Baseball Card Clubhouse Intro.
Attention All Scouts!!!
Hold your next meeting at Elite SportsCards!
The Baseball Card Clubhouse is sponsored by the Major League Baseball
Players Association (MLBPA) and is a totally FREE program to all Scouts who participate.
All you have to do is simply have your Scout leader sign-up your
pack or troop for a special night of baseball card collecting and fun.
Every Scout in attendance will receive a cool collectible
kit full of Baseball Cards. With the baseball cards the Scouts will receive they will learn how to bulid an
initial baseball card collection that will help them earn Scout Advancement.
Scouts will also get a chance to discuss baseball
card collecting and play cool games for a chance to earn more awesome prizes. Scouts can also bring their own card collection
to showoff or learn more about it if they already have one.
Baseball Card Clubhouse Shop
2028 W. Montrose
Hey, Cub Scouts, did you know you can earn an
achievement award with your baseball cards collection? Boy Scouts, you can earn a merit badge with your special collection
of cards. Read below for some tips and then get in touch with your local den leader or merit badge counselor. Have fun!
1) Wolf Achievement 6: Start a Collection
a. Make a collection of baseball cards. Start with a few packs.
Put the cards together in a neat way.
b. Show and explain your collection to another person.
2) Bear Elective 22 - Collecting Things
a. Start a baseball card collection. You can get information
about baseball card collecting from your local hobby shop.
b. Display a collection of cards to show at a pack meeting.
This can be any kind of collection. Every time you show a different kind of collection, it counts as one requirement.
c. Start your own collection. Keep your own cards in order
by your favorite team, your favorite player, or complete a set.
Collecting Merit Badge Requirements
Prepare a short written report or outline for your counselor,
giving a detailed description of your collection,* including a short history. Be sure to include why you chose that particular
type of collecting and what you enjoy and have learned from your collection.
- Explain the growth and development of your collection.
- Demonstrate your knowledge of preserving and displaying your
1. Explain the precautions that you need to take to preserve
your collection, including
2. Explain how best to display your collection, keeping in
mind preserving as discussed above.
3. Explain to your counselor the events available for a hobbyist
of this collection, including shows, seminars, conventions, contests, and museum programs or exhibits.
- Demonstrate your knowledge of collecting and investing. Discuss
with your counselor:
1. How investing and speculation would apply to your collection
2. What you would look for in purchasing other collections
similar to yours
3. What you would expect in return value in the event you decided
to sell all or part of the collection
- Do the following:
1. Discuss with your counselor at least 10 terms commonly used
in your collection and be prepared to discuss the definition of each.
2. Show your counselor any two groups from your collection.
Explain how you organized your collection and why you chose that method. (Note: if your collection is too large to transport
and your counselor is unable to view your collection directly, photographs should be available to share.)
3. Explain how your collection is valued by other collectors
and display to your counselor any price guides that may be available.
4. Explain how your collection is graded for value, physical
defects, size and age. Show the various grading classifications or ratings used in your collection.
5. List the national, state, or local association for collectors
in your field of interest
- Show the location of and explain to your counselor the following:
1. Identification number (if applicable)
3. Brand name (if any)
4. Any other special identification marks
- Discuss with your counselor the plans you have to continue
with the collection in the future.
- Discuss with your counselor the career opportunities that
may be available involving your collection.
- Discuss with your counselor why and how collecting has changed
and how this applies to your collection.