Waynesburg University will host its seventh annual Merit Badge University Saturday, Nov. 2. The event, held at the University’s main campus, will begin with check in at 8 a.m. in the Marisa Fieldhouse and conclude at 3 p.m.
Cost is $20 and covers each scout’s lunch, patch, t-shirt and instruction. All spaces are first come, first served. To sign up, visit waynesburg.edu/merit-badge-university. Walk-in registrants will be accepted as space allows, but patches are not guaranteed.
The event provides scouts with the opportunity to earn merit badges while being exposed to a wide spectrum of academic disciplines by qualified instructors at Waynesburg University.
The merit badges being offered include American heritage, bird study, chemistry, citizenship in the nation, citizenship in the world, crime prevention and fingerprinting, cycling, disability awareness, emergency preparedness, family life, graphic arts, Indian lore, movie making, personal fitness and photography, among others.
Adults who wish to be involved may attend the merit badge sessions alongside the scouts or participate in a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leader training, as designated by the Laurel Highlands Council. Adults who select either option should be in Class A/Field Uniform and present evidence of their BSA registration and current Youth Protection Training. Cost is $20.
The BSA is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The society provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness.
To learn more, visit the registration link above, or call Sarah Bell at 724-852-7790.