Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory

Scout Programs


Throughout the year, Ritter Planetarium offers specialized programs for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts & Brownies. These programs not only assist scouts in completing astronomy requirements, but also inspire them to stargaze in the future.

 

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BSA merit BADGE PROGRAM

Cub Scouts

November 19, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Based on updated guidelines from the Boy Scouts and utilizing our state-of-the-art projection system and a custom series of worksheets, this one and a half-hour program will give participants all the information and experience needed to earn their merit badge. Observing at the Brooks Observatory follows, weather permitting. Reservations, usually on the troop level, are required. The fee is $10 per person, including adults.


BSA Scouts

November 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Based on updated guidelines from the Boy Scouts and utilizing our state-of-the-art projection system and a custom series of worksheets, this two- hour program will give participants all the information and experience needed to earn their merit badge. Observing at the Brooks Observatory follows, weather permitting. Reservations, usually on the troop level, are required. The fee is $12 per person, including adults.

 

 


Girl Scout Space Science Badge Program 

 

Daisies

September 17 and December 17, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Based on updated guidelines from the Girl Scouts and utilizing our state-of-the-art projection system and a custom series of worksheets, this one and half-hour program will give participants all the information and experience needed to earn their space science badge.  Reservations, usually on the troop level, are required. The fee is $10 per person, including adults.

Brownies

October 15, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Based on updated guidelines from the Girl Scouts and utilizing our state-of-the-art projection system and a custom series of worksheets, this one and half-hour program will give participants all the information and experience needed to earn their space science badge.  Reservations, usually on the troop level, are required. The fee is $10 per person, including adults.

Juniors

September 17, 2022 at 7:30 PM and December 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Based on updated guidelines from the Girl Scouts and utilizing our state-of-the-art projection system and a custom series of worksheets, this two-hour program will give participants all the information and experience needed to earn their space science badge. Observing at the Brooks Observatory follows, weather permitting. Reservations, usually on the troop level, are required. The fee is $12 per person, including adults.


Cadettes

September 17, 2022 at 7:30 PM and December 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Based on updated guidelines from the Girl Scouts and utilizing our state-of-the-art projection system and a custom series of worksheets, this two-hour program will give participants all the information and experience needed to earn their space science badge.  Observing at the Brooks Observatory follows, weather permitting.  Reservations, usually on the troop level, are required. The fee is $12 per person, including adults.

Seniors

October 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Based on updated guidelines from the Girl Scouts and utilizing our state-of-the-art projection system and a custom series of worksheets, this two-hour program will give participants all the information and experience needed to earn their space science badge.  Observing at the Brooks Observatory follows, weather permitting.  Reservations, usually on the troop level, are required. The fee is $12 per person, including adults.

Ambassadors

October 15, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
Based on updated guidelines from the Girl Scouts and utilizing our state-of-the-art projection system and a custom series of worksheets, this two-hour program will give participants all the information and experience needed to earn their space science badge.  Observing at the Brooks Observatory follows, weather permitting.  Reservations, usually on the troop level, are required. The fee is $12 per person, including adults.

 


For questions or to reserve seating for your troop, call the Planetarium Office at 419.530.2650, Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM or send an email to Heidi Kuchta at heidi.kuchta@utoledo.edu.
Last Updated: 8/12/22