The Observatory’s first priority is the safety of staff, students, and leaders. If the Observatory’s safety team deems it unwise for your scouts to stay overnight with us, we will contact the person who created the reservation at least two weeks before the scheduled visit to cancel, and you will receive a full refund on your deposit.
Our safety team will require the date of the final vaccine for each visitor (second dose for Moderna and Pfizer, first dose for J+J) including scouts, leaders, and chaperones. Everyone will be required to wear a facial covering over their nose and mouth at all times while in the same room as Observatory staff.
The Green Bank Observatory offers overnight badge weekends for Girl Scouts and Scouts BSA.
All educational activities are free for these weekends, but there are some costs if you’d like to stay overnight or purchase meals while here. In addition, there is a $5 per scout materials fee for the Scouts BSA Electronics badge.
If you have any questions not answered here, feel free to email us at gro.y1660404426rotav1660404426resbo1660404426bg@sn1660404426oitav1660404426reser1660404426.