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

 At this time, all scout programs are limited to 16 participants and will require a minimum of six registrants to hold the program. Please e-mail or call ahead to register and reserve a spot. If needed, we will utilize a wait list for any spaces that may become available. As well, if we receive enrollments that exceed our limit of 16, we will consider scheduling an additional session in which we will first inform and invite those who were waitlisted. If you register for a program and realize you cannot attend, please let us know so another scout may have the opportunity to participate. 

Scout health and safety is of great importance, therefore we recommend the use of face coverings. Other precautions include spacing attendees apart, regularly disinfecting equipment and materials, and having hand sanitizer/soap and water readily available.  Click here to view more details regarding our policies and procedures for visiting the center.  Thank you.

Boy Scout Oceanography Merit Badge
Saturday, July 25, 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 July 22 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing info@weatherdiscovery.org. 

 

Boy Scout Plant Science Merit Badge
Saturday, August 8, 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 August 5 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing info@weatherdiscovery.org. 

 

Boy Scout Weather Merit Badge                                                                            

Saturday, September 26, 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 September23 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 Scout Astronomy Merit Badge                                                        

 Saturday,December 5, 9 a.m. – 1p.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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