Stanley Black & Decker and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) partnered to develop nine Maker Badges for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (grades K–5). The badges, including Art and Design, Craft and Tinker, and Create and Innovate for each level, were launched nationally in July 2023. This program empowers Girl Scouts to delve into a diverse range of creative pursuits, encouraging them to embark on projects that ignite inspiration and drive innovation. They explore their creativity through DIY experiences and learn about the materials, tools, and processes to make art and objects for others. Girl Scouts bring their ideas to life and strengthen their self-confidence as they make and build things to find innovative solutions to everyday challenges. Apart from building skills, Girl Scouts also learn about essential concepts like safety, sustainability, and related careers as a tradesperson.
Through this partnership, we aim to inspire Girl Scouts to become makers and tradespeople that create a more sustainable world. Stanley Black & Decker is also providing grants to select Girl Scout councils to help even more girls develop their creativity.
About Stanley Black & Decker
Headquartered in the USA, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) is the world's largest tool company operating nearly 50 manufacturing facilities across America and more than 100 worldwide. Guided by its purpose – for those who make the world – the company's more than 60,000 diverse and high-performing employees produce innovative, award-winning power tools, hand tools, storage, digital tool solutions, lifestyle products, outdoor products, engineered fasteners, and other industrial equipment to support the world's makers, creators, tradespeople and builders. The company's iconic brands include DEWALT, BLACK+DECKER, CRAFTSMAN, STANLEY, Cub Cadet, Hustler, and Troy-Bilt. Recognized for its leadership in environmental, social, and governance (ESG), Stanley Black & Decker strives to be a force for good in support of its communities, employees, customers, and other stakeholders. To learn more visit: www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.