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Raytheon Cyber Challenge—Virtual 2021 Series


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Upcoming deadline: Register by January 20, 2021!

Join us for the Raytheon Cyber Challenge—Virtual 2021 Series from Tuesday, February 9, through Tuesday, March 9, 2021! Designed especially for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts, this series takes place in the year 2050. Humans have colonized the moon, and a ransomware attack has targeted the colony’s water supply. Girls will work as part of an incident response team to find out who hacked the system and how to stop them!

This virtual sci-fi “escape room” challenge takes place over multiple weeks, focusing on current cybersecurity challenges. Participants will build new techniques and practice those skills with real world applications while learning about cybersecurity and challenging themselves!

New challenges will drop each Tuesday on the Challenge’s Edmodo site. Girls will have a week to complete each challenge. Girls will only have access to the challenges for one week. Challenges typically take about 45 minutes each. Girls can participate as individuals or in teams of four (maximum) each week on a different cybersecurity challenge!

Every participant must have internet access, along with a compatible device, such as:

  • Laptop
  • Desktop
  • Chromebook
  • Surface tablet

Tip: Using the computers at your local library is completely acceptable!

Applications Needed:

  • Web browser to view HTML files
  • Text-editing application (e.g. Notepad, Word, Libre, Notepad)
  • An .xls or .csv format viewer (e.g. Excel, LibreOffice Calc [free]). Google Sheets can be used if needed.
  • Ability to access source code on website

Note about right-clicking: Several tasks require girls to “right-click” on a file to inspect it or open additional options.

Tech assistance will be available!

Cost to participate is $15 per GSNI Girl Scout or $20 per non-GSNI Girl Scout. This program fee includes a Challenge Field Guide mailed to each girl, as well as a fun patch and certificate mailed after completion! This program is GSNI Voucher Eligible. All participants will earn requirements toward the new Cyber Security badges. Register by January 20, 2021!

A virtual meeting will be held for troop leaders, parents, and girls on February 2, 2021, to cover all logistics.

For more information, contact Customer Care at customercare@girlscoutsni.org or 1-844-476-4463.