It's khaki wishes and cookie dreams.
Be it Armageddon or an international ban on the color forest green, those young scouting ladies will persevere. The only thing that will change is their badges. So, what sort of award updates will be necessary in a cyberpunk dystopia?
Binary for Beginners
Any girl worth her salt will need to know binary. C++, Python or any other programming language just won't hack it. 01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001** is where it's at. How else will you be able to hack the mainframe and save the collective asses of your degenerate peers from an evil multi-national conglomerate with an over-zealous guerilla marketing team or a floating nation state whose people speak in tongues? Which brings us to our next badge...
A young lady must be familiar with all nation states whether she lives next to Jennifer Government or that pizza delivery boy for a pizza-centric mafia-led country. Our young scout must navigate geo-political situations in the new world order of city states so that she may succeed at...
A future scout should always be prepared to lead her disenfranchised community in overthrowing their tech savvy (or conversely, Luddite) despot, especially if the tyrant is born of a singularity.***
Creating Your Own Artificial Intelligence
Whether an enterprising scout must bring down an artificial intelligence created by a wealthy, crazy family full of clones or help develop an extremely interactive primer to educate other young ladies, a Girl Scout must be intimately familiar with the ins and outs of artificial intelligences.
Genetic Engineering and Homegrown Foodstuffs
Times will be tough in a cyberpunk dystopia. Resources will be scarce, especially fresh protein. This, dear reader, is when vat grown and cloned meat (like Dolly of the previous century) will be in demand. Our Mendelian prodigies will not only know how to grow peas out of trash, but will be able to set up a fully functioning cloning lab out of found materials after earning their badge.
Finally, should all else fail, a good Girl Scout should know what to do in case of a societal collapse. If housing becomes unavailable or the government no longer has control of over prized landmarks, a scout should be adept at setting up a household in both rural and urban settings even if the only real estate available is on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge.
Heed my warning, dear reader. Make new friends in a cyberpunk dystopia. These girls may be your only hope of surviving.
* Megan S. is a former Girl Scout and is still very proud of her ability to handle any emergency situation from tangling with the Yakuza to a complete dearth of Thin Mints.
**That's the word "binary" in binary for you n00bs.
***I, for one, welcome our AI overlords.