Whitaker Center
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Scout Badge Workshops

 Join our Education Staff as they assist your troop or pack in fulfilling the requirements for official Scout Badges!

Each workshop session covers a STEM-related badge and badges will be given out at the end of the workshop. Our workshops are a great troop activity that help your troop or pack earn a badge while working together as a team! 

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2019/2020 Girl Scout Badge Workshops are Now on Sale!

Daisy Badge Workshops:

Daisy Citizen Science | September 22 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Everyone can be a scientist! Explore how citizen scientists make observations and collect data for current research projects around the globe. This workshop will be collecting bird population data at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to help ornithologists conserve Pennsylvania’s diverse bird population. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. A Whitaker Center Educator will be there to help you every step of the way. 

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Daisy Eco Learner | October 5 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Conservation Area
Workshop description: Go on a guided hike with one of our Educators at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to learn about proper trail etiquette, local species, and how to explore nature in a way that benefits humans and animals.  

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent.

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Daisy Citizen Science | October 20 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Everyone can be a scientist! Explore how citizen scientists make observations and collect data for current research projects around the globe. This workshop will be collecting bird population data at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to help ornithologists conserve Pennsylvania’s diverse bird population. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. A Whitaker Center Educator will be there to help you every step of the way. 

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent (rain-date: September 28). 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Daisy Robotics | November 2 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: What makes a robot a robot? In this workshop, explore how robots are designed and programmed to solve different problems in our world. Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “What Robots Do”, “How Robots Move”, and “Designing Robots” badges.

Tickets: $10 Scout / $10 Scout Leader / adult

Brownie Badge Workshops:

Brownie Space Science Adventurer | September 7 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Camp Hill GIANT Community Room
Workshop description: What is Earth’s place in our solar system? Why are there so many craters on the moon? Learn about our solar system and beyond in this hands-on workshop that’s out of this world! Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Space Science Adventurer” badge. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Brownie Senses | September 7 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Camp Hill GIANT Community Room
Workshop description: How well can a deer hear? What smells does your nose know? Explore how humans and animals use their senses to survive! Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Senses” badge. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Brownie Bug | September 8 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Ever wonder what it’s like to be an entomologist? Explore the Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area with one of our Educators to learn more about these tiny insects that have a huge impact on our world! Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Bugs” badge. 

 *Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 



Brownie Citizen Scientist | September 22 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Everyone can be a scientist! Explore how citizen scientists make observations and collect data for current research projects around the globe. This workshop will be collecting bird population data at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to help ornithologists conserve Pennsylvania’s diverse bird population. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. A Whitaker Center Educator will be there to help you every step of the way!

 *Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Brownie Robotics | November 3 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Linglestown GIANT Community Room
Workshop description: In this workshop, explore how robots are designed to interpret the world around them. Then, practice coding robots before designing a prototype of your own! Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Designing Robots” and “Programming Robots” badges.

Tickets: $10 Scout / $10 Scout Leader / adult 

Junior Badge Workshops:

Junior Animal Habitats | October 5 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Science doesn’t just happen in a lab! Join a Whitaker Center Educator for a guided walk at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to explore local animal habitats and practice techniques used by field biologists to study them. Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Animal Habitats” badge.

 *Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Junior Citizen Science | October 6 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Everyone can be a scientist! Explore how citizen scientists make observations and collect data for current research projects around the globe. This workshop will be collecting bird population data at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to help ornithologists conserve Pennsylvania’s diverse bird population. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. A Whitaker Center Educator will be there to help you every step of the way. 

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Junior Citizen Science | October 20 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Everyone can be a scientist! Explore how citizen scientists make observations and collect data for current research projects around the globe. This workshop will be collecting bird population data at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to help ornithologists conserve Pennsylvania’s diverse bird population. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. A Whitaker Center Educator will be there to help you every step of the way. 

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Junior Robotics | November 9 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Linglestown GIANT Community Room
Workshop description: Ever wonder how robots “think”? In this workshop, explore how robots are programmed, designed, and tested to accomplish different tasks. Then create a robot prototype to solve a problem we face in the world! Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Designing Robots” and “Programming Robots” badges.

Tickets: $10 Scout / $10 Scout Leader / adult

Cadette Badge Workshops:

Cadette Tree | September 21 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Get in touch with your inner botanist! Take a guided walk with one of our Educators at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area and explore tree identification, life cycles, and ecology. Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Trees” badge. 

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Cadette Citizen Science | October 6 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Everyone can be a scientist! Explore how citizen scientists make observations and collect data for current research projects around the globe. This workshop will be collecting bird population data at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to help ornithologists conserve Pennsylvania’s diverse bird population. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. A Whitaker Center Educator will be there to help you every step of the way. 

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

 

Cadette Tree | October 19 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Get in touch with your inner botanist! Take a guided walk with one of our Educators at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area and explore tree identification, life cycles, and ecology. Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Trees” badge. 

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Cadette Special Agent | November 17 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Camp Hill GIANT Community Room
Workshop description: Dive into the world of forensic science and learn about the tools and techniques used by law enforcement to bring criminals to justice. Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Special Agent” badge.

 *Graphic content will be discussed in this workshop.

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult

 

Whitaker Center’s Girl Scout Badge Workshops are generously funded by grants from ArcelorMittal and The Stabler Foundation

  

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