Scouting Activities

James Reinders conducting Boy Scout coin clinic.
James Reinders at Boy Scout coin clinic

Photo: James Reinders conducting the Boy Scout coin clinic at the PNNA/Willamette Coin Club fall show and “mini-convention” in Portland, OR, October 23, 2010. James’ daughter Katie also conducted a Girl Scout coin clinic the same day. For current information about the Reinders’ activities, see the website and e-mail listed below.

Workshops with dates highlighted in BOLD are upcoming.

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2022 Scouting Workshops

For Seattle area:

  • October 8: A BSA coin collecting merit badge workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 1 p.m, in Tukwila at the fall coin show. See the flyer.
  • For questions or to find out how to register for upcoming workshops, contact James Reinders and Tony Kalt at
  • Tukwila Community Center map on Google.

The Boy Scout and Girl Scout workshops scheduled for April 9, 2022 at the PNNA annual convention in Tukwila were cancelled.

2021 Scouting Workshops

CANCELLED! For Seattle and Portland areas:

  • We’ve decided to not offer workshops this fall, out of an abundance of caution and because of challenges being flexible enough to adhere to shifts in regulations for group events in convention settings. Our previously scheduled workshop for October 9, 2021 was postponed until April 9, 2022 and we also elected to not have a workshop in Portland in November. Contact us directly if you have an interest in doing something online (Zoom), or at a Troop/Patrol level where we can have better control over facilities where we meet (coin shows and convention spaces are just a little too complicated still).   
  • For questions or to find out how to register for upcoming workshops, contact James Reinders and Tony Kalt at

2020 Scouting Workshops

CANCELLED! For Seattle and Portland areas:

  • All scheduled 2020 workshops in Tukwila and Portland were cancelled.
  • However, the September 2020 workshops in Tukwila were replaced by online Merit Badge workshops on Aug. 30 and Sept. 26 via Zoom.
  • See the 1st Q 2021 edition of The Nor’wester for more information about online scouting workshops.

2019 Scouting Workshops

For Seattle area:

  • March 16: A BOY SCOUT workshop (free, pre-registration required) on March 16, 2019 in Tukwila. Thanks for making this workshop a success!
  • March 16: A GIRL SCOUT workshop (also free) on March 16, 2019 in Tukwila was available upon advance request.

For Portland:

  • November 2: BSA Merit Badge Workshop and GSA Fun With Money Patch Workshop (if requested). Thanks for making the BSA workshop a success!

Scout Numismatic Workshops being Organized

James Reinders volunteered to help PNNA and local clubs outreach more to scouting programs with numismatic youth programs. James maintains a website ( with information about upcoming scout workshops and the actual requirements for the scouts to complete. James organized the scout clinics for the Portland 2009 and 2015 ANA National Money Shows, and is looking for more opportunities. “I’d like to have workshops at more of the major shows in the Pacific NW – including the ANA, the PNNA and the Salem shows. I’m interested in putting workshops together anywhere we can get scouts together,” James said. James is an active adult leader in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and was previously the scoutmaster of a large troop in Oregon. James has done workshops at the PNNA/Willamette fall show in Portland (see photo above) and the PNNA spring show in Tukwila.

How to contact James

If you have any suggestions or requests, need more information or want to pre-register, please contact James at the email address listed on one of the above flyers, or you can email to have your message forwarded to James. Thank you!