Girl Scouts

gslogoThe Columbia Memorial Space Center is excited to announce our newest Girl Scouts Patch Program!

We invite your Brownie, Junior, or Cadette to take part in our fun-filled and educational workshops where each girl can earn their own patch in topics such as Astronomy, Robotics, and Space Exploration! These patches are specially designed and can only be earned at our Space Center!

Girl Scouts patch workshops run for approximately 2 – 3 hours and include both discussions and hands-on activities. Patches are handed out to scouts at the end of the workshop, upon completion of all “Journey” requirements (Discover, Connect, Take Action).

Workshop fees: $21 per scout, per class ($14 for CMSC Members). Fees include cost of patches and materials are included.


Pre-registration is required. Troop and individual sign-ups are permitted. Workshops are limited to a maximum of 20 scouts.

You will need an ActiveNet account to begin the registration process, you may begin here.

– Register over the phone Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at  (562) 231-1200

– Register in-person

Can’t make it to one of our scheduled workshops? Troops with 10 girls or more can reserve a private date and time. Speak with our Reservations Specialist for more details.


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Space Explorer Patch

The Space Explorer Patch workshop is designed to get girls to seek new challenges, discover new interests, and begin to think about how they can impact the world with activities that introduce the planets, phases of the moon, and spacecraft design.  Scouts will also begin their exploration of space and will gain awareness of the many elements necessary for space travel.


Juniors:

Earth Science Patchweather patch

Juniors can apply this program to their “It’s Your Planet – Love it!” Journey.  Suggestions are to apply this session to the Get Moving Leadership Journey, particularly the Energy Insights section.  During this workshop, scouts will discuss global warming and will question how climate change is forcing migratory animals to change their routes.

 

Robotics Patch

Juniors will be exposed to many different facets of robotics during this exploration of amazing technology! In today’s world, many types of robots are being utilized in a wide variety of fields, including those helping to advance human exploration of space.  Juniors will learn more about the important careers and employment opportunities that can be earned through this field of study. Juniors will also have the opportunity to program a LEGO NXT robot, and will be challenged to run their robot through a looping maze! Access to our newly upgraded Robotics Lab with LEGO’s EV3 robots will further challenge Juniors during this fun-filled workshop!

Juniors can apply this program to their “It’s Your Story – Tell It!” Journey.  Suggestions are to apply this session to the awards you can potentially earn along the aMUSE Journey.   Girls get to explore the many different kinds of roles that are involved with this robotics program, and learn about the leadership skills they are using in this field.  Speak out against stereotypes – did you know that women are the minority in the Robotics field?  Why is that?  Also, try out the many roles that you can have during this session.  Even if none are for you, make a promise to yourself to keep trying out new roles as a leader in life!

 

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Cadettes: 

Robotics Patch

Cadettes will be exposed to many different facets of robotics during this exploration of amazing technology! Many types of robots are being utilized in a wide variety of fields today, including those helping to advance human exploration of space, and Cadettes will learn more about the important careers and employment opportunities that can be earned through this field of study. Cadettes will also have the opportunity to program a LEGO NXT robot, and will be challenged to run their robot to run through a looping maze! Access to our newly upgraded Robotics Lab with LEGO’s EV3 robots will further challenge Cadettes during this fun-filled workshop!

Cadettes can apply this program to their “It’s Your Story – Tell It!” Journey.  Suggestions are to apply this session to the “Hey, I Can’t Hear (or See) Me!”  section on stereotypes.  Who do you think of when you think of someone involved in Robotics?  Discuss diversity, and give suggestions on what you can do to dispel any associated stereotypes with this, or any other STEM careers!

 

 

Astronomy Patchastronomy patch

Air is all around us, so make sure to ask questions about why we can’t breathe in space, if there is air in space, and follow up with asking why or why not.  What solutions have we come up with to solve these problems? Cadettes can apply this program to the “It’s Your Planet – Love It!” Journey.  Suggestions are to apply this session to the awards you can potentially earn along the Breathe Journey.

 

 


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Pre-registration is required. You may register your scout over the phone by speaking with our Reservations Specialist, Tuesday through Saturday from 1 – 5pm.

(562) 231-1200

Reservations@DowneySpaceCenter.org

You will need an ActiveNet account to begin the registration process, you may begin here.

REFUND POLICY: The City of Downey will issue a refund, less 30% for processing, if a refund request is made prior to the first class date.


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