Area scouts “Get Prepared” at Merit Badge University on December 11

?Be prepared,? is the motto of the Boy Scouts of America.  Preparedness takes the form of earning merit badges on a variety of topics throughout a scout?s career.  Earning badges provides a sense of accomplishment and works to create a well-rounded and capable boy scout.

On December 11, 2010, area boy scouts can attend Merit Badge University at Penn State Greater Allegheny.  The day is sponsored by the Lion Ambassadors of Penn State Greater Allegheny.  The purpose of the event is to provide Scouts an opportunity to earn merit badges.  Each scout can take either two half-day classes or one full-day class. Badge workshops include:  Art, Citizenship of the Community, Citizenship of the Nation, Citizenship of the World, Crime Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Engineering, Fire Safety, First Aid, Leatherwork (additional fee of $7.00), Photography, Public Speaking, and Traffic Safety.  There is a $10 fee to attend Merit Badge University and registration is required.

Driving directions to Penn State Greater Allegheny and an overview of the campus map are available. 

For more information, contact Mary Jane Popovich at 412-881-5950.