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Merit Badge Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Spring Break Merit Badge University (MBU) I and II

Saturday 03-07-2020 & 03-14-2020

Two different sessions (one on March 7 and one on March 14). Each Saturday will offer the same set of merit badge classes and depending on the courses they select, Scouts can take up to TWO merit badges per event!

Cost $25 and lunch is provided.

You can attend either or both! Each MBU registration is separate.

Register here: https://scoutingevent.com/571-springbreakMBU2020

Classes offered include:
Archery
First Aid (all day class)
Plumbing
Home Repair
Crime Prevention and Fingerprinting
Automotive Maintenance
Collections
Citizenship in the World (all day class)
Radio
Emergency Preparedness (all day class)
Environmental Science (all day class)
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Orienteering
Welding

8th Annual LCA MBU

Saturday 03-21-2020 7:45 AM CT to 5:00 PM CT

6525 Fighting Eagles Ln
Frisco, TX 75034

http://www.meritbadge.info/mbn/eventdetails.aspx?id=BB3295D8-5764-42FC-871D-A5A5D63C5B03

$30 fee.
Lunch is included in the fee. Come prepared to learn from qualified adults who are volunteering their time to help you earn badges.

Geology at Perot Museum

Sunday 02-23-2020 2:30 PM

Perot Museum

https://www.perotmuseum.org/programs-and-events/children-and-teens/scouting-adventures/boy-scouts/2020-02-23-geology.html

$20 fee.

In this workshop Scouts BSA participants will get to jump into the fascinating world of gems and minerals! We will discuss everything from minerals natural to our home state to volcanoes, geologic history, and much more.

The requirements that we will and will not complete in class are as follows:

  • In Class: 1, 2, 3, 4.b, 5.d
  • Pre-Work: N/A

Along with all the fun and learning in the adventure, Scouts BSA participants will also enjoy free general admission to the Museum. Parents and siblings can even take advantage of discounted general admission so that they can join in the fun.

Fly Fishing Merit Badge – Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival and TakeMeFishing.org

Saturday 03-21-2020

Plano, Texas

http://www.meritbadge.info/mbn/eventdetails.aspx?id=BB3295D8-5764-42FC-871D-A5A5D63C5B03

$? fee.
Students will rotate through a day-long program that will expose them to a variety of topics from casting to fly tying, all of which will be taught by BSA-Certified instructors. While the class is free, Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to the festival. Sorry, only practicing Boy Scouts may participate in this class. For planning purposes please register for the class by emailing Bret Bolton bretley@gmail.com.

CFM Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Class

Saturday 03-14-2020

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

https://cavflight.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=114&Itemid=212

$15 fee.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is proud to offer classes to assist scouts in obtaining their Aviation Merit Badge. Classes are held on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each class is conducted by highly qualified aviation professionals and Aviation Merit Badge counselors and covers 95% of the requirements to obtain the Aviation Merit Badge.

Class size is limited to 12 scouts, so please schedule in advance.
Troop leaders and parents are encouraged to attend at no charge. You will need to pack a sack lunch and drink; a refrigerator is available in the classroom.

What You Will Do:

• Assist in a hands on pre-flight inspection of a real airplane.
• Tour of the Addison airport aboard a Deuce and a Half (2 1/2 ton) military truck.

What You Will Need To Bring:

• Bring your”BlueCards”  for sign off by the counselor upon satisfactorily completing the class.
• Bring a printed copy of the “Aviation Merit Badge Workbook”. Click Here to download the file:
• Bring a pen and or pencil.
• Bring a sack lunch and drink.

• Wear your BSA uniform.

Texas Fin-Fur-Con

Saturday 03-28-2020 8:30 AM CT to 5:00 PM

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
5550 FM 2495, Athens, TX 75752

https://www.scoutingevent.com/571-2020tffc#

This event is located at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

This Boy Scout Merit Badge University (MBU) with a focus on the outdoors, wildlife, and conservation, is a partnership between Circle Ten Council and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at TFFC. It’s an all-day event with 3-hour sessions in the morning and afternoon. Tentative offering: Trail to First Class, 3-hour conservation project (for Life Scout requirement) and 22 merit badges!

COST
$20 for Scouts
$10 for adult Scout leaders
BBQ lunch and a patch included

Instructor helps scouts with fly rods in hatchery pond.Make it a fun family event! Family members are invited to come and enjoy a visit to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, a world-class museum and 90-acre facility that combines visitation and outdoor education with a production fish hatchery. Its mission is to provide an educational, entertaining visitor experience that promotes freshwater sport fishing and the enhancement, conservation, and stewardship of aquatic resources in Texas.

Admission to the Center for family members is separate from Scout admission to the MBU event. However, families choosing to visit the TFFC while their Scout(s) attend the MBU may purchase meal tickets at $10 each and have lunch with their Scout. Meal tickets will be available for purchase on the MBU registration page on the Circle Ten Council website or on site at TFFC. Nearby tent camping is available.

  • Archeology
  • Archery
  • Bird Study**
  • Energy
  • Environmental Science*
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Forestry
  • Geocaching
  • Geology
  • Insect Study
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature
  • Orienteering
  • Pioneering
  • Plant Science
  • Reptile and Amphibian Study
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Sustainability*
  • Trail to 1st Class – (2nd Class)***
  • Trail to 1st Class – (Tenderfoot)**
  • Weather

Communication at Perot Museum

Sunday 03-29-2020 2:30 PM

Perot Museum

$? fee.

https://www.perotmuseum.org/programs-and-events/children-and-teens/scouting-adventures/boy-scouts/2020-03-29-communication.html

We will learn about conducting an interview, how to introduce a public speaker, and learn practical ways to apply the information covered in this class.

The requirements that we will and will not complete in class are as follows:

In Class: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9

Pre-Work: 3, 5, 7, 8

Along with all the fun and learning in the adventure, Scouts BSA participants will also enjoy free general admission to the Museum. Parents and siblings can even take advantage of discounted general admission so that they can join in the fun.

Merit Badge University Spring 2020

Saturday 03-29-2020 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

St. Mary’s University

https://mycouncil.alamoareabsa.org/Event/9771

A one day event hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, for Boy Scouts in the 6th-12th Grade or ages 11-17 to earn up to four merit badges to help with their path to earn their Eagle Scout rank and serve our community. Merit Badge University (MBU) is a bi-annual event hosted by the Alamo Area Council. MBU will be held on May 02, 2019 at St. Mary’s University.

Trucker Buddy Sponsored – Traffic Safety & Truck Transportation Badge University

Saturday 08-29-2020 9:00 AM – 12:30PM

The Great American Trucking Show, Dallas Texas

What do I need to bring and what is dress code?
You will need to bring Blue Cards, 1 blue card per merit badge. You should wear your uniform to the event but it’s not required to attend.

What will I learn?
First you will earn your traffic safety and truck transportation merit badges while learning about trucking related safety items such as blind spots, stopping distances, turning radiuses, seat belts, and distracted driving concerns. You will also have a unique opportunity to visit with industry representatives to learn about trucking’s new technologies and products while gaining an understanding of the importance of the trucking industry to our nation.

Will lunch be provided and what is cost?

Lunch will not be provided, however, there will be food options available at the show for purchase.  There are no fees or costs for Scouts to attend the classes.

Merit Badge University Fall 2020

Saturday 11-07-2020 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

St. Philip’s College

https://mycouncil.alamoareabsa.org/Event/9772

Boy Scout Merit Badge University (MBU) is on November 2, 2019 at St. Philip’s College. A one day event is hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, for Boy Scouts in the 6th-12th Grade or ages 11-17. Here, Scouts can earn up to four merit badges to help with their path toward their Eagle Scout rank and serve our community. Merit Badge University is a bi-annual event hosted by the Alamo Area Council.

The following places offer different merit badges through-out 2020. See individual sites for details. These are not on our Scoutbook calendar.

Oklahoma City Zoo

https://www.okczoo.org/scouts-bsa

Veterinary Medicine
Mammal Study
Bird Study
Nature
Environmental Science
Reptile and Amphibian Study

Gigglin Marlin

https://gigglinmarlin.com/courses/boy-scouts/

Dog Care, Pets, Veterinary Medicine, Bird Study, Insect Study,
Sports, Exploration, Backpacking, Crime Prevention,
Public Health, Medicine, Chemistry, Traffic Safety,
Radio, Public Speaking, Music, Gardening, Energy,
Genealogy, Coin Collecting, Robotics, Reading,

Microsoft Store

https://www.bsacac.org/activities/stem/microsoft-store-merit-badge-classes/

Game Design Merit Badge
Moviemaking Merit Badge
Robotics Merit Badge

Previous Opportunities

Duck Creek Merit Badge Mania

Saturday 01-25-2020 7:15 AM CT to 4:30 PM CT

12800 Abrams Rd
Sabine Hall
Dallas, Texas 75243

https://scoutingevent.com/571-2020DCMBMania#

The Duck Creek District will be hosting a Duck Creek Merit Badge Mania event at Richland College in Dallas.

Lakeview Merit Badge College

Saturday 01-18-2020 7:00 AM CT to 1:00 PM CT &  Saturday 02-01-2020 7:00 AM CT to 1:00 PM CT

4201 Pool Rd
Grapevine, Texas 76051

https://scoutingevent.com/662-33_LV_MBC#

The Lakeview District will be hosting a Merit Badge College event at the Compass Center in Grapevine.

Tejas Caddo Advance-O-Ree

Saturday 01-25-2020 8:00 AM CT to 5:00 PM CT

3737 Motley Dr
Mesquite, Texas 75150

https://scoutingevent.com/571-2020AdvanceORee

The Tejas Caddo District will be hosting an Advance-O-Ree on January 25th starting at 8:00am at Eastfield College in East Dallas.

Texoma Valley District Merit Badge College

Saturday 02-08-2020 7:15 AM CT to 5:00 PM CT

900 N Grand Ave
Sherman, Texas 75090

https://scoutingevent.com/571-TVMBCollege#

Event Flyer Available Here

This event is located at Austin College in Sherman, TX.

Lunch is included in registration and an extra lunch can be purchased for those adults staying during the event (cash only at event).

2020 Tonkawa District Merit Badge College – Huffines Middle School

Saturday 02-01-2020 & Saturday 03-07-2020

1440 North Valley Parkway
Lewisville, TX 750

http://www.meritbadge.info/mbn/eventdetails.aspx?id=033DBE08-8F94-4C99-A6DE-6D1E148F5B8B

$15 fee.
The objective of the Tonkawa District Merit Badge College is to provide an opportunity for Scouts to earn merit badges on their journey to achieving Eagle Rank. Scouts may sign up for four merit badges that will be offered during four sessions: Session 1 (8:30 – 9:50); Session 2 (10:00 – 11:20); Lunch Break (11:20 – 12:00); Session 3 (12:00 – 1:20); and Session 4 (1:30 – 2:50).

Scouts must be engaged in a merit badge class at the college to be in attendance, there will be no “open slots” without a parent picking up the Scout and bringing him back later, if needed.

Class sessions are for both Saturdays and most will require some off-site work (homework) and/or field trips in order to complete all of the requirements. Scoutmasters must approve all merit badges for which their Scouts register.  Remember that attendance alone may not result in all requirements being completed. Scouts must participate and demonstrate that they have met each requirement with the merit badge counselor.

Lunch will be served both Saturdays and is included in the price, if your Scout has specific dietary needs plan to bring a sack lunch. Lunch will consist of pizza or hot dogs, chips, water and more during the lunch break.

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