The Edmond Historical Society & Museum is now offering merit badge programs for Scouts BSA! Our certified merit badge counselors and educators will guide Scouts through engaging programs designed to meet requirements towards badges and awards.
See below for current offerings and registration. Registration will close at 5 PM the day before the program unless already full. Blue cards will be provided. Cost is $10 per scout.
Citizenship in the Community – FULL
Saturday February 1, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
What does it take to be a good citizen of your community? What is its history? Who are its leaders? Have you ever attended a town council meeting? What can you do to make it better? Learn the answers to these questions, while your complete the “Citizenship in the Community” merit badge (required for Eagle rank). A prerequisite packet will be emailed to you soon after you register.
NOTE: To help you complete requirement #8, the Edmond Historical Society & Museum will have a special temporary exhibit in its main gallery featuring your photos of Edmond! Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase Edmond from your perspective to hundreds of visitors from across the country! Details will be provided in the packet and during the program.
Saturday February 22, 10:00 am – Noon (merit badge program)
Saturday February 22, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Scouting Heritage Exhibition)
At the Edmond Historical Society & Museum we believe you don’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. Scouting is no exception. Learning the history of Scouting is important to understanding the role Scouts have played, and will continue to play, in shaping your community, state, nation, and far beyond. Come learn the history of Scouting far and wide from 10 am – noon to earn your merit badge. Prerequisite for requirement #6.
BONUS! Bring your Scout memorabilia and stay the afternoon from 1:30-3:30 for the Scouting Heritage Exhibition. Not only will you complete requirements #4, #5, #6 by attending the exhibition, you’ll also have a chance to show off your own memorabilia & artifacts to other Scouts and the general public at the museum! Tables will be provided.
Note: Participating and/or visiting the Scouting Heritage Exhibition is FREE for everyone! It is highly encouraged, but not mandatory, for scouts who enroll for the badge workshop to participate and/or visit the exhibition. If you want to be included in the exhibition with your own memorabilia, but NOT attend the workshop, you MUST notify the education department by Wednesday, February 18th @ 5pm. We cannot accept walk-ins. If you plan on visiting the exhibition but not exhibiting your own collection, there is no need to contact the museum.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 405-340-0078.
Saturday March 7, 9:30-12:30
Isaac Rodkey was one of Edmond, OK’s first entrepreneurs in 1894. He had a very successful flour mill business by the time he was 40-years-old, but Isaac knew early on that he needed to be smart, creative, hard-working, and patient if he wanted to be successful entrepreneur. Fortunately, as a Scout you already have all these skills! Join us at the Rodkey House as you learn how to bring all these skills together to build your own successful business. We’ll brainstorm, play games, and explore entrepreneurs of the past and meet entrepreneurs in the present. There are no prerequisites for this program.
Citizenship in the Nation (required for Eagle)
Saturday May 9, 9:30-12:30
What does it mean to be a good American citizen? How does our government work for us? What are the three branches of government? We’ll explore these questions and more as we visit with a federal judge, journalists, and more. Scouts will earn their complete badge. Prerequisite guidelines for requirement #3 will be emailed to participants shortly after registration. All other requirements will be completed at the program.
Citizenship in the World (required for Eagle)
Saturday May 9, 1:30-4:30
A world citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world – and their place in it. Join us as we explore how you can be the best world citizen while completing all requirements. We will visit with an ambassador and an international journalist! There are no prerequisites for this program.
Please note that lunch will not be provided if a Scout is enrolled in both Citizenship programs, however, we will have an area set aside for Scouts to eat if they choose to bring their lunch.
Register for merit badge programs below:
Need help earning additional merit badges? We have merit badge counselors ready to help you earn your Collections merit badge, and Genealogy merit badge. Email the Education Department at email@example.com or call 405-340-0078 for information.