aviation merit badge

Museum Hosts Local Scouts, Assists with Aviation Merit Badge Activities

The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum hosted several hundred Boy Scouts from local troops Saturday during the annual Scout Aviation Day event.  The Scout leaders organized their Scouts into three sessions, each with three groups rotating between the Museum, nearby Parks College flight training facility and the west ramp at Ideal Aviation for orientation flights.  Many of the requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge were accomplished during the visit, which also included a presentation by U.S. Air Force personnel from Scott AFB, although all but 2 of the flights were cancelled due to low clouds and strong winds.  Groups from the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Aviation Explorers, schools and other youth groups are invited to experience the Museum during business hours (Friday-Sunday, 10am-4pm) or by appointment.