Saturday, December 21, 2019

Annual Merit Badge Day allows Scouts to pursue one of four merit badges

On Saturday, Dec. 7, Troop 50 Scouts gathered at Auburn United Methodist Church for the troop’s annual Merit Badge Day.

This year’s Merit Badge Day featured four merit badges. Eagle-required merit badges included Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge, taught by Assistant Scoutmaster Matt Podemski; and Cooking Merit Badge, taught by Charter Organization Representative Michael Tullier.

The remaining two, both elective merit badges, provided Scouts with in-the-field experiences and on-site demonstrations, and included Fire Safety Merit Badge, taught by Assistant Scoutmaster (and Deputy Auburn Fire Chief) Matt Jordan; and Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge, taught by John McGuire, a Troop 50 parent and forestry program assistant with the Auburn University College of Agriculture.

Michael, Everett, Rusty and Assistant Scoutmaster Wes Williams
check out some of the Auburn Fire Department’s hardware as part of
Fire Safety Merit Badge.
Following morning classes and lunch, many of the Scouts and leaders in attendance enjoyed some fun and fellowship over bowling at an area bowling alley.

Scouts completing all the requirements for their chosen merit badge will receive them at the troop’s annual Christmas Court of Honor on Sunday, Dec. 15.

For more photos from Merit Badge Day, visit the troop’s online photo album.