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Scouts Programs

Earn Badges, Petals, Loops & Patches

The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac is proud to offer programming for scouts. Programs are taught by Museum educators and are designed to fulfill the requirements of badge programs.  Blue Cards and Badges should be purchased by Troop Leaders.


  • A minimum of 5 scouts per Boy Scout session is required; a minimum of 10 scouts per all other sessions is required
  • No more than 25 scouts will be admitted into one session
  • One adult is required for every 10 scouts at a reduced rate of $5


2-Hour Program – $10 per child; $5 per chaperone

4-Hour Program – $35 per child; $5 per chaperone

  • A $25 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration
  • Program must be paid in full at the end of the program
  • Reservations are non-transferable
  • Museum admission is included in the price of the badge program
  • Siblings and non-chaperone adults may not attend the program but are welcome to wait in the lobby or purchase general admission to explore the Museum

For more information or to register for a session, call (920) 929-0707, or email

Cub Scouts

Sessions are 2 hours


Space, stars, planets and galaxies.  Learn about telescopes and how they are used to view and study objects in space, then enjoy modeling the solar system and star life cycles.


Gain a better perspective of Earth and explore locations both local and global while working with -  and making – maps and globes.


Discover what influences the ever-changing weather.  Learn how scientists find patterns in the seasons and how various instruments help predict weather.



Sessions are 2 hours


Science is the study of, and explanation for, what happens in the world around us.  Journey through various scientific disciplines while engaging in hands-on experiments and demonstrations.


The Earth provides many resources for humans to make use of.  Learn about the geological history of Earth and how its natural resources, including rocks and minerals, are used in our everyday lives.


Many people think that nature is someplace away from where humans live, but it’s all around us!  Learn about water, land, and sky and explore the interactions of diverse types of life.


Boy Scouts

Sessions are 4 hours, scheduled from 10am-2pm with a 30-minute break for lunch

Gardening – Spring, April 26, 2014

Spring time is planting time for gardens.  Learn about the history of farming, domesticated plants, and the benefits of a composting.  Scouts will prepare a garden plot for growing and create a compost bin.

Architecture – Summer, June 28, 2014

Learn about the history of Fond du Lac through the study of its historic buildings.  Explore conservation, learn drafting skills, and meet an architect who will provide insight into the profession and aid you in completing the badge requirements.

Nature – Fall, September 27, 2014

All things are part of nature but we often overlook just how much nature is around us.  Explore the relationships between plants, mammals, birds, insects, fish, and their role in the food chain.  Learn how to observe wild creatures safely in their natural habitat.

Astronomy – Winter, January 18, 2015

The universe is a big place, but it doesn’t take much to begin learning about what’s out there.  Enjoy a day at the Museum learning about telescopes and our solar system, and help plan a star party – all  while earning your Astronomy Merit Badge.  Come prepared to be outdoors.


Girl Scouts: Daisy

Sessions are 2 hours

Money Counts – Financial Literacy

Understanding money is an important skill.  Gain a better perspective on the importance of money by exploring the history of money (it doesn’t grow on trees!) and looking at different coinage and paper currency from around the world.

Money Counts – Making Choices

Learning the difference between wants and needs is an essential task for people.  Explore the importance of choice while creating a goal and preparing to save money for something you want.

Tula – Courageous and Strong

Women are capable of great things.  Be inspired about your future through learning about famous women and traits that led them to extraordinary accomplishments.


Girl Scouts: Brownie

Sessions are 2 hours

Investigation – Senses

How does a person gain information about the world around them?  Through their senses!  Explore sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch as we learn how each work individually and collectively, and how they can be confused.

Science & Technology – Home Scientist

Science is a way of understanding the world around us, and nothing is more familiar than our own homes.  Participate in some basic science experiments using objects commonly found around the home.

Artist – Painting

Enjoy painting while learning a variety of artistic techniques. Find inspiration through examination of famous works of art.


Girl Scouts: Junior

Sessions are 2 hours

Do It Yourself – Gardener

Come visit Shoots and Laughter, the garden at CMFDL.  Learn about how plants grow from seeds to sprouts, how to choose between different types of plants, and the benefits of garden design.

Craft – Jewelry

It’s time to be creative.  Experience jewelry in a new way by learning how a variety of tools and techniques are used in its production.  Then test your skills while making something sparkly.

Naturalist – Flowers

Flowers are some of nature’s most beautiful helpers.  Explore flowers in depth and learn some secrets behind the amazing parts of plants.