Girl Scouts are now giving out badges for cyber security
Samoas and thin mints and tagalongs, oh my! Selling girl scout cookies teach salesman skills and give troop members a chance to earn more badges. Also, they're just plain delicious!
But there's more to girl scouts than cookies and there's a new badge in town to prove it.
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Girl Scouts as young as age five are hitting the computers to earn their cyber security badges.
Girl Scouts of USA teamed up with Palo Alto Networks to offer 18 cyber security badges that will be rolled out starting next fall.
Girl Scouts' CEO said the move was to eliminate barriers to cyber security employment such as gender and geography.
The badges will be for tasks involving identity theft and other computer crimes.
Despite the influx of tech jobs, men still dominate the field. In fact, just 11 percent of women globally are in the cyber security industry.
Now girl scouts can be experts at handling cookies both on and off the internet.