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Scout Programs 2016-2017

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.

To register for Scout programs (excluding All-Scout Evenings and All-Scout Overnight, 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.

All-Scout Events

All Scout Event

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Cub Scout Weekends

Cub Scout 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!

1.5 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
Earth Rocks! Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Into the Woods Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
2 hour programs
Webelos
Adventures in Science Requirements 1, 2, 3c, 3d, 3g, 3i

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.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops

Under the direction of our merit badge counselors, Scouts will work toward their requirements for merit badges that emphasize science and nature. Please note that DMNH does not provide the actual badges.

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

4 hour programstyrone
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

Girl Scout Weekendseggs

Discover the wonders of science! Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes programs include activities toward completing 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, Flowers
Cadettes
Breathe Leadership Journey
Badges: Special Agent, Trees

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.

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Spend a night at DMNH and slumber near the dinosaurs, Hall of Shells, or African Watering Hole. Scouts tour exhibits, take a flashlight tour of the galleries, 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 movie before changing into pajamas for lights out at 10 p.m. A light breakfast is provided.
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Cost: $35 per Scout; $25 per adult, minimum fee $480

Cub Scout Overnight Themes
Choose a theme for the whole pack and work toward requirements for different ranks.
Wildlife
Tiger – Backyard Jungle, Tigers in the Wild
Wolf – Paws on the Path
Bear – Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
Webelos – Into the Wild, Into the Woods
Protecting Terra
Tiger – Tigers in the Wild
Wolf – Paws on the Path
Webelos – Webelos Walkabout
Natural History
Wolf – Digging in the Past
Webelos – Earth Rocks!

Girl Scout Overnight Journeys
Brownies – WOW: Wonders of Water
Juniors – Get Moving
Cadettes – Breathe

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.