Boy Scout Programs and Overnights

The 2016-2017 Boy Scout programs and Overnights for Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are here!

View the Boy Scout Programs and Overnights Brochure

To register by mail, download the registration form.

General Information

  • Deadlines for fees are 2 weeks prior to the event date. Space is limited and some dates fill up quickly. EARLY REGISTRATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • Registration is also available online at SloanLongway.org.
  • Registration is first-come, first-served.
  • With the exception of our Family Fun Night events, we request that no siblings or infants accompany the participant.
  • All workshops at Sloan Museum include museum admission. Leaders may want to schedule time to explore the museum on their own after their workshops.
  • A small snack will be provided during the workshops. Evening snack and light breakfast are provided during the overnights.
  • All workshop/overnight participants receive a certificate of participation. Leaders are responsible for obtaining the actual award from their local council office.
  • More information regarding overnights will be sent with your confirmation.
  • If you have any questions, please call 810.237.3409.

Tiger Cub Scout Overnight

Sky is the Limit

Date: Friday, April 28th – Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 am (Arrival 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $26.00 per scout and $10.00 per adult
Max Registration: 100 scouts

Explore the wonders of the night sky, and learn about the tools astronomers use to see the planets and stars. Design, create, and name your own constellation. Meet our Planetarium Specialist, and learn about different jobs related to astronomy. Watch an exciting show in our planetarium theater! Meets requirements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Wolf Cub Scout Workshops

Motor Away

Date: Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10.00 per person
Max Registration: 45 people

You have the power to make things move! Explore different ways to make and propel vehicles, such as airplanes, boats, and cars. Create and fly paper airplanes while learning about Bernoulli’s Principle, and make a paper airplane catapult. Build and sail two different types of boats, and create a car that moves under its own power and momentum. Does not include a planetarium theater show. Meets requirements: 1A, 1B, 2, 3

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Air of the Wolf

Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10.00 per person
Max Registration: 45 people

This amazing adventure is all about air! Wolf Cubs will conduct science investigations about the weight of air and air temperature, and build their own paper airplane. Explore moving air and sound, and create a musical wind instrument. Build a kite using simple materials, and learn how to fly a kite safely. Does not include a planetarium theater show. Meets requirements: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 4

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Bear Cub Scout Workshops

Make it Move #2

Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10.00 per person
Max Registration: 45 people

Using your imagination and inventor Rube Goldberg as inspiration, you will design and build your own elaborate machine to complete a very simple task! Does not include a planetarium theater show. Meets requirements: 4A, 4B

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A World of Sound

Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00pm (Arrival 12:30 pm - 1:00pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10.00 per person
Max Registration: 45 people

Explore the world while making fascinating musical instruments and learning all about sound! Mbiras, sistrums, and rain sticks are just part of the fun! Does not include a planetarium theater show. Meets requirements: 1, 2, 3

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ALL SCOUT FAMILY FUN NIGHTS

These Scout events are open to all Girl and Boy Scouts as well as their families.
Does not need to be a troop/den group activity.

Titanic Family Fun Night

Date: Friday, March 24th, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Arrival 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm)
Location: Sloan Museum
Fee: $14.00 per person
Max Registration: 100 people

Bring your family and take a trip back in time with Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Sloan Museum! View legendary artifacts from the tragic 1912 sinking of the world’s largest ship, and hear the compelling human stories of the passengers. Price includes 2 slices of pizza, bag of chips, and juice box.

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