SWCC Merit Badge College – 2017

swccOur troop spent the day on the campus of Southwest Virginia Community College gaining a wide range of knowledge.

The Benefits of the Merit Badge program are described by BSA as:

There is more to merit badges than simply providing opportunities to learn skills. There is more to them than an introduction to lifetime hobbies, or the inspiration to pursue a career—though these invaluable results occur regularly. It all begins with a Scout’s initial interest and effort in a merit badge subject, followed by a discussion with the unit leader or designated assistant, continues through meetings with a counselor, and culminates in advancement and recognition. It is an uncomplicated process that gives a Scout the confidence achieved through overcoming obstacles. Social skills improve. Self-reliance develops. Examples are set and followed. And fields of study and interest are explored beyond the limits of the school classroom.

Klondike Derby

Saturday, February 11th

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Click the following links to view scouts from Troop 107 featured on WCYB and in the Bristol Herald Courier:

http://www.wcyb.com/news/virginia/bristol-va/boy-scouts-klondike-derby-teaches-kids-how-to-work-as-a-team/327387763

http://www.heraldcourier.com/gallery/th-annual-klondike-derby/collection_b919f0a0-f081-11e6-84b1-3b9927a59413.html#7