If you want to know about Boy Scouts programs read below. If you want to know about Cub Scouts programs, simply scroll down a bit further.
Boy Scout Merit Badge Programs
Boy Scout Leaders, get your merit badge requirements fulfilled here. We offer a great program for your Boy Scouts to earn their Aviation and Weather Merit Badges. Our programs include Museum Admission,
Fulfillment of Badge Requirements*, Museum Patch and Tour of the Museum’s Collection of Famous Aircraft and Historic Dioramas.
*Scouts should “Be Prepared”, which means they should read the Merit Badge Book and complete the Merit Badge worksheet PRIOR to arriving at the Museum. We like to emphasize that while we can help them to attain the goal, they must EARN the merit badge. The Weather Merit Badge has some requirements that must be fulfilled by the Scout on his own, apart from the Museum program.
$14: Aviation OR Weather Merit Badge Programs consist of the Guided Tour (1 hr), a Hands on Activity (30 mins) and the Flight Simulator Lab (1.5 hrs). During this time our Tour Guides will ensure the various requirements are covered and reinforced throughout your visit.
$21: Combine the Aviation and Weather Merit Badges together
We recommend you bring a sack lunch to eat during your break.
A typical program is listed below. Although we open at 9:30 am, we can often accommodate Scout groups up to 30 mins before opening time if you request it.
Program for EITHER the Aviation or Weather Merit Badge:
0930-1030 arrive, pre-flight brief, Merit Badge abbreviated lecture, guided tour, which will reinforce Merit badge requirements
1030-1100 Hands on Activity (you bring FPG9) or we provide Balsa Glider or paper airplane
1100-1130 Lunch break (We recommend bring sack lunch to eat at Museum, outdoor or indoor facilities available in case of inclement weather)
1130-1300 Flt Sim Lab which also reinforces Merit Badge requirements
PROGRAM IF YOU WANT TO COMPLETE BOTH THE AVIATION AND
WEATHER MERIT BADGES ON THE SAME DAY:
0930-1000 arrive, pre-flight brief, Merit Badge abbreviated lecture
1000-1100 guided tour, which will reinforce Aviation Merit badge and partially cover Weather Merit Badge
1100-1130 Hands-on Activity either Balsa Glider or paper airplane with additional
Aerodynamics lecture for Aviation Merit Badge
1130-1200 Lunch break (We recommend bring sack lunch to eat at Museum,
outdoor or indoor facilities available in case of inclement weather)
1200-1230 Finish lectures on Aviation and/or Weather Merit Badges
1230-1400 Flt Sim Lab
Minimum of 10 and Maximum of 30 Scouts
Scout Leaders in Uniform Admitted Free w/Badge Program
Cub Scouts can complete their Aircraft Elective here at the Southern Museum of Flight. The program costs $14 per scout and includes a guided tour, hands-on activity and the building of a plastic model aircraft which they can take home. Cub Scouts in 2nd grade or older may also try the Flight Sim Lab (additional $7), max capacity 30 Scouts
A sample schedule is listed below:
0930-1030 arrive, pre-flight brief, guided tour which will reinforce Aircraft elective
1030-1100 Hands-on Activity: Either Balsa Glider, paper airplane, or paper helicopter
Lunch break (We recommend bring sack lunch to eat at Museum, outdoor or indoor facilities available in case of inclement weather)
1130-1230 Build a plastic model aircraft which your Scout can take home.
Minimum of 10 and Maximum of 30 Scouts.
Scout Leaders in Uniform Admitted Free w/Badge or Elective Program
SCOUTS CAN FLY with our Soar High Programs:
A class in the Soar High Center is a great opportunity for Scouts (2nd grade or above) to experience the challenges of learning to fly on our Flight Simulators.
Our Soar High Center is a Flight Simulator Lab that can accommodate 15 flight crews (30 students). Add the class for an additional $7 per person and allow 1 hour and 30 mins to your visit. Our flight instructors are not only great “Virtual” pilots, several have also instructed both military and civilian flight students in real life. They will take your students through ground school: principles of flight, map reading, cockpit instrumentation and a preflight briefing on the route of flight and flight controls familiarization. Then your students will "take flight", navigate to an airport and land the aircraft.