FLAG Ceremony @ 8:15 both Saturdays
The objective of the Tonkawa District Merit Badge College is to provide an opportunity for Scouts within the Tonkawa District to earn merit badges on their journey to acheiving Eagle Rank. Scouts may sign up for four merit badges that will be offered during four sessions: Session 1 (8:30 – 9:50); Session 2 (10:00 – 11:20); Lunch Break (11:20 - 12:00); Session 3 (12:00 – 1:20); and Session 4 (1:30 - 2:50).
Robotics, First Aid, Electronics, and Environmental Science classes require that the Scouts attend back to back sessions. (i.e. all morning or all afternoon) to earn the merit badge.
Scouts must be engaged in a merit badge class at the college to be in attendance, there will be no “open slots” without a parent picking up the Scout and bringing him back later, if needed.
Class sessions are for both Saturdays and most will require some off-site work (homework) and/or field trips in order to complete all of the requirements. Scoutmasters must approve all merit badges for which their Scouts register. Remember that attendance alone may not result in all requirements being completed. Scouts must participate and demonstrate that they have met each requirement with the merit badge counselor.
A Scoutmaster, committee member or YPT adult must be in attendance from every unit whenever a Scout from their unit is at the college.
Lunch will be served both Saturdays and is included in the price, if your Scout has specific dietary needs plan to bring a sack lunch. Lunch will consist of pizza or hot dogs, chips, water and more during the lunch break.