MANHATTAN—The 25th annual Boy Scouts of America, Coronado Council, Konza District Merit Badge Conference and Target First Class Program will be hosted at Kansas State University on Saturday, April 28.
This year is special because it is the Silver Anniversary of the K-State Merit Badge Conference. We plan on having record attendance of over 1,050 Scouts and adult leaders from 118 Troops throughout Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri.
52 merit badge classes will be taught by 75 faculty members at K-State and experts from the Manhattan community. Merit badge classes will take place at Colbert Hills Golf Course, Manhattan Airport, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan Area Technical College, Manhattan Dental, Manhattan Fire Station, Riley County Historical Museum, and throughout the campus of Kansas State University.
Keynote speakers for the past 3 years have been Dr. Kirk Schulz (an Eagle Scout and 13th president of Kansas State University), Jerry Moran (Coronado Area Council Executive Committee member and US Senator for Kansas), and Richard Myers (a Star Scout, retired four-star general in the US Air Force, 15th Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, and 14th president of Kansas State University).
This year, Dr. Peter Dorhout (an Eagle Scout, award-winning Chemistry professor, and K-State’s Vice President for Research) will be the keynote speaker.
For more information, please visit Coronadoscout.org