The National Model Aviation Museum is a great fit for scouts!
Let us provide a fun and educational experience your troop will remember!
“As a Girl Scout Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador, you can earn a Make Your Own Badge once a year (September to September). Choose an idea or topic, write the five steps (requirements) for learning skills, and complete the steps. Then, have fun designing a badge that is uniquely yours. Once you’ve earned your Make Your Own badge, why not provide service to others on the topic you now know so much about?” www.gsmakeyourown.com
There are five steps to MYOB!: Choose, Learn, Do, Share, and Create. You can accomplish all of them right here at the National Model Aviation Museum!
Choose—At the National Model Aviation Museum, you have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of aviation—from its origins to the science behind flight!
Learn—When you come visit to work on your Badge, you will get a comprehensive guided tour of our facility, which documents the history of model aviation with examples from all three disciplines (free flight, control line, and radio control)!
Do—After your guided tour, our Education Specialist (a former Girl Scout herself) will teach you how to build a balsa wood model plane, and (weather permitting) you’ll get to fly it!
Share—This is your chance to teach us! We’ll sit down after the flight and discuss what you learned at the museum during your tour, and answer any questions you may have.
Create—With the help of an adult, you can log onto the Girl Scouts Make Your Own Badge website and design your very own Aviation badge!
Let Women Fly!
In 2017, the National Model Aviation Museum is partnering with the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana to provide special programming that celebrates the contributions of female aviators throughout history.
There will be two sessions on Saturday, April 15:
Session 1: 10am - 12pm
Session 2: 1pm - 3pm
You will need to sign up and pay for the program through the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana website using the links above. Hurry, space is limited!
Aviation Merit Badge Tour
During your visit at the National Model Aviation Museum, you will be able to fulfill the following Aviation Merit Badge requirements:
1a. Define "aircraft." Describe some kinds and uses of aircraft today. Explain the operation of piston, turboprop, and jet engines.
1b. Point out on a model airplane the forces that act on an airplane in flight.
1c. Explain how an airfoil generates lift, how the primary control surfaces (ailerons, elevators, and rudder) affect the airplane's attitude, and how a propeller produces thrust.
1d. Demonstrate how the control surfaces of an airplane are used for takeoff, straight climb, level turn, climbing turn, descending turn, straight descent, and landing.
3b. Build a model FPG-9. Get others in your troop or patrol to make their own model, then organize a competition to test the precision of flight and landing of the models.
4c. Visit an aviation museum or attend an air show. Report on your impressions of the museum or show.
Scheduling a Tour
To schedule a GSA MYOB! or BSA Aviation Badge Tour, please call or email our Museum Educator, Claire!
Our tours start at $50 for a group of ten, with $5 for each additional Scout. Troop leaders and chaperones are always free!
Tours are available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. If you are interested in scheduling a tour on a Saturday, please schedule at least two weeks in advance to allow for staff availability.