Scout Programs

For more than 20 years, the Iron Hill Museum & Science Center has offered Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Girl Scout programs throughout the year. 

Our grounds and the nearby New Castle County Iron Hill Park are ideal for explorative programs that are nature based. Lesson plans have been tailored to take advantage of the biodiversity, wildlife, and terrain of the Iron Hill Park. All programs include hands-on activities and time outside. Please be aware that all of our programs are currently being done via Zoom to keep everyone safe from Covid-19 as much as possible.

* If there are badges and/or specific individual requirements Troop leaders are looking to fulfill that are not listed here, please contact us for further assistance. We may be able to accommodate your request. 

Cub Scout Programs

Please contact our Director, Maureen Zieber, at 302-368-5703 or director@ironhillsciencecenter.org for more information or questions. Price is $7 per scout.

Tiger Cub

    • Backyard Jungle *Program does not include the building a birdhouse. However, we do provide “how to” plans.
    • Tigers in the Wild *Program does not include having a campfire or conducting skits/songs with scouts.

Wolf Cub

    • Paws on the Path
    • Finding Your Way *Program does not provide nutritious snack or help locate where the snack came from on a map with scouts. 

Bear Cub

    • Fur, Feathers, and Ferns *Program does not include the planting of a vegetable/herb garden with scouts. We do visit the garden spaces here at the Science Center.

Webelos

    • Webelos Walkabout
    • Into the Woods *Program does not plant a plant with scouts. We do discuss how to plant a plant and care for it.

Boy Scout Programs 

The Iron Hill Merit Badge Center has been our Merit Badge hub now for over a decade. Each class is taught by a certified counselor, and some of the classes have guest specialists that will also take part. Our new schedules come out every July/August. 

We do help individual scouts finish merit badges as well. Please call ahead of time for availability. The merit badges we cover for individual coursework aide are: 

  • American Heritage
  • Archaeology
  • Bird Study
  • Environmental Science
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Indian Lore
  • Insect Study
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study
  • Soil & Water
  • Sustainability

If you wish to sign up your whole troop for a Merit Badge on a different day than the schedule listing at Iron Hill Merit Badge Center, please contact the director at director@ironhillsciencecenter.org or 302-368-5703. Subjects and times are limited.

 

Girl Scout Programs

Iron Hill Museum & Science Center is pleased to offer programs to Girl Scouts for their nature related badges and patches. We have certified educators that are excited and prepared to present the programs and experimental requirements that are needed for each badge. 

Please contact our Director, Maureen Zieber, at 302-368-5703 or director@ironhillsciencecenter.org for more information or questions. Price is $7 per scout.

The programs we offer are as follows:

Daisies

    • Eco Learner
    • Outdoor Art Maker
    • Trail Adventure

Brownies

    • Bugs
    • Hiker
    • Home Scientist
    • Outdoor Adventurer
    • Senses
    • Trail Adventure

Juniors

    • Animal Habitats
    • Flowers
    • Playing the Past: School House Edition 
    • Playing the Past: Lenape Lifeways

Cadettes

    • Eco Trekker
    • Night Owl *Program does not include the meeting of people who work night hours, nor hosting an Extreme Nighttime Party.
    • Trees

At times, Iron Hill Museum & Science Center sometimes partners with the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. Please go to the GSA events page, and put in “Iron Hill” in the search bar to find all of the classes we teach onsite throughout the school year in that partnership. Classes are not listed in the summer until the autumn schedule is released. Currently, due to Covid-19, we have not had classes through the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. 

 

Hummingbird Moth pollinating Milkweed Plant. Image by Maureen Zieber.