ALTON — The National Great Rivers Museum invites Cub Scouts to create their own engineering marvels at Cub Scout Build-a-thon on Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Scouts will build their own catapults and see how far they can send an object soaring through the air. They will build bridges and test if their creation can support weight. Boys will generate electricity and send rockets flying into the air. At the end of the day, Scouts will be well on their way to completing the Engineering Activities Badge.
Reservations are available at (618) 462-6979 for $5 per scout. Siblings are welcome but should be included in the reservation to ensure their participation in the activities. Scouts and families should bring their own lunch and the museum will provide drinks and entertainment.
This program is made possible by the Meeting of the Rivers Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and preservation of rivers. The National Great Rivers Museum is located off River Heritage Parkway (Illinois 143) at 2 Lock and Dam Way, East Alton, adjacent to Melvin Price Locks and Dam. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has free admission and tours of the locks and dam. For information on other events, visit www.mtrf.org or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreatRivers.