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UK Space Agency

The UK Space Agency is fuelled up and ready to help launch new resources for the astronautics activity badge.

The UK Space Agency is working with the Scout Association to provide resources which leaders can use to introduce scouts to the exciting and growing world of space engineering and space science. This will include activities on rocket building, space craft modelling and learning more about how space missions develop and what we have found out about space so far.

About UK Space Agency

The space sector is predicted to grow rapidly over the next decade as satellite technology, space exploration and other practical benefits of space are realised and developed. This growth will create a whole range of interesting careers for young people. The practical and problem-solving skills developed through scouting, along with the enthusiasm for science shown by scout leaders, could be instrumental in encouraging this future generation of space scientists and engineers.

The government created the UK Space Agency in 2010. One of the agency’s aims is to inspire our next generation of UK scientists and engineers by motivating young people to study STEM and space. The UK Space Agency has a page of educational resources on their website, including a link to ESERO, the space education office, which offers a database of free downloadable activities on space.

Scout Astronautics Badge

Some specialist resources designed specifically for the Scout Astronautics Activity Badge will be available in the new year. In the meantime, the ESERO resources offer some terrific activities to satisfy your Group’s innate curiosity and fascination with space exploration.

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