Scout Merit Badge Workshop:
May 2, 2020 POSTPONED due to COVID-19
Dear valued visitors,
We take the health of our visitors, volunteers, and staff very seriously. At the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, we have made the decision to postpone the May 2 Scout Merit Badge Day until later in the year.
Customers who have already purchased tickets on Showclix will automatically receive a refund to the card used in the transaction. Due to the number of local and national events being canceled, refunds are being processed more slowly than usual and will take approximately 7-10 business days to appear back in your accounts.
A new date for the Merit Badge Day has not yet been set. If you are not already on our Scout email communications list and would like to be, please let us know by sending an email to Kristen Fredriksen, Events & Programs Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Museum will send an email to this list when the new date is determined.
Please continue to follow our website and social media platforms for updated museum information during this fluid situation. We thank you for your understanding.
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Staff and Volunteers
Merit Badge Programs
Curriculum follows the Boy Scouts of America badge requirements, but all youth ages 11-18 may attend any merit badge program.
Classes for the following badge requirements will be offered:
• Personal Management (Eagle Scout) and Financial Literacy (Girl Scout) (all-day badge)
• Electricity (morning or afternoon session)
• Railroading (morning or afternoon session)
Registration for May 2’s Badge Day opens March 6 at 12 PM Registration opens Friday, March 6 at noon. To stay up to date with information about Scout Days including registration deadlines and upcoming workshop dates, please send an email to Kristen Fredriksen, Events & Programs Assistant, at email@example.com and we will add you to the Scout email communications list!
Personal Management: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Electricity: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Railroading: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Participants may register for only one badge if selecting the all-day Personal Management badge.
Participants may register for one or both half-day badges. Each half-day merit badge program session is approximately 3 hours. If you are registering for both badges, please select AM Railroading/PM Electricity OR AM Electricity/PM Railroading. Both the AM and PM sessions cover the same materials.
If you are attending both AM and PM sessions, it is highly recommended that you bring a bagged lunch. There is no food available at the museum. There are limited dining options available within a 15 minute drive. **Personal Management badge attendees will not have an opportunity to leave the museum for lunch.
Registration opens March 6 at noon and closes April 27 at 5 PM. Click the ShowClix® link below for tickets.
Personal Management (all-day badge): $20
Electricity (half-day badge): $15
Railroading (half-day badge): $15
All accompanying adults: $10 (discounted admission)
Prerequisites for our 2020 programs are as follows:
Requirement 2 of the Personal Management Merit Badge Requirements asks scouts to prepare, track, and record a budget over the course of 13 weeks. Please bring any progress you have with you to the badge session. The Counselor will review your progress and provide information for a follow-up when the requirement is complete. Scouts who have not yet started or completed the requirement must follow up with the instructor before a signed blue card will be issued. **Note: this class also covers topics in the Girl Scout Financial Literacy group.
Personal Management Merit Badge Requirements
Personal Management Merit Badge Workbook
Personal Management Merit Badge Pamphlet
https://www.scoutshop.org/personal-management-merit-badge-pamphlet-649744.html or through your Scout Leader
Complete requirement 2 and 8 in the Electricity Merit Badge Workbook to the best of your ability and review the Electricity Merit Badge Requirements prior to the event to understand the requirements and expectations. If participants do not attempt the requirements, Scouts must follow up with the instructors before a signed blue card will be issued.
Electricity Merit Badge Requirements
Electricity Merit Badge Workbook
Electricity Merit Badge Pamphlet
https://www.scoutshop.org/electricity-merit-badge-pamphlet.html or through your Scout Leader
While there are no pre-requisites, we strongly encourage participating Scouts to review the Railroading Merit Badge Requirements and Railroading Merit Badge Workbook prior to the event to understand the requirements and expectations. Requirements 8(b) 1 and 2 will be fulfilled by visiting the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Scouts must bring either equipment to photograph or video (camera, phone, etc.) or materials to draw [8(b) 1-2]. If they do not, Scouts must follow up with the instructors before a signed blue card will be issued.
Railroading Merit Badge Requirements
Railroading Merit Badge Workbook
Railroading Merit Badge Pamphlet
https://www.scoutshop.org/railroading-merit-badge-pamphlet-649659.html or through your Scout leader
Register and pay for sessions online by clicking the ShowClix® link below after registration opens.
Registration will close Monday, April 27 at 5:00 pm. We are unable to accept registration over the phone or after the deadline. Scout leaders and guardians of registered participants participants do not have to pre-register and may purchase tickets day-of.
Please contact Kristen Fredriksen, Events and Programs Assistant at 724-228-9256 x305 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.