ROCK SPRINGS — Boy Scouts received 38 merit badges and eight rank advancements April 16 at Troop 85’s court of honor.
The meeting began with a flag ceremony led by Cameron May and an opening prayer by Conner Murray. Scoutmaster Neal Asper shared a video taken of the troop working on the Snow Sports merit badge. Scouts had to learn basic first aid, explain the international trail-marking system, tell the meaning of the Your Responsibility Code, explain the Smart Style safety program and tell the meaning of the Wilderness Use Policy. They then had to complete all of the requirements for one of the following options: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing. Instead of doing only one of the options, troop members had the opportunity to do all four.
Asper then presented troop members with the merit badges and rank advancements that they had earned since the last court of honor. Merit badges included those for Snow Sports, Camping, Coin Collecting, Citizenship in the World, Collections, Basketry and Fingerprinting.
Alex Croft and Koen Asper received their Scout badges. Asper also received his Tenderfoot. Cameron May received both Second Class and First Class badges. Conner Murray was awarded the rank of First Class. Seth Atkinson and Zach Croft received Life badges.
The meeting ended with a closing flag ceremony and a closing prayer by Lucas Jensen.