Boy Scouts

Scout out your options for STEM learning, merit badges, adventures, and other workshops for Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Boy Scouts at the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis.

The Challenger Learning Center is offering virtual Boy Scout programming during the 2020-21 school year. Our programs will include a teambuilding element as well as a virtual simulated space mission. During our space mission, scouts will take on the role of a Ground Control crew to help our off planet Exploration Team as they encounter challenges along the way.

age: grades 3-8
program length: 90 minutes
group size: maximum 15
cost: $10/Boy Scout

info/registration: info@clcstlouis.org

Below are descriptions of our on-site programs, which will be available when we return to our regular programming:

Cub Scouts

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 building a working robot that they can take home.

Cost 

  • $23/Scout

Dates/Times

  • TBD

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

Dates/Times

  • TBD

Boy Scouts

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 3-hour 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

Dates/Times

  • TBD

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.

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

Dates/Times

  • TBD

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

Dates/Times

  • TBD

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 (must have a group of at least 10 to schedule an overnight)

Call (314) 521-6205 to schedule an overnight. We ask that you provide a first choice date and a backup date in case the first choice is unavailable.

Ready for your next Scout adventure?

Call us to make a reservation at (314) 521-6205