Category Archive: Merit Badges

Mar 07 2017

Pioneering at Elizabeth Furnace

Troop 349’s March Campout to Elizabeth Furnace recreation area, located in the George Washington National Forest, will focus on the Pioneering merit badge. The Pioneering merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.

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Nov 13 2015

Shooting Sports Campout

The Troop 349 shooting sports campout will be from November 20 through November 22. Shooting will be at the Clark Brothers Shooting Range, camping will be at Sky Meadows State Park.   Campout Packet

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Apr 22 2015

Marriott Ranch Horseback Riding Campout

It is time to ride! On this trip we plan to be primarily working on the Horsemanship Merit Badge while at the Marriott Ranch. While riding along the scenic trail you will see longhorn cattle, and pass through the “Marriott Forks” Western Town and Paradise Valley. Your guide will point out many other points of interest …

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Mar 18 2015

Pioneering at Elizabeth Furnace

Elizabeth Furnace was a blast furnace in the Shenandoah Valley that was used to create pig iron from 1836 – 1888 using Passage Creek for water power. Iron ore was mined nearby, purified in the furnace, and then pig iron was transported over the Massanutten Mountain to the South Fork of the Shenandoah River for …

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