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 Claudia Nicholson at cnicholson@nssm.org.

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.

 

WINTER/SPRING 2016 SCHEDULE

Click the Merit Badge date to register for a workshop. The counselor's prerequisites for the workshop can be found by clicking on the Merit Badge name. Be sure to read the workshop description carefully before registering. Some workshops have age limitations due to counselor preference, and will not be waived. The prerequisites are designed to allow your Scout to prepare for the workshop, and thus, have a good chance of completing most merit badges at the workshop's conclusion.
 
Date
Merit Badge
Time
Cost
Enrollment Limit
Notes

4/23/2016

FULL

Citizenship in the Community 9a - Noon $12 for museum members; $15 for non-members 15  

4/23/2016

FULL

Citizenship in the World 1p - 4p $12 for museum members; $15 for non-members 15  
4/23/2016 (Date Change) AND 5/7/2016 Photography

10a - 12:30p

Time Correction

$12 for museum members; $15 for non-members 12 Scout MUST attend both sessions

4/30/2016

FULL

Citizenship in the Community 1p - 4p $12 for museum members; $15 for non-members 12