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All merit badge classes are 4 hours. Some merit badges require weekly observations. These merit badges will require the scout to follow up with the merit badge counselor.
Come dressed for the weather. Class B or Troop Shirt is acceptable dress. Bring a water bottle and a snack.
Merit Badge Counselor will be in contact to let the scout know of any prerequisites.
Blue Cards (Official BSA Merit Badge Record) Scouts must arrive to class with their blue card filled out with: leader’s signature, address, name, troop, district, council, date, and name of the merit badge.
Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums
Textile Merit Badge
Learn to weave, dye and understand fabric. Make your own woven project to take home. (This is a 3-hour program)
Ballenger Creek Community Building-Teaching Kitchen
Cooking Merit Badge
Scouts will visit the Ballenger Creek Community Building and prepare meals that they have previously planned out. Instructor will lead scouts in preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner on a charcoal grill or cooking stove as well as trail meals, with food supplies provided by the scout group. Instructor will also review basic food safety. Scout leaders will need to assist with supervising some activities.
Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center
*Fish and Wildlife management
Reptile & Amphibian
*Soil and Water Conservation
^Required for Eagle
*If all three are completed and the scout has the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge they are eligible to receive the World Conservation Award (also known as the Panda Patch)