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Scout Programs & Badges

Current Scout Programs and Badges

Have you run out of ideas for scout meetings? Let us help! The Buffalo Grove Park District has many offerings for Scouts of all ages.  Whether you are a new Tiger Cub den leader or an experienced Junior Girl Scout mom, we have a program to suit your group’s schedule, interests and budget.

Scout Programs at the Raupp Museum

The following programs are all available at the Raupp Museum.  To schedule a program, please contact Debbie Fandrei, the museum coordinator at 847.850.2135.

All Scout programs are $5 per child, unless otherwise indicated.


Girl Scouts

Daisy Girl Scouts

Zinnia Petal (Sharing)
Your Troop will visit a painting exhibit, try an exciting art scavenger hunt, and do an art project that teaches them the advantage of sharing resources. Please note: This program is only available in December.

Sunflower Petal (Friendly & Helpful)
Scouts tour the museum and try hands-on activities as they learn how girls have been friendly and helpful through history, then discuss how they can be friendly and helpful today.

Money Counts Leaf
Girls will learn money skills the fun way as they go shopping the way that farmers did 100 years ago. First, they’ll earn money, then make a shopping
list, and finally spend their money at the General Store.

Brownie Girl Scouts

Girls will learn all about bugs in Buffalo Grove, go on a bug-finding walk, and create their own cool bug art.

Your Troop will explore their creative side as they get inspired by an art exhibit, then try painting a still life, painting a mood, and painting without brushes.
Please note: This program is only available in December.

Celebrating Community
Learn what makes Buffalo Grove special! Girls will learn about local landmarks, discover the symbols in the town flag and the U.S. flag, and make a felt flag to take home.

Learn all about letterboxing. Girls will discover what letterboxing is, practice solving clues, make a stamp for their own letterbox, and go on a sample letterbox hunt.

Girls practice problem solving as they learn about old-fashioned inventions, identify new problems, and brainstorm creative ways to solve them.

For Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts

Laura Ingalls Wilder Patch
This exciting program lets girls learn about life on a covered wagon, bake bread from scratch, and hand-sew their own apron while enjoying one of the
all-time classics of children’s literature. Please note: This program is available from January thru May only.
Fee: $10 per Scout and the badge is included

Junior Girl Scouts

This patch combines science and history as Scouts work to solve a murder mystery, which occurred over 100 years ago. Participants will learn about fingerprints, examine bullets and extract DNA from a strawberry.

Your Troop will explore their creative side as they get inspired by an art exhibit, then try drawing with different materials, adding shading, playing with perspective and making a portfolio to hold their art. Please note: This program is only available in December.

Take your troop on a treasure hunt! Girls will learn what geocaching is, how to work a GPS and how to prepare for a trip. Then they will try geocaching
on the Museum’s grounds and make a trade item to take home.


Boy Scouts

Tiger Cub Scouts

Backyard Jungle
Tiger Cubs will discover the wonders of nature in their own back yard, as they go on a 1-foot hike, learn about birds, make a birdhouse, and listen for the sounds of nature all around them.

Tiger Tales
Tiger Cubs will have fun with history, as they play a game and listen to a story from the past, and make an art project about the story.

Bear Cub Scouts

Marble Madness
Bear Scouts will have fun as they learn the history of marbles, try 3 different marble games, and make a marble bag to take home the ones that they win.

Paws For Action/Beat Of The Drum
Bear Scouts will work on the requirements for 2 badges at once as they learn about the early settlers of Buffalo Grove and the Native Americans who lived here before them. They will also make a craft to take home.

CSI 1899 Forensic Science Program
This program combines science and history as Scouts work to solve a murder mystery which occurred over 100 years ago. Participants will learn how to identify fingerprints, examine bullets, and even extract DNA from a strawberry.


Into The Woods
Webelos will learn all about local trees, including why they are important tothe environment, how to identify them, what is made from trees, and how to take care of them.

BSA Merit Badges

Learn about what archaeology is, what and where sites are located, local archaeology and artifacts, and how people lived thousands of years ago. Scouts will also participate in a mock dig and make a reproduction arrowhead to take home.

Indian Lore
Scouts will learn about the local Native Americans who lived in this area for thousands of years. They will also learn about customs and ways of life before the coming of European settlers and try a Native American craft.

Scouts will learn how to identify local birds, mammals, insects, plants and rocks. They will also learn about the importance of plants and animals, and how their interaction is crucial to survival.

If you'd like to schedule a Scout program, please contact Debbie Fandrei at 847.850.2135.