Signup open for two merit badge programs

Troop 18 is organizing programs for the Automotive Maintenance and Nuclear Science merit badges.

The Automotive Maintenance merit badge workshop will be held on Saturday, February 16 from 3pm – 4:30pm at Fields BMW in Northfield. A technician from Fields BMW will help the scouts learn and perform the requirements for the badge.

The Nuclear Science merit badge workshop will be held on Thursday, March 14, from 1pm-3pm at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Winnetka District 36 has conference days scheduled for Thursday-Friday March 14-15, so we’ve been able to schedule a session at Fermilab on a weekday — all Saturdays in 2013 were booked months ago. The workshop is part of the Lab’s education program, and will complete all of the requirements for the merit badge.

If more than five scouts sign up, we’ll need additional parents to drive. The tentative plan is to leave Winnetka at 11:30am for the drive to the lab, which is located in Warrenville.

You can sign up for both of these troop-sponsored merit badge programs using the online form at