines. […]