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No refunds or cancellations.

Cancellation Policy
In case of insufficient registration, Carnegie Science Center reserves the right to cancel any program one week before it begins. All registered participants will receive a full refund.

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Private Scouts BSA Workshops

Scouts BSA Workshops

Looking for Scouts BSA Workshops in Pittsburgh? Carnegie Science Center offers workshops every spring and fall for Scouts to work toward a variety of science-related badges. Led by teachers and certified merit badge counselors who really know science, the experience promises interactive and engaging lifelong learning!

Although these workshops fulfill Scouts BSA requirements, they are available to non-scouts of the appropriate age range.

Join a scheduled session on your own or with your Troop. You can also schedule a private session for any of the workshops we offer with a group of 10 or more. Register online or call 412.237.3400 to check availability, register over the phone, and ask for any more additional details. Advanced registration is required for all programming. Scroll down to see a list of badge workshops currently being offered.

Badge requirements that will be fulfilled are listed below. Additional badge requirements may need to be completed. A merit badge counselor will sign off on requirements completed during the workshop.

2022 Scouts BSA Merit Badge Workshops

$25* per session unless otherwise noted
*Price includes all program materials and admission to the museum.
All Merit Badge requirements met unless otherwise noted.
Any pre-requisites must be completed before the workshop.

Sat., Jan. 22

Space Exploration

9:30 am–12:30 pm

Join a team of explorers on a space mission as you learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion, space pioneers, and rockets as you earn your merit badge.


Sat., Feb. 19

Environmental Science

9:30 am–12:30 pm
Merit Badge pre-requisites: 3e, 4

Become an Earth crusader and learn about pollution and how humans have changed the environment over time. Create an impact statement that will find ways to avoid negative impacts and learn about exciting careers in environmental science!

Geology

1:30 pm–4:30 pm

Rock and roll in this merit badge workshop. Can you dig it? Learn about rocks and minerals, how to identify them, and how studying geology leads to understanding the past.


Sat., March 12

Archaeology

9:30 am–4:30 pm
Merit badge pre-requisites: 4a, 4b
Price: $62* (includes admission to POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION)

*Scouts must bring a bagged lunch

Become an archaeologist for a day as you explore ancient civilizations, find and study artifacts from the past, and learn how specimens change over time.


Sat., April 23

Electricity

9:30 am–12:30 pm
Merit Badge pre-requisites: 2, 8, 9

Discover the properties of electricity, make an electromagnet, and learn how to keep your home safe in this merit badge workshop.

Programming

1:30 pm–4:30 pm
Merit Badge pre-requisites: 1a

Learn how to code and practice your skills in this merit badge workshop. Create a digital pet with Python, explore BitsBox with JavaScript, and learn about the history of programming.


Sat., May 21

Soil and Water Conservation

9:30 am–12:30 pm
Merit Badge pre-requisites: 7

Explore the properties of water and soil and learn how to become a better steward of our natural resources.

Oceanography

1:30 pm–4:30 pm
Merit Badge pre-requisite: 8

Make some waves in this merit badge workshop and learn about our oceans, marine life, and the careers in Oceanography!

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Refund Policy
No refunds or cancellations.

Cancellation Policy
In case of insufficient registration, Carnegie Science Center reserves the right to cancel any program one week before it begins. All registered participants will receive a full refund.

Boy holding up a stencil
Private Scouts BSA Workshops