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 Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge         

Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost – $25   Bring a lunch.

Scouts can earn their Emergency Preparedness badge by completing this program. The First Aid portion can be completed before or after this program, but blue card will be held until First Aid is certified as completed. Pre-requisites for this program are Section 9a OR 9b of the workbook.

A snack and free time on the exhibits are included with this program. Register by Monday, March 1 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing

Boy Scout Weather Merit Badge
Saturday, March 27, 9 a.m. – noon
Cost – $20

Earn the Weather Merit Badge by attending this program taught through hands-on activities and experiments, interactive technology and traditional book and paper. There are no pre-requisites required, however post-requisites may be required. A snack and free time is included. Register by Monday, March 22 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing

Boy Scout Oceanography Merit Badge
Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. – noon
Cost – $20

Through hands-on activities and experiments, technology and traditional book and paper, Scouts will earn the Oceanography merit badge by attending this program. Prerequisite: Complete section 8c in the Oceanography workbook and bring it to the program. A snack and free time on the exhibits are included. Pre-register by Monday, April 12 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing

Boy Scout Plant Science Merit Badge
Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m. – noon
Cost – $20

Earn the Plant Science Merit Badge by attending this interactive program. Learning is through experiments and activities, technology and traditional book and paper. There are no prerequisites for this program, however post requisites will be assigned and blue cards issued after proof of completed work is emailed to the educator by a date to be announced. A snack and free time on the exhibits are included. Pre-register by Monday, May 17 by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing

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