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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:

Apr
1
Sat
2017
Welding Merit Badge – 2 of 2 @ Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 2 Training Center
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Welding Merit Badge - 2 of 2 @ Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 2 Training Center | Raytown | Missouri | United States

Welding Merit Badge

The Welding merit badge will be taught in two parts. Both sessions are necessary to complete the merit badge. The first session will be a classroom portion to cover what cannot be covered in the second session. This will be held at a date to be determined.

The second session of the Welding merit badge will be taught by Jason Ferguson at the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 2 Training Center on April 1. Mr. Ferguson taught the Metalwork merit badge to a group of Troop 10 scouts and did an outstanding job. This is what he does for a living, so he is a true expert in both the subject and in teaching. Jason was great with the scouts and scouters.

Scouts of any rank may participate in this merit badge program.

This is a Class B event.

Click here for more information on Sheet Metal Workers – Local Union 2.

Click here for more information on the Welding 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 worksheet
    • 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.

 

Apr
3
Mon
2017
First Aid Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Aid Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Dates:

First Aid – Session #1 Monday, March 6
First Aid – Session #2 Monday, April 3
First Aid – Session #3 Monday, May 1
Instructors: 
Tim Zinkus & Doug Cochran & Lisa Amsterdam & Robert Cullen

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 1st Class Rank or Above
  • First Aid Merit Badge Prereqs
  • SOME REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN ON MARCH 6th

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.

 

Apr
10
Mon
2017
Communications Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Communications Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Communications Merit Badge – Session 2

This is the first of two sessions required for the Communications Merit Badge. This is an Eagle required badge.

Session 1 – 02.27.2017
Session 2 – 04.10.2017

Click here for more information on the Communications 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.

 

Apr
17
Mon
2017
Family Life Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family Life Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Family Life Merit Badge – Session 1 of 2

This is the first of two sessions required for the Family Life Merit Badge. This is an Eagle required badge.

  • Session #1, is Monday, Dec. 5,   2016 
  • Session #2, is Monday, April 17, 2017

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

Instructor is Darren Lippe.

Click here for more information on the Family Life 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.

 

Apr
24
Mon
2017
Personal Management Merit Badge 2 of 3 @ Prairie Star Middle School
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Personal Management Merit Badge 2 of 3 @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Personal Management Merit Badge – Session 2 of 3

This is the second of three sessions required for the Personal Management Merit Badge. This is an Eagle required badge.

Session 1 – 02/13/2017
Session 2 – 04/24/2017
Session 3 – 05/15/2017

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

Instructors are Bruce Benteman and Shawn Shepherd.

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

There may 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 worksheet
    • 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.

 

May
1
Mon
2017
First Aid Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Aid Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Dates:

First Aid – Session #1 Monday, March 6
First Aid – Session #2 Monday, April 3
First Aid – Session #3 Monday, May 1
Instructors: 
Tim Zinkus & Doug Cochran & Lisa Amsterdam & Robert Cullen

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 1st Class Rank or Above
  • First Aid Merit Badge Prereqs
  • SOME REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN ON MARCH 6th

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.