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 Workshop – $59

The Aviation Merit Badge program allows Scouts to complete their requirements in an immersive aviation environment. Scouts use Hiller Aviation Museum exhibits and aircraft to satisfy the various requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge, including hands-on aircraft checkout and a realistic flight simulation session.

Times – 9:30am-4:00pm
Dates – Saturdays:
  2022 – Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10
  2023 – Jan 28, Feb 11, Mar 18, Apr 22, May 20

Weather merit badge
Weather Merit Badge Workshop – $65

Weather Merit Badge participants complete the requirements for the Weather Merit Badge onsite at the Hiller Aviation Museum.  Special attention is given to impacts of weather on private and commercial flight, and Scouts complete a series of challenging flight simulations in instrument meteorological conditions as part of their program.

Times – 9:30am-4:30pm
– Saturdays:
  2022 – Sep 10, Oct 1, Dec 17
  2023 – Feb 4, Mar 25, Apr 29

Astronomy merit badge
Astronomy Merit Badge Workshop – $75

Astronomy Badge applicants will complete most requirements during the one-day program at the Museum. When clear skies are present on the day of the program, Scouts will be responsible for completing Requirements 4A & 4B (star and constellation identification), 5D (planet observation) and 6B (a four-day Moon observation program) as a homework assignment. Requirements 4A & 4B will be practiced in a planetarium environment, and a tool suitable for Requirement 5D will be constructed and sent home with each Scout.

Times – 9:00am-4:00pm
– Saturdays:
  2022 – Nov 19, Nov 29
  2023 – Jan 14, Jan 24


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

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