A summer camp designed specifically for Boy Scouts. Participants will have the opportunity to work with college instructors to earn the Plumbing, Woodwork, and Electronics Merit Badges while enjoying the college experience, to include hands-on activities in state-of-the-arts labs and eating in the college café. Scouts will be separated into three groups and will rotate to each of the Merit Badge workshops during the three-day camp.
Scout leaders and/or parents are encouraged to volunteer to assist with the camp at no cost to them.
Date: Tuesday, May 30 – Thursday, June 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Ranken Technical College, 4431 Finney Ave, St. Louis, MO 63113
Cost: $75; NON REFUNDABLE (Maximum capacity 50)
Merit Badges & Prerequisites:
Plumbing Scouts should acquaint themselves with health & safety and how it pertains to plumbing. Research and name 5 things a plumber does. Also, name a plumbing company in your area (maybe one your family uses when needed).
Woodwork Make working drawings of a box for collectables, to include dowel joints. Project should include a door OR lid fastened with inset hinges. Box dimensions: 3”T x 10 1/4”W x 7 7/8”D.
Electronics Find out about three career opportunities in electronics that interest you. Be prepared to explain what training and education are needed for each position.
Ranken Technical College will provide:
- Training space, project materials, and safety gear
- Qualified faculty members to train and assist Scouts with merit badge projects
- Certificate of Completion
- Lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
- Breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday