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 Weather Merit Badge
Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. – noon, $10 per person
Earn the Weather merit badge by learning about weather science, the water cycle, the role of the meteorologist and more! Includes snack and free time on our exhibits. There are no prerequisites for this program.
Boy Scout Energy Merit Badge
Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. – noon, $9 per person
Earn the Energy merit badge by learning about the sources and types of energy, including renewables, and the many ways to conserve energy. Includes snack and free time on our exhibits. There are no prerequisites for this program. Register by April 1 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Boy Scout Gardening Merit Badge, Part 1
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – noon, $20 per person 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.