Scout BSA Astronomy Merit Badge Workshop

December registration is now open!

Calling all Scout BSA Scouts for a star-filled cosmic experience!

Don’t miss an opportunity for your Scout to earn the Astronomy Merit Badge at the North Museum of Nature and Science. Save the date for Saturday, December 7 from 12:00 – 5:00 pm.

Event will meet all the requirements for the Astronomy Merit Badge, including some pre-workshop assignments

Scouts will get to experience our revolutionized planetarium for all of the requirements

Arrive early and explore the Museum as workshop registration includes general museum admission

Pricing: Scout BSA: $20     Adult: $9

  • Special discounts and coupons are not applicable for this program
  • To accommodate as many scouts as possible, workshop is only open to the Scout earning the badge and their adult(s) who are attending
  • All adults attending must be with the Scout in the planetarium during the workshop sessions

North Museum member — Scout: $12
North Museum member — Adult: FREE

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Sample of completed Blue CardPre-workshop Requirements 5a & 5b

Complete requirement 5a and 5b prior to workshop
and submit to
by December 1st.

Scouts to do list prior to workshop:

  • Bring blue card signed by unit leader
  • Partially complete blue card with the info found on our website prior to event
  • Complete requirement 5a and 5b prior to workshop and submit to by December 1st.

Planning for arrival:

  • Scouts and their adults can arrive anytime after 10:00 am to explore the Museum prior to workshop
  • Make sure to either eat lunch prior to workshop or bring a packed lunch—lunch will not be provided by the Museum
  • Food is allowed in the planetarium
  • Please arrive by 11:45 am to check-in—Workshop will begin promptly at Noon
  • Allow ample time for parking – Parking is limited to street parking
  • Scouts are asked to wear their Scout BSA uniform


  • Workshop will be taught by North Museum’s Mike Smith, aka Cosmic Mike®, a certified Merit Badge Counselor
  • Merit Badge Counselor will be signing on their card the day of workshop
  • During the designated workshop breaks, Scouts will have the opportunity to explore the Museum
  • All adults attending must be with scout in planetarium during workshop sessions
  • Scouts must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended minimum ratio is 5 scouts to 1 adult

For more information or to register via phone, contact or (717) 358-3941

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