Boy Scouts

Our programming covers Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. We offer:

  • Pre-scheduled tours. The cost for general admission is $7 per scout. If a program/activity is scheduled, the cost is a minimum of $8 per scout depending on the program/activity.
  • Troop meetings plus tour. Troop meetings can be held in our classroom, which holds approximately 32 people. Afterwards,  the scouts can tour the exhibits. Cost is $7 per person.
  • Merit Badge Programs. A regular schedule of merit badge programs is held for Scouts. See below for upcoming programs.
  • Special Events. We look for opportunities to hold special events for Boy Scouts and are open to suggestions from troop leaders or parents.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Programs

Boy Scout Emergency Preparedness
Merit Badge
Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pack a lunch.
Cost – $20
Boy Scouts MUST have earned the First Aid Merit Badge before taking this program and must present their completed blue card.
This Eagle-level badge program will meet requirements needed to earn the Emergency Preparedness merit badge. Instruction will be through hands-on activities, interactive technology, and traditional book and paper. Tracy Zents, Director of the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services will be on hand to discuss how local governments handle and prepare for emergencies. Prerequisites: Section 9a OR 9b of the Emergency Preparedness Workbook.

A snack and free time with the exhibits included. Pack your own lunch. A minimum of 10 scouts is needed to hold the program with a maximum of 25. Register no later than Feb. 28 to 814-938-1000 or info@weatherdiscovery.org.

Boy Scout Weather Merit Badge
Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. – Noon
Cost – $15
Earn your Weather badge by completing this fun and educational program! Instruction will be through hands-on activities, interactive technology and traditional book and paper. There are no prerequisites required for this program, however, please bring the Weather Workbook with you. Includes snack and free time on our exhibits. Register by March 16 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing info@weatherdiscovery.org.

Boy Scout Oceanography Merit Badge
Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m. – Noon
Cost – $15
Learn all about our oceans while earning the Oceanography badge. Instruction will be through hands-on activities, interactive technology and traditional book and paper. Prerequisite: Section 8c in the Oceanography workbook. Includes snack and free time on our exhibits. Register by March 30 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing info@weatherdiscovery.org.

Boy Scout Plant Science Merit Badge
Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. – Noon
Cost – $15
Earn your Plant Science badge by completing this interactive program. Instruction is through Hands-on activities and experiments, interactive technology and traditional book and paper. There are no prerequisites for this program, however post-requisites will be given during the program. Please print the Plant Science Workbook and bring it with you to the program. Snack and free time on the exhibits included. Register by May 22 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing info@weatherdiscovery.org.

Boy Scout Environmental Science
Merit Badge
Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost – $20

Earn the Environmental Science Merit Badge by completing this program. Instruction is through hands-on activities and experiments, interactive technology and traditional book and paper. Prerequisites: Complete sections 1, 2, and 4a of the Environmental Science Workbook. Snack and free time on the exhibits included. Register by Oct. 5 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing info@weatherdiscovery.org.

Boy Scout Electricity Merit Badge
Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. – Noon
Cost – $15

Learn the marvels and dangers of electricity during this merit badge program. Instruction is through hands-on activities and experiments, interactive technology and traditional book and paper. Prerequisites: Complete sections 2 and 8 of the Electricity Workbook. Snack and free time on the exhibits included. Register by Nov. 16 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing info@weatherdiscovery.org.

Boy Scouts Astronomy Merit Badge
Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost – $15

Study the stars, planets and space during this informative program. Instruction is through hands-on activities and experiments, interactive technology and traditional book and paper. Prerequisites: Complete sections 4c and 6b of the Astonomy Workbook. Snack and free time on the exhibits included. Register by Nov. 30 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing info@weatherdiscovery.org.

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