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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Presents: Salute to Girl Scout Weekend Fall 2011!

Girl Scouts from around the country are invited to participate in the annual "Salute to Girl Scouts" on November 5, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, a day filled with adventure and activities designed to inspire the next generation of space explorers.   

Participants will have full access to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex shows and exhibits, take a tour of Kennedy Space Center, enjoy a 3D IMAX space film, tour the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, attend a private, interactive briefing about NASA's latest mission and meet an astronaut with a special message to scouts.
Admission to "Salute to Girl Scouts Weekend" is $45.00 per person plus tax and includes activities from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and lunch plus a second day of admission to explore Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  Click here for registration flyer.

There is also the option to attend an Overnight Adventure at additional cost.

For more information or to register please call (321) 449-4832 or visit .

8547_huntsville.jpgA lot of team work, determination, hard work, and great parent participation!  That's what it takes to pull off a wonderful trip (like ours) to the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.  The girls of Troop 8547 (pictured right) raised in just under 2 years $7,000 through cookie sales, fall product sales, and fundraisers to fund this all inclusive trip (souvenirs included) they will never forget. 


The girls spent three days at space camp learning space flight history, space shuttle piloting, space station operations and mission control to fly a simulated space mission including space walks.  Then the girls spent 3 days learning to take off, fly and land a fighter jet in aviation camp.  The girls also learned survival skills and teamwork (the teamwork was the easy part for them) to wrap up their week crawling in the dark on their bellies in the woods through the dirt and mud in a game against another team.  We (yes, the 3 adults participated as well) did not win the challenge, but it was fun trying!


Robin M. - Leader

Junior Troop #8547

Space Scout Days


The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville has announced their Scout Days for the spring and fall.  You might want to try this out with your troop - it looks like a lot of fun!



  • October 10, 2009
  • Admission $18 per person



  • April 25th, 2009
  • Admission $18 per person



  • Admission to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Museum
  • One IMAX Movie at the Spacedome Theater
  • Hamburger Box Lunch
  • A Scout Day Patch for each Scout
  • A Scout Day Certificate for each Troop


Events & Activities

  • Discovery Theater Presentations available
  • Guided Tours available upon request


Call (800) 63-SPACE, EXT. 200, or visit their website.

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