Merit Badge Workshops

The museum offers dozens of Boy Scout merit badge workshops every year. Among those we have offered in the past are Weather, Rifle Shooting, Scouting Heritage, Collections, Photography, Citizenship in the Community, Family Life, Medicine, Scholarship, Citizenship in the Nation, Emergency Preparedness, Law, Public Speaking, First Aid, Citizenship in the World, Electricity, Cycling, and many more.

The workshops are generally scheduled a semester at a time, and when the schedule is finalized, it is posted to the museum website. Occasionally special opportunities come up. Museum members get information in advance of its release to the general public, and enjoy discounts on the cost of the classes. We also maintain a list of individuals who are interested in hearing when we have posted a new series of workshops. You can be added to this list by sending an e-mail to our Registrar, Carol Forrest, by clicking here.

We recruit registered merit badge counselors to lead these workshops. They determine the prerequisites that the youth must complete prior to the workshop, and they are the ultimate authority in determining whether or not the youth has met the badge's requirements. Unless that badge requires a lengthy project that must be approved in advance by the counselor, all the requirements for the badge can be completed at the conclusion of the workshop, if the youth has adequately and completely prepared. Sitting in the workshop is no guarantee of completing the requirements.

Most workshops take place at the North Star Museum's home in North St. Paul. Some have been off site, and a few have had an off-site component.

We are always looking to expand our offerings, so if you are a registered merit badge counselor for a badge not listed here, and you are interested in working with a group of youth, give us a call at 651-748-2880.

Here are our initial fall offerings. Some merit badges have prerequisites and forms. Links for prerequisites are attached to the merit badge name, and here for the registration form. Be sure to check back periodically for more offerings.

 

Date Merit Badge Time Cost Enrollment Limit
Thursday, 4/10/2014 Family Life 7p-8:15p

$7 - Museum Members

$10 - Non-Members

20
Saturday, 4/19/2014 Scouting Heritage 9a-Noon

$7 - Museum Members

$10 - Non-Members

12
Saturday, 4/26/2014 Medicine 9a-Noon

$7 - Museum Members

$10 - Non-Members

10
Saturday, 5/10/2014 Personal Management (ages 15 yrs plus only) 9a-Noon

$7 - Museum Members

$10 - Non-Members

6
Saturday, 5/10/2014 Genealogy 1p-3p

$7 - Museum Members

$10 - Non-Members

12