Booth Museum Scout Day
Full STEAM Ahead!
Experience the American West by exploring the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math behind Westward expansion from Stagecoaches to Steam Engines.
Join the Booth Western Art Museum for our first annual Scout Day. Bring your pack for a fun day full of interactive and team building activities that support BSA Nova Badge requirements.
Cub Scout NOVA Awards and requirments to be covered during the event.
1) Telegraph Craft (Tech Talk, Technology NOVA Badge): Scouts learn the definition of technology and create their own mini oscillator.
- Meets criteria for Section 3, Part A: Station will define the word Technology.
- Meets criteria for Section 3, Part B: Scouts will build their own oscillator and discover how it was used for Communication, Business, and Construction.
2) Windmill Craft (Swing!, Engineering NOVA Badge): Scouts learn about 5 different mechanical components of a windmill and then make their own miniature windmill.
- Meets criteria for Section 2, Option A: Scouts will identify the component pieces of a windmill and identify the purpose of 5 parts.
- Following component part identification, Scouts will put parts together to create their own windmill.
3) Mini Stagecoach Craft (Up and Away, Engineering NOVA Badge): Scouts design, build, and race their own miniature stagecoach.
- Meets criteria for Section 2, Option A: Scouts will design, construct, and race a miniature stagecoach in a manner similar to a Pinewood Derby vehicle race.
4) Civil War Secret Code (1-2-3 Go!, Math NOVA Badge): Scouts learn Morse Code and then create their own cipher to write a message. Scouts can tap out their message and codes on their own mini oscillator created at station 1.
- Meets criteria for Section 4, Part B: Scouts will learn Morse Code and use this knowledge to create their own cipher using Morse Code.
- Scouts will have the opportunity to practice their Morse Code and cipher using their telegraph made at Station 1.
5) Native American Artistry (Fearful Symmetry, Math NOVA Badge): Scouts will learn about the designs of Navajo rugs and Muscogee patchwork design and then make their own rug and patchwork using scrap paper.
- Meets criteria for Section 3, Option D: Scouts will look at pictures and examples of Navajo rugs and find similarities, patterns, etc. Scouts will then use colored paper to make their own Navajo rug.
- Meets criteria for Section 3, Option E: Scouts will look at pictures and examples of Muscogee (Seminole) patchwork and find similarities, patterns, etc. Scouts will then use colored paper to make their own Muscogee patchwork.