A Junior Girls Scouts Troop from has taken on quite a challenge for themselves to earn their next badge in the journey titled "It's Your Planet – Love it: Get Moving."
The fifth graders are required to perform an energy audit of a building for their Investigative Badge, as part of their journey, or group of activities centered around one theme.
Troop co-leader Catherine Tomasi said at first the girls suggested some small, local places. But after encouragement by their leaders to think in a greater area, they decided they wanted to do the Wells Fargo Center. Due to tour time availability, the girls finally settled on their second choice, Citizens Bank Park.
Tomasi said she emailed the tour office and the said they were thrilled.
On Nov. 19, the girls will head to the park to perform their badge, asking questions like what is their light load, how they heat and cool the building and more "really cool stuff," Tomasi said.
After their tour, the girls will use a special login on energytraining.com and enter answers to all of their questions from the tour to determine the building's efficiency. They will also submit their findings to the park. The staff seemed really receptive to the girls' project she said.
The girls will receive their full badge on Dec. 16.