March 26, 2016

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
5028 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Provided as an opportunity for counselors and Scouts to meet and work on merit badges

Preregistration: Begins Feb 17.  Deadline is MARCH 19 2016 9:00pm. After that date/time any remaining open seats will be filled on a first come first serve basis on the morning of the event beginning at 8:00 AM with check-in.


It is your responsibility to see what, if any, requirements you need to complete before class.  Check for pre-requisites in the merit badge book if there is nothing listed on the class schedule.

Bring a Blue Card.  Requirements will be signed off for those that you have completed.

Sign-ups for merit badge classes are required before the day of the workshop- please contact the counselor directly.

Some classes may be available the day of the workshop, but are not guaranteed.


Associations with adults, making arrangements with people they do not know, is a big part of the value of the merit badge program.  Require your Scout to handle the preparations, email and phone call and contacts.

We can use a few of you to help during the day, especially in the morning.  Contact Steve Ganowsky  ganowsky@sbcglobal.net


You are in control of the prerequisites, the size of your class and the time that you need to your specifications.  You can help for just a couple of  hours, or all day.  The Workshop will consist of 4 basic sessions, each 1 ½ hours in length.

To make this a successful event, we need your help: Counselors please sign up to teach a merit badge.  Steve Ganowsky  ganowsky@sbcglobal.net

Currently Available Merit Badges

Session 1 A 9:00 am – 12:10 pm (includes 10-minute break)

Personal Fitness -Dana Hammon danahammon@yahoo.com
Complete Requirements 1a, 7, 8

Citizenship in the Nation – Keith Brownley kbrownley@troygould.com
Complete Requirements 2, 3, 8

Geology – Mike Havstad mrmikerh@gmail.com

Coin Collecting – Bruce Hodge bdhodge@sbcglobal.net
Complete Requirements 6, 7, 9d, bring a collection of coins

Engineering – Curtis Morrissette curtism@rawlingsmechanical.com

Hiking –  Steve Ganowsky ganowsky@sbcglobal.net
Complete 1, 2, 3, & 4 in the work book and be prepared to discuss your answers with the group, 5-10 mile hike come prepared to go day hiking.

Mountain Biking – David Asplund asplundd@byu.net  and Scott LaBass scottlabass@gmail.com