Programs for Scouts

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Cub Scouts, Webelos, Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Seniors, and Cadettes! Whether it's science, nature, crafts, or cultures, chances are that you'll be able to work toward badges, patches, quests, or journeys through science and nature programs at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Call to find out how we can tailor programs to help you check off some of your requirements.


Individual Scout Programs

Work towards Boy Scout and Cub Scout Advancement using the unique resources at Carnegie Museum of Natural History! Registration is open to individual scouts or troops. Workshop fee includes one adult leader per troop. All workshops are taught by Museum Staff who have completed Boy Scout Youth Protection Training, satisfying the minimum two-deep leadership requirement for Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse. Blue Cards will be provided and signed by an official Merit Badge Counselor for Boy Scout Workshops. Badges, Pins and Belt Loops are not provided.

Registration 

Contact Group Visits at 412.622.3289 or GroupVisits@carnegiemuseums.org.

Boy Scout Merit Badge 3-hour Workshops
$18 per person
Recommended for ages 11-18

Saturday, January 11
1–4 p.m.
Merit Badge: Geology
Prerequisites: #4, #5D1
Workshop meets requirements #1, #2, #3, #5D2, #5D3, #5D4, and #5D5

Saturday, March 15
1–4 p.m.
Merit Badge: Indian Lore
Prerequisites: #4A
Workshop meets requirements #1, #2A, #2D, and #3A
 


Boy Scout Merit Badge 2-hour Workshops
$12 per person
Recommended for ages 7-10
All programs meet Belt Loop requirements and complete several requirements towards the Academics Pin.

Saturday, January 25 (WORKSHOP FULL)
10 a.m.–noon
Cub Scout Academics: Geology
Workshop meets requirements 1, 2, and 3 of Belt Loop and requirements 1, 3, 4,and 9 of Academics Pin.

Saturday, February 15
10 a.m.–noon
Cub Scout Academics: Wildlife Conservation
Workshop meets requirements 1, 2, and 3 of Belt Loop and requirements 1, 3, and 6 of Academics Pin.
 


Groups Visits for Scouts

Groups of 10 or more can qualify for a group discount on admission by booking a guided visit. Group Visits must be booked 4 weeks in advance of your visit date. The following programs are recommended for Scouts, and meet several requirements for Cub Scout Academics Pins and Boy Scout Merit Badges. Prices include a facilitated program and museum admission.

Recommended Tours for Scouts 

All About Animals | Tour ($9 per scout, 60 minutes)
In a one-of-a-kind game of “I spy,” explore amazing animals that inhabit everywhere from backyards to exotic ecosystems. Discuss animal adaptations for feeding, defense, and keeping warm.
Tour meets requirements:
Webelos Naturalist #4, #7, and #9
Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop #1, #3, and Academics Pin #1 and #3

Evolution of Life | Tour ($9 per scout, 60 minutes)
Investigate how animals, climates, and ecosystems change over time. Discuss geologic time, adaptation, and natural selection as you examine fossils and explore dioramas.
Tour meets requirements of Boy Scout Geology Merit Badge #1, #3, #4b, #5d2, #5d3, #5d4, and #5d5a

Rock Hounds | Extended Tour ($10 per scout, 90 minutes)
Examine amazing specimens in our world-famous displays in Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems. In addition to your tour, complete hands-on experiments that introduce the rock cycle and properties of minerals in a museum classroom.
Tour meets requirements:
Webelos Geologist #2, #3, #4, #7, and #8
Cub Scout Geology Belt Loop #1, #2, and Academics Pin #3 and #4


Merit Badges and Interest Workshops

Participants satisfy most badge requirements. Additional requirements may need to be completed on your own. A certified merit badge counselor will sign off on requirements completed during Boy Scout workshops. Badges are not provided.

Schedule
Noon–4 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday. Please have several possible dates available when you call to book your group program.

Registration
Contact Group Visits at 412.622.3289 or GroupVisits@carnegiemuseums.org.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Topics:
• Environmental Science
• Geology
• Indian Lore
• Insect Study
• Nature
• Reptile and Amphibian Study

Fee $200 for up to 10 participants Additional participants: $20 per person


Inclement Weather

Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, and WPXI.