Our Overnight are back!
We are accepting reservations for single Pack/Troop Overnights with a maximum number of participants of 54 to ensure social distancing, but the minimum participants required is lowered to 20. There is plenty of room in our hangars to separate participants at a safe distance while sleeping. Activities are done in small groups on a rotating schedule with classroom activity supplies, simulators, and other surfaces cleaned between groups. Temperatures of everyone will be checked upon arrival and anyone with a temperature of 100.0 or above will not be allowed to participate. Masks are required for everyone. Hand sanitizer will be readily available.
We recommend planning an Overnight for participants that have already been in proximity to each other such as being students that all go to in-building school together. Any groups that are not already in contact with each other should wait and plan their Overnight after COVID protocols are lifted.
Please see below for program details.
Questions: Email Scouts@lonestarflight.org
Scouts can spend the night under the wings of history! Cubs and Webelos spend the evening learning about the collection of rare air-worthy warbirds, conducting a preflight inspection of a real plane, testing their pilot skills in our flight simulators, and learning science with more hands-on aviation STEM activities. Scouts BSA complete the requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge using our exhibit halls and flight simulators. Then, everyone sets up camp and sleeps under the wings of our rare and historic planes!
- Scouts and siblings: $55 each
- Adults: $45 each
- Chaperone Requirements: Ages 5-11 require 1 adult per 3 children, ages 11-17 require 1 adult per 5 children.
- Parents/Troop leaders must be aware of and follow BSA and GSA chaperone requirements such as Youth Protection rules and medical release forms.
- At this time we are only taking registrations from single Packs/Troops. To start the process of selecting a date, fill out the form below and someone from LSFM will contact you.
- A photo/liability release form is required. If a leader is registering an entire group, please distribute the form.
- You may opt out of the photo release, but the liability release is mandatory for overnight stays.
At this time, no individual registration dates are available. After COVID precautions are lifted, we will resume the individual sign up for Overnights.
Individual Registration Overnights allow small groups to participate without the required minimums by joining up with other small groups.
Evening Schedule – Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge
Start / Check-in
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Preflight Inspection and Flight Simulator
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Fundimentals of Flight Class, Completion of requirements in exhibits, building gliders
Debrief – Set up Camp
Evening Schedule – Cubs/Webelos & Girl Scouts
Start / Check-in
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm
7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Set up Camp
*Overnight activities include scavenger hunts through historic planes, hands-on in the Flight Academy, preflight aircraft inspection, flight simulators, and Stomp Jet plane launcher craft. All activities are led by museum staff and volunteers.
- Siblings are welcome at the Cub and Webelos Overnights, but minimum age is 5 years.
- Groups arrive at 6:00 pm and depart by 8:00 am the following morning.
- Next day museum admission is not included.
- Gift Shop will be open by request.
- Scouts BSA activities will complete the requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge.
- Parents and chaperones are responsible for the safety and behavior of the children and should follow the rules set by BSA and GSA for field trips. No running is allowed in the museum.
- Cheese pizza and drinks for dinner and a light breakfast will be provided by the museum.
- Electrical outlets are available for medical devices.
- There is plenty of parking in front of the museum.
- Participants will not get a good night sleep.
What to Bring:
- Submit the LSFM Photo/Liability Release signed by all adult participants and guardians of all child participants at check-in.
- Scouts with food allergies may bring their own dinner and breakfast.
- Scouts should wear a Pack or Troop T-shirt and comfortable shorts that can be slept in as restrooms and changing facilities are limited.
- Bring minimal toiletries.
- Participants will be sleeping on concrete hangar floors. Blow-up air mattresses and sleeping bags are recommended. Cots are allowed as long as they have wood or plastic feet.
Do Not Bring:
- Please be considerate and leave behind anything that would disturb others (i.e. large items, noisy items, etc.).
- Extra items or valueables. There is no place to secure valuables so bring as little as possible.
Complete the form below for any comments or questions and to begin the registration process.