SCOUT PROGRAMS 2014-2015

The Museum offers engaging programs for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts.  Each program is designed for scouts to meet requirements and explore science and the world around them.  

Programs offered at the Museum include:
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops
Scout Saturdays
Scout Overnights
All-Scout Event at the Museum
Scout Outreach
Design Your Own Program


If you don't see a program listed that meets your needs, contact our Education Department to discuss additional options.

Click here for a PDF of our 2014 Scout Brochure.


Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops

Under the direction of our merit badge counselors, scouts will work towards their requirements for merit badges that emphasize science and nature. Please note that the Museum does not provide the actual badges.  

2 hour programs:
Insect Study: In this workshop scouts will delve into the diverse world of insects and interact with live animals to learn what makes an insect different from other arthropods.

Reptile and Amphibian Study: Scouts will observe live animals to learn about reptile movement, methods for identification, and the differences between reptiles and amphibians.

Nature: Scouts will study a variety of animals and plants, getting firsthand experience with identifying animals and understanding the connection between all living organisms.

Mammal Study: Scouts will get an up-close look at the Museum’s exhibits, work their way through mammal classification, and work on a project to help local mammals.

Bird Study: Scouts will practice the skills needed to study wild birds and learn why birds are an important part of the environment.

4 hour programs:
Environmental Science: Scouts will explore the natural habitats outside the Museum and perform scientific experiments to see the effects of pollution on our planet’s ecosystems.

Sustainability: Scouts will work with the merit badge counselor to develop a plan to reduce household waste and explore what makes a sustainable community.

Cost: $15 per workshop per scout ($30 for Environmental Science & Sustainability); $9 per adult (general adult admission).
 


Cub Scout Saturdays  

Cub Scouts at the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos ranks can learn about science and nature up-close while working toward a badge.

Scouts will meet live animals, learn about animal habitats, explore the environment, and ask lots of questions for Museum educators! Some programs take place both inside the Museum and outside on our Nature Trail. Scouts should dress appropriately for the weather, rain or shine. Please note that the Museum does not provide the actual badges.

Scouts have a choice of the following topics:
    
Tiger Cub Badge Options:
Meet the Museum – Electives 16, 20, 31
Conservation Tigers – Electives 30, 34, 47

Wolf Badge Options:
Your Living World / Grow Something* – Achievements 7b, 7c, 7f, 15a, 15c (2 hour program)
Birds – Electives 13b, 13d, 13e, 13f

Bear Badge Options:
Take Care of Your Planet - Achievements 6c, 6d, 6e, 6f
Water and Soil - Electives 15a, 15b, 15d

Webelos Badge Options:
Geologist – Requirements 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
Forester – Requirements 2, 4, 6, 9
Artist – Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4
Scientist* - Requirements 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 (2 hour program)

1.5 hour program
Cost: $12 per scout; $9 per adult, minimum cost of $81.

*2 hour program option
Time:    Choose 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $15 per scout; $9 per adult, minimum cost of $99

Programs are available on Saturdays, October through May, from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Please call to schedule a date and time.


Girl Scout Saturdays

Discover the wonders of science at the Museum!  Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes can work towards completing activities for specific Leadership Journeys and Skill-Building and Legacy Badges.

Programs take place both inside the Museum and outside on our Nature Trail. Scouts should dress appropriately for the weather – rain or shine.  

Groups can choose from the following topics:

1.5 hour programs:
Daisies
“Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden” Leadership Journey
“Between Earth and Sky” Leadership Journey
“5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!” Leadership Journey

Cost: $12 per scout; $9 per adult, minimum cost of $81

2 hour programs:
Brownies
“WOW: Wonders of Water” Leadership Journey
“Home Scientist” Skill Building Badge
“Senses” Skill Building Badge
“Bugs” Legacy Badge

Juniors
“Get Moving” Leadership Journey
“Animal Habitats” Skill Building Badge
“Detective” Skill Building Badge
“Flowers” Legacy Badge

Cadettes
“Breathe” Leadership Journey
“Special Agent” Skill Building Badge
“Animal Helpers” Skill Building Badge
“Trees” Legacy Badge

Cost: $15 per scout; $ 9 per adult, minimum cost of $99

Programs are available on Saturdays, October through May, from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Please call to schedule a date and time.


Scout Overnights

Spend a night at the Museum and slumber near the dinosaurs, Hall of Shells, or African Watering Hole. Scouts tour exhibits, take a flashlight tour of the galleries, and participate in crafts and activities during the evening while working toward a designated badge within a specific theme (see below). Enjoy an evening snack and watch a film before changing into pajamas for lights out at 10 p.m. A light breakfast is provided.

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Cost: $35 per scout; $25 per adult, minimum total cost of $480

Cub Scout Overnight Themes
Choose a theme for the whole pack while working toward scout requirements in different ranks.

Birds: Tiger Cubs (Electives 31 and 32), Wolf (Elective 13 - Birds), Bear (Sharing Your World with Wildlife), Webelos (Naturalist)

Conservation: Tiger Cub (Electives 34 and 47), Wolf (Your living World), Bear (Water and Soil Conservation)

Nature: Tiger Cub (Electives 30 and 31) Wolf (Elective 15 - Grow Something), Bear (Sharing Your World with Wildlife), Webelos (Naturalist)

Protecting Terra: Wolf (Your Living World), Bear (Take Care of Your Planet), Webelos (Naturalist & Engineer)

The Artistic Scout: Tiger (Elective 15), Wolf (Elective 12 – Be an Artist), Bear (Elective 9 - Art), Webelos (Artist)

Girl Scout Overnight Journeys
Brownies - WOW: Wonders of Water
Juniors - Get Moving
Cadettes - Breathe


All-Scout Event at the Museum

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 5-7 p.m.


Join Museum staff and volunteers for a fun-filled evening at the Museum!  We’ll have a variety of games, crafts, activities, live animal presentations, and more — all geared towards meeting scout requirements!  

Fee: $10/person.  This includes scouts, leaders, and family members.

Pre-registration is required.

REGISTER HERE


Scout Outreach

Make your scout event special by inviting the Museum to come to you!  Scouts will enjoy one of our special themed programs at your site.  Programs can include fossils, live animals, hands-on activities, and more!  This option is perfect for Blue and Gold banquets, scout meetings, or other events!

Each program lasts approximately one hour and rates begin at $100.


REGISTRATION
Space is limited! To register for Scout programs, please contact our Education Programs Facilitator at 302-658-9111, ext. 305, or education@delmnh.org.

Registration is required at least one month in advance.

ALL PROGRAMS (excluding All-Scout Event) require a deposit of $25 at time of registration and remaining balance is due one month prior to program date.

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