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Introduction to the Model Water Tower Competition: Think Like an Engineer!

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Thu Sep 06, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Cadette, Senior

Join us for an educational presentation to learn more about the AWWA Model Water Tower Competition for Girl Scouts! The challenge is to build a structurally efficient model water tower that holds water and can be filled and drained quickly, while also being aesthetically pleasing. Registered Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors can compete individually or in groups of up to three Girl Scouts per team. Check out these examples of water towers from past events:

The objective of the competition is to make participants aware of the importance of reliable drinking water and the rewarding opportunities available in the water profession.  Girl Scouts will develop an idea into a functioning water tower, just like water professionals do in the real world! Local water industry professionals will provide background, helpful tips, and guidance to instruct competitors on how to design a functioning structure at the info session on September 6. These professionals will then test your water tower at competition day at GSKSMO Camp Prairie Schooner on September 29. Prizes will be awarded to the top scoring teams!

All Girl Scouts are welcome to attend to learn more about this new opportunity for professional mentorship and understand how water towers work in your community. Girl Scouts will learn about water treatment, water infrastructure and helpful tips on how to build a model water tower for the contest day on September 29. This information session is a great opportunity for Girl Scout Brownie troops pursuing the Wonders of Water Journey to see hands on water treatment concepts in action!

Click the link below for registration information. This competition is organized and hosted by the MO Section of the American Water Works Association and the Black & Veatch Women’s Network.

Please note, you must register for the competition to participate and receive the full instructions and specifications. The actual building of your contest entry will take place independently outside of this information session. Attendance at the information session is not required to compete on September 29, but it is highly recommended that you take this opportunity to ask a professional!

Parking is in the front of the B&V front entrance

Cost per person: FREE

Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to

How to register: Registration can be completed via the survey located HERE. Registration is due by August 31.

For more information, contact Ari Copeland ( or Darcy Bloss ( at Black & Veatch.