As the Boy Scouts organization continues to celebrate its centennial anniversary with the revival of four historic merit badges, the museum is pleased to offer one of them for a limited time. Starting August 14th, the carpentry badge is available to earn for a limited time through the end of 2010. During the two-hour program, scouts will learn to construct a wooden tool box with hand tools that they can take home at the end. The program fee is $5.00 per scout to cover material costs. Tools will be provided but we recommend you BYOH (bring your own hammer).
Although the historic carpentry badge is only available for Boy Scouts for a limited time, Webelos and Girl Scouts won’t be left out of the fun. The museum will offer a similar woodworking program for Girl Scouts. We are also developing a craftsman badge program for Webelos that provides a safe environment for younger scouts to learn tool safety and make a display box or stand. This program will cost $3.00 and can be tailored for younger girl scouts, as well.
The historic carpentry Boy Scout merit badge program will only run through the end of December but the other woodworking programs will continue through 2011. Call the museum for more information and to arrange a program date for your troop ASAP.