ALTON — The National Great Rivers Museum invites Cub Scouts to create their own engineering marvels at Cub Scout Build-a-thon from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 11.
Scouts will construct 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 send rockets flying through the air and save an egg from breaking after the drop from Melvin Price Locks and Dam. At the end of the day, Scouts will be on their way to completing the Engineering Activities Badge.
The cost for this event is $5 per Scout. Siblings are welcome but should be included in the reservation to ensure their participation in the activities. Reservations are available at (618) 462-6979.
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 & 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 www.facebook.com/GreatRivers.