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Girl Scout Badges

The Mariners’ Museum and Park offers several 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-serve basis, and sessions can last about two hours.

Eco Learner and/or Trail Adventures badges
Seasonal: April to November
Weather permitting

Get ready to take a short walk on the Noland Trail! On our adventure, we will be looking out for animals in their natural habitats, as well as learning to identify different types of plants and trees along the way.

Hiker badge
Seasonal: April to November
Weather permitting

The Mariners’ Museum Park is home to 550 acres of a variety of 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.

Playing the Past badge
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.

Special Agent badge

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 In this program, scouts will test their special agent skills as they examine historical documents, analyze fingerprints and hand-writing, and conduct an experiment to test the authenticity of a work of art

Textile Designer

Ever created an art quilt? Using the Museum’s textile collection for inspiration and a rainbow of fabrics, textiles, beads, and other embellishments, we will help inspire you to express yourself in a favorite quote, word, fabrics, beads, buttons, & other embellishments. You’ll leave the experience with a special piece to treasure.

Two girls scouts work on a craft.

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

Explore The Mariners’ Museum patch (pdf)

Cub Scout Badges

The Mariners’ Museum and Park offers several 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-serve basis, and sessions can last about two hours.

Badge: Tigers in the Wild
Seasonal: April to November (weather permitting)

Be prepared with your Cub Scout Six Essentials when we go on our “Tigers in the Wild” hike on the Noland Trail! On our adventure, we will be looking out for animals in their natural habitats, as well as learning to spot different types of trees. Bring your Tiger handbooks and be ready to explore our beautiful park.

Badge: Paws on the Path
Seasonal: April to November (weather permitting)

Be prepared with your Cub Scout Six Essentials as we put on our “paws” on the Noland Trail! On our hike, we will identify flora and fauna we are familiar with, and record and learn about things that we have never seen before. We will be learning how to keep ourselves safe while exploring, and how to prevent damage to nature through the Leave No Trace Principles.

Badge: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
Seasonal: April to November (weather permitting)

As we hike along the Noland Trail, we will keep our eyes peeled for any signs that animals have been walking the same path we are. Observing animals from a distance can tell us a lot about how they behave, and observing plants very closely with magnifying glasses can show us more about how they function. We will discuss how changes in our local environment can affect our wildlife on a larger scale.

Badge: Into the Woods
Seasonal: April to November (weather permitting)

Trees and plants are complex organisms that shape the environment they live in to sustain their ecosystems. On our “Into the Woods” adventure, we will learn to identify the different parts of a tree, as well as how both wildlife and humans use them. At the end of our journey, Webelos should be able to identify at least six different trees as well as six different common plants and understand their importance in our own environment.

Two boy scouts try hands-on activity in gallery.

Boy Scout Badges

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-serve basis, and sessions can last about two hours.

Batten Down the Hatches: Preparing For A Hurricane

Do you know what to do in case of an emergency? Scouts will learn how to track the weather and how to be prepared and stay safe during these natural disasters. You will be put to the “test” to see if you have what it takes to endure Poseidon’s wrath!

Field Botany Option
Seasonal: April through November (weather permitting)
The Mariners’ Museum Park is home to 550 acres of a variety of 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.

The development of ironclad ships during the American Civil War was a technological advancement that would forever change the face of naval warfare. Scouts will learn about the development of ironclad ships and history’s first ironclad-to-ironclad combat. In addition, hear about 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.

Pricing

  • The cost is $4.50 per scout, with a minimum of five scouts suggested.
  • We suggest one adult for every five scouts.
    Suggested adults receive free admission with additional adults asked to pay for general museum admission.
  • Non-scout participants (i.e. siblings, etc.) wishing to participate may join for the price of $4.50.

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

Contact Us

MaryAnn Steinmiller
Group Experience Coordinator
grouptours@MarinersMuseum.org
(757) 591-7731

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