Girl Scout Engineering Adventures

EAA

This program provides a hands-on learning experience giving Girl Scouts the opportunity to explore the wonder of aviation. It includes a guided one-hour museum tour emphasizing the interrelationships of women, technology, and career opportunities in aviation.

Brownies and Juniors can earn a Mechanical Engineering badge. While Daisies and Cadettes-Ambassadors can kick start their Think Like an Engineer Journey with a design challenge.

For more information, to learn package costs, or to make a reservation, please email Museum@EAA.org or call 920-426-4800.

Program Overview

Daisies: After a Museum tour, Daises can work toward the Think Like an Engineer Journey with the Puff Mobile Design Challenge. Learn about how engineers think and solve problems, and how thrust can not only move a car, but aircraft, too! Then spend some time in exploring aviation in KidVenture or on a Museum Scavenger Hunt.

Brownies: After a Museum tour, Brownies can earn the Mechanical Engineering Fling Flyer badge through this design challenge. Design, build, and re-engineer a Fling Flyer to fly the farthest! Then spend some time in KidVenture, completing the Museum Scavenger Hunt, or learning to fly on our simulators.

Juniors: After a Museum tour, Juniors earn the Mechanical Engineering Balloon Car badge through a design challenge with a twist. Instead of building a balloon-powered car, Juniors will design, build, and re-engineer a balloon-powered rocket to soar the highest! Then spend some time in KidVenture, completing the Museum Scavenger Hunt, or learning to fly on our simulators.

Cadettes-Ambassadors:

  • Option 1: After a Museum tour, Scouts can work toward the Think Like an Engineer Journey with the Flying Kinetic Sculpture Design Challenge. Use our Vertical Wind Tunnels to create a sculpture that will use the power of wind to move. Then, spend some time learning to fly on our simulators.
  • Option 2: After a Museum tour, Scouts can design, build, and test a balsa glider. This hands on activity is done in our Tech Lab, where you have access to all the equipment and materials needed to build your own custom balsa glider. After an introduction to gliders and how they fly, you choose how to build yours, test it, and re-engineer it as needed. Then, spend time learning to fly on our simulators.

General Information

  • The program is open to scouts in grades K-12.
  • If you do not meet the minimum count requirement, your unit can still attend however you will be charged for the minimum required. An option to consider is pairing with another unit of the same age group to reach the minimum.
  • One chaperone is required for every eight scouts. Chaperone fees are complimentary for the day program ONLY. Any additional adults or chaperones for the day program will be charged at the group rate of $9.50 each.
  • Leaders and chaperones must be prepared to provide support, supervision, and assistance during the entire event.

  • DAY PROGRAM OVERNIGHT PROGRAM
    Scout Price: $10 per Scout
    Adult Price: $9.50 per Additional Adult
    Program Length: 4 hours
    Minimum/Maximum Size: 10/35 Scouts
    Price: $45 per Scout
    Adult Price: $20 per Adult
    Program Length: Schedule TBD
    Minimum/Maximum Size: 20/35 Scouts

    Overnight Information

    • In addition to Engineering Adventures, overnight activities will also include:
      • Extra time with flight simulators
      • Free time in the museum’s KidVenture exhibit
      • EAA-provided movie in the Skyscape Theater
      • An additional education program
    • The price includes dinner in the evening, an evening snack, and breakfast in the morning.
    • Participants must provide their own sleeping bags and personal items.
    • A $200 deposit and signed contract are required to secure your date.
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