The Irish Girl Guides and Engineers Ireland have teamed up to develop a new education initiative that allows Guides and Brownies to earn engineering badges for the first time. Two new engineering badges will be introduced to the Irish Girl Guides Journey Programme - one for Brownies aged 7 to 10 and one for Guides aged 10 to It also hopes to build an engineering mindset and to encourage girls to explore the exciting possibilities a career in engineering can offer. Together, they will undertake training in integrating STEM activities in their weekly meetings with their teams.
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Girl Guides engineering badges unveiled for Engineers Week
Registered in Ireland: My own darling daughters never expressed any interest in joining a local patrol and so I presumed that Guiding was most likely stuck back in the s in an Enid Blyton world of chumminess and jolly hockey sticks. I recently met with the leaders and some of the girl guides from a patrol in Dundrum in Dublin and was amazed and really delighted to learn that not only are the Irish Girl Guides alive and kicking but they are very much on top of many of the issues that affect our girls today. Their arrival however prompted Baden Powell and his sister Agnes to set up the Girl Guides in and a year later the movement began in Ireland and soon spread throughout the country. It was time of great political and cultural change in Ireland and when Lady Baden Powell visited in she suggested that the Guides should follow the country, which had gained independence and dominion status within the Commonwealth.
Climbing three Alps in a day, sailing a tall ship, working with poor children in India, broadcasting from a music festival in Germany and representing Ireland at the Women in the World Summit are just a few of the many exciting opportunities members of Irish Girl Guides IGG have enjoyed in the past year. Also, lending a helping hand in their local communities and helping the next generation of girls grow in confidence. Senior Branchers age enjoy the independence of planning their own meetings, choosing activities that interest them and that can be fitted in and around their busy schedules. As well as the craic they have together, the teamwork, leadership and life-skills that Guides age and Senior Branchers gain from their involvement in IGG look great on a CV!
The Irish Girl Guides and Engineers Ireland have teamed up to develop an education initiative that allows Guides and Brownies to earn engineering badges for the first time. Two new engineering badges will be introduced to the Irish Girl Guides Journey Programme — one for Brownies aged 7 to 10 and one for Guides aged 10 to I encourage everyone to get involved in Engineers Week in the coming weeks to explore this fascinating subject area and learn about how engineers shape our world. Together, they will undertake training in integrating STEM activities in their weekly meetings with their teams. The workshops will help participants to understand what it means to be an engineer and how to guide their girls on how to earn the new engineering badges.