Girl Scout Galaxy Camp
– Our Galaxy, Night & Day!
Explore the sun, moon, planets, and stars with Girl Scouts from Cache Valley! Choose from
online workshops and in-person activities at your comfort level that highlight the galaxy's
awesomeness and help Girl Scouts earn their Space Science badges!
Talk to your troop leader - this could be a great troop activity and use of troop funds! Use
the grade you will be in for the 2020-2021 school year to see which event you should
attend. These are community events open to registered Girl Scouts and spots are limited.
Registration deadlines: -
Saturday, Aug. 1st for D/J
Thursday, Aug. 6th for B/C/S
Packet pickup: -
Monday, Aug. 3rd for Daisies
Wednesday, Aug. 5th for Juniors
Tuesday, Aug. 11th Brownies, Cadettes, Seniors
Daisies (K-1)- Space Science Explorer Badge (online) Tuesday, August 4th, 10am -11:30am and online follow-up Friday, August 7th,
10am-10:40am. Daisies will learn how the Earth rotates, make shadow drawings, decorate
their own pretend sky-viewing tools (binoculars or telescopes), make predictions about the
moon, and create star art! *Girls entering kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year must
already be a registered Girl Scout (using the early bird registration promotion).
UPDATED - Brownies (Grades 2-3): Space Science Adventurer Badge (online) Tuesday, August 12th, 2pm-3:30pm and online follow-up Friday, August 14th, 6pm.
Brownies will learn the "ingredients" of our solar system, play a planet name game, make a
pocket solar system, create moon art with Oreos, and learn a constellation story!
Juniors (Grades 4-5): Space Science Investigator (online) Thursday, Aug 6th from
10am-11:30am and online follow-up Friday, August 7
, 10:40-11:00am. Juniors will learn
about scale models, find out their ages on other planets, discover the distance of objects in
space, make a planisphere (a star wheel), and choose to become a mission specialist for a
planet or a Mars rover inventor.
*Juniors are invited to attend an in-person Galaxy Night at Sarina Pace’s backyard in North
Logan the following night. Girls will work on their Outdoor Art badge and extend their Space
Science badge learning (see details below).
UPDATED - Cadettes & Seniors (6-10): Space Science Badges (online) Wednesday,
Aug 5th from 7-8:30pm, and online follow-up Friday, August 14
learn how to split light and view “invisible” light, make a Newton disk spinner, see the stars
in a new way, and learn how to conserve the night sky. They will also learn the elements of
stardust, use observations of light and light meter apps to explore the brilliance of stars,
compare our eyes to telescopes, explore the ideas of “standard candles” and “stellar
parallax”, and choose a project to make and share with others the next week.
UPDATED - Follow-up Fridays:
Come back online to share your projects and complete
● Daisies/Juniors- Friday, Aug.7th, 10am-10:40am
● Brownies/Cadettes/Seniors - Friday, Aug. 14th, 6pm-6:40pm
Junior Galaxy Night! (4th & 5th graders) Friday, August 7th, 7:30-9:30pm, North Logan
Make a galaxy t-shirt, create celestial jewelry, photograph the outdoors, munch a galactic
snack, find constellations and satellites, launch a balloon rocket, and play flashlight
tag! *NOTE *This activity is in-person. Per GSU, social distancing rules apply and masks must
be worn at all times.
Family Solar System Walk (All Ages) Saturday, Aug. 8, come anytime 9-11am or 6-8pm.
Actually called the Logan River Planet Walk, this 1.9 mile (out and back) scale model of the
planets in our solar system is a great resource to our Valley! Take a family walk on a paved
path by the Logan River (trailhead at Rendezvous Park near Logan River Golf Course).
Bring your smartphone and listen to podcasts about the solar system (made by local 6
graders!) as you go. This is a self-monitored family walk. We encourage Girl Scouts to
wear their vests! A main purpose of this activity is for Girl Scouts to be able to connect with
each other by seeing each other along the path and saying hello!
*NOTE* This activity is
in-person. Per GSU guidelines regarding in-person Girl Scout activities, social distancing
rules apply, and masks must be worn.
● Online Badge Workshop (D/B/J/C/S): $6/girl - includes materials, treat & badge
● Junior Galaxy Night (North Logan) - 4th & 5th grade (in-person - max 20):
$10/girl - includes materials, snack, and t-shirt
● Girl Scout Families Self-Guided Solar System Walk (All Ages): FREE
A service unit south of us has created a really great online Day Camp, and you should check it out! This is likely your only opportunity for a Day Camp this summer, as we were unable to figure out how to get one together ourselves before the end of the summer.
If you decide to register, shoot an email to cachegirlscout (at) gmail.com. If enough local scouts register, the Leadership Team will help work out a supply pickup in Cache Valley so that you don't have to drive to Ogden or pay for shipping to get your supplies.
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