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Scouting: Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA  Programs

Scouting Activities at the Air Zoo!

Earn badges and awards! The Air Zoo's long-standing relationship with scouting organizations offers many programs and opportunities. In addition to our scheduled activities, any of these merit badges and individual or combination elective adventures can be booked for your group!

Super Science Saturdays
During the Air Zoo's Super Science Saturdays, Cub Scouts complete many of the requirements for one or more Elective Adventure Loops and Webelo Adventure Pins in one exciting day! Each Super Science Saturday is tailored for a particular Cub Scout level. Other children may attend with the Scout, but must be accompanied by an adult. The Air Zoo does not have the Adventure Loops and Pins, but each participating scout will receive an Air Zoo fun patch! Every registrant also receives a wristband so that they can explore the exhibits and rides after the program is over. Participants may bring in their own lunches or plan to purchase lunch from the Kitty Hawk Cafe (prepaid at registration).

In addition to our scheduled scouting activities, an event can be customized for your pack or troop! For details or questions regarding any of our scouting activities, contact our Events Department via email at Events@airzoo.org, or via telephone at 269-350-2848!

Wolf Cub Super Science Saturday

Digging in the Past Adventure Loop
and Air of the Wolf Adventure Loop
December 8, 2018
9am - 2pm

During half of this Super Science Saturday, Wolf Cubs will complete the requirements for the Digging in the Past Adventure Loop. The junior paleontologists will investigate fossils, learn about dinosaurs, and really dig into the past. In the other half of the day, Wolf Cubs will complete the requirements for the Air of the Wolf Adventure Loop. They will experiment with the properties of air and make and fly airplanes and kites.

Late Registration (add $3 per person):
November 24 - December 7, 2018
Fee: $20/scout and $12/adult
Limit: 60 participants
 


Bear Cub Super Science Saturday

Super Science Adventure Loop and Forensics Adventure Loop
March 23, 2019

9am - 3pm

During half of this Super Science Saturday, Bear Cubs will complete the requirements for the Super Science Adventure Loop. They will experiment with static electricity, density, and chemical reactions in this super science adventure. In the other half of the day, Bear Cubs will complete the requirements for the Forensics Adventure Loop. The young CSI investigators will analyze fingerprints, separate substances using chemical analysis, and learn about careers in forensic science.

Early Registration Deadline: March 8, 2019
Late Registration (add $3 per person):
March 9 - 22, 2019
Fee: $22/scout and $12/adult
Limit: 60 participants


Webelo Super Science Saturday

Adventures in Science Adventure Pin and Earth Rocks Adventure Pin
February 23, 2019
9am - 3pm

During half of this Super Science Saturday, Webelos will complete most of the requirements for the Adventures in Science Adventure Pin. They will begin their fair test of a fertilizer s effects on plant growth (to be finished at home or at future Scout meetings), make and launch (weather permitting) model rockets, and experiment with electric circuits. In the other half of the day, Webelos will complete most of the requirements for the Earth Rocks Adventure Pin. They will discuss geology with a visiting earth scientist, and learn to identify and test rocks and minerals. Scouts may complete the rock hunt requirements in advance of this event and bring in their finds to identify.

Early Registration Deadline: February 8, 2019
Late Registration (add $3 per person):
February 9 - 22, 2019
Fee: $24/scout and $12/adult
Limit: 70 participants

 

Merit Badges

During the Air Zoo's Merit Badge Saturdays, scouts complete all of the requirements for a merit badge in one exciting day! The Air Zoo does not have the merit badges to hand out, but each participating scout will receive an Air Zoo fun patch! Every registrant also receives a wristband so that they can explore the exhibits and rides after the program is over. Participants may bring in their own lunches or plan to purchase lunch from the Kitty Hawk Cafe (prepaid at registration).

Aviation Merit Badge Day

January 19, 2019
9am - 3:30pm

Scouts will complete all the requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge during this fun and engaging day of exploring the history and science behind flight. Investigate the forces of flight and the control surfaces of an airplane using a specialized wind tunnel and touring the Air Zoo's amazing collection of aircraft. Make, fly, and modify your own take-home glider.

Early Registration Deadline: January 4, 2019
Late Registration (add $3 per person):
January 5 - 18, 2019
Fee: $25/scout and $12/adult
Limit: 150 participants


Space Exploration Merit Badge Day

April 13, 2019
9am - 4:15pm

Spend the day at the Air Zoo while completing all requirements for the Space Exploration Merit Badge. Discover both the historical and future implications of exploring space, research the technology and products developed directly from the space program, and build and launch (weather permitting) a model rocket.

Early Registration Deadline: March 29, 2019
Late Registration (add $3 per person):
March 30 - April 12, 2019
Fee: $27/scout and $12/adult
Limit: 150 participants

Overnights at the Air Zoo

Grab your sleeping bag and land under the SR-71B Blackbird, because you're in for an overnight adventure! Our Overnights are designed to give you an after-hours experience like no other. 


For questions regarding any of our scouting activities, contact our Events Department via email at Events@airzoo.org, or via telephone at 269.350.2848. 

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