Ive done several of these for our local cub scouts.
The kids will have a blast.
I did mine in the spring whjile Orion was visable.I had the scopes set up on the inside of the church and explained the differences from a refracter to a SCT to a SN.
Explained how each works and why some prefer one over the other.From there we dod a q and session ans all were able to look close at them and touch them..After that we took a 10 minute break while I set up the LXD 75 mount with an ES 102 mm refractor for viewing.
While it was cooling down we went over some of the brighter constellations visable from the city.
Then went over what you will see in dark skies.(yes we are in very dark skies up here.)
We went over a few of the major planets they could see naked eye and had them name all 9 of them (yes i consider pluto to be still a planet.
I took 3 or 4 out to the telescope for some viewingso not a whole bunch of kids would freeze on me.My wife helped me on the inside by having the kids pick a constellation of their choice and looking at it on a star chart.Then we gave them paper plates I believe and had them draw the constellation to the best of their ability and using a pencil and a piece of foam punch holes where the bright stars were.When they were all done at the end of the night we dimmed the lights and held a flashlight behund the plates and had the pinlight show up on the ceiling.It looked like the constellations on the church ceiling.They were impressed you could do that..Also i recommend when outside have a good bright green lazer pointer to actually point at the things of interest and when they are looking through the scope you could lazer out the spot they were looking at.The Kids had a blast and wanted me to do a few more of these events for them. In the end all of the kids got their astronomy merit badges.Scott Roberts loaned me a few things for the event and gave the kids all a moon map to take home with them so Scot and Russ Tanton both were awarded their merit badges from troup 629 in kalkaska..
My advise is be patient with them as they can get figity fast while waiting on their turn and will have a lot of questions at the scope and ask what this is and that is.Also make sure you ask them what they saw .some of my kids tried to fake it and were embarassed to say they coudnt see anything.I asked why they said it was all black no stars.It sems you cant take for granted everyone knows how to position them selves ofer an eyepiece to see something so make sure they all know how to do it. If you need any help or more suggestions feel free to ask.
Sorry is any typos on this.Im half alseep pain pills kicked in but im very figity tonight myself and cant sleep.
Best of luck! Im praying for clear skies for you and most of all I hope you all have as much fun as we did..
Meade may have some of the moon maps they may be willing to donate to you.If not Ill chgeck my closet and see if i have any left.If I do ill drop you an e mail and get your address and i can mail them to you.