Boy Scouts gather for 'Merit Badge College' in Mason
More than 100 scouts from the Monadnock region gathered at Mason Elementary School for the opportunity to earn merit badges in subjects ranging from music to aviation.
Also in wood carving was Trevor Stevens, 12, of Swanzey, a member of Troop 311, who said he enjoyed both wood carving and the electricity class he took.
Eagle Scout Ron Dube, 71, of Mason started the Merit Badge College 12 years ago to help scouts along the path to becoming an Eagle Scout.
To earn the badges, the scouts have to return two more Saturdays in March to complete the courses.
"If they are diligent enough, they can earn the badges. If they aren't, they don't earn them," Dube said.
About 25 percent of the Boy Scouts in the region attended, as well as some from outside the district.
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