Scout Badge/Patch Activities
Chabot's comprehensive badge program is designed to meet Scout requirements. Below is a list and description of badge types and activities that your Scouts can earn during a workshop or overnight activity. After you determine the appropriate badge or patch activity for your troop, choose a Scout Package.
|Astro Scout Patch
||Astro Scout Patch||Astro Scout Patch||Astronomy Academics Pin / Belt Loop
||Astronomy Merit Badge
NEW!! Chabot is proud to offer an exclusive patch just for Girl Scouts! Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered about our Universe? What's the difference between a meteor and a meteorite? Does a comet really have a tail? During your visit, Girl Scouts experience astronomy through lively workshops and hands-on demos. Enjoy the live planetarium show, Cosmos 360 series. Then head up to our observatory deck where you’ll use our telescopes (weather permitting) and binoculars to learn to identify stars, planets and constellations in the night sky.
What's the difference between meteors, meteorites, comets and asteroids? During your workshop and hands-on demo tables you’ll learn everything you need to know to about these strange flying objects in the sky. Enjoy the live planetarium show, Cosmos 360 series. Then head up to our observatory deck where you’ll use our telescopes (weather permitting) and binoculars to learn to identify stars, planets and constellations in the night sky.
Can you identify constellations such as the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia? Chabot's Boy Scout program is tailored to assist Scouts in completing the requirements for the Astronomy Merit Badge.* Topics will cover moon phases, our solar system and its evolution, which planets are visible during the day, how to track planets, and why stars are different colors. Then journey through the mysteries of space in a live planetarium presentation. Finally, you will put your astronomy knowledge to the test in a private astronomer-led telescope viewing (weather permitting).
*Please note: Preliminary research will be required before attending workshop for Boy Scouts to compete their badge requirements. Chabot does not provide merit badges and is not authorized to sign off on blue cards. Material learned at Chabot must be presented to an Astronomy Merit Badge Counselor to be signed off.
Sales Coordinator at (510) 336-7311 or email Scouts@ChabotSpace.org. Please indicate "Scout Reservation" in the subject line of your email.