Skip to content. Skip to main navigation.
Troop 355 will be offering Chess Merit Badge for the first time! Mr. Romey and Mr. Jagels will be the counselors, to be assisted by Turner Romey. In order to allow both beginners and experienced players the opportunity to take this class together, our counselors will offer a Beginners’ Clinic for beginners only, to be followed by two class sessions for all scouts taking the badge.
The schedule for this badge will be as follows:
1. Sunday, Jan. 27, 10:00 a.m. to noon: Beginners’ Clinic – scouts who don’t know how to play chess can learn the basic rules, and be ready for the first class session.
2. Monday, Feb. 4, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Class Session #1 – scouts will learn basic chess strategies and complete most of the badge requirements in this class.
3. Monday, Feb. 18, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Class Session #2 – scouts will play games against each other to satisfy the final requirement for the merit badge.
If you want to take this merit badge class but have not yet signed up, please email Mr. Romey to get on the list.