On Oct. 27, the Boy Scouts of America hosted a merit badge all-day training at Triton College. The theme of the training was concentrated on the STEM program – Astronomy to Weather. The Scouting program offered an additional 120 merit badges and 170 scouts attended this program. The activity was sponsored by the Pathway to Adventure Council and Triton College. Some of the classes were limited to 10 scouts, such as welding.

The idea came from Bertha Guzman and Colleen Leahy, both from the Franklin Park area. Jonathan Nelson and Kristine McCall of Triton College made all the physical and facility arrangements. This was a new adventure into STEM by the Boy Scouts of America.

In the spring of 2019, our district will sponsor another Merit Badge Academy, planned to be held at Elmwood Park High School. In the past, this event has included 300 scouts.

I hope Wednesday Journal will report on this amazing event.

Kevin Nygren-Lucas 

Winner of Automotive Maintenance
Merit Badge

Troop 28, Oak Park

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