Hiller Merit Badge Program


1-Day Aviation, Weather, Astronomy Merit Badge Programs at Hiller Aviation Museum

Scouts BSA youth can complete their requirements for the Aviation, Weather, or Astronomy Merit Badge thru special 1-day programs at Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos. Go to www.hiller.org for details. Event is not a council event, please direct any questions to Hiller Aviation Museum.

Register thru Hiller Museum

(650) 654-0200 or www.hiller.org


Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos (Google map)

Aviation merit badge


Aviation merit badge – $49

Participants build and fly model gliders, inspect the Museum’s Cessna Cardinal, and complete an air traffic control simulation. Requirements are completed the day of the program.

Times – 9:30am-4:00pm
Dates – Saturdays:
  2020 – Apr 4 (cancelled), May 2, June 13, July 11, Aug 29, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 12
  2021 –

Weather merit badge


Weather merit badge – $55

Participants complete weather experiments including lightning and tornado formation, icing an airplane wing, construction of a working weather station, and much more!

Times – 9:30am-4:30pm
Dates – Saturdays:
  2020 – Sep 26, Nov 28, Dec 19
  2021 – Jan 23, Feb 27, May 29

Astronomy merit badge


Astronomy merit badge – $59

Participants construct working telescopes, complete a range of observations in the Starlab planetarium, use a variety of telescopes to observe the Sun and Moon, lead a public observation session and more!
Times – 9:30am-4:30pm
Dates – Saturdays:
  2020 – Apr 11, Sep 12, Oct 10
  2021 – Mar 6, May 1


Scout Saturdays at Hiller Aviation Museum

Any Scout or Scout leader in uniform will be admitted at no charge on Scout Saturdays. Experience its collection of over 40 different historic aircraft. Come discover California’s role in the development of aviation and learn more about Merit Badge programs offered throughout the year! Siblings, parents, friends and other family members are welcome to attend at the regular admission price.

2020 Scout Saturdays


May 2