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Merit Badge News

Current Merit Badge Sessions: · Citizenship in the Community (Eagle Required) · Mining in Society

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New Swimming MB requirements

The new requirements focus more on teaching Scouts correct stroke mechanics while continuing to emphasize basic water skills. Previous requirements like snorkeling, competitive swimming and CPR (which Scouts learn more fully in other merit badges anyway) have been removed. With the new requirements, the goal is to teach Scouts to swim with greater ease and […]

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Welding Merit Badge opportunity

General Air Service & Supply sponsors a Welding merit badge clinic. More information here. The cost is $10 per scout and adult participation is welcome. Welding merit badge requirements.

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Free Merit Badge Clinics

Safety – Aug 9, 9:30-11:30am Emergency Preparedness – Aug 9, 1pm-4pm * Taught by police, you will earn your merit badge by engaging with 17 interactive sections throughout the CELL exhibit * Visit www.thecell.org/events/bsa to register * Recommended for ages 14 & up * For any questions, please call Peter Sherwood at 303-844-4000 ext.11

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Eagle MB Requirement Additions

Beginning January 1st, Cooking became an Eagle required merit badge and the requirements were updated/changed. Importantly, the merit badge does not have to be re-earned for Eagle and if started under the old requirements, can be completed using either old or new. Sustainability became an Eagle required merit badge in tandem with Environmental Science. A […]

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  • Upcoming Events

    • July 22, 2014
      • Merit Badge Counselor training
        Starts: 7:00 pm
        Ends: July 22, 2014 - 8:30 pm
        Location: 545 W 10th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020. Use the Southeast entrance.
        Description: Merit badge counselors need to be trained just like any other position-specific adult volunteer. Please consider attending this training session and contribute your knowledge and skills to our scouts.
        LOCATION: Chapel, Broomfield United Methodist Church, 545 W 10th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020. Use the Southeast entrance.
        TIME: Check-in 7:00 to 7:15; training begins promptly at 7:15, and runs to 8:30.
        COST: STILL FREE!
        WHAT TO BRING: Pen or pencil.
        WHAT TO EXPECT: Education on how to be a merit badge counselor.
        REGISTRATION: Email the information listed below directly to me at drgwandsp@msn.com by Noon, July 22. Though drop-ins are welcome, the same information is required at check in. Information for participants completing the session will be submitted to Council and entered into the Council “trained” database. Otherwise, all information will remain confidential.

        Participant’s full name
        Unit number
        BSA membership number, if you have one
        Complete home address
        Contact phone number
        Contact email address

        Libby Schultz
        Dean of Merit Badge Counselors
        Gateway District Advancement Committee
        drgwandsp@msn.com
    • July 28, 2014
      • Troop Meeting & Merit Badge
        Starts: 7:00 pm
        Ends: July 28, 2014 - 9:00 pm
        Location: Arvada Church of Christ
    • July 31, 2014
    • August 2, 2014
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