Space to Dream for Scouts SA

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Complete the Challenge – earn your badge!

If you complete the Space to Dream Challenge outside of school, and are a Scout in South Australia, you will automatically earn the limited edition ‘Space to Dream’ fabric badge.

The SPACE TO DREAM badge

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Each Scout completing the Challenge is entitled to a maximum of one Space to Dream badge.

If you are already completing the Challenge at school, you can do it again outside of school as many times as you like.

What’s the SPACE TO DREAM badge worth?

Think about how the Space to Dream badge could be used towards the following Cub Scouts and Scouts badges:

Cub Scouts

  • Boomerang
  • Achievement badges
    • Information Technology
      level 1 & 2

Scouts

  • Proficiency badges
    • Technology
    • Information Technology

Venturer Scouts

  • Pursuits Tape
Pioneer Scouts

  • Special Interest Area
    • STEM

How to receive your badge

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To receive your Space to Dream badge, please present your certificate (which will be emailed to you after you submit your design online) to your Scout Leader before 15 October 2020.

Scout groups are encouraged to facilitate sessions with older Scouts guiding younger Scouts through the Challenge in small groups. Individual Groups have complete freedom in how this is done.

Ready to take the Challenge?

1. TAKE THE CHALLENGE

Your challenge is to design a toy or gadget for someone your age who is moving to Mars.

You will use the process of design thinking – used by the best designers and engineers all over the world – to help you come up with your finished design.

The Challenge website takes you through the basics of the design thinking process. As you work through the Challenge, a real astronaut will tell you about her experience in space and you can choose create your design using free 3D design tools from Makers Empire, or you can draw your design by hand onto the ‘MAKE IT!’ Design Sheet. 

Start the Space to Dream Challenge here!

2. SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN

Please submit you Challenge Completion Form here by 25 September 2020 to meet the Challenge deadline.

The Commissioner will consider with each of your designs: (1) is it a good design? (2) did it make me feel something? This could be anything from a ‘wow’ to a ‘whoa’ to a smile. The best will be selected for public exhibition at MOD Museum of Discovery in late 2020. Selected designs will also feature in the Commissioner’s Virtual Gallery of Designs.

3. CLAIM YOUR BADGE

You will be sent a certificate by email when you submit your Challenge Completion Form.

Please forward this certificate to your Scout Leader so they can organise collection of your badge.

For more information

Visit the Scouts SA website here for more information about how to complete the Challenge with Scouts and speak to your local Scout Leader.

Scout Leaders can collect the ‘speak Robot’ badge by emailing Digital Challenge Certificates through to program@sahq.scouts.com.au

Badges will be sent direct to Leaders.

If you or your Leader requires further information about the ‘Space to Dream’ badges, please direct them to this website and/or ask them to contact:

Bek Hobbs
Branch Program Support Officer
Scouts Australia (SA Branch)
211 Glen Osmond Road
Frewville
SA 5063
Phone 08 8130 6000
program@sahq.scouts.com.au

In the case that you require additional assistance, please notify the Promoter at:

CommissionersDigitalChallenge@sa.gov.au

The Commissioner's Digital Challenge is

proudly supported by

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Musuem of Discovery logo
Myriota logo
VEX Robotics
Microsoft logo
Australian Information Industry Association logo
EWS - Education Web Solutions logo
Grok Learning logo
Public Libraries Service of South Australia
Scouts logo
Girl Guides logo
Children’s University logo
Thinkfun Games logo
Wade’s World
EDTechSA
JB HIFI logo
Digital Technologies Hub
CS Unplugged logo
MakeCode logo
Computer Science Education Research Group logo
Code Club Australia logo
Code Like a Girl logo
Advanced Technology Program
Australian Computing Academy logo
National Computer Science School logo
Onkaparinga Libraries logo
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Acknowledgement of Country

We respectfully acknowledge and celebrate the Traditional Owners of the lands throughout South Australia and we pay our respects to their Elders – and to past, present and future generations of their children and young people.

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