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Blast off with Girl Scouts at this FREE event!

Zoom the galaxy to engineer a rocket during a hands-on activity to give you a sample of what Girl Scouts has to offer. Choose from two different days and times in your age group. Taking flight now through March 30.

Girl Scout membership not required to participate. All sessions will take place live and are free to join. 

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All girls that participate in a session will receive a free gift in the mail.

 

Launch Pad Sessions

Kindergartners and First Graders
Tuesdays 6:30 PM CST  |  Saturdays 10:00 AM CST

Join us to learn about “Violet the Pilot” to see how she builds flying machines from scratch and what she’ll do to win the blue ribbon in the upcoming Air Show. Then, together we’ll engineer a paper rocket and test different techniques to fly further and faster.

Pre-Launch Checklist
Ensure your lift-off is successful by gathering the below supplies before your launch.

2nd Graders and beyond
Tuesdays 7:30 PM CST  |  Saturdays 11:00 AM CST

Put on your virtual thinking cap and think like an engineer. You’ll learn what an engineer does, how they solve problems, and complete a design challenge using items commonly found in a junk drawer or around your home.

Pre-Launch Checklist
Search through your junk drawers to see what you can use to build your very own rocket. Some supply ideas include:

  • Paper Clips
  • Tape
  • Rubber Bands
  • Newspapers
  • Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Cereal Boxes

Explore even more when you become a Girl Scout!
All new members will receive a Family Guide filled with hands-on activities, a Girl Scout slap bracelet, rocket kit, and a Girl Power patch.

So what are you waiting for?

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Learn More about Girl Scouts

Need to know more to help you decide what's right for you? Check out all the different ways to have fun at Girl Scouts. Or, see all the exciting possibilities Girl Scouts offers for girls of all ages and choose your adventure.

Be the role model she'll remember forever. Check out ways to volunteer.

Frequently Asked Questions
Who can use online registration?

Guardians, adult members, and troop leaders can use online registration to complete membership and activities registrations.  All account users must be 18 years of age or older. 

When registering, will I pick a troop for my Girl Scout?

During the registration process, parents can search by zip code to find a troop that fits their girl’s grade, area of town, and/or schedule.

There are two types of troops that may be available:
• Existing troops with space available for new members.
• New troops, which are labeled as “Co Leader Needed".

Co Leader Needed troops are in the process of getting started and have Troop Co-Leader positions that need to be filled before the troop can start meeting.

Please note: not all troops have opted to make their meeting days/times viewable. 

Are scholarships available?

Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons offers scholarships to members who would otherwise be unable to participate in our program due to financial hardship.  Scholarship allocations are subject to availability within the council’s current operating budget. 

Scholarship funds are available for membership dues, girl event fees, and select retail items.  To learn more about each scholarship visit the Scholarship and Aid page.