Scouts

Since 1999 the Barlow Planetarium has offered programs especially for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.  The quickest and most efficient way to register for any program is ONLINE or by calling the planetarium at 920-832-2848.

2015/2016 CUB & BOY SCOUT ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 24, 2015
9 am -12 pm

Cub Scout/WEBELOS Space Explorer Day

Space Patch

Saturday, December 19, 2015
9-11 am

WEBELOS: Engineer Badge

Engineer Badge

Wednesdays
January 13, February 3 & February 17, 2016
7 - 9 pm

BOY SCOUTS:  Astronomy Merit Badge

Astronomy Badge

Saturdays
January 16, February 6 & February 20, 2016
10 am - 12 pm

Friday, April 15, 2016
6 -9 pm

Cub Scout/WEBELOS Astronomy Explorer Night

Girl Scout Astronomy Night

 

CUB & BOY SCOUTS

CUB SCOUT/WEBELOS EXPLORER EVENTS

 

2016 Aerospace Explorer DaySpace Patch

Saturday, October 24, 2015
9 am - 12 noon

Advanced Fee (on or before 10/16/15):  $12/person (scout or adult)
Late Fee (after 10/16/15):  $16/person (scout or adult)
IF SPACE/RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the launch of the space shuttle at the Barlow Planetarium, Wisconsin’s first major planetarium!  Spend the morning creating hands-on aerospace activities, experience an ultra-cool AND ultra-hot science demonstration show about how astronauts get to space, and finish with a special star show in the Barlow.  Scouts will receive special aerospace patch.

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2015 Astronomy Explorer NightGirl Scout Astronomy Night

Friday, April 15, 2016
6 - 9 pm

Advanced Fee (on or before 4/8/16):  $12/person (scout or adult)
Late Fee (after 4/8/16):  $16/person (scout or adult)
IF SPACE/RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE

Celebrate October Skies the eve of Astronomy Day at Wisconsin’s first major planetarium – dedicated to sharing the wonders of the universe.  Create hands-on astronomy activies, learn about the latest discoveries from our robot explorers, and touring the solar system in the Barlow.  The event will end with telescopes in Barlow's parking lot.  Scouts will receive a special astronomy patch. 

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WEBELOS WORKSHOP

Engineer BadgeEngineer Badge

Saturday, December 19, 2015
9-11 am (12-2pm IF NECESSARY)

Pre-Registration Fee: $8/scout or sibling (adults/leaders are free)
At-the-Door Fee:        $10/scout or sibling (adults/leaders are free)
IF SPACE/RESOURSES ARE AVAILABLE

Engineers touch every portion of the your life. Mechanical engineers design your bike, structural engineers analyze your house, and civil engineers build safe bridges. Learn about engineering as you earn your Engineering Badge.  Please Note:  This is the legacy version of the Engineer Badge - this clinic DOES NOT complete the requirements for the new Engineer Elective Adventure.

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BOY SCOUTS

2016 Astronomy Merit BadgeAstronomy Badge

Wednesdays, January 13, February 3 & February 17, 2016
7-9 pm

Advanced Fee (on or before 1/4/16):  $30/scout
Late Fee (after 1/4/16):  $45/scoutre available)
IF SPACE/RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE

The Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge is a very thorough, intense and rewarding activity. The Barlow Planetarium Astronomy Merit Badge program is designed to be completed in just 5 weeks. Scouts are introduced to all the requirements and required homework activities on the first visit, have a mid-course evaluation on the second visit, and a final evaluation on the last visit.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Scouts must be 13 years old or older.
  • Scouts must have Merit Badge Series: ASTRONOMY (available through the council store) and read it prior to the first workshop session.
  • Scouts must present a completed "Application for Merit Badge" (a.k.a "Blue Card") on the first visit.

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2016 Space Exploration Merit BadgeSpace Exploration Badge Image

Saturdays, January 16, February 6 & February 20, 2016
10 am - 12 pm

Advanced Fee (on or before 1/4/16):  $45/scout (includes $15 supply fee)
Late Fee (after 1/4/16):  $60/scoutre available)
IF SPACE/RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE

The Boy Scout Space Exploration Merit Badge is a very thorough, intense and rewarding activity. The Barlow Planetarium Space Merit Badge program is designed to be completed in just 1 month.  Scouts are introduced to all the requirements, required homework activities and build their rockets on the first visit; have a mid-course rocket launch and evaluation on the second visit, and a final evaluation on the last visit.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Scouts must be 13 years old or older.
  • Scouts must have Merit Badge Series: SPACE EXPLORATION (available through the council store) and read it prior to the first workshop session.
  • Scouts must present a completed "Application for Merit Badge" (a.k.a "Blue Card") on the first visit.

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2015/2016 GIRL SCOUT ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

November 14, 2015
9am - 12 pm

Girl Scout Aerospace Day

Girl Scout Space Day

May 13, 2016
6-9 pm

 

2015 Girl Scout Aerospace Day Girl Scout Space Day

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9am-12pm

Fees:  Advance Tickets (on or before 11/6/15):  $12/scout or adult
           Late Tickets (after 11/6/15):  $16/scout or adult
           IF SPACE/RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the International Space Station at the Barlow Planetarium, Wisconsin’s first major planetarium!  Spend the morning experiencing an immersive science-themed laser show; an ultra-cool AND ultra-hot science demonstration show about how astronauts get to space, how astronauts live in space and how they return safely from space; a session where participants will get to design and build their own stomp rocket (plus other activities).

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2016 Girl Scout Astronomy NightGirl Scout Astronomy Night

Friday, May 13, 2016, 6-9 pm

Fee: Advance Tickets (on or before 5/6/16):  $12/person (scout or adult)
        Non-Advance Tickets (after 5/6/16:  $16/person (scout or adult)
        IF SPACE/RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE

Celebrate the eve of Astronomy Day at Wisconsin’s first major planetarium – dedicated to sharing the wonders of the universe.  Spend an evening touring the solar system in the Barlow; creating star charts and other astronomy activities; and observing the Moon through the Barlow’s telescopes.  Telescopes will stay out later for any final views scouts and families may want to take in.  Scouts will receive an astronomy fun patch. 

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