Cub Scout & Webelos Programs

WEBELOS PROGRAM DATES ADDED IN BLUE

Scouting at Cranbrook for Webeleos

2-hour pin workshop

Engineer ($15)
Nov. 15 || 2:30-4:30 pm; Jan. 10 || 2:30-4:30pm; Dec. 6 || Noon-2 pm; Jan. 28 || 5-7 pm; Feb. 7 || Noon-2 pm; Feb. 20 || 6-8:30 pm (NASA Engineer presentation); Apr. 22 || 5-7 pm
Enter the world of engineering in this hands-on workshop. Start your workshop with a fascinating opportunity to learn about the field of engineering by meeting guest engineers who will discuss a current project or two. Investigate the importance of structure, as it plays a part in an object’s ability to function, as you explore bridge building. Learn how electricity is generated as you explore electrical circuitry. Design a complex machine to do work as you explore the mechanics behind simple machines. This workshop is a great introduction for your Scouts into the wonders of the physical world.

Forester ($15)
Oct. 4 || Noon-2 pm; Mar. 28 || 2:30-4:30 pm; Apr. 25 || 2:30-4:30 pm
Explore trees and learn about the importance of these majestic specimens and the crucial role they play in the interconnected life on Earth. Discover the variety of trees around us as you learn to identify trees on our trails. Take a walk through the museum on a journey to our Woodland’s Den exhibit to see a variety of trees found right here in Michigan. Learn about the parts of the plant and why they are called the “producers”. The Forester workshop offers Scouts first-hand experience with the natural world.

Geologist ($15)
Oct. 15 || 5-7 pm; Jan. 10 || 9-11am; Dec. 6 || 9-11 am; Jan. 31 || 9-11 am; Apr. 25 || 9-11 am

Investigate the ground beneath your feet as we study the layers of the Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanoes. We’ll also examine various specimens of rocks and minerals and learn how to identify them as we explore their everyday uses. Take a journey through the story captured in the rocks as we explore the forces which may lead to a volcanic eruption. Learn about the fascinating fossils found right here in Michigan. What Scout would not enjoy investigating the solid earth?

Naturalist ($15)
Oct. 4 || 2:30-4:30 pm; Nov. 15 || Noon-2 pm; Mar. 28 || Noon-2 pm; Apr. 25 || Noon-2 pm
Explore Michigan’s ecosystems and investigate how they have been impacted throughout history. Take a walk down to the wetlands, on Cranbrook’s campus and investigate their importance to the environment. Learn what you can do to help protect Michigan’s environment as you explore Cranbrook’s campus watching and listening for our feathered visitors. Discover the life of a bird during its arduous migration as you explore the drive to migrate. Your Scouts will leave this workshop with a new found appreciation of their natural environment.

Scientist ($15)
Nov. 15 || 9-11 am; Jan. 10 || Noon-2pm; Dec. 6 || 2:30-4:30 pm; Jan. 14 || 5-7 pm; Feb. 7 || 2:30-4:30 pm; Mar. 28 || 9-11 am

Investigations abound in this workshop dealing with the scientific method. Become knowledgeable of the laws of pressure while investigating some of the theories of Bernoulli and Pascal scientifically through experimentation. Let your Scouts keep the scientific exploration flowing as you test out Newton’s Laws of Motion. Discover the wonders of the properties behind the forces of gravity and how an object with mass has a center. Find out how crystals are formed and take home a crystal-growing solution. Your Scouts will get all this in an action-packed two hour exploration into the world of general sciences.

Friday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($40) 6 pm Fri.-8 am Sat.
Oct. 10-11; Nov. 21-22; Dec. 5-6; Jan. 9-10; Mar. 6-7; Apr. 17-18; May 8-9
The Scientists at Cranbrook have put their heads together to create an exciting adventure for your Scouts! Take some time to explore the world of dinosaurs, learn a thing or two about the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans and try your hand at mixing together a slimy concoction before ending your science exploration with an electrifying physics presentation. You will get all this, plus time to explore the museum and a private planetarium program. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change year to year or even date to date. To stay updated, please check our web site for more information. This program is open to all levels of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. No specific badge earned.

Friday Overnight Workshops – Webelos Engineer ($40) 6 pm Fri.-8 am Sat.
Jan. 16-17
Enter the world of engineering in this hands-on workshop. Start your workshop with a fascinating opportunity to learn about the field of engineering. We’ll do this by opening the floor to guest engineers who will talk about a current project or two. Investigate the role structure plays in an object’s ability to function, as you explore bridge building. Learn how electricity is generated as you explore electrical circuitry. Design a complex machine to do work as you explore the mechanics behind simple machines. In addition to all of this the Scouts will have the opportunity to take part in an interactive presentation on Forces and Motion in our auditorium and a Scout specific planetarium presentation. This workshop is a great introduction for your Scouts to the wonders of physical world.

Friday Overnight Workshops – Webelos Scientist ($40) 6 pm Fri.-8 am Sat.
Oct. 24-25
Investigations abound in this workshop dealing with the scientific method. Become knowledgeable of the laws of pressure and some of the theories of Bernoulli and Pascal through scientific exploration. Let your Scouts keep the scientific exploration flowing as they test Newton’s Laws of Motion. Discover the wonders of the properties behind the forces of gravity and how an object with mass has a center. Find out how crystals are formed and take home a crystal-growing solution. In addition the Scouts will get a chance to check out an electrifying physics program in our auditorium and their very own planetarium presentation.

Saturday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($40) 6 pm Sat.-8 am Sun.
Feb. 7-8
The Scientists at Cranbrook have put their heads together to create an exciting adventure for your Scouts! Take some time to explore the world of dinosaurs, learn a thing or two about the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans and try your hand at mixing together a slimy concoction before ending your science exploration with an electrifying physics presentation. You will get all this, plus time to explore the museum and a private planetarium program. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change year to year or even date to date. To stay updated, please check our web site for more information. This program is open to all levels of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. No specific badge earned.


Scouting at Cranbrook for Cub Scouts

2-hour pin workshop, unless noted

Astronomy($20)
Feb. 20 || 6-8:30 pm
2. 5 hour program - The evening begins with an out-of-this world astronomy program in the Institute’s planetarium. Then, we’ll utilize the tools of an astronomer to identify planets, constellations and more as we explore the solar system and beyond.
Please note: The planetarium program begins promptly at 6 pm. Late arrivals will not be admitted, nor issued a refund.

Map and Compass ($15)
Apr. 18 || 9:30-11:30 am
Find your way through this exploratory course in cartography as you construct and utilize maps. Dress for the outdoors as you will test your newly acquired skills using a compass on Cranbrook’s 319-acre campus.

Weather ($15)
Apr. 18 || 2:30-4:30 pm
Explore the science of weather. Learn about clouds, climates, and forecasting. Understand acid rain and the greenhouse effect. Create your own weather map and weather vane.

Friday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($40) 6 pm Fri.-8 am Sat.
Oct. 10; Nov. 21; Dec. 5; Jan. 9; Mar. 6; Apr. 17; May 8
The Scientists at Cranbrook have put their heads together to create an exciting adventure for your Scouts! Take some time to explore the world of dinosaurs, learn a thing or two about the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans and try your hand at mixing together a slimy concoction before ending your science exploration with an electrifying physics presentation. You will get all this, plus time to explore the museum and a private planetarium program. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change year to year or even date to date. To stay updated, please check our web site for more information. This program is open to all levels of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. No specific badge earned.

Saturday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($40) 6 pm Sat.-8 am Sun.
Feb. 7-8
The Scientists at Cranbrook have put their heads together to create an exciting adventure for your Scouts! Take some time to explore the world of dinosaurs, learn a thing or two about the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans and try your hand at mixing together a slimy concoction before ending your science exploration with an electrifying physics presentation. You will get all this, plus time to explore the museum and a private planetarium program. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change year to year or even date to date. To stay updated, please check our web site for more information. This program is open to all levels of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. No specific badge earned.


Cancellation Policy

Workshop credit will be issued for cancellations made 21 days or more prior to the start of the workshop, without a fee. Cancellations made between 21 days and one hour prior to start of the workshop will be charged a $1 per scout fee. No refunds given for no shows and cancellation within one hour prior to the start of the workshop. Please contact the Scheduling Office at 248. 645.3210.


For registrations totaling less than $50 per program, please complete your booking by telephone at 248.645.3210.

Available October through May.
Advance registration is required.
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