Girl Scout & BSA Merit Badge Workshops Returning This Summer!
Updated May 2022
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is excited to announce the return of merit badge workshops this summer! These merit badge workshops follow curriculum created by both the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the USA organizations. Merit badge workshops are open to any youth of the appropriate age. Admission to the museum is included with the purchase of any merit badge workshop. Merit badge workshops are taught by certified merit badge counselors.
Questions? Please let us know by sending an email to our Manager of STEAM and Education Programs, at email@example.com.
Summer 2022 Merit Badge Workshop Dates
All merit badge workshops are $20 per scout and $10 per chaperone. Please note that no physical merit badges or patches will be handed out. BSA Scouts are responsible for bringing their own Blue Cards.
Friday, July 8th
BSA Environmental Science (Eagle Scout)
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
This merit badge workshop is open to any youth in grades 6th – 12th grade and is designed to help BSA scouts meet requirements for the Environmental Science merit badge. We will be covering requirements 1, 2, 3.a, 3.b, 3.c, 3.d, 3.f, 3.g, 3.h, 5, and 6.
Scouts are responsible for the following pre-requisites: 3.e, 4 Requirement 3.e requires scouts to do research on an endangered species and write a 100-word report or visit a site that features a project to improve the habitat of a threatened or endangered species. Requirement 4 involves choosing two outdoor study areas and carrying out observations. If participants do not complete these requirements ahead of time, Scouts must follow up with the counselors before a signed blue card will be issued.
Wednesday, August 3rd
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
This merit badge workshop is open to any youth in grades 6th – 12th grade and is designed to help BSA scouts meet requirements for the Railroading merit badge. We will be covering ALL requirements for this merit badge! While there are no pre-requisites, we strongly encourage participating Scouts to review the Railroading Merit Badge Requirements and workbook prior to the workshop. Requirements 8b parts 1 and 2 will be fulfilled by visiting the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Scouts must bring a camera (phone is fine) or drawing materials.
BSA Signs, Signals, and Codes
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
This merit badge workshop is open to any youth in grades 6th – 12th grade and is designed to help BSA scouts meet requirements for the Signs, Signals, and Codes merit badge. We will be covering requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10.
Scouts are responsible for the following pre-requisites: 7. Requirement 7 has the Scout laying out at least a 1-mile trail for a patrol or troop to follow that includes at least six different trail signs and markers. Scouts can write a short report about completing the requirement and should include pictures showing each trail sign and marker used for counselor approval. If participants do not complete these requirements ahead of time, Scouts must follow up with the counselors before a signed blue card will be issued.
Wednesday. August 10th
Engineers In The Making!
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
This merit badge workshop is open to any youth in 1st – 5th grade. We will be meeting all requirements for the following badges:
- Webelos Engineering
- Brownie Race Car Design Challenge
- Junior Balloon Car Design Challenge
Scouts participating in this workshop will study real-life engineers, use the Engineer Design Process, design blueprints, then investigate potential and kinetic energy to design and race vehicles!
BSA Mail-In Merit Badge Programs
PTM is happy to offer the services of our merit badge counselors to local BSA scouts! Any BSA scout who has completed all the requirements for the following badges can mail in their completed work and a blue card filled out with their information and we will be happy to sign off on the completed requirements.
Previous BSA Merit Badge Programs
We have offered the following merit badge workshops in the past and are hopeful to offer them again in the future.
- BSA Personal Management
- Financial Literacy (for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors)
- BSA Electricity
- BSA Railroading
Is your Scout troop looking to complete service hours or a community service project? Interested in completing an Eagle Scout or Gold Award project? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in being a counselor or helping out with the Scouting programs at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum? Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com!
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 our Manager of STEAM and Education Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This email list will be the first to know when we announce dates and merit badge workshops.