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Cub Scout Programming 2013-2014

The Durham Museum is proud to offer a variety of fun, educational programs for both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.





Making My Family Special

Join other scouts from around the council as we explore what makes your family special. Scouts will play historical games, try their hand at some daily chores, tour the museum’s permanent exhibits, and take part in classroom discussions.

This program meets the requirements for Achievement #1 and Elective # 14.

Dates: Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 11, Apr. 1 & May 6



American Indian Lore

By utilizing the museum’s Native American exhibit and artifacts, scouts will learn about the daily lives of one of the local tribes. Hands-on artifacts, storytelling, and a themed craft will make this a workshop your pack will not forget. This program meets the requirements for Elective # 10.

Dates: Nov. 12, Feb. 11 & Apr. 8  

It’s a Secret

Scouts will have a blast learning what it takes to be a good spy. Invisible ink, secret codes and more will make this a class they won’t want to miss. This program meets the requirements for Elective # 1.

Dates: Oct. 15, Jan. 14, Mar. 18 & May 13   



American Indian Life

Spend time learning about one of the Native American tribes that once called this area home. Scouts will learn about the construction of an Earth Lodge and Tipi, play Native American games, and more. This program meets the requirements for Elective #24.

Dates: Nov. 19 & Mar. 25

Tall Tales

The art of storytelling has been around for centuries. By using the permanent galleries, scouts will take a story-based tour of historic Omaha and surrounding communities.

This program meets the requirements for Achievement #4.

Dates: Oct. 22 & Feb. 18  

The Past is Exciting and Important

Something that happened 100 years ago can seem as exciting and interesting as something that happened yesterday. By utilizing the museum’s archives, exhibits and artifacts scouts will be able to learn about how people and events not only shape our past but our future as well. This program meets a majority of the requirements for Achievement #8.

Dates: Jan. 21 & Apr. 15   



Get a jump start on your Communicator Badge with this exciting class. Scouts will create a secret code, make invisible ink, experiment using nonverbal communication and much more. This class covers requirements 1, 4, 5, 13 & 16.

Date: Nov. 26 & Jan. 28


Special Holiday Workshop

During Christmas at Union Station, The Durham will offer a special holiday workshop. Scouts will have a guided tour covering the history of Christmas at Union Station, the Ethnic Trees, and the many different holiday traditions from around the world. They will even make a holiday craft to take home.

Class runs 6-7:30PM.

Tigers: Dec. 3, Wolves: Dec. 10 & Bears & Webelos: Dec. 17


*All regularly scheduled workshops run 6:00-7:30 pm, classes start promptly at 6:00, so please plan accordingly.


Workshop Registration Information: for Cub Scouts

Cub Scout workshops are available with advance registration; private classes may be booked for Packs of 8 or more. The cost is $6 per Scout and $5 per adult, with one leader and co-leader per troop admitted at no cost. Payment is required at the time of reservation. Additional adults and siblings may pay at the door. Cancellations must be made one full week in advance to receive a refund. Please call The Durham Education Department at 402-444-5027 or email, to make a reservation, or with any questions you may have.