Please note that the dates provided below are tentative. As of November 2020, the Green Bank Observatory is not open to overnight visitors, but we are hoping that the COVID situation in 2021 will improve to the point where we can welcome scouts again. The Observatory’s first priority is the safety of staff, students, and leaders.
If the Observatory’s safety team deems it inappropriate 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.
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 our STEM Education Assistant, Luci Finucan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.