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Scout Programs

Scout Programs


 

KGMB offers an exciting way for scouts to explore the environment. KGMB offers several pre-scheduled programs a month. Book a program to see dates and times for these programs. Programs are $5 per scout.

Private workshops may be scheduled for larger troops or dens with 15 or more scouts. Private workshops can be any night of the week and can begin as late as 6 PM. Each scout is $4 when registering for a private workshop. Private scout programs are listed under private classes and workshops for online registration.

 

Boy Scout Programs

KGMB can help Boy Scouts work towards a variety of badges including the Environmental Science Merit Badge, Sustainability Merit Badge, Pulp & Paper Merit Badge, Water and Soil Conservation Merit Badge, Gardening Merit Badge, and the Energy Merit Badge.  Contact the Education Coordinator to set up your program today!

Cub Scout Programs

KGMB can assist Cub Scouts earn the following advancements:

Tiger: Good Knights Elective Adventure

Become a good knight for the environment! We'll learn all about litter and recycling in this fun program. We'll create a personal shield and castles made from recycled materials and participate in a fun obstacle course to navigate around recycled materials. We will also visit the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) Observation room to see what happens to all of the things in your bin. After talking with your leader about the Scout Law you will have met all of the requirements for the Good Knights Elective Adventure!

1 Hour Program

 
Wolf: Council Fire

Where do your recyclables go once you put them in the bin? Come and see! We'll look at what belongs in the bin and then visit the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) observation room to see the bales of materials. We'll play fun games and explore different products made from recycled materials in this fun program that meets requirement 6 for the Wolf Adventure: Council Fire.

1 Hour Program

 
Bear: Paws for Action

Join in the fun! We'll learn actions you can take to make the environment a better place for everyone! We'll use the Pedal Power Energy Bike to learn about how we make and use energy and then we'll explore ways we can use less. We'll also visit the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) to learn about what happens to all of the recyclables we put in the bin. Finally, we'll outfit your group with garbage bags and grabbers to do a mini cleanup. Want to go on a bigger cleanup? Hike along the river on the Hank Aaron State trail or take supplies home with you to cleanup your neighborhood. This program meets requirement 3 for Bear Adventure: Paws for Action.

1 Hour Program

 
Webelos and Arrow of Light: Buidling a Better World

Build a better world with us! We'll explore all the things you can do to make our world more sustainable. We'll learn how we make energy and how we can conserve it. We'll get an up close look at how energy is generated using our Pedal Power bike and see how renewable energy sources can help solve energy problems. Finally, we'll visit the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) to learn about recycling and see what happens to all of your papers, bottles, and cans. This program addresses requirements 6, 7, and 8 for the Arrow of Light Adventure: Buidling a Better World.

1 Hour Program

 
Webelos and Arrow of Light: Into the Woods Elective Adventure

Join us to talk trees as we complete requirements for Into the Woods Elective Adventure. We'll explore trees inside and out as we learn to read tree rings, measure a tree's height, and see how trees are important for our ecosystem. The only thing you'll have left to do is plant a tree to meet all of the requirements for this adventure!

1 Hour Program

Girl Scout Programs

Daisy: Clover Petal

In our Ready, Set, Recycle: Daisy Clover Petal! program we will talk about using resources wisely by learning about recycling and doing a fun Trash Art activity at our KGMB Education Center.  Ask about how your troop can do a neighborhood cleanup using KGMB's supplies!

1 Hour Program

 
Daisy: Rose Petal

In our Ready, Set, Recycle: Daisy Rose Petal! program we will talk about how we can make the world a better place by talking about litter, reducing our trash, and how we can make our community more beautiful at our KGMB Education Center.  Ask about how your troop can do a neighborhood cleanup using KGMB's supplies!

1 Hour Program

 
Brownie: It's Your Planet - Love It! - WOW: Wonders of Water

Join us at our KGMB Education Center to learn about our blue planet!  We will play a game to learn about the water cycle and explore where our water comes from and what happens to it once it goes down the drain.  We will also explore what we can do to reduce how much water we use and take care of our water resources.

1.5 Hour Program

 
Junior: It's Your Planet - Love It! - Get Moving!

Explore energy with us at our KGMB Education Center!  We will compare and contrast renewable and non-renewable energy and explore how these energies can make buildings greener.  See how our offices use geothermal heating and solar energy to reduce our environmental impact.  We will also play a game to learn about all the other things we can do to reduce our carbon footprint.  Please note that due to construction we are unable to tour the Materials Recycling Facility until April.

1.5 Hour Program

Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful Inc.
1313 W. Mount Vernon Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233-2620
Phone: (414)272-5462 Fax: (414)272-5060