SCOUT PROGRAMS 2013-2014

Experience a scouting adventure at the Delaware Museum of Natural History!

Discover dinosaurs from millions of years ago, examine exotic wildlife from around the world, and search for sea life from the Great Barrier Reef. Expert guides use the Museum’s exciting exhibits, outdoor nature trail, and expansive animal collections to lead scouts on hands-on journeys of exploration.

These programs are open to Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts, and each is specially designed for troops and packs to explore the natural world while meeting patch and badge requirements.

If you don't see a program listed that meets your needs, contact our Education Department to discuss additional options.

Click here for a PDF of our 2014 Scout Brochure.


Cub Scout Saturdays  

Cub Scouts at the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos ranks can learn about the natural world up-close while working toward a badge.

Touch real specimens, learn about animal habitats, explore the environment, and ask lots of questions! Some programs take place both inside the Museum and outside on our Nature Trail.  Scouts should dress appropriately for the weather - rain or shine.

Please note: The Museum does not provide the actual badges.


Dens have a choice of the following topics:

 
Tiger Cub:
Meet the Museum – Electives 16, 20, 31
Conservation Tigers – Electives 30, 34, 47

Wolf Badge Options:
Your Living World / Grow Something* (Elective15) – 7b, 7c, 7f 15a, 15c (two hour class)
Birds (Elective 13) b, d, e, f


Bear Badge Options:

Take Care of Your Planet b, d, e, f
Aircraft (Elective 6)* – a, c, e, f (2 hour class)
Water and Soil (Elective 15) a, b, d

Webelo Badge Options:
Geologist 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
Forester 2, 4, 6, 9
Artist 1, 2, 3, 4
Scientist* 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 (2 hour class)

Programs are available on Saturdays, October - May.

Time:    Choose 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Cost:    $12 per scout; $9 per adult
           Minimum of $81

*2 hour class option
Time:    Choose 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost:    $15 per scout; $9 per adult
            Minimum of $99


Girl Scout Leadership Journey Saturdays

Come and use all your senses to explore the natural world!  Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes can work towards completing leadership journeys at the Museum.

Programs take place both inside the Museum and outside on our Nature Trail.  Scouts should dress appropriately for the weather - rain or shine.

Groups can choose from the following topics:


Daisies
Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden (Completes science and art activities for Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden)

Between Earth and Sky (Completes science and art activities for Between Earth and Sky)

Programs are available on Saturdays, October - May.

Time: 
   Choose 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Cost:    $12 per scout; $ 9.00 per adult
            Minimum of $81

Brownies
WOW: Wonders of Water (Completes most science and art activities for WOW—Wonders of Water)

Juniors
Get Moving (Completes most science and art activities for Get Moving)

Cadettes
Breathe (Completes most science and art activities for Breathe)

Programs are available on Saturdays, October - May.

Time:    Choose 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost:    $15 per scout; $ 9.00 per adult
           Minimum of $99


Scout Overnights

Spend a night at the Museum and slumber near the dinosaurs, shell gallery, or African Watering Hole. Scouts tour exhibits, explore the Nature Nook, and participate in crafts and activities during the evening while working toward a designated badge within a specific theme (see below). Enjoy an evening snack and watch a nature film before changing into pajamas for lights out at 10 p.m. A light breakfast is provided.

Cub Scout Overnight Themes
Choose a theme for the whole pack while working toward specific badges requirements in different ranks:

Birds: Tiger Cubs (Elective 31 and 32), Wolf (Birds), Bear (Sharing Your World with Wildlife), Webelos (Naturalist)
Conservation: Tiger Cub (Elective 34 and 47), Wolf (Your living World), Bear (Water and Soil Conservation)
Nature: Tiger Cub (Electives 31) Wolf (Elective 15) Grow Something Bear (Taking Care of Your Planet), Webelo (Naturalist)
Protecting Terra: Wolf (Your Living World), Bear (Sharing Your World with Wildlife), Webelos (Naturalist & Engineer)
The Artistic Scout: Tiger (Elective 14 and 15), Wolf (Be an Artist), Bear (Art), Webelos (Artist)

Time:   6 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Cost:   $35 per scout; $25 per adult.
           Minimum total cost of $480


Girl Scout Overnight Journeys

Brownies:  WOW: Wonders of Water (Completes most science and art activities for WOW—Wonders of Water)

Juniors:  Get Moving (Completes most science and art activities for Get Moving)

Cadettes:  Breathe (Completes most science and art activities for Breathe)

Time:    6 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Cost:    $35 per scout; $25 per adult
            Minimum total cost of $480


All-Scout Event (New for 2014!)
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014


Join Museum staff and volunteers for a fun-filled evening at the Museum! We will have a variety of games, crafts, activities, live animal presentations and more – all geared towards meeting scout requirements!

Time:   5-7 p.m.
Cost:   $10 per person (includes scouts, leaders, and family members)
           Pre-registration is required

REGISTER HERE


Scout Outreach

Make your scout event special by inviting the Museum! Scouts will enjoy one of our special themed programs at your site. Programs can include fossils, live animals, hands-on activities and more! This option is perfect for Blue and Gold banquets, scout meetings, and other events!

Each program lasts approximately one hour and rates begin at $100.

Contact Julie Steinhauer at jsteinhauer@delmnh.org or 302-658-9111, ext. 305 to book a Scout Outreach program.


Boy Scout Badge Workshops – Second Saturday of the month, October - May

Under the direction of our merit badge counselors, scouts can complete most of the requirements for merit badges that emphasize the natural world. The prerequisites for each badge must be completed at home and submitted for approval to the merit badge counselor on the day of the workshop or afterwards via mail or e-mail. Please note: The Museum does not provide the actual badges. 

Registration is available by phone at 302-658-9111, ext. 305, two weeks prior to the workshop.  Please note: Workshops may be canceled or rescheduled at the Museum's discretion.


Insect Study: February 8, 2014, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (cancelled)
Prerequisites:  4a, 4b, and 7.  

Reptile and Amphibian Study: November 9 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (cancelled) or February 8, 2014, 1-3 p.m.
Prerequisites: 8a or 8b, 4, and 2.

Nature: November 9, 1-3 p.m.
(cancelled) or March 8, 2014, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Prerequisite: 4.

Mammal Study: December 14, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., or March 8, 2014, 1-3 p.m.
Prerequisite: 5.

Bird Study: December 14 1 - 3p.m. or April 12, 2014, 1-3 p.m.
Prerequisites: 7b1, 7b2, 7b3, and 8.

Environmental Science: January 11, 2014, 1-5 p.m. or May 10, 2014 1-5 p.m.
(Eagle Scout Requirement): Prerequisites: 3e1, 3f1, and 4a.

Cost: $15 per workshop per scout ($30 for Environmental Science); $9 per adult (general adult admission).  

Schedule your own program if you have five scouts in your troop.


REGISTRATION
Space is limited! To register for Scout programs, please contact Julie Steinhauer, Education Programs Facilitator, at 302-658-9111, ext. 305, or jsteinhauer@delmnh.org.

ALL PROGRAMS (excluding All-Scout Event) require a deposit of $25 at time of registration and remaining balance is due one month prior to program date.

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