Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop

After coordinating the Connecticut Yankee Council's annual Construction Industry Good Scout Luncheon, I began a discussion with the leadership committee about the impact of their support, and identified their desires as it related to introducing Scouts to building trades. This was the genesis of our Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop which brought over 90 Scouts annually to the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local JATC school for a day spent earning 2 of 8 trade-related merit badges. The Workshop cemented the relationship between the Council and the trades and has resulted in increased partnerships along with gifts-in-kind at camps.