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Scout Programs

For All Scout Groups interested in completing:

  • The geology badge or pin for Boy Scouts
  • Jewelry Making badge for Girl Scouts

*The Museum does not sell or provide scout badges.

The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art offers tour programs to scout groups’ grades 2 thru 8. Scout leaders must arrange a tour date and time by calling the Museum at 630.833.1616 during Museum hours or email: info@lizzadromuseum.org for tour availability. Tours can be arranged for groups with special interests or needs.

Scout Programs Offered at the Lizzadro Museum

Rock and Mineral Identification: This class presents an introduction to rocks and minerals and includes a hands-on portion that allows participants to learn the techniques of mineral identification. This class completes all requirements for Webelos' Earth Rocks and Boy Scouts' Geology Merit Badge. The instructor is a Merit Badge counselor and qualified to sign off participants' Blue Cards (not provided).

Admission: $5 per person, Regular Museum Admission for chaperons. One adult chaperon is required to remain with the group during the program's entirety. To arrange a group, please contact the Museum Educator at educator@lizzadromuseum.org.

Jewelry-Making Class: Participants will make 2 pieces of jewelry, choosing from a necklace, keychain, or pin, all made out of stone from the Museum Shop. They will learn how to use jeweler tools including findings, pliers, epoxy, etc. A Museum video and scavenger hunt tour will be available after the activity. This class completes all requirements for Girl Scout Junior's Jewelry Badge. Admission: $10 per participant, Regular Museum Admission for chaperons. One adult chaperon is required to remain with the group during the program's entirety. To arrange a group, please contact the Museum Educator at educator@lizzadromuseum.org.

General Tour Admission is $2.00 per person for organized scout groups. Tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday. The first tour starts at 10:00 a.m. The last tour is at 3:30 p.m. Total visiting time is approximately one and a half hours not to exceed two hours.

Tours begin in the Museum’s lower level exhibit hall “The Rock & Mineral Experience” with an introduction by a tour guide. The scouts then watch a 15 minute DVD introducing them to the various exhibits in the Museum. After the DVD the group is given directions by the tour guide about Museum rules, the scavenger hunt quiz, and the Gift Shop as needed.

The scavenger hunt quiz (recommended for grades 3 to 5) pertains to both levels of the Museum. Download the Scavenger Hunt Quiz Here. The group splits in half to take the quiz (2 scouts per quiz). The scouts on both levels of the Museum answer questions by finding the exhibit. The groups then switch levels. The lower level group is allowed to go through the Gift Shop in small groups accompanied by an adult.

Download the Educational Brochure Here. (PDF)

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