Longway, Sloan plan activities for Boy/Girl Scouts

FLINT — Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum have scheduled 31 programs to last for the next several months, pursuits and overnight activities specifically tailored for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. There are even opportunities for the whole family to enjoy, incorporating entertainment, education and, perhaps most importantly, fun.

The Boy Scout activities begin Friday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. with the Forensics overnight activity. Boy Scouts in attendance will learn and practice the skills of a forensic scientist while analyzing fingerprints and footprints. They’ll also have the chance to discover chromatography while studying the contents of ink during a simple experiment, and investigate some mysterious materials.

Girl Scouts’ activities will get started on Friday, December 2 at 6 p.m. at the Detectives overnight activity. Girl Scouts are encouraged to grab their magnifying glasses and join the staff at the Sloan Museum for a mystery filled evening. While working towards their Detective badge, girls will learn about fingerprints, break a code, and follow clues to solve a mystery.

The Sloan Museum will offer dozens more opportunities for Scouts in the coming months. All activities offer the chance to have fun and earn badges while learning valuable information that can benefit not only their education, but also their future, bolstering their critical thinking skills and readying them for the world ahead.

Scout Family Fun Nights will begin on Saturday, November 19 at the In the Dark Family Fun Night. Families are encouraged to come enjoy the In the Dark exhibition at the Sloan Museum, delving into the intriguing and often unknown elements of some of the world’s dark environments. Explore the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of several dark ecosystems, and handson activities. Price includes two slices of pizza, bag of chips, and juice box.

Deadlines for fees are two weeks prior to the event date. Space is limited and some dates fill up quickly, so early registration is highly recommended. Fees are non-refundable and registration is first come first served. With the exception of Family Fun Nights, Sloan Museum requests that no siblings or infants accompany the participants.

All workshop/overnight participants receive a certificate of participation. Leaders are responsible for obtaining the actual award from their local council office.

If you have any questions, please call 810.237.3409 or visit www.sloanlongway.org, where registration for each event is also available. More information regarding overnights will be sent with your confirmation.

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