Scouts with Boats

Bear Cub Scouts & Webelos

The California Science Center offers programs to support Bear Cub Scouts and Webelos. In each 2.5 hour program, scouts will complete requirements related to either a Bear Elective Adventure or a Webelos Elective Adventure. Please see below for information on activities.*

Cost: $25 per Scout per session

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Bear Cub Scout & Webelos Days will resume after the summer. See below for information on two sample programs that were offered last year, and check back in August for new dates and science topics.

For summer programming, check out our Hands-On Science Camp!

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Sample Program #1

  • Make it Move

    Bear Cub Scouts

    Morning Session: 9:00 - 11:30am only

    Make it Move

    Activities may include:*

    • 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 wooden paint stirrer.
  • Engineer

    Webelos

    Morning Session 9:00 - 11:30am or
    Afternoon Session: 12:30 - 3:00pm

    Engineer

    Activities may include*:

    • Discover and record three things that describe what an engineer does.
    • Examine a set of blueprints. Using these as a model, construct your own set of blueprints or plans to design a project.
    • Construct your project, using the blueprints or plans from your own design.
    • Explore other fields of engineering and how they have helped form our past, present, and future.
    • Pick and do two projects using the engineering skills you have learned.

Sample Program # 2

  • Forensics

    Bear Cub Scouts

    Morning Session: 9:00 - 11:30am only

    Forensics

    Activities may include:*

    • Talk with your den about forensics and how it is used to help solve crimes.
    • Analyze your fingerprints.
    • Learn about chromatography and how it is used in solving crimes. Do an investigation using different types of black, felt-tip markers.
    • Do an analysis of four different substances: salt, sugar, baking soda, and cornstarch.
    • Make a shoe imprint.
  • Webelos Into the Wild

    Webelos

    Morning Session 9:00 - 11:30am or
    Afternoon Session: 12:30 - 3:00pm

    Into the Wild

    Activities may include*:

    • Set up an aquarium or terrarium.
    • Watch for birds in your town. Identify the birds you see, and write down where and when you saw them.
    • Give examples of at least two of the following: a producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem; one way humans have changed the balance of nature; or how you can help protect the balance of nature.
    • Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area. Talk about the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting life cycles of wildlife and humans.

*Specific activities are subject to change

Questions? Call (213) 744-7444 for more information, or email EducationPrograms@cscmail.org.