TROOP 10 Probe into Space
Program: February provides the opportunity for Scouts of Troop 10 to visit the “Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center”. This facility houses one of the most complete historical museums of the NASA Space Program, as well as extensive displays of Rocket development and other really cool stuff.
Highlights of the program will include:
o Hall of Space Museum
o IMAX Dome Theater
o Opportunity for “Astronomy” Merit Badge
o Opportunity for “Space Exploration” Merit Badge
Arrival: Friday, February 20, 2004. Plan to arrive as early as possible on Friday evening at the Salvation Army Facility at 7th & Walnut. We will return home Saturday evening, after the Program ends. You must sleep Friday night and complete the entire Cosmosphere program to receive credit for this outing.
Where: Hutchinson, Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.
Directions: Go west on I-35 to Emporia KS. Go north around Emporia to Hwy 50. Go west on Hwy 50 to Newton, KS. At Newton Hwy 50 combines with I-135 south, which jogs around the east side of Newton before Hwy 50 splits off to the west towards Hutchinson (exit 30). Continue on Hwy 50 west towards Hutchinson. Turn right on KS-61 in Hutchinson. Go North on KS-61 to 4th Avenue. Turn left (west) on 4th Avenue. Turn right (north) on Walnut. Go to 7th Avenue to the Salvation Army Facility, 7th & Walnut).
Cost: Scouts taking Space Exploration MB $40.00
Scouts taking Astronomy MB $35.00
All Adults $23
(Price includes sleeping arrangements at the Salvation Army facility, admission to Cosmosphere Museum, Planetarium, IMAX Dome Theater, Merit Badge Programs, Breakfast & Lunch.)
Signup determines which badge you get to take…
We have the following spaces reserved:
30 Scouts / 5 Adults - Space Exploration Merit Badge Program
70 Scouts / 15 Adults - Astronomy Merit Badge Program
Equipment: We will be sleeping in the Salvation Army Gymnasium. You will need your own ground mat, sleeping bag, appropriate clothing and other personal items. No cooking equipment or other camping equipment needed. Personal spending money for the food court / gift shop.
Uniform: Class “A” Uniform Required at Cosmosphere.
Meals: Plan to eat on route to Hutchinson Friday evening. Saturday Breakfast will be provided by the Troop. No cooking by scouts this trip. You can leave the Patrol Boxes at home. The Cosmosphere will furnish Saturday lunch at the Hutchinson Community College Cafeteria next door.
Commitment Date: Scouts & Adults MUST register by Monday, February 9th for this Event. We will be sending our reservation fee in that evening. If you don’t register, you won’t be able to attend.
(No Troop meeting on February 16th)
Registration: Please sign-up and pay at a Troop Meeting
or contact Herb Strain by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: Monday, February 9th