Scout Badge Programs

Like the Scouts, Discovery Hall Programs believes that learning happens best through direct experience: this belief forms the foundation of our programs. While we are focused on the marine environment and ocean science, our programs and surrounding environment provide a wide variety of opportunities to explore, investigate and understand many aspects of environmental science, nature study, and STEM (science technology, engineering, and math) fields. For Scouts, these opportunities and experiences present the opportunity to earn badges.  Why not consider a visit to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab for your troop’s next exciting event? 

We are able to work with all levels of Scouts and can arrange a single day or an overnight experience.  We can adapt our field activities to focus on a single badge or we can work with troop leaders to develop a weekend or multi-day program that allows Scouts the opportunity to complete several badge requirements.

To book a field trip to DISL, to inquire about the availability of dates, or simply to get additional information about this or our other programs, please contact Scheduling Coordinator Jennifer Latour at or by phone at (251) 861-2141 x7511.

(Photos L to R: Oceanography Merit Badge, March 2020; Scout Jamboree, October 2020; Scout Visit 2016)

Boy Scouts

DHP has been hosting Boy Scout groups for many years.  Our programs allow Scouts to complete several or most of the requirements for the Oceanography, Environmental Science, Bird Study, and Nature badges and with the addition of our new kayaking fleet, the Kayaking badge. A common combination is an overnight visit that includes a boat trip and several hands-on activities for the Oceanography badge and a kayak trip in the waters around Dauphin Island fulfilling the Kayaking badge.   

We welcome the opportunity to develop a program tailored to your troops’ needs.  

Contact our office at or (251) 861-2141, x7515.

Girl Scouts

The Gulf of Mexico and coastal habitats on Dauphin Island present many opportunities to explore Girl Scout interests.  The programs and facilities of the Sea Lab allow Scouts of all ages to explore nature and consider environmental issues, to create outdoor art, to investigate STEM fields, to delve into the field of robotics, or to experience what it is like to be a scientist.  

Whether you are a Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, or Senior group, reach out and we’ll work with you to plan your troop’s next adventure.

Contact our office at or (251) 861-2141, x7515.

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