Archives for January 2013

New Merit Badge Procedures

This is a busy time of year for the Troop, as we work together on merit badges and as our scouts pursue merit badges in programs run by our Potawatomi District, by neighboring Councils, by outside organizations such as Morton Arboretum, and by scouts working directly with merit badge counselors.

To help make certain that scouts have the blue cards they need to record progress and completion of merit badge requirements, we’ve created an online form that should be used to request a blue card signed by a scoutmaster. That form can be accessed at On the Monday before each troop meeting, the database will be checked and blue cards will be prepared for and brought to the meeting. A one-page overview is available to provide more information on the online form and the process.

Welcome to Our New Blog

Welcome to the blog for Winnetka Troop 18, part of the latest update to our website. The blog will be a place where scouts and leaders share information about things we’ve done, things we’re working on, and things we’re planning or considering for the future. We’ll also provide links to interesting and relevant material we’ve found.