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Boy Scouts of America: Exploration Merit Badge Event

The Exploration Merit Badge is a new badge offered by the Boy Scouts.

This event offers you access to a select group of people at the forefront of exploration. The Explorers Club is offering a day of adventure, where Scouts can come and meet real field explorers.

Join us for a peak into the world of exploration, Saturday November 4, 2017, 10:00AM to 4:00PM at our Club Headquarters located at 46 East 70th St, New York, NY 10021, between Park Avenue and Madison Ave.

The event will offer you access too explorers covering a wide range of topics. There will be several presentations on exploration around the world, and a peek in to our contributions to exploration for more than 100 years.

The club will be open all day, but for the badge you only need to attend for a few hours, to satisfy several of the requirements; then schedule a follow-up with a councilor to complete the merit badge at a later date.

Full uniform required.


10:00 am - Registration opens
10:20 am - Opening Ceremonies
10:30 am - J.R. Harris, How to Travel in the Wilderness & Martin Kraus, Diving
10:55 am - Carl Schuster, Research & K.G. Hammonds, Geology
11:20 am - James Sisti, Mountaineering: Planning, Training, and Expeditions & Aza Derman, Paleontology
11:45 am - Dr. Ken Kamler, Mt. Everest & Roberta Kravette, Expeditions
12:10 pm - Charles McDermid, Foreign Correspondent & Jeanne Wilcke, Micronesia Explorer: Citizen’s Climate Lobby
12:35 pm - Aleks Rikhterman, Solo Travel/Film & Peter Lenahan, Caving
1:00 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Tours of the Club
2:00 pm - Explorer interviews and time to Write Reports, and submit to the councilors, get requirements Signed off
4:15 pm - Closing Ceremonies

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Date: November 4, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Explorers Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Reservation Notes:

To register, visit:

Note that Requirements 7 & 8 MUST BE COMPLETED & BROUGHT to receive a complete!

For a description of prerequisites 7 and 8, visit:

Cost of the event is $5. Please email Jason Toledano at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for any dietary restrictions regarding pizza.

ATTENTION: Please bring $5 in CASH to the event for lunch.

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