Boy Scouts of America, Snowports Merit Badge
The Homewood Snowsports School provides dedicated instructors for downhill (alpine) skiing and snowboarding; nordic skiing not available.
Requirements: Each Scout must arrive with an approved “Application for Merit Badge" (Blue Card) signed by the applicant’s unit leader. Each Scout is responsible to make their reservation on any of the below dates. Reservations should be obtained at least seven days in advance.
The merit badge process takes approximately two hours and a valid Homewood Mountain Resort lift ticket (all lifts) is required. The Scout Buddy System applies. Each Scout must be able to discuss and demonstrate their snowsports skills at the intermediate level for the appropriate discipline.
Appropriate training may be obtained through lessons offered at the Homewood Snowsports School. Completion of the Snowsports Merit Badge Workbook is recommended. Each Scout is required to read the current Snowsports Merit Badge pamphlet and be able to discuss and demonstrate all requirements.
Merit Badge testing is by reservation only.
2013-14 Testing dates:
- Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
- Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
- Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014
- Sunday, March 2, 2014
- Sunday, March 16, 2014
- Sunday, April 6, 2014
Please meet at the Magic Carpet at the North Lodge at 1:30 p.m. on all testing dates.
For questions and more information, please contact Garry Cox (registered with Nevada Area Council, High Sierra District, Reno, Nev.), Homewood Mountain Resort Snowsports School, 530-584-6844, firstname.lastname@example.org.