Scout

PROGRAMS

SCOUT OVERNIGHTS

Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA:

Friday November 17-Saturday November 18, 2023 SOLD OUT!

FRIDAY DECEMBER 1-SATurday December 2, 2023 SOLD OUT!

Friday March 15-Saturday March 16, 2024 SOLD OUT!

Friday April 5-Saturday April 6 2024 SOLD OUT!

Friday May 10-Saturday May 11, 2024 - SOLD OUT!

Girl Scouts:

Friday June 14-Saturday June 15, 2024

NEAM Scout Overnights are $70 per person and include a buffet dinner, hot buffet breakfast, and late-night snack, as well as a New England Air Museum patch and exclusive Overnight activities including open cockpit experiences in real aircraft, hands-on programs, flight simulators, a film screening, and more! Participants also receive a full day’s admission to the New England Air Museum the day their Overnight ends, as well as half-price admission for immediate family members who join them at the museum that day.

Cub Scout/Scouts BSA Overnights: These Scout Overnights are open to all scouts registered with BSA and their families, including non-scout siblings ages 5 and older. Overnight policies can be found in the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 Cub Scout/Scouts BSA Overnight Guide. We recommend scout leaders review this document with their groups prior to submitting a deposit.

Girl Scout Overnights: These Scout Overnights are open to open to registered Girl Scouts and registered Girl Scout volunteers or parents/legal guardians of participating Girl Scouts, in keeping with Girl Scouts of Connecticut policies. Overnight policies can be found in the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 Girl Scout Overnight Guide. We recommend scout leaders review this document with their groups prior to submitting a deposit.

NEAM Scout Overnights are capped at 200 participants for Cub Scout/Scouts BSA Overnights and 150 participants for Girl Scout Overnights. Group reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration closes 30 days prior to the Overnight, or when the Overnight sells out, whichever occurs first.

A $35 per person non-refundable deposit is required to reserve spots. Group leaders will need to submit their group's final payment due weeks prior to the event along with their group's Participant Roster and a certificate of insurance from their council. Overnight participants will need to submit one signed Release Form per household at check-in during the event.

Contact Amanda Goodheart Parks Ph.D., Director of Education, at agparks[at]neam.org or by phone at 860-623-3305 X313 to register and/or join our Contact List for early bird access to next year's Scout Overnights.

AVIATION MERIT BADGE WORKSHOPS

NEAM Aviation Merit Badge Workshops provide Scouts BSA ages 11 and older with an opportunity to earn the Aviation Merit Badge Workshop in a single day through direct instruction and hands-on learning with our Merit Badge Counselors. These workshops are offered in partnership with Connecticut Rivers Council. Workshops are limited to 10 scouts and are recommended for scouts ages 13 and older. Scouts must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. Registration closes three weeks prior to each workshop date, or when the workshop sells out, whichever happens first.

Saturday October 21, 2023 - Registration closed

Saturday November 4, 2023 - Registration closed

Saturday December 16, 2023 - SOLD OUT!

Saturday February 3, 2024 - SOLD OUT!

Saturday March 9, 2024 - SOLD OUT!

Saturday April 13, 2024 - SOLD OUT!

Workshop Schedule

9:00am - 12:00pm Merit badge Workshop

12:00-12:30pm LUnch Break

12:30pm - 3:00pm Merit Badge Testing & Scavenger Hunts

Scouts will be free to depart with their Blue Card after completing the Scavenger Hunt and the Merit Badge Testing Appointment. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy at the museum.

Workshop Prerequisites

1. Scouts must be registered with Scouts BSA and be at least 11 years old at the time of the workshop. Given the academic content of these workshops, we recommend them for scouts ages 13 and older.

2. Participants should notify their scout leader of their intent to complete this Merit Badge in accordance with Scouts BSA policy. Scouts should also bring a Blue Card signed by their scout leader to the workshop.

3. Participants are encouraged to read the Aviation Merit Badge Handbook prior to the workshop.

4. Participants are encouraged use the Aviation Merit Badge Workbook provided by the museum to take notes during the workshop.

Workshop Fees

$40 per scout, $15 per adult chaperone. All scouts must have an onsite chaperone for the duration of the workshop. Fees include museum admission.

Merit Badge Testing & Blue Cards

Merit Badge Testing Appointments provide scouts with an opportunity to share their knowledge of badge requirements with our counselors through casual conversation. Merit Badge Testing Appointments will be reserved during registration. Appointments are first come, first served and are available at 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, and 2:30pm on the day of the workshop. Scouts who receive a partial will be able to retest a later date at no additional cost by contacting the Director of Education at (860) 623-3305 x313.

Registration

Contact Amanda Goodheart Parks Ph.D., Director of Education, at agparks[at]neam.org or by phone at 860-623-3305 X313 to register and/or join our Contact List for early bird access to next year's Aviation Merit Badge Workshops.

AVIATION ADVENTURES GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOPS

These fun-filled workshops offer Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes a fun-filled day of learning about the science of flight and pioneering women in aviation through the museum's collection of historic aircraft and hands-on activities. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy at the museum. This program fulfills all requirements of the Brownie Fling Flyer Design Workshop.

Saturday October 28, 2023 - Registration closed

Saturday March 23, 2024

Saturday May 4, 2024

Workshop Schedule

10:00am-3:00pm

Workshop Fees

$40 per Girl Scout, $15 per adult chaperone. Fees include a museum patch for Girl Scouts as well as museum admission. Girl Scouts must remain chaperoned at all times while on museum property. Registration closes three weeks prior to the workshop date or when the workshop sells out, whichever happens first.

Registration

Registration is limited to 20 Girl Scouts per workshop.

REGISTER HERE
Scout Group Visits

Scout groups of 10 of more are welcome to visit the museum at a discounted admission rate. Click here to submit a Group Visit request form, or contact Jeanie Rozbora, Director Visitor Services - Sales, by phone at 860-623-3305 X311 or you can submit this Contact Visitor Services Form for more information.

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