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We are sorry to announce that When I Grow Up has been canceled.

The Oakland A's will still be honoring pre-purchased game tickets and parking passes.
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When I Grow Up

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to our bi-annual STEM (science technology engineering math) career event, When I Grow Up, hosted by our partners at the Oakland A’s! Explore your interests, meet inspiring women in STEM, and learn more about how you can excel in STEM fields. Afterwards, stay to watch the A’s vs. Angels game, or you can select one of two future games to attend. Friends and family members are welcome!

There will be interactive activity booths for all ages with badge steps integrated, with a focus on the new Girl Scout STEM badges in cybersecurity, engineering, robotics, space science, and outdoor science. Booths will be led by the following corporate and community partners:

  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific
    Career Girls
    Civil Air Patrol
    GSNorCal-Google VEX Troop 43426
    GSNorCal Space Cookies VEX Troop 62768
    GSNorCal STEM, Environment, and Outdoors
    Hiller Aviation Museum
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    NASA Ames Research Center

  • Raspberry Pi Foundation
    Reaching Out With Robotics
    SETI Institute
    Smiths Detection
    UC Berkeley Society of Women Engineers
    UC Berkeley Women in Computer Science
    Woodard & Curran


Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors will have an opportunity to pre-register for one special hands-on workshop. Families will receive a survey to sign up upon registering for the event.

  • AT&T will offer a workshop on the Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) teaching how to use a micro-controller (Arduino) for prototyping.
  • Buck Institute for Research on Aging will take a unique look into comparing young and old fruit flies and designing an experiment to measure their crawling function.
  • Cisco Systems will deliver a workshop focusing on cybersecurity and Internet safety that includes girls participating in fun interactive skits.
  • Reaching Out With Robotics will lead a fun robotics workshop using LEGO Mindstorms to teach simple block coding and programming.

Please note: Workshop options may vary, are offered for girls in 6th-12th grades, and are limited in capacity.


Multiple career and college panels will also be offered in each session, featuring women leaders in the following organizations:

  • Abbott
    Bank of America
    Buck Institute for Research on Aging
    Civil Air Patrol
    Cisco Systems
    Intuit Inc.

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    NASA Ames Research Center
    Reaching Out with Robotics
    Stitch Fix
    UC Berkeley
    Woodard & Curran