Cub Scout Workshops
All Cub Scout workshops are held on Tuesday evening 6:00-7:30, cost is $6 per Scout and $5 per Adult. Classes start promptly at 6:00 pm. Please make sure that your Pack is completely checked-in before that time. Private workshops may be booked for Packs of 8 or more.
Making My Family Special
Join other Tiger Scouts from across the council to explore all that makes your family special. Scouts will play historic 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: Sept. 23, Oct. 14, Nov. 4, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 10, Apr. 7 & May 5
American Indian Lore
Utilizing the museum’s Native American exhibit and artifacts, scouts will learn about the daily lives of the Omaha tribe. 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: Oct. 21, Jan. 13, Mar. 17 & May 12
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: Sept. 30, Nov. 11, Feb. 10 & Apr. 14
American Indian Life
Learn about one of the Native American tribes who once called this area home, in a fun hands-on class. 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: Oct. 7, Feb. 17 & May 19
The art of storytelling has been around for centuries. Using the museum's permanent galleries, scouts will take a story-based tour of historic Omaha and its surrounding areas.
This program meets the requirements for Achievement #4.
Dates: Nov. 18 & Mar. 24
The Past is Exciting and Important
Something that happened 100 years ago can seem as exciting and interesting as something that happened yesterday. Utilizing the museum’s archives, exhibits, and artifacts, Scouts will learn how people and events not only shaped our past but continue to shape our future. This program meets a majority of the requirements for Achievement 8.
Dates: Jan. 20 & Apr. 21
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 & 16.
Date: Nov. 25, Jan 27 & Apr. 28
Special Holiday Workshop
During Christmas at Union Station, scouts will have a guided tour covering the history of Christmas at Union Station, the Ethnic Trees, and many different holiday traditions from around the world. Scouts will round out their evening by making a fun craft that they can take home.
Tigers: Dec. 2
Wolves: Dec. 9
Bears/Webelos: Dec. 16
Workshop Registration Information for Cub Scouts
Cub Scout workshops are available with advance registration, private classes maybe booked for Packs of 8 or more. The cost is $6 per Scout and $5 per adult, unless the adults are members of the museum or a UNMC employee. One leader and co-leader per Pack 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 contact The Durham Education Department at (402) 444-5027 or email education@DurhamMuseum.org with any questions, or to make a reservation.
BOY SCOUT MERIT BADGE WORKSHOPS
The Durham Museum and the American Heritage merit badge go hand-in-hand. Join museum staff as you learn what makes our country and community so great. Interactive activities, classroom discussions, and a tour through our galleries will keep this class fast paced and fun. Scouts are required to read the American Heritage Merit Badge booklet before taking the class.
Dates: Nov. 1 & Mar. 21 10:00-4:00
Citizenship in the Nation
As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens who are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights. Upon completion, scouts will be more likely to participate in their governments, protect their freedoms, help defend their country, and stand up for individual rights on behalf of all of America’s citizens. Scouts are required to read the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge booklet before taking the class.
*This badge is required for Eagle Scout.
Date: Jan. 10 10:00-4:00
Citizenship in the World
Scouts who earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge will discover that they are already citizens of the world. How good a world citizen each person is depends on his willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries. Scouts are required to read the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge booklet before taking the class.
*This badge is required for Eagle Scout.
Date: Feb. 7 10:00-4:00
Did you know that the Omaha Coin Club is one of the oldest established coin clubs in the Midwest? Join its members as they explore the history of some of the rarest coins in the world. In addition, Scouts will learn all the details that go into preserving and grading coins. Scouts will also tour the Bryon Reed Coin Collection, known as one of the top three coin collections in the United States. Scouts are required to read the Coin Collection Merit Badge booklet before taking the class.
Dates: Oct. 25 & Apr. 4 9:00-12:00
Exploring your roots - where your family name came from, why your family lives where it does, what your parents and grandparents did for fun when they were your age - can be fascinating. Discovering the history of your ancestors is what genealogy is all about. During this program Scouts will spend time in the traveling exhibit Identity: an Exhibition of You from the Franklin Institute. Scouts are required to read the Genealogy Merit Badge booklet before taking the class.
Date: Oct. 25 1:00-4:00 & Dec. 20 9:00-12:00
The Durham Museum has an entire exhibit focusing on the culture and everyday life of the Native Americans who once called this area home. Utilizing the museum’s collection of hands-on artifacts and displays, Scouts will complete this badge in just one class.
Dates: Nov. 22, Jan. 17 & Apr. 4 1:00-4:00
Get a jump start on your Personal Management badge, with Educators from the Federal Reserve Bank: Omaha Branch. Learn the best ways to invest for your future, the ins and outs of the stock market, and more.
*This badge is required for Eagle Scout.
Date: Oct. 18 & Jan. 17 9:00-11:00
Trains and railroads impact our lives each day in many different ways. The railroads helped build our nation and are woven into the history and culture of our country. By earning this badge, Scouts will learn railroading history, its place in modern society, careers they can pursue, and hobbies related to railroading. Scouts are required to read the Railroading Merit Badge booklet before taking the class.
Dates: Apr. 11 10:00-4:00
Soil and Water Conservation
Conservation is not just the responsibility of soil and plant scientists, hydrologists, wildlife managers, landowners, and the forest or mine owner alone. It is the duty of every person to learn more about the natural resources on which our lives depend. In doing so, we can help make sure that these resources are used intelligently and cared for properly. This program is lead by educators from the Papio Natural Resource Department and the USDA NRCS office. Soil and Water Conservation is one of the elective merit badges for the World Conservation Award for Boy Scouts, and one of the elective merit badges for the William T. Hornaday awards for Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts
Date: Sept. 27 10:00-12:00
Scouts will learn about the importance of the different types of fabrics that we use in our everyday lives. During this program the scouts will tour the traveling exhibit Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen
from the Kent State University Museum. Scouts are required to read the Textile Merit Badge booklet before taking the class.
Date: Feb. 14 9:00-12:00 & Mar. 14 1:00-4:00
Workshop Registration Information:
Boy Scout workshops are available with advance registration; private classes may be booked for Troops of 8 or more. The cost is $12 per Scout and $5 per adult, unless the adults are members of the museum or a UNMC employee. 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 contact The Durham Education Department at 402-444-5027 or email education@DurhamMuseum.org
with any questions, or to make a reservation. A complete listing of all requirements being met will be emailed upon reservation.