Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Earn the Junior Mechanical Engineering Badge with Balloon-Powered Cars!

Girl Scouts and STEM go together like marshmallows and camp fires. That’s why we’re so excited about all of the new STEM badges that have come out in the past few years!

Girl Scout volunteers Sharon and Dana, who work with GE Aviation, created a fun activity with Troop 44405 from Mason, Ohio to earn one of the Junior Mechanical Engineering badges!

Watch the video above to find out how to do the activity with your troop!

Ready to get started? GSWO has a few kits available for reservation from the G.I.R.L. Resource Center in the South Region! GE Aviation donated the materials, and Troop 44405 packed them up for their sister Girl Scouts!

But don’t worry—you don’t have to stop in for the materials. Everything you need could be found around your house or at the grocery store!

Happy experimenting!


  1. Carmen

    April 23, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you so much.
    My troop really enjoyed it.

  2. Deborah

    April 29, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    This is very helpful. Thanks!!

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