2017 Cradle of Liberty Council
Merit Badge Colleges
Due to great interest from our Scouts, registration for the 2017 Merit Badge Colleges is now closed. We’re excited that this years programs will offer opportunities to more than 780 Scouts in our area!
Scouts who are registered for one of the two colleges should review the resources in this page, and begin work on their pre-requisites for the badges they will work on during the college. Scouts should also request blue cards from their Scoutmasters for the badges they will take at the college. These cards must contain the Scouts’ information as well as approval signature from the Scoutmaster to being work on each badge.
Email event communication will be sent in the weeks leading up to the event to the email addresses associated with each Scout during the event registration. Please look for these emails regarding overall event preparation as well as specific emails you may receive from individual Merit Badge Counselors.
Two 2017 Merit Badge Colleges Filled to Capacity!
Registrations for the 2017 Cradle of Liberty Merit Badge Colleges at Williamson College of the Trades and Valley Forge Military Academy & College are now closed, having reached overall college capacity for both locations.
Each year the volunteer team that leads this event has worked diligently to expand the capacity each year, increasing the number of Scouts attendees from 300 at the first council-wide college in 2014 to the 780+ Scout capacity that we are able to offer this year through the two events at Williamson and Valley Forge Military Academy & College. It is the aim to make this event available to as many Scouts possible, while still maintaining a quality Merit Badge program to each and every Scout.
All Scouts are encouraged to continue the primary method of the Merit Badge Program by speaking to their Scoutmaster and unit leaders to identify local Merit Badge Counselors who can work directly with Scouts who wish to pursue the badges of their choosing.