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Merit Badge College 2018
Calling All First Class Scouts and above.  Earn merit badges in a Council sponsored opportunity that spans four Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - Noon
January 27th, February 3rd, February 10th and February 24th.  (March 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - Noon is a Snow Make-up Day)

Location: Lyman Hall High School, 70 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford, CT
Tuition: $25.00 includes Merit Badge Pamphlets and Merit Badge College Patch. No refunds after class assignment.
Please send Mrs. Bazarian (gigibazarian@gmail.com) your top 8 choices, by Sunday, December 17.  We'll do our best to get your top 3 choices.  Please include the number and title of your badge selections in your email.  Please note, Scouts will be assigned no more than 2 Eagle required badges.

Merit Badges Course Offerings *

1 American Heritage    9 Disability Awareness    17 Oceanography
2 Art                                10 Drafting                        18 Personal Management
3 Aviation                       11 Electronics                  19 Photography
4 Cit in Community      12 Energy                          20 Public Speaking
5 Cit in Nation              13 Engineering                  21 Space Exploration
6 Cit in World               14 Family Life                    22 Textiles
7 Coin Collecting         15 Landscape Arch.          23 Weather
8 Communications      16 Nuclear Science          24 No Choice



*Subject to availability of Counselors, Classrooms and Chairs. I will not be making the ultimate selections, Council will.
Council will make an effort to assign at least one Eagle required badge per Scout, but no Scouts will be assigned more than two Eagle required badges.

 

Service Projects (Sign up for all troop-sponsored projects here)

Taste of Ridgefield
Several opportunities on Sunday, January 28th to earn required service hours.  Location is Ridgefield's Lounsbury House, 316 Main Street, which now has an elevator.  Needed are:
- 8 Scouts plus two adults from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to set up tables
- 3 Scouts plus two adults from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. to serve as runners
- 3 Scouts plus two adults from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m to serve as runners
- 8 Scouts plus two adults from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. to break down
Sign up here.
 
ScoutsCAN for Food
Troop 76 will be participating in the months ahead to empty the bins at the recycling center of returnable plastic bottles and cans.  The bins must be emptied only during operation.  The exit gate is closed at 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.  There's no access after hours or on Sunday.
  Here's a link to download instructions (.docx file).  For details and hands-on demonstration, please e-mail spencer_carlson11@icloud.com.  Check out TTSU for sign-ups.

Remember: a total of 12 hours of community service are required each scouting year.  Six hours are required between June 30, 2016 and mid February and another six hours from mid February to mid June 2017. Two out of the six hours each semester may be non-Troop sponsored, with prior approval from the Scoutmaster. 

For the troop to participate in a community service project, two adults are required to sign up and attend.  Boy Scouts of America policy requires two-deep adult coverage at all times.  We need everyone's help to enforce this policy.   If two adults don't participate in a service project, the troop will cancel the commitment we've made to the organization.  Important note for adults: when you sign up for log keeper, you must send Jana Hogan a list of scouts who participated and the hours they worked.

Read our service policy here.

Adult Training
Merit Badge Counselor Training
All Merit Badge Counselors will be required to get trained before the end of the calendar year. You must either attend a training session in person or take the online course.  It is a one-time-only training.  There will be additional dates offered throughout the year (and hopefully at Sequassen but that is TBD at this point).

Youth Protection Training
We are asking all adults in the troop to complete Youth Protection Training. Follow this link to complete the training: http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx

If you're interested in these training opporunities or have questions, please contact Kristine Keaveny (kskeaveny@yahoo.com).

 

Class B Shirts

If you need a Class B shirt please contact Mrs. Francis. The cost of the shirt is $13.

 

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Communications
Troop Texting
Stay informed with troop text messages. We encourage scouts, adults and leaders in the troop to sign up for this service.  It's free to sign up, but it does send text messages to your phone.  Please join one of the groups below by sending a text.  It's quick and easy. 

Scouts                                                                              Troop 76 Parents
Enter this number: (203) 403-2120                                Enter this number: (203) 403-2120
Text this message: @t76scouts                                       Text this message: @t76parents

Troop 76 Uniformed Leaders                                         Troop 76 Committee Members
Enter this number: (203) 403-2120                                 Enter this number: (203) 403-2120
Text this message: @t76leaders                                      Text this message: @t76comm

After you send your text message you'll receive a confirmation text that you're signed up.  That's it!