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(Phillips, Wisconsin)
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Troop 540

Phillips Wisconsin

Troop 540 at Tesomas Scout Camp - 2017

Chartered by St. John Lutheran Church

We are in the Heart of Wisconsin's "Great Northwoods"

Troop 540 is a part of Northwoods District in the SAMOSET COUNCIL.

Troop 540 has earned the Gold "Journey To Excellence" Award again for 2017.

Moving Along the Eagle Trail

Congratulations to our recently advancing Scouts!

Owen Roe - Star
Lokesh Kumaravel - Life
Jacob Difrances - Tenderfoot
John Felch - 2nd Class
Nathan Nikkila - 2nd Class
Ryan Griebel - 2nd Class
Alec Bjork - 2nd Class
William Franson - Tenderfoot

Ethan Lundborg – Eagle 5/24/2017 (Troop Eagle #117)

Alec Bjork - 1st Class
John Felch - 1st Class
William Franson - 2nd Class
Parker Reinke - Life
Donavon Acker - Star
Nathan Nikkila - 1st Class

Who will take the leap to be next on the list?

Troop 540 Main Activities Through July, 2018

Dates & Times may be subject to change

February 9-11 - Northwoods District Winter Camporee at Tomahawk Troop 548 Scout Island

February 26 - 1st Troop Court of Honor for 2018

March 9-11 - Ice Fishing Campout at Tucker Lake

March 17 - Samoset Council University of Scouting

April 14-16 - Environmental Science Merit Badge Campout at Flambeau Canoe Base

April 27-29 - Northwoods District Spring Camporee at Hanna Venture Base

June 29-July 1 - Biking Campout near Boulder Junction

July 22-28 - Summer Camp week at Tesomas Scout Camp

Boy Scout Troop 540 - Phillips, Wisconsin

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Last Updated: February 7, 2018

How to Earn a Merit Badge

Earning merit badges should be Scout initiated, Scout researched, and Scout learned. It should be hands-on and interactive, and should not be modeled after a typical school classroom setting. Instead, it is meant to be an active program so enticing to young men that they will want to take responsibility for their own full participation.

The recommended process for earning merit badges

  1. The Scout develops an interest in a merit badge and may begin working on the requirements.
  2. The Scout discusses his interest in the merit badge with his unit leader.
  3. The unit leader signs a blue card and provides the Scout with at least one counselor contact.
  4. The Scout contacts the counselor.
  5. The counselor considers any work toward requirements completed prior to the initial discussion with the unit leader.
  6. The Scout, his buddy and the counselor meet (often several times).
  7. The Scout finishes the requirements.
  8. The counselor approves completion.
  9. The Scout returns the signed blue card to his unit leader, who signs the applicant record section of the blue card.
  10. The unit leader gives the Scout the applicant record.
  11. The unit reports the merit badge to the council.
  12. The Scout receives his merit badge.

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