Boy Scouts

Pricing- All scout programs are $5 per boy except for the Geocaching badge and archaeology badges. Geocaching and archaeology is $10 per boy. Call (847) 459-2318 or email museum@bgparks.org to schedule your troop. Programs are scheduled on demand for entire troops.

TIGER SCOUTS

Stories in Shapes- Get creative! Scouts learn about all about art as they look at paintings. Then they get to experiment with mixing primary colors and create a shape collage.  Please note: This program is only offered in December.

Backyard Jungle- Scouts discover the wonders of nature in their own backyard as they go on a 1-foot hike, learn about bird, and make a birdhouse. Please note: this program is only offered September, October, April, May and June and is weather dependent.

Tiger Tales- Scouts have fun learning about history in this program. They hear a history story, make an art project and play a game.

WOLF SCOUTS

Maps- Scouts will investigate the world in this program. They will draw a local map, learn about regional land forms, locate destinations using longitude and latitude, and identify relevant information on a globe.

BEAR CUB SCOUTS

CSI 1899 Forensic Science- This program combines science and history as scouts work to solve a murder mystery that occurred in Long Grove over 100 years ago. Participants learn how to identify fingerprints and extract DNA from strawberries.

 Paws for Action/Beat of the Drum- Scouts work on the requirements for two badges at once as they learn about early Buffalo Grove settlers and the Native Americans who lived in the area before them. They will also make a craft to take home.

Marbles– This exciting program lets boys play a game that their grandfathers enjoyed too. They will learn how to shoot marbles, and spend time playing the game and practicing their skills. Each boy will leave with a bag of marbles.

WEBELO SCOUTS

*NEW* Into the Woods– Scouts will learn about how to care for trees and plants in Illinois. Scouts will learn to identify different trees and discover why they are useful to people and animals. Please note: this program is only offered September, October, April, May and June and is weather dependent.

BOY SCOUTS

Archaeology- Learn about what archaeology is, what and where sites are locates, local archaeology and artifacts, and how people lived thousands of years ago. Scouts will also learn about flintnapping, and make a reproduction arrowhead to take home. Please note: This program is only offered in the months of September, October, April, May and June.

Nature-  Scouts learn to identify local birds, mammals, insects, plants, and rocks. They will also learn about the importance of plants and animals and how their interaction is crucial to survival. Please note: this program is only offered September, October, April, May and June and is weather dependent.

Indian Lore- Scouts will learn about the local Native Americans who lived in this area for thousands of years. They will also discover Native American customs and ways of life before the coming of European settlers, and will make three small crafts.

Forestry– Scouts will learn about trees: tree identification, forest management, native trees, and invasive species. They will also make a field notebook to take home. Please note: this program is only offered September, October, April, May and June and is weather dependent.

Geocaching- Take your troop on a treasure hunt! Scouts will discover the world of geocaching, how to work a GPS device, how to locate a geocache, and to construct and hide a geocache. Then, they will try out their new hunting skills on the museum’s grounds. Program cost: $10 per boy with a limited edition Museum geocoin included. Please note: this program is only offered September, October, April, May and June and is weather dependent.


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