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Merit Badges

The process for earning merit badges

  1. The Scout develops an interest in a merit badge and may begin working on the requirements.
  2. The Scout discusses his interest in the merit badge with his Scoutmaster.
  3. The Scoutmaster signs a blue card and provides the Scout with at least one counselor contact.
  4. The Scout contacts the counselor.
  5. The counselor considers any work toward requirements completed prior to the initial discussion with the unit leader.
  6. The Scout  and the counselor meet (often several times).
  7. The Scout finishes the requirements.
  8. The counselor approves completion.
  9. The Scout returns the signed blue card to his Scoutmaster, who signs the applicant record section of the blue card.
  10. The Scoutmaster gives the blue card to the advancement chairperson.
  11. The unit reports the merit badge to the council.
  12. The Scout receives his merit badge at the next court of honor.

Badges and Counselors

Astronomy Phil Smyth
Backpacking Michael Mastrole
* Camping Michael Mastrole, Gini Wagner, Billy Dalton
* Citizenship in the Community Phil Smyth
* Citizenship in the Nation Phil Smyth
* Citizenship in the World Phil Smyth
* Communications Gini Wagner,
* Cooking Gini WagnerJen HempflingAmy Mattiolo
*Cycling Open
Digital Technology Michael Mastrole
Disabilities Awareness Aimee Mattiolo
* Emergency Preparedness Open
* Family Life Gini Wagner,  Jen Hempfling
* First Aid Billy Dalton
Fire Safety Billy Dalton
Fishing Anthony Vaccaro
Fly Fishing Anthony Vaccaro
* Hiking Michael Mastrole
Law Beth Ann Bentley
Motorboating Michael Mastrole, Anthony Vaccaro
* Personal Fitness Aimee Mattiolo
* Personal Management Gini Wagner
Programming Michael Mastrole
Public Speaking Michael Mastrole
Public Health Aimee Mattiolo
Salesmanship Michael Mastrole, Anthony Vaccaro
Shotgun Shooting Anthony Vaccaro
Small Boat Sailing Phil Smyth
Swimming Gini Wagner
Weather Michael Mastrole
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