Scout Programs

Scout News!

Take earning a badge up a notch with our scout worthy line up of workshops and overnight snoozes in the museum! Troops or Packs should RSVP to their desired workshop or snooze at least one week in advance via the registration link below. Fees include museum admission for the day. Workshop fees are $10/scout (includes museum admission for the day, materials, and badges when possible)

Our snoozes are a popular choice for scout bonding, private museum play and a variety of exciting themes! Bring your sleeping bag and set up camp in your favorite exhibit! Snoozes include dinner, breakfast, a workshop, DC fun patch and plenty of museum play. If our minimum of 20 scouts is not met, the snooze is subject to cancellation so team up with other troops and packs to reserve your snooze! Fees for all snoozes are $35/scout and $8/adult. Troop and Pack lead-ers are always free! Again, register at least a week in advance on our website.

Can’t fit a workshop in your busy schedule? No problem! At your convenience, complete our free Build-a-Badge program for both Cub and Girl Scouts. Just stop at the front desk anytime we’re open to request the materials to utilize our museum and story garden to finish all or parts of badges and loops! When you return the materials, pick up your completion card! Get a more in-depth and project based experience at your convenience with our Badge-in-a-Box pro-gram. Badge-in-a-Box includes a reserved classroom, all the badge supplies and museum admission. Call for badge and loop choices, pricing and reservations!

Contact Scout Coordinator Johanna Hripto at or 607.773.8661 ext. 205.

Scout Events & Snoozes

Cub Scout Programs

Saturday, April 21

Tigers: Tiger Tag Workshop  10:00am – 11:00am (Adventure Loop included)

Put on your sneakers and let the games begin. Try your hand at relays, team games, and more! Not only will there be plenty of playing, you’ll have a chance to create your own game while learning about being a good sport! $10/scout, fee includes admission.

Wolves: Digging in the Past Workshop  1:00pm – 2:30pm (Adventure Loop included)

Become a pint sized paleontologist! Dig and match bones and make fossils casts.  Enjoy a yummy treat that will teach you about fossil layers!  $10/scout, fee includes admission.

Bears: Make it Move Workshop 3:30pm – 5:00pm (Adventure Loop included)

Simple machines, exploding crafts, and Rube Goldberg come together to make this an action filled workshop. Tinker and construct your way through this fun adventure loop! $10/scout, fee includes admission.

Blast Off Snooze April 21st 6:30pm – April 22nd 8:30am

After dinner, explore the final frontier in our very own star lab. Discover constellations and make glow in the dark slime! Orbit around the museum all night long and land in your favorite exhibit for a snooze. Earn the “Enjoy” DC Fun Badge. $35/scout, fees include badge, dinner, breakfast, and workshop) Pack leaders are always free! $8/additional adult.

Girl Scout Programs

Saturday, March 17

Daisies: Clover Petal Workshop  10:00am – 11:00am (Badge Certificate included)

Hear a read-aloud of Clover’s story (in an Irish accent of course!) Make a collaborative magazine collage and learn to be resourceful with the luck-o-the Irish! $10/scout, fee includes admission.

Brownies: Fair Play Workshop  1:00pm – 2:30pm (Badge included)

Learn to play fair with your fellow girl scouts in a variety St. Patrick’s Day games. Hunt for a pot of gold and join in the lucky charm championships all while earning your fair play badge! $10/scout, fee includes admission.

Juniors: Playing the Past Workshop  3:30pm – 5:00pm (Badge included)

Dream up a character and rifle through our costume closet to transform into your character for the entire workshop. Learn from your new character and have fun walking in someone else’s shoes! $10/scout, fee includes admission.

Shenanigans Snooze March 17th 6:30pm – March 25th 8:30am (DC Fun Badge included)

Be prepared to get silly with games, dress up, and art! Start the night with a yummy dinner. Then transform yourself with one of our many costumes. Have fun playing some classic team games with a twist and make and take silly art! Earn the “Create” DC fun badge!  $35/scout (fees include badge, dinner, breakfast, and workshop). Troop leaders are always free!  $8/additional adult.

Saturday, May 19

Daisies: Sunny Petal Workshop  10:00am – 11:00am (Badge Certificate included)

Hear a read-aloud of Sunny’s story and be friendly and helpful to our animal friends right here in the museum! With your fellow daisies make a collaborative mural honoring our furry friends. Try out a dog biscuit recipe to share with the pups at the Humane Society! $10/scout, fee includes admission.

Brownies: Letterboxing Workshop  1:00pm – 2:30pm (Badge included)

Learn the history of Letterboxing and make a collaborative letterbox for the DC. You’ll make your own individual stamps to your letterboxing badge! $10/scout, fee includes admission.

Juniors: Gardener Workshop  3:30pm – 5:00pm (Badge included)

Literature and plants collide in our very own story garden. Get dirty helping to plant spring bulbs and take home a special planter craft. $10/scout, fee includes admission.

Pets Snooze May 19th 6:30pm – May 20th 8:30am (DC Fun Badge included)

Enjoy a yummy dinner and then get an up close look at the pets inside the DC. Make treats to take home to your furry friends. Learn how to be a great pet owner. Start out by caring for your own pet rock! Enjoy plenty of museum play and earn the base DC fun badge! $35/ scout, fees include badge, dinner, breakfast, and workshop) Troop leaders are always free! $8/additional adult.


At The Discovery Center, we understand the value that the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts can have to young people. We also understand that it can be difficult at times for parents to come up with ways for their child to earn their badges. The “Build-A-Badge” Program allows a Cub Scout or Girl Scout and his/her parent or guardian to actively complete pieces of badges. Our museum space offers a unique approach to checking off the tasks that the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts have set to earn badges.

Check out a “Build-A-Badge Checklist” at our front desk. The checklist will be your ticket to making sure you have finished the tasks required. Then, take a walk through our exhibits, and look for the packets that have the Boy Scout or Girl Scout Logo at the top. Each of these packets hold pages which will show how to complete the section of the badge offered. Complete these sections, and then check off the “Build-A-Badge Checklist” to show that you are finished. Don’t forget to take home anything you made!

Bring the checklist back to the front desk, show the receptionist that you have completed the “Build-A-Badge” program, and they will give you a “Build-A-Badge Completion Card”. Finish the badge steps you can complete at home, and then show this card to your Troop Leader or Scoutmaster to get your badge, and remember, as Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, we are on the Honor System!

Cost is free with museum admission.


Introducing The Discovery Center’s newest Cub Scout and Girl Scout affiliated program, “Badge-In-A-Box”! Both Cub Scout (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos) and Girl Scout (Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors) troops now have the ability to complete a badge right here at The Discovery Center. It’s very simple to sign up!

First: Call the Discovery Center at (607) 773-8661 x201 and reserve one of our offered badge programs. You must reserve to be sure space is available. You will have 15 minutes to set up, one hour to complete the badge and 15 minutes to clean up.

Second: Come in on your designated day and check in at our Front Desk. A DC staff member will bring you to your reserved room and will make sure the badge box is all ready to go! Both the badge materials and lesson plan will be included in the box.

Third: Complete the “Badge-In-A-Box” with your troop. There will be a Certificate of Completion in the box that you can take with you to your meetings and present for your badge! Once you have finished the project, make sure any re-usable materials are returned to the box and any used materials are thrown out or taken with you. We try to refresh the badge boxes rather than replacing everything; your diligence with this is very much appreciated.

Fourth: Bring your Certificate of Completion to your troop or Scoutmaster meeting.

Cost for Badge in a Box

(ten scout minimum) includes museum admission:

  • Scout Leader: Free
  • Additional Parents $1.00
  • 10 scouts $100.00
  • 11-15 Scouts $125.00
  • 16-20 Scouts $150.00
  • 21-25 Scouts $175.00
  • 26-30 Scouts $200.00
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