Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Scout Merit Badge 'Midway' Held in West Virginia

The Parkersburg, West Virginia News and Sentinel reports, "Over 125 Boy Scouts from 11 to 18 years old gathered Saturday at Martin Elementary School for a program called the 'Merit Badge Midway' aimed at earning merit badges in a variety of areas."

The Scouts chose from among 30 merit badge opportunities ranging from auto mechanics and citizenship to genealogy and reading to traffic safety and stamp collecting.

According to reporter Wayne Tower, "The Scouts spent from 90 minutes to three hours on the sessions, learning what steps they will need to take and what accomplishments they must reach to earn the badges. They will return to Martin School on March 26 for the second half of the program where they will show what they have learned or done and will receive the badges if they have passed."

The cost is $15 per session and Scouts could participate in up to four sessions, depending on what they wanted to earn merit badges in.

Shown above, Brian Shapiro, assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 299, gives a program on stamp collecting.

To read the entire article, click here.

For a printable Stamp Collecting Merit Badge requirements worksheet, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM