To earn the Space Science badges, girls need to complete five steps,
choosing one of the three activity choices for each step. Designed to
take three meetings, the Space Science badges can be completed using
the troop leader materials in the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK), using the Badge Booklet
available in GSNorCal Shops, or using both! The badge
booklets are colorful and fun for girls, while the VTK includes links
to additional resources and downloadable PDFs.
Since receiving funding from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in
2015, GSNorCal has been working with the SETI
Institute, GSUSA, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and other
space science educators to develop a new series of Space Science badges for Girl
Scouts at every program level. New badges for Daisies, Brownies, and
Juniors were released July of 2018, with new badges for Cadettes,
Seniors, and Ambassadors available starting fall of 2019.
Older girls can still get started with Girl Scout's current space
science resources, including our Girls Go To Mars program box for Cadettes, Solar System program box for all levels, the Night Owl badge for Cadettes, and the Sky badge for Seniors.