Circle Ten Council - 2020 TFFC MBU

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Texas Fin-Fur-Con

Fins, Feathers, and Conservation

Merit Badge University and Trail to First Class Day

WHAT:     Annual Merit Badge University and Trail to First Class event with a focus on the outdoors, wildlife, and conservation; in partnership with Circle Ten Council, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC).

WHEN:     Saturday, October 10, 2020.  8:30 am to 5:00 pm (3-hour Morning and 3-hour afternoon sessions)

WHERE:     Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, 5550 FM 2495, Athens, TX 75752 (approx. 75 miles southeast of Dallas)

COST:     Cost $20 for Scouts, $10 for adult Scout leaders, No cost for Staff

Make it a fun, family event! Family members are invited to come and enjoy a visit to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, a world-class museum and 90-acre facility that combines visitation and outdoor education, and a production fish hatchery. Its mission is to provide an educational, entertaining visitor experience that promotes freshwater sport fishing and the enhancement, conservation and stewardship of aquatic resources in Texas. For all the details about planning your Family visit, check out the TFFC site.

Below is the listing of all of the classes that will be offered (unless otherwise indicated all badges/classes will be offered in both the AM and PM sessions).

  • 3-Hour Conservation Project
  • Archeology
  • Archery
  • Bird Study**
  • Energy
  • Environmental Science*
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Forestry
  • Geocaching
  • Geology
  • Insect Study
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature
  • Orienteering
  • Pioneering
  • Plant Science
  • Reptile and Amphibian Study
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Sustainability*
  • Trail to 1st Class - (2nd Class)***
  • Trail to 1st Class - (Tenderfoot)**
  • Weather

Admission to the TFFC for family members is separate from Scout admission to the MBU event. However, families choosing to visit the TFFC while their Scout(s) attend the MBU may purchase meal tickets at $10 each and have lunch with their Scout. Meal tickets will be available for purchase during MBU registration 

For Event Info, contact Tanner Lynd

For Circle Ten reservation questions, contact Kember Hall.

Help wanted!  BSA registered adult Merit Badge Counselors and other support staff needed. Do you need a Wood Badge Ticket or OA Service Hours? Contact Chip Perryman the Event Chair. 

​​* Eagle Required MB

** Offered in AM ONLY

*** Offered in PM ONLY