Category Archives: Merit Badge Events

District or Council sponsored Merit Badge events

Meriting with the Experts: Railroading – March 14th

Meriting with the Experts: Railroading – March 14th

In partnership with Amtrak, Amtrak Cascades, and ODOT 

Please join us for the Railroading Merit Badge at the Portland’s Union Station on Saturday, March 14th for a Railroading merit badge day. This workshop is filling fast and is available for Boy Scouts only.  Don’t delay!
This is a great opportunity to meet professionals in the railroad industry and learn from their experience.  This event will cost $25 per Scout and registration is open now. Adults are encouraged to attend for free, but must also register.  We could also use the help of merit badge counselors at the event. Registration is open at now!

Aviation Merit Badge Event

Aviation Merit Badge Event

Calling on all Scouts

The Cascade Pacific Council is teaming up with Horizon/Alaska Airline for a two-day Aviation Merit Badge event. The dates of this event will be Friday evening, May 15th and Saturday May 16th, 2015. Registration for the event opens March 14, 2015. Scouts must be age 12 or older by the day of the event. Registration fee is $15.00.

Merit Badge Counselors Needed
We are in need of Aviation Merit Badge Counselors for this event. Horizon/Alaska Airlines and the Council’s goal are to have 50 Aviation Merit Badge Counselors available for this event. If you are interested in assisting as an Aviation Merit Badge counselor, please contact Rob McDonald at 503-245-2564 (home) as soon as possible.

Meriting with the Experts: Composite Materials – November 8 & 9

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In partnership with Miles Fiberglass & Composites and other partnering organizations we are proud to offer this opportunity. There will be 1 group of 40 Scouts that will work for 2 sessions to earn their Composite Materials merit badge.

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Digital Technologies merit badge at Microsoft – Tuesdays, November 4 thru December 9

Digital technology is part of almost everything we do these days. The Digital Technology Merit Badge is all about using, understanding and appreciating digital technology including computers, tablets, cell phones, and even computer-controlled coffee pots. You’ll even learn about digital technology rights and how to be environmentally friendly with digital technology.

For six Tuesday evenings in November and December, from 6PM- 8PM, the Microsoft Store will hold classes to help Boy Scouts earn the Digital Technology Merit Badge. Scouts only need to attend one session.,1614443,1614444,1614445,1614446,1614447


Meriting with the Experts: Woodwork

Registration opens tomorrow…October 24, 2014. The event will be held in Portland on November 28th – 29th (this is a 2 day event) in Portland.

For full details and to register go to

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Opportunity with Clatsop County

For full details click JOTA flyer

“Re: Scouts and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), I’ve had a couple scouts contact me this past year for an interview and tour of the new EOC to satisfy requirements for the ‘Emergency Preparedness’ merit badge.  Please spread the word that we are thrilled to offer this resource to local scouts and encourage any boys interested in earning the E-Prep badge to contact us.”



Tiffany Brown

Emergency Manager

Clatsop County Emergency Mgmt

800 Exchange Street, Suite 400

Astoria, OR 97103

503.325.8645 (Phone)

503.338.3605 (Fax)

Meriting with the Experts: Willamette Aviation


Join the adventure and earn your Aviation Merit Badge!

WHEN: Saturday, August 2, 2014 9am-3:30pm
LOCATION: Willamette Aviation, Aurora State Airport
COST: $30 per Scout

The workshop runs from 9:00 to 3:30 and the cost is $30 per Scout with some of the funds going to support the STEM initiative. Scouts will need to bring their own lunch.

Scouts should acquire and read the Youth Aviation Adventure packet prior to attending the merit badge session. (available on the registration page)
It is strongly encouraged that Scouts be at least 12 years old to participate.

Objectives Meet the Aviation Merit Badge Requirements:
Review the basics: define “aircraft”, uses of aircraft, how airfoil generates lift, how propellers generate thrust, forces in flight, primary control surfaces and how they affect an airplane’s attitude.
Explain recreational pilot and private pilot certificates, and instrument rating.
Explore three career opportunities in aviation industry
Plot a course using an aeronautical chart and fly the course using flight simulator software.
Build and fly the foam flyer FPG-9glider

Registration will open June 6th at