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Scout Workshops

The Staerkel Planetarium offers evening workshops designed specifically to help Scouts earn their badges.

  • Girl Scouts
    Naturalist Sky Badge workshops (choose one of the following sessions):
    April 15, 2014, from 7 to 8:30pm
    April 23, 2014 from 7 to 8:30pm
    $4 per Scout
    Leaders are free

  • Boy Scouts
    Astronomy Merit Badge workshops (choose one of the following sessions):
    May 13, 2014 from 7 to 9:30pm
    May 21, 2014 from 7 to 9:30pm
    $5 per Scout (includes a booklet based on the requirements)
    Leaders are free

Note that these sessions are workshops, not just watching a planetarium show. Scouts must bring a pencil or pen and a flashlight covered with red cellophane (plastic) and be ready to work! The workshop will cover the badge requirements. You'll then submit the completed work booklet to your scout office to obtain the badge.

Advance registration is required!
The registration deadline is a week prior to the chosen workshop. There will be no registrations taken at the door. We must have a minimum number of registrations to conduct the workshop. In the case of cancellation, your money will be refunded.

Click here for the Registration form. Complete one form per Scout and leader.

For more information, call 217/351-2567 or email

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