Finding specific activities for girl and boy scouts to earn badges and loops can be a challenge for parents and scout leaders. Building a robust learning experience takes time, resources, and more than a little expertise in knowing how to engage kids in activities. Add in the specific skills required, and, well, it’s time to look for some support.
The Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville, Arkansas is the place where parents and scout leaders find the talent and resources to support scouts in achieving scouting goals and objectives. With 50,000 square feet of interactive exhibits in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), a visit to the museum provides the whole family with fun, learning experiences. The Amazeum Education team creates experiences in STEAM for thousands of kids each year and is the largest source for high-quality learning workshops for scouts in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri.
Each activity in every workshop is designed to not only meet badge and loop objectives but also to engage children in purposeful play. Play is a common language for children and not only facilitates learning content, but supports collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and creativity – values scouting works to instill in kids.
The Amazeum offers specific scout workshops throughout the school year that align with the objectives required for scouts to earn badges and loops. Before school ends this year, there are four opportunities for scouts to learn, play, and connect.
Wolf Scouts looking for an adventure into the past of Arkansas will discover the geological forces and creatures that shaped and inhabited the state as they earn their Digging in the Past loop on Saturday, March 9. Tiger Scouts overcome challenging obstacles with courage, honor, and intelligence on their way to becoming Amazeum Knights and earning their Good Knights loop on Saturday, April 6. Workshops held from 9:30 to 11:30 am, and 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Junior Scouts, under the watchful eyes of Amazeum jewelry masters, discover ways to make unique, funky jewelry inspired by the world around them on Saturday, March 30, in Jewelry Workshop. Brainstorms are likely when Brownie Scouts bring their wild and crazy ideas for new inventions to the Amazeum on Saturday, April 13, during Invention Workshop. Workshops held from 9:30 to 11:30 am, and 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Find out about all the opportunities for scouts and their families by following the Amazeum on Facebook and Instagram, and check amazeum.org/programs for more information on scouting programs.