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Scouts BSA Merit Badge Programs

Boy Scouts

All Scouts BSA Merit Badge programs at the Cradle are lead by certified counselors. 2 troop leaders are required and admitted free for all programs. A minimum of ten scouts is required for all Boy Scout programs and a maximum of 25. Sorry, non-scout siblings are not allowed in Scout programs. 

For more information, please use the form below.

To make a reservation, please call (516) 572-4066, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Merit Badges

2 ½ hour program, $20 per Scout
Discover how planes fly in this program that fulfills the requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge. Scouts will build their own gliders, take a guided tour through the museum, learn to read cockpit instruments and perform a pre-flight inspection of an airplane. 

Space Exploration
3 ½ hour program, $35 per Scout
In this program that meets the Space Exploration Merit Badge requirements, Scouts will build and launch their own rockets (weather permitting), explore the museum's space gallery, and design a moon base. They will also see one of only three Lunar Modules on Earth. 

3 ½ hour program, $35 per Scout, Pre-requisites required: 1a, 1b, 6b, & 7 
In this program that satisfies the requirements for the Robotics Merit Badge, Scouts will determine the essentials needed to engineer a robot, learn about the robotics industry and its importance to our space program, design/build a robot, and explore different careers in the robotics field. Please note: Scouts will use LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits to construct the robots. These kits remain the property of the museum. 

Want to learn more about the Boy Scout programs? Please use the form below, or to make a reservation, call 516-572-4066 (M-F, 10-4).

Scouts BSA Contact Form