Merit Badges

Troop 76 offers merit badges throughout the year.  Please check this page often to see which merit badges are being offered so you do not miss an opportunity to partake.

     Eagle Required Merit Badges:

            First Aid
            Citizenship in the Community
            Citizenship in the Nation
            Citizenship in the World
            Personal Fitness
            Emergency Preparedness   or   Lifesaving
            Environmental Science
            Personal Management
            Swimming   or   Hiking   or   Cycling
            Family Life

          Link to All Available Merit Badges

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Personal Management September 3, 2012 Syliva Ho The program concerns a scout's ability to understand and handle personal finances and therefore, it is a program that will be especially beneficial for older scouts who have already started to manage their own money  
Citizenship in th Community April 4, 2011 Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Learn about what it means to be a citizen in Simsbury  
Fly Fishing April 1, 2011 Mr. Mundt and Dr. Gerardi We plan to meet on several weekend days, probably Sundays for instruction, fly tying, and then time on the river or lake.  
Communications January 24, 2011 Mrs. Drake This merit badge is a great opportunity to learn about and experience the various methods of communication and when to use them. This is an Eagle-required badge, so there is a considerable amount of work to complete both inside and outside of the classroom. Priority will be given to older scouts with a time constraint on completion of eagle requirements (if applicable). Enrollment will be limited to 10 - 12 scouts.  
Railroading January 3, 2011 Mr. Malley Railroads were the first large-scale interstate business in the U.S. and helped transform a nation of small towns and cities into one of the leading economic and technological powers in the world by 1900. There is quite a bit of news recently on plans to introduce commuter service, and possibly high-speed passenger service, between New Haven and Springfield. The energy-efficiency of modern freight trains is also in the news. So too is safety around and aboard trains. Learn about this fascinating industry, past, present and future.   
Family Life November 18, 2010 Mrs DePasquale Learn why families are important to individuals and to society and how the actions of one member can affect other members. Meetings are at 6pm prior to regular troop meeting  
Electronics October 6, 2010 Mr. Greiten The electronics merit badge course will be offered to the Troop starting Wednesday November 3rd. The course is expected to last 6 weeks and we will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. The specific meeting dates will be 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8 and 12/15. We will not meet on Wednesday 11/24 due to Thanksgiving and we will work to wrap the course up by 12/15 to avoid any complications with the Holiday Seasons. All scouts participating in this merit badge course are expected to complete an electronics building project as part of their work.  
Citizenship in the Nation October 6, 2010 Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Sign is open until 8:00 pm Sunday, Oct. 3. All interested Scouts must provide name, email address, phone number and birth date. The group will be limited to 12 Scouts. Preference will be given to older Scouts, provided they sign up by the deadline. We will send an email Sunday evening regarding final participants and initial meeting goals.  
Signaling October 5, 2010 Mr. Miller You will learn how to build your own signalling equipment, use the equipment to practice code, learn other methods of sending information without digital or analog electronics and have fun trying out your new, arcane skills. You can see the complete description of the badge at Meeting times: 7-8PM on Tuesdays starting October 5 Place: Will be determined based on how many scouts sign up. Number of meetings: 5-6 depending on how many scouts sign up.  
HAM Radio September 15, 2010 Mr. Kaplan Mr. Kaplan will offer the Radio Merit Badge using the Scout Radio Merit Badge handbook and will emphasize Amateur (Ham) Radio. The course will begin 9/15/2010.  
First Aid September 16, 2010 Dr. Gerardi First aid , caring for injured or ill persons until they can receive professional medical care, is an important skill for every Scout. With some knowledge of first aid, a Scout can provide immediate care and help to someone who is hurt or who becomes ill. First aid can help prevent infection and serious loss of blood. It could even save a limb or a life. Available to scouts of all levels. Class size limited to 15. Classes will be held on most Thursdays of full troop meetings, at 6 pm, during October and November  
Athletics September 2, 2010 Mr. Holowesko Participate in an athletic activity for four months. Learn about sportsmanship, the importance of warming up and cooling down and more.  
Personal Fitness September 2, 2010 Mr. Barnett For Scouts 7th grade and older. This merit badge will test your physical fitness and see how you improve in 12 weeks. Also learn what it means to be physically fit and about good nutrition.  
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