Boy Scout Programs

Scout out your options below and then call us to make a reservation.

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Cub Scouts

*Both Bears and Webelos programs align with the current Cub Scouts Program requirements. This includes the 2015 updates.

Bear Scouts

Robotics Adventure

Bear Scouts can take part in this workshop for their Robotics Elective Adventure towards earning their Bear Badge. Participants will complete several hands-on activities, including a working robot that they build and take home.

Cost: $23/Scout
or $450/group  for a privately scheduled program

Dates/Times:
February 24, 2018 9am-12pm (Bear Robotics)

Webelos

Adventures in Science – Elective Adventure

In this three-hour workshop, Webelos will conduct various scientific investigations that can be used to earn the Webelos and Arrow of Light Badges. Participants will design and carry out experiments using scientific methods, construct a scale model of the solar system, and build and launch a rocket.

Cost: $27/Scout
or $450/group  for a privately scheduled program

Dates/Times:
October 21, 2017 12-3pm
March 10, 2018 9am-12pm

Boy Scouts

*Merit badge workshops have 1-2 requirements that must be completed prior to attending. See each description for details.

Astronomy Merit Badge Workshop

Scouts will observe the Moon and neighboring planets in our planetarium, learn the history and stories behind constellations, and engage in celestial navigation techniques. This half-day workshop requires some prerequisite work for full badge completion. The prerequisites include:

Requirement 4c: Make two sketches of the Big Dipper. In one sketch, show the Big Dipper’s orientation in the early evening sky. In another sketch, show its position several hours later. In both sketches, show the North Star and the horizon. Record the date and time each sketch was made.
Requirement 6b: Sketch the phase and the daily position of the Moon at the same hour and place, for four days in a row. Include landmarks on the horizon such as hills, trees, and buildings. Explain the changes you observe.
Please bring these to the workshop.

Cost: $27/Scout
or $600/Group  for a privately scheduled program

Dates/Times:
February 3, 2018 8:30-11:30am

 

Astronomy Merit Badge Overnight Workshop

Spend the night under the stars! This overnight program includes all of the Astronomy Merit Badge activities listed above, plus a simulated space mission, movie, snack, and breakfast.

Cost: $45/Scout
(private program can be scheduled based on availability:  minimum 18, maximum 25)

Call (314) 521-6205 for available dates

 

Electricity Merit Badge Workshop

Scouts will demonstrate the wonders of electricity while practicing safety procedures, construct an electromagnet and electric motor, and learn the basic principles of circuits and electronic devices. This workshop requires some prerequisite work for full badge completion. The prerequisites include:

Requirement 2: Complete an electrical home safety inspection of your home, using the checklist found in this pamphlet or one approved by your counselor. Discuss what you find with your counselor. (List is available in the merit badge book, or online at http://www.usscouts.org/mb/docs/Electricity-Home-Checklist.pdf).
Requirement 8: On a floor plan of a room in your home, make a wiring diagram of the lights, switches, and outlets. Show which fuse or circuit breaker protects each one.
Please bring these to the workshop.

Cost: $27/Scout
or $600 for a privately scheduled workshop

Dates/Times:
March 24, 2018 9am-12pm

 

Space Exploration Merit Badge Workshop

Scouts will build, launch, and recover model rockets, design a robotic Mars rover, and learn where we encounter NASA technology on a daily basis. This is a six-hour workshop with some prerequisite work for full completion. The prerequisites include:

Requirement 2: to design a collector’s card featuring your favorite space pioneer.
Requirement 7: to design an inhabited base on the Moon or Mars.
Please bring these to the workshop.

Cost: $32/Scout
or $600 for a privately scheduled workshop

Dates/Times:
November 18, 2017 9am-3pm
April 28, 2018 9am-2pm

 

* Private workshops can be scheduled for groups up to 25 participants. Call for available dates.