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Cadette Night Owl Badge


Girl Scout awards and badges are a great way for a girl to explore her interests and learn new skills—and show the world what she's accomplished. With a wide range of badge topics and a little creativity, the possibilities are endless. Today we have a special guest blog from Olivia, a Girl Scout Cadette, sharing how her troop earned the Cadette Night Owl Badge.

Olivia S., Girl Scout Cadette
Troop 904

Hello, my name is Olivia, and I am in Troop 904. I have been in Girl Scouts since Daisies, but earning the Cadette Night Owl badge was one of the most fun experiences I have had in Girl Scouts.

The first thing we did was go to a studio tour of 10 News WTSP, which was near our house. We got to see the old set where they recorded news segments, and even got to get pictures on the set.

One part I really liked about the old studio were all of the movie posters that we saw. The posters were all from movies that they had covered and interviewed the cast. One that stood out to me was The Emoji Movie, which needs no explanation. Inside of the old set, there was also a kitchen where they filmed their cooking or baking segments.

Next, we saw the control room, which was also really cool. We got to see the complex controls behind broadcasting, which was very interesting. Then, the highlight of the studio tour, when we went into the new studio/ broadcasting room. There was a giant screen displaying what was being aired on March Madness made up of 12 giant flat screen TVs.

We talked to some women who have been working the night shift for a long time about the craziest and most exciting stories they had reported on or seen when they were on the night shift. We got to mock read some of the segments, which was very cool. We then said our goodbyes and headed to Village Inn.

Going to Village Inn was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. While we ate, we also talked to our waiter about his experiences during the night shift. He was very nice and entertaining, as he had worked other places' night shifts. He was also patient enough to endure our troop's odd questions, such as, "Have you ever seen a radioactive banana stuck to the ceiling?"

After Village Inn, we headed home. Once home, we went on a walk and talked about different stars and constellations. After talking about our constellations, we headed to watch Guardians of the Galaxy, but ended up falling asleep. In the morning, we watched a part of the Cosmos documentary.

In conclusion, I would highly recommend doing the Night Owl badge with your troop. There are a lot of different ways you could interpret the badge, so remember, have fun!

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