Area scouts will 'be prepared' to descend on Greater Allegheny

“Be prepared” is the motto of the Boy Scouts of America. Preparedness takes the form of earning merit badges on a variety of topics throughout a scout’s career. Earning badges provides a sense of accomplishment and works to create a well-rounded and capable boy scout.

On Nov. 12, and Dec. 10, area boy scouts can attend Merit Badge University (MBU) at Penn State Greater Allegheny, Wunderley Gymnasium. The day is hosted by the Lion Ambassadors of Penn State Greater Allegheny and Troop 338 of the Laurel Highlands Council. The purpose of the event is to provide scouts an opportunity to earn merit badges. There are both full- and half-day classes. Each scout can take either a full-day class or two half-day classes during the Merit Badge program.

Badge workshops include: Communications, Citizenship of the Community, Citizenship of the Nation, Citizenship of the World, Crime Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Engineering, Fire Safety, First Aid, Robotics, Photography, Public Speaking, and Traffic Safety.

Registration is $10 per scout. Driving directions to Penn State Greater Allegheny and an overview of the campus map are available. Questions can be directed to Mary Jane Popovich at 412-881-5950; or Tom Hannan at 412-628-0161;


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Last Updated September 13, 2011