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There are two very complete and accurate web sites that you can visit to obtain the individual requirements for each Merit Badge: MeritBadge.org US Scouting Service Project

University of Scouting: November 1st, 2014

Among the many courses, they are offering:

  • Den Chief Training
  • Intro to Leadership Skills in the Troop (ILST) – (like Jr. Leadership Training (JLT))
  • Geocaching Merit Badge

Website: http://www.hoac-bsa.org/university-of-scouting

 

Upcoming Merit Badge Training Events:

Aug
31
Mon
2015
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge 1 of 2 @ Prairie Star Middle School
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge 1 of 2 @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge – Session 1 of 2

This is the first of two sessions required for the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. This is an Eagle required badge.

Session 1 – 8/31/2016
Session 2 – 10/26/2016

Scouts must be of 1st Class Rank of above to attend.

Instructor is Hilary Philgreen.

Click here for more information on the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.

There will be prerequisite work required for attendance at this session – check back for updated information.

How to Prepare for and Earn a Merit Badge:

  • Purchase or borrow the Merit Badge handbook and read in advance of attending the first class.
    • Many Merit Badge books are available to borrow in the Troop Library
    • The Merit Badge book contains a lot of information that is useful in completing the Merit Badge
  • Bring the following items with you to class:
    • a printout of the appropriate Merit Badge paperwork
    • the Merit Badge handbook
    • writing utensils
    • a binder or clipboard to make writing easier
  • Instructors will note when prerequisites are needed and this will be noted on the Troop Calendar. Prepare those in advance and bring them to class.

 

Oct
26
Mon
2015
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge 2 of 2 @ Prairie Star Middle School
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge 2 of 2 @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge – Session 2 of 2

This is the second of two sessions required for the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. This is an Eagle required badge.

Session 1 – 8/31/2016
Session 2 – 10/26/2016

Scouts must be of 1st Class Rank of above to attend.

Instructor is Hilary Philgreen.

Click here for more information on the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.

There will be prerequisite work required for attendance at the first session – check back for updated information.

How to Prepare for and Earn a Merit Badge:

  • Purchase or borrow the Merit Badge handbook and read in advance of attending the first class.
    • Many Merit Badge books are available to borrow in the Troop Library
    • The Merit Badge book contains a lot of information that is useful in completing the Merit Badge
  • Bring the following items with you to class:
    • a printout of the appropriate Merit Badge paperwork
    • the Merit Badge handbook
    • writing utensils
    • a binder or clipboard to make writing easier
  • Instructors will note when prerequisites are needed and this will be noted on the Troop Calendar. Prepare those in advance and bring them to class.

 

Dec
7
Mon
2015
Cooking Merit Badge 2 of 2 @ Prairie Star Middle School
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cooking Merit Badge 2 of 2 @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Cooking Merit Badge – Session 2 of 2

This is the second of two sessions required for the Cooking Merit Badge. This is an Eagle required badge.

Session 1 – 8/17/2015
Session 2 – 12/7/2015

Scouts must be of 1st Class Rank of above to attend.

Instructors include Bill Mauer, Doug Cochran and Jeff Parrish.

Click here for more information on the Cooking Merit Badge.

Although classes are required, there are outside cooking activities required to complete this Merit Badge.

How to Prepare for and Earn a Merit Badge:

  • Purchase or borrow the Merit Badge handbook and read in advance of attending the first class.
    • Many Merit Badge books are available to borrow in the Troop Library
    • The Merit Badge book contains a lot of information that is useful in completing the Merit Badge
  • Bring the following items with you to class:
    • a printout of the appropriate Merit Badge paperwork
    • the Merit Badge handbook
    • writing utensils
    • a binder or clipboard to make writing easier
  • Instructors will note when prerequisites are needed and this will be noted on the Troop Calendar. Prepare those in advance and bring them to class.

 

Jan
9
Sat
2016
Trailhead District Merit Badge Forum 1 of 2 @ Church of the Resurrection
Jan 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Trailhead District Merit Badge Forum

January 9th, 2016 and January 30th, 2016

Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe, Leawood, Kansas 66224

Forum Schedule

Check in (Add/Deletes)  8 am – 8:30 am
First Class   8:30 – 10:30 am
Break   10:30 am – 10:45 am
Second Class  10:45 am – 12:45 pm

SCOUT CHECK IN: Be sure to check in at the registration table upon arrival even if you already have your blue merit badge cards.

ADULT CHECK IN: All adults who remain at the merit badge forum must check in at the registration table upon. Unregistered adults are not allowed to stay. Any adult not wearing a wristband during the forum will be asked to check in at registration OR leave the premises.

Schedule Changes:

  • Scouts with a hole in their schedule on January 31st need to report to the ADD/CHANGE line.
  • Scouts who registered for a 2-day merit badge but did not attend the first day are dropped from the class for the 2nd day. These scouts should report to the ADD/CHANGE line during check-in to enroll in an available 1-day Merit Badge.
  • If your schedule changes, blank blue MB cards for added classes are available at the Troop 10 table.
  • If you do NOT plan to attend on January 31st, let Kendra Stark know so other scouts can have your spot in class.

Merit Badge Cards (Blue Cards):

  • Completed merit badge cards should be handed in to Ernie Rupp (Advancement Chair) at the next Troop meeting.·
  • Partial merit badge cards are given directly to the Troop at the merit badge forum. We will get these back to you at the next Troop 10 meeting. You can find a merit badge counselor in Troop 10 to work with you to complete these requirements.

For further details on the forum, click here.

Jan
11
Mon
2016
Personal Fitness Merit Badge 1 of 3 @ Prairie Star Middle School
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Personal Fitness Merit Badge 1 of 3 @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Personal Fitness Merit Badge – Session 1 of 3

This is the first of three sessions required for the Personal Life Merit Badge. This is an Eagle required badge.

Session 1 – 1/11/2016
Session 2 – 2/29/2016
Session 3 – 4/25/2016

Instructors include Paul Bertrand and Tim May.

Click here for more information on the Personal Fitness Merit Badge.

How to Prepare for and Earn a Merit Badge:

  • Purchase or borrow the Merit Badge handbook and read in advance of attending the first class.
    • Many Merit Badge books are available to borrow in the Troop Library
    • The Merit Badge book contains a lot of information that is useful in completing the Merit Badge
  • Bring the following items with you to class:
    • a printout of the appropriate Merit Badge paperwork
    • the Merit Badge handbook
    • writing utensils
    • a binder or clipboard to make writing easier
  • Instructors will note when prerequisites are needed and this will be noted on the Troop Calendar. Prepare those in advance and bring them to class.

 

Jan
30
Sat
2016
Trailhead District Merit Badge Forum 2 of 2 @ Church of the Resurrection
Jan 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trailhead District Merit Badge Forum

January 9th, 2016 and January 30th, 2016

Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe, Leawood, Kansas 66224

Forum Schedule

Check in (Add/Deletes)  8 am – 8:30 am
First Class   8:30 – 10:30 am
Break   10:30 am – 10:45 am
Second Class  10:45 am – 12:45 pm

SCOUT CHECK IN: Be sure to check in at the registration table upon arrival even if you already have your blue merit badge cards.

ADULT CHECK IN: All adults who remain at the merit badge forum must check in at the registration table upon. Unregistered adults are not allowed to stay. Any adult not wearing a wristband during the forum will be asked to check in at registration OR leave the premises.

Schedule Changes:

  • Scouts with a hole in their schedule on January 25 need to report to the ADD/CHANGE line.
  • Scouts who registered for a 2-day merit badge but did not attend the first day are dropped from the class for the 2nd day. These scouts should report to the ADD/CHANGE line during check-in to enroll in an available 1-day Merit Badge.
  • If your schedule changes, blank blue MB cards for added classes are available at the Troop 10 table.
  • If you do NOT plan to attend on January 25, let Kendra Stark know so other scouts can have your spot in class.

Merit Badge Cards (Blue Cards):

  • Completed merit badge cards should be handed in to Ernie Rupp (Advancement Chair) at the next Troop meeting.·
  • Partial merit badge cards are given directly to the Troop at the merit badge forum. We will get these back to you at the next Troop 10 meeting. You can find a merit badge counselor in Troop 10 to work with you to complete these requirements.

For further details on the forum, click here.