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The Mariners’ Museum offers a number of innovative, educational and fun opportunities for scouts to earn their badges. Programs are designed to meet the badge requirements listed below  or the education department can customize a program to meet specific troop needs.

Cost is $12 per scout per session.

To schedule a program or for more information on how we can assist your scouts please contact:

Education Department
(757) 591-7745
education@MarinersMuseum.org

 

The Mariners’ Museum and Park offer a number of innovative, educational and fun programs designed to assist scouts in completing many of the requirements for individual badges. Programs are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and depending on the program and badge related activities, sessions last between 11/2 to 3 hours.

The cost is $12.00 per scout with a minimum of 10 scouts required. Fewer scouts may attend, but a minimum fee of $120 will be charge. We require one adult for every five scouts. Required adults receive free admission with additional adults paying $9.00 per person. Non-scout participants (i.e. siblings, etc.) wishing to participate may join for the scout price of $12.00.

Price includes:

  • Museum admission
  • Badge program
  • Craft materials

Depending on the badge and program, there may be additional requirements for action or continued learning following program participation.

While here, scouts can also earn their “Explore The Mariners’ Museum” badge for no additional fee.

Please contact the Education Department at (757) 591-7745 to book your program or for more information.

Girl Scout Badges

Daisies

Travel along with Zinni, Gloria, Vi, Tula and Mari as they make their way home and discover what wonderful things await them.

Brownies

  • Home Scientist

    Early man used primitive boats to explore beyond the shore. Since then, rafts have become boats, and boats have become ships with more elaborate construction designs and materials. Scouts will learn about how and why boats float, conduct density experiments and will have an opportunity to design their own boat from various supplied materials.

  • Hiker (seasonal from April to November; weather permitting)

    The Mariners’ Museum Park is 550 acres of a variety of different plant species. Scouts will have the opportunity to learn how to identify several of these species as we take a guided hike on our Meadow Path down to the James River.

Juniors

  • Musician

    Music is a language and an art that is created all over the world. Scouts will be introduced to musical selections from around the world and various time periods. Scouts will then be given an opportunity to create several music instruments and make and share their own music.

  • Playing the Past

    Program: Ever wondered what it would be like if you lived in a different time. Scouts will have the opportunity to “live the life” as they learn about the life of a young girl or woman from long ago.

Cadette

  • Special Agent

    Historians and museum employees use a variety of skills and techniques to study history and attempt to solve mysteries of the past. In this program scouts will test their special agent skills as they examine historical documents, analyze fingerprints and hand-writing, and conduct an experiment to test the authenticity of a work of art.

Senior

  • Textile Designer

    In many cultures, people use fabric, plants, bark, and beads, and other materials available locally to create designs on cloth. These textile artists apply a variety of techniques in creating their designs. Such works of art often express perspectives on culture and history including their daily activities, ceremonies and values, and struggles for survival of their people.

The Mariners’ Museum and Park offers a number of innovative, educational, and fun programs designed to assist scouts in completing many of the requirements for individual badges. Programs are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and depending on the program and badge related activities, sessions can last between 1 1/2 to 3 hours.

The cost is $12.00 per scout with a minimum of 10 scouts required. Fewer scouts may attend, but a minimum fee of $120 will be charged. We require one adult for every five scouts. Required adults receive free admission with additional adults paying $9.00 per person. Non-scout participants (i.e. siblings, etc.) wishing to participate may join for the scout price of $12.00.

Price includes:

  • Museum admission
  • Scout badge program
  • Activity/craft materials

Depending on the badge and program, there may be additional requirements for action or continued learning following program participation.

Please contact the Education Department at (757) 591-7745 to book your program or for more information.

Boy Scout Badges

Choose either:

Chesapeake Bay: An Estuary in Crisis

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. Its watershed encompasses 64,000 square miles, is home to 17,000,000 people, and includes all or portions of six states. The Bay is also home to approximately 3,600 plants and animals and serves as an economic and recreation resource for humans. But the Bay is suffering. During this program, students will examine the resources of the Chesapeake Bay, from the years before early European settlement to today. By exploring the changes in the Bay over time, students will discover the factors that have contributed to its decline. The program concludes with a discussion of the changes students can make in their daily lives to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, or any other watershed in which they may live.

OR

Chesapeake Bay Water Testing

Seasonal: April through November
Weather permitting

This program focuses on the Chesapeake Bay and the problems surrounding it. Students will use hands-on learning to develop a first-hand account of the water quality problems the Bay faces. Using a Spark Unit and a turbidity tube students are able to take data based on a water sample collected from both Lake Maury and the James River. Students will also compare their data to the ideal levels for each of the tests performed.

Hurricanes: Predicting Disaster

Hurricanes are one of the most powerful forces on Earth. During this program, students learn about the characteristics of hurricanes, what causes strengthening or weakening, other natural forces affecting hurricane behavior, and the impact these storms have at sea and on the land. At the conclusion of the program, students will build a model of a hurricane-proof house that can sustain 75 mile-per-hour winds. 

Noland Trail

Seasonal: April through November
Weather permitting

The Mariners’ Museum Park is 550 acres of a variety of different plant species. Scouts will have the opportunity to learn how to identify several of these species as we take a guided hike on our Meadow Path down to the James River. 

Messages on the Waves: Tides and Currents

Ocean currents and tides affect our weather, travel at sea, and the movements of marine life. They can also have an effect on our ability to communicate. Explore the motion of the ocean as we examine the currents and tides, the factors that influence them, and how people have put them to use for commerce and communication.

Riding in a Log Canoe

Before the English reached the shores of Virginia, our area was inhabited by a thriving culture of Native Americans. With the interpretation of reproduction artifacts and animal skins, your class can explore the world of the Powhatans. Students will examine their methods of travel, trade, hunting, and fishing, as well as learn about the daily lives of men, women, and children in Powhatan society, including Pocahontas.

Clash of Armor: USS Monitor the CSS Virginia

The development of ironclad ships during the American Civil War was a technological advance that would forever change the face of naval warfare. Using artifacts from the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, Museum teachers will introduce students to the development of ironclad ships and history’s first ironclad-to-ironclad combat. Students will also be introduced to the USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and discover how the wreck site is being excavated and artifacts are being recovered and conserved here at The Mariners’ Museum and Park.

Introduction to Underwater Robotics

Seasonal: April 1 – November 15

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive an underwater robot? Since the 1950’s ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) have been used for a wide range of military, scientific, and salvage missions. From documenting deep-sea animals to servicing underwater oil structures, ROVs serve as an integral tool in the growing field of Marine Technology. During this program students will become employees of a marine tech company and work in teams to build and test drive an ROV. Their vehicles and engineering skills will then be put to the test in a real-world simulation as students work to cap an underwater oil well that has begun to leak.

Important Note: Our testing facility is outdoors, therefore, this program is offered April 1st through November 15th.

Spend a night at the Museum. Pack your pajamas and your sleeping bag and head over to The Mariners’ Museum for a night of activities and learning. Special discounts available for scout groups of 5 or more students.

To learn about upcoming overnight programs, click here.

Want to book a private overnight program for your group? Contact us at education@MarinersMuseum.org or call (757) 591-7745.


To register or for questions, please contact:

Education
(757) 591-7745
education@MarinersMuseum.org