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Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Girl Scout Badge Workshops

Join our Education Staff as they assist your troop in fulfilling

all requirements for official Girl Scout Badges!

earn girl scout badges

 Girl Scout Badge Workshops have concluded for the Spring Season.

Whitaker Center's Girl Scout workshops are always a favorite.  We offer workshops for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.  We offer a variety of workshops from Citizen Science to Mechanical Engineering.  Scouts can register with their troop or as individuals.  Adults and leaders will need to accompany their Girl Scouts to the workshop and remain within the required ratios.  Each scout will take home the earned badge(s) at the end of the workshop to add to their vest or sash! Questions regarding workshops can be sent to education@whitakercenter.org.  We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Please note, for badge workshops held at Whitaker Center - science center exploration before or after your workshop is NOT included in the price of your workshop.  Science center tickets can be purchased at the Box Office the day of your workshop if the science center is open to the public.  

Given new CDC guidelines Whitaker Center is requiring all individuals grade 12 and under wear a mask during their time at Whitaker Center.  Those older than 12th grade are highly encouraged to wear a mask as the majority of Whitaker Center patrons are not yet eligible to receive a vaccination against Covid-19. 

Daisies

Citizen Science: September 19th 10:30am-12pm - Everyone can be a scientist! Explore how citizen scientists make observations and collect data for current research projects around the globe. This workshop, located at Hoffer Park (325 Mill St, Middletown, PA), will be collecting bird population data 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 easy to moderate, please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather dependent.

Roller Coaster: October 17th 10-11:30am - Design and test your very own roller coaster in this hands-on mechanical engineering challenge! Who can make the fastest? The tallest? The most creative? Scouts will be awarded the "Mechanical Engineering: Roller Coaster Badge" at the end of the workshop.

Robotics: November 6th 1-2:30pm - 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.

Roller Coaster: November 20th 10-11:30am - Design and test your very own roller coaster in this hands-on mechanical engineering challenge! Who can make the fastest? The tallest? The most creative? Scouts will be awarded the "Mechanical Engineering: Roller Coaster Badge" at the end of the workshop.

Robotics: November 21st 1-2:30pm - 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.

 

Brownies

Citizen Science:

September 25th 10:30am-12pm - Hoffer Park, 325 Mill St, Middletown, PA

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 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 easy to moderate, please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather dependent.

 

Outdoor Adventurer: September 26th 9-11:30am - Take a closer look at Pennsylvania's natural world with a guided hike by our educator at Detweiler Park (1451 Peters Mountain Rd, Dauphin, PA). Scouts will discover ecological concepts through exploration, play, and observation while learning how to care for Pennsylvania's unique environment.

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

Robotics:

October 2nd 10am-12pm 

November 7th 10am-12pm

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! 

Space Science Adventurer: October 10th 12-2pm - 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! 

Race Car: October 17th 1-3pm - It's all about SPEED! Design and test your very own model race car and racetrack in this hands on mechanical engineering challenge! Explore the variables that affect speed and challenge yourself to beat your track times. 

Space Science Adventurer: November 21st 10am-12pm - 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! 

Juniors

Animal Habitats: September 26th 12-2pm - Science doesn’t just happen in a lab! Join a Whitaker Center Educator at Detweiler Park (1451 Peters Mountain Rd, Dauphin, PA) for a guided hike to explore local animal habitats and practice techniques used by field biologists to study them. 

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

Crane: October 2nd 1-3pm - Use the engineering design process to design, test, and improve your team's crane in this hands-on mechanical engineering challenge! How much weight can your crane lift? How far can your crane move an object? Those answers are up to you! Scouts will be awarded the "Mechanical Engineering: Crane" badge at the end of the workshop.

Digital Photographer: October 16th 1-3pm - With the advancement of technology, digital photography is no longer limited to those with expensive equipment and cameras! Learn about the basics of digital photography and photo editing before creating a masterpiece of your own!

Drawing:

November 6th 10am-12pm 

November 7th 1-2pm

Does your scout have an artistic side? Scouts will have the opportunity to tap into their creative side while learning basic drawing skills and techniques. All skill levels are welcome and materials will be provided!

Robotics: November 20th 1-4pm - Ever wonder how robot’s “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.

Digital Photographer: December 4th 1-3pm - With the advancement of technology, digital photography is no longer limited to those with expensive equipment and cameras! Learn about the basics of digital photography and photo editing before creating a masterpiece of your own!

SOLD OUT!

Cadettes

Citizen Science:

September 25th 8:30-10am - Hoffer Park, 325 Mill St, Middletown, PA

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 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 easy to moderate, please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather dependent.

Digital Movie Maker: October 16th 10am-12pm - With the advancement of technology, movie making is no longer limited to those with expensive equipment and cameras! Learn about the basics of digital videography and editing before creating a masterpiece of your own!

Special Agent:

October 23rd 1-4pm

November 13th 1-4pm   SOLD OUT!

Dive into the world of forensic science and learn about the tools and techniques used by law enforcement to bring criminals to justice.

Digital Movie Maker: December 4th 10am-12pm - With the advancement of technology, movie making is no longer limited to those with expensive equipment and cameras! Learn about the basics of digital videography and editing before creating a masterpiece of your own!

SOLD OUT!


 

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

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation

This program and many others are part of the

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