On May 15-17th, many Troops attended the Merit Badge Weekend to learn about different things in Scouting


 Lead counselor Donna Baum from Troop 171 of Carlisle, PA is  at the Shrewsbury Borough's meeting room talking to scouts attending the Saturday morning session of the American Cultures merit badge. In total there were 15 scouts attending the two sessions given at the camporee.



In this photo lead counselor Doran Frock from Troop 43 of Dallastown, PA is talking to  scouts taking the Communication merit badge. Four volunteers helped Mr Frock with this session. WIth 20 scouts per session, groups of four scouts had to be formed so each scout had the time to give a five minute speech and complete all the requirements . This is the fourth year Mr Frock attends this camporee and teaches this merit badge.



In this photo, lead counselor Samuel Albright Jr teaches scouts how to braid. Leatherwork has been always a popular merit badge among scouts of all ages. In order to accommodate all the scouts taking this merit badge,  three different sessions were held at the  camporee.




The cooking merit badge is one of the 21 of the merit badges required to obtain the Eagle rank . This year, and for the first time, Mrs Regina Hess from Troop 67 of Dover PA, taught this merit badge to 13 scouts at the Christ Lutheran Church Kitchen.  With the help of Jeremy Fair (seen in the back) from Troop 90, Mrs Hess was able to complete all the  planned requirements in the allotted three period session. Mrs Hess is currently a chef at the Country Club of York and with a BA in Hotel/Restaurant Management.




For the ninth year in a row, Mrs Barb Albright prepared meals for counselors, helpers and scouts. She has already a crew of helpers that come every year to help her on this task. This year, with a warning of  severe thunderstorms approaching the area, this great team was able to pull off Saturday's dinner 40 minutes ahead of schedule and able to finish feeding everybody minutes before the storm reached us and we had to seek shelter.



The cooking merit badge is one of the 21 of the merit badges required to obtain the Eagle rank . This year, and for the first time, Mrs Regina Hess from Troop 67 of Dover PA, taught this merit badge to 13 scouts at the Christ Lutheran Church Kitchen.  With the help of Jeremy Fair (seen in the back) from Troop 90, Mrs Hess was able to complete all the  planned requirements in the allotted three period session. Mrs Hess is currently a chef at the Country Club of York and with a BA in Hotel/Restaurant Management.