Boy Scouts of America, Greater Colorado Council

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CAP Merit Badge colleges

Merit Badge Colleges

Donald E. Scott Colorado Adventure Point (CAP) offers various Merit Badge Colleges. Scouts may come for one class or stay for the whole day and attend multiple classes.

Lunch is not provided, except where posted. Scouts need to bring a sack lunch and a beverage.

Scouts must also bring a signed Blue Card and if they are attending a Merit Badge College and a  signed Colorado Adventure Point Recreation Waiver.

Spring Forward to Eagle merit badges

Citizenship Merit Badge Workshop

Often underappreciated due to the dry subject matter, the Citizenship Merit Badges are often left to the end of a Scout’s Eagle journey. This class aims to change that by offering all three merit badges; Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, and Citizenship in the World, taught as single two-day course learning what it means to be a citizen of one’s community, nation and world. The course will focus on group work and an engaging, fun and informative way to teaching these vital merit badges.


In this class, Scouts will learn from experienced cooking instructors a vital skill of adulthood; feeding themselves. Using our training kitchen and the patrol method, Scouts will not only learn how to plan meals for camping trips, but how to plan and execute meals for themselves and their families.

Lunch is included with this class.

Family Life, Personal Management and Personal Fitness – Three Month Merit Badge Workshop

In two classes separated by three months, Scouts will spend the first class earning requirements and working together to accomplish tasks. Scouts will also create a Google document log so that they may keep records of improvement as the badges stipulate. 

Parents, the Merit Badge Counselor and Scout leader will have access to this log to help remind the Scout to keep it up to date.

At the second class three months later, Scouts have the opportunity to display their results and to finish any remaining requirements.

First Aid and E-Prep

In this combined class, Scouts will learn the vital skills to save themselves and others from hazardous situations. Guided by our experienced staff in the field of emergency medicine, Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Merit Badges in a single day intensive course. Please make sure you have your Scout book to verify that you have reached the rank of First Class.

merit badge Classes

Archery Merit Badge

Scouts will be introduced to the basics of classical archery, as well as, learning the tools of the Fletcher’s trade. Along the way, Scouts will learn concentration and focus with a particular emphasis on the value of patience and practice.

Climbing Merit Badge

Scouts will utilize our full size climbing gym while learning tips and tricks from veteran climbers. Scouts will learn proper placements of hands and feet to properly ascend and descend walls. A particular emphasis on safety and caution will be central to this class.

Metalwork Merit Badge

Scouts will experience the unique challenges of working with heat tempered and molten metals while learning to distinguish between metals of differing quality.

Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

Scouts will be introduced to the basics of marksmanship as well as, learning some of the procedures of firearms operations. Along the way, Scouts will learn discipline and practice with a particular focus on safety procedures.

Welding Merit Badge

In this all day intensive course Scouts will learn the basics of MiG welding whilst earning their Welding merit badge. Guided by our industry professional welding instructor, Scouts will learn how to safely operate welding equipment and learn more about the greater welding industry.

Wood Work Merit Badges

Scouts will learn the basics of hand and power tooling and when the use of each of more appropriate.

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