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Girl and Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops at Planetarium

Published on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Girl and Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops at Planetarium

Staerkel Planetarium will conduct two interactive Scout workshops this spring

The William M. Staerkel Planetarium will conduct two interactive Merit Badge workshops for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts this spring. 


Girl Scout Space Science Adventurer Badge workshop:

  • Thursday, May 21, 7–8:30 p.m.

  • $4 per Scout

Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge workshop:

  • Wednesday, May 27, 7–9:30 p.m.

  • $5 per Scout

Please note that these sessions are workshops, not just a show, so scouts must be ready to work! Scouts must bring a pencil or pen and a flashlight covered with red plastic/cellophane. Scouts will receive a booklet based on requirements. The workshop will cover the badge requirements, and scouts will submit the completed work booklet to their scout office to receive the badge.

Advanced registration is required. The registration deadline is a week prior to the chosen workshop (May 14 for Girl Scouts, May 20 for Boy Scouts). There will be no registration taken at the door. There must be a minimum number of registrations to conduct the workshop; in the case of cancellation, refunds will be issued. 

To register, click here. Complete one form per Scout and leader. For more information, call 217/351-2567 or visit parkland.edu/planetarium

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