Scouts to hold Merit Badge University at LSC-Tomball

Published on: January 15, 2010

Boy Scouts of the America will conduct its Merit Badge University 2010 for Orion District, which includes Tomball and Magnolia, on February 20 at Lone Star College - Tomball. 

The Boy Scouts of America program for young people is designed to build character, teach the responsibilities of citizenship and develop personal fitness. Scouts achieve advancement in rank by earning of merit badges.

The merit badge plan has evolved over 100 years of scouting as one of the most unique educational tools ever devised. Merit badge counselors offer their time, experience, and knowledge to help guide Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, qualified Sea Scouts and Venturers in one or more of the 121 merit badge subjects.

A spokesperson with the Orion District said holding the merit badge university at LSC-Tomball would present “an exciting and new opportunity for Scouts to gain exposure to numerous career opportunities on a college campus.”

“We are delighted that the Orion District of the Boys Scouts of America selected Lone Star College-Tomball as the site for this very important event,” said Dr. Susan Karr, college president. “We look forward to a continued partnership working with this wonderful community organization.”

The following merit badges will be offered at this event: American Culture, Animal Science, Art, Bird Study, Citizenship in the Nation, Communications, Crime Prevention, Disabilities Awareness, Electricity, Electronics, Emergency Preparedness, Fingerprinting, First Aid, Geology, Leatherwork, Medicine, Nuclear Science, Oceanography, Photography, Plumbing, Public Health, Pulp and Paper, Safety, Skating, and Textile.

This event starts at 8:15 a.m. with followed by opening ceremony and classes beginning at 9 a.m. The day will conclude with a closing ceremony at 4:15 p.m. Preregistration is required.  Online registration is available at oriondistrict.org.

Lone Star College-Tomball is located at 30555 Tomball Parkway/State Highway 249. For information at LSC-Tomball and its programs, please visit LoneStar.edu/tomball.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 58,000 students in credit classes last fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

 

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