Scouting & Youth Activities
The Buffalo Numismatic Association (BNA) sponsors a Coin Collecting Merit Badge Clinic twice per year that is open to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, siblings and kids interested in coin collecting. The workshop is offered in the spring at the Gold and Silver Expo and in the fall at the BNA's Annual Convention.
Coin Collecting Merit Badge Clinic
The Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge Clinic is a fun filled day where scouts learn about coins and coin collecting. Each participant receives a bag of materials and free coins to help them start their collection. Door prizes, giveaways (for correct answers to questions) and the "Deal or No Deal" game give scouts the opportunity to collect additional coins, books and albums.
"Be Prepared" is a motto that all Boy Scouts live by and earning this merit badge will take some preparation. Before arriving at the clinic, each scout must complete the following prerequisites in order to earn the merit badge:
- Read the entire Coin Collecting Merit Badge Pamphlet -Version 2008 (Yes! The whole thing!)
► Click here if you can't get your hands on one
- Req. #6: Collect at least five different State Quarters (dated 1999 - 2009)
- Req. #7: Collect a set of currently circulating U.S. coins
- Req. #9d: Collect a date set of a single type since the year of your birth
Here is a list of printable flyers and workbooks that you can print and handout at your troop meetings to help your scouts prepare for the clinic:
BNA Handouts and Workbooks
► Troop Meeting Flyer (1 page)
► Troop Meeting Flyer (2 pages with Prerequisites)
► Coin Collecting Merit Badge Requirements and Workbook
(This is not the BSA Pamphlet)
Merit Badge Requirement Resources
Can't get your hands on a Coin Collecting Merit Badge Pamphlet?
► Click here to see all the requirements and Internet Resources to help you
For More Information
Contact: Jim Bucki at jmbucki@The-BNA.org
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