Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshops

June 6, 2014  - by 

The Family History Library and the Riverton FamilySearch Library offer monthly workshops to help Boy Scouts earn the Genealogy merit badge. The workshop is held on the second and third Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The workshop is taught by a team of instructors and certified Genealogy merit badge counselors. Scout leaders or parents should plan to accompany the Scouts to the workshop. There will be requirements that the Scouts need to complete before they come to a workshop.

Family History Library workshop is held on the third Saturday of every month. Space is limited in the workshop. Prior registration is required to ensure that space is available for your group. For information about the requirements to be completed before your arrival and to register, go to:

Riverton FamilySearch Library workshop is held the second Saturday of each month. No registration is necessary. For a list of requirements to be completed before arrival, go to:

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  1. This is an interesting coincidence! I’m not very familiar with the variety of merit badges Boy Scouts can earn. But my wife, who works with a Boy Scout troop leader was asked if some of her scouts could attend my “ABC’s of genealogy” class at a local library as they wanted to earn the Genealogy Merit Badge! Of course I welcomed the opportunity to help to introduce some of the younger generations to enter “our” world. Then, when I mentioned this to Pat Richley-Erickson on one of her Mondays with Myrt Hangouts, she told me that she had been a judge for these Boy Scout badges several years ago! Where have I been??? I’ll try to remember to post the results here.

  2. Mesa Arizona FamiltSearch Library has classes by appointment (call 480 964-1200) for Cub Scouts to earn their Heritage Belt Loop, Boy Scout Merit Badge, 4K Youth Research Training to be Youth Ward a Family History Consultants everyday. Please see our website for details.

  3. I’m seriously asking an honest question here: given that so much genealogy seems to be done by women, is there any reason that the blog never mentions outreach to the Girl Scouts or genealogy activities that they carry out?

    1. I would guess that the blog doesn’t post about Girl Scouts because Girl Scouts is not directly affiliated with the church. But that would be a great topic to post about. I know they do a lot of genealogical work as well.