The Clever Cogs Challenges

Going Places Challenge

Clever Cogs Going Places

With the support of BAE Systems, we have developed an extension to the hugely successful Clever Cogs Challenge. Going Places is our new pack which is themed around Transportation Engineering. Transportation Engineering surrounds us all in our day-to-day lives – although we sometimes forget just how important it is. Without this sub-category of Civil Engineering, we wouldn’t be able to cycle into town on a sunny day, drive our cars to our weekly unit meetings, or board that plane for our exciting Internationals!

The activities in this challenge were created to give a taste of the fascinating and useful applications of Transportation Engineering. The pack has been designed to complement the ‘Have Adventures’ theme of the new programme. From Chocolate Bridges to Snowy Science, the innovative and hands-on activities aim to inspire the female engineers of tomorrow. The pack also captures some of the most groundbreaking engineering feats of all time – achieved by women who believed in their capabilities and refused to be told otherwise.

The Clever Cogs challenge is suitable for all sections to take part in. You can choose to complete activities as a Six, Patrol or Unit… or another grouping of your choice.

To find out more, download the challenge pack below. FAQs are included in the pack.

If you would like a copy of the challenge printed and posted to you, we can offer this service for just £2.00. Please visit the online shop to do so.

Badges will be available to buy on Monday 26 August 2019 on our online shop, or in-store: Girlguiding NWE, Guiding Road, Preston, PR2 5PD.

Download the Clever Cogs Challenge – Going Places here.

Download the Clever Cogs Challenge – Going Places Print Friendly version here.

Saving Places Challenge

Clever Cogs Saving Places

Make way for our brand-new Clever Cogs Engineering Challenge, produced in partnership with BAE Systems

This one’s all about Environmental Engineering; giving you a taste of different kinds of innovation that you might find within this field.

Environmental Engineering surrounds us all in our day-to-day lives and brings together many different types of science, such as Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Microbiology, and even Maths. Environmental Engineers come up with solutions to protect and improve our environment and to protect people from environmental effects such as pollution. They also help to improve the way we dispose of waste, control air and water pollution, and how we recycle in the best way possible.

Overall, Environmental Engineers solve complex problems relating to the environment and come up with innovative solutions to make sure that we live our lives in the cleanest, most efficient way. And we can all admit how important that is – now more than ever!

Each activity in this pack is based on a different area of Environmental Engineering. This challenge is also jam-packed with incredible female engineers who have done some tremendous things to help us protect our planet. With these influential women and with the creative activities in this pack, you can release the environmentalists in your unit, and make some lifestyle changes along the way! As you complete the activities, think about how engineering has helped and what you and your unit could do to help create a positive impact on the environment.

The Clever Cogs challenge is suitable for all sections to take part in. You can choose to complete activities as a Six, Patrol or unit… or another grouping of your choice.

To find out more, download the challenge pack below. FAQs are included in the pack, including some hints and tips on adapting the challenge for the current situation.

Download the Clever Cogs Challenge – Saving Places here.

Badges are available from our online shop!

Engineering Challenge

This engineering challenge has been developed in conjunction with Girlguiding North West England and three, young female engineers at BAE Systems. 

Engineering surrounds us all in our day-to-day lives – even if we don’t always realise it. Although it is a field that is often overlooked, without engineering, the iconic pyramids, Stonehenge and even the International Space Station would not exist. There are also applications of engineering on a much smaller scale – from computer chips to medicines and aircraft to bionic limbs, to name a few. The activities in this challenge are designed to show some of the exciting and useful applications of engineering.

From exploding volcanoes to mechanical hands, these innovative and hands-on activities aim to inspire the next generation of female engineers and scientists. It also features profiles of some of the world’s most inspirational and pioneering female engineers.

The Clever Cogs challenge is suitable for all sections to take part in. You can choose to complete activities as a Six, Patrol or Unit…or another grouping of your choice!

To find out more download the challenge pack below. FAQs are included in the pack.

Badges are £1 each and a badge order form can be found at the back of the pack, and below. All proceeds from the sale of the badge go towards supporting our Region International Trip participants. 

If you would like a copy of the challenge printed and posted to you, we can offer this service for just £2.00 (to cover the printing and postage costs). Please email us at northwesthq@girlguidingnwe.org.uk with your postal address and send us a cheque, payable to ‘The Guide Association NWE’.

Download the Clever Cogs challenge here.

Download the Clever Cogs Challenge – Print Friendly version here

Download the Clever Cogs Badge Order Form here.