Date: March 5, 2013
Contact: Jennifer Reynolds, Media Specialist • (909) 307-2669 ext. 278 • email@example.com
Jolene Redvale, Curator of Education • (909) 307-2669 ext. 252 • firstname.lastname@example.org
For release: Immediately
Event date: registration open now
Scouts can earn badges at County Museum workshops
The San Bernardino County Museum offers badge workshops for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Brownie Girl Scouts. This spring, scouts have a variety of opportunities to earn a badge while having fun at the museum. All of the museums’ scout badge workshops include take home projects, engaging activities, and everything needed to complete all the requirements to earn a badge.
“We have retooled our programs and are excited to offer a new set of workshops to the scouting community,” said Jolene Redvale, curator of education. “Scouts enjoy our workshops because they are laid back but still engaging. When they learn with real artifacts and specimens, the subject comes alive and they remember more of what they did while they were here.”
Boy Scouts can earn Mammal Study, Bird Study, Geology and Indian Lore Merit Badges. The Indian Lore Merit badge workshop is scheduled for March 9th. Museum staff members leading the Merit Badge workshops are qualified to sign the required Blue Card.
Cub Scouts can earn a variety of badges, from history to animals to geology. The Bears Indian Life badge workshop will be offered on March 9th. Brownie girl scouts can earn their Bugs Badge during the popular spring Insectival event, coming on April 13.
Parents are encouraged to print a workshop registration form from the museum’s website, http://www.sbcounty.gov/museum/discover/divisions/education/scout.htmFor more information, contact Jolene Redvale at email@example.com
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5pm. General admission is $8 (adult), $6 (military or senior), $5 (student), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sb countymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.