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 the main Scout page for dates and times.

Call 1-877-982-1410 ext. 0 to make 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.

American Heritage
Explore the history of St. Louis at the Old Courthouse and learn about the important role this river city played in the development of our nation. Afterwards, take a cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboats and experience the river first-hand. Presentation will take place at the Old Courthouse and Gateway Arch Riverboats. The workshop is free. The cost for the Gateway Arch Riverboats is $8.00 per person. See the main Scout page for times and dates.

Call-in reservations for December and January programs begin October 1, 2015.
Call-in reservations for spring and summer programs begin January 2, 2016.

Last updated: October 5, 2015

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