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Challenge 2 – St. Patrick’s Day Challenge – Fairy Door

Congratulations to all the participants in this St. Patrick’s Day themed Challenge. 
The Challenge was to design and construct a Fairy Door for a new Leipreacháin friend who is looking for a nice place to live. It had to be beautiful but also practical, functional and sustainable. When the door (or house) was designed and built, they Young Engineers had to pick out the perfect location for their new friend to live locally and take a photo of the new abode in-situ. And WOW did the Young Brownie and Girl Guide Engineers to deliver on all these points! 
The standard of entries for this second challenge sky-rocketed. The judges were blown away not only by the innovation and creativity, but also by the attention to the engineering design and sustainability. 
The winner of the competition won a Lego Boost. The Runners Up and the Special Engineering Design Winner won a monthly subscription voucher for Kiwico. So they can continue their engineering journey.
All participants have earned the STEPS IGG Engineering E-Badge for this challenge and many are only one step away from earning the full STEPS IGG Engineering Trefoil Badge – on completion of the third and final challenge in the series. 
Well done to all! 

Challenge 2 Winner


Genevieve Dowling from Navan Brownies 

Challenge 2 Runner-Up


Megan Leadbetter from Renmore Brownies

Challenge 2 Runner-Up


Sinéad Sweeney from Merlin Woods Brownies

Watch the Compilation of the Finalists for Challenge 2

Congratulations to all the finalists! 


Challenge 1 – Give Somebod-E a gift… at a distance! A Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge

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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.

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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!


Girl Guides Challenge 1 Winner

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Elodie McAvoy from the Greystones Branch. 

Judges' comment:

Brilliant design using complicated engineering mechanisms like pulleys. It was well presented and had a great story. And it worked!


Brownies Challenge 1 Winner

Sinéad Sweeney from the Merlin Woods Branch.

Judges' comment:

“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.”

Watch the compilation of the 10 finalists

Congratulations to all participants!

Get involved


Girlguide badge all girls@4xIf 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.