Lab time for Boy Scouts is time well spent! We offer a unique hands-on opportunity for boys to exercise their interest in science and learn values at the same time.
Cub Scouts can complete the Sky is the Limit Elective Adventures requirement:
- Use the Starlight app to explore the night sky.
- Locate two constellations and find out how it got its name.
- Create and name your own constellation.
- Learn about two different jobs related to astronomy.
- Learn about two astronauts that were Scouts when they were younger.
Wolf Scouts can complete the Air of the Wolf Elective Adventures requirement in three sessions:
- Conduct an investigation about the weight of air.
- Conduct an investigation about air temperature.
- Make a paper airplane.
- Make a balloon-powered boat.
- Bounce a basketball that doesn’t have enough air in it.
- Roll a tire or ball that doesn’t have enough air in it.
- Record and identify the sounds you hear outside.
- Create a musical wind instrument, and play it as part of a den band.
- Conduct an investigation on how speed can affect sound.
- Explain the rules for safely flying kites.
- Make a kite using household materials.
- Explain how air helps the vehicle move.
- With den or pack, have a kite derby.
- Create and fly three different types of paper airplanes.
- Make a paper airplane catapult.
- Make two different boats and sail them.
- Create a car that moves under its own power.
- Create an “exploding” craft stick reaction.
- Make two simple pulleys, and use them to move objects.
- Make a lever by creating a seesaw using a spool and a wooden paint stirrer.
- Watch three videos that are great examples of Rube Goldberg machines.
- Draw a 6+ step Rube Goldberg–type machine.
- Construct a real Rube Goldberg–type machine, using at least two simple machines.
Webelos can complete the third part of the Adventures in Science Elective Adventures requirement in two sessions:
- Create two circuits of three light bulbs and a battery, with one as a series circuit and the other as a parallel circuit.
- Explore safe chemical reactions with household materials.
- Build and launch a model rocket.
- Explore properties of motion on a playground.