Girl Scout Cyber Challenge
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Brought to you by Raytheon, Girl Scouts in 6-12 grade are invited to detect, decode, and defend! This full-day, scenario-based competition will engage 200+ girls in grades 6–12 in a series of cybersecurity challenges on topics such as cryptography, forensics, social engineering, and ethics. A futuristic scenario—a moon colony has been hacked! — will be presented and girls will be prompted to respond. They’ll learn cybersecurity skills and team up to identify the hackers, trace the origin of the cyberattack, and secure the colony’s safety.
For this event, girls will be working collaboratively in randomly assigned small teams. This is to mimic the type of work cybersecurity professionals do in the field.
This Cyber Challenge and the launch of Girl Scouts’ first national computer science program is made possible through a multiyear commitment from Raytheon, who is partnering with Girl Scouts to help close the gender gap in STEM fields by helping prepare girls to pursue careers in fields like cybersecurity, computer science, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Together, Raytheon and Girl Scouts are reaching girls during formative school years, where research shows peer pressure can sometimes deter girls from pursing their interest in STEM.
$5 per girl. All supplies, lunch, snacks, and event patch will be provided. Opportunity grants available upon registration. Girls should wear their Girl Scout vest or sash and we encourage them to bring a full, reusable water bottle.
This is a drop off event. Girls will be required to bring a completed permission form with them to submit at check in. Permission form is linked here and will be linked in your confirmation email and emailed out ahead of time. To expedite check in, we recommend filling out the form ahead of time and bringing a completed copy.
Registration closes Tuesday, October 8. Late registrations will NOT be accepted. Please confirm girl's availability to attend the event before registering.