Meet the Guides encouraging girls into science and tech

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

My memories of the Girl Guides involve marshmallow toasting, tying knots and being assessed on my table-laying skills for a badge no doubt long-consigned to the archives.

Fast forward some 25 years and it’s clear much has changed.

In an international organisation that liaises with Google and Microsoft among others, today’s young guides are just as likely to be gathered round an engineering bench as a campfire.  More