Boy Scouts

All merit badge workshops are lead by experienced, knowledgeable, and engaging merit badge counselors. Program fee includes all supplies for hands-on activities, parking, and admission to MOSI after the program.

Please bring your own Merit Badge Worksheet and Blue Card. Scouts must be at least 13 years old to attend a workshop without an adult.

Missed the Registration Date? Email scoutreach@mosi.org to request a late registration OR set up a private workshop for your troop. Additional fees apply for late registrations.

Questions? Email scoutreach@mosi.org

Communication

Saturday, December 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

In a busy world that's always talking, learn how to communicate with this badge. Work on writing small speeches, telling stories, and listening.

Prerequisites: 1, 4, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, December 7

Both Communication workshops are now sold out.

If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please send us a contact name and number as well as the number of scouts and adults you would like to register at reservations@mosi.org.

Space Exploration

Saturday, January 13, from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Build and launch chemical rockets and design a space station as you discover the science behind exploring the stars. Sign up for the Astronomy Workshop to get two badge workshops in one day!

Prerequisites: 2, 8

Last Day to Register: Thursday, January 4

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Astronomy

Saturday, January 13, from 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Program Fee: $24 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Spend a fun filled evening at MOSI exploring the cosmos! Gaze into the night sky with telescopes in the Science Park, learn the stories behind the constellations in the Planetarium, and explore the moon using
the Mission: Moonbase exhibit! Sign up for the Space Exploration Workshop to get two badge workshops in one day!

Prerequisites: 1, 6b, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, January 4

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Weather

Sunday, January 21, from 2:00pm-5:00pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Discover the science behind extreme weather conditions and learn what it takes to be a meteorologist.

Prerequisites: 1, 2, 9, 11

Last Day to Register: Thursday, January 11

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Environmental Science

Sunday February 11, from 2:00pm-5:00pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Learn how you can protect the environment as you learn about ecosystems, different types of pollution, and conservation efforts.

Prerequisites: 1, 2, 3e, 6

Last Day to Register: Thursday, February 1

This workshop has limited space remaining. For availability please contact us at 813-987-6000.

Electronics

Saturday, February 17, from 10:00am - 1:00pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Construct circuits with resistors and capacitors, learn about electrical components and more with this badge workshop!

Prerequisites: 1, 6

Last Day to Register: Thursday, February 8

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Engineering

Sunday, February 25, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Learn how engineers use science and technology to turn ideas into reality.

Prerequisites: 1, 2, 8, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, February 15

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Nuclear Science

Saturday, March 3, from 9:00am-1:00pm

Program Fee: $24 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Explore how nuclear reactors work, how we can use energy created through nuclear science, build tools that measure and track radiation, and more!

Prerequisites: 1, 2a, 8

Last Day to Register: Thursday, February 22

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Chemistry

Sunday, March 11, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Explore the states of matter, learn about physical and chemical changes, and conduct fun, fizzing, foaming, and even explosive experiments in the lab!

Prerequisites: 5, 6a and 6b, 7

Last Day to Register: Thursday, March 1

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Robotics

Saturday, March 17, from 10:00am-1:00pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Build and program robotic creations and compete in high tech tournaments.

Prerequisites: 1, 7

Last Day to Register: Thursday, March 8

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Sustainability

Sunday, April 15, from and 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Program Fee: $24 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Learn how to contribute to a sustainable environment through conservation and waste reduction.

Prerequisites: 1, 2 (Water, Food, Energy B or C, Stuff), 5, 6

Last Day to Register: Thursday, April 5

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Plant Science

Sunday, April 22, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Become a botanist for the day as you explore horticulture, agriculture, and the MOSI Back Woods Preserve!

Prerequisites: 6, 7, 8

Last Day to Register: Thursday, April 12

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Geology

Saturday, April 28, from 10:00am – 3:00pm (tentative date)

Program Fee: $24 per scout, $20 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Dig deep into geology! Explore above and below the Earth's surface to uncover mysteries of our dynamic planet. This program takes place off-site at the Dames Cave Complex in Brooksville, FL. Transportation
will not be provided and carpooling is strongly recommended.

Prerequisites: 1, 4

Last Day to Register: Thursday, April 19

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Inventing

Saturday, May 12, from 10:00am-1:00pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

From idea to patent, discover how inventions affect our daily lives while creating a working prototype of your own invention.

Prerequisites: 1ab, 3c, 8, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, May 3

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Game Design

Sunday, May 20, from 2:00pm-5:00pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Take your love for game-playing and delve into the world of game design, bend the rules to existing games and create new ones!

Prerequisites: 1, 3, 8b

Last Day to Register: Thursday, May 10

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Oceanography

Saturday, June 9, from 10:00am – 3:00pm

Program Fee: $30 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Dive into Oceanography with MOSI staff through hands-on experiments and demonstrations. This program meets off-site. Transportation is not included and carpooling is strongly encouraged. A small
entrance fee is charged by the park per vehicle.

Prerequisites: 2, 5, 8

Last Day to Register: Thursday, May 31

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Emergency Preparedness Camp-In

Saturday June 2nd 7pm to Sunday June 3rd 11am

Program Fee: $40 per scout, $20 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

A hurricane is headed towards the Tampa Bay area and you are setting up a shelter at MOSI! Learn how to prepare for and survive a natural disaster, as you spend the night at a mock hurricane shelter and emergency center. The camp-in includes the Emergency Preparedness merit badge workshop, light snack, sleeping at MOSI, light breakfast, parking, a MOSI 2018 Fun Patch for scouts, and general admission to MOSI.

Prerequisites: 1, 2c, 6, 7, 8, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, May 17

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