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.

There will be three Super Merit Badge weeks this summer:

June 23-28, July 14-19, and August 11-16, 2014.

Click on the Merit Badge name to check out any requirements and worksheets

in order to complete the merit badge requirements by the end of the class session.

To register, fill out this form by clicking here.

Check back, more classes may be added.

 

2014 Date Merit Badge Time Cost Enrollment Limit
June 25 Personal Management 9a-Noon

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

12
June 25 Family Life 7p-8:15p

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

20
June 26 Scouting Heritage 9a-Noon

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

10
June 27 Genealogy 9a-11a

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

12
June 27 Collections 2p-4p

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

10
July 15 Citizenship in the Community 9:30a-12:30p

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

15
July 15 Citizenship in the Nation 1p-4p

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

15
July 16 First Aid 2p-5:30p

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

12
July 16 Personal Fitness 7p-8:15p

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

20
July 17 Scouting Heritage 9a-Noon

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

10
July 18 Citizenship in the Nation 9a-Noon

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

15
August 12 Medicine 9a-Noon

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

7
August 12 Communication 9a-1p

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

6
August 13 Personal Fitness 7p-9p

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

20
August 14 Medicine 9a-Noon

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

7 (only if first class fills)
August 15 Citizenship in the Nation 9a-Noon

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

15
August 15 Citizenship in the World 9a-Noon

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

12
August 15 Swimming 9a-1p

$7 for Museum members

$10 per youth

10