Current & Upcoming Merit Badge Opportunities

TROOP 3 MERIT BADGES FOR

2016-2017:

  • Personal Fitness MB (Eagle-required) – 3-month fitness program & bi-weekly fitness tests.
  • Communications MB (Eagle-required) – MB workshop & will work on other requirements throughout the year on campouts & during weekly meetings.

Summer Camp at Boxwell June 2016 – ability to take classes in outdoor setting

2015-2016:

  • Whitewater MB – Hiawassee Trip August
  • Family Life MB (Eagle Required) – Fall/Winter and Workshop Oct 24, 2015 – Turn in Requirements Nov 30th.
  • Citizenship in the Community MB (Eagle Required) – Workshop Oct 24, 2015 – Spring Turn-in of Requirements Prior to HAT.
  • Kayaking MB September Trip and HAT 2016
  • Cycling MB (Eagle-required Option)  – Workshop, 10 and 25 mi-ride, Summer Trip to Wave Pool

Winter Camp at Latimer Dec 2015 – ability to take 4 classes (several Eagle required) as well as make use of their Astronomy and Metal Working Facilities.

Merit Badge Universities at MTSU (in Feb) allow older scouts to take a one-day intensives in a university setting.

2014-2015:

  • Personal Management MB (Eagle Required) – Weekly Meetings Fall/Winter and Homework – Turn In Assignments
  • Orienteering MB – Highland Games course, Winter Boxwell Class, Summer Boxwell Class.
  • Climbing MB – January Lock-In at Climb Nashville.
  • Swimming MB (Eagle-required Option & Pre-Requisite for Hiawassee) – Summer Boxwell
  • Cycling MB (Eagle-required Option)  – Workshop, 10 and 25 mi-ride, Winter 50-mile ride, Summer Trip to Wave Pool
  • Sailing MB – Potential April Trip to be a pre-requisite for 2015 High Adventure Trip, High Adventure Trip in Florida
  • Fishing MB – 2015 High Adventure Trip in Florida
  • Standup Paddleboarding Award – 2015 High Adventure Trip in Florida

2012-2013:

  • Canoeing MB (prerequisite for 2013 High Adventure Trip) – MB workshop for those who need the badge will be held during the Boxwell Canoeing & Sailing trip in Sept 2012.
  • Cooking MB – Fall 2012 MB workshop & will work on other requirements throughout the year on campouts & at home.
  • Communications MB (Eagle-required) – Fall 2012 MB workshop & will work on other requirements throughout the year on campouts & during weekly meetings.
  • Personal Fitness MB (Eagle-required) – Spring 2013 will do 3-month fitness program & bi-weekly fitness tests.
  • Swimming MB (Eagle-required & prerequisite for 2013 High Adventure Trip) -MB classes will be scheduled in Winter or Spring for those who still need to earn the badge.

2011-2012 MERIT BADGE WRAP-UP:

  • Citizenship in the Community MB (Eagle-required) – remaining requirements (volunteer hours, attend city council meeting, presentation on your community, etc.) to be finished on scout’s own initiative.  Talk to Scoutmaster to schedule a time to give your presentation to the troop.
  • Fishing MB -remaining requirements not involving water to be finished at upcoming meeting &/or camping trip.
  • Small-boat Sailing MB – those who started the badge at the beginning of the summer will have an opportunity to finish remaining requirements during Boxwell Canoeing & Sailing trip in Sept 2012.

Troop 3 is also planning to attend the MBU @ TTU in Jan 2013 and @ MTSU in Feb 2013.  Check out various Merit Badge Universities and other merit badge opportunities around the region here.

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