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U.K. Brownies to Learn Coding in Bid to Involve More Girls in Technology

By The Guardian

April 29, 2022

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As part of an effort in the U.K. to introduce girls to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Brownies, the second youngest section of Girlguiding (scouting) in the U.K., for girls aged 7–10, are learning to code, while Guides (ages 10-14) are working with chatbots.

The Guides offer merit badges in science, computing, robotics, and engineering, and the Brownies offer merit badges in aviation, invention, and space.

The effort follows an analysis of U.K. government statistics that showed a 2% decline in the share of women in England's core STEM workforce in 2020.

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