What’s Your Plan?

From: Jim Garvey
Date: Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 6:08 PM
Subject: What’s Your Plan?

Troop – What’s your plan?

A Scout who completes 5 merit badges per year can exceed the 21 badge count – the minimum required for the rank of Eagle – in less than 5 years (typically by the end of 10th grade).

But, if you don’t have a roadmap, it can be hard to reach your destination. Scouts who have a plan can more easily achieve their Merit Badge goals. Use this form to map out your plan for earning merit badges.

As a Troop, from the standpoint of completed merit badges, we had a tremendously successful 2016 summer camp. But summer camp isn’t the only way to earn a merit badge.

Select a Badge and Find a Counselor

Some good badges to earn during the school year are those with counselors in our own Troop – see this list of Troop 410 counselors.

Or you can find a merit badge counselor on the full list of all Matinecock District merit badge counselors.

It’s also a good idea to work on some of the Eagle-required merit badges early in your Scouting career, so you can check that key achievement off your list.

Step-by-Step

Pick the badges that you would like to earn. Then put your plan and schedule on paper, and get it done.

Need a refresher on the merit badge process? Review this brief step-by-step checklist.

Also – the Advancement, Ranks and Merit Badges – Overview presentation provides additional information.

Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Garvey
Advancement Chair – Troop 410
Find all advancement resources here: advancements/

PS – Parents – can you help Troop 410 as a Merit Badge counselor? Whatever your areas of expertise or interest—whether a craft, hobby, profession or life skill—you can help Troop 410 as a merit badge counselor. Contact me for more information.