SERC is dedicated to bringing Smithsonian quality educational opportunities to schools and groups. We offer special programs to help Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts obtain their merit badges. These programs are designed to assist in obtaining specific nature related merit badges, but are not comprehensive programs for the entire badge. It is up to the Scout Leader to purchase the actual badges for recognition of completion. For more information, contact our Public Programs Coordinator Karen McDonald at 443-482-2388 or e-mail at email@example.com.