Meet the Guides encouraging girls into science and tech – BBC News

Image copyright Girlguiding UK Image caption Girl Guide Catherine Young wants to encourage more women into engineering

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is modernizing its idol with a number of new accomplishment badges aimed at encouraging young women into science and technology.

My remembers of the Girl Guides commit marshmallow toasting, tying knots and being assessed on my table-laying knowledge for a medal no doubt long-consigned to the archives.

Fast forwards some 25 years and it’s clear much as changed.

In an international organisation that liaises with Google and Microsoft amongst other, today’s young guidebooks are just as likely to be gathered round an engineering terrace as a campfire.

Sixteen-year-old Catherine Young is on a mission to boost girls’ interest in engineering and has felt the Girl Guides a priceless platform for her campaign.