boy scout merit badge workshops
Merit badge workshops are scheduled at various times throughout the year. These half-day workshops are designed to help scouts earn specific badges.
Space is limited, and workshops fill up quickly. See Scout page for dates and times.
Call 1-877-982-1410 ext. 0 to make reservations. (Please note that this is a new number for making scout reservations.)
Law Merit Badge
Does enforcing the law involve bravery? Does telling the truth equal courage? Investigate the judicial system and its important role in our society. Scouts re-enact a trial in our historic courtrooms and debate historic and contemporary issues. An attorney and a National Park Service Law Enforcement Ranger discuss their roles and responsibilities in society. Addresses the Law Merit Badge.
(Historic Old Courthouse). This workshop is free.
Railroading Merit Badge
Join us aboard the rails for a new, day-long Railroading Merit Badge Workshop. Scouts will travel round-trip on an Amtrak train between St. Louis, Missouri and Springfield, Illinois. A National Park Service Ranger will present the ins and outs of railroading, including history, economics and safety. In Springfield, boys will have the opportunity to explore the Lincoln sites with National Park Service staff. Reservations are required and space is limited.
(Amtrak Rail System and Lincoln National Historic Site).
Amtrak tickets cost approximately $25-$35 per person.