Cub Scout Programs
"I was overly impressed with the entire program & facility. Our staff person was excellent. She kept the boys engaged and made the presentation fun & enjoyable." - Scout Leader
"Boys had a great time, am looking to come back to do another one." - Scout Leader
Come to the Oakes Museum of Natural History for a fun-filled learning experience and let our trained staff help your troop meet badge requirements! Our programs last 2 hours and supplies are provided. We do not provide any of the badges, belt loops or pins.
A minimum of 5 scouts is needed for a program.
Tiger scouts are invited pair a museum tour with a hike. Scouts will learn about African and North American animals on a guided museum tour, then head out on a short hike which will include a 1-Foot Hike (where a 1 foot area is explored to see what animals and plants are found).
Wolf scouts are invited to come as a pack for a guided tour of our African and North American animal collections.
Fur, Feathers, and Ferns - This Bear Adventure includes a guided tour of the Oakes Museum animal collections, a hike, and hands-on activities.
Scouts will use the museum's collections to complete the following badges.
Into the Wild
Into the Woods - this program involves a hike and is best when completed in the spring, summer or fall when trees and plants have leaves.
Our Cub Scout programs have been updated to meet the new requirements (August 2015). We will still offer the old badges through the 2015-2016 school year.
Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life USA, or any other scouting group are encouraged to contact us to ask how we can help you meet a badge requirement! We've offered a variety of programs for scout troops, including ones on insects, animals, geology, and museum discovery programs.