Scouting Program

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Scouting Programs:

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.

Cub Scouts

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!

Boy Scouts

Merit Badges: Aviation, Engineering, Photography

Girl Scouts

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

Pricing

$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.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Upcoming Workshops

December 3rd at 11:00 AM- Brownies Home Scientist Workshop
Find out where science has been hiding in your own home. Register for this program by Monday, November 27th. Register Now

December 3rd at 1:30 PM- Girl Scout 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, November 27th. Register Now

February 3rd from 12pm-2pm – CS NOVA 123 Go! Workshop
Spend time exploring how math affects your life each day, as you learn about codes, ciphers, your weight on other planets and more! Then practice what you learned as you explore the museum. All levels of the museum will be open for you to explore! Register for this program by Monday, January 29th. Register Now

February 3rd from 2:30pm-4:30pm – GS Brownie Home Scientist Workshop
Find out where science has been hiding in your own home! Register for this program by Monday, January 29th. Register Now

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 – CS Nova Swing!Workshop
For all Cub Scout levels. 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 2nd 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, May 28th. Register Now

June 2nd 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, May 28th. Register Now

Custom Workshops

Pre-scheduled workshops at YAM typically occur during the first weekend of every month. To explore options of custom dates and workshops, please contact scouts@yankeeairmuseum.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.