There is an opportunity for the boys to earn the coin collecting merit badge. There are two portions and you need to attend both in order to earn the entire merit badge.
1) 5:00-6:00pm Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at PEPC. A representative from the Denver Mint will come to PEPC to give a presentation and work on the merit badge.
2) 10:30 am Wednesday, July 13th for a tour of the Denver Mint. We have a maximum of 40 spots for the tour so I would like to restrict this to scouts and chaperones only. Don’t be late, the tour starts promptly. There is no drop off in front of the mint and parking can be problematic so give yourself plenty of time. There is a gift shop. Please let me know if you can drive. Wear your class A uniform. RSVP to me if you would like to attend.
3) Prerequisites are items #5, #6, #9
Here is a great merit badge opportunity, especially for our younger scouts, even our brand new scouts. Older scouts too, this is a quick, easy and FUN badge. The Rocky Mountain Toy Train Show is having a spring show this year on the weekend of March 19-20. This is a fun event for the whole family. Boy scouts, girl scouts, cub scouts in uniform and kids under 12 get in free. Adults in uniform may get in free too or at least at a reduced price. Almost the entire Railroading merit badge will be completed at the show.
Go to: http://www.rmtts.com/Boy_Scouts_RR_Merit_Badge.htm for more information.
I will need to know as soon as your registration is accepted so that I know how many Blue Cards to obtain from Mrs. Harger. Apparently, I am our Troop’s only registered Merit Badge counselor for the Geology Merit Badge. This Merit Badge is completed in one day and is a lot of work but a lot of fun, too.
I will expect all Troop 88 Scouts to arrange their own transportation and arrive in Class A uniforms (scarves are not required) with worksheets preprinted and ready to complete.
Please feel free to contact me with questions. moc.nsmnull@130432LB or 303-506-5471.
Sincerely Yours in Scouting,
Pioneer Trails Merit Badge College
The college is online and ready for you to sign up and register. Please understand that if you have questions on registration or need to make changes there may be a delay in the response to your questions/needs.
Please note the college is hosting a CPR training and a Merit Badge Counselor Training.
The Merit Badge College Committee
If there are plans to begin a new Merit Badge Class, PLEASE contact Mr. Best for prior approval and Mrs. Moncier to place information on the website!
For those working on American Heritage Merit Badge, we will continue during breakout at January 4th meeting.
Snow Sports Merit Badge & Outdoor Camping is coming up January 15 & 16th @ Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Mr. Johnson will have a class for the classroom part of the merit badge and a camping meeting during the January 4th Troop Meeting during breakouts.
Pike’s Peak Merit Badge College (in Colorado Springs) is offering 75 Merit Badges including the Historical Merit Badges. Registration is OPEN!
When you go into the registration go down until you find “Troop 53” merit badge college for Nov. 13th. You will need to set up a user name and password for the site. There is also a short “Bonus” session between 4pm – 6pm.
They give you a week to mail your check to the listed address, otherwise they remove you from the registration. Follow the payment instructions on the site.
Incase anyone is interested there are a few merit badge classes that are coming up. Here is a link to the council calendar. Calendar
Railroading Merit Badge Workshop Aug 7th and 8th in Golden RMD RR Merit Badge
Cooking Merit Badge Workshop Sept 11th. Only has openings for 40 scouts
Public Health Merit Badge, September 14th @ 6:15pm, PEPC
Truck Transportation Merit Badge Class, Open for All Districts Sept 25th
2010 Centennial District Merit Badge College October 9th (merit badges are not listed as of yet.)
Valley District Merit Badge College November 3rd (merit badges are not listed as of yet.)
(Pikes Peak Council) Merit Badge College November 13th
Frontier Merit Badge College November 20th (merit badges are not listed as of yet.)