Scout Programs

Girl Scout Badge Programs

Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts ages 8 and up

Brownie Fun Patch

 

    • Learn how to use a telescope
    • Go on a Solar System walk and get a feel for the immense space between the planets, or
    • Learn how moon phases and eclipses work
    • Learn how to find constellations in the sky
    • View major celestial objects in a 10″ telescope
    • Hear a star lore story.
    • Ages 8 and up

    This is sure to be a confidence building experience for anyone interested in learning about astronomy!

     

Cadette Night Owl Badge

  • Go on a night hike
  • Learn about people who have night time jobs
  • Learn how to use a telescope
  • Learn how to find constellations in the sky
  • View celestial objects through my 10″ telescope

Seniors Naturalist-Sky Badge

  • Learn how to use a telescope
  • Learn how to find constellations
  • View through my 10″ scope
  • Learn how to use an astrolabe to measure the altitude and azimuth of celestial objects
  • Explore the connection between people and flight
  • Learn about how to save the night sky
  • Create sky art

Boy Scout Badge Programs

Boy Scouts  ages 7 and up

 Astronomy Belt Loop

  • Learn how to use a telescope
  • Learn how to find constellations using a star map
  • View through my 10″ scope
  • Learn the importance of our north star
  • Go on a scale model of the solar system walk to learn about our solar system and beyond
  • Be able to explain the following terms: planet, star, solar system, galaxy, the Milky Way, black hole, red giant, white dwarf, comet, meteor, moon, asteroid, star map and universe
  • Hear star stories

Astronomy Academics Pin (can be combined with above)

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  • Learn how to use a telescope then draw a diagram of a telescope and explain how it works
  • Learn how to find at least 5 constellations using a star map, draw them,  then explain how to use the star map
  • Find the North Star, learn why it is important then explain its importance
  • Locate three major observatories on a map and explain why these locations are good for astronomy

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Private Troop Programs

Hands-on Astronomy Class

modeling the seasons with our bodies

  • Learn how to use a telescope
  • Go on a Solar System walk and get a feel for the immense space between the planets, or
  • Learn how moon phases and eclipses work
  • View major celestial objects in a 10″ telescope
  • Hear a star lore story.
  • Learn how to find constellations in the sky
  • Ages 8 and up

This is sure to be a confidence building experience for anyone interested in learning about astronomy!

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