While visiting the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and touring USS Cobia, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts have the opportunity to cover some requirements for several adventure loops and merit badges. Most of these requirements are not covered by a specific program but can be completed on your own during your visit.
Cub Scout Elective Adventures
Tigers: Floats & Boats
Learn about boats and water safety.
Wolf: Collections & Hobbies
3a. Visit a show or museum that displays different collections or models.
Wolf: Spirit of the Water
Learn about water pollution and conservation and water safety when boating.
Bears: A Bear Goes Fishing
Learn about local fish and their habitats and fishing tools and regulations.
Bears: Super Science
Explore static electricity, what makes objects sink or float, and colors.
Boy Scout Merit Badges
,Signs, Signals, & Codes
Learn the meanings of nautical signal flags, how to spell your name using semaphore, write in Morse Code, and decrypt cipher codes! This program covers the following requirements: 1, 3a, 4, 6a, 8 & 10. We have Morse Code machines, semaphore flags, and nautical flags for hands on learning.
Merit Badge Counselor available upon request.
4d. Take an active part in a program about an event or person in American history. Report to your counselor about the program, the part you took, and the subject.
USS Cobia is a memorial to the men and women who built 28 submarines in Manitowoc during World War II as well as the brave men who served on them. You can check this one off just by participating in the Overnight Program!
Citizenship in the Nation
2a. Visit a place that is listed as a National Historic Landmark or that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tell your counselor what you learned about the landmark or site and what you found interesting about it.
USS Cobia was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 and is a memorial to the men and women who built 28 submarines in Manitowoc during World War II and the brave men who served on them.
We have five GPS units that can be borrowed from our front desk. You can explore any of the ten maritime history caches that have been left in Manitowoc and Two Rivers and see special places in local maritime history while you search.
To fulfill this requirement, you will need to set up a free user account with www.geocaching.com. Ask your parent for permission and help before you do so.