Scout Programs

Scout programsIn following KU's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, no in-person scout programs will be scheduled for the foreseeable future. If you would like to hold a virtual scout meeting with a museum staff member, please contact our Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, Eleanor Gardner. Note that these virtual interactions are extremely limited at this time. Your patience is appreciated.

Please explore our Museum From Home webpage for fun, hands-on science learning activities. Additionally, Eleanor has produced three videos for Girl Scouts: Bugs Badge, Animal Habitats Badge, and Night Owl Badge.

The museum now has programs for Cub, Boy, and Girl Scouts. We offer scouts fun, hands-on activities to develop skills and knowledge in a variety of science fields. We currently offer educational programs that meet requirements for a variety of badges and programs.

Scout programs are $5 per scout, with a minimum of two adult leaders/chaperones per group. A minimum of three scouts are required to reserve a program, and a maximum of fifteen are allowed in one program.  To schedule a scouting program, please submit a registration form.

For more information about future Scouting programs or to assess your troop’s unique needs, contact the museum’s outreach & engagement coordinator, Eleanor Gardner, via email or call (785)-864-2380.

Badge Programs for Girl Scouts


  • Outdoor Art Maker badge
  • Eco Learner badge


  • Bugs badge - video
  • Outdoor Art Creator badge
  • Eco Friend badge


  • Animal Habitats badge - video
  • Flowers badge
  • Geocacher badge
  • Outdoor Art Explorer badge


  • Night Owl badge - video
  • Trees badge
  • Outdoor Art Apprentice badge


  • Voice for Animals badge
  • Eco Explorer badge
  • Outdoor Art Expert badge


  • Eco Advocate badge
  • Outdoor Art Master badge

We can also help Girl Scouts complete aspects of the It’s Your Planet – Love it! journey and the Citizen Science journey at each applicable level.

Badge programs for Cub and Boy Scouts

Tiger Cubs:

  • Backyard Jungle adventure loop

Wolf Cubs:

  • Digging in the Past adventure loop

Bear Cubs:

  • Super Science adventure loop

Webelos Scouts:

  • Adventures in Science pin
  • Earth Rocks! pin

Boy Scouts:

  • Environmental Science badge
  • Geology badge
  • Insect Study badge
  • Mammal Study badge
  • Plant Science badge
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study badge