In-Person: Mechanical Engineering Series (Crane Design Challenge) with UC Merced AIAA Student Branch

In-Person: Mechanical Engineering Series (Crane Design Challenge) with UC Merced AIAA Student Branch

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Date: Sat Nov 11, 10:30 AM PST - Sat Nov 11, 12:00 PM PST
  • STEM
  • Juniors

Juniors, for thousands of years, people have used cranes to build very tall buildings and move heavy objects. As the size and shape of the buildings change, so does the cranes design. A crane might look complicated, but its just a combination of simple machines. Learn about simple machines and how they work together, and then build your heavy-lifting crane.

Badge Connections: During this program girls will complete the following Badge steps:

  • Junior Crane Design Challenge All Steps

Program facilitated by: UC Merced AIAA Student Branch, GSHCC Program Partner

Program Fee: $0 for girl members

Program Fee Includes: In-person instruction, all needed materials and a space for Girl Scouts to make new friends. A badge is not included. The badge can be purchased separately from the Girl Scout Shop.

Supplies Needed:

  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Wear Close Toed Shoes
  • Sack lunch if you would like to eat at the university.

General Location: Merced, CA

  • Exact address can be found in your MYGS after registering for the event, and will also be included in the information letter.

Note: This event takes place in an outdoor and indoor settings.

Adult Supervision: Adult supervision is required.

  • This event is hosted and run by a third party. GSHCC staff will not be present.

Registration: A minimum of 10 registered participants are required to hold this event. In the event that the minimum is not met, you will be notified before the event date, and a full refund will be processed.

Media Release Disclaimer: There may be photos or video taken during this event. By registering for this event, you give permission for GSHCC and GSHCC program partners to use photos/videos of your girl to promote Girl Scouts. If you would like to opt out of photographs/videos, please notify staff at event check-in.
Information Letter: Once you have registered you can find the information letter by logging in to your My Account, go to My Events and select the event. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the information letter under Additional Documentation. An e-mail will be sent out 1 week before the scheduled event with the information letter for the event. If you register after this time, you will need to go through your My Account to get the information letter or reach out to customer care.
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  • If the activity requires a deposit, deposits are non-refundable.
  • Refunds will not be given for in-person activities or training fees of $5 and less.
  • All other activities will be processed as follows:
    • 21 calendar days before the activity 100%
    • 12-20 calendar days before the activity 50%
    • 11 or fewer calendar days before the activity No refunds

Once in a while, GSHCC may have to cancel an event. If Girl Scouts Heart of Central California finds it necessary to cancel an activity or training, all troops/groups or individuals having submitted registrations and payments will receive a full refund.
Note: In the event of extenuating circumstances such as illnesses, deaths in the immediate family, and other catastrophic events, GSHCC will consider refunds on a case-by-case basis.
All refund requests should be submitted in writing to Customer Care.