@GirlScouts hopes to get girls interested in STEM fields early with the addition of new, cyber-specific badges starting in 2018. "To be globally competitive, girls today need to know not just how to use computers but also how to program them," Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, told ABC. According to Gizmodo, there will be 18 badges in all, available at every scouting level for participants aged five to 18. The badges — rewards for accruing skills in cybersecurity, online identity protection and hacking, among other things — came at the request of Girl Scouts themselves. "We surveyed a lot of girls," Acevedo told Gizmodo. "In those evaluations, girls repeatedly said they wanted more computer science and they were really interested in cybersecurity in terms of protecting themselves online. Bullying is a big issue. Also figuring out hackathons, they wanted to do that as well.” Were any of you ever Girl Scouts?