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Merit Badge News

Current Merit Badge Sessions: · Communication (Eagle Required) · Architecture

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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

Crime Prevention and Safety – Sept 27, 9-11:30am or 1-4pm Emergency Preparedness – Oct 18, 9am-Noon or 2pm-5pm Crime Prevention – Oct 22, 5:30pm-8pm * Taught by first responders, 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 […]

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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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