October 19, 2018

Boy Scouts to Earn Animation Merit Badge From UAT Professor

Boy Scouts Merit Badge

The Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council will participate in The Merit Badge University during the weekend of October 8-10, where each Boy Scout will choose to learn two merit badges including an option to earn a badge in Animation taught by UAT Art and Animation Professor Jorge Portillo. 

animation merit badge

Animation Merit Badge

Boy Scouts, ranging in age from 11-17, interested in the Animation Merit Badge will visit University of Advancing Technology for a tour on Saturday, Sept. 26, and will complete the onsite requirements prior to The Merit Badge University. 

Development Director Steve Pomerantz said, “This is the first year that The Merit Badge University has taken place in Phoenix and registration is almost full!”

Many local government services like City of Scottsdale Fire Department, Arizona Public Service, The Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Department of Transportation and more are involved with teaching merit badges in their field.

Other Merit Badge options include: Fire Safety, Aviation, Horsemanship, Crime Prevention, Sustainability, Emergency Preparedness, Search & Rescue, Energy, Fingerprinting, Safety, Family Life, Weather, Archeology, Metalwork, Geology, Space Exploration, Cycling, Engineering, Journalism, Animal Science, Communications, Environmental Science, and Fish & Wildlife Management.

UAT is excited to welcome the Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council to our technology-infused campus and we hope to inspire them to pursue careers in technology in the future! 

Who: Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council 

What: The Merit Badge University

When: Oct. 10, 2015 8 – 5 p.m. 

Where: LDS Church Stake Building: 1835 E. Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Why: Boy Scouts will earn Merit Badges in various fields

Event details: http://www.grandcanyonbsa.org/event/1747745

Learn more about the Animation Merit Badge here: www.scouting.org/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-ANMA.aspx

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