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Merit Badge Opportunities at The Durham Museum

Workshop Registration Information:
Boy Scout workshops are available with advance registration; private classes may be booked for Troops of 8 or more. The cost is $12 per Scout and $5 per adult, unless the adults are members of the museum or a UNMC employee. Payment is required at the time of reservation. Additional adults and siblings may pay at the door. Cancellations must be made one full week in advance to receive a refund. Please contact The Durham Education Department at (402) 444-5027 or email education@DurhamMuseum.org with any questions, or to make a reservation. A complete listing of all requirements being met will be emailed upon reservation.

American Heritage
The Durham Museum and the American Heritage merit badge go hand-in-hand. Join museum staff as you learn what makes our country and community so great. Interactive activities, classroom discussions, and a tour through our galleries will keep this class fast paced and fun. Scouts are required to read the American Heritage Merit Badge booklet before taking the class.
Dates: Nov. 1 & Mar. 21 10:00-4:00

Citizenship in the Nation
As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens who are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights. Upon completion, scouts will be more likely to participate in their governments, protect their freedoms, help defend their country, and stand up for individual rights on behalf of all of America’s citizens. Scouts are required to read the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge booklet before taking the class. *This badge is required for Eagle Scout.
Date: Jan. 10 10:00-4:00

Citizenship in the World
Scouts who earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge will discover that they are already citizens of the world. How good a world citizen each person is depends on his willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries. Scouts are required to read the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge booklet before taking the class. *This badge is required for Eagle Scout.
Date: Feb. 7 10:00-4:00

Coin Collecting
Did you know that the Omaha Coin Club is one of the oldest established coin clubs in the Midwest? Join its members as they explore the history of some of the rarest coins in the world. In addition, Scouts will learn all the details that go into preserving and grading coins. Scouts will also tour the Bryon Reed Coin Collection, known as one of the top three coin collections in the United States. Scouts are required to read the Coin Collection Merit Badge booklet before taking the class.
Dates: Oct. 25 & Apr. 4 9:00-12:00

Genealogy
Exploring your roots - where your family name came from, why your family lives where it does, what your parents and grandparents did for fun when they were your age - can be fascinating. Discovering the history of your ancestors is what genealogy is all about. During this program Scouts will spend time in the traveling exhibit Identity: an Exhibition of You from the Franklin Institute. Scouts are required to read the Genealogy Merit Badge booklet before taking the class.
Date: Oct. 25 1:00-4:00 & Dec. 20 9:00-12:00

Indian Lore
The Durham Museum has an entire exhibit focusing on the culture and everyday life of the Native Americans who once called this area home. Utilizing the museum’s collection of hands-on artifacts and displays, Scouts will complete this badge in just one class.
Dates: Nov. 22, Jan. 17 & Apr. 4 1:00-4:00

Personal Management
Get a jump start on your Personal Management badge, with Educators from the Federal Reserve Bank: Omaha Branch. Learn the best ways to invest for your future, the ins and outs of the stock market, and more. *This badge is required for Eagle Scout.
Date: Oct. 18 & Jan. 17 9:00-11:00

Railroading
Trains and railroads impact our lives each day in many different ways. The railroads helped build our nation and are woven into the history and culture of our country. By earning this badge, Scouts will learn railroading history, its place in modern society, careers they can pursue, and hobbies related to railroading. Scouts are required to read the Railroading Merit Badge booklet before taking the class.
Dates: Apr. 11 10:00-4:00

Textiles
Scouts will learn about the importance of the different types of fabrics that we use in our everyday lives. During this program the scouts will tour the traveling exhibit Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen from the Kent State University Museum. Scouts are required to read the Textile Merit Badge booklet before taking the class.
Date: Feb. 14 9:00-12:00 & Mar. 14 1:00-4:00

Find a Merit Badge Counselor
Looking to complete a merit badge and need a counselor to sign off? Click here to visit the Mid-America Council's Merit Badge Counselor database. Search by badge and city to find a counselor in your area.
Soaring Eagle Merit Badge Clinics for 2014
All Boy Scouts are invited to LDS Church in Omaha for the Merit Badge Clinics in 2014, hosted by Soaring Eagle District.Click the link to learn more and register for the clinics. Read More
Earn the Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge
Disabilities Awareness Merit BadgeOutlook Nebraska, Inc. (ONI) is the premier provider of choice for exceptional employment, training, and experiences that allow the blind and visually impaired to realize their personal and career goals. Visiting ONI will bring Scouts one step closer to earning their Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge. You will be able to learn about what ONI does as an agency to provide employment and education opportunities for the blind and visually impaired. Learn more about Outlook Nebraska, Inc. 

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