Scouts

Brownies

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 11/2 to 3 hours. Depending on the badge and program, there may be additional requirements for action or continued learning following program participation.

Cost is $4.50 per scout per session.

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

Interpretation Department
(757) 591-7744
scouts@MarinersMuseum.org

 

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 11/2 to 3 hours.

The cost is $4.50 per scout with a minimum of 12 scouts required. Fewer scouts may attend, but a minimum fee of $54 will be charge; We require one adult for every five scouts. Required adults receive free admission with additional adults paying $4.50 per person. Non-scout participants (i.e. siblings, etc.) wishing to participate may join for the scout price of $4.50.

Price includes:

  • Museum admission
  • Badge program

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” patch for no additional fee.

Please contact the Interpretation Department at (757) 591-7744 or scouts@MarinersMuseum.org to book your program or for more information.

Girl Scout Badges

Brownies

  • Bugs

    Seasonal: April 1 – October 15
    Weather permitting

    Lake Maury is home to many fascinating animals, from Snapping Turtles to Great Blue Herons to Minnows, but the lesser known creatures who are the backbone of the lake ecosystem, are the mighty macroinvertebrates. Scouts will learn about the health of the lake habitat critters by collecting, sorting, and identifying freshwater macroinvertebrates from a leaf pack set out in Lake Maury.

  • Hiker

    Seasonal: 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.

  • 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.

    Juniors

    • Playing the Past

      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.

    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 11/2 to 3 hours.

    The cost is $4.50 per scout with a minimum of 12 scouts required. Fewer scouts may attend, but a minimum fee of $54 will be charge; We require one adult for every five scouts. Required adults receive free admission with additional adults paying $4.50 per person. Non-scout participants (i.e. siblings, etc.) wishing to participate may join for the scout price of $4.50.

    Price includes:

    • Museum admission
    • Scout badge program

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

    Please contact the Interpretation Department at (757) 591-7744 or scouts@MarinersMuseum.org to book your program or for more information.

    Boy Scout Badges

    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. Over 320 species of those plants and animals live right along a 167 acre lake located in the middle of the Mariners’ Museum and Park. But the Bay is suffering. Scouts will examine the changes of the Bay over time and use hands-on learning to develop a first-hand account of the water quality problems facing the Bay and its waterways.

    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. 

    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, Scouts will be introduced to the development of ironclad ships and history’s first ironclad-to-ironclad combat. Scouts 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.


    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 11/2 to 3 hours.

    The cost is $4.50 per scout with a minimum of 12 scouts required. Fewer scouts may attend, but a minimum fee of $54 will be charge; We require one adult for every five scouts. Required adults receive free admission with additional adults paying $4.50 per person. Non-scout participants (i.e. siblings, etc.) wishing to participate may join for the scout price of $4.50.

    Price includes:

    • Museum admission
    • Scout badge program

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

    Please contact the Interpretation Department at (757) 591-7744 or scouts@MarinersMuseum.org to book your program or for more information.

    Cub Scout Badges

    Tiger

    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.

    In our “Tiger Tales” program, we will learn about our shared maritime history through tall tales and folk songs passed down through generations. Stories of monsters and mermaids reflect the dangers sailors long ago faced while on their long arduous journeys. The difficult and dangerous work also inspired sea shanties meant to help promote camaraderie and ease tedium. As we learn about these unique songs and stories, we’ll create our own tall tales in the spirit of our ancestors.

    Wolf

    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.

    Bear

    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.

    Webelos

    Weather permitting

    Trees and plants are complex organisms which 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 the importance of them in our own environment.



    To register or for questions, please contact:

    Interpretation Department
    (757) 591-7744
    scouts@MarinersMuseum.org