Have you ever wondered about how the pyramids were built?
Have you thought about hunting with stone arrowheads?
What did people think about in the past, how did they live, what did they eat?
All these and many more questions are what archaeologists work on answering. Become an archaeologist for a day as you explore ancient people, find and study artifacts from the past, and learn how specimens artifacts change over time – all in a Natural History Museum by a certified merit badge counselor. In this class, scouts will work towards completing the Archaeology Merit Badge.
Terms and Conditions: Pre-registration and prepayment are required to attend.
$25 Scout of NHSM Member Family
$30 Scout of Non-Member
Spaces are limited.
Participants must agree to follow NHSM COVID protocols: Proof of COVID vaccination is required to
attend this course. Masks will also be required. Food and drink inside the facility is prohibited. NHSM
retains the right to update or change these requirements at any time. Cancellations up to a week in advance of the course will incur a $5 processing fee. No refunds made 7 days before the start of the course.
Things to remember to bring for this Merit Badge Class:
1. Merit Badge Blue Card properly filled out and signed off by your Scoutmaster
2. Archaeology Merit Badge Pamphlet and Workbook
3. Scout Uniform
5. Supporting documentation or project work pertinent to this merit badge which may also
include a Merit Badge Workbook for reference with notes
6. A positive Scouting focus and attitude
7. Lunch – will be eaten out of doors weather permitting
Most Merit Badges are not designed to be completed in a single session with an instructor, so it is not
always possible to walk away with a completed and signed blue card at the end a program. Every badge
requires some independent work by your scout. We call this “pre-work” because, if these requirements
are performed prior to our program, we can complete and sign the merit badge card. Otherwise we will
sign partial cards at the completion of our program and will have qualified counselors review
assignments on an individual basis at a later date.