On Saturday, October 15, 2016, my son participated in the Annual Atlanta Area Boy Scout Council Merit Badge Clinic at Oglethorpe University. This was his second year participating in this huge event, and I can say that he had a wonderful experience both times! Last year, he completed his electronics merit badge there, and this year, his space exploration badge.
Students and volunteers from Georgia Institute of Technology led the space exploration workshop yesterday. Everyone was very friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and helpful to the boys. The highlight of the workshop was being able to shoot off actual rockets, something that my son has never done before. Learning and participating in the merit badge clinic has supported and further fueled his interest in space exploration, planet study, and astronomy.
Thank you to all who hosted, arranged, and led this great clinic of 25 workshops for the benefit of 100s (400-500, possibly) of boys. We returned for another time this year because of the great experience enjoyed from last year. It is wonderful that our area can host such an educational and enjoyable clinic for the scouts!