Citizenship in the Community is a great Eagle-required badge for younger scouts to start on. It’s a way to learn about our local community and also to get practice “doing a good turn.”
Troop 28 and Glencoe-based merit badge counselors are available for most Eagle-required merit badges as well as several electives. Scouts are encouraged to work with a variety of counselors both within and outside of the troop.
Troop 28 resources for the Eagle-required Personal Fitness merit badge, including several tracking log options and the CDC youth-adjusted BMI calculator.
First Aid is a great merit badge for new scouts to start with, and a life skill that will serve scouts well into adulthood. Many local organizations offer First Aid Merit Badge workshops periodically throughout the year including Evanston Recreation, the APO sorority at Northwestern University, Rolling Meadows Park District, and others. Troop 28 also has an in-house Merit Badge Counselor who will work with you to earn your First Aid Merit Badge so you can always “Be Prepared!” when you are needed.