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.

 

WINTER-SPRING MERIT BADGE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Click here for registration form.
Click on the merit badge name to obtain the counselor's prerequisites and information on the workshop itself.
All prerequisites must be completed prior to the workshop.

 

2015 Date
Merit Badge
Time
Cost
Enrollment Limit
Restrictions

Apr. 18

FULL

Communication 9a - 1p

$10 - Museum members

$13 - Non-members

FULL Scouto must be age 14 or older, and a Life Scout (no exceptions)

May 9

FULL

Personal Management 9a - Noon

$10 - Museum members

$13 - Non-members

FULL

*Scout must be age 15 or older, and a Life Scout (no exceptions)

*Individual meetings with the counselor will be set up upon enrollment either before or after the workshop.