Scout Coin Collecting Clinic
The next Boy Scout Clinic sponsored by the MIlwaikee Numismatic Society will be held in conjuction with the South Shore Coin Club' annual coin show at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport.
Scouts: read the article here before the clinic.
Scouts earn merit badges at MNS clinic
The Milwaukee Numismatic Society sponsors a Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge Clinic in conjunction with the annual South Shore Coin Club coin show.
The clinic gives Boy Scouts a basic introduction to numismatics. Topics covered include the manufacture of coins and paper money, numismatic terminology, mints and mintmarks, the state quarter program, coin identification, grading and storage, paper currency and the Federal Reserve System.
To complete the requirements for the merit badge, scouts are required to bring with them specific coins from their collection.
Photos from the 2017 Clinic:
See Numismatc News' coverage of the 2012 event heree and additional photos below.
More than 40 scouts attended the clinic.
The scouts received coins and albums donated by dealers and numismatic organizations.
Speakers covered a wide range of basic numismatic topics.
Scouts won numismatic prizes by correctly answering questions about coins and paper money.
Member-volunteers verify that scouts have collected the coins needed to meet the merit badge requirements.