Aviation Merit Badge Program

Date: Saturday, Aug 21 | 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Categories: Educational Events, Special Events

Earn your Aviation Merit Badge! 

Class runs from 10 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m., and scouts who do the prerequisite listed below and on the registration page (step 5 on the worksheet) can earn the badge on the same day. All scouts should bring their worksheet and lunch to the class.

About the class:

This is a “penguin” class, because scouts don’t need to fly to earn the badge. They will learn the hows and whys of flight, tour the museum, plot and fly a course on the simulators, and build and fly gliders made from a foam picnic plate (really!).

The merit badge counselors have a wide range of experience across several military and civilian aviation disciplines. At the end of the class, instructors will discuss other opportunities in the professional, private and sport aviation fields.


The class is $15.00 per participant. Adults can sit in IF there is space (adults should NOT register but may pay museum admission the day of the class).


Prerequisite: Download the merit badge worksheet from meritbadge.org and bring it and a pen to the class. Do step 5 in advance: using resources in the list from the back of the worksheet, consider three careers in aviation. Choose one you would like to do and list the education, training and experience you need for the job.