Over 600 Scouts to Participate in Merit Badge University This Weekend at Stuhr

Stuhr Museum is proud to welcome back over 600 Boy Scouts, their parents and troop leaders for the annual Merit Badge University, Friday July 25 – Sunday, July 27.

Over 600 Scouts plan to use Stuhr Museum as their base of operations for the annual camp out, which has been held at the museum for the past six years. During the weekend in Grand Island, the Scouts will have the opportunity to earn over 80 different merit badges both on the museum grounds and around Hall County. The Scouts and their leaders will fan across Grand Island to learn from local experts in a variety of fields, and will return to the museum to camp, eat, socialize and work on a service project in the afternoons and evenings.

As part of their stay at Stuhr Museum, the scouts will be taking on a service project with the help of our maintenance department. This year, the goal is to build a brick walkway to the root cellar at the Eakes Family Windolph Family City of Grand Island Hired Man’s House.

In addition the scouts will also be holding daily flag ceremonies, spending some time at Island Oasis and camping in the field to the east of the Stuhr Building. The museum will remain open during the Merit Badge University and the public is welcome to come out and see the camp. For more information, contact the museum at (308) 385-5316.