NASA plans to launch the Artemis I mission to the Moon early in 2022,
and 15 Ambassadors could win a cool prize—a Space Science badge that’s
been to space*! Enter the “Girl Scouts to the Moon and Back” essay
contest for your chance to be a winner. The contest runs from January
18 to March 1, 2022.
To enter, review the official contest rules and complete the free Ambassador Space Science Master badge activity shown in the video above. Activity details below. After you've completed that, fill out and submit a contest entry form.
Essays will be evaluated on how well they answer the question,
originality and creativity, and overall quality. Winners will be
notified and announced in spring 2022.
*The Artemis I launch schedule is subject to change, which could affect prize—availability.
Time needed: 30 minutes plus 5 minutes to prep and 5 minutes
to clean up
Setup: We live on planet Earth, an island of life in the
Universe, but is there life beyond Earth? On Mars? Under the icy
surfaces of Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus? Or on
exoplanets orbiting distant stars? Today, using telescopes and
spacecraft, scientists are seeking evidence of life elsewhere.
Activity: Scientists and engineers who work on NASA space science projects are currently planning habitats for the Moon and Mars so that in the near future, people can explore these worlds in person. The Moon and Mars are rocky like Earth, but otherwise, they are very different. What do you think it will take to live there?
Share your creation with your family and friends!
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are
available free of charge in the Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.
Girl Scout Activity Zone activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming.
To learn from a person or group who pushed for change in public policy.
What it takes to build an effective and successful Girl Scout Cookie business.