Girl Scouts' approach to STEM is unique because:
Girl Scouts of the USA has teamed up with Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, SETI Institute, ARIES, University of Arizona, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to create a new series of space science badges in collaboration with NASA!
We are looking for 8 Daisy and 8 Brownie troops to volunteer their time to test the space science badge. No experience necessary with space science or leading science activities – we aim to include volunteers with a broad range of experiences.
Why participate? Your girls will…
- Learn about space science and engage in scientific inquiry while they explore the sky
- Develop communication skills through the opportunity to provide feedback on the badge
- Receive a Girl Scout Stars Badge Test Pilot patch – designed solely for participating pilot councils
- Help develop a new badge, and be part of history!
Participating troops will be required to complete the badge in either 2 (Daisies) or 3 (Brownies) meetings between October 5 and January 12, 2018, and to participate in our pilot research. This includes:
- Use the Badge Requirements booklet or access the activities through GSUSA’s online Volunteer Toolkit test site.
- Prepare for the activities and gather supplies as you would for any other badge.
- Complete all activities required to earn the badge. The Daisy badge is designed for 2 60-min meetings; the Brownie badge is designed for 3 90-min meetings.
- Provide an information sheet to troop parents.
- Have each girl complete a pre- and post-badge questionnaire.
- Complete a post-badge volunteer survey.
- Access badge activities as assigned (either badge booklet or VTK).
Interested in Participating?
Fill out a brief form by June 12, 2017