BSA Merit Badge Day



Upcoming Merit Badge Days are

2021 Dates: June 19, July 10, July 24th, August 21, October 9th & November 20

The BSA Merit Badge Day is designed for scouts to achieve all of the requirements of two merit badges in one day, the Graphic Arts merit badge and the Pulp and Paper merit badge. During the course of the day, which runs from 9 am to 3 pm, teams of scouts will rotate between 10 stations covering every aspect of the printing and paper industries, from offset lithography and screen printing to digital design and how the paper industry manages and uses their forests. Each scout will have a chance to screen print their own shirt, run an offset press, grind pulp, make their own sheet of paper and letterpress print a card on an antique press. The day is filled with lots of hands-on activities and detailed presentations, given by industry experts and educators. The fee for the Merit Badge Day is $50 per scout and covers all of the activities to earn the two Merit Badges. Merit Badge Day at the Printing Museum is definitely a not-to-miss event for scouts in Southern California!


Please Note: Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who has contracted Covid-19. To learn more about the symptoms please visit the CDC Website

  • All attendees will be required to wear a clean face mask at all times while at the Museum
  • Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer will be available throughout the facility
  • We will be limiting scout attendance to smaller sizes 

Eagle Scouts

The Printing Museum has a special connection to the Boy Scouts: the Museum’s founder Ernie Lindner was an Eagle scout in the late 1930’s; his son and now grandson achieved Eagle scout recognition as well. Harriett Lindner, Ernie’s wife, and Ernie II, his grandson, are shown to the right at one of the events. The family tradition continues on!

Future Programs

The Printing Museum offers Merit Badge Days each year. ADVANCED REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. We can accommodate up to 90 scouts at each event. For questions, contact the Printing Museum. And, download Merit Badge Days flyer.





The Merit Badge Days are made possible by the generous support of PIASC (Printing Industries Association of Southern California) RAISE Foundation. Learn more about the foundation.