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CITIZENSHIP IN THE NATION

CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD

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COIN COLLECTING

COLLECTIONS

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FIRST AID

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MOTORBOATING

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PLUMBING

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SPACE EXPLORATION

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STAMP COLLECTING

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SWIMMING

TEXTILE

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TRAFFIC SAFETY

TRUCK TRANSPORTATION

VETERINARY MEDICINE

WATERSKIING

WEATHER

WHITEWATER

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WOOD CARVING

WOODWORK

 

 

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While many merit badges are earned at summer camp or during special activities organized by the troop, scouts are highly encouraged to pursue merit badges on their own.  Merit badges are designed to expose scouts to many hobbies, sports, crafts, and professions.  During the course of earning merit badges it is common for scouts to pick up a life-long hobby or find their professional calling. 

Before starting work towards a merit badge it is important to contact a merit badge councilor for the badge.  Contact Mr. Rushlow a list of merit badge councilors in our council.  We have many merit badge councilors right in Troop 40!  The merit badge councilor will review the requirements with you and help guide you through the process of earning the merit badge.  The councilor is the person to whom you prove that you’ve earned the merit badge by fulfilling the requirements. 

Often the first step after contacting the merit badge councilor is obtaining a book about the desired merit badge.  The merit badge book contains the requirements (the links on the left are another path to the requirements) for the merit badge.  The book also contains much of the information needed to fulfill the requirements.  The merit badge books may be obtained from several places.  Troop 40 has a library of merit badge books.  Merit badge books are for sale at the Council Office.   Other scouts may have a copy of the merit badge book that they would let you borrow.

 

Troop 40 Merit Badge News

2/21/10

Cycling - Mr Rushlow will be working on the cycling merit badge in the spring.

Coin Collecting – Mr Rushlow is looking for scouts interested in earning the coin collecting merit badge.  It is a fun and interesting merit badge.  Here are two videos to watch if starting this merit badge.  How Circulating Coins are Made.  How Collector Coins are Made.