Mission Moment | Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands

To the Moon and Back

Amelia Pearson, a fifth-grade Girl Scout from Forest Acres Elementary was presented with a badge that has been to the moon. President and CEO of Amelia won a national essay contest, “Girl Scouts to the Moon and Back.”  The Space Science badge that has been to space on NASA’s Artemis I and was presented by President and CEO of Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands Lora Tucker. During a troop meeting at Pickens Presbyterian Church. The Artemis I mission was NASA’s first step toward the goal of sending the first woman and the first person of color to the moon.

CEO Lora Tucker told Amelia and her troop, “We are over the moon about Amelia’s success.” Since 1912, girls have explored, developed, and sharpened their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills through Girl Scouting. They lead their own adventures, team up with others, and get busy with hands-on STEM activities of their choosing.”