Little League Museum Plans Night at the Museum for Girl Scouts
Area Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a fun patch and stay overnight at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Jan. 14-15 for its second Night at the Museum.
Girls will arrive at the museum at 6 p.m. on Saturday. They have the option to leave after the activities and movie or stay overnight until 8:30 a.m. the following morning. All ages of Girl Scouts are invited.
Following registration, Scouts will be divided into groups for the activity sessions.
Activities will include crafting with Karen Mitcheltree; making gourmet pretzels with The Fudge Lady, Barbara Clark; playing team-building games and singing with Janetta Dudek; and learning about softball from members of the Lock Haven University Lady Eagles, Bridgette Clarke, Nicole Smith, Kassandra Atherton and Erica Pooler.
A special patch with the museum, its logo and a moon and stars will be available to those who participate.
Activities will be held until 9 p.m. and will be followed by the movie, “The Perfect Game,” which is about the Monterrey, Mexico, team and its trip to Williamsport before winning the Little League Baseball World Series in 1957.
At 11 p.m. the doors will be locked for the overnight event. Leaders and adult chaperones will remain with their troops. Those staying overnight should bring a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, and may bring snacks to share. No electronics are permitted.
The cost is $8 for girls attending the activities and movie. It is $12 for those staying overnight. The cost for leaders is $5 and $9, respectively.
Registration and payment are due by Jan. 6. Checks should be made payable to the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum. Additional information is available by contacting Janice L. Ogurcak, Museum Director, at: jogurcak@LittleLeague.org; or by contacting the museum at: (570) 326-3607.
This is the second time the museum is holding Night at the Museum, and the first time Scouts will be permitted to stay in the museum. The last time, the Scouts slept in the dormitories in the grove.
In November, the museum held a successful event for Cub Scouts: Sunday Funday Field Day. About 100 Scouts, siblings and leaders attended.
The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, located at 525 Route 15 Highway in South Williamsport, Pa., is currently open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on other days by appointment.
For more information on the museum’s programming, contact Mrs. Ogurcak at: (570) 326-3607. Admission to the museum is $5 for anyone 14 and older; $1.50 for children ages 5-13; and $3 for senior citizens (62 and over). Children age 4 and younger are admitted free of charge. Group rates and tours are available. The museum also offers birthday parties and after hour facility rentals.