Scout Badges

Boy Scouts

All Weeklong Aviation Challenge programs will complete the following:

  • Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8*, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Aviation Merit Badge Requirements 1, 2d, 2e, 3b, 4c, 5
  • Weather Merit Badge Requirements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10a, 11
  • Orienteering Merit Badge Requirements: 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4a-f, 5, 10
*Trainees build shelters as part of their program, but do not spend the night in them.

Pathfinder Aviation Challenge:

  • Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Requirements 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12
  • Aviation Merit Badge Requirements 1, 2d, 2e, 4c, 5
  • Orienteering Merit Badge Requirements: 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4a-f, 5, 10

Aviation Family Camp:

  • Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Requirements 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12
  • Aviation Merit Badge Requirements 1, 2d, 2e, 4c, 5
  • Orienteering Merit Badge Requirements: 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4a-f, 5, 10

Space Camp Robotics and Space Academy Robotics:

  • Robotics Merit Badge Requirements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6a, 6b, 7

Advanced Space Academy:

  • Space Exploration Merit Badge Requirements 1, 3*, 4, 5A, 6A, 6B, 8
  • Advanced Space Academy Trainees build a custom rocket with the goal of launching and retrieving a raw egg.

Space Camp and Space Academy Non-Summer – Partials are due to unpredictable weather conditions, change of activities based on curriculum for that season

  • Space Exploration Merit Badge Requirements: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3*, 4, 5a, 5c, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 8
  • Astronomy Merit Badge Requirements: 2, 3, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6a, 6c, 7a, 7b, 7c, 9
* Space Camp uses Estes brand rockets, which comply with all NAR safety guidelines, but due to unpredictable weather conditions we can only offer one launch.

Pathfinder Space Camp:

  • Space Exploration Merit Badge Requirements 1, 3*, 4, 5a, 6a, 6b, 8
* Space Camp uses Estes brand rockets, which comply with all NAR safety guidelines, but due to unpredictable weather conditions we can only offer one launch.

Family Space Camp:

  • Space Exploration Merit Badge Requirements: 1a, 1b, 1c, 3*, 4, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 8
  • Astronomy Merit Badge Requirements: 2, 3c, 4a, 5a, 6a, 6c, 9
* Space Camp uses Estes brand rockets, which comply with all NAR safety guidelines, but due to unpredictable weather conditions we can only offer one launch.

Girl Scouts

Out Of This World Badge: Scouts meet a variety of the following requirements:

  • Identify a former Girl Scout who went on to become a NASA astronaut. Name five facts about her.
  • Read astronaut Suni Williams’ answers to questions from Girl Scouts.
  • Visit the Women@NASA website and watch at least one of the videos to see how women at NASA are leading the way in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and learn about the awe-inspiring projects they’re pursuing
  • Choose one mission from each of the following three space programs: Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. Name the crew, vehicle used, purpose of the mission and one interesting fact about each mission.
  • The International Space Station was not the first space station to orbit earth. Identify at least two other space stations that came before the ISS. Identify when they were in orbit, what country they belonged to and at least one interesting fact about each of them.
  • Space exploration is not without risk or difficulty. Identify an American and a Russian mission that did not go as planned. Identify what happened and how the space program used what they learned from the tragedy to make things safer for the next flight.
  • Visit an aerospace or flight museum. While there, learn at least three facts that you did not know before you arrived.
  • Build and launch a rocket. You are not limited to a particular type of rocket. It can be made of paper, use water or balloons to launch, or be a model rocket.
  • Astronauts lose muscle mass in space due to the effects of microgravity. Explain what microgravity is, and name two exercises that astronauts use in space to help them keep fit. Try one of them or choose and complete one of NASA’s “Train like an Astronaut” physical activities.
  • Identify how many people have landed on the moon and the country they are from.
  • What is the famous quote from Neil Armstrong when he first stepped on the surface of the moon?
    Sampling of Star Gazer requirements met by Space Camp, Space Academy, and Advanced Space Academy Participants:
  • Observe the stars in the night sky (or at a planetarium) and identify at least three constellations. Check out http://www.heavens-above.com/ for more information.
  • Listen to or read a story or myth behind at least two constellations. Find the constellations in a book or in the sky. Check out http://www.heavens-above.com/ for more information.
  • Identify and learn about two females who contributed to the field of astronomy. Check out www.nasa.gov/education/womenstem for more information.
  • Different types of telescopes can show you different kinds of information. Learn about the different kinds telescopes. You can visit the Cosmic Colors Viewer on NASA’s website to see how images taken of the same thing can change depending on what kinds of instruments were used.
  • Name the planets in the solar system in order.
  • Identify the star closest to earth and list five facts about it.

For Space Camp Robotics (Ages 9-11)**
Steps of Programming Robots requirements met by Space Camp Robotics participants:

  • Learn how robots work
  • Discover the robot brain
  • Learn about programming
  • Try simple programming
  • Code a robot

Steps of Designing Robots requirements met by Space Camp Robotics participants:

  • Discover the future of robots
  • Determine your robot’s expertise
  • Plan your robot
  • Create a prototype
  • Get feedback on your robot

Steps of Showcasing Robots requirements met by Space Camp Robotics participants:

  • Create a presentation to share how you designed your robot
  • Tell others how you designed your robot
  • Learn about robotics competitions
  • Learn about robotics teams
  • See robots in action
* Please note: We strive to ensure all girl scouts receive the physical patch in their grad packets. However, due to supply and demand, the patch may not always be available.
* *Girl Scouts enrolled in the Space Camp Robotics program will receive a letter in their graduation packet to be given to their Troop leader in order to receive credit for the badge requirements met in the program.
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