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Boy Scout Troop 49
(Oconomowoc, Wisconsin)
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When we learn about upcoming Merit Badge Clinics, we will post them here.
Clinics are usually attended individually, not as a Troop.

Make sure you are working with an OFFICIAL MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR.

Local Merit Badge Clinics are posted on the following websites:

Potawatomi Area Council website:

Milwaukee Three Harbors website:

NovaCon STEM Merit Badge Clinic Dec 2

NovaCon STEM Fair  Saturday, December 2, 2017

Boy Scouts are invited to engage in the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics!

Scholarship Merit Badge will be able to be earned from 8AM-8:30AM by bringing documentation of achievement/improvement from their local school.

Boy Scouts can earn one of the following STEM merit badges:
Dentistry      DigitalTechnology     Electronics      Geology    
Graphic Arts     Plumbing      Programming     Robotics     Welding*

Merit Badge sessions are limited to the first 15 participants to register.

*WCTC requires Scouts to be 14 to take Welding.

Cost: $10
No Lunch will be provided
Suggest bringing a bag lunch

Location: WCTC

THIS IS NOT A TROOP EVENT, but several scouts usually go.

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Nuclear Science Merit Badge Clinic

Nuclear Science Merit Badge workshops are held in Spring and late Fall. 

Workshops are held at UW Madison.

Check website below for details including Dates, Registration Fees, Homework, Waivers, and Directions.

**This is NOT a Troop Event**

This is another great Merit Badge to earn. All of the information is on the website above.

Space is limited.

Questions or concerns about this form should be directed to:

Discovery World Merit Badge Clinics

Discovery Merit Badge Clinic Info Here
These are NOT Troop Events.

Railroading Merit Badge Clinic

Potawatomi Area Council Boy Scouts of America offers

Lionel Railroad Club
2721 S. Calhoun Road
New Berlin, WI 53151
(1/2 block north of Calhoun and Cleveland- West side of road - Rear of building)

Check out PAC website for the next date- February 2018.

Items to bring: Signed merit badge card
Please wear your Scout Uniform!

Earn the Railroading Merit Badge and learn about the operations of real railroading.
The Railroading Merit Badge book must be purchased and read PRIOR to the clinic.
Requirement 8A1 must be completed and brought to the clinic.
A patch will be provided.
Space is limited to the first 50 Scouts!

Scouts sign up individually unless a Troop parent coordinates the clinic as a Troop Event.

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Railroad MB Clinic 2015.pdf  

Merit Badges Counselors - special certifications

Follow the link below to find out which merit badges that Counselors need special qualifications or certifications in order to be an approved Counselor for:

Merit Badge Counselors List

For access to the Merit Badge Counselors list go to the MB Counselors List tab in the Private Site section. Follow the login instruction. This will give you access to the most up to date Merit Badge Counselors available in Potawatomi Area Council. Remember to work with approved Counselors.

Working with Approved Merit Badge Counselors

From time to time merit badge clinics and summer camps have individuals helping either teaching skills or testing the scouts for merit badges. This is allowed under BSA National guidelines, where it is not allowed is the signing off as approved on the blue card. This part can only be done by a trained and approved merit badge counselor. It is up to the attendees to ensure proper practices are being followed.

Here is an example: Scout attends a merit badge clinic and the merit badge counselor has some of his friends help with the requirements but they are not trained or approved to be counselors, this is allowed. The helpers are now signing off that the individual requirements are being completed, this is not allowed, helpers are to let approved counselors know the requirement has been fulfilled and that person signs as approved. The individual who is the actual counselor signs off as merit badge completed, keeps his copy and returns the remaining 2 blue card portions to the scout, this part is correct.

Merit badge clinics in our Council, Potawatomi Area Council, need approval through the Council office and the Council Advancement committee. Also if poor practices are being displayed during the merit badge clinic there is a form that can be filled out and submitted to our Council office to help this from not happening again. The form is found below.

Proper practices are taught during the training of merit badge counselors.
If you would like to be trained as a merit badge counselor contact Ed Marek:  ph:(262) 327-2776 or

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Reporting Merit Badge Counseling Concerns.pdf