On March 2, 2019, Three Harbors Council will be holding the 9h Annual Merit Badge Tech Day at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha.
You must be 12 years old or older on the day of the event to participate.
*NOTE: merit badge course offerings are subject to change before registration begins
Please note a couple of important changes for this year:
- NEW - Check-in will run from 8:00 am to 8:30 am at the location of your merit badge course. There is NO bus service between campuses.
- Lottery for Welding Merit Badge will run between Saturday, Feb 2 - Friday, Feb 8 at 8:00 am. Names will be pulled from all registrations received by the Welding registration deadline. if you do not receive a phone call on Friday, Feb 8 plan to register for an open merit badge, starting Saturday, Feb 9.
- Registration will open Saturday, Feb 9 at 8:00 am
- Check-in will be at the location of your merit badge course: Kenosha campus, Racine campus, SC Johnson Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology (iMET) Center in Sturtevant, the Horizon Center for Transportation Technology in Kenosha, or the Somers Fire House in Kenosha. There is NO bus service between campuses.
- Courses are taught by Gateway Technical College Faculty and Merit Badge Counselors. These experts will take Scouts through each merit badge requirement.
- Each Scout will need to bring a signed blue merit badge card from their Scoutmaster in order to participate.
- Many, but not all of the merit badge requirements will be completed at Merit Badge Tech, please review the current merit badge requirements prior to attending.
- Our goal is for each Scout to choose one badge and focus on learning about the subject and if not completed, then provide the contact information for completion independently.
- Registration to attend the Merit Badge Tech assumes approval for pictures to be taken.
- Cost is $8.00 per Scout and will be collected at the door. Lunch, and participant patch provided to each registered Scout.
- Scouts will be ready for pick-up at each location by 3:00 pm.
- Registration is first come, first served.
- Please note, this year there will be NO waiting list
- You will be notified via email of your successful registration.
- Each Scout is only allowed to register for one merit badge.
Eagle Coach Position
In 2011, the BSA National Advancement Committee released a new revision of the “Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook.” This revision has changed the Eagle Project process and has added a position of Eagle Coach. The changes to the Eagle Project process make the role of Eagle Coach even more important. On Saturday, we will be conducting Eagle Coach Orientation Training before Scout pickup from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. This training will help Eagle Coaches become familiar with the changes to the new project workbook and understand the role of an Eagle Coach.
National BSA has delegated to the Councils the responsibility for determining who can or should serve as Eagle Coaches. The Three Harbors Council has determined the criteria which must be satisfied for individuals to be designated as Eagle Coaches:
- The individual must be registered with BSA (a national requirement)
- The individual must be youth protection trained (a national requirement)
- The individual must receive training as an Eagle Coach (should be retaken every three years)
- The individual should attend a youth Life to Eagle seminar
Training is for any individual who would like to be an Eagle Coach to help them become familiar with the Eagle Project Workbook. By completing this training, you are helping us build our list of approved Eagle Coach Counselor’s to ensure that Eagle Projects in Three Harbors Council are consistently written and completed.
Those who plan to attend should download and bring a copy of the new Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, located at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-927_fillable.pdf.