DaVinci Science Center

H/Badge in a Bag Program

Badge in a Bag Program

Earn a portion of the scout award your troop or den is working on by purchasing one of our all-inclusive kits for $15 ($20 for Scribbling Machines). Kits include a Da Vinci Science Center fun patch, science tools you get to keep, and everything you need to complete the activity, making it easy and convenient for scouts and leaders.  

You can teach the program yourself or you can join us during one of our scheduled virtual programs listed below and have a Da Vinci Science Center educator teach your group for an additional $10 per person. If scheduled dates do not work with your group we can schedule a private date for your group. Your group must have 15 or more participants for a private date. Participants can include scouts and siblings. 

Private program dates can be arranged by emailing scouts@nulldavincisciencecenter.org.  

In-person adult supervision is required for all activities. 

Kits can be picked up one week prior to program.

Upcoming Virtual Badge in a Bag Programs

Color Creations
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, 6-7 p.m.

Unleash your scouts’ creativity and challenge them to think like scientists as we mix primary colors to create a rainbow of different possibilities. Together, everyone will hone their observation skills, make predictions, and design experiments as we have fun exploring the physics of color!

This program is a great introduction to color for any art-related badge or adventure you are covering and is a good way to introduce the basic science skills of observation, predictions, and designing experiments.

This program is ideal for younger age groups.

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, 1-2 p.m.

Discover the science behind your favorite cartoons and stop-motion animation movies and create your very own moving pictures! Scouts build a device that demonstrates how a series of still images, presented to the eye in rapid succession, can be perceived by the brain as continuously moving. 

This program is a great introduction to how animation works, similar to the Webelos Movie Making program and the Cadettes Digital Movie Maker program.

This program fulfills the following requirements:

  • Juniors– Entertainment Technology-Requirement#1- Animate your own artwork

Scribbling Machines
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Construct a motorized scribbling contraption that makes unique artwork all by itself! Scouts engineer a wiggly machine that can draw on its own in this physics-based design challenge. What scribbles and shapes will your machine create?

This program fulfills the following requirements:

  • Daisies– Robotics II- How Robots Move
  • Brownies– Robotics II- Designing Robots
  • Juniors– Robotics II – Designing Robots
  • Cub Scout Bears– Robotics Adventure- Requirement # 4- Build a robot

Paper Circuits
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, 6-7 p.m.

Learn the basics of electrical engineering and spark creativity in this maker-style, interactive classroom lesson.  Students use electricity to light up their own 2D and 3D projects during an exploration of conductivity and design.

This program is a great way to introduce scouts to engineering concepts if you are working on an engineering program.

This program fulfills the following requirements:

  • Webelos/Arrows of Light– Adventures in Science- Requirement 3e- Create two circuits of three light bulbs and a battery. Construct one as a series circuit and the other as a parallel circuit.
  • Scouts BSA– Electricity Merit Badge- Requirement 11- Connect a buzzer, bell, or light with a battery. Have a key or switch in the line.

How to Register:


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