Saturday, December 6, 2008


I was a merit badge counselor at our Troop 1201 Merit Badge Day event today. This was the first time I've done this. I signed up this last month to be a counselor for the Computer Merit Badge, just for this event. I expect that I'll be contacted about being a counselor for boys on occasion now.

I had two sessions with three boys each. I had so much to tell these boys that the first group didn't get their 5 minute break. I was showing them computer parts and how they go together, telling them the history of computers, explaining networking and the Internet, talking about upcoming technology and all the things that I am so passionate about. They were yawning up a storm by the end of the session. The second group was yawning too, but at least they got a 5 minute break.

All in all, the day went very well. Lot's of merit badges earned, and a number of partials too. The coordinator had been so concerned about how it would go, but she did a great job at putting it all together. Next time it can only get better.

2 comments:

2TooManyHats said...

LOL - I am sure you could have used the entire day to talk about your passion and still would not have gotten through all you wanted to tell those boys. So great that you do all this stuff for your boys :)

The Muse said...

Don't let those yawns fool you...that is a prerequisite to being a teenager, feign boredom at all times, at all costs! LOL

I am certain that your (as 2TooManyHats has said)passion came through and wise counsel and information was given and absorbed!

Kudos to you!