Help Support the Metalwork Merit Badge
Booth at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree
Coordinated by your fellow ABANA Members
This is a courtesy announcement about the Boy Scouts of America's 2010 National Scout Jamboree that will held at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The Boy Scout Metalwork Merit Badge program is supported by ABANA members around the world.
The contents of this email message is fairly long and the message is important. So take a few minutes to read about the work being done by fellow ABANA members.
Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested.
Rome H. Hutchings,
ABANA Member Services
The Metalwork Merit Badge will once again be part of the Merit Badge Midway at the 2010 Boy Scouts of America National Scout Jamboree being held at Fort A.P. Hill from July 26th through August 4th.
In 2005 the Metalwork Merit Badge was the second largest booth on the Midway and in the 2010 National Scout Jamboree it will be placed in a featured position to help draw Scouts into the Midway. Smoke from our forges will draw scouts like a magnet.
During the 2001 and the 2005 National Scout Jamborees it was common for forty or fifty Jamboree participants to line up outside the booth an hour before it opened, even though the Scouts had to sit in the sun on a hot and muggy July day.
Once the Metalwork Merit Badge Booth opened up, that line rarely got any shorter. At the 2010 Jamboree scouts will once again be given an opportunity to earn the Metalwork Merit Badge with the assistance of almost fifty volunteer Metalwork Merit Badge counselors.
Our goal this year is to teach blacksmithing, tinsmithing, and foundry to at least 500 scouts. This merit badge is being offered at no cost to the scouts.
ABANA has helped get us started, but we are seeking support of fellow ABANA blacksmiths willing to help us put on this activity.
Please consider donating to help cover materials, fuel, and tool costs. Donations of any size will be appreciated, but to show our appreciation for your support, anyone giving a donation of $20 or more will receive a thank-you gift of a Metalwork Merit Badge hat pin commemorating our appearance at the 2010 Scout Jamboree.
To help, send your donation directly to the address below along with a self-addressed and stamped envelope.
BSA Jamboree Hat Pin Contact:
12553 Danbury Way
Rosemount, MN 55068
Thank you very much for your
Learn More about the 2010 National Scout Jamboree:
Andrew G. Hagemann, Booth Coordinator
Metalwork Merit Badge Booth
2010 National Scout Jamboree
23 Azalea Drive
Newport News, VA 23602
Home Phone: 757.874-8160
Cell Phone: 757.879-8638