Coming Events

2017 Merit Badge College Flyer

2017 Merit Badge College

Two Saturdays – January 7th and January 21st 2017

What time?
7:30 AM to 1:00 PM, both Saturdays

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Building
500 West McDonwell School Road
Colleyville, Texas 76034

When does registration open?
Registration opens on November 15, 2016 at 9:00 pm. Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

How much do the Scouts pay?
Fees are $8.00 per scout if paid by the unit to the Longhorn Council Office by December 15, 2016 or $10.00 per scout if paid on or after December 16, 2016.

Which Merit Badges will be taught?

  • Aviation
  • Chess
  • Cit Community
  • Cit Nation
  • Cit World
  • Communications
  • Cooking
  • Crime Prevention
  • Composite Materials
  • Disabilities Awareness
  • Electricity
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Family Life
  • First Aid
  • Genealogy
  • Home Repair
  • Medicine
  • Personal Fitness
  • Personal Management
  • Pets
  • Railroading
  • Scouting Heritage
  • Sustainability

Can I register for any of these Merit Badges?
Yes, there are no limitations on your registration, which will be done online and class spaces will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please register early because we have limited space. All Scouts must be registered with the BSA before attending the College.

How do I register?
Registration will be handled on-line. We suggest that each troop have a single person do online registration for the entire troop.

How do I pay?
Send or drop off payment to the LHC Office:
Longhorn Council
Attn: Merit Badge College 33
850 Cannon Drive
Hurst, TX 76054

Make checks payable to Longhorn Council and please clearly indicate the Names and Unit affiliation of the boys covered by the payment. We prefer that troops pay with one check but individual scouts can pay as well.

How do I know which Classes I will be attending?
With the online registration you will be able to tell if there is room in each of the classes as you sign up. Also, a class schedule will be given to each scout on the mornings of January 7, 2017 and January 21, 2017.

Do the Scouts have to attend both Saturdays?
Yes. The Scout will need to attend on both Saturday's to complete the badge. Class size may determine if a badge is offered. There may be a minimum number of boys required in each class to determine if the badge is taught. Alternate MB will be substituted if necessary. Can I complete the Badges during the College? Each class could require some homework between sessions. Most badges can be completed during the College.

Can I only take one or two Merit Badges?
We prefer that each Scout take a full schedule of three merit badges. If you decide to take only one or two badges, please make arrangements to leave the facilities after your class. We do not have adult supervision available to monitor youth that are "roaming the halls". The cost of the event remains the same regardless of the number of MB classes taken.

All payments will be made by check. Please make all checks out to "Longhorn Council".