Helping Scouts earn badges!

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts have the opportunity to earn badges at the Science Center throughout the year! Take part in one of the badge workshops listed below or book your own program for your troop. See the "Badges" section below for more information about booking your own program.

Upcoming badge workshops
 

11:30 AM

1:30 PM

March 1

Senior - Sky

Bear - Weather
March 9

Webelos - Forester

Junior - Product Designer

April 5

Juniors - Animal Habitat

Webelos - Geologist

April 13

Boy Scout - Weather

Brownies - Senses

May 3

Junior - Entertainment Technology

Webelos - Engineer

More dates to be announced soon! Call 314.289.4439 to register.

  • Badges
  • Girl Scout Days
  • Boy Scout Days
  • Boy Scout Nova Day

Boy Scout and Girl Scout Workshops and Programs

As a group, your scouts will have fun learning science and completing badge requirements. Workshops are available for all levels of Girl and Boy Scouts. Certified Merit Badge counselors are available. You can schedule workshops and programs at the time and place of your choice.

Girl Scout troops can choose any or all of the listed badges:

 Brownies Juniors  Cadettes Seniors
Bugs  Animal Habitats Public Speaking Sky
Home Scientist Detective    
Senses Entertainment Technnology    
   Gardener    
  Product Designer    

Program length: 1.5 hour 
Maximum: 30 / Min: 10 Scouts or $90.00

Cost: $9 per Girl Scout, $7 per Girl Scout for each consecutive session.  (One adult chaperone per five girls – required chaperones are free); Offsite rates apply

As a unit, Boy and Cub Scouts of all ages will learn science and have fun while working to complete some or all of the requirements towards earning hard-to-get badges.  You can choose any or all of the badges listed below:

Tiger Wolf Bear Webelos Boy Scouts ($12)
Cleanup Treasure Hunt It's a Secret Aircraft  Forester  Chemistry 
Leaf Rubbings  Your Living World Nature Crafts  Geologist  Energy 
Learn About Animals    Space  Naturalist  Pulp & Paper 
Making Change    Water & Soil Conservation  Scientist  Weather 
Our Colorful World    Weather  Engineer   
Reduce Reuse Recycle         

Program length: 1.5 hour *Tigers get 2 topics per session *Boy Scouts 2.0 hours

Cost: $9/Scout, $7/Scout for each consecutive session (One free chaperone for every five boys required)

Maximum: 30 / Min: 10 Scouts or $90 / Boy Scouts $120/$90 offsite rates apply

To make reservations for any of these activities call 314.289.4439 or toll-free 800.456.SLSC, or email education@slsc.org.

 

Registration for Girl Scout Days is now open! Come celebrate in science-style with two full days of programs and discounts just for scouts! All scouts in uniform will be able to take advantage of discounts for OMNIMAX films, tickets to the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and the Discovery Room. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from any council and/or district are welcome!  Call 314-289-4400 or 1-800-456-SLSC x4400 to register. 

  • $8 per workshop per Girl Scout, or $7 for SLSC members
  • Parking is $10 per vehicle at the main lot and free at the Planetarium lot.  Drivers who park in the main lot can pick up a $5 parking coupon at check-in.
  • Free chaperones must attend the workshops at a ratio of one for every five children, but do not need to register. Additional chaperones may be asked to leave the classroom if space is at a premium.
  • Activity patches are not available at the Science Center. All scouts will receive a souvenir participation patch.

Register early! There is a maximum of 25 scouts per workshop and they fill up fast! Registration will end on Friday before the event.  After this time, new registrations, additions, cancellations will not be allowed.  

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Start Time End Time Workshop Topic Scout Rank
10:00 a.m. 11:30 p.m. Detective Juniors
10:00 a.m.  11:30 a.m.  Bugs  Brownies 
10:00 a.m.  11:30 a.m.  Home Scientist Brownies 
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  Product Designer Juniors 
12:00 p.m.  1:30 p.m.  Animal Habitats Juniors 
12:00 p.m.  1:30 p.m.  Gardener Juniors 
2:00 p.m.  3:30 p.m.  Rose Petal Daisies
2:00 p.m.  3:30 p.m.  Public Speaking Cadettes
2:00 p.m.  3:30 p.m.  Senses Brownies

 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Start Time End Time Workshop Topic Scout Level
11:15 a.m. 12:45 p.m.  Home Scientist Brownies
11:30 a.m.  1:00 p.m.  Product Designer Juniors 
11:30 a.m.  1:00 p.m.  Entertainment Technology Juniors
1:00 p.m.  2:30 p.m.  Gardener Juniors 
1:30 p.m.  2:30 p.m.  Rose Petal Daisies
1:30 p.m.  3:00 p.m.  Detective Juniors 
3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Animal Habitats Juniors
3:00 p.m.  4:30 p.m.  Home Scientist Brownies
3:30 p.m.  5:00 p.m.  Bugs Brownies 

Registration for Boy Scout Days is now open! Come celebrate in science-style with two full days of programs and discounts just for scouts! All scouts in uniform will be able to take advantage of discounts for Omnimax films, tickets to the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and the Discovery Room. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from any council and/or district are welcome!  Call 314-289-4400 or 1-800-456-SLSC x4400 to register. 

  • $8 per workshop per Cub
  • $8 per workshop per Cub Scout, or $7 for SLSC members. $12 per workshop per for Boy Scout, or $11 for SLSC members. 
  • Parking is $10 per vehicle at the main lot and free at the Planetarium lot.  Drivers who park in the main lot can pick up a $5 parking coupon at check-in.
  • Free chaperones must attend the workshops at a ratio of one for every five children, but do not need to register. Additional chaperones may be asked to leave the classroom if space is at a premium.
  • Activity patches are not available at the Science Center. All scouts will receive a souvenir participation patch.

Register early! There is a maximum of 25 scouts per workshop and they fill up fast! Registration will end on Friday before the event.  After this time, new registrations, additions, cancellations will not be allowed.  


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Start Time End Time Workshop Topics Scout Rank
10:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m.  Electricity Bear
10:00 a.m.  11:30 a.m.  Forester Webelos 
10:00 a.m.  11:30 a.m.  Scientist Webelos
10:00 a.m.  12:00 a.m.  Chemistry Boy Scout
12:00 p.m.  1:00 p.m.  Space Bear
12:00 p.m.  2:00 p.m.  Pulp and Paper Boy Scout 
12:00 p.m.  1:30 p.m.  Weather Bear
1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Science Academic Cub Scout
2:00 p.m.  3:30 p.m.  Naturalist Webelos
2:00 p.m.  3:30 p.m.  Scientist Webelos
2:30 p.m.  4:00 p.m.  Geologist Webelos 
3:00 p.m.  4:30 p.m.  Engineer Webelos

 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Start Time End Time Workshop Topic Scout Level
11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.  Space Bear
11:30 a.m.  1:00 p.m.  Scientist Webelos
11:30 a.m.  1:00 p.m.  Geologist Webelos
11:30 a.m.  1:30 p.m.  Weather Boy Scout 
1:30 p.m.  2:30 p.m.  Aircraft Bear
1:30 p.m.  3:30 p.m.  Astronomy (class begins at Planetarium) Boy Scout
2:00 p.m.  3:00 p.m.  Weather Academics Cub Scout
2:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m.  Energy Boy Scout
3:00 p.m.  4:30 p.m.  Engineer Webelos 
3:30 p.m.  4:30 p.m.  Your Living World Wolf

BOY SCOUT NOVA DAY

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Saint Louis Science Center (James S. McDonnell Planetarium entrance in Forest Park - free parking at the Planetarium)

Be a part of the first Boy Scout NOVA Day in our Council, for young men ages 11-17, sponsored by the Saint Louis Science Center.

Click here to register. 

 

Who: For Boy Scouts, parents, and Scout leaders

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time: 9am to 3 pm

Where: James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park. The Scouts will start in the Planetarium for the grand session and end there as a pick up point at the end of the day. 

 

Cost: $20 per Scout thru April 25 (includes program and lunch) 

$25 after April 25 thru May 2 (final deadline)

$5 per adult for lunch thru May 2 (final deadline)

Lunch will be: 1 large slice of pizza (cheese or pepperoni), chips, fruit snack, & drink

Payment: Mastercard, VISA, and Discover. Registration online only. Boy Scout participants will be capped at 160. First come, first served.

 

NOVA Day questions, contact: Tom Kroenung, tkroenung@stlbsa.org, 314.256.3096.

 

Schedule: Designed to Crunch NOVA – Mathematics

9-9:30am - Gathering at Planetarium/registration

9:30-10:30 am - Grand session in Planetarium / requirements 1A & 3E

Small Group Sessions: 

10:30-11:30 am - Session 1

11:30 am-12:30 pm - Session 2

12:30-1 pm - Lunch

1-2 pm - Session 3

2-3 pm -  Session 4

The four interactive sessions will include:

1. Horsepower and Calculator use / requirements 3A and 4

2. Discussion-videos/Math professions / requirement 1A and 5

3. Amazing Science Demonstration-Boiling Hot/Cold / req. 1A

4. Free period to roam the Science Center / Scavenger hunt

 

All the requirements for the NOVA award will be covered except Requirement 2. Scouts should have one of the merit badges earned from the list and bring proof to the event. 

The award choice of merit badges are: American Business, Orienteering, Chess, Personal Management, Computers (Digital Technology), Radio, Drafting, Surveying, Entrepreneurship, or Weather.

At the end of the day, Scouts will receive a NOVA card confirming work done. 

Thanks for your interest in STEM and attending this cool event!