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.
Saturday, October 26th 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Scouting prepares you to be a good American citizen. A better understanding of American heritage, the ways in which the past has led to our present nation, is key to truly knowing what it means to be an American. Earn your complete “American Heritage” badge as you venture into the past to explore historic places, people, and events that will help your journey into becoming the best citizen you can be. This program will be held at the original 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse in Edmond.
NOTE: To earn the complete blue card at the end of the program, Scouts must complete a short preliminary assignment. This assignment will be emailed to all participants prior to the program.
Saturday November 16, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
At the history museum, we have learned that even the simplest form of architecture, such as a sod house, barn, or schoolhouse, requires thought, planning and may even be considered a work of art. Architecture is not just the special buildings like cathedrals, museums, or sports stadiums, it is as normal as homes, places of worship, schools, and stores. In this program you will learn the concepts of form and function, design methods, conduct field research on architectural types, meet an architect, and explore Edmond Historical Society & Museum’s ‘Architecture of Edmond while earning the complete “Architecture” merit badge.
Saturday December 14, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Native Americans were the first to inhabit the United States and are still alive and well in the present contributing to and shaping modern culture. You may know a Native American or even be a member of a tribe. Join the Edmond Historical Society & Museum as we explore Native American past, present, and future. Scouts will learn the history and culture of Oklahoma tribes, play traditional and modern games, explore and recreate traditional lifeways, and discover Native American inventions and innovations. Meet leaders from Oklahoma tribes, taste traditional Native American cuisine, learn ceremonial dances and more while you earn the complete “Indian Lore” merit badge.
Citizenship in the Community
Saturday February 1, 9:00 am -12:30 pm
Calling all Edmond Scouts BSA! If you have an Edmond address, then this one’s for you! What does it take to be a good citizen of Edmond? What is its history? Who are its leaders? Have you ever attended a town council meeting? What can you do to make Edmond better? Learn the answers to these questions, meet Edmond leaders, view current council meetings and more while your complete the “Citizenship in the Community” merit badge (required for Eagle rank). Scouts will complete requirements 1 — 6. A prerequisite for completion of requirement 7, and a packet to get started on requirement 8 will be emailed soon after you register.
NOTE: The MB counselor will start Scouts on requirement 8. To help you complete this requirement, 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 during the program.
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 of the present.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-340-0078 for information.