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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Merit Badge College 2020 Date: February 22, 2020 Time: 9:15 am – 4:00 pm Location: King Community College Auditorium Address: 635 Community College Rd, Cedar Bluff VA 24609 Purpose: The Merit Badge College is a day when local scouts can visit campus and earn up to two merit badges. The event will be held at Southwest Virginia Community College at the King Community Center and Davis Hall. Troops from all Councils are welcome to participate. Target Audience: All Scouts BSA members and Leaders
Monday, January 27, 2020
Aviation Merit Badge Date: February 29, 2020 Time: 8:00AM Location: Virginia Museum of Transportation Address: 303 Norfolk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 Purpose: A great opportunity for Scouts BSA Scouts to spend time at the Virginia Museum of Transportation and explore the Aviation Gallery and earn the Aviation Merit Badge. Target Audience: Scouts BSA Scouts
Monday, January 27, 2020
Mountain Empire STEM/NOVA Summit VII Date: February 29, 2020 Time: 8:00AM- 4:30PM Location: Wytheville Community College Address: 1000 E Main St. Wytheville, VA 24382 Purpose: Scouts BSA Scouts may earn two merit badges during this summit. Scouts can choose from nineteen different merit badges. Target Audience: Scouts BSA Scouts
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Hornaday Awards are the premier conservation awards in Scouting. The Hornaday Silver Medal is the rarest award in Scouting, with only a half a dozen awarded nationally each year compared to 50,000 Eagle ranks. Scouts who wish to earn a Hornaday award earn Merit Badges or Venturing Ranger award requirements and complete several large conservation projects. These projects are meant for the Scout to become an expert in conservation and are held to the standard of a conservation professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Boy Scout age range?
Youth can join a Boy Scout troop who have earned the Arrow of Light rank and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old.
Is Scouting safe?
Yes. Programs are designed to follow a strict set of rules and policies that can be found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Every registered adult in Scouting is required to complete a Youth Protection training course and a criminal background check.
What supplies does a Boy Scout need?
The single most important piece of equipment a Boy Scout needs is the Boy Scout Handbook.