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Scouts Merit Badge Program

Event Description:

The Scout Merit Badge Program at the Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) offers an exciting and educational experience for scout groups interested in archaeology and local history. The program allows scouts to earn merit badges, NOVA Awards (for Cub Scouts), or STEM Career Exploration badges while engaging in hands-on activities and learning from professional archaeologists.

Throughout the program, scouts are guided and supervised by knowledgeable archaeologists who provide valuable insights, answer questions, and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. The ARI Merit Badge Program offers a unique combination of education, hands-on experiences in the field and lab, and interactive experimental archaeology, creating a memorable and enriching experience for scouts interested in history, archaeology, and cultural preservation.

To book, use the “Book Experience” option to your right. For any questions, reach out to Samy Norris at

How To Prepare:

Wear hiking clothes that can get dirty and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Bring plenty of water & snacks. Sunscreen, hats,  and bug spray are recommended if your group will be going outside.


Suggested Donation $10/Scout


Saturdays 10am-4pm


ARI Base Camp
126 W High Street
Lawrenceburg IN 47025

Age Requirement:

Must be enrolled with Scouts of America or Girl Scouts

Activity Level:

Active (kneeling, standing for long periods of time, etc.)


Varies, 2 hour minimum
Book Experience

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