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What could be more fun than earning a badge at The Discovery Center? Troops should RSVP to their desired badge workshops at least one week in advance. Fees include museum admission for the day. Team up with other troops or packs to ensure minimum numbers are met. Consider spending the day at The DC with your troop and doing Build a Badge or a Badge in a Box on your own; or spend a night at the Museum! Sign up for a Discovery Center Scout Snooze for an evening of fun workshops and private museum playtime, then set up your sleeping bag in your favorite exhibit for the best kind of sleepover there is! Snoozes include dinner, a workshop and plenty of museum play. Fee for all snoozes is $35/scout and $8/adult. Troop leaders are always free! Snoozes that do not meet the minimum requirement of 20 registrations are subject to cancellation.

Contact Scout Programming Coordinator, Jamie South at or (607) 773-8661 x 203 for registration or more information on all of our scout programs. You can also register online below.

Scout Events & Snoozes

March 25, 2017 - Girl Scouts

Around the World Mural Daisies 1-2pm
Daisies can earn the Vi petal as we create a mural together and learn how to be a Sister to every Girl Scout, $8/scout.

Painting Brownies 3-4pm
Girls will complete all 5 painting projects to earn the Brownie painting badge, $8/scout.

Drawing Juniors 4-5pm
Girls will explore a variety of mediums and materials. Learn new drawing techniques, get some perspective, and use your imagination in this guided badge workshop, $8/scout.

Girl Scout Ice Cream Sunday Snooze 6pm - 8:30am
Come Celebrate the 105th Anniversary of Girl Scouts with an ice cream sundae sleepover! Make a great frosty treat, and spend some time in our museum, learning all about the Girl Scouts and how it all began! $35/scout.

April 22, 2017 - Cub Scouts

Adventures in Coins Wolf 2-3pm
Cubs will learn to identify different parts of a coin, play money games, and do a coin rubbing. We will practice adding, subtracting, creating a balanced scale, and will be doing a coin weight investigation! $8/scout

Finding your Way Adventure Wolf 4-5pm 
Learn useful map and compass skills to find locations on a map, then go on a scavenger hunt using a compass to find the prize! After that join us for a Wolf hiking adventure! $8/scout.

Wolf Snooze 6pm- 8:30am
Wolfs Paws on the Path-Spend the evening learning how to prepare for a hike! Pack all the essentials, and make sure to get a good night’s rest, because you will be waking up early in the morning to take a trek with your fellow scouts! $35/scout. (next Cub Scout Snooze 6/03/17)

May 6, 2017 - Girl Scouts

Be Helpful! Daisies 10-11am
Assist in making honey cake and mint tea. Discuss children’s work and play in the early 19th century, and then compare it to how we play today! Learn about kitchen gardens, heirloom plants, and honey bees. Attend a “garden party” and take on the role of a friendly hostess. Daisies will earn the Yellow Petal for being friendly and helpful! $8/scout.

Be a Good Sister! Brownies 12-1pm
Reflect on ways in which girls from the past and Girl Scouts today are similar and different in the way they play, celebrate, and support each other and those around them. Make a book to collect games, songs, and stories. Then, make a game piece to continue the fun on the run! $8/scout.

Be a Gardener! Juniors 2-3pm
Learn about heirloom plants that are growing in our Story Garden. Investigate the different types of plants and their stages of growth. Plan your dream garden based on what you learn. Take away your own garden experiment to be well on your way to earning your Gardener Badge! $8/scout.

Around the World Snooze 6pm-8:30am
We will take a close look at different animals from each continent and the issues affecting wildlife in the area. We will also learn what the Zoo is doing to help and even some things YOU can do to help these animals! So pack your bags for a one-way tour around the world! $35/scout.


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 $8 for per Parent/Leader and $8 per Scout, includes 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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