The UK Space Agency aims to inspire our next generation of UK scientists and engineers by partnering the Scout Astronautics Activity Badge and introducing Scouts to the exciting and growing world of space engineering and space science. 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.

Scout Astronautics Badge

Resources containing imaginative activities to guide your Scouts through the requirements of the Scout Astronautics Activity Badge are now available. This includes activities on rocket building, spacecraft modelling and learning more about space missions.

Autumn 2017! UK Space Agency is creating new resources to support the Astronautics Badge! Discover the first two activities: Keep satellites in orbit and Earth observation!

Build a model spacecraft activity sheet
Make an impact meteorite activity sheet
Mission X activity sheet

Astronautics Activity Badge activity pack (old requirements)
Astronautics Activity Badge leader's notes (old requirements)

You can also use some activities created by the UK Space Agency that are featured in our Make Do Share magazine!

Make Do Share Winter 15 - Ground Control

Make Do Share Spring 16 - Train Like Tim Peake

Make Do Share Autumn 17 - Mission to the moon

On 15th December former Scout and astronaut Tim Peake launched his mission to the International Space Station. He is the first British ESA astronaut to visit the Space Station.

The Mission

Tim's six-month mission to the International Space Station, called 'Principia', used the unique environment of space to run experiments and try new technologies.

Read the Mission Blog here

Rocket Science 

The UK Space Agency and RHS boldly go where none have gone before, turning half a million UK children into space biologists. Scouts of all ages and abilities have the chance take part in the nationwide Rocket Science experiment to grow seeds flown in space through the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and UK Space Agency supported project.

Register now for Rocket Science resources.

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.

Find out more about the UK Space Agency

ESERO, the space education office offers a database of free downloadable activities on space.

Find out more about ESERO