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Scout Programs 2017-2018

The Delaware Museum of Natural History offers engaging science and nature programs and events for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts, designed to meet requirements towards badges and awards.

Click here to register for the All Scout Evening on Saturday, November 4. To register for other Scout programs (excluding All Scout Events) please email Scout & Camp Coordinator Cathy Perrotto or call 302-658-9111, ext. 306. Registration is required at least one month in advance and payment is due five business days prior to the program date. Space is limited. If you don’t see a program listed that meets your needs, contact the Scout & Camp Coordinator to discuss additional options.

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All Scout Events

All Scout Event

March 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cub Scout Weekends

Cub Scouts Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos can learn about science and nature up-close and work toward selected adventures. Meet live animals, learn about animal habitats, explore the environment, and ask questions!

1 hour programs
Lion
Mountain Lion Requirements 1, 2, 3
Gizmos & Gadgets Requirements 1, 2, 3

1.5 hour programs
Tiger
Backyard Jungle Requirements 1, 2, 3, 5
Tigers in the Wild Requirements 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4, 6, 7
Wolf
Paws on the Path Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8
Digging in the Past Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4
Bear
Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Forensics Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
Webelos
Into the Woods Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

2 hour programs
Webelos
Adventures in Science Requirements 1, 2, 3c, 3d, 3g, 3i
Earth Rocks! Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

How to register
1 hour programs $9 per Scout; $9 per adult, minimum fee $63
1.5 hour programs: $12 per Scout; $9 per adult, minimum fee $81
2 hour programs: $15 per Scout; $9 per adult, minimum fee $99

Send an email to education@delmnh.org to schedule a date and time. Programs are available Saturdays and Sundays between 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Programs take place both inside DMNH and outside on our Nature trails. Dress appropriately for the weather, rain or shine.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops

Under the direction of merit badge counselors, work toward requirements for badges, emphasizing science and nature. Please note that DMNH does not provide the actual badges. Workshops are not pre-scheduled; contact us to schedule a workshop for your troop. Visit delmh.org/scouts for a list of the requirements fulfilled for each badge.

2 hour programs
Cost: $15 per workshop per Scout; $9 per adult; minimum fee of $99

Insect Study: Scouts will delve into the diverse world of insects and interact with live animals to learn what makes an insect different from other arthropods. Meets requirements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10a, 11, 12, 13

Reptile and Amphibian Study: Scouts will observe live animals to learn about reptile movement, methods for identification, and the differences between reptiles and amphibians. Meets requirements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10

Nature: Scouts will study a variety of animals and plants, getting first-hand experience identifying animals and understanding the connection between all living organisms. Meets requirements: 1, 2, 3, 4b1, 4b2, 4c1, 4c2, 4c3, 4f1, 4f2, 4h2

Mammal Study: Scouts will get an up close look at DMNH’s exhibits, work their way through mammal classification, and work on a project to help local mammals. Meets requirements: 1, 2, 3c, 4e, 5

Bird Study: Scouts will practice the skills needed to study wild birds and learn why birds are an important part of the environment. Meets requirements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7b, 8a

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Cost: $30 per workshop per Scout; $9 per adult; minimum fee of $189

Environmental Science: Scouts will explore the natural habitats outside DMNH and perform scientific experiments to see the effects of pollution on Earth’s different ecosystems. Meets requirements:  2, 3a3, 3b1, 3c2, 3d2, 3g15, 6

Sustainability: Scouts will work with the merit badge counselor to develop a plan to reduce household waste and explore what makes a sustainable community. Meets requirements: 1; 2: Water A & B, Community A & C, Energy A, Stuff C; 3a, 3b, 4c, 4d, 6

Send an email to education@delmnh.org to schedule a date and time. Programs are available Saturdays and Sundays between 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Programs take place both inside DMNH and outside on our Nature trails. Dress appropriately for the weather, rain or shine.

Girl Scout Weekendseggs

Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette programs include activities that work toward requirements for specific Leadership Journeys and/or badges.

1.5 hour programs
Daisies
Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden
Between Earth and Sky
5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!

2 hour programs
Brownies
WOW: Wonders of Water Leadership Journey
Badges: Home Scientist, Senses, Bugs
Juniors
Get Moving Leadership Journey
Badges: Animal Habitats, Detective 
Cadettes
Breathe Leadership Journey

How to register
1.5 hour programs: $12 per Scout; $9 per adult, minimum fee $81
2 hour programs: $15 per Scout; $9 per adult, minimum fee $99

Send an email to education@delmnh.org to schedule a date and time. Programs are available Saturdays and Sundays between 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Programs take place both inside DMNH and outside on our Nature trails. Dress appropriately for the weather, rain or shine.

Scout Outreach

Make your Scout event special by inviting DMNH to come to you! 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 $100.00.

Send an email to education@delmnh.org to schedule a date and time.

Scout Overnightsallosaurus cutout

Spend a night at DMNH and snooze near the dinosaurs, Hall of Shells, or animals in the African Watering Hole. Explore the Museum and participate in activities that work toward a specific adventure/badge/journey. Enjoy a snack and watch a movie before lights out. Light breakfast is provided. Programming can be tailored for Scouts of different levels that are sleeping over together. Choose any of the Adventures, Badges, or Journeys currently offered for your evening’s programming.
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Cost: $35 per Scout; $25 per adult, minimum fee $480