Have you ever dreamed of owning something that has been to space and back? After winning a national essay contest, this dream will become a reality for three Northeast Ohio Girl Scouts when they receive a special badge that has been to space on NASA’s Artemis I!
In early 2022, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) sponsored the “Girl Scouts to the Moon and Back” essay contest to give Girl Scouts a chance to win a Space Science badge that’s actually been to space!
The national essay contest winners in Northeast Ohio are Evalina D. (Girl Scout Junior in Brecksville), Mary Rose G. (Girl Scout Daisy in Broadview Heights), and Clara W. (Girl Scout Cadette in Avon).
This mission is NASA’s first step toward the goal of sending the first woman and the first person of color to the moon. The rescheduled launch of Artemis I took place early morning on Wednesday, November 16 and the capsule will return to Earth in six to eight weeks.
“We are over the moon for our three Northeast Ohio Girl Scouts,” said Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) CEO Jane Christyson. “Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is one of four program pillars in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), which builds girls’ skills and encourages their interest in STEM. At Girl Scouts, we encourage our girls to reach for the stars to make their big dreams a reality.”