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 – $55

The in-person 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:
  2021 – Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 9, Nov 6, Dec 11
  2022 – Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 9, May 14

Aviation merit badge


Virtual Aviation Merit Badge Workshop – $49

Earn the Aviation Merit Badge online with Hiller Aviation Museum! A one-day virtual program includes facilitated instruction, hands-on flight activities, live-streamed exploration of aircraft inside the Museum’s collection and much more! Advanced registration is required.

Times – 9:30am-3:00pm
Dates – Saturdays:
  2021 – Sep 4, Nov 20
  2022 – Jan 22, Mar 19, Apr 30, May 28

Weather merit badge
Weather Merit Badge Workshop – $59

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:
  2021 – Sep 11, Oct 2, Dec 18
  2022 – Jan 15, Feb 12, Mar 26, Apr 23

Weather merit badge
Virtual Weather Merit Badge Workshop – $49

Scouts complete most requirements needed to earn the Weather Merit Badge in a 5.5-hour online program. Instruction is divided into three 1- to 1.5-hour Zoom sessions interspersed with short breaks. Each segment includes facilitated instruction and hands-on activities completed by the Scout at home in real time. Scouts will also be instructed on how to complete Requirements 2 (family weather hazard talk) and 9A (seven-day weather observation program) on their own, following the program.

Times – 9:30am-3:00pm
– Saturdays:
  2021 – Oct 30, Dec 4
  2022 – Feb 26, Apr 2

Astronomy merit badge
Astronomy Merit Badge Workshop – $65

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:
  2021 – Aug 28, Sep 25, Nov 27
  2022 – Feb 19, May 21


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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