Merit Badge Opportunities

Emergency Preparedness Weekend at Camp Yawgoog Oct 6th - 8th

posted Jul 15, 2017, 4:48 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Jul 15, 2017, 5:41 AM ]

Emergency Preparedness and Search and Rescue Weekend
Click here for registration link Emergency Preparedness Weekend Registration

Join us for the annual "Emergency Preparedness Weekend" hosted by Yawgoog Scout Reservation. This weekend is geared for scouts who need to earn either the First Aid or Emergency Preparedness merit badges.

Participants may come as individuals, patrols, or troops. Host troops will be designated at certain provisional campsites to accommodate all campers.

There are some prerequisites to keep in mind. For both badges, all participants should be familiar with the subject material. Ownership or possession of the merit badge book is encouraged but not required.

For Emergency Preparedness merit badge, scouts should be familiar with all requirements and should have completed 1, 2c, 6c, and 8c. This means scouts should have earned First Aid merit badge already, discussed emergency planning with their family, be aware of who their local emergency agency and director is, and they should have with them an emergency preparedness kit that they have assembled.

There are no pre requisites for First Aid merit badge.

Participants will be camping near and eating at, the Medicine Bow Dining Hall. Scouts should be prepared for fall weekend camping including a tent, as well as proper clothing and gear.

They should also be prepared for some classroom time, so include a notebook and writing supplies. Also, as is Yawgoog tradition, a Class A uniform is expected to be worn to dinner on Saturday and while we are at camp on Sunday. There will be an Interfaith service held Sunday morning.

The Hope Valley - Wyoming Fire District, and the Hope Valley Ambulance Squad are expected to visit us at this event. There should also be a special demonstration again this year.

The fee is $75.00 which includes food, t-shirt, and patch.
We expect that this program will fill up quickly so please register early. On the next screen please enter the name(s) of the person who will be attending.


$75.00 per Adult
$75.00 per Scout

Canoeing Merit Badge Sunday June 11th 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

posted May 16, 2017, 2:40 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated May 24, 2017, 3:17 AM ]

Scouts have an opportunity to get their Canoeing Merit Badge.  There will be a 4 hr class on Sunday, June 11th in the morning from 8:30 - 12:30.   It will be held at Norton Kayak Company.  237 Mansfield Ave., Norton, MA | Located across from Cumberland Farms, Route 140.

Cost is $40/ per scout.  You will need a bathing suit and towel as you will get wet as you need to flip the canoe.  

The scout will need to prepare a couple of things.

  1. Ask Mrs. Murphy for a "Blue Card" e-mail and bring it with you to the class.
  2. Buy the Canoeing Merit badge booklet in the scout store or online at
  3. Print out the worksheet for the canoeing merit badge -
  4. Read over the requirements and have your son start to read the merit badge book and write the answers on the worksheet.  
  5. Complete the release form for Norton Kayak (I will e-mail you the form).
  6. Pay the $40, check, cash or PayPal via
If you are interested in this merit badge, please contact Mrs. Olsen @

Cycling Merit Badge - Starting 4/30/2017 9:00 AM - 10/1/2017

posted Apr 13, 2017, 11:13 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 11:25 AM ]

Make the most of your two-wheel adventures by earning the Cycling Merit Badge.

Whether you just got your first bicycle or have been cycling for years, you will learn more about your bike and what it can do by working on the requirements for this badge.

Merit Badge Ride Notes:
No BMX bikes allowed for Cycling Merit Badge. Your bike must have gears, so you can control your shifting and ability to better enjoy your rides.
A bike helmet is mandatory for all ridges and you must wear it!
Please bring a light snack and plenty of water. You must be able to carry this with you on the ride. Due to allergies, we request tat Scouts do not share snacks.
Please always check your equipment before you arrive to ensure your bike is in good shape to ride.
Some have the trails have ice cream shops. We will le you know in advance - if you would like a treat please bring a couple of extra dollars.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to ride as well - as long as a helmet is worn and they maintain pace with the Scouts.
Any medical issues/concerns should be brought to the adult leaders attention in advance.
We will ride in light rain, however anything beyond that we will use a makeup date. Mrs. Williamson will let parents and scouts know in advance if there will be a change due to weather.
Please bring a smile and a positive attitude - Riding is fun and a wonderful source of exercise!!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE 50 MILE RIDE - This ride is mandatory - there will not be a makeup ride - There will be a small fee to camp at Camp Greenough and for food on the 50-mile ride.

Please arrive 15 minutes of the start time for each ride!

Click here to register

We will always start on time!

$10.00 per Participant
Ride 1 - 10 Miles
10 miles - April 30, 9:00 a.m., Coventry Greenway - Parking Lot Meeting - Rte 117 & Station Street
Ride 2 - 10 Miles
May 13 - 9:00 a.m. - South Kingstown Bike Path - Parking Lot Meeting - Amtrak Station Parking lot - Right off of Rt 138 and Railroad Avenue
Ride 3 - 15 Miles
June 10 - 9:00 a.m. - Blackstone Valley Bike Path - Parking Lot Meting - St. John Street
Ride 4 - 15 Miles
July 16 - 8:00 a.m. - East Bay Bike Path - Parking Lot Meeting - TBD
Ride 5 - 25 Miles
August 27 - 8:00 a.m. - Coventry Greenway - Parking Lot Meeting - TBD
Ride 6 - 25 Miles
September 9 - 9:00 a.m. - East Bay Bike Path - Parking Lot Meeting - TBD
Make Up Ride - will look to see what miles are needed
September 17 - 9:00 a.m. - Coventry Greenway - Parking Lot Meeting - TBD
Final Ride - 50 Miles - Attendance Mandatory - No Make Up
September 3- (raindate: October 1) - 8:00 a.m. - Cape Cod Canal - Parking Lot meeting - Camp Greenough Front Parking Lot
First Aid & Bike Maintenance
Date: TBD - Camp Champlin

American Labor Merit Badge April 19th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

posted Apr 13, 2017, 11:03 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 11:20 AM ]

Come to the Museum of Work and Culture and earn your American Labor Merit Badge. 

Learn about the labor movement in American history and how labor unions improved and changed the face of labor in the country.

Parents are welcome to attend and visit the museum during the class.

$25.00 per Scout

$6.00 per accompanying parent if they wish to stay and tour the museum
Offered through Narragansett council
42 South Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02893, US

Entrepreneurship Merit Badge April 18 9:00 am - 12:05 pm.

posted Apr 2, 2017, 2:37 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 2:45 AM ]

Entrepreneurship Merit Badge

Have you always wanted to start your own business?  You can learn how with this great class taught by the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center.


The class will be held at Camp Champlin in Leidman Lodge.

$15.00 per Participant

DATE/TIME   4/18/2017   9:00 AM - 12:05 PM
223 Scituate Avenue
Cranston, RI, US
Click on the link below to register

Stamp Merit Badge Class April 22, 9:30 to 1:30

posted Mar 16, 2017, 2:20 PM by Webmaster Troop 13

Spellman Museum
241 Wellesley Street, on the Campus of Regis College
Weston, MA 02493
APRIL 22      9:30 to 1:30
To register or for more information, e-mail info@spellman .org 

Genealogy Merit Badge April 22, 2017, 10:00 am Noon

posted Mar 12, 2017, 7:08 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 2:52 AM ]

Merrimack Valley Chapter Meeting

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.

Boy Scouts of America

Genealogy Merit Badge



April 22, 2017, 10:00 am Noon,

Georgetown Peabody Library

2 Maple St. Georgetown MA

● The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Spirit Of Adventure Council is offering a Merit

Badge workshop with Merrimack Valley Chapter genealogists reviewing the

Genealogy Merit Badge requirements with scouts. The scouts are to discuss,

explain and demonstrate how they have completed the requirements.

● BSA Merit Badge Councilors will be attending and available to assist volunteers.

● The scouts are to prepare for the workshop by reading the BSA Genealogy

pamphlet and 럀�lling in the worksheet, except 5a.

● Scouts must bring to the workshop the completed worksheets, the required

document for 4a, and the family group record forms.

● Scouts are expected to wear their class A uniform.

● Space is limited. Sign up on the council web site.

Swimming Merit Badge April 1st 5:30 - 7:30

posted Jan 18, 2017, 6:10 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Mar 12, 2017, 7:11 AM ]

The Swimming Merit badge is traditionally obtained at camp.  Troop 13 attends camp Yawgoog the 2 week of camp which is  July 2 - July 9.  If you CAN NOT attend camp and get your swimming badge with the troop, the Danvers YMCA is offering the Merit Badge Class 
Saturday March 25th.  This is not an instructional class.  All scouts will be showing that they can pass all of the merit badge requirements.  

Cost is $20 per scout.  The class has a 5 scout maximum.  Please contact Lisa Olsen at to reserve a spot.

Danvers YMCA 34 Pickering St., Danvers.  Bring goggles, swim gear, towel and BLUE CARDS!

Help our Troop

posted Jan 5, 2017, 5:03 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Our troop always needs Merit Badge Councilors.  The most important needs are councilors for the Eagle required badges as they take time and it is nice for the troop to do them together.  
You do not need to be a master in any of these subjects, just willing to make sure the boys complete the requirements.  The Eagle required badges are as follows and the Bold badges are the one the troop currently does not have councilors for, and of course having more than one counselor for any merit badge is always a bonus.  You can also become a merit badge counselor for any of the other 100+ merit badges.  Full list of Merit Badges. Guide for Merit Badge Counselors

Merit Badge University @ Harvard - Register Jan 21st - Feb 4th

posted Jan 4, 2017, 2:31 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Registration opens on Jan 21st for the 2017 Merit Badge University at Harvard University.  Please take careful note that registration is only open for two weeks.  This Merit Badge University offers the scout up to three non-Eagle required badges.  The actual MBU will be held Saturday, March 4 (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM) & Saturday, April 8 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM).  Both sessions are required.  Click on the link for registration and badge information  Merit Badge University link

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