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Girl Scout Badge Workshops

 

Join our Education Staff as they assist your troop in fulfilling all of the requirements for official Girl Scout Badges!

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2020 Fall Girl Scout Badge Workshops are now on sale!

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! 

 

 


 
Daisies

 

November 7, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Me: Roller Coaster      

Lab A at Whitaker Center

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.

 

November 14, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     What Robots Do, How Robots Move, and Design a Robot      

Lab A at Whitaker Center

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

 

September 20, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.     Citizen Science Badge      

Hoffer Park

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

 

November 14, 1:00 .m. - 3:00 p.m.     Programming & Designing Robotics      

Lab A at Whitaker Center

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.

  


 
Juniors

September 12, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     Animal Habitats     *SOLD OUT*

Hoffer Park

Science doesn’t just happen in a lab! Join a Whitaker Center Educator for a guided hike 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. The workshop is weather dependent

 

October 4, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     Citizen Science     

Hoffer Park

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

 

October 10, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Me: Crane    

Lab A at Whitaker Center

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.

 

October 24, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Digital Photographer      

Lab A at Whitaker Center

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 with tips from a professional photographer before creating a masterpiece of your own! Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Digital Photographer” badge.

 

November 21, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Programming & Designing Robotics      

Lab A at Whitaker Center

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.

 


 
Cadettes

September 5, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Trees      

Boyd Big Tree Preserve

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.

 

October 25, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Special Agent      

November 22, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Special Agent      

Lab A at Whitaker Center

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.

 

 

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

  

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation

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