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 Gardening Merit Badge, Part 1
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – noon
$20 per Scout includes Gardening Part 2

In this two-part program, Scouts will first start by planting seeds, testing seeds for germination and learning why honey bees are important for food crops. The Scouts will need to take care of their plantings and build a compost bin through the summer. When they come back for Gardening Part 2 on August 3, they will show pictures of their plants and their bin and discuss their experiences with both.  There are no prerequisites. Register by May 6 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing

Boy Scout Gardening Merit Badge, Part 2
Saturday, August 3, 10 a.m. – noon.
(Must have completed Part 1)

In this second part of the Gardening merit badge program, the Scouts will report on their plantings and their harvest, as well as show photos of the compost bin they built. They will learn about garden pests and will have a visit by the county extension agent to learn about the services offered. Includes free time on the exhibits and a snack.

Boy Scout Weather Merit Badge
Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m. – noon

Cost is $10 per Scout

Scouts can earn their Weather Merit Badge by attending this fun and informative program. Through interactive and traditional learning and activities, they’ll complete the needed badge requirements. Program also includes free time on the exhibits and a snack. There are no prerequisites. Please pre-register no later than September 9 to or 814-938-1000.

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