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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!

Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA Super Science Saturdays

Registration is now open for 2019 - 2020 scout programs!

Lion Cub Super Science Saturday
Gizmos & Gadgets Adventure Loop and Build It Up, Knock It Down Adventure Loop

October 12, 2019, 9am – 11:30am

During half of this Super Science Saturday, Lion Cubs will complete the requirements for the Gizmos & Gadgets Adventure. They will explore forces and motion and create a simple machine using these concepts. In the other half of the morning, Lion Cubs will complete the requirements for the Build It Up, Knock It Down Adventure. They will build gigantic structures using Imagination Playground blocks and Keva planks – and, of course, knock them down!

Fee: $18/scout and $12/adult (Limited to 60 participants)

Registration Deadline: September 28, 2019 (add $3 for late registration September 29 – October 11, 2019)

 

Tiger Cub Super Science Saturday
Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries Adventure Loop and Sky is the Limit Adventure Loop

November 2, 2019, 9am – 12:30pm

During half of this Super Science Saturday, Tiger Cubs will complete all of the requirements for the Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries Adventure Loop. They will create a secret code, learn sign language and Braille, and put on a science “magic” show for visitors to the Air Zoo. In the other half of the day, Tiger Cubs will complete most of the requirements for the Sky is the Limit Adventure Loop. They will learn how to use a real telescope, make their own constellation telescopes, and investigate careers in astronomy and space exploration.

Fee: $19/scout and $12/adult (Limited to 60 participants)

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2019 (add $3 for late registration October 20 – November 1, 2019)

 

Wolf Cub Super Science Saturday
Digging in the Past Adventure Loop and Air of the Wolf Adventure Loop

December 7, 2019, 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.

Fee: $22/scout and $12/adult (Limited to 60 participants)

Registration Deadline: November 23, 2019 (add $3 for late registration November 24 – December 6, 2019)

 

Webelo Super Science Saturday
Adventures in Science Adventure Pin and Earth Rocks Adventure Pin

February 22, 2020, 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.

Fee: $24/scout and $12/adult (Limited to 70 participants)

Registration Deadline: February 8, 2020 (add $3 for late registration February 9 – 21, 2020)

 

Bear Cub Super Science Saturday
Super Science Adventure Loop and Forensics Adventure Loop

March 21, 2020, 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.

Fee: $24/scout and $12/adult (Limited to 60 participants)

Registration Deadline: March 7, 2020 (add $3 for late registration March 8 – 20, 2020)

 


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).   

 

Registration is now open!


Aviation Merit Badge Day
January 25, 2020, 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.

Registration Deadline: January 11, 2020 (add $3 for late registration January 12 – January 24, 2020)

Fee: $26/scout and $12/adult (Limited to 150 participants)

 

Space Exploration Merit Badge Day
April 25, 2020, 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.

Registration Deadline: April 11, 2020 (add $3 for late registration April 12 – 24, 2020)

Fee: $28/scout and $12/adult (Limited to 150 participants)

 


Nova Award Saturdays

Out of this World Nova Award Day
September 28, 2019, 9am – 4pm

Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs, and Webelos will complete all of the requirements for the Out of this World Nova Award while learning about space science, space exploration, and careers in space science. Watch Back to the Moon for Good and Two Small Pieces of Glass in our STARLAB planetarium, investigate our neighbors in the solar system, identify constellations, discover the difference between moon phases and eclipses, and much more!

Fee: $27/scout and $12/adult (Limited to 120 participants)

Registration Deadline: September 14, 2019 (add $3 for late registration September 15 – 27, 2019)

 


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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