Yankee Air Museum is great place for Cub, Boy, and Girl Scouts to explore STEM concepts through activities, games, and experiments. We offer many hands-on workshops specifically designed to fulfill the requirements for a variety of badges, loops and pins.
Belt Loop and NOVA Award requirements are generally designed to happen over the course of three Den meetings. Often visits to museums are encouraged in order to enrich the experience. Our Belt Loop programs are not meant to complete the requirements in one whirlwind session but rather to complement your Pack’s activities and to motivate and excite your Cubs as they complete their adventures with their Dens and adult leaders.
Tiger- Stories in Shapes, Family Stories; Wolf- Code of the Wolf, Motor Away; Bear- Forensics, Make It Move; Webelos- Adventures in Science, Engineer
NOVA Awards- Tech Talk, 123 Go!, Swing!
Merit Badges: Aviation, Engineering, Photography
Daisy- Clover’s Story (Use Resources Wisely); Brownies- Home Scientist, Inventor, Senses, Fling Flyer Design Challenge; Juniors- Detective, Entertainment Technology; Cadette- Special Agent, Wind Energy
$15 per scout; minimum of 5 scouts (or $75); this includes admission into the museum and two free adults accompanying the troop. Additional adults are $8 per person
Please note: Siblings above the age of two years wishing to participate in the workshop must pay the $15 scout fee. Siblings and adults wishing to come into the museum but not participate are subject to the regular museum admission fee.
Workshops booked with the museum may be cancelled or modified up until two weeks before the scheduled event. After the two week deadline, no refunds, full or partial, will be given. Additional scouts can be added at any time, space permitting.
March 3rd from 12pm-2pm – CS Webelos Adventures in Science
Launch a rocket, experiment with circuits and learn about famous scientists. Register for this program by Monday, February 26th. Register Now
March 3rd from 2:30pm-4:30pm – GS Juniors Robotics: Designing Robots
Explore Artificial Intelligence (AI) and technology. Then, plan, build, and share your own robot prototype to solve a global problem. This workshop fulfills the requirements for the second of three Junior Robotics badges. Please complete the Programming Robots badge before attending. Register for this program by Monday, February 26th. Register Now
April 8th from 12pm-2pm – GS Cadettes Wind Energy Workshop for Breathe Journey
Observe alternative energy in action as you discover how wind can be harnessed to make electricity. Register for this program by Monday, April 2nd. Register Now
April 8th from 2:30pm-4:30pm – Girl and Cub Scouts: Simple Machines Workshop
This workshop is for Girl Scouts Juniors working on their Think Like an Engineer journey and Cub Scouts Wolves through AOL working toward their Nova Swing! Award. Learn about the six simple machines, with a focus on levers and their three classes. Then design and build your own invention involving levers. Register for this program by Monday, April 2nd. Register Now
May 5th from 12pm-2pm – GS Juniors Detective Workshop
A crime has been committed, and it’s up to you to solve it! Become a detective, and follow the clues to catch the culprit. Explore fingerprinting, handwriting analysis, chromatography and much more. Register for this program by Monday, April 30th. Register Now
May 5th from 2:30pm-4:30pm – CS Nova Tech Talk Workshop
Explore how technology affects your everyday life! This workshop will fulfill requirements 3, 4, and 5 of the Tech Talk Nova Award. Please complete requirements 1 and 2 before attending. Register for this program by Monday, April 30th. Register Now
June 16th from 12pm-2pm – BS NOVA Whoosh! Workshop
Explore how engineering affects your life each day! This workshop will fulfill requirements 3A, 3B, 3C3, 4, 5, and 6 of the Nova Whoosh! Award. Please complete requirements 1, 2, 3C1, and 3C2 before attending. Register for this program by Monday, June 11th. Register Now
June 16th from 2:30pm-4:30pm – GS Brownies Robotics: Designing Robots
Team up with your fellow Brownies to design a robot inspired by a bumblebee and engineer a robotic arm. Then, plan, build, and share your own robot prototype that helps other people or animals! This workshop fulfills the requirements for the second of three Brownie Robotics badges. Please complete the Programming Robots badge before attending. Register for this program by Monday, June 11th. Register Now
Pre-scheduled workshops at YAM typically occur during the first weekend of every month. To explore options of custom dates and workshops, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more programming options, please visit www.unityinlearning.org to explore scouting with our partners Leslie Science and Nature Center and Ann Arbor Hands on Museum!
For more programming options, please visit www.unityinlearning.org to explore scouting with our partners Leslie Science and Nature Center and Ann Arbor Hands on Museum! Download our Unity In Learning Scout Programs Brochure.