Genevieve Dowling from Navan Brownies
Megan Leadbetter from Renmore Brownies
Sinéad Sweeney from Merlin Woods Brownies
Congratulations to all the finalists!
Congratulations to all participants in the first challenge of the STEPS IGG Engineering E-Badge.
All girls who completed the mission will receive a digital E-Badge sticker for this challenge. This digital badge can be used in a huge variety of ways. It can be used on social media, in online apps like Snapchat and TikTok, to make online stickers on your phone or laptop; they can be printed and framed; and many more applications!
Those who completed the challenge are now one step closer to earning the STEPS IGG Engineering Trefoil E-Badge – a badge of honour and engineering prowess. In order to achieve the trefoil you must complete the three challenges set this academic year.
The first challenge was to build a Rube Goldberg Machine (chain-reaction machine). This is a whacky device where you get to show off your engineering skills by experimenting with weird, wonderful and whimsical sequences of engineering elements with the aim of delivering a gift to somebody (or thing!) special at a distance.
The standard of the entries was fantastic making the judging process very hard. The finalists were narrowed down to 10 and a winner was chosen from the Guides and Brownies. Check out the video entries of the 10 finalists in the compilation video below. The judges gave these girls the title of Highly Commended for their submission.
The winners of the competition received a Lego Boost and their name is in shining lights for the year in the STEPS E-Badge Hall of Fame. Well done to Elodie and Sinéad! Check out the winning videos below.
Well done to all – what fantastic engineers we have in the Irish Girl Guides!
Elodie McAvoy from the Greystones Branch.
“Brilliant design using complicated engineering mechanisms like pulleys. It was well presented and had a great story. And it worked!”
Sinéad Sweeney from the Merlin Woods Branch.
“Fantastic design drawing, clearly labelled and explained. Sinéad used a variety of engineering devices and also included a brilliant guiding element winning top score in the bonus points.”
Congratulations to all participants!
If you want to take part, check out the upcoming challenge here. If you would like the opportunity to earn the full E-Badge you can still submit entries for Challenge 1 and 2.
The resources and information are still available for each Challenge – just click the link on this page to find out more. All the mission Videos and additional video resources are available on our STEPS IGG TV YouTube Channel here.