Want help earning science-related badges, belt loops, academic pins, and Girl Scout journeys? Let our experienced staff help you! Scouts serve an important role in our community, and the Museum is here to assist them in meeting their diverse program requirements. The Museum’s Education Department offers unique and activity packed weekend and afternoon programs for groups of 10 or more scouts. Experience the excitement as you work towards belt loops, academic pins, badges, and journeys with experienced Museum professionals.
Price & Program Length
Cost for programs is $12/scout per hour, with a minimum of a $120 charge per group. Each booking comes with 2 free adult admissions; additional adults will be charged $9 for admission. Program fees include museum admission on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please note that a non-refundable $60 deposit is due two (2) weeks prior to the program; balance is due by the Friday prior. Payment can no longer be accepted the day of program.
Programming Times: One hour programs may be booked on weekday evenings from 4:00-5:00 p.m. or on weekend days, based on staff availability.
Contact: You can reach our schedule coordinator at 937.275.7431, ext. 125 to find out which requirements will be met through each program. Complete three programs within a year and receive a special Boonshoft fun patch.
Program Location (unless otherwise noted): Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Cub Scout NOVA Awards (3 hour programs)
Down and Dirty
Out of this World
Uncovering the Past (SunWatch)
Cub Scout Adventures (1 hour programs)
Digging in the Past
Beat of the Drum
Adventures in Science
BSA Merit Badges (3 hour programs)
5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals
Mechanical Engineering: Roller Coaster
Robotics 1, 2, and 3
Space Science Explorer
Think Like a Programmer
Home Scientist (take-home badge kit)**
Mechanical Engineering (all three badges)
Robotics 1, 2 and 3
Space Science Adventurer
Think Like a Programmer*
Wonders of Water*
Playing the Past (at Sunwatch Indian Village)
Robotics 1, 2 and 3
Space Science Investigator
Think Like an Engineer*
* Journey (three hour program, $36 per scout)
** This program is offered as a low-cost rental kit and is not taught by an instructor at the museum unless requested for the full program price.
Looking for STEM programs for older Girl Scouts? Be sure to ask about our Cadette, Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award programs as well! If there is a STEM badge that is not listed but you would like to have offered, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.