by Erin Blasco, public programs coordinator
When you think of Boy Scout merit badges, Camping, Emergency Preparedness, and Swimming badges may be the first to come to mind. While we don't plan to build a pool or allow campfires in our galleries, the Postal Museum Education Department will offer Boy Scouts the opportunity to work toward the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge in 2012.
Boy Scouts completing the merit badge will be real philatelic experts. According to the requirements, Boy Scouts must define topical stamp collecting and show examples of everything from overprinted stamps to first day covers. The final project can include showing a collection of over 200 stamps from around the world or a map-based display of international stamps.What better place to work on this project but the Postal Museum? And this opportunity won't just be open to scouts; contact us for information on how to participate.
Interested in this opportunity? Contact Erin at NPMprograms@si.edu for registration information.