Scout Programs

Scout Classes

Scout Days offer activities, demonstrations and special guests.  All Scouts and families enter the museum for $9.  A special event fun patch is available for purchase.  January 16th is Scouts in Space, and April 10th is Eco-Scouts. Please reserve your place!  Links will be on the calendar of events as we approach these days.

Scout leaders can reserve classes for their dens and troops on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Topics include science exploration, geology, robotics, space exploration and environment/ecology. Classes are held from 10-12 and 1 -3. Participation is $20 per scout and $10 per adult. Questions? Contact Ann at aking@visitinfinity.com to inquire or book a class. 

For details of the classes, follow link or email.

Ecology/Environmental 

These classes focus on the environment, conservation, “outdoor” knowledge and ecology as well as the local flora and fauna.

Girl Scout Programs

Daisies:

  • 3 Cheers for Animals (Bird bath & Robin awards)
  • Outdoor Art Maker 
  • Eco Learner

Brownies:

  • Senses Safari
  • Bugs!
  • W.O.W. (Love water & Save water awards)
  • Outdoor Adventurer 
  • Hiker 
  • Letterboxing 
  • Eco Friend
  • Pets

Juniors:

  • Gardener 
  • Geocaching 
  • Animal Habitats
  • Eco Camper *everything but the camp fire 

Cadettes:

  • Trees 
  • Animal Helpers

All levels:

  • Wetland Detective – Scouts will learn the importance of the wetlands and all that the wetlands provide for us. They will learn how to take action to save the wetlands and teach others their importance.
  • Think Like A Citizen Scientist (D,B,J)

Cub Scout Programs

  • Tiger Adventures. Explore your area and find living things, both big and small, or signs they were there. Scouts will examine what they find on a one foot hike with magnifying glasses to think really small. They will look to the sky to identify birds and down on the ground to identify plants. Covers Backyard Jungle #1, #2, #5 and Tigers in the Wild #4, #6 and #7.
  • Wolf Adventures. Learn about animals, bugs and birds. Go on a one-mile hike and put your ID skills to the test. Learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle to lessen our impact on the planet. Covers Call of the Wild #3, Council Fire #6A, Paws on the Path #6, & #7
  • Bear Adventures. Go for a hike and look for signs of animals, birds and plants on this Required Adventure. Look for signs of wildlife outside. Do you know who’s endangered and why? Investigate the species that no longer live here and have a closer look at plants with a magnifying glass. Covers requirements #1 - #4 in Fur, Feathers, and Ferns.
  • Webelos Adventures. Learn about birds and flyways, and practice your bird watching skills. Play the food chain game, and think about different parts that humans play. Explore an ecosystems and talk about the importance of it for us and the organisms that call it home. Covers requirements #4—#8 from Into the Wild.

All levels:

  • Wetland Detective – Scouts will learn the importance of the wetlands and all that the wetlands provide for us. They will learn how to take action to save the wetlands and teach others their importance.

All About Space

Explores constellations, planets, and the Earth-Sun-Moon system. Scouts will learn stories about the stars and constellations as well as use a star app to explore the universe.  They will understand the importance of different types of telescopes to astronomy. They will discuss the similarities and differences between the planets and create a scaled model of the solar system.

Scouts will observe how phases of the moon change with the position of the earth and create a copy of moon phases.  Students will experiment with shadows to see how the position of the sun and earth change with the time of day.

These activities complement the following Scout badge requirements

Girl Scout 

  • Daisy: Space Explorer - Meet the Stars, Explore the Sun, Observe the Moon
  • Brownie: Space Adventurer - Meet the neighbors, Stargazer, Investigate the Moon, See more than before, Celebrate and Share
  • Junior: Space Investigator: Model the Solar System, Discover the Stars, Circle the Moon, Solar System, Tools to Explore

Cub Scouts

  • Tiger:  Sky is the Limit - Visit a Science Museum, Constellation, Use telescope, 
  • Webelos Adventures in Science - Visit a Museum, Model Solar System, Model North Star, Big Dipper
  • NOVA: Out of this World - Visit a Science Museum, Model the Solar System, Draw and label 5 constellations, Model Eclipse, learn about planets, focus a telescope, learn about Rovers, 

Robotics

Students will learn about Robots.  This includes types of robots and their functions in daily life and space exploration. Scouts will experience using basic binary code and discuss how computers use this to communicate and store information. Scouts will create/Use a mechanical robot hand. Scouts will learn the basics of coding and how to code using different types of robots including: Ozobots, Spheros, Code Mouse and Edison. We will discuss careers in Robotics.

These activities complement the following Scout badge requirements:

Girl Scout

  • Daisy- Robotics 1 & 2
  • Brownie - Robotics 1 & 2
  • Junior - Robotics 1 & 2
  • Cadette - Robotics 1 & 2

Cub Scouts

  • Bear Adventure: 6 tasks performed by robots, robots replacing humans, build a robot hand, build a robot, 

Adventures in Science

This class starts with an overview of the Scientific Method.  Scouts use chemistry experiments to discover the difference between Physical and Chemical changes in matter.  During Engineering, scouts use the Engineering Design Process to create, launch and improve model rockets (straw rockets).  Scouts experiment with electrical circuits, and observe and explain the differences between series and parallel circuits. Students explore the physics of playground equipment. 

These activities complement the following Scout badge requirements:

Girl Scouts

  • Daisy - Journey: Think like a Citizen Scientist - Use the Scientific Method, Do hands on Activities to make observations and collect data
  • Brownie - Journey: think like a Citizen Scientist - Find out how scientists make observations
  • Brownie - Home Scientist - Be a kitchen chemist, Create static electricity, Dive into density, Make something bubble up, Play with science    
  • Junior - Journey: think like a Citizen Scientist - Find out how scientists make observations

Cub Scouts 

  • Webelos - Adventures in Science - What is an experiment (Fair test)?, Visit a Science museum, design and carry out an experiment, build and launch a model rocket, create series and parallel circuits, explore chemical reactions, explore motion on a playground.

Geology

Scouts will learn the difference between rocks and minerals.  Class explores the rock cycle and how rocks change from one form to another.  Scouts will learn characteristics of rocks and minerals such hardness, color, streak, and crystal form. Scouts will compare earth rocks to moon rocks and meteors.

These activities complement the following Scout badge requirements:

Webelos Geologist

  1. Rocks and minerals are used in metals, glass, jewelry, road-building products, and fertilizer. Give examples of minerals used in these products.
  2. Make a scale of mineral hardness for objects found at home. Show how to use the scale by finding the relative hardness of three samples.
  3. List some of the geologic materials used in building your home.
  4. Make a drawing that shows the cause of a volcano, a geyser, or an earthquake.
  5. Explain one way in which mountains are formed.

Rocketry + Space Exploration ($30) must 11 or older

Scouts will build and launch a solid fuel rocket. 2 hour class includes the physics of rocket flight.  Class also includes a guided tour of the museum with focus on the features of space exploration including the Saturn V rocket Booster, Apollo IV capsule, and the International Space Station.

These activities complement the following Scout badge requirements:

BSA Space Exploration - Build, launch and recover a model rocket, discus and demonstrate - law of action/reaction, how rocket engines work, how satellites stay in orbit, discuss robotic space exploration,