Cub Scout & Webelos Programs

Scouting at Cranbrook for Webelos

2 hour workshop

Adventures in Science ($15) 
Dec. 12 || 2:30-4:30pm;  Jan. 16 || 2:30-4:30pm;  Mar. 19 || Noon-2pm;  Apr. 13 || 6-8pm
Scientific adventures begin with asking questions. Scouts, as scientists, will both ask and discover how to answer questions of “how” and “what” through engaging experiments. Areas of study will include chemistry, astronomy, and physics.

Earth Rocks! ($15) 
Oct. 10 || 9-11am;  Nov. 4 || 6-8pm;  Dec. 12 || 9-11am;  Jan. 16 || Noon-2pm; Feb. 6 || 9-11am
Investigate the ground beneath your feet as we study the Earth. We’ll also examine various specimens of rocks, minerals and crystals and learn how to identify them as we explore their everyday uses. Learn about the fascinating fossils found right here in Michigan. What Scout would not enjoy investigating the solid Earth? 

Engineer ($15)
Oct. 21 || 6-8pm;  Dec. 12 || Noon-2pm;  Jan. 23 || 2:30-4:30pm;  Feb. 24 || 6-8pm; Mar. 19 || 9-11am;  Apr. 20 || 6-8pm
Enter the world of engineering in this hands-on workshop. 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 and experiment with chemical reactions as a chemical engineer. This workshop is a great introduction for your Scouts into the wonders of the physical world.

Into the Woods ($15)
Oct. 10 || Noon-2pm;  Nov. 14 || 2:30-4:30pm;  Apr. 16 || 11:30am-1:30pm
Explore trees and plants discover the crucial role they play in the interconnected life on Earth. Discover the variety of trees around us as you learn to identify trees and plants on our trails. Take a walk outdoors, weather permitting, or 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 Into the Woods workshop offers Scouts first-hand experience with the natural world.

Walkabout ($15)
Oct. 10 || 2:30-4:30pm;  Nov. 14 || Noon-2pm;  Apr. 16 || 2-4pm
Planning a hike?  We will learn to identify poisonous plants and animals in Michigan, which could be encountered on a hike. A first aid kit is critical to a hiker. Discover the essentials in an emergency kit and understand how to use the materials. Hikers may plan their three mile hike, to be executed at a later date.

Friday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($45) 6pm Fri.-8am Sat.
Oct. 23-24;  Jan. 22-23;  Mar. 4-5;  Mar. 18-19;  Apr. 22-23
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 balance and motion 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 attend a private scout program in the Acheson Planetarium. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change 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 – Cub Scout Explorer ($45) 6pm Fri.-8am Sat.
Nov. 20-21;  Apr. 15-16
Join all levels of Cub Scouts as we discover the wonders of science. Scouts will explore science through exciting hands-on workshops and participate in an electrifying physics presentation. You will get all this, plus time to explore the museum and attend a private scout program in the Acheson Planetarium. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change date to date. To stay updated, please check our web site for more information. This workshop meets requirements for Webelos II Scientist activity badge.

Saturday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($45) 6pm Sat.-8am Sun.
Dec. 5-6
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 balance and motion, 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 attend a private scout program in the Acheson Planetarium. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change 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 workshop

Tiger Cub

Sky is the Limit ($15)
Jan. 8 || 6-8pm
Scouts will travel through the night sky with an out-of-this world astronomy program in the Institute’s Acheson Planetarium. We’ll utilize the tools of an astronomer to identify planets, constellations and more as we explore the solar system and beyond.

Wolf Cub

Air of the Wolf ($15)
Feb. 6 || 2:30-4:30pm
Explore the power of air through hands-on experiments to measure movement, weight and temperature of air. Wolf scouts will also test wind speed and create their own musical instrument.

Finding Your Way ($15)
May 7 || 10am-Noon
Find your way through this exploratory course in way finding 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.

Bear Cub

Make It Move ($15)
Nov. 14 || 9-11am
Investigate simple machines and then use them to engineer compound contraptions.   

Forensics ($15)
Nov. 18 || 6-8pm;  Feb. 6 || Noon-2pm
Scouts will become crime solving experts as we explore the chemistry of forensic science including:  fingerprinting, chromatography and powder analysis.  

Super Science ($15)
Jan. 27 || 6-8pm;  Mar. 5 || 2-4pm
This workshop features gooey, oozy, splishy, splashy fun as scouts experiment with color, static electricity and density. Scouts will use the scientific process to ask questions, construct a hypothesis and test it.

Friday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($45) 6 pm Fri.-8am Sat.
Oct. 23-24;  Jan. 22-23;  Mar. 4-5;  Mar. 18-19;  Apr. 22-23
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 balance and motion 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 attend a private scout program in the Acheson Planetarium. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change 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 – Cub Scout Explorer ($45) 6pm Fri.-8 am Sat.
Nov. 20-21; Apr. 15-16
Join all levels of Cub Scouts as we discover the wonders of science. Scouts will explore science through exciting hands-on workshops and participate in an electrifying physics presentation. You will get all this, plus time to explore the museum and attend a private scout program in the Acheson Planetarium. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change date to date. To stay updated, please check our web site for more information. This workshop meets requirements for Webelos II Scientist activity badge.

Saturday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($45) 6pm Sat.-8am Sun.
Dec. 5-6
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 balance and motion 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 attend a private scout program in the Acheson Planetarium. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change 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 $5 per scout fee. No refunds or rescheduling given for no shows or cancellation within one hour prior to the start of the workshop. Please contact our Scheduling Office at 248 645.3210 for changes to your registration. All credits must be used within the current scouting season.


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

Available October through May.
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