SCOUT PROGRAMS


The Challenger Learning Center offers Scout Astronomy and Science Programs to interested scout groups of 10 or more participants. Most programs fulfill all requirements for the badge/belt loop listed and may be scheduled at your convenience.

Boy Scout programs are $20 per Scout. Cub Scout, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scout programs are $15 per scout. For an additional $50 travel fee (15 mile radius of CLC), the CLC Scout programs can come to your meeting place; Excluding the astronomy programs. 

Troop leaders are admitted free of charge. Parents and siblings do not pay for the program, however, must pay to see the planetarium or IMAX show, if applicable, but are offered the group rate of $4 for children and $4.75 for adults for planetarium and $5.75 for children and $7.75 for adults.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to each program start time. Both individual Scouts accompanied by a parent/guardian and troops with leaders are welcome to participate.  Discounted lunches are offered following the program. An all-beef hot-dog, bag of chips and small drink for $5.50.

Groups of 10 or more scouts interested in a specific badge program may contact our Group Sales Coordinator at (850) 645-7777 to schedule a date and time. Details on individual programs are below.

Cub Scouts

The Challenger Learning Center offers the several Cub Scout programs. Reservations can be made for groups of 10 scouts or more. Programs are 3 hours in length and can be completed on weekday afternoons, evenings or weekends.

Option 1: Challenger Learning Center location
$15/scout; 10 scout minimum

Option 2: Location of your choice – CLC staff comes to you
$15/scout; 10 scout minimum; $50 travel fee if location within 15 mile radius of the  Challenger Learning Center – additional charges may apply outside a 15 mile radius. *Travel cost not applicable to Tiger Adventure – Sky is the Limit as this program must be completed in our planetarium

 

Tiger Adventure – Sky is the Limit

Activities include:

Observe the night sky

  • Look through and focus telescopes or binoculars
  • Observe 2 constellations – name the stars and how the constellation got its name
  • Create and name your own constellation
  • Create a homemade constellation
  • Research 2 jobs in astronomy
  • Learn about 2 astronauts that were scouts
  • Visit a planetarium.
  • Share what you have learned with your den.

 

Wolf Adventure – Motor Away

Activities include:

  • Create and fly three types of paper airplanes.   Hypothesize, test and record your data.
  • Make a paper airplane catapult. Hypothesize, test and record your data.
  • Make two different boats and sail them
  • Create a car that moves under its own power.

 

Bear Adventure – Forensics

Activities include:

  • Discuss forensics and how it is used to solve crimes
  • Analyze your fingerprints
  • Learn about chromatography and how used to solve crimes.
  • Do an analysis of four different substances: salt, sugar, baking soda and cornstarch
  • Make a show imprint
  • Learn about two different jobs in forensic science.
  • Learn how animals are used to gather important evidence.
  • Share what you have learned with your den.
  • Visit a sheriff’s office or police station in your town. This requirement will not be completed.

 

Bear Adventure – Make it Move

Activities include:

  • Create an “exploding” craft stick reaction
  • Make two simple pulleys and use them to move objects
  • Make a lever form a spool and paint stirrer. Explore
  • Draw a Rube-Goldberg- type machine with at least 6 steps.
  • Construct a Rube-Goldberg machine to complete a task. Us at least two simiple machines and include four steps.

 

Bear Adventure – Robotics

Activities include:

  • Idnetify six tasks performed by robots
  • Learn about some instances where a robot could be used in place of a human. Research one of these robots.
  • Build a robot hand. Show how it is like and different from a human hand.
  • Build your own robot.
  • Visit a place that uses robots. This task completed only if done at the Challenger Learning Center.

 

Bear Adventure – Super Science

Activities include:

  • Make static electricity.
  • Conduct a balloon or other static electricity investigation.
  • Conduct one other static electricity investigation.
  • Do a sink or float investigation.
  • Do a color morphing investigation.
  • Do a color layering investigation.
  • Explain what you have learned to your den.
Boy Scouts

The Challenger Learning Center offers several Boy Scout programs. Reservations can be made for groups of 10 scouts or more. Programs are 4 hours in length and can be completed on weekday afternoons, evenings or weekends.

Option 1: Challenger Learning Center location
$20/scout; 10 scout minimum

Option 2: Location of your choice – CLC staff comes to you
$20/scout; 10 scout minimum; $50 travel fee if location within 15 mile radius of the  Challenger Learning Center – additional charges may apply outside a 15 mile radius. * Travel option not available for Astronomy badge as program must be conducted in our planetarium.

 

Astronomy Merit Badge

Activities include:

  • Planetarium Tour
  • Sky Motion
  • 10 Constellations
  • 8 Bright Stars
  • Big Dipper Position
  • The Milky Way
  • The Solar System
  • The 5 visible Planets
  • Types of Telescopes
  • Planet position over time
  • Lunar Cycle
  • Composition of the Sun
  • The Color of Stars

Robotics Merit Badge

Activities include:

  • Robot safety
  • Robotics industry
  • Design, build, program and test
  • Demonstrate robot
  • Robotics competition
  • Robot careers

 

Space Exploration Merit Badge

Activities include:

  • Build, launch, and recover a model rocket.
  • Discover the basic principles of rocket science
  • Learning about the history of the US Space Program
  • Learning about satellites and how they operate
Brownie Girl Scouts

The Challenger Learning Center offers the several Brownie or Junior Girl Scout badges. Reservations can be made for groups of 10 scouts or more. Programs are 3 hours in length and can be done afternoons and weekends.

Option 1: Challenger Learning Center location
$15/scout; 10 scout minimum

Option 2: Location of your choice – CLC staff comes to you
$15/scout; 10 scout minimum; $50 travel fee if location within 15 mile radius of the  Challenger Learning Center – additional charges may apply outside a 15 mile radius; Does not include the Space Science badge as it must be in our planetarium.

Inventor Badge

Activities include:

  • Learn about problem solving skills
  • Find new ways to solve a problem
  • Learn about famous inventors
  • Identify a problem and Invent your own product to solve it

 

Robotics Merit Badge (New CLC Program)

Activities include:

  • What is a robot?
  • Robot safety
  • Design, build, program and test
  • Demonstrate robot
  • Robot careers

Home Scientist Badge 

Activities include:

  • Make ice cream
  • Create static electricity
  • Dive into density
  • Make something bubble up
  • Play with science

Space Science Badge (New CLC Program)

Activities include:

  • NASA News
  • Mapping the Sky
  • Our Solar System
  • Telescopes
  • Satellites
  • Star Stories
Junior Girl Scouts

Space Science Badge 

Activities include:

  • NASA News
  • Mapping the Sky
  • Our Solar System
  • Telescopes
  • Satellites
  • Star Stories

Robotics Merit Badge

Activities include:

  • What is a robot?
  • Robot safety
  • Design, build, program and test
  • Demonstrate robot
  • Robot careers

Product Designer Badge

Activities include:

  • Observe what makes a great product
  • Be an innovation detective, figure out what’s working and what’s not
  • Innovate to find solutions
  • Design a product
  • Mess it up so you can try again

Entertainment Technology Badge

Activities include:

  • Make a thaumatrope
  • Learn about video game development
  • Make a rollar coaster
  • Make 3D glasses
  • Surf a sound wave