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Cub Scout & Webelos Programs
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.
Call 248.645.3210 or
Scouting at Cranbrook for Cub Scouts and Webelos
We have set aside certain Wednesdays and weekends just for your Cub Scouts and Webelos. Check out our workshop opportunities.
For pricing and registration details go to:
Cub Scout Academics Belt loop/Pin Workshops
2 hour workshop (unless otherwise noted)
Dec. 20 6pm; May 9 6pm
2½ hour program - Please note: The planetarium program begins promptly at 6pm. Late arrivals will not be admitted, nor will a refund be issued.
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 travel throughout the solar system and beyond.
Dec. 21 9am
Explore plate tectonics and volcanic action as you take part in this hands-on workshop. Wonder at the power of planet Earth as you investigate the rocks and minerals which make up the ground beneath your feet.
Map and Compass
May 3 9am
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.
Dec. 21 12pm
Delve into the scientific method as we conduct experiments to discover how simple machines help us do work. Investigate how the “stuff” around us is constructed out of particles by creating molecules and take home an experiment to do on your own.
Webelos Pin Workshops
2 hour workshop
Nov. 9 2:30pm; Nov. 13 5pm; Dec. 7 12pm; Jan. 4 12pm; Jan. 18 12pm; Jan. 22 5pm; Feb. 1 2:30pm; Feb. 15 12pm
Enter the world of engineering at 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 other engineers in the room to talk about 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 physical world.
Oct. 9 5pm; Oct. 12 12pm; Oct. 23 5pm; Mar. 8 2:30pm; Mar. 22 2:30pm; May 3 2:30pm
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 as you learn to identify them while 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”. Your Scouts get first-hand experience with the natural world.
Oct. 12 2:30pm; Nov. 6 5pm; Nov. 9 9am; Dec. 7 9am; Jan. 4 9am; Jan. 8 5pm; Jan. 18 9am; Feb. 1 9am; Feb. 15 9am; Mar. 8 9am
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 wouldn’t enjoy discovering about the solid earth?
Oct. 12 9am; Oct. 16 5pm; Mar. 8 12pm; Mar. 22 12pm; May 3 12pm
Explore Michigan’s ecosystems and investigate how they have been impacted throughout history. Take a walk down to the wetlands, here on campus, as you investigate their importance to the environment. Learn about ways you can 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 for their natural environment.
Nov. 9 12pm; Nov. 20 5pm; Dec. 7 2:30pm; Jan. 4 2:30pm; Jan. 15 5pm; Jan. 18 2:30pm; Feb. 1 12pm; Feb. 15 2:30pm; Mar. 22 9am; May 16 5:00pm
Investigations abound in this workshop dealing with the scientific method. Become knowledgeable of the laws of pressure while investigating scientifically through experimentation some of the theories of Bernoulli and Pascal. 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.
6pm Friday through 8am Saturday
Experience the Institute after hours by camping among the exhibits. Meet Scouts from across Michigan as you participate in hands-on workshops.
Overnight Workshops include:
2 hour workshop
Auditorium physics program
For pricing and registration details go to:
Friday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer
Nov. 22 6pm; Jan. 24 6pm; Feb. 14 6pm; Mar. 28 6pm; Apr. 25 6pm
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’ll get all this, plus time to explore the museum and a Scouts-only 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 ages of Scouts. No specific badge earned.
Friday Overnight Workshops – Webelos Engineer
Nov. 8 6pm; Jan. 3 6pm
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
Dec. 6 6pm; Jan. 31 6pm
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.
Looking for more to do with your Scouts – check out this link for additional information.