Scout Weekends

Our special weekend workshops provide in-depth science exploration for Scouts, helping them earn badges and Nova Awards through a focused learning experience based on relevant themes.

Each Scout Weekend experience contains a series of hands-on activities that go toward fulfilling Scouts' badge requirements, plus access to general admission exhibitions, and a souvenir fun patch.

To reserve your spot for an upcoming Scout Weekend, please fill out our reservation form and an LSC representative will be in touch shortly. For more information, please call us at 201.253.1310 or email groups@lsc.org.

2019-20 Schedule

Dec. 8, 2019

Girl Scouts

Junior: Space Science Investigator

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Have you ever thought about just how big Jupiter is? Visualize how big our Solar System is and explore how scientists use rovers to explore Mars. Reserve your spot now!

Cadette: Space Science Researcher

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Explore light and its properties as you learn how scientists use light to discover things about space. Get a tour of the solar system and discover how scientists have collected data about stars they can never touch. Reserve your spot now!


Jan. 25, 2020

Coed

Junior: Crack the Case

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Become a forensic scientist as we investigate clues, learn new investigative techniques, and solve a case. Reserve your spot now!

Brownie: Home Scientist

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kitchen ingredients or just the carpet in the living room can make great experiments. Learn all the exciting science experiments you can do with materials found at home. Reserve your spot now!

Bear: Forensics

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Become a forensic scientist, as you learn about various techniques used to solve a crime. Reserve your spot now!

Scouts (BSA): Fingerprinting Merit Badge

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scouts will explore a brief history of fingerprints, make a model of the skin and experiment with various techniques to collect and analyze fingerprints. Reserve your spot now!


Feb. 2, 2020

Coed

Brownie: Space Science Adventurer

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn about Earth’s place in space as we discover how the Earth and Moon interact. We will also go on a tour of the solar system and learn about our planetary neighbors. Reserve your spot now!

Junior: Space Science Investigator

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Have you ever thought about just how big Jupiter is? Visualize how big our Solar System is and explore how scientists use rovers to explore Mars. Reserve your spot now!

Tiger: Sky is the Limit

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us as we explore the night sky in our planetarium and learn about stars, constellations and distant galaxies. Reserve your spot now!

Scouts (BSA): Astronomy Merit Badge

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
There are worlds to explore. Learn how astronomers gather information about the sky, other planets, and constellations. Reserve your spot now!


March 21, 2020

Coed

Brownie: Mechanical Engineering

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Engineers are very important to our everyday life. In this program, scouts will explore how to think and design like a mechanical engineer as they explore and create two different machines. Reserve your spot now!

Junior: Mechanical Engineering

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Engineers are very important to our everyday life. In this program, scouts will explore how to think and design like a mechanical engineer as they explore and create 2 different machines. Reserve your spot now!

Webelos: Engineer

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Engineers are responsible for most items we use every day. Learn the engineering design process as scouts design and redesign a project to get the best outcome. Reserve your spot now!

Scouts (BSA): Engineering Merit Badge

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come explore the various roles an engineer plays in your everyday life. Reserve your spot now!


April 5, 2020

Coed

Daisy: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scientists rely on data collection to help us understand how the world works. Join us as we learn to be better observers and collectors. Reserve your spot now!

Brownie: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scientists rely on data collection to help us understand how the world works. Join us as we learn to be better observers and collectors. Reserve your spot now!

Wolf: Digging Into the Past

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The world of dinosaurs is both scientific and imaginative. In this program, scouts will explore how we know so much about dinosaurs and design their own. Reserve your spot now!

Scouts (BSA): Geology Merit Badge

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Earth’s history is very vast. In this program, scouts will learn about the building block of geology (minerals and rocks), read geological maps, and interpret the vast historic past of our planet Earth through the geological time scale and fossils from various eras. Reserve your spot now!


April 18, 2020

Coed

Daisy: Coding For Good

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Explore the history of coding as you create algorithms and work to create your very own code. Reserve your spot now!

Brownie: Coding For Good

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Explore the history of coding as you create algorithms and work to create your very own code. Reserve your spot now!

Webelos: Game Design

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Become a game developer for a STEM based game, teach others how to play your game and improve its’ experience. Reserve your spot now!

Junior: Coding For Good

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn what a computer programmer does as you explore the basics of coding. Scouts will learn to think like a computer and create their own code. Reserve your spot now!